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Title: Manly stuff
Post by: Bryan on May 13, 2008, 09:11:07 AM
Quick,

Someone tell us something manly you did recently!
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Geese on May 13, 2008, 09:53:42 AM
Quick,

Someone tell us something manly you did recently!

Last night in MMA training I tapped a guy twice that typically taps me.

Although at second thought I *did* tap him with a triangle choke which means his head was in my crotch. (random pic...not me)

(http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/~dmh/WEBSITE-BJJ-Vids/2006-03-Jiu-Jitsu-Tourney-Vids/0603-No-Gi-Finals-Triangle.jpg)

Still manly, though.
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: RuFfNeCk on May 13, 2008, 09:56:34 AM
I watched Rambo.

Not sure if it was a GOOD movie, but it was pretty fuckin' awesome.
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Bryan on May 13, 2008, 10:09:56 AM
Nice.

Mark and Chris, kneeleth and boweth thy headeth.

You are the first two recipients of the soon-to-be-coveted

:mancard:
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Bryan on May 13, 2008, 10:12:16 AM
Now,

Someone needs to pretend they already have their mancard and confess to recently doing something less than manly.

Go ahead, who watched a J.Lo movie or just downloaded the new Mariah Carey album?  Who really connects with Gerrard Depardieu?
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Beer Monkey on May 13, 2008, 10:39:37 AM
I like Cirque Du Soleil and the first couple of seasons of Ally McBeal.
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Bryan on May 13, 2008, 11:13:54 AM
:revoked:


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Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Beer Monkey on May 13, 2008, 11:26:48 AM
We'll have the edges of the cards polished up a bit later.
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: deceptikonXXX on May 13, 2008, 12:24:59 PM
Qualify?!?!  Yes, it's me in the blue shirt.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2171/2487516316_abae5d2501_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: FURIOU5 D on May 13, 2008, 01:00:00 PM
Qualify?!?!  Yes, it's me in the blue shirt.

Well, did you catch it?
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: vortech on May 13, 2008, 02:19:51 PM
Well, lets just go ahead and get all of this out of the way:
This weekend I,
+went to a farm
-so I could do some strawberry picking
+moved a few pallets of lumber
- because it was blocking the wall we were going to paint (color: cotton fluff)
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Geese on May 13, 2008, 02:33:04 PM
Well, did you catch it?

TWSS
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: deceptikonXXX on May 13, 2008, 04:07:51 PM
Qualify?!?!  Yes, it's me in the blue shirt.

Well, did you catch it?

Nope  (Mark, this applies to your TWSS as well)
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: mathewh on May 13, 2008, 05:54:10 PM
odd re: the corners - we'll get those fixed up tonight!
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: sean80 on May 13, 2008, 06:06:51 PM
I found pictures of Megan Fox topless from her newest movie (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/36724).  Needless to say, they're NSFW!!
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Bellatrix on May 13, 2008, 06:27:47 PM
Ummm...there are females here.

I demand equal treatment.

 ;)
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: vortech on May 13, 2008, 06:28:33 PM
Pft.  Your voyeur porn site sucks. 

http://theblemish.com/2008/05/megan-fox-looks-naked/
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Glockdeucedeuce on May 13, 2008, 06:28:52 PM
I once ripped a phone book in half does that count?
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: mathewh on May 13, 2008, 06:46:19 PM
honestly, i was worried about her nips there for a second in the first exclusive, not-so-naked snaps.

also, mary: i'll try to come up with something for you too. maybe: no cervix, no card? hmm. maybe not.
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: blackcalx on May 13, 2008, 07:12:30 PM
I wore my Utilikilt to work yesterday, then smoked a pipe before bed...am I too late to play?
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: scobeto on May 13, 2008, 08:46:31 PM
I reinforced the idea to my son that a big part of being a man in taking responsibility for your actions and the rewards (or ramifications) that come with it.

I let my daughter use my knee for a horse even after my leg went numb.

That is really all I can think of. I will try to come up with some really testosterone filled adventures in the future, though  :P



Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Rudy on May 13, 2008, 10:00:23 PM
I barbecue in single digits temps outside.  Do that count, hmmm?
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: mathewh on May 13, 2008, 10:13:56 PM
:mancard:

new images are coming soon, with transparent backgrounds. they have been sent to the proper authorities!
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Bryan on May 14, 2008, 09:01:20 AM
Sean,

Thanks for the nudie link.

