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Interesting (to me anyway) Site

Post by Roadmaster » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:40 am

I don't have man card but this site is kinda interesting.
http://www.artofmanliness.com

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Re: Interesting (to me anyway) Site

Post by hugodrax » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:22 am

Roadmaster wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:40 am
I don't have man card but this site is kinda interesting.
http://www.artofmanliness.com
Been there once or twice. There are some interesting articles and some crud. The more interesting thing is the need for sites like this. I hate to give any fuel to the fire, but as useful as sites like this can be, it's also a sign of a real societal shame: absent or disinterested fathers have led to a generation of men who look to the web for guidance.

Don't get me wrong, I wasn't taught how to tip a hat or what to do with the dessert spoon, but it's sad that people go through life not knowing how to duke the valet or tip at a restaurant. I'm glad those sites are there, but I do wish, at least a little bit, that they weren't necessary.
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Re: Interesting (to me anyway) Site

Post by durangopipe » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:32 am

hugodrax wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:22 am
Roadmaster wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:40 am
I don't have man card but this site is kinda interesting.
http://www.artofmanliness.com
Been there once or twice. There are some interesting articles and some crud. The more interesting thing is the need for sites like this. I hate to give any fuel to the fire, but as useful as sites like this can be, it's also a sign of a real societal shame: absent or disinterested fathers have led to a generation of men who look to the web for guidance.

Don't get me wrong, I wasn't taught how to tip a hat or what to do with the dessert spoon, but it's sad that people go through life not knowing how to duke the valet or tip at a restaurant. I'm glad those sites are there, but I do wish, at least a little bit, that they weren't necessary.

Agree that a site like this is a double-edged sword, both a pleasure to explore and an indication of something lacking in culture.

However, this page won me with what it affirmed:

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2016/01/2 ... free-time/

The gardener was smoking a pipe. Tobacco aficionado was included as a worthwhile hobby. Marksmanship, fishing and hunting were valued. It made me feel less of a dinosaur.

But honestly, they had me at number two: ham radio. Amateur Radio still exists, and the community remains one of service, warm fellowship, friendliness and shared interest based on ongoing learning, shared technical knowledge and experimentation that continues to contribute its expertise to the broader community during small events (providing communication during events like bicycle races) and large disasters (always the first to establish communication during natural disasters and unnatural disasters, like when the twin towers were brought down).

Thanks for posting the link, Roadmaster. Some enjoyable affirmations of values and interests there that I was not expecting.

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Post by infidel » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:43 am

It's a great site, full of great content and sure philosophical and moral footing. You two sound like "real men shouldn't need reference material for manly things". Piffle.
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Post by hugodrax » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:49 am

infidel wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:43 am
It's a great site, full of great content and sure philosophical and moral footing. You two sound like "real men shouldn't need reference material for manly things". Piffle.
Is English your native tongue?
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Post by infidel » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:54 am

hugodrax wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:49 am
infidel wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:43 am
It's a great site, full of great content and sure philosophical and moral footing. You two sound like "real men shouldn't need reference material for manly things". Piffle.
Is English your native tongue?
Is ad hominem your go-to retort?
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infidel wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:43 am
It's a great site, full of great content and sure philosophical and moral footing. You two sound like "real men shouldn't need reference material for manly things". Piffle.
More like "A healthy culture raises real men."

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Post by infidel » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:19 am

Del wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:11 am
infidel wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:43 am
It's a great site, full of great content and sure philosophical and moral footing. You two sound like "real men shouldn't need reference material for manly things". Piffle.
More like "A healthy culture raises real men."

Until sanity is restored, we have CPS and The Art of Manliness for reference.
More utopian nonsense. No culture ever has raised all its males to be "real men".
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Post by TNLawPiper » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:28 am

infidel wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:19 am
Del wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:11 am
infidel wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:43 am
It's a great site, full of great content and sure philosophical and moral footing. You two sound like "real men shouldn't need reference material for manly things". Piffle.
More like "A healthy culture raises real men."

