December 20, 2008

Manly men

A man should be able to:

1. Give advice that matters in one sentence.

2. Tell if someone is lying.

3. Take a photo.

4. Score a baseball game.

5. Name a book that matters.

6. Know at least one musical group as well as is possible.

7. Cook meat somewhere other than the grill.

8. Not monopolize the conversation.

9. Write a letter.

10. Buy a suit.

75 Skills Every Man Should Master


  1. Anonymous9:14 PM

    76. Take out the garbage

  2. Anonymous9:44 PM

    "Score a baseball game. Scoring a game is an exercise in ciphering, creating a shorthand of your very own."

    When my kids played softball I was once asked to score a inter club game, they were short of officials. I said I had no idea how to score - they said don't worry you'll figure it out.

    As such I created my own record of the kid's progression around the bases by progressively filling in smiley faces, all in their official record book.

    The kids from both teams loved it - they thought it was a hoot and some even stood by me and watched the score sheet progress.

    At the club presentation night at the end of the season I was given a copy of their annual report. The very last page was a copy of my scoring efforts with a caption - Cop this for a score sheet - or something like that. It looked more like one big happy doodle.

    BUT the silly buggers failed to see that for each kid who scored a home run their fully completed smiley face was rewarded with a big fat joint hanging from the cartoon's lips.

    Anyway next season I was at the state final for my daughter's inter school championships ( a completely different comp from the aforementioned).

    It was a very close game and to my surprise I heard the empire ask the scorer what the "smiley face" count was.

    It is a shit easy way to score a game but if anyone else copied the process I wonder how they recorded a home run?

  3. 69. yes.. yes.. YES!!!!!!!!!!