Have A Herbly Christmas!

Reader writes:

This kid just put it up as his facebook picture for the world to share in disgust.  Who took this picture? His coonty girlfriend who is about a 4.5.  This kid in college was the definition of beta, a perpetual LJBF victim who seemed to relish in it. Merry Christmas man.

I understand there is a tiny minority of men who have a cuckold fetish. In the same vein, there are probably self-pity whores out there in circulation who wallow in their failure with women. We all know that one supreme beta who gleefully recounts in lurid detail his endless fuckups with women. He is a veritable self-deprecation machine. It is as if in the telling of his miserable tales he will find redemption and the holy cosmic karma will look kindly upon him soon with a bounty of plain jane pussy.

A Facebook Christmas photo is the internet equivalent of mailing a Christmas photo postcard to friends and family. Some people still do it the old-fashioned way. Christmas photo postcards are a window into the soul of the sender. You’d be surprised how cavalierly people reveal their inner torments when they’re mailing out Christmas photo postcards to friends. Singles will pose as… singles with ridiculously forced smiles and a pet dressed in royal garb. Married couples with kids will pose as… married couples with premature wrinkling who stopped having sex five years ago. And fun-loving unmarried couples without kids will not send a card at all. (But when they do, they send Dos Equis.)

There is a holiday card hierarchy, and it goes like this:

  • Not sending a Christmas card of any sort — alpha
  • Sending a parody of a Christmas photo postcard with you and your lover dressed in gaudy reindeer sweaters as you steady a ladder while she puts the star on the tree, and you are looking up her dress with a huge shit-eating grin on your face. Underneath the photo are the words “Nice beaver!” — alpha+
  • Sending a Christmas photo postcard of you and your girlfriend/wife — beta
  • Sending a Christmas photo postcard of you alone — lesser beta
  • Sending a Christmas photo postcard of you alone with your cat — greater omega
  • Sending a Christmas photo postcard of you alone with your cat that you have dressed in a Santa hat and beard — hard omega
  • Sending a Christmas photo postcard of you alone with your cat that you have dressed in a Santa hat and beard and the cat looks like he wants to LJBFB (Let’s Just Be Feeding Buddies) you — WAYSA?

I really hope none of my readers sent a non-jokey Christmas photo postcard to anyone this year. This blog has standards, people.





Comments


  1. The cat gets more pussy than the owner.

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  2. The world is going to hell.

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  3. who the hell holds a cat like that. I have a feeling they have a real “special” relationship. Barf.

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  4. What if you send a card with just your kid or kids on it?

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  5. I sent out one where I was posed as christ, mid coitus with a hottie in a burqa. it wasn’t a posed photo, just one of my random sex pics from the past year, but it seemed to fit.

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  6. on December 24, 2010 at 8:06 pm Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

    What about a santa hat and beard, a red thong, and an inflatable love doll?

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  7. What if you send a card with just your kid or kids on it?

    Similarly: what if your wife sends a card with a picture of your kid(s), and you had nothing to do with it, don’t care about it, and don’t appear photographically in the card?

    Not that this is my personal circumstance or anything.

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  8. A woman put him up to this. Not that that’s an excuse or anything, but this is not a single guy.

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  9. hmm…

    That recent study showed that men get more reponses on OK Cupid if they post a pic with a pet. Not true for women.

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  10. What if this is just contrast game? It says “I’m an alpha who loves my cat more than I love the 5 women in my life”.

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  11. Alphas don’t like cats. Period.

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  12. I’ve found that cats are generally beta animals and dogs are for alphas and for several reasons:
    1) They are associated with cuddliness, while dogs are associated with power/agression;
    2) Beta couldn’t handle a dog because it needs discipline;
    3) Dogs are submissive to their master, cats aren’t. Betas are naturally submissive, so they have their cats walk over them;
    4) Cats are an internet phenomena (LOLCATS and shit) and that’s why nerds like them.

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  13. If you don’t like cats, you’re a fag.

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  14. He is a veritable self-deprecation machine.

    I hate self-deprecation. Of course, SWPLs love it:

    http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2010/01/13/130-conan-obrien/

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  15. If you don’t like fags, you’re a cat.

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  16. That guy is sorta cute. I might like him.

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  17. Check out the cat..leaning back, legs spread, piercing glare…it looks Alpha.

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  18. The guy is obviously a toolbag. The commentators who are worried about which pet is alpha enough come in a close second.

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  19. butthurt catfag detected

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  20. Yeah – I think he’s cute too (and hot).

    But I never went to bars as an undergraduate and would never have dated somebody who sent sexualized Christmas cards. So my opinion isn’t really relevant on this blog.

