That was hilarious. I'm not kidding or being sarcastic - a big smile crosses my face every time I reread that post. My only regret is that it seems you dislike Ed more than me - I can't imagine what he could have done to make that happen. But I guess I can't win them all.
You know, I used to believe that not being afraid to be seen as weak was a strength too. Then I realized what 99% of everybody probably thinks is blatantly obvious - that not being afraid to be seen as weak implies that one is weak. Duh. If one wants to be strong, one ought just be strong, not try to justify oneself through some convoluted theory.