:mancard:


Now, did I read that you went to see Made of Honor??

:revoked:

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Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Glockdeucedeuce on May 29, 2010, 04:07:56 PM
I noticed nobody has done anything manly recently.  Allow me to present my awesome motorbike for Man Card approval.

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_gl3YVXW2tXs/TAFzgB_ZLDI/AAAAAAAAAFI/gISkM_Z9tjs/s800/27878_10150196621805192_531195191_12759686_68972_n.jpg)

Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: mathewh on May 29, 2010, 06:10:16 PM
:mancard:
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Bryan on May 29, 2010, 07:28:54 PM
Awesome wheels!

Speaking of manliness,  I ripped out and replaced the fuel filter, hoses and clamps in the Jeep the other day.  Successfully.
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: iPeter on May 29, 2010, 07:52:20 PM
I'm watching The Hills on DVD and drinking white wine.
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: sean80 on May 29, 2010, 08:48:55 PM
I'm watching The Hills on DVD and drinking white wine.

At least it's not a spritzer. ;)

Now I'm off to the bar to watch UFC/hockey, drink beer and eat wings. :)
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: iPeter on May 29, 2010, 08:50:20 PM
At least it's not a spritzer. ;)

That's what Tiger Woods said.
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Bellatrix on May 30, 2010, 01:36:51 AM
I'm watching The Hills on DVD and drinking white wine.

At least it's not a spritzer. ;)

Now I'm off to the bar to watch UFC/hockey, drink beer and eat wings. :)

Jeremy had a wine spritzer tonight.

He also danced to Lady GaGa at the Stag & Doe we went to.

Who is going be the first to revoke "it"?? ;)
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: mathewh on May 30, 2010, 10:37:32 AM
wow, i am *this close* to hitting that revoke button. his knowledge and mastery of the eastern martial arts is the only thing from preventing me.
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Bryan on May 30, 2010, 12:11:02 PM
Please allow me. 

Jeremy,

:revoked:
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Failsafe on May 30, 2010, 02:27:52 PM
Does making things look pretty help my case? Mary and I have been working to improve the look of things at our house.

May 2009

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4055/4653020917_d876ccdc42.jpg)

May 2010

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4046/4653638462_d606531227.jpg)
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Geese on June 01, 2010, 09:02:08 AM
As long as the ratio of hammers to feather-dusters was more than 1:1, then I think house fix-it-up can be considered manly. I'll wait for the rest of the committee to make it's decision.
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: adamsappel on June 01, 2010, 10:55:13 AM
Does making things look pretty help my case? Mary and I have been working to improve the look of things at our house.

I think that removing those ladders made all the difference. Man Card renewed!
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Glockdeucedeuce on June 01, 2010, 10:52:07 PM
:mancard:
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Bellatrix on June 02, 2010, 06:55:07 AM
As long as the ratio of hammers to feather-dusters was more than 1:1, then I think house fix-it-up can be considered manly. I'll wait for the rest of the committee to make it's decision.

He dusted/vacuumed earlier in the week ;)

For the record, I had a big part in the landscaping.  ;D
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Xx Jester 76 xX on June 02, 2010, 09:07:07 AM
As long as the ratio of hammers to feather-dusters was more than 1:1, then I think house fix-it-up can be considered manly. I'll wait for the rest of the committee to make it's decision.

He dusted/vacuumed earlier in the week ;)

For the record, I had a big part in the landscaping.  ;D

In that case....


:revoked:
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Failsafe on June 02, 2010, 09:51:15 AM
As long as the ratio of hammers to feather-dusters was more than 1:1, then I think house fix-it-up can be considered manly. I'll wait for the rest of the committee to make it's decision.

He dusted/vacuumed earlier in the week ;)

For the record, I had a big part in the landscaping.  ;D

Sorry, but this thread is NO GIRLZ ALLOWED.
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Bryan on June 02, 2010, 09:53:46 PM
:Jeremynowhasotherthingsrevokedtoo:
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Glockdeucedeuce on November 08, 2010, 01:06:21 PM
I installed a new video card into my computer over the weekend.  Mancard worthy or not?
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Geese on November 08, 2010, 03:05:35 PM
I installed a new video card into my computer over the weekend.  Mancard worthy or not?

