The Week In Garbage Men: Tony Robbins, Ted Nugent And Your New Roommate Walk Into A Bar
Hello and welcome to the Week In Garbage Men! It's been a while, mostly because I've had to cover other stuff the past few Saturdays, but here we are again! Are you excited? Yes, yes you are. We've got some ground to cover, so let's jump right in!
In Which Tony Robbins Motivates Every Woman In America To Hate His Guts
There are a lot of things I don't understand in this world, One of these things is motivational speakers and the people who go to see them. Like, if you're motivated enough to actually go and spend money to listen to Tony Robbins yell or whatever, then you should probably be motivated enough already, right? Because that seems horrible and boring and like my actual worst nightmare.
Whatever. So, as it turns out, Tony Robbins is not just scammy and yelly, he is also a total asswipe. During one of his recent motivational seminars, started going on about how women were using the #MeToo movement and their "victimhood" to feel "significant."
"If you use the #MeToo movement to try to get significance and certainty by attacking and destroying someone else… all you’ve done is basically use a drug called significance to make yourself feel good."
Yes, that is definitely what is going on here. Accusing innocent men of sexual harassment (I assume he thinks they're innocent?) is the new heroin, for sure.
But Robbins ended up getting confronted by Nanine McCool, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, who was not too keen on his interpretation.
He then started pushing her around the stadium, trying to explain that "pushing against someone" doesn't make you feel "more safe," whatever that means. Then he went on a whole tirade about how his very powerful friend didn't hire an attractive woman who was more qualified than anyone else he interviewed, because he was worried about the "risk."
"I was just with someone the other day, very famous man, very powerful man. He's saying how stressed he is because he interviewed three people that day—one was a woman, two were men," Robbins explained. "The woman was better qualified, but she was very attractive, and he knew, 'I can't have her around, because it's too big of a risk.' And he hired somebody else. I've had a dozen men tell me this."
HUH. It seems to me that if you can't have an attractive woman working for you because you are afraid that you or someone else in your office will get into trouble for sexually harassing her, that seems like it might be your problem, not hers, and certainly not other women who are speaking up about sexual harassment and assault. It also sounds a lot like employment discrimination!
Apparently, the Tony Robbins people were well aware that this video, which was filmed in mid-March, was going to come out, and actually contacted #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, in order to give her "context." Which she, nor anyone else watching the video, really needed.
Ted Nugent Can't Wait To Kill You!
Oh hey, Ted Nugent said another terrible thing. This time it is about how it is a good idea to go around murdering people!
Via Media Matters:
Don’t ask why. Just know that evil, dishonesty, and scam artists have always been around and that right now they’re liberal, they’re Democrat, they’re RINOs, they’re Hollywood, they’re fake news, they’re media, they’re academia, and they’re half of our government, at least. So come to that realization. There are rabid coyotes running around. You don’t wait till you see one to go get your gun. Keep your gun handy, and every time you see one, you shoot one.
What is it with Republicans wanting to go around murdering people all the time? Yeesh.
We Found Your New Roommate, And He Is "Interesting"
Are you looking for somewhere to live in Colorado? Well, we have found the dream roommate for you! He is INTERESTING.
Here's the text so you don't have to squint a that screenshot:
Ok, so I am looking for interesting, non-prejudiced, intelligent, non-judgemental roommates. I know this sounds like everyone is this way, but it is not so. Mainly I would like INTERESTING, CREATIVE roommates. Is this too much to ask for? I'm Conservative (Yes, Conservative), creative, 5% of upper IQ and would prefer roommates that do not "SNOWFLAKE OUT" if I don't believe every silly belief you do, and you can't handle it! (Mainly WEST COAST California and Oregon kooks have this issue). I know its a TALL ORDER, but really, Im interesting, not bragging, not navelgazing, but I need to be around above-average, NON-SNOWFLAKE, Interesting people. Why not? Problem is its hard to find interesting above average people. Im NOT Joe-Schmo. I can get along fine with Joe, but I would prefer INTERESTING people. I have something to contribute to you and maybe you have something to contribute to me, WOW what a thought. Email me if your INTERESTING and would like to chat about a roommate situation.
I am a musician and artist, and this seems to cause issues with some roommates sometimes and that is BORING! I have no more time for Boring people! Be awsome! Be fun. Im pretty quite and reserved. Keep to myself most of the time. But I think people are a RESOURCE when they are interesting. Email me!! Thanks
He is very special, and a total genius and the most interesting and creative human who every lived, and he does not have time for BORING SNOWFLAKES please and thank you.
MGTOWs Know That Women Don't Even CARE When Their Husbands Die!
Over on the MGTOW Subreddit, a fella going by the moniker IntelligentRope wants to know why women care more when their pet dies than when their husband dies. This is a thing he has figured out scientifically "through observation," because he probably knows a lot of women whose husbands and pets have died.
Through observation I realized women suicide or cry genuinely or feel fucked up if their cat or whatever dies. But when their husband dies their sadness always seem forced, and they just monkey branch to dick #2 asap. Why's that? A pet who isn't consciously loyal like a cat and who will eat her corpse is he dies... is better than her "bp" husband who would die for her?
That's so fucking terrible, no?
That IS terrible! And definitely not a thing he just made up, like a weirdo. A fellow MGTOW explained that this is because women are parasites:
You have to understand that women are co-evolved parasites. Their evolutionary strategy, like all parasites, is extracting resources from a host. So, the "value" of her "husband" is his resources. When he leaves she does not miss the husband, but the resources he provided. And, crying about lost resources does not bring money in the door however fucking a new guy might.
That is why you see this behavior.
Another explained that it is because women are like Nazis.
Sentimentality is not the same as love, but yeah it's fucked up, no it's not unique to women. For example some famous Nazi, can't remember which one, cried when his budgie died.
One of the most powerful quotes I recall from Warren Farrell was how society would far rather Save the Whales than give a shit about Saving the Males of our own species.
Damn right we do.
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Robyn Pennacchia is a brilliant, fabulously talented and visually stunning angel of a human being, who shrugged off what she is pretty sure would have been a Tony Award-winning career in musical theater in order to write about stuff on the internet. Previously, she was a Senior Staff Writer at Death & Taxes, and Assistant Editor at The Frisky (RIP). Currently, she writes for Wonkette, Friendly Atheist, Quartz and other sites. Follow her on Twitter at @RobynElyse