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Silly fun: The Art of Manliness

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message 1: by Kelly (last edited Nov 26, 2008 07:25AM) (new)

Kelly This site was just passed on to me, and I am curious what people (esp the men of the audience) think:


A lot of it is pretty eye-roll inducing, and some of it seems a bit reactionary. Its very a very "crisis of manhood" sort of site. (One of the 6 lessons that a man should learn from James Bond is "know your weapons", and there's a lot of talk about boys losing their identity in modern times.) But there's some fun stuff in there like "The Brad Pitt Rule", instructional videos on dating from the 1950s (yes, really - http://artofmanliness.com/2008/10/29/... ), etc.

Just for random amusement, here's its articles on Thanksgiving:

How to Cook and Carve Thanksgiving Dinner Like A Man:

5 Thanksgiving Traditions to Pass On to Your Son:

Again, ridiculous, but it seems to be an site that's overall about, "Grow up, boys, and don't be a douchebag," so there are worse things. Anyway, enjoy, make fun of, analyze, as you choose.

Happy Turkey day! :)

message 2: by Meen (new)

Meen (meendee) | 1733 comments Oh no, your synopsis was quite enough for me. My tummy's a little queasy this morning already, so I'll just let the rest of y'all enjoy the macho-ness.

message 3: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Heh- Mindy, I'm just as feminist as you could wish, and I still thought the site was pretty funny. Also, it does have some random good tips for the clueless males among us. They mean well, and provide amusement, both intentional and otherwise. No reason for puking. :)

message 4: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Also, enlightening- I, for one, did not know that there was a Manly way to pack a bag. :)

message 5: by RandomAnthony (last edited Nov 26, 2008 08:25AM) (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments I don't know...I think there's 1) a fine line between being a man and caveman stupidity, and 2) a fine line between avoiding excessive manliness and looking like an overtly sensitive wuss. Metrosexuals make me roll my eyes. Yee-ha manly guys make me roll my eyes.

When somebody figures out those lines let me know. Of course, even if you figure out the lines, I'm ok with continuing as I am.

message 6: by [deleted user] (new)


There is a Manly way to do everything, and then there is usually the right way also.

message 7: by [deleted user] (new)

I like how that site has a Barbershop Locater button.

message 8: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Right? Just for your conveinence. Also, I like that there's a shop where you can by t-shirts with 'Art of Manliness' on it. Methinks this would not be part of the sharp dressed man look they recommend.

message 9: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments Ooh! Christmas present idea for your boyfriend, Kelly!


message 10: by Kelly (new)

Kelly You're funny.

message 11: by Kelly (new)

Kelly ... though I did send him the one about the Manly way of packing a bag. Hee. I'm pretty sure he's going to unpack his bag and throw the clothes at me at the train station now..

message 12: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments He might think it's a hint you want him to be more manly, though.

message 13: by Kelly (new)

Kelly No, I'm pretty sure he'll take it for the joke that it is. :) Especially when I told him that it was, and my boy is wonderful in that he does not over analyze. But thanks for trying to make me worry! :)

message 14: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments Oh, I wrote #12 in response to the shirt as a Christmas present idea, not the packing link...

I think he's going to pick you up today wearing red flannel, jeans, and big boots, with a rifle over his shoulder. Then he's going to say "I'm driving!" and demand you make him a sandwich.

message 15: by trivialchemy (new)

trivialchemy No, RA. . . I am not Kelly's boyfriend.

message 16: by Lori (new)

Lori Mindy - no matter your politics, never lose your sense of humor!

Kelly, this is funny stuff. I see I am remiss in traveling overseas the past 2 years over Thankgsgiving - Jake is at a critical age in learning the manly art of turkey carving, oh nooooooooooo! Years ahead of therapy.

message 17: by Arminius (new)

Arminius That is a cool site. You ladies should join and approve or disapprove the advice in the comments section. My favorite thus far is:


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