Friday, April 22, 2011


Before these modern advances in science took place we were told that females were made of “sugar and spice and everything nice” and that males were made of “snips and snails and puppy dog tails”.

Well, whatever the ingredients might be, it was pretty obvious to most of us that men and women were simply different. You know, from Venus or Mars and all that stuffs.

I was pretty sure that most men’s brains were made of barbeque sauce and Beer Nuts while women’s brains were made of chocolate. (Except for feminists and/or liberal women, whose brains, I was sure, were more likely chocolate pudding.)

And then about two and a half months ago, I received an Email from my friend The Flying Aardvark and she – yes, she’s a “she” – included a link to a YouTube video of this marriage counselor comedian named Mark Gungor. Well, Gungor definitely straightened me out about men’s and women’s brains. Forget the chocolate and the barbeque sauce ‘n’ Beer Nuts, as it turns out that women’s brains are actually balls of wire charged with emotion and men’s brains are made up of lots of little boxes that never touch each other.

The video clip that Flyin’ Aard sent me was so spot-on that I decided to search for more.

“Generally” speaking, Mark Gungor has it mostly “EXACTLY” right! If you don’t recognize in these skits the attitudes and the behaviors of most of the men and women you’ve known, then I dare say you don’t get out much and you’re mostly sleeping while at home.

~ Stephen T. McCarthy

YE OLDE COMMENT POLICY: All comments, pro and con, are welcome. However, ad hominem attacks and disrespectful epithets will not be tolerated (read: "posted"). After all, this isn’t, so I don’t have to put up with that kind of bovine excrement.


Marjorie said...

Stephen-all these videos have done is confirm what I have always thought. I have a man's brain with occasional female emotions.

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

Ha! Well, I'll tell ya, there are certain aspects of the way the "female brain" works that also seems to apply to me. And this only serves to further fuel my suspicion that I was female in a past life.

However, Multi-Tasking is NOT one of them. I have the classic male brain when it comes to that: absolute, 100% concentration on one endeavor at a time! In that regard, I believe I am even more single-focused than most other men are. I could force myself to Multi-Task, but I probably would do it poorly and, worst of all, it would feel TOTALLY alien to me.

Well, it wears me out even imagining the idea of Multi-Tasking. I need to retreat into my "Nothing Box" immediately!

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'

DiscConnected said...

There you go trying to talk Italian when you're Californian.

My Italian half gets agita every time I read your typos of the Italian slanguage.

It's "What'sa matta you," for your information.

Now shaddupa you face.


Stephen T. McCarthy said...

>>> . . . There you go trying to talk Italian when you're Californian. My Italian half gets agita every time I read your typos of the Italian slanguage.

First of all . . . who died and made you Mussolini?

>>> . . . It's "What'sa matta you," for your information.

And secondly, for your information . . .

Wossamotta U, man? You may be referencing “ignint” maroons from the English-butchering illit’rate streets of Philly when YOU write it; but when I write it, I’m referencing the height of animated wit and satire, ‘The Rocky & Bullwinkle’ show! I use highbrow slang, not unedjucated gutter slang.

You needz to pull yer head outta yer pizza pie-hole, ‘cause when it comes to ‘Rocky & Bullwinkle’ youz obviously an “ig•no•ra•moose”.

Edjucate yerself ‘bout “Wossamotta U” TODAY by clicking HERE, Mussolini! (See if I didn’t spell it right ‘n’ everything!)

Furthermore, when I create 2-part blog bit titles (the second half being in parenthesis and beginning with the word “OR”), it is yet another reference to the ‘Rocky & Bullwinkle’ show. As it says on this webpage:

At the end of most episodes, the narrator, William Conrad, would announce two humorous titles for the next episode that typically were puns of each other. For example, during an adventure taking place in a mountain range, the narrator would state, "Be with us next time for 'Avalanche Is Better Than None,' or 'Snow's Your Old Man.'" The narrator frequently had conversations with the characters, thus breaking the fourth wall.

Click here to experience The warped wit and humor of Rocky & Bullwinkle’s ‘Fractured Fairy Tales’.

You can redeem yourself by getting at least 4 questions correct on my Rocky & Bullwinkle Trivia Test. Cool Hipsters really ought to be able score at least 7 correct, but I’ll cut ya some slack if yer really an “ig•no•ra•moose”.

~ D-FensDogg
[Cool Hipster R&B Fan]

DiscConnected said...

I refuse to engage in intelligent discourse with a man who (a) has no Italian blood, (b) looks to a flying cartoon squirrel for political guidance, and (c) has a hard-on for a cartoon moose.

Now excuse me-I'm gonna go indulge MY cartoon fantasy with that famous icon, Betty Rubble!


For the record-that song "Whatsa Matta You" was from the early eighties (maybe late seventies), and I'm pretty sure the guy who sang it, while of Italian descent, was actually Australian.

