The piece is terrible looking back on it. I was trying my best to appeal to the website's audience (people who like Cracked.com) but also cover an intellectually stimulating topic within my own field. As many in the reddit thread note, it just made me seem like a pompous a-hole.
Then again, that was the purpose of creating my Brash Equilibrium persona in the first place. Brash is a pompous, pretentious, albeit badass man of mystery who sports a mustache, cowboy hat, and a smug grin, and who crosses his legs Euro-style like a freakin' boss.
Oh, dear. That reminds me that I actually wrote another God-awful thing that went viral on the topic of crossing your legs Euro-style.
Ah. Writing snark for extra cash while also trying to be a legitimate social scientist. That was a fun year.