Linkage is good.

Linkage #1: Captain Capitalism

I recently found the captain’s site as a result of all of the traffic he was kindly sending my way.  Liking him already, I took a look at his site.  Not only does he have good taste in the blogs he links to, but he is an Economist in the Manosphere, who likes guns, and has a softer side.

I swear, it is like looking in the mirror!

He has a nice variety to choose from.  If you like your manosphere analysis served with a high dose of economic charty goodness (great term!), then you will no doubt enjoy this piece where he applies economic principles to the question of some women overestimating their value in the marriage market.  If you prefer your analysis with more of a manosphere edge, then this piece should be to your liking.

Linkage #2: Solomon II  (March 10th:  Solomon’s site is down, but he posted the same article on the spearhead so I have changed the link).

I know, I already linked to him twice in the last few weeks.  But it isn’t my fault.  Solomon is to blame for continuing to write such outstanding posts.  I simply can’t help myself.  In his Elevator Speech post, he applies his business acumen to the question of how the Manosphere can get its word out:

A woman’s character is of utmost importance.  A woman’s past actions matter.  In fact, her past matters more than anything else because it reveals the character she developed during her impressionable years.  A woman may change what she does, but she can’t change who she is or repair her reputation.  Like hot or cold water eventually comes back to room temperature when no external forces are present, so a woman returns to her base character level when no external forces are present.  If you choose to be a woman’s external force in order to exact a temperature change within her, don’t be surprised when she reverts to her room temperature character the moment you’re not around.

That is just a taste.  Read the full post here.  For those of you who prefer a kinder, gentler manosphere, may I suggest his very moving description of his former wife: Solomon II’s Confession.  If you prefer more straight up discussion of game and pickup, I think you will appreciate Proverb 21: Special Needs Girls

Linkage #3: The Lost Art of Self-Preservation (for Women)

Grerp has expanded on the question of schadenfreude raised in the comments to my Hamster 500 post in her post:  The manosphere’s spinster schadenfreude

If you already know grerp and you haven’t yet read her post, I don’t have to tell you that you want to.  If you don’t already know grerp, what are you wasting your time here for?  Lay in something to eat and drink near the computer and put on some comfy clothes and start reading.  Don’t worry, she has a handy blogroll feature which will alert you when my next post is out.

As to the question of why I care about women’s chances of marriage after a certain age, I think it was precisely what Roissy would call squid ink.  Generally I know I’m on to something when the hamster rationalization geiger counter pegs, and the shaming language goes up to 11.  Mutually exclusive denials of the fact and accusations that I’m being cruel to those suffering from what was just denied tend to also confirm to me that I’m very much on the right track.  I’ll now add a more specific litmus test of “why do you care about this topic so much” as a sure indicator that I’ve hit paydirt.

If you require further proof, consider the fact that in my Hamster 500 post I secretly included images of cute furry hamsters doing things like driving pink cars and waving a checkered flag.  Normally this is chick crack of the first order, but none of my female readers even noticed.  Some made logical arguments about the point, others were hysterical about it, but the emotion of the topic was so powerful it overwhelmed the cuteness of the hamsters!

Seriously.  It has had those cute pictures all along.  Those images you saw instead with me juggling kittens while clubbing a baby seal were strictly in your mind. Open up the page and walk away from your PC for 10 minutes.  Then come back and look at the screen from 10 feet away.  You will see what I mean.

Linkage #4: Hooking Up Smart

Susan has an interesting post up on Understanding the Nature of Male Attraction.  She even has data!  Enjoy.

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13 Responses to Linkage is good.

  1. Susan Walsh says:

    Thank you Dalrock, you rock!

  2. dalrock says:

    Thanks Susan! Likewise!

    BTW, did you check out the post with the youtube vid of the pugs just below this one?

  3. Zammo says:

    That Solomon II guy is quite good!

  4. grerp says:

    Dalrock, you are too kind. Thanks for the linkage. As for the hamsters, it may be that it’s the time of year. When it gets cold the mice start coming in the house, and you have to set traps. Hamsters look a lot like mice, and mice aren’t so cute when they are in your house.

    [D: Not being kind, just being honest. You always find ways to turn an issue over and get people looking at it another way, which of course leads to fascinating discussions on your comment section.]

  5. nothingbutthetruth says:

    I think I am the only one I wrote about the cuteness of the pictures, but I am a man. I am amazed that no woman had realized that. This was genius, Dalrock.

    [D: Thanks!]

  6. Thag Jones says:

    I didn’t notice because I don’t find hamsters cute – they’re smelly rodents, and putting them in little pink cars still doesn’t sell them to me. Guess I’m heartless.

  7. Guardial says:

    Grerp was just trying to distract from your main point of women’s “hamster wheel of rationalization.” Tough to do with your title of “The Rationalization Hamster 500” and all the cute hamsters plus hamster carts.

    [D: I’m pretty sure grerp doesn’t have a hamster.]

    Thanks for bringing the hamster wheel of rationalization back to front and center.

    [Thanks!]

  8. nothingbutthetruth says:

    Hehe. I am sending your hamster pictures to a girl right now. She is delighted.

    “Hamster Picture Game” is born!

  9. J says:

    A woman’s character is of utmost importance. A woman’s past actions matter. In fact, her past matters more than anything else because it reveals the character she developed during her impressionable years.

    That’s equally true for men IMHO. Why would a decent woman put herself in the hands of a man of lesser character of let such a man father her children?

    Like hot or cold water eventually comes back to room temperature when no external forces are present, so a woman returns to her base character level when no external forces are present. If you choose to be a woman’s external force in order to exact a temperature change within her, don’t be surprised when she reverts to her room temperature character the moment you’re not around.

    Makes me wonder about men relying on game to keep a relationship going long term with a woman of incompatible character.

    I secretly included images of cute furry hamsters doing things like driving pink cars and waving a checkered flag. Normally this is chick crack of the first order

    Hamsters? Hamsters are second cousins to rats. Images of cute furry hamsters driving pink cars are kid crack.

  10. grerp says:

    Of all the things that you could have said, Dalrock, my not having a hamster is about the nicest. Seriously. My blushes.

  11. Oak says:

    Regarding linkage #2, he’s referring to the ‘chameleon syndrome’. Women often change their appearance, their religion, and their interests to suit a potential mark… I mean mate. Shortly after some type of commitment takes place, the effect fades.

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