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[26 Aug 2008 | 31 Comments | ]
Baddest, Manliest, Most Feared, On Screen Hitmen Of Our Time

Ignoring the fact they whack people for a living, they are pretty freaking cool (and manly) when you reflect on their roles.

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[2 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]
Return To Manliness Roundup:  Mad Men Season Premier Edition

The season premier of Mad Men this past week was stellar.  It was like watching the Mad Men pilot episode all over again.  The show fast forwarded 14 months to Valentines Day 1962 and life was changing for everybody.
Peggy is essentially turning into a hard ass that the other women are beginning to look up to.  Sterling is back to his old womanizing ways.  And Draper is realizing his new, pretty face is looking much older in an ever-changing industry.
The two moments in Mad Men season premier that stood out …

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[23 Jul 2008 | 7 Comments | ]
Mad Men TV Show: The Irony Of Manliness From Yesteryear

Manliness of yesteryear is not always the way we remember, but still pretty good.

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[13 Jul 2008 | No Comment | ]
Apocalypto The Movie Made My Cup Overfillith With Fortitude

Just watched the Apocalypto movie again.  This Mel Gibsson flick was incredible and when it comes to thinking about things to write concerning masculinity, masculine men, manliness or manly behavior, my cup overfillith with topics that spewed out of this masterpiece.
If you are not familiar with the movie, take a peak at this theatrical trailer.  For more information, visit Apocalypto at Wikipedia to find out the plot.

I can’t wait to write on all the different things that come to mind from this movie, but for now, there is just one …

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[10 Jul 2008 | 7 Comments | ]
Funniest Viral Video I Have Seen In A Long Time – Maybe Ever!!!

Ben Afflack, Matt Damon, Sara Silverman, and a huge (and I do mean HUGE) cast of cameo appearances have turned Jimmy Kimmel into an online viral video megastar overnight.  Watch this video and tell me what you think!!!
(Public Service Announcement:  The title of the video is “I’m F*@%ing Ben Afflack”.  I apologize for the swearing and there are plenty of beeps in the video as well, but since they put SO MUCH effort in putting this together, it was worth a mention.  Don’t like the language, but it’s very funny …

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[9 Jul 2008 | 2 Comments | ]
The Godfather II: Masculine Mafia Manliness To The Core

Whether or not you think there is anything manly or masculine about the mafia, you can not deny the attractiveness of The Godfather series.  I recently did a post on The Godfather talking about some the lessons we can learn from watching this masterpiece.
The whole idea of writing on this was inspired by my wife, a first time Godfather watcher, who spent the entire day (a few weeks ago) watching parts one and two. She fell in love with the aura of the story, the entertainment of the characters, and …

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[4 Jul 2008 | No Comment | ]
Watch Pilot Episode Of AMC’s Mad Men For Free

One of my more controversial posts thus far, The Manly Side Of Smoking, reminded me of a show that I absolutely love. The good folks over at the Art of Manliness would probably love this show, since it is all throwback to the 1960’s era of working in an ad agency. The show is called Mad Men and is on AMC as an original series. I found out that AMC has decided to put its pilot episode of the show online for all to view again. …

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[30 Jun 2008 | No Comment | ]
The Financial Wisdom Of Fight Club

I don’t want to make a habit of reviewing other blog posts in my daily “Article of the Day” series, but this one was just too amazing to pass up. Paul Michael over at Wisebread wrote The Financial Wisdom Of Fight Club. First, this is one of my favorite movies of all time. Wanna see a flick that oozes manliness? Rent or buy Fight Club.
The premise is a little hokey, but Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) is completely ripped in this movie and his character just …