Professor Matthew Cheung presents LaaF20...
Rise of the Beta Male
Sunday, January 3, 2010
ABSTRACT: Betta males are known to be combative and aggressive. When placed next to each other these fighting fish will bite at each other until someone is floating upside down at the top of the tank. Beta males are the complete opposite. Known more for their intellectual prowess, beta males are more likely to talk their way out of fights by assaulting their would-be attackers with a barrage of sarcasm or word problems that would boggle the minds of their opponentsâ¦. for about five minutes before the alpha male shoves their head down a toilet.Â In his latest LaaF, "Rise of the Beta Male," Matthew Cheung will explore the phenomenon of the beta male and discuss pop cultureâs recent fascination with the most unlikely of protagonists. Matthew Cheungâs employment as a college professor allows him entry into LaaFâs exclusive circle of PhDs and academics. It also allows him to make wild, pseudo-intellectual claims over topics outside of his specialty area as evidenced by his previous lecture on time travel. The beta male lecture will be no different --- a smattering of cultural observations and analysis flavored heavily with self-deprecating humor and an attempt to work out his own beta male status.
SPEAKER BIO: Matthew Cheung, writer of celebrated Facebook notes and
LaaF's resident time travel expert, is making his 2nd appearance at LaaF to bring us some of his expertise on males of all kinds. He has a wild array of intellectual thoughts on gender, politics, literature, and all the letters of the Greek alphabet.
Film: 500 Days of Summer (2009)
Food: Bonnie's alpha beta cooking
(translation: awesome side-dishes!)
When: Sunday, January 3, 2010, 6pm
Where: Jinna's New Condo!