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Posted: 6/19/2006 10:54:53 AM EDT
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June 19, 2006— Beards, muscles, brawn. Could it be that the years of the metrosexual man are over and the macho man is back?

"The new macho is the old macho," said Stephen Perrine, editor in chief of Best Life magazine. "It is about being competent and feeling traditional, filling traditional male roles."

The recent demise of Cargo, a men's magazine dedicated solely to shopping, has been hailed as a death knell of the metrosexual trend.

Perrine pinpoints the death of the metrosexual to a moment in last year's hit comedy "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," when Steve Carrell's character has his chest waxed.

"When they ripped the chest hair off Steve in 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin,' a whole generation of men said if that's what women want, I'd rather stay a virgin," Perrine said...



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Link Posted: 6/19/2006 10:56:25 AM EDT
[#1]


I have never been anything but a manly man.

Link Posted: 6/19/2006 10:57:56 AM EDT
[#2]
Link Posted: 6/19/2006 10:59:59 AM EDT
[#3]

Quoted:
The recent demise of Cargo, a men's magazine dedicated solely to shopping, has been hailed as a death knell of the metrosexual trend.



 I'm surprised a magazine like Cargo could make ANY money ....
Link Posted: 6/19/2006 11:00:14 AM EDT
[#4]
Bout damn time.  Those assholes actually gettin pie....WTH, did women actually think they would act gay too?
Link Posted: 6/19/2006 11:00:52 AM EDT
[#5]

"Quien es mas macho?"

Link Posted: 6/19/2006 11:01:00 AM EDT
[#6]
The religion threads can stop now...

Undeniable truth that there is a God in heaven.
Link Posted: 6/19/2006 11:02:30 AM EDT
[#7]
its about time. i can't believe that load was ever accepted by the american public. should be interesting watching all these nancys try to adjust to the new trend.

him: honey, don't get any more of that asiatic tempura. i jsut read grilled porterhouse is the way to go.

her: do you know how to grill? do we even have a grill?

Link Posted: 6/19/2006 11:25:43 AM EDT
[#8]

Quoted:

Quoted:
The recent demise of Cargo, a men's magazine dedicated solely to shopping, has been hailed as a death knell of the metrosexual trend.



 I'm surprised a magazine like Cargo could make ANY money ....



Ever flip through it? UGH. Abysmal. It was like Maxim without the girls. Or good articles. Or humor.
Link Posted: 6/19/2006 11:28:22 AM EDT
[#9]
Thank God I found this thread in time, I was just about to go get my first chest waxing.....

Yeah, right
Link Posted: 6/19/2006 11:31:10 AM EDT
[#10]
Cancel my pedicure.
Link Posted: 6/19/2006 11:34:05 AM EDT
[#11]



I was "macho" when macho wasn't cool!!

I remember wearin' straight leg Levis
Flannel shirts Even when they weren't in style
I remember singin' with ZZ Top
and the movies when the West was really wild

And I was listenin' to Heavy Metal
When all of my friends
were diggin' disco and hip-hop
I was macho, when macho wasn't cool

I remember cruisin' for chicks,
pullin' up and turnin' down AC/DC
I remember when no one was lookin'
I was puttin' whiskey in my Coke

I took a lot of kiddin'
'Cause I never did fit in
now look at everybody
tryin' to be what I was then
I was macho, when macho wasn't cool
I still act, and look the same
What you see ain't nothin' new

I was macho, when macho wasn't cool
Those metros called guys like us redneck hicks
For not dying our roots or tweezin' our brows
or waxing our chest, I'm just glad we're in a country
Where we're all free to choose

I was macho, when macho wasn't cool
Yeah I was macho, from my flat top down to by work boots
I still act, and look the same
What you see ain't nothin' new

Yeah, I was macho when macho wasn't cool

Link Posted: 6/19/2006 11:37:38 AM EDT
[#12]

Quoted:
Cancel my pedicure.



Know what's funny? I joke about my "day at the spa" at home.

Macman37's day at the spa:

Enjoy a nice dump
Enjoy a nice hot shower (cooler months) / cool shower (warmer months)
Trim beard
cut finger & toenails

DONE. I feel like a million bucks.
Link Posted: 6/19/2006 11:38:54 AM EDT
[#13]
The Women of Arfcom REJOICE
Link Posted: 6/19/2006 11:45:58 AM EDT
[#14]
does this mean I can stop having to shave my shoulders?
Link Posted: 6/19/2006 12:08:20 PM EDT
[#15]
The Code:

A Retrosexual, no matter what the women insists, PAYS FOR THE DATE.

A Retrosexual opens doors for a lady. Even for the ones that fit that term only because they are female.

A Retrosexual DEALS with IT, be it a flat tire, break-in into your home, or a natural disaster, you DEAL WITH IT.

A Retrosexual not only eats red meat, he often kills it himself.

A Retrosexual doesn't worry about living to be 90. It's not how long you live, but how well. If you're 90 years old and still smoking cigars and drinking, I salute you.

A Retrosexual does not use more hair or skin products than a woman. Women have several supermarket aisles of stuff. Retrosexuals need an endcap (possibly 2 endcaps if you include shaving goods).

A Retrosexual does not dress in clothes from Hot Topic when he's 30 years old.

