“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”

Mommy, he called me a name!

Long before we all became a bunch of stupid cunts feigning “hurt,” that was the idiomatic wisdom. I’m sure I must’ve heard it first from my mom; and I remember it, misogynist that I am. But I’ll get to that, later.

Because I’m not puerile, I have no problem shooting a link to anyone I’m highlighting, like Evelyn Kocur over at Carb Sane-Asylum.

But Angry Dick Nickoley is on it! Yes, he’s all over this case. […]

Oooh … Dick, I’m not afraid of you. You do realize using the c-word makes you appear to be a very very small ummm … man. Right? Eh, probably not. I forgot. Nine years, 3000 posts and a sh!tload more comments than I can ever hope for here and all that. Yeah, Jack went to the right hack.

But I dunno, perhaps she was only reluctant to link to me because she’s been all over the comments and has generally been subjected to her own beating, as I am in hers. She’s being beaten up (that’s a metaphor, BTW—as misogynist can quickly become batterer) for her general approach in attempting to appear more important than Gary Taubes, jimmy moore, Jack Kruse, et al, put together, by simply putting in the minimal effort necessary to find faults in them. She “creates” by means of destruction. So I don’t expect her to have ever read Bastiat on the essential underlying matter. Or, more poignantly, to have in any way connected those dots to applications to her own methods. Hey, I guess someone needs to fill the role of being the place where all the haters and “hurt” people go. And the indignant. And the self-righteous.

We live in a climate now where the incentive is to certainly not be honest. You can even use words in your apology like “dick-stepping,” “stupid,” “fuck up,” or whatever, and it really doesn’t matter whether you just self immolate or provide any context behind why you as a human over years of observation may have been led to certain action that at a point you realized was wrong, and why.

Now, apologies get deconstructed. I suppose there’s good reason for that because politicians do it all the time and, of course, they don’t usually mean it. Those get deconstructed too…that’s what we do, now, so the calculus becomes: keep lying; defend, deny. And that’s the totally safest course, because you’ll have enough fans to defend you. You’ve been sleeping in a cave if you don’t know what I mean.


Yesterday’s post was about someone fallaciously reporting a potential bio-terrorist attack on a cruise ship ready to sail, on the part of Neurosurgeon Jack Kruse, MD, who got booted off, and where 300 people had signed up and paid in part to see him speak—in spite of having been cleared by authorities. He had his room and luggage ransacked by ship personnel, local authorities, the FBI, Homeland Security and the Coast Guard before they told him what he was suspected of.

Then he gets to walk the gang plank, luggage in hand, in view of all, and nobody knows what’s up. It wasn’t until about a day later that the 300 attendees to Jimmy Moore’s 2012 low-carb Cruise knew the story.

“We hate Jack Kruse.” Ergo, he deserved it, got what was coming to him.

“Serves him right.”

“Richard, you’re a DICK for suggesting that Jack go civil and sue whoever ends up being behind it.”

…And on and on. Jacks a “bad guy,” so anything goes and besides, it’s all so funny. But not only that. I guess the implications of my original post weren’t clear, because this was the very first comment.

Beth@WeightMaven // May 8, 2012 at 12:27 (Edit)

Re: “They use the word all the time and it’s tantamount to a term of endearment.”

But let’s be honest … that’s not how you use it, is it?

What’s important is that I used the W.O.R.D. “cunt” in a derogatory and “hurtful” way. In comments at Evelyn’s blog at the afore-linked URL, this same commenter says that I admit to using it because it causes “hurt” (gets panties in a bunch). So, it’s “misogynist.” Yep, just wait until they find all the mutilated, decaying bodies of prostitutes stacked up in my basement.

Here’s an idea. I love to see how some women love to feign being “hurt” by words. It’s Oprah Unleashed, I guess. Amazing how someone could earn like $70 million a year over 25 years teaching women to be victims, to fall down and play “hurt.”

…If I call a guy a “cocksucker,” is that misandry, homophobic? How about ask my friends, including all the gay men and lesbian women I count as friends? No, you’ll never find it. It’s a smoke screen because the Oprah culture has taught women to feel hurt, be poor helpless babies, school children running to mommy because someone called you a name.

By the Grace of God, some women have brains and self-confidence, aren’t afraid of words on blogs, like the grounded Kate Ground (she doesn’t like the word, but she’s what you call an “adult.”)

Kate Ground // May 8, 2012 at 20:20 (Edit)

The very First comment on something pretty important was about your use of “cunt”. Are we all in grade school here? Come on…

And more actual Cunt-Sanity.

Juliebgood (TwinkleDammit) // May 9, 2012 at 07:38 (Edit)

As a female, I would just like to say that I see no reason to be “offended as a woman” and have hurt feelings over c*nt or tw*t (at work, must filter swear words). In fact, I use them casually, all the time, when someone’s being a c*nt. […]

I just don’t see the big deal, at all. From what I’ve observed, they’re words that sensitive people “choose* to be offended over, and I find that sensitivity over these terms in particular is almost (not always) the provenance of middle-aged and older women. The younger set really doesn’t give a darn.

