I was debating whether or not to link to this Instapundit link to a “pick-up artist’s” (PUA) defensive dismissal of Glenn’s and Kay Hymowitz’s dismissal of the entire PUA thing, and then I asked myself why I was debating. And then I realized that it was because I know that if I do then there’s a non-trivial chance that a bunch of sex nerds will then descend upon my comments section and attempt to digital alpha-male it via the use of spurious logic*. In other words, merely an aesthetic issue on my part.
Well, when it comes to geekery in a topic that I am not a hardcore geek in, there’s only one group that gets to do that here, and it’s these guys:
[watches the video]
Good God. I actually have to put this video under the fold. It’s kind of NSFW:
Anyway, those guys have earned a little bit of alpha-geek status.
*30% of arguing on the Internet involves the brazen attempt to equate one side’s core assumptions with objective reality. 30% is getting huffy when people refuse to let you do that. 25% is not understanding the difference between ad hominem and “direct insult.” 10% is pure tu quoque. 5% is made-up statistics. All of these numbers are rounded up: you can find the percentage of actual debate lurking in the wainscoting, as Ken Hite might say.