I've decided that my circle of guy friends needs a higher dose of manliness on a somewhat regular basis. I was talking with an aquaintance during a concert recently (yeah, it was that good) and we…Continue
"My friends and I do exactly what you are suggesting.
We like to have a nice bite to eat and a drink or two,
often someone will bring a liquor (or liquer) that is new to everyone.
After eating and a pipe or cigar on the deck we head to…"
"I have, and regularly use both. I use my DEs on weekdays and my straights on the weekend. The straight is capable of giving me a BBS (baby's butt smooth) shave like nothing else can. It just longer to carry out than a DE, which is why I reserve…"
"Matthew, I would suggest joining the forum over at www.straightrazorplace.com and buying one professionally honed by a reputable member. You'll spend about half the cost of the Dovo and probably get a nicer razor. No offense to Mark's…"
"I went through many a tub full of Murray's in my greaser days. The easiest way to get it out is to use dishwashing liquid. Just grab the Palmolive from under the kitchen sink and lather up as if it were shampoo. It might take a few repeats (and…"
"Do you mind sharing what kind of strop you got? Some strops need work while others are ready to go out of the box.
If you have a Russian cowhide strop (has a nappy, rough texture) then you have a lot of work to do in order to smooth the leather so…"
"That is awesome! Congrats on one heck of a first gun! You can't go wrong with a good revolver. Just remember that owning a firearm is a big responsibilty, but I can tell you're already taking it very seriously.
Just out of curiosity, not…"
"I think gentleman's night is a brilliant idea. A friend and I were just talking on a camping trip about how the time spent hanging out with other men has lately become a passive activity, and how we wanted something like a men's night on a…"
"well one got called into work, and the other just forgot...but me and the one other guy who came had some good conversation, we talked about some of jack vettriano's paintings, and some of the stuff that was on the news (we were seated right…"
"My buddy and I had a 'Guy Weekend' this past weekend at his house outside of Philly. Our other friend (my roommate) was supposed to go but backed out. Here's what we did:
- Went to some boxing matches in South Philly Friday night and…"
"I would leave out the laptops. We're plugged in all day every day these days. We need a place to get away from that. Also, the TV's, I would place behind one way glass to hide them and only turn them on during fight night (and only for…"
"The institution of The Man Club at El Cerrito High School came on a cool winter night in 2005. At our friend's annual black-tie cocktail party (we were sophomores and juniors in high school), there were four young men who wanted to watch the…"
"It's an iconic image, that I think was originally a "naughty" tongue-in-cheek assertion of masculine status in the days of military and naval hell-raising circa 1900-1960. The flash that went along with the pinup girls revolved around…"
""Not having kids" is the opposite of an investment ... like not asking out that smoking-hot-girl because it might've cost you a couple of bucks. Experience is its own reward. If not-doing-something qualifies as your best…"
"Best investment ever: not having kids. Had a vasectomy when I was 22. 1 time $500 expense (insurance paid the rest) vs. cost of kids. $$$$$$$$$
Worst investment ever: buying an expensive solar panel that never paid for…"
"I think this anecdote has value: First of all, I'm straight. But I have been approached and hit on/flirted with by gay guys many times. Had a few guys offer to buy me a drink in a very obvious way. Had guys just come up…"
Hey guys,Just curious, do any of you have any mental routines (thoughts, meditations) you go through to prepare your mind before you compete, drill etc.? I know how to warm up my body well enough, but as a BJJ white belt, once I get grappling, I have a hard time slowing down my mind down and focusing on my next move. I am told that every white belt is a spaz and this will change over time, but if you guys have any wisdom to share about this, I would be happy to learn from you.See More