Archive for March, 2010

Art of Manliness

March 17th, 2010 No comments

For our edification, some Manweekend Vocabulary from The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man, a “Dictionary of Manly 19th Century Vernacular”.

Art of Manliness

Art of Manliness

Anointing: A good beating. A case for the application of salve.

Blind Monkeys: An imaginary collection at the Zoological Gardens, which are supposed to receive care and attention from persons fitted by nature for such office and for little else. An idle and useless person is often told that he is only fit to lead the Blind Monkeys to evacuate. Another form this elegant conversation takes, is for one man to tell another that he knows of a suitable situation for him. “How much a week? and what to do?” are natural questions, and then comes the scathing and sarcastic reply, “Five bob a week at the doctor’s– you’re to stand behind the door and make the patients sick. They won’t want no physic when they sees your mug.”

Cupboard Love
. Pretended love to the cook, or any other person, for the sake of a meal. My guts cry cupboard; i.e. I am hungry.

Earth Bath
. A grave.

Fimble-Famble. A lame, prevaricating excuse.

Gentleman of Four Outs. When a vulgar, blustering fellow asserts that he is a gentleman, the retort generally is, ” Yes, a Gentleman Of Four Outs”–that is, without wit, without money, without credit, and without manners.

O’clock. “Like One O’clock,” a favorite comparison with the lower orders, implying briskness; otherwise “like winkin’.” “To know what’s O’clock” is to be wide-awake, sharp, and experienced.

Rumbumptious. Haughty, pugilistic.

Snotter, or Wipe-hauler. A pickpocket whose chief fancy is for gentlemen’s pocket-handkerchiefs.

Tune the Old Cow Died of. An epithet for any ill-played or discordant piece of music.

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Manweekend 2010

March 14th, 2010 No comments

NASA1 and the USAF2 have announced the weekend of
June 12-13 as the launch date of the vehicle Man Weekend 2010.
Its annual mission:
to eschew3 strange new beers; to seek out large fish and new fishing hot spots; to boldly go where many men have gone before.

This year the State of Vermont got it right and Saturday, June 12 is Free Fishing Day and the start of Bass Season.

Usually Charles does a groovy Man Weekend web site cover page but I
haven’t heard from him since he suspiciously sent videos instead of attending Man Weekend 2009. I suspect he’s been assimilated by the

So instead you get a cheesy exercise in visualization. Imagine the beer
bottle on the right cut out from the background, reduced, rotated, and
inserted into the hands of the Space Baby on the left. Then imagine
the words
Man Weekend
with beer!
inserted before and after the movie title in a graffiti font:

Click on one of the images to go to the Man Weekend web site.


1National Alcohol Swilling Administration

2U.S. Association of Fishermen

3Except at the Grow cottage, and Fred, and a
few other men.