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Gingersnap
01-07-2010, 01:54 PM
45 Manly Hobbies
by Brett & Kate McKay on January 6, 2010 · 81 comments

in A Man's Life

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Back in the day, leisure time was not thought of as a chance to “veg out,” but as opportunity to pursue one’s passions and interests, an outlet for the sides of a man that were not stimulated in one’s career. Unfortunately, we now often spend our leisure time camped out in front of the TV or computer. We say that modern life has become too stressful, that when we have free time, laying on the couch is all we can manage.

The truth is that spending our leisure time in satisfying pursuits, “fun work,” will refresh us far more than a non-stop marathon of playing Call of Duty. Hobbies can bring you joy, increase your eye for detail, keep your mind sharp, expand your creativity, and help you meet friends and learn valuable skills. They add interest to your life and help you become a more well-rounded man. If you’ve been feeling depressed, restless, or apathetic, the problem may be the lack of having something in your life you feel passionate about, something that brings you needed fulfillment.

We’ve gotten several requests to put together a list of manly hobbies, and we decided that the start of the new year would be a good time to publish such a list. Many of you are thinking about what you’d like to accomplish this year. How about putting “start a new hobby” on your resolution list? Here are 45 hobby ideas; hopefully one will stick out and grab you. But of course there are many more out there as well.

This is a refreshingly non-ironic article on useful and interesting hobbies ranging from geocaching to whittling and beyond. These hobbies are also enjoyed by some women but most of them are primarily guy hobbies.

Click the link and get some ideas for the upcoming year. :D

Art of Manliness (http://artofmanliness.com/2010/01/06/45-manly-hobbies/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheArtOfManliness+%28The+Art+ of+Manliness%29)

djones520
01-07-2010, 01:55 PM
Wasn't someone here going on about how Gardening was a "womans chore"?

coach
01-07-2010, 02:27 PM
Wasn't someone here going on about how Gardening was a "womans chore"?



the man's role is a maagement one of course




:D

linda22003
01-07-2010, 02:42 PM
I didn't see the one I expected to be #1 - beating off to internet porn. :p

hampshirebrit
01-07-2010, 04:13 PM
I didn't see the one I expected to be #1 - beating off to internet porn. :p

:eek::eek: I'm shocked that you'd even suggest it.

I'm encouraged to find that I already have 10 of the 45 as hobbies.

Bubba Dawg
01-07-2010, 07:25 PM
I do 7. Not bad.

I counted cycling as a sport. :cool:

Shannon
01-07-2010, 09:29 PM
I do 7. Not bad.

I counted cycling as a sport. :cool:

That's because you're gay.

Rockntractor
01-07-2010, 09:37 PM
the man's role is a maagement one of course




:D

Planning, planting( with precision seeder) cultivating with gas cultivator, chemical warfare. Woman do the weeding and picking, they look great with their butts in the air!

Bubba Dawg
01-07-2010, 10:24 PM
That's because you're gay.

I am NOT. :mad:

I'm just happy. :):)

NJCardFan
01-07-2010, 10:38 PM
I didn't see the one I expected to be #1 - beating off to internet porn. :p

Such a clueless little girl. Men don't need porn to beat off with. Those are separate hobbies.

Rockntractor
01-07-2010, 10:42 PM
Such a clueless little girl. Men don't need porn to beat off with. Those are separate hobbies.

Sounds to me like Mr. Numbas got caught slapping Mr. Winky around!:eek:

Bubba Dawg
01-07-2010, 10:56 PM
Such a clueless little girl. Men don't need porn to beat off with. Those are separate hobbies.

Okay, for the very first time, I am in awe of you.

That is all.

Gingersnap
01-07-2010, 11:16 PM
You people are just amazing in a perv kind of way.

Riding a bike can be a sport - don't push the concept. (Haw, haw!)

Masturbation/porn isn't a "hobby" by the definition of this article. Why do we have such contempt for pursuits that aren't likely to end up on video outside of a "fail" clip?

You know, bowling/hunting/geocaching aren't ironically pointless pursuits. I knit. I don't actually spend most of my knitting time doing trendy "stitch 'n bitch" sessions or creating runway fashions. I cook. I don't usually "challenge" my husband or guests in a culinary sense.

It's okay and not at all worthy of sarcasm/irony/marginalization if you pursue a hobby that has not been subject to a three page spread in "O" or "Maxim". Seriously - it's okay.

Rockntractor
01-07-2010, 11:21 PM
You people are just amazing in a perv kind of way.

Riding a bike can be a sport - don't push the concept. (Haw, haw!)

Masturbation/porn isn't a "hobby" by the definition of this article. Why do we have such contempt for pursuits that aren't likely to end up on video outside of a "fail" clip?

You know, bowling/hunting/geocaching aren't ironically pointless pursuits. I knit. I don't actually spend most of my knitting time doing trendy "stitch 'n bitch" sessions or creating runway fashions. I cook. I don't usually "challenge" my husband or guests in a culinary sense.

It's okay and not at all worthy of sarcasm/irony/marginalization if you pursue a hobby that has not been subject to a three page spread in "O" or "Maxim". Seriously - it's okay.
Don't let those homemade wool panties get in a wad!:D

Gingersnap
01-07-2010, 11:34 PM
Don't let those homemade wool panties get in a wad!:D

Bite me if you dare, goat boi.

N.B - My last rabies series (and I have had them) was well over a decade ago. :)

Rockntractor
01-07-2010, 11:36 PM
Bite me if you dare, goat boi.

N.B - My last rabies series (and I have had them) was well over a decade ago. :)

Just sayin they get scratchy and itchy and make you grumpy!:D

Zathras
01-08-2010, 01:19 AM
I didn't see the one I expected to be #1 - beating off to internet porn. :p

True, as anyone can tell you, that's what the internet is for.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrOycZUTd0A

linda22003
01-08-2010, 08:49 AM
Sounds to me like Mr. Numbas got caught slapping Mr. Winky around!:eek:

Nah. I was just going for the stereotype.

linda22003
01-08-2010, 08:50 AM
Just sayin they get scratchy and itchy and make you grumpy!:D

Not the cashmere ones.

noonwitch
01-08-2010, 09:45 AM
Planning, planting( with precision seeder) cultivating with gas cultivator, chemical warfare. Woman do the weeding and picking, they look great with their butts in the air!


That's how my parents were, although my mom helped with some of the lawn mowing, using the pushmower to do corners and such, because she thought it was good exercise (never the rider mower, though, that was dad's). My mom planned the garden and did all the planting, watering and weeding of it. Dad did all the mowing, chemicals, sod work, tree-trimming and so on.


My favorite yard care incident is the time my dad decided he had to destroy the tent catepillers in the tree that hung over our pool, because the furry things kept falling in the pool. My mom begged him to call an exterminator, but he said no, chemicals can't kill those things. He borrowed one of his friend's flame thrower, which he held in the hand he wasn't holding his beer with, and burned the tents they had made. Then, he put the flame thrower away and sprayed the chemicals all over the branches and trunk with some thing he had attached to the garden hose. He almost killed the tree, but we never did get those damn things again.:) He made us put the cover over the pool before he did it, so that it would be easy to get rid of the dead things when they fell out of the tree.

My mom tried to keep us in the house, but we were not little kids and he expected us to be his audience and to help with the cleanup.