This discussion might have already been posted, but given the number of discussions, it is hard to tell.
So here goes:
I want to initiate the ultimate list of Manly Things.
Add to it, or even disagree with something someone has added, but NO DUPLICATES (that means, you have to read and pay attention to what has already been listed)
Does not have to be physical things, can also be activities, etc.
I am interested to see if we can reach 1,000 items; shouldn't be that difficult.
Here are my contributions for the first 25:
1. barber shops
2. coin collections
4. Aqua Velva
6. wing tips
7. pin up posters
8. beer mugs
9. Right Guard
12. betting shops
14. chewing tabacco
17. hairy pits
18. hula girl lamps
19. English Leather
21. cowboy boots
24. shoe shine kits
25. money clips
357. Using quotes from Roadhouse for your email signature. Example: "This place has a sign hangin' over the urinal that says, "Don't eat the big white mint".
358. Cooking a Pork Shoulder or Brisket on the Big Green Egg (which you refer to as the BGE, never the Big Green Egg).
359. Drinking Shiners Bok from the bottle.
360. Sitting at the head of the table and saying grace.
361. Opening jars for your wife/woman.
362. Wearing Levis 501's or Wrangler 13MWX.
363. George Strait
366. Chopping wood and carrying water - taking whatever work is available to feed your family in tough times.
367. Being the calmest person in the room when you're dying.
368. Robert Shaw movies.
369. Johnny Cash records.
370. Body denial. Thinking yourself an Adonis despite all photographic evidence.
371. Being the guy who asks a woman to dance when everyone else is hugging the wall not wanting to look to eager.
372. Avoiding juvenile language like "meh."
373. Loving your mama. Quoth Mr T: "Any man don't love his momma can't be no friend of mine."
374. Magnum PI reruns.
Bravery in the face of adversity, or sticking to your guns even though you're absolutely shit scared.
375. Admitting when you make a mistake and trying to remedy it.
376. Schubert's Erlkoenig.
377. The last movement of Mahler 2.
378. The last movement of Beethoven 9.
379. Knowing how to pick your battles.
380. Passing on accumulated knowledge (no matter how old/young you are).
381. Being willing to learn from those with whom you disagree.
382. Neither letting your emotions rule you nor being afraid to show them.
383. Memorizing poetry and/or Scripture.
384. Having pride in your heritage. E.g. "Aragorn, son of Arathron; heir of Isildur; chieftain of the Dunedain; heir to the thrones of Gondor, Arnor, and Numenor; Elessar, the Elfstone; King of the West."