NOW We’re Talkin’…

Came across this great list called, "50 Things a Man Should Never Do", and it’s just awesome.  Although, I must admit to breaking rule #30, I’ve been cutting my own hair since before we had kids… I got tired of goin to the Cuttin’ Corale… I’d be curious to hear (men "out there") what rules you’ve broken (unless it has to do with #3, #8, or #46) or what rules you might add.
Here’s their list:

1. Get a “mani-pedi”—There may be situations in which a man is warranted in getting a manicure. There may also be situations where a man’s toenails get so out of control that a wife-mandated pedicure is a condition of staying married. But there are few legitimate reasons for getting both at the same time. And even if you do, there is no excuse for referring to the procedures as a “mani-pedi.” There just isn’t.

2. Wear an item of clothing simply because it’s “ironic.”

3. Cheat on your wife, taxes, or golf scorecard.

4. Ask a woman, “Why can’t you be more like ____________?”

5. Tell anyone about the time your buddy broke down and cried.

6. Tug on Superman’s cape. Spit into the wind. Pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger. Mess around with Jim.

7. Leer creepily.

8. Punch a woman for any reason other than to prevent her from causing another human being serious bodily harm.

9. Punch an animal for any reason other than to prevent them from causing another human being serious bodily harm.

10. Punch a kitten for any reason.

11. Admit to watching any movie on the Lifetime channel.

12. Know the complete lyrics to a Lady Gaga song.

13. Criticize another man’s wife in front of him.

14. Pierce any part of your body.

15. Care about fashion. (It’s okay to care about style, but not fashion. There’s a difference.)

16. Be drunk in public.

17. Post drunken pictures—of yourself or anyone else—on Facebook.

18. Spend more than three hours a week playing video games.

19. Expect praise for doing what you’re supposed to do (e.g., take care of your kids, clean up your own messes, work for a living).

20. Show fear in front of a dog or small child.

21. Sit while a pregnant woman has to stand.

22. Forget where you came from or who helped you to get where you are.

23. Invest your life savings in a company whose business model you don’t understand.

24. Attempt to impress a girl by joining any group that requires a serious commitment (the Marines, the Peace Corps, Orthodox Judaism).

25. Eat fried Twinkies any place outside a State Fair.

26. Use the bathroom in front of any woman that isn’t a nurse (including your wife).

27. Refer to oneself as a “playa.”

28. Shoot a man in Reno just to watch him die.

29. Lie to a kid by telling them they can be anything they want to be. (Most likely, they can’t.)

30. Give yourself a haircut.

31. Correct someone’s grammar unless (a) you are asked to do so, or (b) getting paid to do so, (c) the person is both under the age of eighteen and your own kid.

32. Be afraid to work hard.

33. Embarrass a father in front of his children.

34. Cry while watching any movie other than Old Yeller, Brian’s Song, or Rudy.

35. Go more than a year without reading a book.

36. Take cues about sex, marriage, fatherhood, or masculinity from watching popular movies and television shows.

37. Stop and ask for directions when a woman is in the car.

38. Do not blame others or circumstances for their own mistakes.

39. Allow a bully to go unchallenged in any situation

40. Undertip.

41. Break their word.

42. Lie to themselves.

43. Wear clothes emblazoned with cartoon characters.

44. Make vulgar displays of hyper/pseudo-masculinity, etc.

45. Have to have the last word.

46. Wear too-short or too-tight shorts.

47. Get upset when women tease them. (Yes, women can say things about men that men can’t say about women. That’s the way it is.)

48. Take the feminist movement too seriously, but neither do they despise it. (It had some good points.)

49. Ridicule the sport preferences of other men by saying that it “Isn’t a real sport.”

50. Curse in public


Talk About Perspective?!

Found this cool article on that starts out talking about what Michael Jordan thinks of all this "Superfriends" business in Miami, but then the article takes an interesting turn and addresses what it means to be "the man" in todays culture.  It’s a pretty interesting take from the sports leader.

Michael Jordan
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Michael Jordan may be the best player ever, but LeBron James might already be the better executive.
Michael Jordan has weighed in on the LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh "SuperFriends" team in Miami:

"There’s no way, with hindsight, I would’ve ever called up Larry, called up Magic and said, ‘Hey, look, let’s get together and play on one team,’ " Jordan said after playing in a celebrity golf tournament in Nevada. "But that’s … things are different. I can’t say that’s a bad thing. It’s an opportunity these kids have today. In all honesty, I was trying to beat those guys."

