February 16, 2008
My Mammal compatriots and I are currently at work grinding out pieces for the next issue. The concentration for this volume centers around the idea of machismo and how each of us reacts to the masculine identity. Above and below are two ideas I’ve been working on that stemmed from thinking about my regular habit of contradicting myself and extending that notion to how it might apply to the group mentality of an entire country of men. A good example of that mob mentality might be if our country was engaged in a long, violent, bloody conflict in a foreign country initiated with the presumed intention of establishing a peaceful, regional stability. A crazy, improbable thought, I know.