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post #1381 of 1628
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

I sneeze whenever I pluck my nose hairs.

As do I. I really enjoy sneezes, where ever they come from.

post #1382 of 1628
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

As do I. I really enjoy sneezes, where ever they come from.

Me too. I wonder if that is manly?
post #1383 of 1628
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Jeepers Thomas, it looks like you don't even understand the theme of this thread! Running your own mess is not manly.
I plucked my eyebrows today, but you'll never see me posting that fact in this thread on account of it's not especially manly to do that.

Again, negative. Self-reliance is manly. Now, directing others is more alpha than straight-up manly.

For instance, if you'd had someone else pluck your eyebrows, that would be womanly. Plucking your own is manly.

FWIW, I pluck my own nose hairs, too - and I weep Very Manly Tears after every one.

Indeed I iron my own shirts too, but as L'incandescent says, I'm just not sure it merits a place in this thread. Unless maybe you completed that ironing in the face of some sort of menace, for instance.

I pluck my own nose hairs as well, but have attained a sufficient state of manliness that it no longer cause me to weep tears of any sort (well, most of the time).
post #1384 of 1628
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Originally Posted by E,TF View Post

Indeed I iron my own shirts too, but as L'incandescent says, I'm just not sure it merits a place in this thread. Unless maybe you completed that ironing in the face of some sort of menace, for instance.
I pluck my own nose hairs as well, but have attained a sufficient state of manliness that it no longer cause me to weep tears of any sort (well, most of the time).

Well, the ironing board is rickety and therefore poses a menace to my well-being. So there's that. I tried to repair it (broken weld) but haven't yet figured out a durable way to fix it, short of renting a welding torch.

You, sir, are a bad-ass re: nose hairs.
post #1385 of 1628
Renting a welding torch would be manly in any circumstance.

I think I might have killed the nerve endings in there somehow: it's like I'm plucking someone else's. The occasional exception comes as a shock.
post #1386 of 1628
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

As do I. I really enjoy sneezes, where ever they come from.

Sneezing is like an orgasm (sort of)..
post #1387 of 1628
Oil change and five-tire rotation on the Jeep.
post #1388 of 1628
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

Oil change and five-tire rotation on the Jeep.

That is pretty manly. I pay other people to do that for me. Also, I don't have a jeep, but rather a less manly automobile.

Whether it's as manly as ironing your own shirts, as Thomas has done, I can't say for sure.
post #1389 of 1628
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

That is pretty manly. I pay other people to do that for me. Also, I don't have a jeep, but rather a less manly automobile.
Whether it's as manly as ironing your own shirts, as Thomas has done, I can't say for sure.

We pay people to take care of it on my wife's car. Well, we pay someone to change the oil; the tire rotation is free. However, an oil change is so easy on the Jeep that, as long as I remember to pick up oil when I'm shopping, there's really no benefit to having someone else do it, especially because I order my filters from Amazon. Also, I don't trust a shop to do my tire rotation, given I do all five and have my third brake light wired through the tire carrier.

I'm not sure if it influences the way my actions match up to Thomas' exploits, but I should note that the rag I used while doing this was an old Polo button down. A pink old Polo button down.
post #1390 of 1628
Hmm, the bit about the pink Polo button down could cut both ways. On the one hand, you must own a pink Polo button down. That has to detract from the manliness of the deed. (Unless you stole it from another man by force, I guess.) But on the other hand, you demonstrated a kind of contempt for the pink button down by using it as a rag. That's what a manly person would do for sure.
post #1391 of 1628
Being used as a rag could be viewed as reverence, rather than contempt. I mean, it became an integral part of the upkeep of my Jeep before it met its proverbial maker.

At my peak, I owned three pink shirts: linen, a button down, and a button up. With the use of the button down as a rag, I'm down to one in rotation, but I have added a good bit of purple in the interim.

It's funny, I've never viewed pink shirts as weird or unmanly. My father has worn them as long as I can remember, and, despite any issues we may have had in our relationship, I have to admit that he's still one of the toughest men I've ever met.
post #1392 of 1628
Serious question: do pink pants seem weird or unmanly to you? It seems like our culture has come to at least a grudging acceptance of pink shirts for men, but pink pants are still far beyond the pale.
post #1393 of 1628
I think a true pink would look affected, so, yes, weird. Unmanly? A bit, I suppose.

I can think of at least one exception, however. Nantucket Reds that have faded to nearly pink are cool, in my opinion. In fact, I have a pair of red poplin pants that are that style, and they're not a harsh red, so I can imagine they might get a little pinkish as they age. Still, I can't think of a "real" pink that would work as a pair of pants.
post #1394 of 1628
My car is a Nantucket red that has faded to nearly pink. For real.

I wear pink pants fairly frequently, and I get feedback that's both strongly positive and strongly negative.
post #1395 of 1628
Red paint is notorious for fading to pink. I can't think of any other color that's as apt to look terrible as quickly as red (maybe black, but for different reasons).

Unless it were hot pink, I can't imagine having a strong reaction. I can conceive of a very light pink, perhaps in a linen, possibly looking good with a white shirt and simple shoes, but it's one of those looks that could end up wearing the wearer. It could also make that wearer look like an extra on Miami Vice.
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