Uh, oh, is there a word yet to describe people who hate the older set? 🙂

Alright, let’s wrap it up. You’ll probably not want to spend 20 minutes, unless you love Frank Zappa, are aware of his intelligence and gusto, or just want to see him make fools of conservatives and liberals alike, in a calm and collected manner. In the Crossfire (CNN), 1986. There were more adults then, especially amongst women.

“We’re talking about words.”

And the great Larry David, in a two and a half minute bit from Curb Your Enthusiasm always has his hand on the pulse.

And finally, there’s this: Cunt: A Declaration of Independence.

An ancient title of respect for women, the word “cunt” long ago veered off this noble path. Inga Muscio traces the road from honor to expletive, giving women the motivation and tools to claim “cunt” as a positive and powerful force in their lives. In this fully revised edition, she explores, with candidness and humor, such traditional feminist issues as birth control, sexuality, jealousy between women, and prostitution with a fresh attitude for a new generation of women. Sending out a call for every woman to be the Cuntlovin’ Ruler of Her Sexual Universe, Muscio stands convention on its head by embracing all things cunt-related. This edition is fully revised with updated resources, a new foreword from sexual pioneer Betty Dodson, and a new afterword by the author. “Bright, sharp, empowering, long-lasting, useful, sexy….”—San Francisco Chronicle “… Cunt provides fertile ground for psychological growth.”—San Francisco Bay Guardian “Cunt does for feminism what smoothies did for high-fiber diets—it reinvents the oft-indigestible into something sweet and delicious.”—Bust Magazine

But, y’know, don’t ket it get in the way of your hurt license, or my misogyny. FWIW, someone in comments suggested I be called Cunt Master. I was kinda partial to Angry Dick, but you know, that’s very tempting.

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  1. Jan's Sushi Bar on May 9, 2012 at 13:37

    I think it depends on who is using the word, and in what context. When I saw the “cunts” tweet, I thought “Ah, there goes Richard again…” If you called me a cunt, would it hurt? No, frankly – especially if you linked to my blog while you were at it. 😛 If my husband called me a cunt, then yeah – I would be, especially since I know he reserves that word for the gravest of insults. I love him and desire to keep his good opinion. The rest of you can go pound sand for all I care.

    • Richard Nikoley on May 9, 2012 at 13:54

      Yep, Jan. Context matters, but only for those wanting to understand. but for someone just looking for an edge, just another thing to pump herself up by tearing down rather than creating, it’s pure gold.

  2. Dave Dixon on May 9, 2012 at 13:54

    Words have whatever power you give them. People choose to be offended because they want to be offended, presumably because they don’t have enough actual problems to occupy their minds. I suggest the easily offended spend some time getting back to their roots, maybe having to compete with bears and wolves for food. That might provide a little perspective.

  3. Dan on May 9, 2012 at 13:59

    Bravo! Angry Cunt Master, Dick!

    Gave me a good laugh on my way out of work. you never cease to entertain.

  4. Todd on May 9, 2012 at 14:02

    So is Angry Dick going to slide into the Cunt Master role now? After all, the cunts keep coming back, right? Nobody is forcing them to take it from Angry Dick or the group of pricks that hang here. I guess they enjoy a good pounding otherwise they wouldn’t keep coming. Unless they’re just so hard up on getting a rise out of everyone they need to stroke their egos. It seems like their time would be better spent dicking off elsewhere if they’re so offended. Ok, I’m done.

    On a more serious note, The Zappa video was great. It’s too bad the guy went early because it seems like he had his shit together. I always thought he was a space cadet with naming his kids Moon Unit and Dweezle, but it turns out he had a brain.

    • Richard Nikoley on May 9, 2012 at 14:20

      “So is Angry Dick going to slide into the Cunt Master role now? After all, the cunts keep coming back, right? Nobody is forcing them to take it from Angry Dick or the group of pricks that hang here. I guess they enjoy a good pounding otherwise they wouldn’t keep coming. Unless they’re just so hard up on getting a rise out of everyone they need to stroke their egos. It seems like their time would be better spent dicking off elsewhere if they’re so offended.”

      Start a blog now, Todd. I’m still not sure I caught every metaphorical reference, which makes me have to read it again, you cunt.

      • Todd on May 9, 2012 at 21:13

        You cunt?! I’m deeply offended, you asshat. Kiss your mother with that mouth?

  5. marie on May 9, 2012 at 14:20

    “…but it turns out he had a brain”. Quite, and it turns out he was a prophet : “The biggest threat to America today is not communism, it’s moving towards a Fascist Theocracy”. 27 years later, fascism has solidly added a PC face to it’s growing prism.

    • Richard Nikoley on May 9, 2012 at 14:22


      thank you. i actually made a mental note at about 10:00 in to mention that. I saw it, too.

