The Rules of Being a Man

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  1. megalomaniac

    megalomaniac Push the red button!!

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    Regarding restroom etiquette...

    All rules go out the window at bootcamp. When 80+ guys have 30 seconds to take a pee, and there are only 2/4 urinals and 6/8 stalls are working, it is perfectly acceptable to squeeze up to 5 in a stall and 3 to a urinal. I've even seen 4 guys cram into a single port-a-potty. It wasn't gay, it was necessity. Bladder control only goes so far.
     
  2. Fifty

    Fifty !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Yeah a friend of mine who went into service told me about that and he said that it was by far the worst part of boot camp and that all the physical stuff is really exaggerated and not actually hard. :lol:
     
  3. Mise

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    I enjoy repeating myself. That's why I like CFC debates :D
     
  4. Narz

    Narz keeping it real

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    1. don't wear it
    2. flowers are extraneous. however edible gardening (and self-sufficiency in general) is highly masculine. farmer is almost always thought of as a masculine term ("the farmer and his wife" not "the farmer and her husband")
    3. real men do not listen to any modern "R&B"
    4. catch up on sleep?
     
  5. shortguy

    shortguy It's a working title

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    I disagree, for the most part.

    1. Wear underwear at all times unless you have something "specific" in mind; Whatever cut is fine, provided it isn't a thong or anything ridiculous like that; also, they should be cheap and utilitarian.

    2. It's for other people. You give flowers on dates and funerals, and that's it. Edible gardening is okay for married couples who live in the country but not for other men.

    3. I think I agree with you here.

    4. I disagree; I think more sullenness/protest would be better. While the movie is playing, look distractedly around the room, and throw in a few annoyed sighs when something cute/funny/"touching" happens.
     
  6. BCLG100

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    about 4. just enjoy the popcorn and focus on the trailers before hand, use the rest of the time to think about what fun debates you can have on cfc ;)
     
  7. Civrules

    Civrules We the People

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    It's always interesting how people take entertainment so seriously these days. :hmm:
    For example, if you tell them you have certain songs on your iPod or CD player they hate they are literally ready to break up friendship and have NC.
    Why would anyone care what I or anyone else listens to, for example?

    I listen to pretty much everything, but why would it be anyone's business to give someone else attitude over what they listen to? :lol: It's a song for crying out loud.
     
  8. BCLG100

    BCLG100 Music Master

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    Whats NC mean?
     
  9. Civrules

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  10. Sidhe

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    There is nothing inherently wrong with listening to the pet shop boys, Gloria Gaynor or anything considered somewhat gay musically, even Homer has a thing for It's Raining Men by the weather girls, now he's not gay right?

    Pulp has a gay lead singer, suedes lead singer is bi as is REM's, no musical taste is not manly or feminine as such, AC/DC's lead singer was apparently AC/DC? Or is that a myth? Anyway music is not gay OK. ruling here, no music is gay even if it is the village people, christ only the Indian was gay anyway :rolleyes:

    Clothing wise anything with the buttocks cut out is gay as are rubber trousers or spandex bottoms unless your either a) a S&M freak or b) a fitness loon, anything else if done with a tongue in cheek i.e. cross dressing by a 6'4" rugby player nicknamed Mauler by his friends is not gay.

    For the record Lorraine is a region not a girls name, so quiche is not gay. Eating it in a gay bar probably is but I'd have to get a ruling on that from the velvet mafia :)

    Man of War's dress style is not manly but at the same time it's not gay, it's just an overblown mockery of metal stylings, anyone who has listened to man of war know's there in the same mould as spinal tap. GLAM is not necessarily gay either.



    for the record this is gay clothing.:)
     
  11. Fifty

    Fifty !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Seems like you bunch of metrosexuals are beginning to confuse manliness with "anything not explicitly homosexual". :shake:


    First post should be edited to either "rules of being a modern girlyman" with the current rules applying, or if you want it to be an actual rules of being a man:

    Rules of being a man:

    Rule 1: Your primary goal should be to fight and "fornicate" (to use an equally alliterative and censor-friendly word).
     
  12. Sidhe

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    In that case the church is not manly since it advocates not fighting or fornicating.

    So Satanism manly.

    Church girly yes?:p
     
  13. MobBoss

    MobBoss Off-Topic Overlord

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    Hardly. Here where I live, there is a church called the Biker Tabernacle. Yup, you guessed it...its full of ex-hells angels types. You want to go call those guys girly men go right ahead. I promise to mail the parts of you that are left home to your parents.:lol:
     
  14. Eukaryote

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    For me the rules of being a man are
    1. Don't hit women
    2. Don't intentionally look at anoher man's nakedness.
    3. Don't intentionally show my nakedness to another man.
     
  15. Atlas14

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    :lol: :lol: Guess my lacrosse team is a bunch of gays then cause over half our team purposely walks around naked and shoves their bare a$$ in each others faces to be funny. And we've gotten so used to seeing each others' "parts" that we just laugh when we look the wrong way when someone is explicitly "putting on a show" so to speak.
     
  16. Atlas14

    Atlas14 "Sophomoric Troll Master"

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    I had quiche for lunch. It was great. It had leftover honey ham in it as well!!! Its just a food my mom fixed, its not like I would order it off of a menu or anything. Kinda like salad. I like salad, but when choice is between big steak and large caesar salad, I'll go for the steak.
     
  17. Desmond Hawkins

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    Yes, well, I am a student, so if it is a choice between a 20 dollar steak and a 6 dollar salad, I will likely go for the salad.

    You film producers and philosophy/econ/poli-sci majors may have the dough to blow on food to try to prove your manliness, but if I can find a bunch of old cheese and other questionable ingredients and make it into a delicious quiche at low-cost I will do it.

    EDIT: Although to be fair to the philosophy/econ major, I believe he said his criteria was to fight and f.. err... fornicate.

    Actually, I like that criteria. Whenever I get bogged down in this knowledge economy that seems to be the state I want to revert to. I get this urge to join a mixed martial arts studio after watching UFC all day. It feels like, if there were a natural state of being a man, that is it.
     
  18. shadow2k

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    If you need a bunch of rules to determine whether you're a man or not...you've got deeper issues.
     
  19. Rambuchan

    Rambuchan The Funky President

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    ^ :lol: Another one totally misses the point. But rest easy dude. Sidhe has lost his sense of humour over this repeatedly, despite knowing.
     
  20. Sidhe

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    Oh fear not Shadow they do need rules, no matter how jokey this thread is, the fact is most poeple just like fitting stereotypes, it's herd mentality. I am fully aware I lost my sense of humour btw, this thread maybe humerous but it's also pretty much a load of old tosh.There hows that for losing your sense of humour :lol:
     

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