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Manhood

TweetBrett and Kate McKay have put together a series of Ernest Hemingway-inspired motivational posters.  Several of these are pretty good. I’m more of a demotivators man myself, alas.

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The price of beer and steak is on the rise.

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Despite what the advertisements may tell you, manhood has little to do with what kind of cigarettes you smoke, what car you drive, or how white your shirts could be.

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We have learned to cease thinking of ourselves as men. That’s a mistake.

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Tweet I just got back from a tour of the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea.  There are two villages, one on the southern side, and one to the north.  The South Korean village built a 100 meter flagpole for a large South Korean flag.  Soon after, the North Koreans built a 160 meter [...]

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TweetBlogosphere veteran Jeff Jarvis has announced that he has prostate cancer.  He’s handling it with his usual good humor and the prognosis is very encouraging.  But only because his doctors caught it very early. Which means he got himself to said doctors. There’s a lesson there, no? Dr. Paul O’Neill, writing at WebMD, has a [...]

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The Chrome Dome

by Jon Stonger on 10 August 2009

A masculine approach to baldness

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TweetNeal Frankie has a good post on the virtues of starting a side business:Why do I love being self-employed? Because it allows me to express myself freely. At the end of the day, I believe this is the real pay-off for most small business owners who love what they do. I left the corporate world [...]

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TweetWhile he’s not my cup of tea politically or as a fashion plate (mom jeans, indeed) it’s hard not to admire Barack Obama’s demeanor. Taegan Goddard points to a story on the way the man approaches golf, a sport that also serves as a four-letter word. President Obama, “who took up golf in his mid-30s [...]

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Remember those commercials in which athletes and actors sat around a table discussing questions about manhood such as whether it’s permissible to put lime in one’s beer?

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You could do worse than John Wayne as your role model for manliness.

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