June 2008

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Lessons From Our Fathers

by Brett & Kate McKay

Photo by Tobyotter This past week we’ve been celebrating Father’s Day by running a series of posts about dear old dad. On Tuesday we asked our readers to share with us lessons imparted by their old man. Whether you were just hoping for an Outback steak or truly wanted to share some of your father’s […]

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A Brief History of Father’s Day

by Brett & Kate McKay

Photo by McPhedran Father’s Day is coming up, so in honor of dear old dad, the Art of Manliness is presenting a series of father-themed posts. Today we look into the history of Father’s Day. Sadly, retailers and marketers, in an effort to make a quick buck, have bastardized the original meaning of Father’s Day. […]

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The All-Time Best (And Worst) TV Dads

by Brett & Kate McKay

To celebrate Father’s Day, we’ve compiled a list of TV’s best and worst dads. While these dads are completely fictitious, these men have had a heavy influence on the way Americans approach fatherhood. We’ve got representatives from the “aw shucks” 1950s dad to the bumbling idiot dad of the 21st Century. Did we miss a […]

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Check out The Manival #7 at The Simple Marriage Project

by Brett

This week’s Manival is being hosted at The Simple Marriage Project. Make sure to stop by and see all the great submissions. Give it a stumble as well. Here are a few of my favorites from this week’s Manival: Stephen presents The Code posted at Lazarus Rising Cory Huff presents Will A Media Fast Help […]

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Father’s Day Giveaway! $25 Gift Certificate to Outback Steakhouse

by Brett & Kate McKay

Father’s Day is this Sunday. In honor of it, Art of Manliness is giving away a $25 gift certificate to Outback Steakhouse so you can treat good old dad to a juicy steak dinner. But wait there’s more! If you take your dad to any Outback Steakhouse this Father’s Day, he’ll receive a $10 off […]

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Last Chance to Submit to The Manival

by Brett & Kate McKay

Tomorrow’s Manival will be hosted at Simple Marriage Project. If you’d like to have your blog included in it, please submit a post using this submission form by 4PM CST.

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7 Vital Characteristics of a Man

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Share What makes a man? The question has been asked many a time through the ages with varied response. “Man is what he reads,” contends poet Joseph Brodsky. “The character of a man is known from his conversations,” argues Menander, the Greek dramatist. While novelist Mark Twain claims, “Clothes make the man,” as “Naked people […]

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Tired of Beer? Become a Soda Connoisseur

by Brett & Kate McKay

“Soda is a good combination of chemistry and art.” ~ Chris Webb When your grandpa took a young lady on a date, chances are they ended up at their local soda fountain. There, they flirted and sipped on delicious and refreshing fizzy beverages. When he went off to fight in the Big One, chances are […]

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Say Goodbye to Your Gut: 3 Mental Preparations to Starting a Fitness Routine

by Brett

Editors Note: This is a guest post from Grant Gannon. When you visualize the perfect man what comes to mind? Is it the clean-cut, well-dressed, trim and fit man? Or do you think of the slovenly overweight man waddling down the street stuffing a double cheeseburger in his mouth? Exactly. In a country leading a […]

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Quit Coddling Your Kids

by Brett & Kate McKay

I look around at young people these days, and I honestly fear for the future of my country. People are becoming less and less resilient and more and more clueless on how to survive in the real world. We live in a society of namby pamby men and women who whine when they don’t get […]

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Check out The Manival #6 At Building Camelot

by Brett & Kate McKay

This week’s Manival is being hosted at Building Camelot. Make sure to stop by and see all the fantasitic submissions. Give it a stumble as well. Here are a few of my favorites from this week’s Manival: The Importance of Fathers at a Dad of Divas Pick-up after yourself. It’s that simple at Persistent Illusion […]

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The Virtuous Life: Wrap Up

by Brett & Kate McKay

For the past 13 weeks, The Art of Manliness has been running a series entitled “The Virtuous Life.” Each week we took a look at each one of Benjamin Franklin’s 13 virtues and how men could implement them in their life. Today, “virtue” has taken on soft and effeminate connotations. But originally, the word “virtue” […]

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Introducing The Art of Manliness Barbershop Locator

by Brett & Kate McKay

Our post on rediscovering the barbershop received a lot of positive feedback. However, there were several commenters who said they’ve had a hard time finding a good barbershop, especially when they move into a new town. To help solve this problem, we’ve whipped up a Googlemap to help men locate a barbershop. Right now, we […]

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The Best of Art of Manliness: May 2008

by Brett & Kate McKay

May was a spectacular month for the Art of Manliness, thanks to all you awesome readers. Subscribers climbed to over 10,000. I’ve also been getting some great emails from you all on topic suggestions. I try to respond to every email I receive, but sometimes I get swamped and can’t reply to them all. But […]

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