    Not all women are attracted to the “bad boys.” 🙂

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  21. “sending a parody of a Christmas photo postcard with you and your lover dressed in gaudy reindeer sweaters as you steady a ladder while she puts the star on the tree, and you are looking up her dress with a huge shit-eating grin on your face. Underneath the photo are the words “Nice beaver!” —alpha ”

    the photo is okay, but the caption is crude/tacky… subtelty is needed when dealing with family/old friends… how about “greetings south of the north star” that way there’s still a christmas theme to the inneuendo

    by the way… facebook in general is beta. at best, it will display the alpha qualities you already have, while at worst, it will completely desexify your chance with any girl who looks you up and learns enough about you to demystify you in her mind. facebook can’t help you but it can really hurt you.

    take yourself off facebook and you stand out of the crowd. it goes without saying that you should have irl game to back up such an aloof move

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  22. Sending a card with your kid on it… and the kid is an awesome little devil: beyond alpha.

    Merry Christmas Roissy. Best blog ever. Learned a lot of shit here over the past two years.

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  23. Samseau, facebook is fine, if you are very spare with making any comments, and rarely post on your own wall or even answer posts on your own wall.

    It’s good for checking out pictures of internet dates, and for following up with them on chat.

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  24. hmmm “Not all women are attracted to the “bad boys.” :)”

    That may be true, however you may be dismayed to learn that women are not capable of self assessing whether they are attracted to bad boys.

    Women seem to have a profound knack for denial and compartmentalize their brains in the strictest of fashion. To men, you often come across as insane.

    Women CAN’T know what actually turns them on. It’s an in the moment full body experience to get turned on, and describing the process to you does not conjure up that process. Your mental wiring circuits are so distinct that your hindbrain remains untouched by descriptive language.

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  25. Actually hmm, you’d likely be surprised to learn that woman not only don’t know what turns them on, they don’t even know when they are being turned on. Your wiring circuits are so incredibly segmented that scientific studies show women incapable of knowing when they are being aroused by pictures, using pussy juice as the measurement.

    Men always know.

    It’s a sharp sex difference.

    Women often confound men for your thick headed ability to deny reality.

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  26. It should be noted that women are also segmented and in full denial mode when it comes to seeing their own faults.

    They simply can not do it. It’s baffling to men.

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  27. I always wondered how well pets assess the level of love and respect that they should be giving their owners.

    Dogs certainly know, and are wired to recognize, an alpha human when they see one. One can watch an owner walking a dog to see what the dog thinks of it. The Alpha status/pack heirarchy level of control aside, dogs seem to love their pack unconditionally however- patriarch or plebe or prole regardless.

    Cats are entirely self-centered- their needs come first. To cats, humans are glorified can openers, heaters, and back/belly scratchers. As long as you fulfill these duties cats will give you the level of respect they think you deserve- namely none. Only if you’re too slovenly, fithly, lazy, to fulfill their needs will you earn your contempt.

    Cats, I think, look at humans the way women look at betas- your job is to serve me…. but even if you do everything right the best you’ll ever be is OK in my book.

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  28. I’m glad to see the original propietor back in action, but I have to call misread on this photo. I have a dog (a kick-ass, tough-as-nails boxer), but I also like cats. I can see myself featured in this kind of photo, although I have never taken such a photo with my dog or with my woman. Neither have we sent a holiday card, in spite of our 15 years together. That said, give the guy a break.

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  29. Cheap-ass dozen-per-box Christmas cards only ’cause my family folk sent me one first!

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  30. A friend of mine post-college hired a model, two little kid actors and drove them to the burbs where he picked a random house. He had several “family” pictures taken in front of it. Picked the best and sent to everyone he knew including elderly relatives. It was stamped only “Merry Christmas”. No other comment.

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  31. Cats suck

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  32. “…Picked the best and sent to everyone he knew including elderly relatives. It was stamped only “Merry Christmas”. No other comment.”

    I bet when this jest was revealed his alpha status skyrocketed.

    Playful teasing, creating the frame, fucking with their heads. Check, check, and check.

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  33. Backdoor man, perhaps cats are the beta pet because cats are like infants, and men don’t care for infants.

    Men use tools. A dog is a tool. You can command a dog. With a dog, your mastery of the universe increases. With a cat, it decreases.

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  34. on December 25, 2010 at 1:03 am Johnycomelately

    Cats don’t need attention, you pat them when you want to and then you kick them out of the house. Dogs are like being married.

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  35. Good point Jonny.

    I don’t really get the whole pet thing. Who has the time? I get my affection from women – why would I need an animal?

    A hunting dog or a dog for the kids to play with makes sense. But a pet for a single man?

    There is only one thing I like to pet.

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  36. Roissy, I love when you go in like this.

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  37. Ain’t nothin wrong with the picture. The post reveals a disturbingly nasty, juvenile mindset on the part of the author. Hey, Roissy. You’re smart, successful and good with the ladies. You write well. You’re politically enlightened. So what compels you to spend Christmas crapping on some random dude and his cat?

