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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

The Retrosexual Manual: How To Be A Real Man

Via Brutally Honest, House of Erasthotenes celebrates The return of the real man.

I like that. At the same time, I didn't know real men had gone away, but never mind that.

Apparently someone's published a book called The Retrosexual Manual: How To Be A Real Man. The Daily Mail has details:
You have strong arms which come in handy whenever bottles need opening, cases need carrying, or a girl just feels like gazing at a strong, muscular limb.
Oh yes. I gaze at nearly every opportunity.

Among the icons listed in the article is
DCI GENE HUNT: A Regan for the modern age, singlehandedly responsible for reminding women what they're missing. All his best quotes are winners, such as: 'Don't move. You're surrounded by armed bastards!' Verily, the lord of all Retrosexual Men everywhere.
Hunt was played by Philip Glenister in the excellent BBC series Life On Mars, starring the very sexy John Simm. Here's a clip:

But back to retrosexual men, Erathosthenes asks,
What's the cause and effect there? Metaphorical? We're hungrier for a bigger car, so we're also hungrier for more manly-men, to emulate if we're male and to genetically-splice if we're female? Could be that, too.
Dr/ Joy Bliss of Maggie's Farm realizes how difficult it is for boys to become men,
Think about it: we women have far more latitude in how we can be, and in our respectable choices in life.
I agree with her. How about you, gentle readers? Do you feel that women are less restricted than men in their respectable choices in life?


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At 10:02 PM, Blogger Pat Patterson said...

The only Regan I could think of was the daughter of Lear so luckily I waded throught the article.

BTW, McQueen did have a stuntman, the recently departed Bud Elkins, jumping the barbed wire in the Great Escape and also in some of the more dangerous scenes in Bullitt. McQueen later claimed that he had used Elkins to drive into the barrier in the crash of the Porsche 917K No. 22 in the movie Le Mans.

At 6:58 AM, Blogger Fausta said...

I loved Steve McQueen, and am actually glad he used stuntmen!


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