      • marie on May 9, 2012 at 14:28

        Of course you would, you eagle-eyed cunt master! (oh the imagery…. 🙂

      • Richard Nikoley on May 9, 2012 at 14:41

        See, this post is ONLY about making a name for myself.

      • marie on May 9, 2012 at 18:51

        Yup, making a name, ONLY for yourself, and on the backs of seven dirty little words.
        Tsk, for shame!
        Now, Finally, I know why you like George Carlin :

        And Always there seems to be “some english language purist” (or many!)

  6. David Csonka on May 9, 2012 at 14:22

    Wow, Zappa was a bit before my time. I had no idea he carried around so much mental ammunition. Those guys, especially the WashTimes writer were wayyy out of their league.

    • Richard Nikoley on May 9, 2012 at 14:26


      If my iPad retained past email addresses as my MBA does, you’d have already gotten an email from me congratulating you on seeing this Kruse deal for what it really was. Read your post and all comments just a few hours ago.

      • David Csonka on May 9, 2012 at 15:03

        Thanks, Richard. Yeah this whole sequence of events has been pretty bizarre, and hard to believe that it actually transpired.

        Whether it all was purposefully concocted or just coincidental, one does have to admit: it has been a pretty good bit of exposure for Kruse. If it was all orchestrated by opponents of his, in an attempt to hurt his reputation, I have a feeling it was a huge failure.

      • Richard Nikoley on May 9, 2012 at 15:13

        Yea, David, but of course, because he’s actually smart enough to make lemonade, he’s already facing speculation of having orchestrated the whole thing.

        Friar William of Ockham is long dead & buried. But his memory won’t stop those with “science acumen,” though.

    • Jan's Sushi Bar on May 9, 2012 at 15:18

      Ah, Mr. Zappa. He was big in our home, since my mom was a huge fan. When I was 14, I went to my very first concert – Queen; Thin Lizzy opened for them. I had a grand time. A week later, my folks went to see Zappa…and it was 3 years before I was allowed to attend another concert (Rush, for the Moving Pictures tour – another grand time, and now I’m REALLY dating myself). Not because of Frank; it was all of the, er, extra-curricular activities going on in the audience. At any rate, I remember reading his Playboy interview right before he died, and wishing he’d actually run for President, although he’d never have won, of course. He was an incredibly intelligent and articulate individual, and his death came far too soon.

      • Richard Nikoley on May 9, 2012 at 15:22

        Jan, Jan.

        +1 squared. Oh, you know what I mean.

        Thanks for such a sane, solid ,you-fucking-know personal experience. Loved it.

  7. Ron on May 9, 2012 at 14:32

    A.D. has a great ring to it, so A.D. it is! Just don’t go movin’ to Montana.

  8. Steve L on May 9, 2012 at 14:43

    Richard, when I was living in Ireland I heard that word, probably, more than any other, and very often directed at me. I’m not sure I ever heard it directed at a woman. I once made the mistake of wearing a baseball cap from my alma mater which had just the letter C on the front. “Ha, guess we don’t have to ask what the C stands for.” “What’s the C stand for?” “Look at the head on him. What do you think it stands for?” Anyway.

    • Monte on May 9, 2012 at 21:27

      I don’t get it.

    • Sarah Madden on May 10, 2012 at 05:33

      I live in Ireland and can vouch for this, I had no idea cunt was such a big deal in the US until I was an adult.

      It’s just not an issue in the UK, Ireland and Australia:

      Par example:

      Now there is an increasing sensitivity about this word which when I was young was about on a par to ‘bastard’ on the swear word scale. Stupid prissiness is ruining this beautiful swearword.

      A lot of Irish swearwords are vagina-related. Ghoul is a favorite where I’m from. Go way you ghoul ya.

  9. Stefani Ruper on May 9, 2012 at 14:52

    Hey Richard,
    I’m commenting just to put in my cents on why I don’t like “cunt” all that much but am still “whatever” about it. The “whatever” comes from not caring what people say. Bad words roll off of me, and I think that’s an important trait to cultivate– it just doesn’t matter and people are badasses no matter what sorts of words come their way.
    My wariness, on the other hand, comes from the use of gendered language in general. All the bad female type names– cunt, pussy, cocksucker etc– carry notions of submission, particularly sexual submission with them, whereas male type bad names– dick, for example– carry notions of dominance and aggression with them. I would like for those stereotypes in our society to fade away at some point. I want women to be able to be dominant assholes and men to be able to be puny and submissive, and all on a level playing field.

    • Richard Nikoley on May 9, 2012 at 15:01

      Hey Stefani:

      1 quibble (and I otherwise accept your criticism): I have never heard a woman referred to as cocksucker. That’s generally, at least in my experience, reserved for men.

      More generally, I like that in spite of all the PC crap, people try to keep the genders separate. They’re only trying to do that because they are separate. They’re separate because they are vastly different evolutionarily. I embrace that. The strongest and best females I know do that too. They understand their power. They wield it. They don’t whine about it.

