He is now 92 years old, has four children, is a decorated hero, and (I hesitate to use the word awesome since it’s so devalued), he is awe-inspiring. Read about him here.
I won’t link to it since it’s hatebait, because it’s written to be mocked, but linked each time it’s mocked, but if one is to believe the NYT, what makes a man, as Ace puts it,
is simply behaving like a liberal, urban white woman (the actual target demographic of this piece).
I’ve never met the author of the NYT article, but I’ve met Ace, who indeed is modern, and a man, and I agree with his assessment.
The NYT’s modern man owns a melon baller.
But I digress.
I’ve also met Lileks, another modern man, who went to town dissecting the NYT’s idea of a modern man, only that Lileks is pitch-perfect,
Does the modern man have a melon baller? What do you think? How else would the cantaloupe, watermelon and honeydew he serves be so uniformly shaped?
So has his wife. Maybe when the kids are gone.
The modern man has thought seriously about buying a shoehorn.
But not those plastic ones. Something elegant with a bone handle. There has to be a place in the Village that sells them. That sells only shoehorns. There will be an old man who knows his craft, and the store will be old and cluttered and you know like European? And he will learn something about the art of the shoehorn, and the traditions of the makers, and the old man will be pleased to help him, because most people these days, they don’t care about the old ways.
The modern man lies on the side of the bed closer to the door. If an intruder gets in, he will try to fight him off, so that his wife has a chance to get away.
Stay away Mr. Burglar or you are going to get such a melon balling
Steven Miller, who I haven’t met, corrects the modern man,
The modern man does not use a mellon baller as anything other than a cereal spoon.
So the NYT succeeds at a hatebait, generating lots of posts (mine included), but my favorite so far is John del Signore’s, N+0 Ways To Be A Postmodern Man
The postmodern man and the modern man are both part of the same privileged white man hypocrisy, and never more so as when they compose deliberately insufferable listicles to be published purely for the sake of feeding bite-sized content into a rapidly devolving banner ad shell game.
Take it away, George!
Blogging on LatAm shall resume shortly.
Nick Gillespie interviewed Mike Rowe,
Rowe recently sat down with Reason’s Nick Gillespie to discuss his bad experience with a high school guidance counselor (3:20), why he provides scholarships based on work ethic (6:57), the problem with taxpayer-supported college loans (8:40), why America demonizes dirty jobs (11:32), the happiest day of his life (13:14), why following your passion is terrible advice (17:05), why it’s so hard to hire good people (21:04), the hidden cost of regulatory compliance (23:16), the problem with Obama’s promise to create shovel ready jobs (33:05), efficiency versus effectiveness (34:17), and life after Dirty Jobs (38:24).
Don’t miss also Mike doing a QVC almost-ad for gourds. Rowe worked at QVC years ago,
1. No one over the age of 55 would be affected in any way.
2. Traditional Medicare fee-for-service would remain available for all. “Premium support”—that is, government funding of private insurance plans chosen by individuals—is an option for those who choose it. No senior would be forced out of the traditional Medicare program against his will.
3. Overall funding for Medicare under the Ryan-Wyden plan is scheduled to grow at the same rate as under President Obama’s proposals. Is this “gutting Medicare” and “ending Medicare as we know it”? In reality, it’s the market giving seniors cheaper, higher quality choices they can take if they wish, with the traditional program remaining an option.
But woman does not live by [entitlement] bread alone.
And yet another important asset,
Research shows a widow’s peak is a plus in politics.
Once you get the shirt off Ryan’s back, and he’s showing his hopefully unwaxed pecs, will you notice his widow’s peak, too?
Linked by Moe Lane. Thanks!
Oh! Shirtless Tebow!
Linked by Midnight Blue. Thanks!
Busy day here, while everyone is blogging about Pres. Obama’s budget speech.
However, an equally interesting subject is this Manifesto For Conscious Men, which starts with an apology for being men. You can watch the YouTube in its full unmanly self-conscious groveling glory here.
Conceived, redacted and read by a guy name Gay. Really.
The whole thing is not only wrong from the get-go (starting with that photo of Dante Gabriel Rosetti’s Beata Beatrix – yes, I know my Pre-Raphaelites – on the Facebook page), it totally misses the point. As Bill Whittle says in the Trifecta,
The antidote to brutal men is not weak, femminine men. The antidote to brutal men is strong, good men.
Now, whether the Manifesto is actually “the most elaborate pick-up line ever”, I’ll leave for Citizen Renegade to decide.
More blogging later.
… The New York City Firefighters Calendar
which you can buy here.
Here’s the video report,
GQ has an article on Hat etiquette. The basics are: don’t wear a hat indoors unless you are in hallways and corridors, don’t tip your hat to another man, and always remove your hat when the National Anthem is being played.
Guys look good in hats. This is a good trend.
The man your man could smell like hits it out of the ballpark into the bathroom, again,
Allahpundit has Video: The greatest corporate viral marketing campaign ever, plus, this guy, doing the greatest form of flattery,
Now the question is, is The Old Spice Super Bowl guy retiring? He tweeted it on Thursday: