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Hump-day Links XX

by Michael on November 4, 2009 · 0 comments

I thought Rule 1 was "don't talk about Hair Club."

I thought Rule 1 was "don't talk about Hair Club."

I hope you had a great Halloween. I’ve said before that it’s my favorite holiday, and this one didn’t disappoint. Good friends (in good costumes), good booze and good music conspired for an awesome night. Next up, holiday-wise: a Thanksgiving ski trip.

In baseball news, the Yomiuri Giants just beat the Nippon Ham Fighters 7-4 Tuesday in Game 3 of the Japan Series. (First guy to refer to the latter team as the “Ham Fighters” gets punched in the throat. That includes you, Costas.)

Don’t forget, I’m growing a mustache for Movember. Donate if you can.

  • The Real Enemy is the Asshole: Sympathy for the skeezy sees the journalist taking on the world of pickup artists, and discovering the truth that as much as they want to be accepted by women, they also want to be accepted by each other. [Las Vegas Weekly]
  • “And You Also Have Two Ears. Excellent”: You’re Beautiful is David Wygant again slapping down guys who try and make a business out of bad pickup ideas. David rules. [davidwygant.com]
  • And Don’t Forget to Not Steal Their Purses: 10 Things Men Do to NOT get a second date is not only awkwardly capitalized, it’s almost a list that goes without saying — although the insistence that women never, ever “go psycho” is kind of funny in a way that makes me think the author might be a little, um, [whistles]. [PowderRoomTalk]

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Hump-day Links XIX

by Michael on October 21, 2009 · 0 comments

My thoughts exactly.

My thoughts exactly.

The week before Halloween, and it’s kind of quiet. I’ve got my costume, have been growing out my beard especially for it (No, I’m going neither as ZZ Top nor Band of Horses) and I’ve got my connection for easy party access. If you don’t have your costume, I just wrote something that might help.

So let’s get on with the hot link action:

  • Eating a Steak is Cheaper: Testosterone drives men to buy fast cars is a little misleading: it’s driving the cars that boosts the T, not the buying. “It’s literally the peacock’s tail. It’s the human version,” the researcher said, explaining why so many are driven by guys who have lost most of their head feathers. [cbc.ca]
  • In Case You Missed It…How?: Drink’s iPhone ‘App’ Gets Anger Flowing is a rundown of the controversy over the “Amp Up Before You Score” application, in which AdFreak asks the question, “Does anyone not dislike Amp’s iPhone app?” Right over here, buddy. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Not Letting Amp Get All the Resentment: Remington Launches “The Face of Success” details the new site from the electric shaver company, wherein you select from a range of facial hair styles before heading out to pick up fantasy computer women in Vegas. Kind of like World of Warcraft for someone who can’t make friends online. [MarketWire]
  • Football and Fart Jokes Too: WHY DO MEN LOVE BEARDS WHEN WOMEN HATE THEM? the author asks, in his all-caps glory. It seems England has gone beard-crazy now that David Beckham has spent his summer in America cultivating a hair farm, but the Mail places the blame on another favorite son: “George Michael is most to blame for this,” they whinge, apparently forgetting all about Miami Vice. [Mail Online]
  • “What? You Need 900 Words?”: Why real men DO buy women flowers is basically a touching story of how the author’s dying father’s last action was to order a bouquet for his wife. But then the piece takes a turn for the bizarre: “I recently bought flowers for a lady I’m a’ courting. We were set to meet at the soda jerk for a malt…” I stopped reading there. Either he found Doc’s DeLorean in the barn or thought it would be post-ironic or something. In any case, flowers are for relationships (either established or expected). [CNN/The Frisky]
  • Here, We Just Have to Drive 45 Minutes: When Love Is a Schlep reminds us why New Yorkers sometimes make non-New Yorkers queasy (besides the Yankees): When you live on the Upper West Side and your date lives on the Lower East Side, she had better really be awesome. [New York Times]
  • The ‘Duh’ Desk Didn’t Collapse Last Week After All: Japanese men invest in their looks. This might have been news 20 years ago….nope, not then, either. [The Independent]
  • The Fashion Industry Loves You: Mad Men Rolls Out Clothes, But Will They Sell? has the audacity to suggest that a retro-style TV series may not convince us to dress like it’s the ’50s, but the editor of British GQ thinks differently: “Americans are more easily led.” Yeah, but our The Office is better, so there. [New York Magazine]
  • Things That Are Related: Playboy Slashes Rate Base 38% means they expect to sell fewer magazines. This month Marge Simpson appears on the cover. Maybe we need a “Go Figure” Desk. [MediaWeek]

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Hump-day Links XVIII

October 14, 2009 Dressing

Today I dedicate the Hump-day Links to Charlie Davies, who was involved in a horrific car accident the day before the US Men’s Soccer Team played their final World Cup qualifier. In the ninth minute of tonight’s game, the fans paid tribute by standing and cheering while waving cards with a white number 9 (Davies […]

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Hump-day Links XVII

October 7, 2009 Dressing

I know, I know — the lack of 24-hour Brett Favre hype on ESPN is getting you down. Don’t worry, they can only program the World Series of Poker so many hours a week. They’re just taking a break so everyone can stop hyperventilating. In the meantime, might I suggest you occupy your mind with […]

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Hump-day Links XVI

September 30, 2009 Dressing

The days are getting brisker, the leaves are turning, and overweight guys with helmets are bashing into each other. Of course, that means two things: 1) Fall is here, and 2) Australians are laughing at us. This week’s assortment of links follows: Why Not Just Wear Underpants and Leggings?: Complaint Box | I See London […]

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Hump-day Links XV

September 23, 2009 Grooming

If you’re in the southern hemisphere, happy first day of spring. If you’re a lot further up north, well, welcome to our annual six months of depression (fortunately I discovered skiing not long ago, and now have a perverse desire for the weather to turn cold and damp). No matter what your weather, let’s celebrate […]

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Hump-day Links XIV

September 16, 2009 Dressing

Congrats — another week half over. In honor of that, I’d like you to agree to really listen (and not talk – this is critical to listening) to someone who disagrees with you politically. There’s too little of that right now. Maybe use some critical thinking skills while you’re at it. This week’s selection from […]

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Hump-day Links XIII

September 9, 2009 Dressing

An extraordinary day (9/9/09) in an extraordinary week (apologies for the light posting): New Beatles stuff (if you like The Beatles), the USA plays Trinidad & Tobago in an important World Cup qualifier (if you like soccer), Apple announced a video-enabled iPod Nano (if you like iPods) and the President speaks to Congress on health […]

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