    • David Csonka on May 9, 2012 at 15:10

      Curiously, many women decry the use of such language, but the next day vote for radical fundamentalist politicians who seek to wield *real* power to oppress women and their rights. I don’t get it.

      • Richard Nikoley on May 9, 2012 at 15:17

        Oh, it’s simple, David. Politicians make better daddies and husbands. They get to steal, whereas, daddy and husband might go to jail.

        I suggest everyone look up Lysander Spooner and his essay against women’s suffrage. Be clear: he, as I, think NOBODY should be able to vote and make slaves of the minority. It’s instructive.

      • David Csonka on May 9, 2012 at 15:43

        Can you imagine a man like that trying to share his position on Fox news now-a-days. I suppose it was nice to live during an age when the main form of political debate was through letters. You can’t shout over a letter until the next commercial break.

      • Merr on May 10, 2012 at 05:43

        Hell. Pick the news channel (Fox, MSNBC, CNN), they’d all call him nuts. They all think government is the answer.

    • mark on May 10, 2012 at 06:03

      That is animal nature – woman are submissive and men are dominant (in general). Can we accept this and move on? At least we stopped dragging you into caves by your hair.

      Thank God society has kept us men in check the last 1000 years.

      • Kate Ground on May 10, 2012 at 06:51

        Mark. That’s how we get what we want….play to the male dominant ego. What’s that line? “the man is the head, but the woman is the neck. And she can turn the head any way she wants. “

      • marie on May 10, 2012 at 07:21

        From “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”!
        +1 !!

      • Kate Ground on May 10, 2012 at 07:40

        Marie wins a complete expense paid cruise to Greece….if she is allowed to stay on board.

      • marie on May 10, 2012 at 08:04

        Yay! but you’re right, it’s iffy, I must be on a list by now.
        There’s only one hope…Pray for me Kate! – covering my bases here, see, eminently practical Greek woman (well, + French, +….., but Greek prevails, clearly!)

      • Kate Ground on May 10, 2012 at 08:34

        I am praying for you, Marie. I happen to have a fondness for Greek men. Maybe I’ll come with you….

      • marie on May 10, 2012 at 08:56

        Oh you’re definitely on to something there! Speaking from experience, my husband is originally Greek, from Crete no less.
        And yes, he has lots of tall, strong cousins…very primal, these Cretans, it must be their ideal version of the mediterranean diet (fish, grass-fed meat, veggie cornucopia, olive oil, wine….).
        Or maybe they won the genetic lottery, whereby, living on an island, natural selection worked particularly well for them. Or…;-)

  10. LeonRover on May 9, 2012 at 14:55

    I guess I was eight when I whinged to my Mother that some boys at school awarded me a nick-name (street name?) I REALLY did not like.

    Her variant on the theme was:

    “Sticks and stones can break my bones but NAMES can never hurt me”

    Same difference.

    Lesson never forgotten.

    Ever since – water off the proverbial . . . . .

  11. rob on May 9, 2012 at 14:59

    “Cunt Master” is a little too close to “Clit Commander”

    • Richard Nikoley on May 9, 2012 at 15:06

      rob proves once again that the most perceptive, easy-going, un-hung-up, intelligent and prescient commenters are right here.

    • Geoff on May 9, 2012 at 17:09

      Keep up the kettlebells, Richard, and soon we’ll be calling you “The Sultan of Snatch”

      • Richard Nikoley on May 9, 2012 at 17:17

        That may be even better than Cunt Master. I’ll have to seriously consider it.

        Pithy. Pithy.

      • Jasen on May 10, 2012 at 07:59

        Angry Dick, the Prince of Pussy!

  12. Travis Steward on May 9, 2012 at 15:06

    The problem is we live in a world where people don’t know how to create value anymore. Instead of receiving attention or importance for reasons of actual value, we’ve become accustomed to using things like “sympathy” to achieve these ends. The whole outrage with the word “cunt” or any other term is to gain sympathy and to feel important to the crowd in order to make up for a shitty, unfulfilled life of little meaning and importance. People that create value don’t care about exploiting cheap emotions to fit in with the crowd.

    Personally, I blame low interest rates.

    • David Csonka on May 9, 2012 at 15:11

      “Personally, I blame low interest rates.”

      I lol’d

  13. Gordon on May 9, 2012 at 16:07

    For me, all this talk of words and their meaning is taking you off track. I couldn’t give a hoot about the words you choose just so long as I understand what you are trying to communicate.

    Can we get back to what you do best – self-experimentation and discussing how to ‘Express Your Primal Genes to Experience Leanness, Health and Vitality’.

    • Jan's Sushi Bar on May 9, 2012 at 16:15

      Gordon, I think you’re destined to be disappointed. If you go back a few posts, you’ll see that Richard “The Cunt Master” Nikoley has decided to be a Blogger, rather than a solely a Paleo Blogger. But not to worry; I don’t think he’s intent on abandoning fitness and nutrition all together. Be patient, Grasshopper…

      • Richard Nikoley on May 9, 2012 at 16:21

        So what ought I do, Gordon?

