Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Manival

Today we're taking a break from the usual question and manswer format to host The Manival, a weekly blog carnival put on by The Art of Manliness that contains manly man submissions from some of the interweb's finest bastions of manliness. I daresay that, as of right now, this particular webpage will be the highest concentration of testosterifficness that the world wide web has ever seen. This will be true until the next manival comes along, at which point the bar will be set even higher. Think of the Manival as the internet Michael Phelps...every time it gets rolling, a world record of badicalness is shattered. It's an honor to be this week's apex of internet masculinity.

Now, on to the submissions...

Justice Schanfarber presents Integral Relationship, Gender Synergy, and the New Manhood posted at Men Mastering Relationship. Look, the guy's NAME is Justice. He is automatically right about everything, even if I have no idea what Integral and Synergy mean.

Andrew submits The Last Ride of an American Bachelor posted at Primer Magazine. It's about a cross-country road trip he took on the way to his wedding. Congrats on the marriage and on the Full House references.

Corey Allan gives you Man Up: The Art Of Non-Sexual Touch posted at The Simple Marriage Project. Some good thoughts here on there being other aspects to marriage besides adult relations. Really, if there are two types of touching, non-sexual is the kind you probably use for almost everything. So apply that principle to your spouse without ulterior motives, and she'll thank you for it.

The Common Man tells you What You Should Have Been Watching: Firefly posted at The Common Man. This is one of those shows I've heard about but never seen. Now I'll probably have to check it out. Thanks Common Man!

Kevin presents A Manly American Pastime: Cheap Yard Beer posted at Return To Manliness. This guide will help you as you strive to get as much beer for as little money as is humanly possible. I recommend printing it out and carrying it with you to the Circle K.

Totally Consumed has a list called Leadership: 88 Movies that Inspire posted at Totally Consumed. I've seen most of them, and look how great I turned out. I would like to add #89, Terminator 2, which taught us not all killer cyborgs are bad.

Derek talks about Kitty Cannon And The Great Porn Fiasco posted at The Man Page. This one is about catching his son looking at inappropriate web sites. It has "porn" in the address, so you might want to be careful reading this at work...it's totally safe, but your internet server filters might flag you anyway. So if you are unemployed tomorrow, don't blame me or Derek.

babbo conducts and interivew in On Parenting: An Interview with Mark Brady, Ph.D. (Part 1) posted at Daddy Brain. Good thoughts. People with PhDs have almost as much credibility as people named Justice, so pay attention to this too.

Chris has written Gentle, Sweet and Mild? You Still Need a Martial Art posted at Martial Development. Chris carefully argues that martial arts will help those of us who are kinder and gentler dispense massive beatdowns with kindness and gentleness. Actually his take is pretty compelling, so I recommend giving it a read.

That about wraps up this week's Manival. Some good manly stuff to read up there, so definitely check it all out. Thanks to Brett at The Art of Manliness for letting me host.

2 comments:

Kevin (ReturnToManliness) August 21, 2008 at 1:00 PM  

Great list. Thanks for the link!

Timely ad lib on printing the list out and bringing it down to the Circle K...

Coach Justice August 22, 2008 at 10:41 AM  

Dear Dr. Awesome,

Gender Synergy is a simple and powerful relationship model that explains where we've come from, where we are and where we have the potential to go as men and women relating to each other.

Read my post to get an overview. Sign up for my free teleclass to dig deeper.

Would a guy named Justice steer you wrong???

As for "Integral Theory", this is a term coined by Ken Wilber. Google him and change your life.

www.MenMasteringRelationship.com

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