Depends - what was the reason?

getting ready to play the latest Direct X 11 capable shooter: Worthy

getting ready to play Bejeweled 3: Unworthy
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: iPeter on November 08, 2010, 03:15:53 PM
Two of our toilets were running non-stop because the floater wouldn't trigger the valve to stop adding water to the tank. On the first one I failed to follow the direction: avoid damaging the tank, do not over-tighten screws. So now I need a new tank upstairs. On the second I did much better, toilet is quiet as a mouse now. Nothing manlier than sticking your head behind and underneath a toilet, right?
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Glockdeucedeuce on November 08, 2010, 03:32:29 PM
I installed a new video card into my computer over the weekend.  Mancard worthy or not?

Depends - what was the reason?

getting ready to play the latest Direct X 11 capable shooter: Worthy

getting ready to play Bejeweled 3: Unworthy

New video card to play next World of Warcraft Expansion/ HDMI to my 42' Inch TV.  Worthy or not?
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: iPeter on November 08, 2010, 04:00:46 PM
I vote worthy. But I'm from CA so I'm probably high.
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: adamsappel on November 08, 2010, 04:27:45 PM
Anything you have to use a screwdriver on is per se manly.

I had to change my dead car battery. Said my wife when she told me what had happened, "I wouldn't have thought leaving the lights on for an hour would drain it so much."
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: scobeto on November 08, 2010, 09:13:00 PM
I vote manly on all.

Cracking a porcelain tank with your (nearly) bare hands because you didn't read assembly instructions is what being a man is all about.

Any TV over 37" is manly.

Looking under the hood and replacing stuff is manly.
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Phantom on November 08, 2010, 10:06:03 PM
I'm revoking my own man card (again) as suggested by my wife and good friend who watched me read the instructions before putting together my son's bed.

:revoked:
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Geese on November 09, 2010, 08:14:47 AM
I vote manly all around. Even reading the instructions. That's just being a smart-manly.

Unless it was a sleeping bag.
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Rudy on November 29, 2010, 02:18:16 PM
The starter was smoking (!) in the Malibu...first starter I ever replaced.  It took me longer to get the rusted wingnuts off of the plastic shroud underneath the car than it did to do the starter itself, which only two bolts and two wires. 

Manly enough?

Four full semesters at school this year...4.0 GPA, tons of homework, etc.

Still manly?

I also moved most of our household (yes, again) by myself.  Probably a couple hundred boxes, a lot of furniture, etc.  Only had help with big stuff for one day, and limited help at that. 

Even more manly enough?  :D

+3 on the manly count in my book.  So I need three unmanly deeds to undo my card...right?  Or is it one penalty and spend a night in the box (without man card)?
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Beer Monkey on November 29, 2010, 02:31:30 PM
I'm trying to think what manly car stuff I have done.

Rotated tires
Full brake job with rotors
Thermostat replacement
Oxygen sensor replacement

That's about it.  One of my cars could use a head gasket but I think that's where I draw the line.

I think I'm going to put a rear sway bar on the Subaru soon.  I really should have done it before this winter.
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Geese on November 29, 2010, 03:46:03 PM
Automotive repair - always manly.
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Failsafe on November 29, 2010, 07:38:05 PM
Gentlemen, I believe my current status is 'revoked', thus, I don't believe I may bestow such an honour at this time.
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Rudy on November 29, 2010, 11:46:38 PM
Gentlemen, I believe my current status is 'revoked', thus, I don't believe I may bestow such an honour at this time.

Oh no...which doghouse are you in THIS week?  :D

Mike--I did a bit of work on my CR-V last October.  The timing belt was way overdue, so I picked up the parts, bought a special crankshaft tool, and went to work.  It took me a week or two on and off doing various chores (mostly maintenance, and wear/tear) and changing all the fluids, but I'm glad it's done.  The belt is a bit of work--I can see why shops charge about $700 to do it.  The belt only set me back around $35 or so.  The tool was $25 from eBay.

I had to drop the driveshaft though, so I don't have all wheel drive right now.  I need one of the yokes rebuilt and new universal joints put in.  I guess they get a bit notchy after 215,000 miles, eh?  :D
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Beer Monkey on November 30, 2010, 12:40:40 AM
The water pump went out in the Miata a couple of years ago (car was 11 years old), of course it's between the radiator and the engine and you have to take the entire front end of the car off.  Timing belt was in the same place so of course you replace it at the same time (and it was overdue).  Got lucky and found a mechanic to do it for $600 locally, I was working 60 hours a week at the time and wasn't willing to even consider doing it myself.

