And Jeremiah Wept

The idea of “and Jeremiah Wept” is both a fascination and a complication. If we weep for others, are we weak, or empathetic? Framing matters. A hundred years ago, openly weeping for a friend may have been seen as inappropriate, but today, a public weeping may be assigned as a sign of strength of character in the bleeding heart of dismay.

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Jimmy Johnson as Snake Oil Salesman

Yesterday, I was shocked to see a television commercial starring former Dallas Cowboys football coach Jimmy Johnson.  He was pitching a “male enhancement” product that I will not name — I have blurred the product title in this commentary — because I believe Jimmy is pitching a snake oil in sheep’s clothing lie.  Here’s visual proof of the established relationship between Jimmy and his member pimping.

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