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Manly Sports, The List »

[7 Aug 2008 | 5 Comments | 34,813 views]
Manliest Summer Olympic Sporting Events

Beijing is a just a few days away and I am usually not that interested in what goes on. But this year, the summer games are being held in China – the hotbed of just about everything as of late. From business to oil to imports to exports to autos to politics to whatever – China is center stage.
As I was running down the schedule my next couple of weeks of 3:00 AM TV watching, I really wanted to make sure I was taking in all the right …

Manliness Profiles, Manly Sports »

[4 Aug 2008 | 13 Comments | 131,402 views]
Profiles In Manliness:  Gordie Howe

Gordie Howe earned the nickname “Mr. Hockey” from his teammates, friends, commentators, opponents and his enemies while playing for my beloved Detroit Red Wings. It is possibly the coolest nickname of all time and likely the truest ever given to a man. Gordie Howe, while playing, WAS hockey. In his retirement, he still commands the respect as the best player of all time.
Most everyone, not just hockey fans, knows who he is. His exploits on the ice are legendary. Heck, there is even a made-up …

Entertainment, Roundups »

[2 Aug 2008 | No Comment | 18,277 views]
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 …

Featured, Man Up, Manly Sports »

[2 Aug 2008 | 10 Comments | 62,445 views]
How To Stretch And Be As Flexible As Bruce Lee

Get flexibility like Bruce Lee by following these techniques.

Manliness Traits »

[30 Jul 2008 | 12 Comments | 17,973 views]
Manliness Trait: Never Use Eight Words When Four Will Do

I stole this line directly from the remake of Ocean’s Eleven. Brad Pitt’s character (Rusty) was a man of very few words, but an extremely effective communicator.
Rusty coaches Matt Damon to “never use eight words, when four will do“. As Damon’s character (Linus) prepares for a one-time only attempt at the sting, Rusty wanted Linus to be an effective communicator and to NOT get on the nerves of Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia) – which could blow up the whole charade.
What Rusty was afraid of, was that Linus was …

The List »

[20 Jul 2008 | 9 Comments | 19,602 views]
Top 10 Chick Flicks With A Dash Of Manliness

Chick flicks are not manly.  No sense in trying to even debate this widely accepted principle.
We men have all been there, though.  The time comes when we need to satisfy our woman’s craving for the softer things in life and watching a sensitive, caring, loving movie is a great way to score major points.
There always is a handsome fella that is usually so freaking caring and considerate, it completely makes our lives impossible.  The love story does its best to point out where we men fall short and allows our …

Man Up »

[15 Jul 2008 | 5 Comments | 9,536 views]
Man Up Your Delivering Of Bad News

I opened my mail this morning and discovered my auto insurance company is dropping me as a customer because of a fender bender from 2 and 1/2 years ago.  I simply couldn’t believe my eyes.  In this world of uncertain times, I understand things don’t always make sense, but has my insurance company completely lost its mind???  Do they really want to control this message in a form letter?
Not that it matters, but I have an impeccable driving record and this was a minor incident that caused minor payments to …

Entertainment »

[4 Jul 2008 | No Comment | 7,985 views]
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. …