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Dude...

Someone put together a list of what they consider "50 Things Every Guy Should Know How To Do." And, being a guy, I had to go and see how I stacked up.

The first thing I noted is that apparently drinking has a lot to do with being a man -- seven of the fifty deal with alcohol. As a lifelong teetotaler, I started with seven strikes against me.

Me? I scored 24.

This was an eye-opener. I obviously need to work on a few things.

First up, I need a paddle, a dog, and a chainsaw...


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35/50 for me.... (Below threshold)
RB:

35/50 for me.

What's up with the comments... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

What's up with the comments on your last two pieces, Mr Tea? I can't see them anymore.

44/50 for me. And... (Below threshold)
PBunyan:

44/50 for me.

And for the 6 things I've never done, it's not necessarily that I don't know how to do them, just that I've never had to or wanted to do them: change diaper, rally after a big drunk, upgrade hotel, perform CPR, use my dog as a wingman, or pick up a woman with a one-liner.

But only about half the things on that list are really manly things. Then again, they didn't say it was 50 things every MAN should know--they said it was 50 things every "guy" should know. There is a difference.

46/50 for me! The picking ... (Below threshold)
Rick13:

46/50 for me! The picking up women things are the ones I can't do. I've been married for 12 years and still have no idea how I got her!

45/50 for me. And the five ... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

45/50 for me. And the five I lack, I still have no interest in. Frying turkey, who cares. Paddle a conoe, again. Choose a scotch? Never cared for it. P/U a girl using my dog. I have been married 36 years. Lost my skill set. And #9. ww

48 out of 50.Not a... (Below threshold)
TexBob:

48 out of 50.

Not a bad list.

I've never used one liners or needed a dog to pick up girls.

Then again, I'm 48 and have been married to the same woman for 25 years (first and only).

I just can't dance. 49/50 d... (Below threshold)
Rich:

I just can't dance. 49/50 damn.

In the 40's for me. Knowing... (Below threshold)
Wayne:

In the 40's for me. Knowing how to do something and doing them are two different deals. I have little interest in upgrading a hotel room. I spend little time in it.

If you don't roll or crash a off-road vehicle of any kind than you not really riding off-road but are just putting around. The best riders are the one that can do the most with a vehicle. Who crashes the least is a woman standard. I think I know what the writer was saying but he didn't say it well.

Shine your shoe fits for me but not for my outdoorsman cousin.

I quit drinking some time a... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

I quit drinking some time ago. The alcohol stuff needs to go. Other wise I was pretty good after 52 years!

It is the lowest of lows to... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

It is the lowest of lows to get a negative rating on a survey. What liberal snobbery. I wear the badge with honor. ww

33/50 - don't drink there ... (Below threshold)
Mycroft:

33/50 - don't drink there goes 7 right there. Been married for 29 years and didn't need a dog to meet her. No kids, never changed a diaper....

The alcohol stuff should be removed.

33/50 - don't drink there ... (Below threshold)
Mycroft:

33/50 - don't drink there goes 7 right there. Been married for 29 years and didn't need a dog to meet her. No kids, never changed a diaper.... And pushups are for young punks who never injured a shoulder in the service of their country.

The alcohol stuff should be removed.

Apparently the aforemention... (Below threshold)
Dodo David:

Apparently the aforementioned list pertains to things that a godless guy ought to do.

28 out of 50. But what ever... (Below threshold)
BlackDog:

28 out of 50. But what every guy needs to know involves rubber bands, leather sheets and a bowling bowl.

OK... What happened to the ... (Below threshold)

OK... What happened to the comments that were here this morning?

-I posted my total.-... (Below threshold)

-I posted my total.
-epador had a post
-I commented on epadors post.
-JT had a post.
-I posted "The Whitehouse announced today that President Obama had done all 57."

Is this the Bizarro Wizbang? or is the other one?

>OK... What happened to the... (Below threshold)
Paul:

>OK... What happened to the comments that were here this morning?

Sever move and probably a few comments hit the bit bucket.

But Jay... a 24... really man... a 24? I'm not trying to be a macho prick... but 24? You need to come spend some time down here in the south...

I'm 49.5. -- I can dance, but it's not exactly pretty.

But he missed one big thing... Anybody who wants to call himself a man should -for the love of God- know how to sharpen a knife.

"Server move and probably a... (Below threshold)

"Server move and probably a few comments hit the bit bucket."

A few in the scope of the whole blog, but ,more than a few for this post. There's a whole different thread on each server.

Dude, I scored a 43. ... (Below threshold)
ExSubNuke:

Dude, I scored a 43.




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