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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 11:20 PM
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What exactly is a "Real Man"?
I hear this term bandied about like there's an actual definition, is there one?

Just curious.
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 11:21 PM
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1. How many real men does it take to screw in a light bulb?
None! Real men aren't afraid of the dark!
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 11:22 PM
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2. Well, son, I've done some thinkin' on this 'un
And I think that, when it comes down to it, it's really the same as a Real Woman with an erectile intromittent unit. :D
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Booberdawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 11:23 PM
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3. LOL! You are a nut!
:D
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 11:26 PM
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6. Well, yeah, and a couple of those, too
:D
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Booberdawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 11:29 PM
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7. Forrest!!
get a hold of yourself! :evilgrin:
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:04 AM
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9. But I need both hands for typing!
Sheesh!
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 11:24 PM
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4. I posted it before
IF YOU can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, dont deal in lies,
Or being hated dont give way to hating,
And yet dont look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dreamand not make dreams your master;
If you can thinkand not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth youve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: Hold on!

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kingsnor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything thats in it,
Andwhich is moreyoull be a Man, my son!

Rudyard was a real hardass I think

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tsipple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 11:25 PM
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5. A "Real Man" Is...
...Someone 18 years of age or older who has Y chromosomes and who has not otherwise renounced masculine identification.

Whew! Tricky definition, but I think that covers everybody.
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pansypoo53219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:02 AM
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8. not exactly
Bush would fit that B/W definition, but we all know he ain't all that real.
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bbernardini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:05 AM
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10. Ask Todd Rundgren:
"Real Man"

When I was a child
I thought as a child
I spoke as a child
I didn't know better
But now I'm a man
I look like a man
I'm old as a man
And I should know better
Got my head in the sky
And my mind knows what it wants
But my body just drags me down
And my world is something you can't see
But it's still very real to me
You can find it in the hole where I keep my soul
There it is - way down inside me
There's a real man
Forget about my body and be a real man

I see with my heart
I hear with my heart
I feel with my heart
Sometimes it works better
And some so-called friends put me down
And they pity me for trying
Bad emotions push me around
But the vision shines on and on
It will shine when we all are gone
And I'd like to add a little sparkle while I'm here
Light it up - way down inside me
There's a real man
Forget about bad feelings and be a real man

Some men's world is only hate and money
Afraid of everything and they laugh at nothing
And they only live to criticize
You can laugh at me now
But the time comes to everybody
When you must decide
When that day finally comes along
You might wish you'd been a little more strong
Then you'll wake up in the morning cryin'
"Oh my God"
There it is - way down inside me
It's a real man
You got to grow up sometime
Be a real man
Suffer them slings and arrows
Be a real man
Now be a real man
Don't sell yourself for nothing
Be a real man
Don't take no crap from no one
Be a real man
Get your trip together
Be a real man


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SiouxJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:41 AM
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11. That's the first thing I thought of
when I saw this thread - Todd's song. I guess great minds think alike. :thumbsup:
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:05 AM
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15. Yup, Todd pretty much sums it up in that song...
and it works on so many levels! ;)
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Paragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:52 AM
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12. Haven't you heard?
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Kamika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:03 AM
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13. real man
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 03:04 AM by Kamika
He is extremely nice yet VERY masculine
He takes care of his wife/children
He takes command
He isnt afraid

He knows what women want without having it explained to him :p


or is this my dream guy? :)
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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 05:03 AM
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14. There was a book: "Real Men Don't Eat Quiche."
It was a hit in the 1980's I think. I didn't read it.

My take: Real men don't worry about whether or not they're real men.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:10 AM
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16. no such thing
You can say theres the sterotypical male. I dont know if the people who made these standards saw and or talked to me they wouldnt consider me a real man either :shrug:. I bet these are the same people who think it is manly to vote republican. LOL yeah, 100$ tax cuts, war, wow I am a man so I will vote republican lol.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:33 AM
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17. Many definitions, depending on who you ask!
Let's just stick to the obvious:

An adult human with a penis.

(Ok, maybe not so obvious; the "adult" part can be debated).
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