DramaGuru Attack 2.3 is named after a sneaky, two-faced snake called Eddie Haskell.
Wikipedia: Eddie Haskell was the smart-mouthed best-friend of Wally Cleaver. The character…has become a cultural reference, recognized as an archetype for insincere sycophants.
Eddie was known for his neat grooming hiding his shallow and sneaky character. Typically, Eddie would greet his friends’ parents with overdone good manners and often a compliment such as, “That’s a lovely dress you’re wearing, Mrs. Cleaver.”
However, when no parents were around, Eddie was always up to no good—either conniving with his friends or picking on Wally’s younger brother, Beaver.
Eddie’s two-faced style was also typified by his efforts to curry favor by trying to talk to adults at the level he thought they would respect, such as referring to their children as Theodore (Beaver’s much-disliked given name) and Wallace, even though the parents called them Beaver and Wally.
A weasel and a wise guy, Eddie could be relied upon to connive and instigate schemes with his friends—schemes for which they would be in the position of blame, if (and usually when) caught.
The Eddie Haskell’s of the world always claim to be innocent — or at best, claim that whatever happened was “self-defense”.
The arrogance that is necessary to be devastatingly good at “The Eddie Haskell” is the same arrogance that produces liars and sneak attackers.
The Eddie Haskell: DramaGuru Attack 2.3
On the TV show, “Leave it to Beaver”, Eddie Haskell constantly practiced a basic rule of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ):
- First, establish position.
- Then work to submit your opponent.
This example is funny — but very rude towards Beaver Cleaver’s mum.
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Eddie Haskell: “Gee, your kitchen always looks so clean.” (set up to establish position)
June Cleaver: “Why, thank you, Eddie.”
Eddie Haskell: “My mother says it looks as though you never do any work in here.” (ouch! take down to submission)
Mind how you go. This tactic will get you in trouble sometimes.
Eddie Haskell: “Wally, if your dumb brother tags along, I’m gonna – oh, good afternoon, Mrs. Cleaver. I was just telling Wallace how pleasant it would be for Theodore to accompany us to the movies.”
But, as they say, practice makes perfect.
Wally: Boy, if there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s crumbs in the butter. Beaver: Sorry. That must have happened when it fell on the floor.
— Cheryl Ragsdale (@DramaGuru09) September 13, 2014
People also say that if you place a frog in a pot and slowly heat the water, it won’t jump out.
The Eddie Haskell attack works slowly to chip away at your confidence over time. Usually, the intensity doesn’t have to increase, but the frequency does.
When someone is working “The Eddie Haskell” on you, you’ll get annoyed anytime you see him or her. You’ll be even more upset when someone praises or speaks well of that person. What!?
If instead of getting annoyed, you get subdued or quiet or attempt to be invisible, then the snake is wrapping itself tightly around you. You cannot survive (or win) from that position.
Eddie Haskell: [to Wally] “Your father gave me a funny look when I came in… like I’m a teenage werewolf or something.”
This is Eddie’s way of “currying favor” or getting people to like and respect him more than they like and respect YOU!
Everyone in your life uses this attack in one way or another. And you do it too.
Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver: How come Eddie’s such a creepy guy?
Wally Cleaver: He works at it.
The Eddie Haskell works beautifully with The Creepy Wally
Stay tuned for (not yet published and not Beaver’s brother, Wally) “The Creepy Wally: DramaGuru Attack 2.4” which is especially good for maintaining constant and consistent pressure on your victim / opponent.
Eddie Haskell was relatively harmless with his attacks. Check out how sinister things can get when a serial killer uses “The Eddie Haskell” attack.
I’m collecting more real world attacks as I find them too.
Eddie Haskell is everywhere.
DramaGuru Revelation: The Game
“DramaGuru Revelation” is a manual in the process of being created. Your participation is anticipated.
Obi-Wan: The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together. — Star Wars
Games will be presented in order to practice developing the skill sets needed to combat fear and defend personal boundaries.
Time is of the essence.
Your practice will encourage others to practice. The game requires your commitment or else you will face being left behind or in some new place without the necessary tools to defend yourself.
Whether you join in or not, DramaGuru will cause positive change to happen for all humans before the End Times.
The game has already begun for some people. It’s not too late for you to join in.
The only reason to feel left out is because you aren’t playing the game.
Play the Game and Change Your World
When you practice DramaGuru, you will change your world. Your contribution might be associated with solving some of the world’s most intractable problems.
As you increase your capacity to connect with positive energy clusters, you will reflect DramaGuru and people around the world will celebrate your contribution.
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