A little bit to think about from the linguistics side of the brain. (I LOVE LINGUISTICS!) English speakers and scrabble players everywhere have many words to choose from and on this date shall we all rejoice! Is your stylus poised? It's April 29, 2009. (Plus or minus a few days) That is when the English language is expected to acquire its millionth word.
This prediction comes from Global Language Monitor
, an organization in Austin,… Continue
Added by Randall "Skitch" Hodgson on April 10, 2009 at 4:48pm —
In January 2005, I left the comfort of my family and home and began a 15 month deployment to Iraq. Although I knew the difficulty and hardships that I would face, I knew it would be an excellent opportunity for my wife and I to get a jump start financially. You would think that being overseas and unable to spend as freely as you can in the States would give every soldier an opportunity to save some serious bucks. Especially with the military… Continue
Added by Jeff Rose on April 10, 2009 at 1:32pm —
Ok, Brett! I had the idea before I read your suggestion. To use this space as a "manliness blog". To talk about my quest for manhood and gentlemanship. Maybe translate something I write in Portuguese in my personal blog.
Added by Luís Guilherme Fernandes Pereira on April 9, 2009 at 11:08pm —
The Constitution of the United States for the United States of America is a statute of limitations imposed upon the Federal Government by the States of America.
The phrase “We the People”, are the States, not Americans. The editorial committee of the Convention that sat in Philadelphia from May to September in 1787, at first intended to list all the States in the preamble, yet as not all the States attended the Convention, they chose the legalistic phrase… Continue
Added by Jason Blevins on April 8, 2009 at 9:27pm —
THE AUBURN CREED
I believe that this is a practical world and that I can count only on what I earn. Therefore, I believe in work, hard work.
I believe in education, which gives me the knowledge to work wisely and trains my mind and my hands to work skillfully.
I believe in honesty and truthfulness, without which I cannot win the respect and confidence of my fellow men.
I believe in a sound mind, in a sound body and a spirit that is not afraid,… Continue
Added by Brian Jackson on April 6, 2009 at 9:35pm —
Im not sure if many other guys have posted about this subject, but I feel I should. I first heard about Utilikilts at an Irish festival in the city of Dublin, Ohio. They had a booth and I had a peaked interest. I forgot about them for about a year and rediscovered them online. I got a bit of extra cash together and ordered one of the Classic Utilikilts.
I have never worn a more comfortable garment in my life. Not just physically. Granted, they are very comfortable, however, there is… Continue
Added by Alex Becket on April 6, 2009 at 2:42pm —
Guys, if you'd be so kind as to check the following link, it's my latest blog post, where I've followed up on Brett's Davy Crockett article a bit.
Thanks to all,
Added by Joseph L. Rogers on April 5, 2009 at 10:48am —
I threw my best friend a really fun and classy bachelor party at the end of February. In addition to ripping off some pictures from AoM for the invitation, nearly all "my ideas" were actually AoM tips. I just sat down to write the restaurant manager and my friend who hosted the poker game a thank you note, and thought that I'd post the invitation here for you to see.
It was a really exquisite evening--everything I had hoped for. We had 15 gents dressed as snappy as the gents in these… Continue
Added by Andy on April 2, 2009 at 8:30am —
Master the perfect martini ©
"Twas a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it."
-- W.C. Fields
It's an argument that has plagued modern man since the dawn of time. Well, since the early fifties, at least. Just how does one make the "perfect martini"? If you ask ten different martini drinkers, my bet is you'll get ten different answers. Most… Continue
Added by Mr. Cook on April 1, 2009 at 11:28pm —
This is a list of written resources and inspirations for libertarians, classical liberals, federalists--anyone who wishes to see freedom and limited government. Please be aware that I have not read everything on this list and am largely going on recommendations--feel free to comment if you feel a work should be included or left out. Enjoy.
The Constitution of the United States, by various authors
The Declaration of Independence, by… Continue
Added by randroth on March 30, 2009 at 6:30pm —
A little over a week ago I had a great experience that I'd like to share. A group of people from my church went down to Mississippi over spring break to do hurricane relief in and around Biloxi.
One of the days, we were clearing overgrown brush and removing unwanted/fallen trees in Gulfport when a black gentleman who works for the city came and thanked us for being there. He explained that we were in an all-black neighborhood (which most of us hadn't noticed) and that there was still… Continue
Added by Andrew Lacy on March 29, 2009 at 11:36pm —
Added by Joseph L. Rogers on March 29, 2009 at 10:29pm —
I'm not really sure what I can blog about here, but since I'm a new member here at AoM I thought I'd post something.
So I'd like to say thanks to Brett for inviting me, I've been an email subscriber for some time now and I really enjoy what the site has to offer. It's a beacon of hope to a young man such as myself, living in such a time when true manliness is hard to define. It's good to find out that there's other guys out there who still live by good morals and… Continue
Added by Adam on March 29, 2009 at 3:47pm —
The issue of gun ownership of varying degrees in the populace is a hot topic with a new President in office, firearms being blamed for shootings across the country, and anti-gun groups springing up everywhere. Proponents of gun rights defend themselves with several arguments, the most common of which are:
1. Self-defense. Wielding a firearm has obvious advantages over being unarmed or using a knife, pepper spray, or other weapon in home defense.
2. Hunting. Hunting is a… Continue
Added by randroth on March 20, 2009 at 4:00pm —
I'm serializing my civil war mystery novel on my blog, http://ericruark.wordpress.com. If anyone is interested, head on over and enjoy the read.
Added by Eric B. Ruark on March 12, 2009 at 11:51am —
I still find it both funny and saddening that even today, after centuries of watching socialist systems such as the Soviet Union and China fail miserable and seeing free markets prosper in places such as the United States (for the most part) and Hong Kong, people still do not see the evidence against planned economies and societies. I was just watching a YouTube video of an interview with Bob Beckel where he asked, "What is wrong with socialism?" I was taking a drink of water at the time and… Continue
Added by randroth on March 8, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Capitalism is increasingly being misunderstood as a system of destructive competition where the only way to make a profit is to hurt the interests of someone else. However, this idea forms the exact opposite of a major principle of capitalism: that a transaction taking place in a truly free market benefits all involved.
Visualize an economy without government intervention. A consumer wishes to buy a computer. He goes to an Apple store and looks around for the right computer to buy.… Continue
Added by randroth on March 7, 2009 at 1:30pm —
Now, more than ever, the people and the politicians alike push for more government involvement in society, but what are they really asking for? The traditional "big government" comes with a hefty price tag. Here is a list of several ways in which an active, powerful government harms society (in no particular order).
* The Middle Class Loses
In a society with a powerful government, that government can be used as a weapon by politicians and special interest groups. The lower… Continue
Added by randroth on March 7, 2009 at 11:00am —
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