If you’re too young to remember the character Hawkeye Pierce on MASH you should leave this blog. MASH was a liberal tv program starring Alan Alda as Hawkeye Pierce an irreverent doctor in a mobile hospital unit during the Korean War. It tried to teach lessons about war and the tragedy that results from it. In one episode Hawkeye became involved with a nurse who revealed some rather unappetizing ideas. Instead of continuing with the relationship, he decided that her racism outweighed the advantages presented by her physical charm. Sarah Palin and Christine O’Donnell are said to be physically charming but the stupidity these women present would make any kind of relationship pretty disgusting for any man with at least a few brain circuits. If you’re a progressive straight man, steer clear of those ring-wing mama grizzlies. You will just end up with a lot of scratches.
I read an article in our daily newspaper about a couple who might while during a regular peace picket line. They would sing songs about peace and social justice and soon found themselves attracted to one another. That’s the kind of woman to look for: one who is progressive, supports marriage equality, reproductive rights and is a good kisser.
- Hawkeye Pierce and the Rise of the Smart Ass (wdfyfe.wordpress.com)
- Marie Curie, Theater, and Science Communication: An Interview with Alan Alda (blogs.scientificamerican.com)