Ask Matt Labash

Ask Matt Labash: Killing fish vs. seeing hookers, The Lamest Generation (Boomers), and the virtue of mystery

I have no idea who or what you are all about…and after reading your {bio} “blurb,” I still have no idea who or what the hell you are all about AND I find that refreshing!!! Keep up the good work!!! – Joe Bladder

That sounded less like a question than a left-handed compliment/accusation. Usually a violation of column policy, as we do technically call this thing Ask Matt Labash. But in the interest of partial disclosure, I’ll concede that there are plenty of days when I too have no idea who I am or what I am about. Nor do I have any idea who you are or what you are about. Though it seems this mutual mysteriousness works for us. In an age of habitual over-sharing, mystery has become the most underrated virtue. This is helpful to remember, since we are all one self-broadcast away from revealing ourselves to be as unremarkable as suspected.

Matt Labash is a senior writer with the Weekly Standard magazine. His book, “Fly Fishing With Darth Vader: And Other Adventures with Evangelical Wrestlers, Political Hitmen, and Jewish Cowboys,” is now available in paperback from Simon and Schuster. Have a question for Matt Labash? Submit it here.