July 2008

Shine Your Shoes Like A Soldier

by schaefer

There I was, staring down at my lackluster boots with a sinking feeling in my stomach. It was day two of basic training and we had just been informed that we had one hour to get our boots as shiny as our cadre’s (each looked as if they were covered in glass)…or we weren’t going […]

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The Manival #14

by Brett & Kate McKay

Welcome to the 14th edition of The Manival- the weekly blog carnival for men. Each week, a different man blogger hosts the carnival. Each carnival features articles about how men can be better husbands, fathers, and, well, men. Let’s get started with this week’s submissions. There were some really enjoyable reads among the entries. Editor’s […]

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How to Give Flowers Like a Victorian Gentleman

by Brett & Kate McKay

Women often complain that the men in their lives are not romantic enough. But men sometimes have trouble expressing their feelings, often resorting to cheesy Hallmark cards or pricey bejeweled baubles to do the job for them. But there is a far better way to be romantic and it doesn’t involve spending a fortune or […]

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The Art of Manliness Weekly Roundup: D-Fest Edition

by Brett & Kate McKay

Last night my wife and I attended D-fest in downtown Tulsa. D-fest is a weekend rock music festival that brings in dozens of bands from across the country and the state. It’s sort of like the Tulsa version of South by Southwest, scaled down, of course. We got to see some great bands perform last […]

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Lessons In Manliness: Private Ross A. McGinnis & Petty Officer Michael Monsoor

by Brett & Kate McKay

There are few manlier virtues than sacrifice. The ability to unselfishly put aside one’s own needs and desires to fulfill and protect the needs and desires of others requires a level of maturity and self-control few men ever truly attain. Instead, many men today are children living in man-sized bodies. They view the world and […]

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Is Being A Stay-At-Home Dad Manly?

by Brett & Kate McKay

Each Thursday we ask whether you think a certain object or subject is manly. Make sure to check out past Is it manly? polls. Now for this week’s question: Is being a stay-at-home dad manly? Vote. Discuss. n n {democracy:16}

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10 Steps to the Best Best Man Speech

by Brett

At some point in your life, one of your buddies or your brother will probably ask you to be the best man in his wedding. This is a great honor. One of the duties of a best man is to give a speech wherein you say a few kind words about your friend/brother and his […]

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The Polls Are Open: Vote For Your Favorite AoM T-Shirt Design

by Brett & Kate McKay

Notice: Polls are back online. Make sure to cast your vote! Three weeks ago, I made a call for Art of Manliness readers to submit designs for a reader T-shirt contest. Man did you all ever respond. We received many fantastic submissions and I have to say we were blown away by several of them. […]

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Are the Suburbs Killing Your Manhood?

by schaefer

Editor’s Note: This article is from new Art of Manliness contributor Cameron Schaefer. Check out Cameron’s blog at Schaefer’s Blog. Ever gone on a man trip? When I graduated from high school I went on a man trip, backpacking and ice climbing in Southeastern Alaska for 10 days with two friends of mine. It was […]

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The Art of Manliness Weekly Roundup: The James Gang Edition

by Brett & Kate McKay

Last week I was flipping through the channels and landed on America’s Got Talent. I normally don’t watch drivel like this, but a group that performed caught my eye. They’re called The James Gang. The best way to describe them is hip-hop mashed with swing. It sounds corny, but these guys pull it off. Besides […]

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Resurrecting the Lost Art of Oratory

by Brett & Kate McKay

“Oratory is the parent of liberty. By the constitution of things it was ordained that eloquence should be the last stay and support of liberty, and that with her she is ever destined to live, to flourish, and to die. It is to the interest of tyrants to cripple and debilitate every species of eloquence. […]

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Are Video Games Manly?

by Brett & Kate McKay

Each Thursday we ask whether you think a certain object or subject is manly. Make sure to check out past Is it manly? polls. Now for this week’s question: Photo by Rebecca Pollard  Are video games manly? Vote. Discuss. n {democracy:15}  

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The Art of Manliness Guide To Snakes Part 2: How To Avoid & Treat A Snakebite

by Brett & Kate McKay

Yesterday, in Part 1 of the Art of Manliness’ Guide to Snakes, we discussed how to identify various poisonous serpents. But knowing your enemy is only half the battle. You should also know how to avoid being bitten and what to do if you are. Therefore, today in Part 2 we present more necessary man […]

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Ritual Men’s Products Giveaway Winners!

by Brett & Kate McKay

Last week we announced the Ritual Men’s Grooming Giveaway Contest. Up for grabs was a $79 kit with the full line of Ritual Products. We also selected three runner-ups to receive a bottle of Ritual’s Razor Rinse. We asked you all to share what your morning ritual was with us in the comments. And boy […]

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The Art of Manliness Guide to Snakes Part 1: Know Thine Enemy

by Brett & Kate McKay

You and your buddies are out on a camping trip reconnecting with nature and your masculinity. You’re taking a day hike to see some ancient Indian hieroglyphics, when all of sudden you feel the acute pain of two razor sharp fangs entering your flesh. You’ve just been bitten by a snake. Do you know what […]

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The Art of Manliness Weekly Roundup: Revisiting Strong Lifts Edition

by Brett & Kate McKay

Many of you know that I’m currently attending law school. This summer I’m clerking at two great firms here in Tulsa. Part of the recruiting process of law firms is wining and dining their summer associates. So basically the past 8 weeks I’ve been going out to eat at fantastic restaurants all around town almost […]

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5 Personal Finance Discussions To Have Before Getting Hitched

by Brett & Kate McKay

Photo by mbtrama When a couple gets married, they’re not only joining lives, they’re joining bank accounts. Each person brings to the relationship different attitudes and ideas about money. One of the keys to a happy and successful marriage is to get on the same page with your spouse about finances. Here are 5 things […]

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Check Out The Manival #11 at iamhusband

by Brett & Kate McKay

This week’s Manival is being hosted at iamhusband.com. Make sure to go check it out for some great man articles written by some exceptional writers. While you’re there give it a stumble. Here are a few of my favorites from this week’s Manival: 10 Ways to Improve Your Marriage While It’s Raining @ simple marriage […]

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Is Cooking Manly?

by Brett & Kate McKay

Each Thursday we ask whether you think a certain object or subject is manly. Make sure to check out past Is it manly? polls. Now for this week’s question: Is cooking manly? Vote. Discuss. n {democracy:14} A reminder if you haven’t already. Make sure to enter to win $79 worth of Ritual men’s grooming products.

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