Until sanity is restored, we have CPS and The Art of Manliness for reference.
More utopian nonsense. No culture ever has raised all its males to be "real men".
Are you completely sure of that, infidel? There was a time in America when all boys were born men and could both kill a bear and deliver an eloquent toast before age 5.

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Post by durangopipe » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:41 am

TNLawPiper wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:28 am
infidel wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:19 am
Del wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:11 am
infidel wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:43 am
It's a great site, full of great content and sure philosophical and moral footing. You two sound like "real men shouldn't need reference material for manly things". Piffle.
More like "A healthy culture raises real men."

Until sanity is restored, we have CPS and The Art of Manliness for reference.
More utopian nonsense. No culture ever has raised all its males to be "real men".
Are you completely sure of that, infidel? There was a time in America when all boys were born men and could both kill a bear and deliver an eloquent toast before age 5.
Davy Crockett kilt him a be 'ar when he was only three.
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Re: Interesting (to me anyway) Site

Post by TNLawPiper » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:42 am

durangopipe wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:41 am
TNLawPiper wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:28 am
infidel wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:19 am
Del wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:11 am
infidel wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:43 am
It's a great site, full of great content and sure philosophical and moral footing. You two sound like "real men shouldn't need reference material for manly things". Piffle.
More like "A healthy culture raises real men."

Until sanity is restored, we have CPS and The Art of Manliness for reference.
More utopian nonsense. No culture ever has raised all its males to be "real men".
Are you completely sure of that, infidel? There was a time in America when all boys were born men and could both kill a bear and deliver an eloquent toast before age 5.
Davy Crockett kilt him a be 'ar when he was only three.
Indeed, but it took him two more years to give his first eloquent toast.

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Post by durangopipe » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:51 am

TNLawPiper wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:42 am
durangopipe wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:41 am
TNLawPiper wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:28 am
infidel wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:19 am
Del wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:11 am
infidel wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:43 am
It's a great site, full of great content and sure philosophical and moral footing. You two sound like "real men shouldn't need reference material for manly things". Piffle.
More like "A healthy culture raises real men."

Until sanity is restored, we have CPS and The Art of Manliness for reference.
More utopian nonsense. No culture ever has raised all its males to be "real men".
Are you completely sure of that, infidel? There was a time in America when all boys were born men and could both kill a bear and deliver an eloquent toast before age 5.
Davy Crockett kilt him a be 'ar when he was only three.
Indeed, but it took him two more years to give his first eloquent toast.

True, true.
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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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Post by Del » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:16 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:51 am
TNLawPiper wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:42 am
durangopipe wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:41 am
TNLawPiper wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:28 am
infidel wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:19 am
Del wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:11 am
infidel wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:43 am
It's a great site, full of great content and sure philosophical and moral footing. You two sound like "real men shouldn't need reference material for manly things". Piffle.
More like "A healthy culture raises real men."

Until sanity is restored, we have CPS and The Art of Manliness for reference.
More utopian nonsense. No culture ever has raised all its males to be "real men".
Are you completely sure of that, infidel? There was a time in America when all boys were born men and could both kill a bear and deliver an eloquent toast before age 5.
Davy Crockett kilt him a be 'ar when he was only three.
Indeed, but it took him two more years to give his first eloquent toast.

True, true.
There have been many cultures across many centuries who trained boys by the age of 12 to support themselves, raise families, and conduct themselves as men in peace and in war.
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Post by durangopipe » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:42 pm

Del wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:16 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:51 am
TNLawPiper wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:42 am
durangopipe wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:41 am
TNLawPiper wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:28 am
infidel wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:19 am
Del wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:11 am
infidel wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:43 am
It's a great site, full of great content and sure philosophical and moral footing. You two sound like "real men shouldn't need reference material for manly things". Piffle.
More like "A healthy culture raises real men."

