Mickey's slow descent into second-hand Gawker (see here; also, he's suddenly started to reference Julia Allison for reasons unknown [does he know she once dated Harold Ford? -- ed. ... man, think of all the black female resentment blogging we missed!]) continues today with a link to their story about how "[m]en who are very sexually active in their twenties and thirties are more likely to develop prostate cancer, especially if they masturbate frequently."
Mickey, god love him, spins this Fark fodder into pure gold:
Do the stats reflect just correlation or causation? The viability of a peculiar kind of theraputic, sexually permissive liberalism -- most unfortunately symbolized by Bill Clinton's Surgeon General -- hangs in the balance.
First of all, hats (pants?) off to Mickey for working his rejection of excessive '60s liberalism into a post about sex ("I didn't leave the orgy, the orgy left me!"), thus confirming my suspicion that the roots of neoliberalism are less Daniel Patrick Moynihan and more Sigmund Freud.
Secondly, are we sure that men need the "peculiar kind of theraputic, sexually permissive liberalism" to convince them to masturbate? If so, does this explain Sarah Palin?
Third, it is never, ever too late to take a shot at Joceyln Elders, even fourteen years (!) later. Mickey saw his advantage and he took it. That's what heroes do.
Finally, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, MICKEY, NEVER MENTION MASTURBATION AGAIN ... HOW IN THE HELL AM I GOING TO WATCH BLOGGINGHEADS NOW? ... WHERE IS THE CHEMICAL SHOWER FOR MY MIND'S EYE? ...
/stumbles blindly away from keyboard