In so many ways, Michael Jordan is the most appropriate person in the world to comment on LeBron James and his legacy, but not for the reasons you might expect.



You’ve GAWT To Be Kidding Me!

This is from Denny Burk’s blog…. geesh…


Sex-Ed in Montana

July 16, 2010Print This Post

A proposed sex-ed curriculum for public schools in Helena, Montana has caused a huge stir. The story is pretty unbelievable, but it is true. Michael Foust has the report, and I’m just going to let you read a snippet for yourself.

‘Among the more controversial elements, the proposal says kindergarteners would learn the “basic reproductive body parts (penis, vagina, breast, nipples, testicles, scrotum, uterus)” and first-graders would learn “human beings can love people of the same gender & people of another gender.” Fifth-graders would learn that “sexual intercourse includes but is not limited to vaginal, oral, or anal penetration” and seventh-graders would learn about Supreme Court opinions on abortion and “reproductive health.”‘

I don’t know how any sane person can read this report and not be astonished. It is utter nonsense to be introducing sex ed to kindergarteners. Moreover, it is not the job of the public school system to indoctrinate first graders with radical leftist gender-theory. How could any rational person see this as appropriate material for first graders? Is there a parent on the planet that wants his fifth-grader hearing from his public school teacher about varying modes of sexual intercourse? This is crazy talk. I can’t believe it’s actually a point of debate. Here is a list of other problematic elements in the curriculum:

– Kindergarteners would learn “a baby grows in a woman’s uterus.”
– Third-graders would learn “the ovary produces eggs and the testicles produce sperm.”
– Fifth-graders would learn that “sexual orientation refers to a person’s physical and/or romantic attraction to an individual of the same and/or different gender, and is one part of one’s personality.”
– Sixth-graders would learn that “the penis, fingers, tongue or objects” can be used in sex. They would also learn that “gender identity is different from sexual orientation.”
– Beginning with seventh-graders, students would discuss Supreme Court decisions that have given people “the right to make personal decisions concerning sexuality & reproductive health matters, such as abortion, sterilization, and contraception.”
– Ninth-graders would begin learning that “erotic images in art reflect society’s views about sexuality & help people understand sexuality.”

Read the rest from Michael Foust here. Read the Associated Press coverage here. Read CNN’s report here. Read the actual curriculum here.


Here’s To Hopin’…


Kirwan: Mark down Aug. 23 for Favre’s return

Posted: July 15th, 2010 | Pat Kirwan | Tags: , , , ,

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Nev. — I’m on my annual pilgrimage to the American Century Classic celebrity golf tournament. Along with my Sirius NFL Radio partner, Tim Ryan, I will broadcast live from the driving range for four hours Thursday and Friday.

Of course, getting in early enough in this relaxed environment leads to some great conversations with current and former players, coaches, front-office people and a few agents. Surprise, surprise: One of the hot topics of discussion is a certain 40-year-old quarterback.

Mark it down: Brett Favre will be back.

It was a year ago, here at this tournament, when all the speculation about Favre was front and center. He had just canceled his appearance here. I was among those who stated at the time that Favre would be a Viking. When it happened, it wasn’t big news to me because I expected it.

Favre’s return this year — to earn that $13 million waiting for him and address the unfinished business on the field — really isn’t big news to me, either. I expect him to show up in Minneapolis (not Mankato State, where the Vikings hold training camp) about Aug. 23. That gives him almost a week to prepare for limited action in the third preseason game, at home against the Seahawks on Aug. 28. Favre would throw 15 to 20 passes, then skip the meaningless preseason finale, like he did last year.

That would give Favre 17 days to prepare for the Sept. 9 season opener in New Orleans. The game plan in last season’s NFC Championship Game against the Saints did produce 28 points, so with some tweaking and those 17 days with the team, Favre should be ready to go.

I have talked to enough Vikings players to believe they don’t care when Favre reports and that the time leading up to his arrival is good for Tarvaris Jackson and maybe even young Joe Webb to receive some repetitions.

– Pat Kirwan