I was idly "scratching my nose" and scanning the news on my iPhone today in the eerie early morning calm that occasionally exists at my house, in that brief span between my awakening and four children racing to get ready for school.
One of the casualties of the smartphone era is the historic male achievement of skillfully cleaning one’s schnozz while simultaneously re-adjusting one’s - er - pockets, surely one of the seminal triumphs of billions of years of steady evolutionary revision. Sadly, most of us can’t manage those two critical tasks and interact with our crackphones all at the same time.
We occupy the crass side of the gender equation, undoubtedly. For those of you who hold Donald Trump to be exemplar extraordinaire of this very sort of thing, I invite you to take a few moments to consider Scott van Wynsberghe’s startling review in Friday's National Post of former President Lyndon “The Lord of Lewdness” Johnson’s spectacularly inappropriate behavior during his Oval Office tenure. “All the way with LBJ” was rather more than a campaign slogan, it seems - Donald by comparison seems a jewel of decorum and restraint. Read the rest of this entry »