Like a lot of folks, I’m a bit bemused by all the flap-doodle about “pronouns.” I’ve only once been asked for my “pronouns.” The ask was at the beginning of a project planning meeting, where everyone in a Zoom call was asked to give a brief introduction and to “present their pronouns.”
When my turn came, I gave my brief introduction and stopped. The host asked “would you like to give your preferred pronouns?”
There was a brief, somewhat awkward silence, and the meeting went on.
In my experience that’s the best way to handle things like this. Simply refuse to engage in the virtue-signal. Nine times out of ten, that ends it. People move on. A couple of the people in the Zoom may have thought I was an asshole, but I’ve long since stopped worrying about crap like that.
On To the Links!
Inflation in 2020 highest since 1982. Some of us remember 1982. Things weren’t so hot.
Speaking of embarrassing: Heels-Up Harris spits out a content-free word salad.
This Week’s Idiots:
What a self-absorbed, whiny idiot. But then, it’s Slate, so…
This Week’s Cultural Edification:
Thanks to commenter Andrew Robson for the tip to this week’s video.
In the late Seventies and early Eighties, Pat Benatar was kind of a big deal in rock & roll. Her videos were regulars on MTV back when MTV actually played music. One of her better-known tunes was 1979’s Heartbreaker, from the album In The Heat Of The Night – and, yeah, Pat was pretty hot.
But on one episode of Country Music Television’s show Crossroads, Pat appeared, still looking pretty damn good. She shared vocals on Heartbreaker with country songbird Martina McBride. In addition to the singing, watch the interaction between the two; especially how Pat looks at Martina for the first minute or so.
Here’s that tune, with live video; enjoy.