From the category archives:


AoM reader James B. sent me this video of one his college professors talking about his new book, Theodore Roosevelt Abroad: Nature, Empire, and the Journey of an American President, which recounts TR’s travels after leaving the presidency. I quite enjoyed it, as it shows lots of photos and videos of TR which I had never seen before.


Hat tip to Robby B.


Among the Irish Traveller community a feud between three families has been brewing for over a decade. How do they decide to settle it? By stepping to the line for some bare knuckle boxing. There aren’t any rounds. The fights end when one man gives up or is knocked out.

Epic themes of honor, family, and revenge take center stage in this brutal documentary.

Knuckle was a big hit at Sundance and is set for release on DVD on August 29th. Watch the trailer.

Knuckle – Out Now in Cinemas, On-Demand and Download / On DVD August 29.

Via a time to get.


Antonio Centeno, who has been writing top-notch style articles for us for the last three years, will be going back through the archives and making a video for all of his old posts for those who’d like him to personally walk you through the information.

This first one is on The Importance of Being a Sharp-Dressed Man:

For more style info, check out Tony’s own style blog: Real Men, Real Style.


In The Colbert Report’s regular feature, “Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger,” Colbert razzed the new razor from Schick, which touts itself as the first scented razor for men. The handle of the razor is scented with “notes of spearmint, citrus and rosemary.” A New York Times article about the release of the razor quotes a Schick exec as saying she hopes that for young users, “the scent provides an additional linkage with this razor that strengthens their bond with it. Scent is so evocative, and as they grow older we want this scent to be kind of another anchor that’s in their brain for this razor.” Addicted to the scent of your razor! Could it happen to you?

Colbert’s skewering of this rather unnecessary product (it puts the “chick” in Schick–sorry, couldn’t resist) is quite funny. You have to watch the video on Comedy Central’s site.



I enjoyed this video as it really gets to the heart of the importance of Master Mind Groups; oftentimes, great ideas are born when two people who have a hunch come together and form one whole idea.

Check out the other videos from RSA Animate. They’re always both interesting and strangely soothing at the same time. There’s something relaxing about a dry erase marker I guess.

Hat tip to Eric S. for the link.


AoM reader and budding filmmaker Blake Armstrong and his cinematographer were experimenting with a video test done to look like the old coronet instructional films from the 40s and 50s and decided to pair it with some audio to make a little retro AoM video. The video started out as a camera and sound test and developed into a 1 minute AoM spot. It’s pretty fun. Thanks Blake!

AoM Image and Sound Test from TK421 Productions on Vimeo.

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Edmund Morris has written a trilogy on the life of Theodore Roosevelt. The first volume was The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. Then came Theodore Rex. His final installment, Colonel Roosevelt, was recently published. I have read the first two books and highly recommend them. And I can’t wait to read the third. On Thursday night Morris gave an interesting interview about TR on the Daily Show, talking with Stewart about how such a unique man could never be president today. Check it out.

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