Esquire.com has an interesting essay by Tom Chiarella: “What Is A Man?” A sample:
A man can cook eggs. A man can always find something good to watch on television. A man can speak to dogs. A man doesn’t point out that he did the dishes. A man knows how to lose an afternoon. Drinking, playing Grand Theft Auto, driving aimlessly, shooting pool. A man does not wither at the thought of dancing. But it is generally to be avoided.
Being a fan of well-written, funny generalizations, I wasn’t offended by the list, nor did it strike me as particularly sexist. Although, many of the “manly” attributes apply as easily to women. Many are qualities I love in any person. The anti-thesis of “What Is A Man?”, it seems to me, is “What Is A Boy?” Check my list out after the jump.
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Hugh “Wolverine” Jackman is putting on quite the show with the Royal Marines Commando Display Team! But the actor is actually about to scale the wall of The Sun newspaper in London, not film a pivotal scene in a gay porn. [London, 4/16/09] Keep reading »
“From checking out Playboy I always thought — jeezum, we still don’t have a better word for it than vagina, do we? — I thought it was behind the pubic hair, and it faced horizontal. You know, east/west, not south. So the first time I got to third base, man, I was hunting for a long time.”
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It’s STD Awareness Month! We’ve been talking a lot about the icky stuff you can get while bumping uglies, while Dr. V has urged you to have as much fun as you want, so long as you wear a condom. In the past, we’ve talked to the guys on our IM about how often they actually use condoms, but we’ve never grilled them about how often they get tested for STDs. And what I really wanted to know was how often they were actually honest when a potential sex partner asked them that question. Let’s find out… Keep reading »
Fine, I’ll level with you. After all, we’ve been through so much together. You’re like foreign exchange students to me. Not unlike sisters. But I wouldn’t feel gross if I “accidentally” walked in on you while you showered. TMI?
Chances are the reason he hasn’t called you back is because he doesn’t want to talk to you. Maybe he can’t talk to you. Maybe he’s fighting pirates, composing an opera, shampooing orphaned kittens.
If he hasn’t called you back, don’t hemorrhage. Don’t instant message your bestie to bitch and moan. I’ve observed many of you in the wild; bitching and moaning begats more bitching and moaning. A dude not calling you back will snowball into ridiculousness. The simplest, most reasonable answer is the right one. His phone could have been turned off, his grandmother could have died, he could have been hit by a truck and has amnesia. Simple, right? Keep reading »
And gets a bloody nose while doing it! [Filming "The Rum Diaries," Puerto Rico, 4/14/09] Keep reading »
What a day it is for Paul Rudd fans! Ahem, today:
- We discovered the above clip of Paul Rudd on “Sesame Street,” dressed up as the Earth, singing about environmentalism!
- We listened to Paul Rudd read from a bodice ripping romance novel on ABC News.
- We bookmarked the blog Paul Rudd Loves You — and you should too!
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The Who’s legendary guitarist, Pete Townsend, just got dumped by his wife of 40 years. She stood by him through drug addiction and child porn accusations, but now that the 63 year old rocker has got a 35 year old girl friend, wifey Karen Astley can finally see he’s beyond help. While we bet Grandpa Pete can still play a mean pinball, now he’s looking more like a pinhead for dating a woman who is younger than his own daughters. SCORE bro- um, NOT! But skeezy Papa Pete isn’t the only 60-something who has robbed the cradle for coochie. Here are some other famous old farts popping Viagra like their girlfriend’s have to pop zits…[DailyMail]
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Dating is all flirty fun until you go out with someone a few times and then decide you’re not so into them. But how do you tell them you don’t want to see them anymore? Lately, we’ve been noticing that men are pulling the sensitive card more and more often, using their supposed emotional vulnerability as an excuse for everything from getting out of dating us to getting out of sex. I’ve had not one but two men tell me they thought I was wonderful, blah, blah, blah, but they just got out of a relationship and weren’t ready to date. It was more like they didn’t want to date me, and they thought they could let me down easy by blaming their tender hearts. We’re not against men who are actually in touch with their emotions, just those who pretend to be so they aren’t required to tell us the truth. After the jump, five stories from women who have had men pull the sensitive card on them (when they weren’t really all that sensitive). Keep reading »