January 2011 Blog Posts (30)

Comic 006: The Fight


Added by Stephen Larsen on January 30, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

30 Days to a Better Man; Day 17 - Talk to 3 Strangers

Day 17, quite a tricky one for an introvert like me.  Brett and Kate said that it's pride that makes us to not want to talk to strangers, not nervousness.  I've always seen it as being a form of nervousness; in fact, I think I suffer from a mild case of social anxiety of some sort.  Talking to strangers is very difficult for me. 


However, if  hope to start my own company in the near future, I'm going to have to learn how to talk to…


Added by Riaan Nel on January 28, 2011 at 4:03pm — 1 Comment

Real Hero for Real Men

Check out this shirt of WWI Hero Eddie Rickenbacker.  Great quote as well.




 Also found this poster with another great quote.



Added by Eric Wiech on January 27, 2011 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Uh, this may help

Today I want to talk to you about getting your message across clearly.


It seems to me that as a society, we fear silence and feel compelled to fill gaps with words and sounds that have no meaning or purpose and we end up sounding a little thick in the process. It doesn't have to be this…


Added by Leah Morrigan on January 27, 2011 at 8:34am — 2 Comments

Dating Your Friend's Ex-Girlfriend

A friend of mine, let's say Friend A, recently began dating the ex-girlfriend of one of our mutual friends, Friend B. Friend B still has feelings for his ex-girlfriend. Are there any man codes against dating your friend's ex? How can one go about starting a relationship with this girl while maintaining an excellent friendship with Friend B? Or should this situation be avoided at all costs? Feel free to answer with advice or personal experience. Thanks!

Added by John Dembowski on January 27, 2011 at 12:53am — No Comments

Homemade granola bars

This has come up a couple times in chat now, so here:


1/4 cup oil

3/4 cup water

1 egg

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 brown sugar

2 cups whole wheat flour

3 cups granola

options: cinnamon to taste, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. vanilla


Stir together. Spread in greased 13x9" pan. Bake at, oh, 375*F. until hard but not burned.

Halve recipe for 8x8" pan. I'm preferring the half recipe to the whole recipe for my dedicated…


Added by Penelope on January 26, 2011 at 6:47pm — 3 Comments

It Begins [and never ends] Here

have recently come to the realization that after 19 years of life, I have much to learn. How obvious is that? Not very. I don’t mean learning in a literal manner; “there are lots of books out there with lots of facts”. No. I thought - for quite some time - that I was fully developed, fully formed as an individual. This is something that has fairly recently struck me as total bull.

Why? I was unhappy.

I used to think that I was unhappy for no reason whatsoever. After… Continue

Added by Great1 on January 26, 2011 at 5:35pm — 3 Comments

Chris Webby Come to Webster Hall 02/20/11

Chris Webby Concert at Webster Hall on Feb 20 (Presidents Day) Chris Webby (Christian Webster) is an up-and-coming rapper from the suburbs of Fairfield County, Connecticut. In just over a year and a half, Webster has released 5 full-length mixtapes, all freely available at datpiff.com. His most recent…


Added by John Stevens on January 26, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Playboy Effect

I will start this off by saying that there is no explicit content in this post. This is just my analysis of why most  young men our age treat girls badly.


 These days it's rare to find a high school male who treats his girlfriend with respect. What's even more painful for me, is that a good guy like me can't seem to get the the beautiful angels walking around campus. If your like me you probably take a shower at least once a day, shave, brush your teeth, take care of your…


Added by Sam Whitfield on January 24, 2011 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

Interest in tobacciana?

I've been lurking in here (discussions and articles) for about a week and I've noticed while there are one or two places mentioning smoking, it seems that there just isn't a lot of information on here. 

Working as a tobacconist, especially in this particular shop, tobacco is one of the things outside academia I am actually relatively confident in my knowledge of, but before I start dithering on about the relative merits of pipe materials, tobaccos, and cigar maintenance (I feel as if…


Added by Liam O. on January 24, 2011 at 5:59pm — No Comments

30 Days to a Better Man; Day 16 - Create a Budget

I was stuck on day 15 for more than a week, but now that that's been done, I made sure not to stay on day 16 for more than a day.