My friend has an Audi A4 and mechanics charge at least $1200 to replace the timing belt.

There is something to be said about old cars where everything is accessible and not packed in so tight.
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Rudy on December 01, 2010, 10:47:06 AM
I replaced the heater core in our '88 Accord.  Which is mounted to the firewall.  Directly in the middle behind the dashboard.  So yep, the whole dashboard and everything else came out.  Kudos to Honda though--all electrical connectors come apart easily, and the hardware was either a Phillips-head screw or 10mm hex bolt.  Easy work but tedious, and I had to do it after work over the course of a couple of weeks.  Footnote to that--got it done, went to refill the radiator, and THAT started leaking!  Turns out that the free water pump lube someone gave me wasn't compatible with aluminum radiators, and ate through both of them, some $400 later. 

The CR-V has a fair amount of room to work under the hood...at least the first gen does.  It's basically a large Civic-based chassis, and even uses the B20B4 engine that was used in other Civic-based vehicles (like the Acura Integra). In fact, there are steps online to make it a VTEC engine by swapping cylinder heads, as so many parts are interchangeable.  Reminds me of the old days of "hot rods".

The only thing I had trouble with was actually getting to the side of the engine with the pulleys, as part of it is only an inch or two away from the shock tower.  Removing the engine mount was easy, but I was still working partly blind when adjusting the timing belt tensioner.  I almost hate to say that I actually enjoy working on this ol' beast...
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Glockdeucedeuce on August 02, 2011, 01:21:15 PM
Installed a Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Video card and 650W power supply into my computer.  Go Me!
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Glockdeucedeuce on August 02, 2011, 01:23:07 PM

I replaced the heater core in our '88 Accord.  Which is mounted to the firewall.  Directly in the middle behind the dashboard.  So yep, the whole dashboard and everything else came out.  Kudos to Honda though--all electrical connectors come apart easily, and the hardware was either a Phillips-head screw or 10mm hex bolt.  Easy work but tedious, and I had to do it after work over the course of a couple of weeks.  Footnote to that--got it done, went to refill the radiator, and THAT started leaking!  Turns out that the free water pump lube someone gave me wasn't compatible with aluminum radiators, and ate through both of them, some $400 later. 

The CR-V has a fair amount of room to work under the hood...at least the first gen does.  It's basically a large Civic-based chassis, and even uses the B20B4 engine that was used in other Civic-based vehicles (like the Acura Integra). In fact, there are steps online to make it a VTEC engine by swapping cylinder heads, as so many parts are interchangeable.  Reminds me of the old days of "hot rods".

The only thing I had trouble with was actually getting to the side of the engine with the pulleys, as part of it is only an inch or two away from the shock tower.  Removing the engine mount was easy, but I was still working partly blind when adjusting the timing belt tensioner.  I almost hate to say that I actually enjoy working on this ol' beast...


:mancard:

Apprved!
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Geese on August 03, 2011, 09:38:20 AM
Installed a Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Video card and 650W power supply into my computer.  Go Me!

650W? You think that's manly enough?    ;)

Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Glockdeucedeuce on August 03, 2011, 07:57:38 PM

650W? You think that's manly enough?    ;)



Had I been able to afford a more powerful video card, I'd probably need a bigger power supply.  

Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: blackcalx on September 04, 2011, 11:13:20 PM
Having recently purchased our first house there have been many opportunities to display manly prowess.

Today I fixed a window in my basement office.  It had been built around by the previous owners to the point that it could not be opened.  I had to plane the wood beneath it until I could pry the window open, then plane the bottom of the window itself so that it would smoothly open and shut.  I then installed security latches and a handle.

I am now celebrating with the first pipe in my office since moving in.  Smoking my favorite pipe (a Stanwell) with my favorite tobacco (HH Acadian Perique by MacBaren). 
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Bryan on September 08, 2011, 12:23:51 PM
The game is afoot!
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: blackcalx on September 08, 2011, 12:38:07 PM
The game is afoot!

