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[15 Nov 2008 | 5 Comments | ]
Return To Manliness Roundup: Financial Armageddon Edition

Financial Armageddon
I am a financial management consultant by trade and I have been diligently looking for work lately.  I’ve had several opportunities which were sure things that slipped away with the speed of my 401k value from September 15th – this is the day Lehman Brothers filed for BK.   That changed everything.
Everyone, and I mean everyone, is locking it down right now.  Commerce is barely moving and my line of work, like so many others, is viable only when the business is working.
This financial crisis is one for the ages.  …

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[23 Aug 2008 | 2 Comments | ]
Return To Manliness Roundup:  Cuban TaeKwonDo Fighter Loses His Mind Edition

As with the weightlifter who nearly yanked his arm off dislocating his elbow from his body, yet another one of my manly sports at the Olympics has gained TONS of attention.  This time not for an incredible roundhouse that leaves one of the fighters wishing they took up swimming instead.
Cuban TaeKwonDo fighter, Angel Matos, lost his mind today after being disqualified at the Olympics for taking too long on an injury timeout. He thought best to attempt to remove the referee’s head with one of his feet.  Interesting footage, don’t …

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[21 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]
Cheap Yard Beer, Dr. Awesome, Multitasking And The Manival

The Manival is hosted this week by Dr. Awesome over at To Every Man A Manswer – Return To Manliness was given the opportunity to show off our love for the great American male pastime, Cheap Yard Beer.  Dr. Awesome’s site is a collection of pretty cool posts outlining his take on everything from manliness to mancrushes.  His format is to answer reader questions in great detail – with his original voice and candor.
I’m subscribed to the site and I encourage you to check out some of his articles.  One …

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[17 Aug 2008 | 3 Comments | ]
Return To Manliness Roundup:  Earnest Borgnine Edition

A good friend of mine, Dave, sent me a video clip of the legendary actor on a recent morning show.  I love Dave and I love Ernest Borgnine more than ever at this point.  I saw this video was captured over at The Common Man as well.  Great minds think alike.
When reminded of his age, he was asked his secret to life.  Take a listen (only a minute).

I’m reminded of the amazing candidness that happens when you reach a certain age.  It happens at different ages for all of us, …

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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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[26 Jul 2008 | 3 Comments | ]
Manliness Must Reads:  Metrosexual Edition

Is being a Metrosexual manly?  The short hair helps the argument.
I subscribe to Google Alerts and receive maybe 100 emails a day on keywords appearing in blogs, news stories, etc.  This past week, the keyword “metrosexual” showed up A LOT.
Plenty of of it has to do with news concerning the Beckham and Ronaldo battle for the king of metrosexuals crown.  That doesn’t tell the whole story, though.
When Mark Simpson coined this term in 1994 and followed it up in 2002 with a story in Salon.com introducing “Becks” as the undisputed …

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[22 Jul 2008 | No Comment | ]

Over at A Good Husband.net, the weekly Manival #13 (blog carnival for men) has been published.  Cory does an incredible job on his blog talking about everything under the sun when it comes to “being a good husband”.
Once again, Return To Manliness was fortunate enough to make the cut with one our Manliness Trait articles.  This week’s installment of Treat The Speaker As The Most Important Person In The Room was a labor of love for me to compose.
I try to implement and live my life by all of my …

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[19 Jul 2008 | One Comment | ]

The conservative magazine, The National Review, had columnist Lou Aguilar write an article this week called Real Men Vote for McCain. He pulls together 10 points why McCain would be a better choice than Obama based on his level manliness.
I need to remind everyone at this point that Aguilar is a fiction writer.   I know the NR would like to think they are writing the facts and making good points, but…
I need to remind everyone that Aguilar is a fiction writer!!!  And for the most part, his article is mostly …