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  38. roissy, i bow at your feet

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  39. Cats are cute, but they suck. You might as well call them your ‘baby’ because you’re raising it afterall.

    My father is disabled for the rest of his life, and all he has is a family of pet cats. Seriously … I give up with him. He’s satisfied himself to feline pussy rather than real. And he might as well because he has nothing going for him, except his friggin couch and widescreen TV.

    Everytime I visit him, the cats come out to see me. I won’t go looking for them, EVER. I do love them though, but if they want my attention, they’ll have to seek me out. So I suppose you can say I actually ‘game’ cats, and it’s helped me gain ground in dealing with women in the same fashion.

    And about the pic … yeah, what a jackass. Hope the girl fed him a cookie for it.

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  40. “So I suppose you can say I actually ‘game’ cats”

    call a cat bitch
    /cat game

    and merry christmas people.

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  41. Is that John Mayer?

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  42. on December 25, 2010 at 7:25 am Chris from Dublin

    I never send cards. At all. Ever.

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  43. Guess I’m an alpha according to the above classification.

    But I’d just as well send a card of me and my gf’s two cats with a santa hat also. I wouldn’t feature in the photo myself for — truth be told — reasons of self-respect and respect for international manhood.

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  44. Facebook is gay.

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  45. I went to college with this kid as well. The description from the email is apt, he is a bitch.

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  46. This picture isn’t that bad, but I’m not surprised he get LJBFed a lot. Merry Christmas Roissy.

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  47. “Who took this picture? His coonty girlfriend who is about a 4.5.”

    I bet she is at least a 5.

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  48. I like analysis too but this is post is a huge generalization just based on one picture and the limited information it provides. Frankly, it’s disturbingly myopic.

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  49. @Ben Marvin
    “Is that John Mayer?”

    No you silly boy, it’s Anna Ardin in drag! lol!!!

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  50. what is this christmas card you speak of?

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  51. – The dog/cat to male/female equivalence thing is broadly true, fascinatingly so. Dogs are like men in so many ways. Some dogs are known to have such loyalty that they will get beaten by their owners and still come back. Cats are definitely more like human females than is acknowledged. Cats do indeed see humans as a means to an end. Betas like cats because of the diminished emotional investment and responsibility that cat ownership entails, and as a substitute for the lack of human female affection. That’s not to say cats are inherently for betas, but either way if you’re gonna get a cat it might as well be the purry, snuggly kind. If you’ve got some timid stray or moody feral, it might as well not be there. In summary, to quote Lenny Bruce, men are like dogs and women are like cats: shout at a dog and it’ll be back, shout at a cat and it’s gone.

    – Facebook revelations can indeed only do you harm unless you’re a consummate alpha. Everything about your profile, pictures and status updates. I’ve made my tagged photos/videos only viewable by me, de-tagging the worst offenders, as a picture tells a thousand words. Even selecting your profile picture needs care. I’m lucky enough to have a few flattering professional on-stage shots. Don’t reveal insecurity or pent up rage in status updates, nor detail your every mundane move. Don’t make it look like you feel the need to prove anything. The most alpha people I know on Facebook don’t do status updates at all, or treat them as part of game, so plenty of silliness, obfuscation and brevity for charisma. They have a ‘way with words’ as one might say. In-jokes are ostensibly geeky but they give the hint of someone socially involved (unless they’re really nerdy).

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  52. on December 25, 2010 at 1:12 pm Gregory Magarshak

    Roissy, lots of men know how to get pussy. It all comes down to the underlying value system.

    Our grandparents often didn’t have sex until they were married. Birth control wasn’t invented until the 60s, so this was the primary factor. A secondary factor was STDs, but except for syphilis, etc. they weren’t that deadly ( Casanova sounded amused when he talked about giving STDs to large swaths of the population )

    Now we have condoms and the pill. Sexuality is different. But the morals haven’t caught up everywhere.

    In Pakistan, India, hardcore Christian and Jewish communities (and probably other traditional communities) people don’t need to have “game”, they mostly get set up by their parents. The man just needs to have money and a job and the woman just needs to look good and be feminine and be able to take care of the children and cook.

    No, seriously. And people have lived like this for hundreds of years, and it’s considered wholesome. What goes on in Bollywood, for example, is not representative of what goes on in most of India.

    So alphas/betas are more in terms of personal power/wealth or that of the family, and not in terms of game. A loner with game is considered a bit like the salesman among aristocrats — a poser, whose skills are the only thing he has but really he has nothing.

    Now, pickup artists appeal to times far longer ago. Times before civilization and wealth and power in society wasn’t the main game in town. Maybe in tribal societies, yes, a certain deftness with the (hairier) ladies did work wonders. And it’s certainly true that women fall for a cad.

    But I am saying that the true alpha/beta separation had been pretty much more correlated to rich and horny (modern archetype: chuck bass, charlie sheen) vs poor and uptight (some ben stiller character).