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

Uh-huh, in other words . . . - just as I suspected - . . . you couldn’t even score 4 right on the ‘R&B Trivia Test’, could ya?

Pretty sad when a self-proclaimed “American Patriot” can’t even answer 4 questions correctly on a test pertaining to the cartoon that this great nation was founded upon. It’s a sad day in America!

>>> . . . Now excuse me-I'm gonna go indulge MY cartoon fantasy with that famous icon, Betty Rubble!

Funny, I would have pegged you as more of a Betty Boop kinda guy.

You’d better hope that “Flo” from the Progressive Car Insurance commercials doesn’t find out you’re two-timing her with Betty Rubble!

Now me, I’m a Tinkerbell kinda guy. I’m not ordinarily attracted to the blonde girls, but damn, I can’t watch Tinkerbell for more than a minute without needing a cold shower! She’s hot, and you can just tell that she’s nasty, too!

>>> . . . For the record-that song "Whatsa Matta You" was from the early eighties (maybe late seventies), and I'm pretty sure the guy who sang it, while of Italian descent, was actually Australian

Oh, gee, I haven’t thought of that song in, like, FOREVER. I would go to YouTube and listen to it now except my computer speakers suddenly went on the fritz.

~ D-FensDogg
[The only bloke in these parts who knows diddly ‘bout Rocky & Bullwinkie.]

DiscConnected said...

I got eleven right on your quiz, and that was while looking at my Betty Rubble pictures...

I should have noticed the pattern that you gave away at the end...I'd have got 100.

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

Good man.
OK, you are "redeemed" (and not just because it's Easter Sunday).

Hopefully you went to church today. If not . . . "See You In Hell, Blind Boy".

>>> . . . and that was while looking at my Betty Rubble pictures...

And doing what?

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'

DiscConnected said...


>>> . . . and that was while looking at my Betty Rubble pictures...

>And doing what?

What's Betty's son's name?

Bamm-Bamm, of course!

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

>>> . . . "Bamm-Bamm, of course!"

As I said to you before . . .

See You In Hell, BLIND BOY.

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Thank you Stephen for your lovely comment. Very much appreciated.


Stephen T. McCarthy said...

You're certainly welcome, YVONNE.

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Interesting. I'd like to ask permission, in fact I think I will:
I'm writing a blog post and want to use a short clip of this man, Mark Gungor. Not any of the ones you've used - okey dokey?

Permission to mention your post and the url to it, in my blog post?? I know a lot of women could certainly benefit. I don't have a lot of guys that read my stuff.

(I plan to use clips titled, "the meaning of words," and "How men and women keep score.")


Rocky & Bullwinkle - every answer WAS A. Memories - I'm old-er(smile)bye.

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

No need to ask my permission as I don't own the rights to any of this stuffs. Feel free to use any Mark Gungor clips, including ones I've already used. He was really entertaining and deserves greater exposure.

And, sure, I'd feel honored if you mentioned my post. But you can use the clips whether you mention this old blog or not.

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'

Robin said...

Well, Dixie wrote her post and added a clip (which was oh so funny and true) and I clicked over here.

I didn't think I'd watch them all. We're talking about a time investment of 20+ minutes and I've got stuffs to do (and can't multi-task from this chair!!!). But, I did watch all of the ones still "available." The last one is no longer on YouTube.

I haven't been in a "relationship" in a while, but I've seen evidence of all these things in my parents' marriage, as well as my own disastrous efforts.

In fact, I still remember this conversation I had with my first serious boyfriend (we were engaged and then broke up) about something his mom said. Honestly, the details are now fuzzy for me. But, she told him something and I proceeded to ask quite a few questions. As you might suspect, he had NONE of the answers. I think I might have even said, "How could you NOT ask that?" at least once before it was over. I think that was my first real clue that men don't ask questions when they're told something (as a general rule). They accept the information that's given and move on. Women are just not like that. If we don't get the details (and we want them, and most of the time we want them!), we'll ask.

I think I've reached the point where this no longer frustrates me. It's a Man/Woman Thing.

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

There seems to be a LOT of Man/Woman things.

Now me, I'm the sort who WILL ask a question - and lots of 'em! But then you already know I ain't like all them "other peoples".

Mark Gungor is both funny AND insightful. He could be a stand-up comedian except that what he has to say is just too important.

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Your comment on my post caused some confusion, but thank you for clarifying your position.

I do understand. Last month someone took an entire blog post of mine, and posted it on their site within 15 minutes of my having posted mine.

It was not my intention to abuse or take advantage, and I apologize for any confusion on my part. I have deleted the blog post.

Most sincerely,

See you on the 15th for BOTB.

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

What, the hell?! You really didn't know I was joking? It wasn't obvious?


~ D-FensDogg

Dixie@dcrelief said...

I have the new template; there's no getting 'it' back. I will post another tonight.

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

OK, well, suit yourself.
Just, in the future, don't take me quite that seriously. I'm a jokester.

~ D-FensDogg