        I’m all ears and eyes.

    • Richard Nikoley on May 9, 2012 at 16:18

      Gordon. I must have missed your comment on my post about putting it all together a couple of days ago.

      I put a lot into that. A paltry 35 comments. My conclusion is that no one really gives a shit about that.

      • Gordon on May 9, 2012 at 16:51

        Richard, ignore the detractors for they are distracting you from what appears to me to be your passion: helping people to realise their best through thoughtful and considered self-experimentation. That’s what attracted me to your blog.

        Jan / Richard, I did see the post about being more of a blogger and after (9 years?) that is probably the natural thing for Richard to do. However, I understood that the expansion of topics was to be around uncovering certain truths (Politics, the politics of food) within the context of what Richard has been doing within his, up until now, ‘Paleo’ focused blog. I think that posts such as this one (sorry Richard) lowers the standard of this site and its content – it adds no value to what is IMHO a very valuable site.

      • Gordon on May 9, 2012 at 16:53

        Richard, apologies, this was in response to your ‘So what ought I do’ comment.

      • Richard Nikoley on May 9, 2012 at 16:56

        “Richard, ignore the detractors for they are distracting you from what appears to me to be your passion: helping people to realise their best through thoughtful and considered self-experimentation. That’s what attracted me to your blog.”

        Thank you, Gordon. Here’s the thing, in any given week I’m probably going to get out 3-5 posts (more, before, but less does not seem to effect traffic). I get bored, just like anyone so as simply as i can put it, I get bored, readers get bored, it’s not necessarily on the same things at the same time so I do the best I can do.

        I absolutely understand that some of the stuff I put out either angers, bores, or otherwise puts off some. And then when I put something out there that energizes them, it bores, angers or otherwise puts off the aforementioned folks.

        Im not trying to be everything to everybody. I’m trying to be the best I can be for the smartest there are. Because I know they’ll get it and know that everything can’t possibly be about them.

      • Gordon on May 9, 2012 at 17:16

        “Im not trying to be everything to everybody. I’m trying to be the best I can be for the smartest there are. Because I know they’ll get it and know that everything can’t possibly be about them.”

        That stings a little. But that’s fine, you provide me with a lot of useful info.

        From a reader who values your work: your blog sits in the health field. It attracted me because you write about health related topics that are on the fringe of acceptability. You back your work up with your own improvements in health. You can be edgy.

        I consume my information from niche sites because that works best for me. You are one of those niche sites. For me at least, I will stick to reading your on-topic posts – smarter readers (tic!) can happily consume your other posts.

        Keep up the good work, Richard.

      • Richard Nikoley on May 9, 2012 at 17:30

        “That stings a little.”

        Oh, my bad then. You were probably exercising the utmost caution and humility and didn’t realize I was including you amongst the smart.

        It’s common. I’ve seen it before.

      • Gordon on May 9, 2012 at 16:58

        Richard, I’m a lurker and rarely post comment – sorry, in this case I take from you and rarely give back.

        Doesn’t mean I don’t value what you do. I took a cold bath the other night because of you (not to be taken out of context!!).

      • Richard Nikoley on May 9, 2012 at 17:04

        OK, Gordon. You’re funny too. You can stay. 🙂

      • Gordon on May 9, 2012 at 17:17

        Happy to hang around, too!

        Now, I must get back to work.

  14. Pauline on May 10, 2012 at 06:23

    found this video and have to post…
    just love them

  15. Evan on May 9, 2012 at 17:04

    Looks like Angry Dick put some hurt on the (usage of) cunt…!

    Nice to see a guy not back down when told he’s “not playing nice”. Fuck em, like you said, time for people to act with some brains and self-confidence.

    Just made a fan out of me.

    • Richard Nikoley on May 9, 2012 at 17:06

      Thank you, Evan. I’m collecting every real mind I can (so they can give me shit when I need it, and make this blog better). Evelyn can have all the rest.

  16. Jay Jay on May 9, 2012 at 18:05

    I asked my wife tonight what she thought of the term “cunt” (surprisingly, we’ve never had this conversation before).

    She said she was ambivalent about the word, but her women’s studies prof told her, “Cunt is just can’t with U in it!”

    I didn’t ask for further clarification.

  17. Txomin on May 9, 2012 at 18:13

    No one is truly offended by your use of the word “cunt”. It is simply a means to try to censor you so that your opinion is ignored.

    If anything, their use of the word “cunt” is misogynistic since they care nothing for real victims except to exploit their pain for the personal gain to be obtained from shouting guilt at others in order to make themselves more important than they are.

  18. Eric on May 9, 2012 at 18:19

    Worth every second of the twenty minutes.

    Why is it that artists and comedians are so far ahead of the curve? Probably because they make their living pushing the envelope.

    Even if Lofton was right (he wasn’t) and rock music is bankrupt, Zappa never came back with the most obvious question: so what? What are you afraid of?