    Anyway I got away from the main point of my comment: IT IS TRADITIONAL SOCIETY that holds most men from being more alpha, because it is equated to WHORING AROUND WITH WOMEN. Most people in hollywood don’t have this notion — hugh hefner, jack nicholson, charlie sheen, rock stars, etc. do not care. But for the rest of us, marriage and family are slowly going away in countries where “alpha male” is now about skill and not about actual resources.

    Basically I am saying that the more hedonistic our society will be, the less family oriented it will be, the more “alphas” there will be, there more sex there will be to go around.

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  53. What kind of an alpha are you if you don’t send Christmas cards because you’re completely ambivalent towards Christmas and merely view it as nothing more than a couple extra days off from work?

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  54. Cats:

    Get yourself one of those small, battery powered ultra-high frequency sound generators used as animal repellants; the kind that humans cannot hear.. Walk up behind an herb snuggling its cat. Pull the trigger. Watch as the cat goes instantly insane and tries to dig its way to safety.
    It does not work with dogs. Dogs just act curious and amused.

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  55. dogs are snivelling pathetic creatures that are constantly at your heels seeking validation. classic beta behavior. beat them and they come back to you…..like abused women and beta males. that’s not loyalty, that’s stupidity.

    cats are arrogant, aloof, and master manipulators. alpha.

    that said, posing with any animal for a christmas card is just…sad.

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  56. While I respect our host for his penetrating insights and clever understandings, wisdom still escapes the young man.

    That wisdom is understanding the difference between pleasure and satisfaction. Both are good but they are not equal and sometimes one gets in the way of the other. One needs both to live the good life.

    Having sex with a variety of attractive, fertile women is pleasurable. It is a pleasure I still pursue actively and with no small success, even though I’m turning 60 next week.

    But “satisfaction” is a deeper affect. It flows from accomplishment of a life goal. It is also longer lasting. Having good to great sex gives me a warm glow for a few days and some nice memories but the five children I’ve fathered and raised to honorable adulthood (one last daughter, #5, still at home) provides the great satisfaction of my life.

    Our host seems to glimpse this future satisfaction in his search for true love but knocking fatherhood is a trait he’ll have to grow out of, when he’s ready. It really is one of the most rewarding accomplishments of a man’s life.

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  57. Facebook is a great place to house an online photo routine (new tech for one of the oldest PUA routines in the book), but that’s about it.

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  58. on December 25, 2010 at 4:21 pm greatbooksformen GBFM

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  59. whitewall, well you’re hardly going to say “god i wish i hadn’t wasted so much of my life on those bastard ingrates”.

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  60. I have pics with most (8) of the women I’ve slept with in 2010. I thought about putting a card together with pictures of either (i) me with them, or (ii) them alone, and a note saying “Planning on another great year in 2011!” Should I plan for this in 2012?

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  61. Legion,

    Cynicism or sarcasm?

    Fathering a child is always a risk, no matter how competent and dedicated one is. But if you let the unreasoned risk of failure deter you from the great adventures of life, you’re a coward. Becoming, by choice, an “empty branch” could be a responsible choice but for most of us, it is an evolutionary dead end.

    I admit, I’ve been lucky, even if the mothers were less than perfect. Wish I had had this site when I was 17, I could have made a better choice in a wife the first and subsequent times. BTW, try and marry once and well – divorce is expensive!

    Triax.

    Don’t be a fool. You’ll come across as an amoral braggart either way. A gentleman doesn’t kiss and tell.

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  62. itsme

    dogs are snivelling pathetic creatures that are constantly at your heels seeking validation. classic beta behavior. beat them and they come back to you…..like abused women and beta males. that’s not loyalty, that’s stupidity.

    cats are arrogant, aloof, and master manipulators. alpha.

    that said, posing with any animal for a christmas card is just…sad.

    Excellent comment, I can’t improve upon it.

    I think this rightfully counters the silly “cat’s are for girls and beta guys, dogs are for real men” nonsense.

    I think having a dog is like having a retarded kid, too much damn work. Unlike dogs, cats have never been domesticated.

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  63. Here is my X-mas gift..

    Remember that this girl is a russian pop-singer who LOOKs like Miley Cyrus.


    http://dissention.wordpress.com/2010/12/25/pantyless-miley-cyrus-look-alike-dec-25-2010/

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  64. Dogs are like women in one respect: They leave their shit everywhere for you to step in or clean up. Cats at least have the decently to hide their shit.

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  65. I know cats.

    I love cats.

    And that cat, let me tell you, is saying “LJBF” as loudly as possible.

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  66. @XSplat,
    xsplat
    hmmm “Not all women are attracted to the “bad boys.” :)”
    That may be true, however you may be dismayed to learn that women are not capable of self assessing whether they are attracted to bad boys.
    Women seem to have a profound knack for denial and compartmentalize their brains in the strictest of fashion. To men, you often come across as insane.

