Man. Discuss.

This animation by Steve Cutts is pretty funny, in a very dark way. All comedy is based in grievance, and typically we laugh because we know something is wrong. In this case, a lot of what we do and have done is wrong. (Thanks to Wilton for the tip.)


Written by joshuakatcher

Joshua Katcher is an adjunct professor of fashion at Parsons The New School. His research focuses on sustainability and ethics in fashion production. He started The Discerning Brute in 2008 as a resource for men who want to make intelligent decisions concerning their lifestyles. With a focus on “fashion, food & etiquette for the ethically handsome man”, The Discerning Brute produces expert, essential content and boldly takes a stand. Brave GentleMan, the integrated, eCommerce brother-site of The Discerning Brute was launched in 2011 and features “principled attire” and “smart supplies” handpicked for informed indulgence.
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  • Demetrius J Bagley

    VERY powerful. Thanks for posting!! Somehow imagine this summarizes similar territory to the book Dominion

  • Ashley

    you know..its so bizarre.. i was just having some discussions about these very subjects with a few people the same day you posted this. to be honest…this is vicious humor.. its like comedy got a fist. well done.

    i have to wonder in the grand scheme, why does our species do this? why is there this massive..madness (is that even the right word?) over our response to anything in nature. i mean we could easily go into the money aspect or dominance, but i seriously wonder, what is the root psychological reason why consistently after a certain point our species lost its ever loving mind?

    i mean we have anthropological studies in terms of what our species was probably like prior to becoming settled and no longer nomadic..i almost wonder if the act of no longer constantly moving caused some serious…loss, in terms of our response to things around us as a species and our mental capacity in terms of our reactions to things around us. did the majority of human beings brains develop in different ways and forgot something so basic as empathy? or did the development of the human mind inevitably demand madness as a means of coping with its own size in our skulls? are we as a species so “smart” that were crazy?

    i also wonder what the relationship between this and our odd lack of large amounts of hair (like other mammals), i have noticed that other mammals who develop small tiny amounts of hair (like what we have) or hair in patches tend to be more mentally ill then ones who are furry…this might be a wild accusation but i have to wonder about that as well.