    • Richard Nikoley on May 9, 2012 at 21:07


      Tons of things Zappa could have said, but it was so awesome how he kept so composed. At points though, it seemed like he was so composed only because he was basically trying to talk to 3 chimps.

      • Eric on May 9, 2012 at 22:42

        The chimps can’t fathom the idea that I can have no interest in both incest AND government censorship. Big turning point for me when I realized not everything is dichotomous, all the time.

  19. Evelyn aka CarbSane on May 9, 2012 at 18:40

    Why does it hurt when you pee?

    Ya love me Dick, go ahead and admit it 😀

    • Richard Nikoley on May 9, 2012 at 21:17

      “Why does it hurt when you pee?”

      I must have lost the thread. Ref?

      “Ya love me Dick, go ahead and admit it”

      Evelyn, this is my fucking point. Did you see how I signed off that comment yesterday? Yea, under the auspices of not giving you anything to blog about, so you were stuck with the tweets I already admitted to. I knew you were going to blog it like I knew the sun would rise this morning. So great, you have your fans deconstructing an apology. I don’t apologize very much, so perhaps they have a point in that I’m not very good at it.

      But if you’ve been following along, I do not think I have ever attacked your abilities, intelligence, competence or whatever. Just your methods. I want for you to be a bigger value. I’m following your blog, now, and your tweets.

      I haven’t the slightest shame in the world admitting your value.

      Use it wisely. Taubes, Moore, Kruse are no danger. I don’t think I need to tell you who and what are, or how you can help their victims.


    • Abe on May 10, 2012 at 09:20

      I get the feeling that Evelyn thinks she’s making really biting, clever insults with her comments, but doesn’t realize that they don’t make a bit of sense outside of her cramped little skull.

      • David on May 15, 2012 at 17:32

        Some people just Can’t

        I think this is Evelyn’s problem.

  20. Kate Ground on May 9, 2012 at 19:22

    When I worked at the Armadillo World Headquarters back in Austin’s hippie days, Zappa loved to play there. One time when the opening act was on he got behind the kitchen counter out in the beer garden and took nacho orders…. freaked folks out!!! Good memories

    • Kate Ground on May 9, 2012 at 19:30

      Oh, and he recorded Bongo Fury there, but that was before my time. He was brilliant

  21. phreebie on May 9, 2012 at 19:41

    Dude? Seriously?

    You used a socially questionable word in one of your posts, even called attention to the fact that you knew that it was questionable, but felt it was appropriate in the circumstances and explained why.

    Somebody else got bent out of shape about it and called you on it.

    How many hours have you spent on it since?

    As you point out the tragedy is that an innocent man got heaved off a cruise ship because somebody accused him of plotting an outrage.

    I don’t care much either way about the politics or lifestyle of the man in question, but that fundamental breach of human rights IMO is far more offensive than any word chosen to express displeasure at it.

    Arguing over the internet about this shit is patently ridiculous. There is a fine line between being a fiery crusader, and an angry troll.

    While everybody rushes around looking at the smoke and mirrors of which word is most offensive, the real fire burns on.

    For the record, I hope that they find the limber-dicked cocksucking cunts that did this and throw them in a federal pen for 20.

    Chill the fuck out man. Peace.

  22. Jay Jay on May 9, 2012 at 20:57

    That Frank Zappa video is awesome!

    And for you youngin’s who might not know the back story, the main man pushing the legislation Frank was arguing against was a guy named AL GORE!

  23. Doug on May 9, 2012 at 21:18

    Richard- I’ve been a reader of your blog for a while now, and I for one like the direction you’ve been headed lately. Paleo shouldn’t ONLY be about obsessing over exactly what you eat and when, although I get that’s a huge part of it. Paleo, from a greater perspective, is about taking control of your life. It’s about becoming strong, physically, spiritually, and mentally. It’s about forging your own path rather than doing the same thing day in, day out because that’s what’s expected. It’s about being kind and understanding, but taking no shit.

    If someone gets upset by the use of a word like “cunt” and has such fragile emotions that they find hurt and insult around every corner, the fault lies within themselves, and that’s where they need to direct their attention.

    Kick ass, take names, and do good in the world. Let the rest fall away.

    • Kim C. on May 10, 2012 at 10:16


      Well stated, Doug.

  24. A F on May 9, 2012 at 23:39

    I guess the problem with using words that upset people is that they fail to hear the other words you say.

  25. aaron on May 10, 2012 at 01:32

    I’m deeply offended by the way you (ab)use the word cocksucker. I mean, how great is it that there are people who suck cock? They dont have to do that, it sure isnt easy, but they do it nonetheless. Just so some lucky dicks are happy. Cocksucker should be right up there with visionary, war hero.. sucking cock is an incredibly important part of humanity.

    Oh and you should go with angry dick for now, then you can progress to master dick as you get older.

    • Merr on May 10, 2012 at 05:56

      Bravo. Literally shot tea through my nose.