    Damn, Xsplat, you’re S-M-R-T.

    Women CAN’T know what actually turns them on. It’s an in the moment full body experience to get turned on, and describing the process to you does not conjure up that process. Your mental wiring circuits are so distinct that your hindbrain remains untouched by descriptive language.

    I’ve come to love women for this. Makes them actually totally predictable. Once you account for the variables.

    Also takes away the magic of it all, but … what can you do?

    Actually hmm, you’d likely be surprised to learn that woman not only don’t know what turns them on, they don’t even know when they are being turned on. Your wiring circuits are so incredibly segmented that scientific studies show women incapable of knowing when they are being aroused by pictures, using pussy juice as the measurement.
    Men always know.
    It’s a sharp sex difference.
    Women often confound men for your thick headed ability to deny reality.

    Damn, absolutely S-M-R-T.

    It should be noted that women are also segmented and in full denial mode when it comes to seeing their own faults.

    They simply can not do it. It’s baffling to men.

    Merry Christmas, dude.

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  67. Aww, very said and cringe worthy.

    Merry Christmas all.

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  68. I’ll try that again…No, I have no figured out how to edit my mistakes in wordpress, too dumb. I’ve been cooking for a few days and I’m tired. Corrections:

    Aww, very sad and cringe worthy.

    Merry Christmas all.

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  69. Its actually Rachel Maddow’s girlfriend. The facial hair comes from having to suck in the juices of a woman with more testosterone than the entire starting line of the Philidelphia Flyers.

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  70. on December 25, 2010 at 9:03 pm Good Luck Chuck

    The dudes saying that “cats are for betas” are same ones who proclaim that a 7 is an 5 so everyone thinks they are railing 10’s like Tommy Lee.

    Ain’t buyin’ it keyboard jockeys.

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  71. on December 25, 2010 at 9:19 pm Good Luck Chuck

    FYI-

    My uncle is about as alpha as they come. And not by the game-blogger-who-wants-to-feel-important definition, he is a true “leader of men”. He has had cats since I was a little kid.

    A 6’2″ friend of mine with a big booming voice and an over the top personality has a Russian Blue. This fucker hunts down mice, brings them to him, and leaves them decapitated as an offering for his master. We were trying to walk to the bars from his house one night and the cat followed us lock-step for two blocks. We realized he was going to follow us all the way to the bar so we turned around and drank our beer at home.

    The biggest player I’ve ever known always had a cat. He was a super good looking Latino, and fellow bartender. This late 30’s dude nailed most of the ass worth nailing during the years we worked together, customers and employees alike. Most notable was the fresh 18 yr old Ohio beauty queen he locked down for a few years right after she got hired.

    What do these guys have in common?

    None of them gives a shit what anyone thinks about them having a cat.

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  72. on December 25, 2010 at 9:21 pm Good Luck Chuck

    And for the record, yes, the picture is gay.

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  73. I Love both cats and dogs, but realistically, with work and my busy schedule, having a cat will be less selfish. I can’t imagine my dog home alone all day without me, but a cat will be just fine. I will feel less guilty knowing my little kitty will be fine being independent.

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  74. @Good Luck Chuck

    Fuck your paper alpha friend. Bow to Putin.

    Say no to pussies and herbs.

    http://blog.wfmu.org/.a/6a00d83451c29169e2013488fc7161970c-pi

    Putin gives his dog a “soft” name…

    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/40592788/ns/today-today_pets_and_animals/

    Wanna guess?

    Buffy…

    I would a called it AK-74.

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  75. Good Luck Chuck,

    Common misconception about that behavior. Cats leave mutilated mice on their owner’s doorsteps to indicate that you are a shitty hunter and that they want to teach you how to feed yourself. It’s what they do with their young when first teaching them how to hunt. So your friend’s cat probably sees him more as an incompetent kitten than as a master.

    Devious creatures, those cats.

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  76. on December 25, 2010 at 10:38 pm ironrailsironweights

    I’ll bet this herb’s girlfriend has a thick, rich, flavorful bush. Yum!

    Peter

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  77. I restrict my love to my own species, thank you. That’s “Intra-species” not “inter-species.”

    Animals are to be eaten or worked. Otherwise, they can fend for themselves.

    Except fish – they can be pretty but still too much work.

    I agree completely that our example Christmas card gets the boy neither love, sex, nor respect. His mom might think it cute though.

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  78. I edited a few old comments to put up on my blog. Way off the current topic, but back to what aloof can mean and where it fits into game:

    I bristle at the common pick-up-artist advice to be aloof. You can be passionate, engaging, interested, flirtatious, horny, emotional, vivacious, and vulnerable, all while not being needy. The word aloof implies that you are none of the above. I prefer the term “amused mastery” to the word aloof. Aloof conveys negative connotations of being passionless.

