ICMI20: Mike Buchanan – “Why Women Fail to Compete Successfully With Men, and Will Always Fail”

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Enjoy (video, 43:11). The video description:

This video is a slightly edited version of the video originally published for ICMI20. No alcohol was consumed before or during the making of this video.

Mike Buchanan is a Men’s Rights Activist, author, publisher, and events organiser. He’s the Conference Director and chairman of the organising committee for the next ICMI.

Mike is also an occasional fantasist. This video was recorded in the main library of his principal summer residence, Buchanan Castle, near Loch Lomond in Scotland.

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Smack the Pony (Channel 4 comedy sketch show, 1999-2003)

I host two 90-minute-long men-only Zoom meetings on Sundays for Regarding Men, at 14:00 and 17:00. We talk about anything and everything in the first meeting – I allow people a few minutes to introduce themselves if they’re new to the meetings, and they can raise any subjects they want – while the second meetings are titled “Mike Buchanan’s Stop Drinking Group”.

At last Sunday’s Humour Group meeting an American (at least half the attendees are North Americans, normally, which adds welcome variety) mentioned he loved the Channel 4 comedy sketch show Smack the Pony, broadcast over 1999-2003. I loved it too, to my mind it remains to this day the funniest comedy sketch show written mainly by women, and performed mainly by women, in the history of British television. The Wiki page on the show is here.

We usually play a number of videos over the course of the meetings, so I’ve been checking out some of the videos of the show on YouTube. One gem is a “best of” compilation more than 21 minutes long, too long for our meetings, but I thought it worth posting a link here – enjoy.

The secret of the show’s success? As so often with comedy, truthful depictions of human nature. It’s why “political” comedy from such miserable people as Kate Smurthwaite and Nish Kumar is never funny other than to feminists and other “woke” people, a small proportion of the population, but one to which the BBC and other media outlets have pandered for so many years.

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Bill Burr on the Jimmy Fallon Show (2010)

Enjoy (video, 5:59).

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ICMI20 videos added to our YouTube comedy channel

The recent online sixth International Conference on Men’s Issues was a resounding success, with 130 speakers’ videos and interviews posted on the dedicated YouTube playlist of Justice for Men & Boys.

I’ve selected three videos to add to the YouTube comedy channel of this website, linking to them on Paul Elam’s YouTube channel, which has 103,000+ subscribers:

– an interview of Karen Straughan (GirlWritesWhat) by Elizabeth Hobson and myself, Looking Backwards, Looking Forwards (44:07)
– Alex Crosbie’s (6oodfella’s) World to End: Women Most Affected (47:02)
– my own talk, Women Fail to Compete Successfully Against Men, and Why They Will Always Fail (46:46)

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Netflix: The Queen’s Gambit

I’ve just logged onto Netflix to end my day with a series I like to end my days with, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, starring Jerry Seinfeld. It’s an uplifting series, even if you have to skip over episodes with woeful feminist “comedians”. Netflix are promoting a new series, The Queen’s Gambit, the trailer featuring a sassy young women entering a chess tournament. Doubtless she’ll annihilate the expert male players in the series, because women are very strong in works of fiction.

Meanwhile, back in the real world, chess is the perfect example of how women reliably fail to compete with men at the highest levels, regardless of the nature of the competition, decade after decade. It’s something I analyse at length in my forthcoming ICMI talk with the snappy title, Buchanan’s Laws of Inter-Sexual Competition: Women Fail to Compete Successfully Against Men, and Why They Will Always Fail. It’s currently scheduled for publication at 08:00 on 14 November. Most of the talk was filmed in my principal summer residence, Buchanan Castle, near Loch Lomond in Scotland.

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