November 2009

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Mountaineering 101

by Brett & Kate McKay

Image from boxelf Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Adam Cook. If you love backpacking or just being outdoors, but always wanted to add something extra to the experience, then mountaineering is for you.  Mountaineering itself is a relatively simple sport; just make it up to the top of a chosen mountain.  The […]

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So You Want My Job: Archaeologist

by Brett & Kate McKay

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. Any man who has ever watched the Indiana Jones movies has had the […]

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How to Escape a Sinking Car

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s note: This post has been revised since its original publication to reflect the best and most current research. Last week, 3 college softball players in North Dakota drowned when the jeep in which they were riding became submerged in a pond merely 12 feet deep. While their deaths are still being investigated, authorities say […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to The Art of Manliness: A Guided Tour

by Brett & Kate McKay

While many of you have been following The Art of Manliness since we started back in 2008, some of you are fairly new readers. To help you new arrivals get the most out of AoM and navigate around our extensive archives and community section, we’ve compiled this beginner’s guide. First a note: There’s a TON […]

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The Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #8: Man Stories with Robert Disque

by Brett

Share Welcome back to another edition of the Art of Manliness podcast! In this episode we return to our series called “Man Stories” where we interview a different gentleman every other week and ask him what it means to be a man. This week our guest is Robert Disque from Ogden, UT. Thanks, Robert! Listen […]

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Manliness: The Baby and the Bathwater

by Brett & Kate McKay

Share Last week Daniel started an interesting discussion in the AoM Community on what progress men have made in the last 50 years. He was inspired to pose this question by my podcast interview with Walker Lamond, and more specifically, Walker’s comments about how we threw the baby out with the bathwater as it concerns […]

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Manvotional: Energetic Men

by Brett & Kate McKay

Share Energetic  Men We love upright, energetic men. Pull them this way, and then that way, and the other, and they only bend, but never break. Trip them down, and in a trice they are on their feet. Bury them in the mud, and in an hour they will be out and bright. They are […]

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The Art of Manliness Weekly Round-up: November 7, 2009

by Brett & Kate McKay

The Art of Manliness Movember Team The first week of Movember has come and gone. How are those mustaches coming along? The AoM Team has raised $2,466.50. Here are the top 5 team members: Michael Miller    $ 580.00 Paul Fournier    $ 300.00 Adam Bradley    $ 200.00 Chuck Balog    $ 295.00 Ryan Gorman    $ 195.00 Our […]

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A Man’s Guide to Dry Cleaning

by Antonio

Image from Millie Motts Why should a man care about dry cleaning? When your expensive clothing is damaged or lost, what can you do? I’m sure many of you reading this have been burned when it comes to having a garment come back missing buttons, torn, or in the worst case scenario-doesn’t come back at […]

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Lessons in Manliness: Jimmy Stewart

by Brett & Kate McKay

“His type is as normally average as the hot dog and pop at Coney Island. He is good looking without being handsome, quiet without being a bore, ambitious without taking either himself or his job too seriously and unassuming without being dull. Stewart’s growing appeal has sometimes been difficult to peg. He’s no Gable and […]

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Toolmanship: How to Use a Handsaw

by Brett & Kate McKay

Share Today we return to our monthly series called Toolmanship. The goal of this series is to pass on the basics of tool use to a generation of men who never got around to learning how to be handy. In this edition, we take a look at how to properly use a handsaw. We’ll give […]

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Choosing a Good Cigar: Beer and Cigar of the Month Club Subscription Giveaway

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Andre Naser at Club-Offers.com. To learn how to win a 3 month membership into their beer and cigar clubs, see the details below. There was once a time when a man with a cigar in his mouth was held in high regard; a time when a young […]

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The Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #7: Rules for My Unborn Son with Walker Lamond

by Brett

Welcome back to another edition of the Art of Manliness podcast. In this week’s episode we talk to Walker Lamond, author of the new book Rules for My Unborn Son. Walker’s book is based on his popular blog, 1001 Rules for My Unborn Son. We discuss the inspiration for the book, wheelie luggage, and required […]

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The 35 Manliest Mustaches of All Time

by Brett & Kate McKay

Share To kick off Movember, the month-long mustache growing contest for charity, we’ve put together this list of the manliest mustaches in history. Enjoy! Tom Selleck When pre-pubescent mustaches grow up, they want to be Tom Selleck’s mustache. It’s a modern mustache masterpiece. Magnum P.I. wouldn’t have been the same with some dude with a […]

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Best of Art of Manliness: October 2009

by Brett & Kate McKay

We had a lot of cool stuff happen in October. The biggest news was the launch of our new book, The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man. A big thanks to everyone who has gone out and bought a copy (or 2 or 3…. or even 7! Thanks John T.). […]

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