    However being aloof is a portion of game. It’s a portion of push pull, and it’s the attitude that you have abundance in your life and aren’t heavily invested in any particular gain or loss. In that sense being aloof is a main principle of amused mastery. But so is being playful and cheerful.

    Consider aloof one ingredient in your sweet and sour sauce. Consider it the gin in your tonic.

    Some people consider this important aspect of a care less attitude as the main principle of attraction. If a blind man grabs an elephant by the trunk, he’ll explain the elephant differently than the blind man who grabs it by the leg. Some people may hear the word aloof, and have it include the gestalt of the full elephant. When I hear the word, I find that it is the elephants huge ass, occluding most of the elephant. You can’t JUST be aloof.

    If by aloof it is meant being barely interested, then it’s a misinterpretation of the cues you are sending out to say that being aloof is an attractiveness trigger. Yes, while being aloof, you may ALSO send out abundance cues. But you don’t have to be aloof to send those out, and you won’t be sending out other attractiveness cues while being aloof.

    If you are tall and attractive and have not yet much experience with women, a shortcut to appearing more successful is to act aloof. It will broadcast the subtext that you are already getting plenty, and this will help get you laid.

    If you are of average or below average appearance, you can’t take that particular shortcut, and must work on the deeper and more significant underpinnings of why that shortcut can work. You must build up comfort with girls, by fucking a lot of them – even if it means starting with older women. You must build up your social skills with women through constant dating or serial monogamy. You must work on your wealth, your appearance. You must do meditations and body centered practices to get you at ease in your own skin and your own mind. In short, you must do whatever it takes to convey ease and success and comfort and joy. People must be attracted to your presence. Once you do that, you’ll see that being aloof is actually unattractive – not attractive.

    You want to have amused mastery, and to push and pull. You want to be able to be standoffish, and able to be passionately engaged. It’s a pleasurable joy of interaction, which you can at any moment afford to lose.

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  79. Want non-wussy cats? Get your kittens from a feral cat colony out in the desert with a lot of Bobcat ancestry… even if neutered, they’ll be the more muscular, territorial and smarter than any other domestic cats you’ll ever have. Pick some good littermates, socialize them to people and other animals (cats, dogs, etc.), and you’re in business.

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  80. Sand, both you and GL Chuck are right. It is contextual. If your mouser cat sees you bringing bags of groceries and pulling out some cat treat, it puts one and one together and considers you a good hunter. The trophies on the doorstep are then form a message “I am a good hunter too.”

    Otherwise, it is as you stated.

    One of my GFs had a cat that was a dog. At least he though he is one. He made sounds that were reminiscent of a high pitch barks, could do a quite convincing “rrrrrr” sound and any cat that happened by her house was an endangered kitty. He also scared the hell out of all dogs in the neighborhood, no wonder when a utterly mad barking cat pounces at you. He also used his tail the way dogs do, not like a cat.

    I have a cat, she is quite independent, but whenever I go to a mailbox that is about 300 yards away, she walks along with me. She almost never makes a mistake and if she does, just telling her “not mailbox” suffices.

    One day I went on a 10 days trip and left food outside and did not realize she sneaked back into the house. I returned and when going to the living room, she perched over the arm chair back , sort of like well hello, how was your trip? She opened the cupboard, chewed off the corner of the food bag and used it as a food spigot. She drunk the water from dripping faucet and she was going potty into a … toilet. Just the flushing, she did not manage.

    Whenever I have a new girl here, my cat becomes affectionate beyond belief. Girls tend to say “nice kitty”, but I am not entirely sure if they don’t mean “atta bitch!” somewhere in their hind brain area. Yea, my feline is an excellent wingcat.

    Had dogs too. Have to say, they had no clue how to hunt squirrels.

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  81. The cat is being held the wrong way, very uncomfortable. No wonder it looks annoyed.

    Cats don’t give a shit about how you feel, they have the ability to make an entire household do its bidding….just by being a cat. A dog will not.

    What about sending a Christmas card without a pic of yourself or family?

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  82. Cat behavior is overwhelmingly hard-wired. There is very little variation in the style of hunting, fucking, and kit rearing between a house cat and a tiger. It is simply a matter of size differences. (Lions are the exception because they are the only cats that live in social groups.) In other words, humans have not been able to selectively breed for behavior characteristics; just hair color and length, etc.
    With dogs, we humans have had great success breeding dogs into various personalities. Keep in mind that wolves, domesticated dogs, and coyotes are inter-breedable as a single species. Our dogs are just wolves bred for domesticity.
    What all this means is that we humans made dogs the way they are- because of our ability to read their emotions. In a certain sense, they have become our responsibilty. So, it is deeply wrong to hate on them.
    But cats? They are like brown rats or fire-ants. Their death should be assigned no greater moral significance than the act of turning off a lightbulb.

