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A thread wherein guys rant, complain, and chat about MANLY MAN THINGS
What kind of manly man music do you like? For me I'm into Five Finger Death Punch (5FDP), Eluveitie (makes me want to throw on a kilt and kill something), Rammstein, pretty much all the heavy stuff, in particular, industrial metal.
I'm always looking for new music so what do you like?
First man that says M. Jackson, Culture Club or Justin Bieber, I will attempt to virtually bitch slap you through the internet!
Starting Date: Dec 18, 2010
Starting Weight: 294 pounds
Current Weight: 235 pounds
Goal Weight: 195 pounds
Oh yeah, you cant beat the classics ( no pun intended ). Christy Canyon was a personal favorite.
Today's starlets - I dunno - call me a prude, but I find nothing arousing about some gagging skank having a cup full of man chowder dumped onto her upturned face.
I never understood the whole facial money shots thing. If I'm going to jerk off on a woman's face, what do I need the woman for? I can do that by myself on the printed face of a centerfold, about the same difference IMHO.
AKA: Texas Grok
Originally posted by texas.grok
Facebook is to intelligence what a black hole is to light
CNN and Newsweek are extremely biased publications in my opinion. Can't take them seriously for information.
Have been wanting to stay out of this thread, but had to agree with this a thousand times over and throw in my support for every soldier out there. My husband was in the IAF when we were in Israel, and I hope my kids will serve there as well one day (or here, if we are still in the US). The sacrifices these men and women make so we can 'sit on our asses and lead our cushy lifestyles while pretending to be oh so civilized and tolerant and anti-everything' is unimaginable to anyone who has never been on a battle field or away from their family in a hostile environment.
I do begrudge anyone who thinks women should not serve though. Women are as capable as men are (with the right training) of defending themselves on the battlefield.
My husband is over a foot taller than me, well built, very strong and he loves to tinker with things and build stuff. I too love to build stuff. When we need to put a piece of furniture together and I want to do it, should I not do it because it is a slap to his manhood that I can do something physical as well as he can?
I do most of the cooking. He loves to cook as well, should he not cook because he is getting in the way of what I do best and its not a mans job to nurture the family? Or, is it okay because he is the man so he gets to pick and choose which chores he gets to handle, while I simply do whatever he does not want to?
A man who is truly comfortable with his position in life will not find 'female work' demeaning and will not be threatened by a woman who is physically strong and capable of building furniture, a fire or any other sort of 'male work'. I can be as tender as a baby chicken, or as tough as nails depending on the situation, as can he. We've been together almost 14 years and married almost 12.
He is a man through and through, served in the IAF and is the best thing that ever happened to me. Yet he has changed many diapers, he washes dishes, he does laundry at times, he helps me out when I need his help and I help him out when he needs my help (be it writing a document or carrying our vegetable garden from the deck where he built it to its resting home). We are a team and we do what needs to be done without worrying about silly stereotypes society places on us.
That to me is an alpha male, a man who is not threatened by 'woman's work' and will roll up his sleeves and get his hands dirty in a sink full of dishes as easily as he will chop wood for me or clean his rifle.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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I may have mentioned before that I don't know of too many happy marriages, but the ones I do know of invariably have a strong leader and able provider doing a job he loves as the husband, and a home-loving nurturer as the wife (and they have three or four kids). The majority of the unhappy marriages I know of have both partners working, and the man unable to satisfy the woman mentally or sexually (usually because he is so damn overworked, but in one case he's just an ass).
Sometimes I think of it like this. A man and a woman as a couple are like an egg. The man is the outer shell and the woman is the yolk inside. The yolk needs the outer shell to keep it safe and to keep it contained in the proper shape for life to develop. But without the yolk, the shell has no purpose. And the hard shell gains some strength to absorb blows thanks to the yielding and soft yolk underneath. Without it, the shell would shatter very easily. Hokey enough for you?
I can get behind the yolk analogy, and I agree with a lot of what huntergirlhayden is saying about submission/dominance dynamics in relationships. I like guys who are more dominant and won't apologize for being who they are, but I don't like assholes either, but I also really hate 'emotional tampons.' I like being teased (like given a dumb nickname, made fun of for quirks... not 'negged' and having my self-esteem brought down), but I also don't feel that it's my place to initiate that kind of playful environment in the early stages of a relationship. I also hope that when I have kids I'd be able to be deeply involved in their upbringing, rather then letting tv raise them. (but I also wonder, isn't that whole 'letting the man do the heavy lifting' the same princess mentality that several posters were denigrating earlier??)
That said, I also grew up in a very traditional/conservative culture and household, and I've seen what happens when those traditional gender roles are actually the norm. It's a pain the ass to grow up bearing the burden of responsibility simply because you're a girl, while the boys are allowed to roam free. I've seen in several cases what happens when the man, who holds the dominant role, doesn't follow through responsibly and is in fact kind of a shitty person--it turns out really poorly for both the wife and the children, and divorce really is the last option in those kinds of situations. While I agree that masculinity and femininity are lost arts, I think there is a lot of idealizing of traditional gender roles going on here too.