“If you ever hit me in the face …

… you better knock me out.”

Am sitting in Starbucks. Just heard a guy say this. Turned to look at him. He’s probably 17, with sportswriter arms and a geeky sweater. I probably wouldn’t knock him out with a punch to the face—but I’m pretty certain I’d get a couple of really good follow-ups in there.

This is, put simply, a guy’s quote. Women never utter this sort of nonsense, because women aren’t nearly as ridiculous as we are. For some reason only God or Jesus or Darwin understands, men feel the need to talk tough, walk tough, look tough. I’m just as guilty as the next guy—I’ve had someone genuinely don’t-mess-with-me moments throughout my life, even though I’m about as threatening as a throw pillow.

Just sayin’.

By the way, I just say the Peter King, a New York Republican representative and one of the GOPers who seems somewhat sane when it comes to guns, is fighting to make it a serious crime to come within 1,000 feet of a congressman/woman with a gun. Meanwhile, most of King’s follow Repubs are battling to make it perfectly legal to bring firearms on college campuses.


PS: That is one serious knot on the Dog’s forehead.