The Modern Man, or Why Society is Failing at Warp Speed – Hookers & Booze

In which Aggie eviscerates an emasculated “man” at the NYT.

Full disclosure: I’m a stay-at-home-mom who enjoys serving her hubby food and liquor. I usually cook while barefoot, as well. Yesterday, a NYT “Fashion” section article began to do the rounds on Twitter, and as a wife, mother, and just a plain ol’ woman, I have to put in my $5 (inflation) on the subject.The title is 27 Ways to Be a Modern Man, written by Brian Lombardi. As far as I can tell, it’s not a nom de plume for a disgruntled wife. You’ll see what I mean in a moment. Mr. Lombardi makes a list of what a “modern man” does to support his masculinity. Some items on the list are given, such as #2 (never let’s others know his confidence is shot), #9 (a daughter teaches him new things all the time), and #19 (buys his wife flowers to surprise her). I can stand behind these, having witnessed them up close and personal from time to time. But most of the list?

Source: The Modern Man, or Why Society is Failing at Warp Speed – Hookers & Booze

FTR, on crying, yeah, birth of a kid, death of a friend or dog, and every time I watch The Sound of Music.

6 thoughts on “The Modern Man, or Why Society is Failing at Warp Speed – Hookers & Booze”

  1. I usually cry when I’m forced to watch The Sound of Music as well, but those are tears of frustration and pent-up rage.

    Actual sad tears at a movie though? Brian’s Song, Old Yeller, Star Trek II, and the first few minutes of Up.

  2. If a real man cries all the time it is because he is watching the news or reading crap like the NYT.

  3. The modern man is a boring, beleaguered, helpless, self-loathing, conformist emasculated dullard. Film at 11.

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