Imagine a game of tiddlywinks being played by men.
Imagine it televised. And broadcast to the whole world on any one of over a dozen Tiddlywinks Channels.
Imagine a play-by-play description of the proximity and angle of orientation each tiddlywink, relative to the pot; of the exact positioning of each man’s squidger, relative to each tiddlywink; of the precise force with which the players flip their tiddlywinks.
Imagine after-the-game interviews with the players, eliciting earnest reflections about their every move.
If you’re laughing, why don’t you also laugh at football, hockey, baseball, basketball, and soccer games?
And if you’re not laughing—behold the legitimizing force of serious-men-doing-it.