Turning The Man Card on Its Head: Taking a Look at What Makes the Man – Part I

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Our “Man Cards” examine compelling men of past and present and demonstrate the variation and range of masculinity. Our first series spans from Ernest Hemingway and Ben Franklin to Justin Timberlake, Robert Downey Jr., Anderson Cooper and Ichiro Suzuki.

86’d — A Cautionary Tale

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Ever been kicked out of a bar? Jarad Dewing has, and he wants to hear your stories as well.

“Find what matters to you and hunt it down like Teddy Roosevelt would a wildebeest, or Hemingway would a Marlin.”

Ernest Hemingway goes after a Marlin and wins

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The Sophisticate

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Kile Ozier was encouraged to cultivate a taste for alcohol at home. Without the pressures of a political life in the closet and a killer epidemic, it might not have become a problem … .

Rove Hack: The Anonymous Conspiracy

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Did hacker group Anonymous foil Karl Rove’s evil election-stealing plan? Greg Olear offers evidence that this conspiracy theory may be true.

And the Monarchs

  And the Monarchs   We shall talk again sometime, And I shall speak timidly About the morning’s quarter moon. I won’t mention Joyce or Hemingway or Kant, For I have never read their useless, futile words. When inspired and perhaps calm, I shall hint at the irony of all things, And I shall want […]

Passion Around Two Coffee Pots

Passion Around Two Coffee Pots   After you have heated the coffee pots And after you have emptied and cleaned them, We will talk yet again Around our silly, incipient love. I shall want to discuss it naked With you in a shower, But I cannot. I shall only gaze And converse nervously About the […]

Love Song No. 12 Dec. 8

Love Song No. 12 Dec. 8   Bending like Light In Einstein’s occipital, I saw a woman in red. She was yesterday, and I don’t care, Nor do I care for The Grateful Dead. She wore black boots, I thought of Grace Slick, I sat on a stratus blue, For I love Ms. Julie And […]

Hand over your man card

Balls belong between your legs, not in  a purse.   Some guys don’t deserve to carry their own Man Card.  We’ve become a society that is comfortable with letting women hang onto men’s balls.  Apparently it’s for “safe keeping”, but I don’t buy that shit. Often times these women carry the juevos around in their […]

The Dick-tionary

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Think you know the difference between an asshole and a douchebag? Your guide to understanding insults leveled at guys.

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Baldness is disappearing, religion could become extinct, and Hemingway reviews restaurants online.

Christmas With P.S.O.

Sometimes I’m just a douche… It’s now a couple weeks into dating the Phone Sex Operator (P.S.O.) and things seem to be going well.  Her work schedule is busy at year-end and we were trying to get together on Wednesday for lunch in downtown Buffalo.  I sent her an e-mail in the morning telling her […]