Art of Manliness Contests
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Picks from the Art of Manliness Archives
If you’re new to the site, you’ve missed out on more than a year and half of manliness here at AoM. We have a lot of gems in the archives waiting to be discovered, so I thought I’d start pulling out a few every week to see the light of day.
So You Want to Become a Man 
How to Snag a Souvenir Baseball 
10 Ways to be a Gentleman at the Gym 
Dave  started a great discussion on the attributes of our fathers and grandfathers  that we want to emulate and their pitfalls that we want to avoid.
If you could sit down with 5 men, dead or alive , and talk the night away, who would you choose? A great discussion started by Ryan .
Asa  is looking for advice on how to give the birds and the bees talk  to his son.
Ryan  posed the question, “What is patriotism ?”
Robert  made a list of 10 Manly Charities .
The Yankee Cowboy  muses about having old possessions  that are hard to throw away.
Caleb  needs advice on how to quit smoking .
Thad  posed this question , “Has the recession stopped you from going to the barber?”
Romance in the workplace ….yay or nay?
Mike  started a discussion about the tv show Mad Men . Are you a fan?
In the Men in the Kitchen  Group, Shaun  wants to hear about your favorite cooking shows .
In the Book  Group, Topher  started a discussion about manly characters in literature , and I  started a discussion about reading through the great books series. 
In the the Beer Appreciation Soceity , Zach  asked about your experience with mixing beers .
In the Man Bags Group, Johnathan  offers tips on how to pack lightly .
In the Manly Dads  Group, Topher  started a discussion on dealing with tough dad moments , like telling your kid that the dog died.
In the PhotoGroup, James  started a discussion about what cameras you own . And the huhman  inquired about how much old cameras were worth. 
In the Film Group , Andrew started a discussion on the most overrated movies of all time  and James!  gave his review of the new flick Inglorious Basterds .
In the Philosophers Group, Shaun  posed these questions:
Is it better to get married or stay a bachelor ?
When is it okay to use violence? 
David  wrote a blog post in which he shared 5 ideas for how to approach issues of our government and politics. 
James! wrote a post about his gym.