That reminds me that I really want a gourd calabash pipe.
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: sean80 on October 02, 2011, 08:02:36 AM
Put together our first BBQ yesterday.  What a pain in the ass!
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: blackcalx on October 29, 2011, 12:03:41 AM
Last weekend I built a playhouse for my kids that can one day become a viable tool storage shed.  It's good-sized, has an asphalt roof and is really damn sturdy.

Tonight I replaced the relay and capacitor on my refrigerator tonight to (hopefully) get rid of the buzz/click every five minutes, and this after spending two hours on the phone trying to walk my father through getting his new blu-ray player to connect to his wireless network. 

At least the fridge was a success.  I'll be going to my dad's tomorrow.
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Bryan on November 02, 2011, 03:22:51 PM
:mancard:
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: scobeto on November 02, 2011, 11:55:42 PM
My wife made my son's Halloween costume again. He was Batman, inspired by the Arkham City costume, and she made the entire cowl from duct tape.

I thought I could sponge some man points from her, because it was truly metal \m/


(http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q304/scobeto/DSCN4161.jpg)



Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: adamsappel on November 03, 2011, 11:07:50 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: sean80 on November 03, 2011, 11:41:29 AM
Sweet costume!
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Failsafe on November 03, 2011, 07:01:50 PM
That cowl is amazing!!
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Xx Jester 76 xX on November 03, 2011, 11:06:02 PM
Ok, so I have a manly and not manly combo story.  Last Thursday I had reconstructive surgery to fix a problem I've had for a couple of years with my left hand.  They had to cut half of a tendon from one part of my hand and attach it to another part of my hand where the original tendon had slipped off the knuckle that was cauising my middle finger to pull to the left.  Pretty manly.

As a result, I've been home from work and bored.  Since I can't really play most traditional games, I decided to dust off the Kinect and my wife and I have been playing Dance Central 2.... not manly.  Suffice it to say, a number of the dance moves in the game are pretty feminine.  Really not manly.  Since I may lose my man card anyway, I might as well add that the motion response on this game is the best I've seen on the Kinect so far.  It's also the most excercise I've gotten in a while and it inspired me to pick up Your Shape Fitness 2012 when it comes out next week.  Hope you guys feel manly playing BF3.  lol
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: sean80 on November 04, 2011, 08:48:07 AM
Hope your hand feels better soon. 

Should have gotten the UFC training game.  Would have been able to pass it off as manly!  Lol
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Bryan on November 08, 2011, 06:02:36 PM
A better story would have been that the errant tendon caused your middle finger to fly up during a meeting with your company's CEO and he fired you on the spot, forcing you to beat the hell out of him on top of the board room table.  The surgery was to extract his tooth from your knuckle.
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Xx Jester 76 xX on November 08, 2011, 07:51:53 PM
Yes, but instead.... I dance.  :P
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Bryan on November 09, 2011, 01:31:03 PM
:revoked:
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: adamsappel on February 18, 2012, 03:20:12 PM
I replaced four electrical outlets. Since my wife didn't look at the outlet covers she chose and realized they wouldn't fit the outlets she purchased, I also had to go to Home Depot.*







* This trip may not have occurred today. I may have replaced one of the outlets weeks ago and just got around to the other three. It's also possible that there is at least one outlet that still needs replacing, but I didn't purchase enough of the correct covers and will have to go back to Home Depot at some other point in the not-too-distant future. In other words, I think I acted exactly like a man.
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: adamsappel on March 18, 2012, 05:16:29 PM
Changed a flat tire. I'm glad it was in my driveway and on a (relatively) level surface. Now I get to buy 3 new tires (spare was looking pretty sad, too)!
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: adamsappel on October 06, 2014, 01:47:56 AM
I have spent the past four months rebuilding my deck, and today I finally finished it!

(http://i.minus.com/jruLZ1YgPOoiu.JPG)
(it's a panorama, though it would be cool if it were curved like that)

The deck boards and railings are all new; the balusters and posts are from the original deck, but repainted. It evolved from what I conceived as a simple and clever fix into a full rebuild. If I had known what a task it would become, I might never have started it (or at least paid someone else to do it). Still, it was a great learning experience, and I got a bunch of new tools out of it. And a happy wife.
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Bryan on October 06, 2014, 08:45:44 AM
That looks fantastic!  Please give me the name of your contractor.
Title: Re: Manly stuff
Post by: Xx Jester 76 xX on October 29, 2014, 04:44:26 PM
 :o Wow, that is really good.  Well done, sir.