Sunday, November 13, 2005

Dowd is to Family as Fish is to Bicycle

NY Times columnist Maureen Dowd appeared on the Larry King show tonight (pre-recorded apparently) to tout her new book “Are Men Necessary?”

She was full of her usual genderist drivel, which she unsuccessfully tries to smooth over with chilly humor. No surprise there.

Ironically, what I found the most humorous about Dowd was her attempted serious response to Larry King’s last question. King asked her if she wanted to get married and have children some day.

Dowd’s response: “Yes, I would like to have all of that.”

Now, that is funny! Good luck, Ms. Dowd, in your frantic search for a man willing to make a sacrifice like that. You better hurry, because if you’re not in your forties already, you look to be pretty close.

Many of you may be asking what planet Dowd is from, realizing that no man on this planet would be willing to marry her and, worse, impregnate her, after she wrote a book asking whether men are really necessary.

This may seem a mysterious question with no answer. But, there is another book on the market by a guy named Thomas Ellis that may explain it all for you. Ellis’ new book is called “The Rantings of a Single Male.” His prose is unique, direct, and full of painful truth as well as gut splitting humor. The chapter entitled “Incompatible Histories” may shed some light on Dowd’s incompatible desire for family life.

I can’t say enough about how good Ellis’ book is. Once the domain of women only, we now finally have a book written for men, explaining the perplexities of genderism, that men will actually buy, read, and enjoy. Pick it up. You will not regret it.

In fact, I would go so far as to say that “The Rantings of a Single Male” will go down in history as an early 21st century classic.


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