    • Todd on May 10, 2012 at 06:03

      No kidding. My last girlfriend enjoyed the hell out it. I thought she should have gotten a Nobel Prize. It wasn’t necessary on her part, but it definitely made sex a lot more fulfilling experience–for both of us.

      Side note: Same girlfriend loved dirty talk/dirty sex. She would absolutely get going with the right string of words and phrases, but she wasn’t a fan of being called a bitch or a cunt. But she loved being called a filthy little cocksucking whore…. Never totally got that one.

  26. George on May 10, 2012 at 02:10

    Lots of ‘hand wringing’ over one little Anglo Saxon word. Over here the term; “Frothing at the gash” might be used to describe the feelings.

  27. art on May 10, 2012 at 02:37

    I work with builders. I sup with military sorts. I am an Englishman. I swear a lot. Love your blog, Richard; you write very well. But I am bound to say that you are not a good swearer.

    • Richard Nikoley on May 10, 2012 at 07:09

      “But I am bound to say that you are not a good swearer.”

      Funny how that perspective thing works. 🙂

      • George on May 10, 2012 at 08:46

        The Atlantic ‘reverse telescope’?

        1: A very familiar term of address. E.g.”Hello you old cunt, how are you? You’re looking well.”

        2: A difficult thing or task. E.g.”I’m not offering to help him move house, he’s got a piano and it’ll be a cunt of a job to shift it.”

        I’m not complaining, bloody good wedge of a blog. It’s just that cunt is going the way of fucker over here.

  28. George on May 10, 2012 at 02:49

    When girls over here get dressed up to go out for an evening event, the dolling up procedure is called “spraying on the twinkle twat”

  29. Kate Ground on May 10, 2012 at 04:24

    Gee, Richard. “As the frickin’ Paleo World Turns”. OMG. Soap Opera in one thread, cunts flying in another… chaos, dogs and cats living together…..It’s like a South Carolina trailer park. You should call Jerry Springer. It might make an entertaining 1 hour.

    • Sam Knox on May 10, 2012 at 07:47

      +1 for the “Ghostbusters” reference.

  30. Kim C. on May 10, 2012 at 07:01

    Dear Angry Dick/Cunt Master – Thank you! Thank you for being real and never hesitating to say what’s on your mind, even when it might be uncomfortable for others to hear/read, even though you may receive backlash for it. Your cousin had it right – you are indeed a writer. A damn good writer. One of my favorites, in fact (and I’m rather well-read).

    People give away their power to others so easily in this modern society. They are just words, people! If you let words hurt you, that’s on you. How you respond to the actions of others is well within your control. Own your response.

    Lastly, as to the power of the word “cunt,” I used it in a comment on one of your blog posts a few weeks back that lead both Nigel and other reader, Michael, to my own blog (which desperately needs updating and more profanity – sorry to disappoint those two cunts).

    • Nigel Kinbrum on May 11, 2012 at 11:57

      Yo, bitch! You completely ignored the last comment I left on your blog.

  31. Contemplationist on May 10, 2012 at 09:53

    Great Zappa clip, however it was infantile and infinitely stupid to call the Reagan years as a “fascist theocracy.” This is left-wing derangement. Theocracies don’t have to be fascist, and by the standards of any fascist or theocratic society the Reagan years were Babylonian. Even if the whole wish list of Jerry Falwell and Oral Roberts were implemented in law, it would not be close to actual fascism.

    I like Zappa though cos I’m sure he’d tell the politically correct wankers to piss off just as he did the Bible thumping crowd.

    • Joe on May 10, 2012 at 10:42

      it was infantile and infinitely stupid to call the Reagan years as a “fascist theocracy.”

      You’re right…he should have called them an “embryonic fascist theocracy.”

      And I’m guessing he would have, but wanted to get the thought out before the bald guy from the Times started talking over him again.

  32. Jasen on May 10, 2012 at 10:59

    It seems to me some of these cunts need a liberal application of vagasil! Some people wear their feelings on their sleeves! A by product of the victim society I suppose.

  33. pieter d on May 10, 2012 at 12:55

    Zappa was great. But Ray Charles had his say even longer ago in his song ‘Stick and Stones’. Enjoy…

    Words and vocabularium are like clothes. They do NOT make the man, but they say something about his style. And Richard, sir, although I don’t curse and cunt that often myself, I like your style.

    Maybe this is stretching the metaphor a bit too far, but like clothes, you use words depeding on the occasion and context. You don’t wear your best tuxedo in your living room. And since we’re all here in Richards living room, he can choose the dress code.

    • Richard Nikoley on May 10, 2012 at 13:19

      thank you, pieter. context always matters.

  34. rob on May 10, 2012 at 13:48

    How about “The Generalissimo Of Gash”

    There is probably one for every letter in the alphabet

    • Richard Nikoley on May 10, 2012 at 13:52

      Alright, now it’s getting ridiculous, and it’s only Thursday.

      Keep it up.

