Manliness

Post about everything from carrying a handkerchief to manly skills (sharpening a pocket knife, etc.) to product reviews of items that may have slipped under our radar (e.g. - Grandpa's Pine Tar soap). No threads on anything "new" unless it harkens to old-fashioned sensibilities and ideals.
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I am manly because:

I can perform auto repair naked in the woods with only a coat hanger and silly putty
5
25%
I have facial hair
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45%
My mom tells me I am
1
5%
Bacon
5
25%
 
Total votes: 20

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Manliness

Post by JudgeRusty » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:08 am

Manliness. An OFG trait.
I try to turn to my roots, rearing and the occasional Art of Manliness articles for information, but who knew that the Wall Street Journal had all the answers.

This made me smile, a rare occurrence.
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1 ... itorsPicks
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Re: Manliness

Post by Cleon » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:17 pm

It's okay to respond, guys.
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Re: Manliness

Post by Bloodhound » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:24 pm

Dave Berry is funny
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Re: Manliness

Post by Onyx » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:29 pm

Because I'm not afraid to like the new song from the "One Direction" guy.

https://youtu.be/Y8R-zl7SDUU

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Re: Manliness

Post by hugodrax » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:46 pm

Someone willing to copy and paste it? I'm not paying for the WSJ.
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Re: Manliness

Post by Sir Moose » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:54 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:46 pm
Someone willing to copy and paste it? I'm not paying for the WSJ.
+1
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Re: Manliness

Post by JudgeRusty » Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:00 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:46 pm
Someone willing to copy and paste it? I'm not paying for the WSJ.
It was free when I posted it, google has a lot of links to it, all leading back to wsj's coin slot.
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Re: Manliness

Post by hugodrax » Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:03 pm

JudgeRusty wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:00 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:46 pm
Someone willing to copy and paste it? I'm not paying for the WSJ.
It was free when I posted it, google has a lot of links to it, all leading back to wsj's coin slot.
I'll see if I can find it. I actually removed my beard as an anti hipster maneuver.
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Re: Manliness

Post by JudgeRusty » Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:10 pm

It loses something when someone else reads it, but Hugo, I am nothing if not dependable:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzAQmdjpW44
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Re: Manliness

Post by JMG » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:36 pm

What are we talking about here. I can't read the article.
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Re: Manliness

Post by durangopipe » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:46 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:46 pm
Someone willing to copy and paste it? I'm not paying for the WSJ.
This.
And I love a Dave Barry.

He had me at . .
Dave Barry wrote:Granted, this answer will be wrong because it comes from the Internet, which is infested with teenagers, lunatics and Anthony Weiner. But it's convenient.
. . . be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 (NKJV)

The most improper job of any man, even saints, is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it, and least of all those who seek the opportunity.. J.R.R. Tolkien

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Re: Manliness

Post by JudgeRusty » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:40 am

It seems the only place on the whole internet to read it is on WSJ's pay site.

Will some of you that have not FOE'd me, notifiy JMG, Hugo and Durango, that I posted a youtube link to a guy reading the whole article.

All in all, it may not be worth the hype we created yesterday now, but it was a clever writing at the time.
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Re: Manliness

Post by venator260 » Wed May 03, 2017 7:25 pm

JudgeRusty wrote:
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:40 am
It seems the only place on the whole internet to read it is on WSJ's pay site.

Will some of you that have not FOE'd me, notifiy JMG, Hugo and Durango, that I posted a youtube link to a guy reading the whole article.

All in all, it may not be worth the hype we created yesterday now, but it was a clever writing at the time.
Google is everyone's friend. Someone at another forum decided that it was worth a C&P:

http://firewoodhoardersclub.com/forums/ ... hood.2948/

I wasn't about to hear someone read it to me. I read faster that most talk, and that doesn't allow me to skim, either.


The article's premise is interesting. I worked with a woman who referred to myself and other (rurally raised) teacher as a "rare breed of man" because we knew how to do stuff. Easy stuff I thought: change brakes on a car, butcher deer, household electrical repairs. She went on a few times such that I thought about reminding her that both he and I were married. She was not a young woman either; she was old enough to have birthed myself and the other man with whom she was impressed. It confused and concerned me that she had been on earth that long and not had a conversation with a man who changed his own oil.

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Re: Manliness

Post by durangopipe » Wed May 03, 2017 8:36 pm

JudgeRusty wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:10 pm
It loses something when someone else reads it, but Hugo, I am nothing if not dependable:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzAQmdjpW44
Thank you for your reliability, JudgeRusty.
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. . . be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 (NKJV)

The most improper job of any man, even saints, is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it, and least of all those who seek the opportunity.. J.R.R. Tolkien

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Re: Manliness

Post by Tatanka » Mon May 22, 2017 1:21 pm

I gifted all my grandsons with copies of Bolidi Sanders, Ph.D.'s book: Men of the Code about being or becoming a "real man" . A quote from page 59 is a sampling:

"Whenever you compromise your integrity, you hurt yourself mentally and spiritually. Your compromise can be compared to chipping away at your very foundation. The more you do it, the shakier your life becomes. Each time that you compromise your integrity in some way, it becomes easier and easier to do it again. The next time you are faced with a choice between right and wrong, your mind will start to tell you that you already compromised your integrity, so what is one more small compromise going to matter. ... Your mind has a way of justifying and rationalizing your actions."

I wrote something personal in the forward space of each book to that particular grandson, and hope they will read it; if even one page a day.
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Re: Manliness

Post by durangopipe » Mon May 22, 2017 1:55 pm

Tatanka wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 1:21 pm
I gifted all my grandsons with copies of Bolidi Sanders, Ph.D.'s book: Men of the Code about being or becoming a "real man" . A quote from page 59 is a sampling:

"Whenever you compromise your integrity, you hurt yourself mentally and spiritually. Your compromise can be compared to chipping away at your very foundation. The more you do it, the shakier your life becomes. Each time that you compromise your integrity in some way, it becomes easier and easier to do it again. The next time you are faced with a choice between right and wrong, your mind will start to tell you that you already compromised your integrity, so what is one more small compromise going to matter. ... Your mind has a way of justifying and rationalizing your actions."

I wrote something personal in the forward space of each book to that particular grandson, and hope they will read it; if even one page a day.

You are a good granddad, Tatanka.
And you've saved your grandsons from a career in politics!
. . . be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 (NKJV)

The most improper job of any man, even saints, is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it, and least of all those who seek the opportunity.. J.R.R. Tolkien

2017 Morley - Outstanding BRATASS of the Year

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