June 28, 2008

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The Art of Manliness Weekly Roundup: Men’s Grill Edition

In the New York Times yesterday, there was a story about a golf club in Phoenix that has a men’s grill- a grill where only men are allowed. No ladies. It was a place the men could go to get a beer, a nice juicy steak, and talk manly talk with other men. The women were relegated to the ladies grill where old women would play bridge and shush any young whippersnappers that were too loud. Well, the women folk in Phoenix were none too happy about this, so they’ve filed a complaint with the civil rights division of the Arizona attorney general’s office claiming the facilities at the women’s grill of the golf club are inadequate compared to the men’s grill.

Well the men are up in arms about this, and what are some of them doing to counter these angry women? Well, according to the article they’re driving in golf carts up to the homes of women who are involved in the suit and peeing on their trees. Childish, not manly.

But regardless of their immature reaction, what do you think? Should men have their own places to hang out sans women?

Now for some links:

25 Tips to Stay Married (@ the standard times [via the art of intimacy]) Great advice on marriage. Marriage isn’t something that just happens. It takes work. The number one tip? “Put her first.” If you can do that, you’re well on your way to having a successful marriage.

The Nonconformist’s Guide to Personal Finance (@ get rich slowly) A different take on personal advice. I wish I could have followed #3: no student loans. I’m up to my ears in student loans. I would love to get rid of the debt as quickly as possible.

The Fedora Lounge This is one of my favorite discussion boards. When you go there, you’ll see why. It’s all about classic style- the era when men dressed like men. Check it out and sign up.

Not Being a Real Person (@ the growing life) An interesting look on not doing the “normal person” route. Sometimes being a man means marching to the beat of your own drummer.

From the archives

Spark Up Your Marriage: 4 Ways to Date Your Wife All Over Again Part of keeping your marriage alive is continually courting your wife. In this post, we take a look at four ways a man can do that.

At the forums

What did you do today? Awesome thread where people share what they did for a workout each day. Great place to get ideas for new routines and motivate each other. I’m impressed with our readers’ workouts. They’re animals.

How are you coping with high gas prices? People sharing what they’re doing to adjust to the high gas prices.


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