    • Richard Nikoley on May 10, 2012 at 13:55

      Actually, it made me thing of the trailer for the newest Sasha Baron Cohen film, forget the name, but he’s like “General Admiral.”

      • marie on May 10, 2012 at 14:15

        “Keep it up.” ?!
        Ah, so That’s what this particular type of swearing is all about ! 🙂 🙂

      • Kate Ground on May 10, 2012 at 17:09

        Does this have anything to do with semen being Paleo? Or, was that mayonnaise?

      • Richard Nikoley on May 10, 2012 at 17:29

        Kate. Very good.

        I have both a prescriptive list and proscriptive list for Paleo. I’ve just added semen to the prescriptive list (for women, or, whatever….) and the more, the better,

  35. Juliebgood (TwinkleDammit) on May 10, 2012 at 16:27

    I hope I’m a first-rate cunt 🙂

  36. marcus on May 10, 2012 at 19:09

    Carbsane could pick a fight in an empty room.

    I could never get to the value in her posts (I know its there) because there is always so much mean-spirited vitriol and spite to wade through that I come away from it feeling unclean. She contaminates everything she writes with malevolence and bile. The woman is an unforgiving viper, intent on projecting the basest motives onto everyone she attacks.

    As for the use of the word cunt, Cuntmeister#1, His Angrydickness is a refreshing breath of fresh air, never afraid to call a cunt a cunt and man enough to own the consequences.

    That’s enough for me. I like it here. If anyone out there feigns manufactured hurt from mere words, well, fuck ’em. Cunts.

    • Richard Nikoley on May 10, 2012 at 19:33

      Pretty much where I am with Evelyn. It’s misplaced value. She has a big brain, big talent but she uses it to tear down what eveyone else is trying to build.

      Maybe she’s not so smart because that way goes nowhere, unless you’re propped up, as in MSM, prestigious position, tenured position, etc.

      All of those are dinosaurs, soon enough.

      I haven’t decided what to do about Evelyn, yet.

      • EatLessMoveMoore on May 13, 2012 at 20:26

        She exposes hypocrisy, Richard. I always thought that was a time-honored American tradition going hand in hand with our Constitutional freedoms. By your standard, Mark Twain, H.L. Mencken, and Christopher Hitchens (to name three of many) would be guilty of “tearing down” “value” created by others. Hitch went after Mother Teresa, and I don’t think it troubled his conscience much; Evelyn calls obese diet gurus on their glaring contradictions and questionable science – both necessary services, if you ask me.

      • Richard Nikoley on May 13, 2012 at 23:16


        hitch, et al’ never made a career of tearing down.

        No such thing really exists. Somewhere along the line, you must deliver value add,

        What’s more, these people may need some guidance, but they never needed to be outright trashed.

  37. James on May 11, 2012 at 08:19

    As the old joke goes: why is cunt a term of abuse – I’ve never met one I didn’t like.

    Here’s a good link to Germaine Greer on cunt:

  38. Val on May 11, 2012 at 09:51

    Heh heh – I flinched in my seat when Loki called Natasha a “quim” in the Avenger movie last night – I found it strong language for a PG-13 movie, the equivalent of dropping an F bomb – although I’m certain none of the children & very few of the adults caught the reference…
    As many have already said, context is everything!
    I’ll go back to my lurking now 😉

  39. josef on May 11, 2012 at 13:28

    Jimmy Moore had a post at his site on which he claimed that hurt people are the ones that hurt other people.

    In my opinion Carbsane is the classic example.

    I don’t blame her. If my last name sounded like a low budget sci fi film monster, I’d be very hurt too!

  40. Richard Nikoley on May 11, 2012 at 17:46

    If it’s good enough for “ABC News and Cunt Affairs,” it’s good enough for me.

  41. LeonRover on May 12, 2012 at 12:49

    This one slipped my mind -just was not concentrating!

    In demotic Greek the word for Cunt is . . . . . Colpo . . . . .

    Well, ain’t that a coincidence, or what . . . . . . Razwell ? ?

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  43. Tracy on May 31, 2012 at 13:52

    According to my trusty ol’ Dictionary of Obscenity and Taboo:
    “Until the Middle Ages, parts of the body and bodily functions were accepted as commonplace facts of life, and the names for them were used as freely as any other word. Any part of the body which was unusually large or small, or otherwise remarkable, was likely to provide a convenient nickname or surname for its owner. So it is that we find recorded women’s names such as Gunoka Cuntles (1219) and Bele Wydecunte (1328), and men’s names such as Godwin Clawecunte (1066), John Fillecunt (1246) and Robert Clevecunt (1302).”

    Personally, I think the fact that ‘cunt’ is seen to be the ABSOLUTE WORST WORD *clutches her pearls and swoons* by so many people is ridiculous. How very 18th century, pshaw.

    • Richard Nikoley on May 31, 2012 at 14:21


      Although, I never want to be associated with a Wydecunte. But John Fillecunt strikes a nice balance, I think.

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