Until sanity is restored, we have CPS and The Art of Manliness for reference.
More utopian nonsense. No culture ever has raised all its males to be "real men".
Are you completely sure of that, infidel? There was a time in America when all boys were born men and could both kill a bear and deliver an eloquent toast before age 5.
Davy Crockett kilt him a be 'ar when he was only three.
Indeed, but it took him two more years to give his first eloquent toast.

True, true.
There have been many cultures across many centuries who trained boys by the age of 12 to support themselves, raise families, and conduct themselves as men in peace and in war.
I think the age should be thirteen, or what's a Be 'ar Mitzvah for?
Davy Crocket grinned him a be 'ar at his Be 'ar Mitzvah, and then made an eloquent toast.

They wore coonskin yarmulkes.
I understand they served bear on a shingle.
. . . 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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Post by Gabriel » Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:10 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:42 pm
Del wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:16 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:51 am
TNLawPiper wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:42 am
durangopipe wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:41 am
TNLawPiper wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:28 am
infidel wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:19 am
Del wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:11 am
infidel wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:43 am
It's a great site, full of great content and sure philosophical and moral footing. You two sound like "real men shouldn't need reference material for manly things". Piffle.
More like "A healthy culture raises real men."

Until sanity is restored, we have CPS and The Art of Manliness for reference.
More utopian nonsense. No culture ever has raised all its males to be "real men".
Are you completely sure of that, infidel? There was a time in America when all boys were born men and could both kill a bear and deliver an eloquent toast before age 5.
Davy Crockett kilt him a be 'ar when he was only three.
Indeed, but it took him two more years to give his first eloquent toast.

True, true.
There have been many cultures across many centuries who trained boys by the age of 12 to support themselves, raise families, and conduct themselves as men in peace and in war.
I think the age should be thirteen, or what's a Be 'ar Mitzvah for?
Davy Crocket grinned him a be 'ar at his Be 'ar Mitzvah, and then made an eloquent toast.

They wore coonskin yarmulkes.
I understand they served bear on a shingle.
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Post by hugodrax » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:23 pm

infidel wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:54 am
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:49 am
infidel wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:43 am
It's a great site, full of great content and sure philosophical and moral footing. You two sound like "real men shouldn't need reference material for manly things". Piffle.
Is English your native tongue?
Is ad hominem your go-to retort?
Only with people that deliberately misunderstand in order to make a cheap point.
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Post by dennisthemenace » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:41 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:41 am
TNLawPiper wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:28 am
infidel wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:19 am
Abortion bad wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:11 am
infidel wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:43 am
It's a great site, full of great content and sure philosophical and moral footing. You two sound like "real men shouldn't need reference material for manly things". Piffle.
More like "A healthy culture raises real men."

Until sanity is restored, we have CPS and The Art of Manliness for reference.
More utopian nonsense. No culture ever has raised all its males to be "real men".
Are you completely sure of that, infidel? There was a time in America when all boys were born men and could both kill a bear and deliver an eloquent toast before age 5.
Davy Crockett kilt him a be 'ar when he was only three.
The bear was three. Crockett was thirty-two.
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Post by durangopipe » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:59 pm

dennisthemenace wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:41 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:41 am
TNLawPiper wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:28 am
infidel wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:19 am
Abortion bad wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:11 am
infidel wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:43 am
It's a great site, full of great content and sure philosophical and moral footing. You two sound like "real men shouldn't need reference material for manly things". Piffle.
More like "A healthy culture raises real men."

Until sanity is restored, we have CPS and The Art of Manliness for reference.
More utopian nonsense. No culture ever has raised all its males to be "real men".
Are you completely sure of that, infidel? There was a time in America when all boys were born men and could both kill a bear and deliver an eloquent toast before age 5.
Davy Crockett kilt him a be 'ar when he was only three.
The bear was three. Crockett was thirty-two.
Yeah, well who you gonna believe?
I got me proof raht heer:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=txcRQedoEyY
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