Sunday, August 06, 2017

Sunday Reads

No surprise Lena Dunham is a flaming narcissist.

This guy needs to throw away the evo psych books and stop hanging around the Reddit "Red Pill" group. What a bunch of nonsense. Women are widely sexually harassed, even assaulted, in male-dominated fields. THAT is one of the major, if not THE major, reason women are not in these fields in great numbers.

BTW, women are denigrated paywise all down the line in occupations because men as a group want it that way. They want women to be financially dependent on them, especially force them into marriage, and therefore men get the sexual access they think they are entitled. That is the ONLY reason the pay gap exists between the sexes, not lifestyle reasons, biological differences, women popping in and out of the labor force, and so forth. Men as a group will NOT tolerate women's financial independence from them. Women alone are a slap in the face to men.

Obituary rerun: The New York Times made actor Ty Hardin's death official when his widow confirmed his death to the paper. Hardin died last Thursday at the age of 87.

I mentioned his death on a blog post last Friday.

He was married eight times.


Mr. Hardin was born Orison Whipple Hungerford Jr. on Jan. 1, 1930, in Manhattan. His parents divorced when he was 2, and his mother, the former Gwendolyn Burnett, took him and his brother to live in Houston and then at her mother’s farm outside Austin, Tex. His grandmother gave him the nickname Ty.

After graduating from Lamar High School in Houston he attended Blinn Junior College in Brenham, Tex., on a football scholarship and studied for a semester at the Dallas Bible Institute.

He enlisted in the Army and, after attending officer candidate school, underwent flight training and flew light aircraft while stationed in West Germany during the Korean War. After leaving the Army, he studied electrical engineering at Texas A&M, where he played tight end for Bear Bryant. A few weeks before graduation, Mr. Hardin left college to work as an acoustical research engineer at Douglas Aircraft in Santa Monica, Calif.

While shopping for a Halloween costume, he was spotted by a talent scout for Paramount Pictures, who arranged a screen test that led to a seven-year contract and the films “The Space Children” and “I Married a Monster From Outer Space.”

His career continued for a number of years, but then he got into tax trouble with the IRS and went off the deep end politically. He was involved not just in anti-tax groups, but he was found to have had racist literature from Aryan Nation types.

After that, Hardin lived a quiet life.

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