December 2009

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So You Want My Job: Juggler

by Brett & Kate McKay

Photo by Ben McKeown 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. Juggling isn’t just for clowns. It can actually be […]

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How to Play Paper Football

by Brett & Kate McKay

Comic from Married to the Sea. Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jason Mills. If your boys are already bored with their Christmas toys and are getting restless on their holiday break, take some time to play a game of paper football with them. They’ll have so much fun you’ll wonder why you […]

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An Introduction to Falconry

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from John S. Kunze. Falconry doesn’t have to be reserved for medieval dukes and Saturday Night Live skits. Though it has dropped out of favor in our increasingly technological society, there are still many men who enjoy practicing falconry today. Some of my best memories from childhood are […]

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A Man and the Sports Jacket: A Tailored Suit’s Sports Jacket Giveaway

by Antonio

Introduction to the Sports Jacket   Few garments in a wardrobe can transform a man like a handsome sports jacket.  Slipping it on over a dress shirt instantly changes how strangers perceive you.  It can provide the right balance of professionalism in an environment where a suit would be overkill, and depending on the fabric […]

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Motivational Posters: Winston Churchill Edition (Part II)

by Brett & Kate McKay

Since we are gearing up for the new year and pondering the task of improving ourselves in 2010, we thought it was a good time to hear from old Churchill again, master of giving men a needed kick in the pants. Hopefully these posters will leave you feeling motivated to get yourself in gear. For […]

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Merry Christmas 2009 from the Art of Manliness

by Brett & Kate McKay

It’s Christmas Eve here in the United States and we’re signing off so we can spend time celebrating with family and friends. We’ll be back Monday with more manly tips and advice. Until then, check out this special Christmas Manvotional we posted last year called “The Night of Oranges.” From all of us at The […]

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5 Signs of a Quality Watch

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Xiaoli Li. Mr. Li is a contributing editor at DefinitiveTouch.com and TheShoeBuff.com. Extensively experienced in writing for broadcast and print, Xiaoli is a graduate of the University of Toronto, with majors in Drama and English. My father and I never had a great relationship. He was gone a […]

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The Art of Manliness Podcast #12: Interview With Santa Claus

by Brett

Welcome back to the Art of Manliness podcast. This week we bring you a special holiday edition of the Art of Manliness podcast with a very special guest: Santa Claus! Or at least a guy who works as Santa. Santa Dave (or Dave Davis) is a professional Santa Clause that lives in Ohio. He’s a […]

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What Can Manly Men Expect of Women?

by Brett & Kate McKay

Awhile back, Leo posted these delightfully nostalgic and funny “Marital Rating Scales” from 1939 in the Community: After having a good laugh, what Kate and I both noticed after reading through these charts was that while we could imagine a modern day woman expecting her husband to live up to most of the standards on […]

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Manvotional: What Is a Boy?

by Brett & Kate McKay

The holiday season can make any man feel like a boy again. So this week we thought we’d share a stupendous definition of boyhood that was penned in 1949. It’s a good for refresher for men who want to retain some of their boyish spirit and an excellent reminder for the fathers of sons to […]

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Weekly Round-Up: December 19, 2009

by Brett & Kate McKay

Availability of the Art of Manliness Book If you’re looking for a copy of Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man for Christmas, please read this post on the availability of our book. Your best best for finding a copy is looking at your local bookstore and particularly at Borders. They […]

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13 Things a Man Should Keep in His Car

by Brett & Kate McKay

When I was growing up, I noticed that my dad kept the trunk of his car well-stocked with supplies. A lot of the equipment in his car was for his job busting poachers as a game warden, but most of the things he packed in his trunk were for emergency situations. And there were plenty […]

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3 Feats of Strength: An Introduction to Strongman Exercises

by Brett & Kate McKay

George Hackenschmidt – Legendary Oldtime Wrestler and Strongman Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jedd Johnson, CSCS from DieselCrew.com. In the past, the pioneers of strength, like George Hackenschmidt, and other classic strongmen and wrestlers, were built like machines and were able to move serious weight and do feats of strength that left […]

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So You Want My Job: Deep Sea Diver

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. When people think about diving, tropical vacations and swimming next to brightly colored […]

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Man Knowledge: Early 20th Century Battles Every Man Should Know

by Chris

It’s probably happened to you before.  In the midst of an in depth conversation on a manly topic (such as the great outdoors, history, literature, etc), someone looks to you for information that for whatever reason they assume you have.  After all, you’re sporting that sweet new Art of Manliness T-shirt and spent half the […]

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The Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #11: Badasses with Ben Thompson

by Brett

Welcome back to another episode of The Art of Manliness Podcast! In this edition, we talk to Ben Thompson, author of the new book, Badass: A Relentless Onslaught of the Toughest Warlords, Vikings, Samurai, Pirates, Gunfighters, and Military Commanders to Ever Live. He’s also the founder of the popular website, Bad Ass of the Week. […]

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Update on the Availability of the Art of Manliness Book

by Brett & Kate McKay

I’ve been getting many emails about the availability of our recently published book, The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man. Those of you looking for the book may have noticed that it is out of stock on both Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com. We are also out of the copies […]

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Road Map to the Perfect First Date

by Brett & Kate McKay

So, you’ve decided to stop hanging out with women and start dating them? Bully for you! Now you must take on that ever-intimidating first date.  While a first date can be a road fraught with obstacles and snafus, when you have the proper guide, you can make it go off without a hitch. To help […]

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Weekly Round-Up: December 11, 2009

by Brett & Kate McKay

Boy, we’ve got a lot going on here on AoM! Here’s a rundown of everything you need to know! Book Signing in Tulsa, OK Kate and I will be signing copies of our book, The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man, at the Borders Bookstore at 81rst and Yale from […]

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