I've often thought that life would be much easier if there was no such thing as money.  A lot of my stress results from finances, and I've been wanting to create a budget for a long time.  In fact, I did create a budget once, using an Excel spreadsheet.  Sadly, I found it confusing and a bit pointless - so obviously I wasn't doing it right.…


Added by Riaan Nel on January 24, 2011 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Somewhere, Someday

AoM once featured a post about the manliness of love letters.   Recently, there was also a post on poetry (discussing, among other things, its applicability to wooing a lady).


I'm the first to admit that this is not a particularly "manly" poem, but nonetheless, since a man needs to be capable of expressing his feelings, I have decided to share it.  I wrote it late one night, while listening to Louis Armstrong singing "What a Wonderful World".




Added by Riaan Nel on January 24, 2011 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

E-book for Cheap

easy to read real estate e-book guide

Added by Lorenzo Von Matterhorn on January 23, 2011 at 10:52pm — No Comments

A Place for Men: The Steak House

Let’s face it; the steak remains the principal selection among discriminating diners in our quarter of the hemisphere.  Other than having your favorite selection of USDA prime beef hand cut by your local butcher and tending to it yourself, the outlet for satisfying your inner carnivore remains the steak house.


In the day of restaurant chains, take-out ordered online and family restaurants with catchy themes and combo deals, the traditional steak house represents more than an…


Added by Coach Wad on January 21, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments

What People Do In Pubs; Or, The Berlin Kneipe

Rejoice, all ye young choiring throats, round our table rings a roundelay, hey-dey-dey-hey-dey-dey, round our table rings a roundelay. Three times three is ni-i-ine, we swig our drinks like swi-i-ine, three times three and one is ten, let’s swig another one like men – two, three, four, six, seven.
            Who is that standing at the milling-bar, the swilling-bar, the rilling-bar, who is that smiling into the smoky stink-hole? (Alfred Döblin, Berlin…

Added by Vir Beatum on January 21, 2011 at 10:19am — No Comments

The power of table manners

The way we behave is a large part of the image that we project. Our actions have all sorts of repercussions, good and bad, and knowing how to conduct oneself in different situations can definitely work to your benefit.


The point of etiquette is to be considerate of others and make them…


Added by Leah Morrigan on January 20, 2011 at 9:05am — No Comments

the man who had no heart

There was a time when I thought that maybe my dad didn't have a soul. And if he was not soulless, then I was absolutely positive he had no heart.

When he was just a little boy, both of my dad's parents got tuberculosis. They went off to a sanitarium and he and his sister went to stay at an aunt and uncle's house. They had a bit of a mini-farm, and as a result my dad ended up with farm animals running around in his bloodstream.

It wasn't too long after we were settled into…


Added by Josh Barkey on January 20, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Explorations With a Straight Razor Part I

I originally posted this on Real Shaving when I joined AoM.

It’s all your fault!  As of this morning, I became a new member of AoM.  I found this website while ordering a new Saddleback Leather cover for my Ipad.  After exploring the wonders of the AoM website, I was particularly drawn to the articles on shaving.  Since I was inspired by Real Shaving, I thought my first entry ought to be on my new journeys and explorations with a straight razor, .


Fifty years ago, I… Continue

Added by DLB on January 18, 2011 at 12:44am — No Comments

Measuring change with Chuck Woolery

On a dull evening recently, I went searching for entertainment on Youtube, were I found a goldmine of fabulously trashy 80s prime time TV game show episodes hosted by a man I forgot I had a crush on.

Love Connection, where old-fashioned romance meets modern-day…


Added by Leah Morrigan on January 13, 2011 at 9:42am — No Comments


This is another post from my other blog that I thought I'd like to share on AoM. The original can be found here: http://thepursuitofefficacy.blogspot.com/2010/11/beauty.html


“We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting.” ~ Kahlil Gibran

I believe… Continue

Added by Riaan Nel on January 13, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments

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