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  83. The guy probably got clawed three seconds after the photo was taken.

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  84. Europeans are hard-wired generally to love specific animals: dogs, cats, horses. All of whom are/were essential on the farm/cottage for survival. Cats for mousing (grain not eaten up), dogs for herding, guarding, warning (bark if strangers approach), hunting, etc. Just look at all the European breeds for almost anything, hunting, coursing, ratting, herding (of many varieties).

    A man who cannot love his animals is not to be trusted, generally. A certain Austrian Watercolorist loved his dogs, that alone is not sufficient to weed out the untrustworthy, … BUT if a man won’t show affection and love for a companion animal (that will often die for him) then he’s a poor bet to do so for any comrade. Something to keep in mind.

    Christmas Cards are/were for close family and friends, bought from a quality stationers, with a quality scene, and handwritten notes inside expressing love/friendship for those near and far. They are no more suited to Facebook than posting the details of an intimate conversation with a trusted friend or family member.

    [Editor: Good comment Whiskey. And I agree that people who don’t feel any natural pull of affection for cats and dogs are not to be trusted in general.]

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  85. Follow up on dogs/cats. European middling peasants (often more free and more independent than Chinese ones) bred an astonishing amount of dog breeds, as did 18th and 19th Century Europeans (for the new demands of twin urbanization and suburbanization).

    A dog or a cat is not a substitute for a human relationship or family (and sadly many use it for such) but they are loyal and amazingly useful companions. Asians never used dogs that much, while Europe (built on White Gold aka Wool) has gazillion sheep dog varieties for all sorts of terrain. You cannot raise sheep or cattle (pre mechanized era) without great dogs.

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  86. Great stuff in the comments section. I’ll toss in my two cents as well. A photo like this advertises to the world at large that you lack a sufficient amount of testosterone, which on a subconscious level , is exactly the message the subject wants to transmit. A guy like this seeks, and is grateful when, a certain type of masculine oriented lefty chick decides to toss him a mercy fuck for a while. Guys like him are unfortunately becoming the new American norm. The stupid smile, weak unmanly hands and grip, and look at the eyes….a total commitment to, and sense of pride in, being a complete pussy. Just like he’s been taught by a society that shuns anything remotely masculine in a man. I’m willing to bet this picture was HIS idea. The picture isn’t funny or ironic, and to put it out there on facebook just confirms for the world how hopeless this douche really is. He’s making a statement about himself for all the world to consider-for those who find my judgement too harsh, and the verdict is in. Had he manned up and posed stuffing the cat in the micro wave with a twinkle in the eye -well, maybe then I’d have a little respect for him…but this ?

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  87. on December 26, 2010 at 3:49 am almost 40 year old virgin

    Please guys, get it right. This is not about cats vs. dogs but about some doormat “having fun” with “Cat-mas kitty”.

    Jeez.

    Have to agree though, this is the lowest of the low.

    Though NEVER EVER underestimate these guys (or their numbers).
    This is the face of the true enemy. They just wait to white knight for some “Femsel in Distress”, preferably while wearing a cop uniform and gleefully squeezing that Taser button on you.

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  88. “Damn, absolutely S-M-R-T.

    It should be noted that women are also segmented and in full denial mode when it comes to seeing their own faults.”

    Eye roll. ok – I know who I married and who I avoided as an undergrad. But, then again, as our host has noted, not every woman will date a “bad boy” player.

    As for cats versus dogs:

    I like cats. Cats are predators. My Russian Blue lines his pray up in neat little lines under the porch.

    Russian Blues are hot. Just like my man.

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  89. Dogs and cats are props, none of them define alfa or beta. Being alfa is about beeing free from all prop prejudice. if you think a cat or dog or a hat will define how alfa you are you mifht as well believe that you need a sports car lots of monaey and jewelry to impress women that is absolutely beta

    Still i would never keep a cat as a pet.

    As feminine as felines appear to be I value dog’s qualities in my woman – the obidance of a puppy, her seeking protectin from me laying all het being at my feet. She has learned to recognise this and behave like a puppy.

    Some trophy hunting Rhett Butler like man may dream of a feline Scarlet coming and going whenever she whims so and conquering such a creature but that brings only pain in the long run and this is the beta path.

    The whole sterotype of cats being female and dogs male is beta. Get rid of it.

    Become a feline man who comes and goes whenever and wherever he wants and get yourself a canine women who will follow you with tail waving in joy. Dream not about a kitten but about wolfess -faithful and sexual. Reverse the social perception of cats and dogs as society lies and all its perceptions are meant to betatize man.

