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What the Fuck is Your Excuse? R. Stevie Moore Edition

What the Fuck is Your Excuse? is a brand-new, once-in-a-blue-moon series of posts designed to shame (yes, shame; get over it, MRA crybabies) men into getting off their rear-ends and making their dreams reality. Are you the kind of person who’s constantly saying stuff like: “Man, I wish I could learn how to play the […]

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Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Matt Forney

Inspired by a recent post by Roosh, who was in turn inspired by a recent post by G Manifesto. 1) I grew up in an intact, semi-traditional family. In a country where half of all marriages end in divorce, my parents have been together for nearly three decades, and my mom was a stay-at-home mom […]

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Repentance is for Quitters

Repentance: once a means of righting your wrongs before God, now a mechanism for the savages of our post-Christian society to publicly humiliate anyone who goes against the grain. If you’re a rebel and the masses can’t kill or silence you, their fallback is to try to convert you. Castrate you, lobotomize you, make you as […]

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All the Young Dudes

NOTE: This article was originally published at In Mala Fide on May 30, 2012. I’m re-posting it here as the site is now defunct. *** “If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with kings – nor lose the common touch; If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you; If all men count […]

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Leaping Into the Pain

Two weeks ago, I was about ready to quit. I’d been refused entry to Canada after a two-hour ordeal, then harassed by a couple of pigs with nothing better to do. After getting lost trying to find the nearest motel (no cell service in that little podunk town), I finally got a hold of the […]

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Unplugged

When I started on this trip, I pledged to myself that I would travel “unplugged,” with my ears clear and my phone off, save to take pictures. This was motivated in part by necessity; as I’ve mentioned, I have an El Cheapo phone plan that leaves me without service in rural areas and in Canada. […]

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What’s in a Name?

For the longest time, I hated my name. It’s not hard to see why someone would hate being named “Forney,” what with all the ways that jackasses could twist it around; “Corny,” “Horny,” “Fornicator,” etc. It’s Anglicized from the original “Fournier,” a legacy of my French-Canadian heritage. French last names are pretty common in upstate […]

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The Secret Life of Matt Forney

Once a week, I drive over to a nondescript music store for a half-hour guitar lesson. The rest of the week, for 15-30 minutes a day, I practice on my own. I assemble my cheap fold-out music stand, pull out my lesson books and go through the exercises. Depending on how much free time I […]

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Nobody Gives a Fuck About You

This is something that took me a long time to realize, but it’s the cold, hard truth. Of course, I’m being hyperbolic with that title. If you’ve got parents, siblings, friends, a girlfriend/wife etc., they care about you. If you’re famous, you’ve got even more people who care about you. But if you’re just an […]

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Anonymity is for Guys with Something to Lose

The Geographer writes on how he very nearly nuked his blog to avoid seeing his career plans go up in smoke: The measure of your country’s intelligence is proportional to whom it allows to ACTUALLY speak. As I’ve already stated, I’ve made the suicidally brave decision of putting my real name on this blog. No, […]

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