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The Art of Manliness Weekly Roundup: Devil’s Den Edition

Posted By Brett & Kate McKay On November 1, 2008 @ 9:00 am In Blog,Roundup | 2 Comments

Kate and I are out camping in Devil’s Den [1], an Arkansas state park. We have a tradition of going out camping right before I have to buckle down for law school finals. It’s a time for us re-connect and charge our love batteries up before I retreat to my law cave until December. Devil’s Den is a beautiful state park. Good trails and lots of fun caves to explore. We’re going to be a week early on the fall foliage, but I’m sure it will still be pretty. We’ll be back on Sunday and I’ll be hitting the books hard.

Update on the t-shirts: For those of you who ordered t-shirts, they should be ready on Monday and I’ll be sending them out next week. Thanks for your patience.

Don Draper’s Guide to Picking Up Women [2] (@ nbc) If you watch the AMC series Mad Men, then you’ll get a hoot out of this.

10 Ways to Use Laser Sharp Focus to Get More Done [3] (@ zen habits) This was timely for me. I have law school finals and a book deadline coming up in the next month. I need to get my focus on.

What Makes a Good President? [4] (@ apa) A couple of years ago, two psychologists assessed the personality of every American president in history to find out which traits they all had in common. If you’re a stubborn, disagreeable, and unorderly man, then congratulations, you have the traits that many great American presidents possessed.

Will You Be My Black Friend? [5] (@ gq) This article is pretty relevant with our man friends post. It’s very good article. I can relate to the author in this article. I haven’t had many black friends in my life. I grew up in probably one of the most whitebread towns in America [6], and now I live in Tulsa, OK which is sadly pretty racially segregated (not to mention, it also has a dark history when it comes to race relations [7]). Probably the one time in my life I had close black friends was when I played football in high school. How did the author of the article try to get a black friend? He put an ad in craigslist saying he was looking for a black friend. As you can imagine, he got some weird responses.


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URLs in this post:

[1] Devil’s Den: http://www.mountainstateparks.com/devils-den/

[2] Don Draper’s Guide to Picking Up Women: http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/video/clips/don-drapers-guide/787241/

[3] 10 Ways to Use Laser Sharp Focus to Get More Done: http://zenhabits.net/2008/10/laser-sharp-focus-get-more-done/

[4] What Makes a Good President?: http://www.apa.org/releases/presidents.html

[5] Will You Be My Black Friend?: http://men.style.com/gq/features/landing?&id=content_7483

[6] one of the most whitebread towns in America: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmond,_Oklahoma

[7] dark history when it comes to race relations: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulsa_Race_Riot

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