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  91. I find that the men that like dogs and children are also the same ones that like women. I just can’t relate to a man that doesn’t like dogs. (I can understand if you are allergic to them not wanting to be around them)

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  92. “will define how alfa you are you might as well believe that you need a sports car lots of monaey and jewelry to impress women that is absolutely beta”
    i think this ís true, i always felt a bit of resent against guys with money and noo taste, but again, for some it doesnt.
    I have a friend he has a nice car, but he still talks like an omega.

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  93. Ubermind,
    Rhett Butler told Scarlett she was about as good a mother as a cat.

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  94. on December 26, 2010 at 9:16 am Hieronymus Goat

    We must restore civil society by promoting strict patriarchal authority and responsibility.

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  95. I thought the pic was fun, but never the introspective one have I been, Yoda.

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  96. Wow! He is so anti-pussy that even his cat looks like it doesn’t want to be there.

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  97. Isn’t this guy actually Roissy?

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  98. on December 26, 2010 at 1:22 pm Harpoon fat poon

    Yo Roissy, check this out.

    http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/mma.cfm?go=forum_framed.posts&thread=1699769

    From hot chicks to bloated sea cows!

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  99. This post is fairly unnecessary I feel, and rather “beta” in tone I’m almost pushed to say – particularly from the reader who deigned to send in the image.

    There’s nothing inherently “un-alpha” about this guy choosing to take this picture of himself and then post it upon Facebook; he simply wanted to do something because it amused him, and he went ahead and did so, not giving a damn about the withering remarks of a few bitter spectators. Such an choice, if anything, should be described as rather alpha – but what is more pertinent is that rolling around pointing fingers at people for their leisure pursuits being supposedly “beta” betrays a sorrowful insecurity (in marked contrast to the self assuredness shown by this picture taker).

    Why point at, I dunno, a Star Trek fan and yell “beta!”? Or a guy who likes rom-coms? Or a guy wearing a tie? Or guy who collects stamps? Or whatever? None of these superficialities are guarantors that x guy would behave in any inferior way. And though, by broad coincidence, he may well be a crawling omega, it should hardly be the concern of any man to rag on him unprovoked, for just following his gut (rather than fashion) when it comes to his pastimes…. that’s called being “bitchy”. And it’s what “bitches” do.

    Sure, he looks goofy, and probably is a class-A clown. But if not giving a shit about what some random Facebook creeper thinks about his photos, taste, or sense of humour renders him a beta, then better men than you or I are similarly condemned.

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  100. @xsplat, you wrote “scientific studies show women incapable of knowing when they are being aroused by pictures, using pussy juice as the measurement.”

    That is fascinating. I’d love to check that out in more detail – would you have a link by any chance?

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  101. hahaha whatever man. this site is becoming a parody of itself. this is ridiculous. he looks happy, and might be a really funny guy. its impossible to judge solely on ONE picture. just sayiiiin. a lot of you guys are extremely insecure. although this sites main points are spot on, you tend to take it a little too far and just repeat the same shit over and over. change it up. this blogs getting boring.

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  102. This guy just has an alpha way about him.

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  103. @ Dr.

    Intent and context means shit with pictures. Entire generations of people have been smeared over pictures without context. This guy, ladies man or drag queen, has put up a picture that makes him look like a complete faggot. Part of game is frame, making sure you control the perception of your targets. This man clearly has no idea of it, or gave up.

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  104. Legion, a link to that study was made in a blog post on this site. I’m can’t suggest keywords so you have to rely on your own google-fu.

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  105. Pets are like wives or children. Best enjoyed when they belong to someone else.

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  106. Why put this up? The real beta seems like the guy who sent it in. I mean why care so much–unless the dude gets more pussy then you. Also its a picture on the internet; not a card you mail. The picture is kind of funny.

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  107. Honestly the only reason to care enough to send this in is if the guy who sent it wanted to fuck the 4.5 girlfriend but couldn’t.

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  108. I don’t really care how nerdy his pic is – that guy is hot.

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  109. For some reason I like the pic…

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  110. Roissy, you know I love your blog but you’re REEEEALY stretching it with this post.

    Sometimes a photo is just a photo.

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  111. on December 27, 2010 at 9:22 pm brutalfuckingmurder

    As a homosexual supremacist who often agrees with this site, I second the opinion in the original post. I believe this male posing with the kitty proves my more general idea, that most of what you call “betas” are really natural passives, that is, would submit to penetration and sexual domination by another man.

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  112. Question for the author:

    What kind of self-image and worldview would a low beta, the kind of guy whom you and everyone else constantly point out as the ultimate joke of human existence, have in order to not be a “self pity whore”?

    Are they expected to have the “irrational optimism” of the smirking alpha?

    Why?

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  113. on January 1, 2011 at 8:24 pm Paleo Cream Puff

    All I know is that I’ve seen guys who I KNOW are alphas pose similar pics…

    They CAN let loose from time to time… RELAX people!

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  114. Who is this emasculated blowjob. He looks like a sexless virgin!

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  115. Roissy when did you get a cat?

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