A Retrosexual should know how to properly kill stuff (or people) if need be. This falls under the "Dealing with IT" portion of The Code.

A Retrosexual watches no TV show with "Queer" in the title.

A Retrosexual does not let neighbors screw up rooms in his house on national TV.

A Retrosexual should not give up excessive amounts of manliness for women.

Some is inevitable, but major reinvention of yourself will only lead to you becoming a frou-frou little puss, and in the long run, she ain't worth it.

A Retrosexual is allowed to seek professional help for major mental stress such as drug/alcohol addiction, death of your entire family in a freak tree chipper accident, favorite sports team being moved to a different city, favorite bird dog expiring, etc. You are NOT allowed to see a shrink because Daddy didn't pay you enough attention. Daddy was busy DEALING WITH IT. When you screwed up, he DEALT with you.

A Retrosexual will have at least one outfit in his wardrobe designed to conceal himself from prey.

A Retrosexual knows how to tie a Windsor knot when wearing a tie - and ONLY a Windsor knot.

A Retrosexual should have at least one good wound he can brag about getting.

A Retrosexual knows how to use a basic set of tools. If you can't hammer a nail, or drill a straight hole, practice in secret until you can - or be rightfully ridiculed for the wuss you be.

A Retrosexual knows that owning a gun is not a sign that your are riddled with fear, guns are TOOLS and are often essential to DEAL WITH IT. Plus it's just plain fun to shoot.

Crying. There are very few reason that a Retrosexual may cry, and none of them have to do with TV commercials, movies, or soap operas. Sports teams are sometimes a reason to cry, but the preferred method of release is swearing or throwing the remote control. Some reasons a Retrosexual can cry include (but are not limited to) death of a loved one, death of a pet (fish do NOT count as pets in this case), loss of a major body part.

A Retrosexual man's favorite movie isn't "Maid in Manhattan" (unless that refers to some foxy French maid sitting in a huge tub of brandy or whiskey), or "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood." Acceptable ones may include any of the Dirty Harry or Nameless Drifter movies (Clint in his better days), Rambo I or II, the Dirty Dozen, The Godfather trilogy, Scarface, The Road Warrior, The Die Hard series, Caddyshack, Rocky I, II, or III, Full Metal Jacket, any James Bond Movie, Raging Bull, Bullitt, any Bruce Lee movie, Apocalypse Now, Goodfellas, Reservoir Dogs, Fight Club, etc.etc.

When a Retrosexual is on a crowded bus and or a commuter train, and a pregnant woman, hell, any woman gets on, that Retrosexual stands up and offers his seat to that woman, then looks around at the other so-called men still in their seats with a disgusted "you punks" look on his face.

A Retrosexual knows how to say the Pledge properly, and with the correct emphasis and pronunciation. He also knows the words to the Star Spangled Banner.

A Retrosexual will have hobbies and habits his wife and mother do not understand, but that are essential to his manliness, in that they offset the acceptable manliness decline he suffers when married/engaged in a serious healthy relationship - i.e., hunting, boxing, shot putting, shooting, cigars, car maintenance.

A Retrosexual knows how to sharpen his own knives and kitchen utensils.

A Retrosexual man can drive in snow (hell, a blizzard) without sliding all over or driving under 20 mph, without anxiety, and without high-centering his ride on a plow berm.

A Retrosexual man can chop down a tree and make it land where he wants. Wherever it lands is where he damn well wanted it to land.

A Retrosexual will give up his seat on a bus to not only any women but any elderly person or person in military dress (except officers above 2nd Lt)

NOTE: The person in military dress may turn down the offer but the Retrosexual man will ALWAYS make the offer to them and thank them for serving their country.

A Retrosexual man doesn't need a contract -- a handshake is good enough. He will always stand by his word even if circumstances change or the other person deceived him.

A Retrosexual man doesn't immediately look to sue someone when he does something stupid and hurts himself. We understand that sometimes in the process of doing things we get hurt and we just DEAL WITH IT.]


Link Posted: 6/19/2006 12:21:01 PM EDT
[#16]
So does this mean I don't have to have my scrotum lazered???.....
Link Posted: 6/19/2006 12:23:48 PM EDT
[#17]

Quoted:
Perrine pinpoints the death of the metrosexual to a moment in last year's hit comedy "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," when Steve Carrell's character has his chest waxed.

"When they ripped the chest hair off Steve in 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin,' a whole generation of men said if that's what women want, I'd rather stay a virgin," Perrine said...




that's awesome
Link Posted: 6/19/2006 12:28:08 PM EDT
[#18]
Wow, all of the sudden, women realised it isnt so great to date a guy the acts like one of her friends.
Link Posted: 6/19/2006 12:28:41 PM EDT
[#19]

Quoted:

Quoted:

Quoted:
The recent demise of Cargo, a men's magazine dedicated solely to shopping, has been hailed as a death knell of the metrosexual trend.



 I'm surprised a magazine like Cargo could make ANY money ....



Ever flip through it? UGH. Abysmal. It was like Maxim without the girls. Or good articles. Or humor.



Can't say that I have, but I have been known to get my hands on a copy of Maxim now and again.  I can't see any value to that magazine aside from the pictures.  
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