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Manuary—a monthlong celebration by men, for men
Chicago Tribune ^ | 1-1-09 | Mary Owen

Posted on 01/02/2009 9:26:39 AM PST by STARWISE

In December, men gritted their teeth and were nice to their in-laws. They held purses while their women tried on 20 dresses. And they donned a tie for New Year's Eve.

And now they are rebelling: It's Manuary.

In January, as part of the Manuary movement, men across the country will bypass the razor and grow their beards with abandon. (No trimming allowed!) The truly devoted will boost their red meat and whiskey intake.

Chicago resident Bill Housewright, 31, a filmmaker-turned-science teacher, claims he created Manuary in 2005 to get in touch with his "redneck, ex-country past."

He grew up in La Harpe, which he describes as a John Cougar Mellencamp-esque town in west central Illinois.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: ham; hammers; manuary; men; redmeat; whiskey
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All in good fun, folks ... ;)

THE MAN SONG


1 posted on 01/02/2009 9:26:40 AM PST by STARWISE
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To: STARWISE

I celebrate Mantember already. I considered Manmember but wisely decided against it.


2 posted on 01/02/2009 9:28:24 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: STARWISE

I liked this, laughed aloud (as my husband HAS dressed up and been so civilized + this month) and was going to send it to my husband at work, etc. But then I read — ‘it is homoerotic’ -— in the last sentence? Now I just think it is disgusting.


3 posted on 01/02/2009 9:30:22 AM PST by bboop (obama, little o, not a Real God)
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To: STARWISE

For me, it’s “Rocktober.”

NASCAR Chase, Pro & College Football in full swing, Baseball playoffs, warm days & cool nights to work outside, cook brats on the grill and grab a beer from the ‘fridge in the garage, while watching sports on the cable TV in same garage...

That’s my Man Month.


5 posted on 01/02/2009 9:31:09 AM PST by henkster (Welcome to the Union of Socialist States of America. You are ordered to enjoy your stay.)
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To: STARWISE
Forget it.

This is the month I celebrate the endless contributions of Eve Plumb to civilization and the betterment of mankind.


6 posted on 01/02/2009 9:31:25 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: STARWISE

...and stay away from that “Tool Academy” show on TNT. The previews look pretty bad.


7 posted on 01/02/2009 9:32:29 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Pretending the Admin Moderator doesn't exist will result in suspension.)
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To: bboop

That, I don’t get at all .... ^@^


8 posted on 01/02/2009 9:33:19 AM PST by STARWISE ((They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Somewhat guilty.


9 posted on 01/02/2009 9:33:31 AM PST by onedoug
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To: penelopesire; BulletBobCo; seekthetruth; Kevmo; gunnyg; television is just wrong; browardchad; ...

~~Just for giggles .. PING!


10 posted on 01/02/2009 9:34:15 AM PST by STARWISE ((They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: LUV W; silent_jonny; retrokitten; NordP

~~Have a laugh .. PING!


11 posted on 01/02/2009 9:35:43 AM PST by STARWISE ((They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE

Somebody put in in a marquee.

It's official.

12 posted on 01/02/2009 9:38:06 AM PST by martin_fierro (Rest in Peace, Marshall T.)
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To: martin_fierro
LOL ...Manuary Madness
13 posted on 01/02/2009 9:41:32 AM PST by STARWISE ((They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE

14 posted on 01/02/2009 9:43:06 AM PST by twister881
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1. manuary

During the month of January, men who grow out their facial hair. Exact reasons for this are unknown, yet theories have arose as it being in response to the high stress nature of the holiday season, thereby men resorting to mantastic facial hair to compensate for seeing their in-laws.

“Hank, looking good with the beard.” “It’s Manuary buddy, act accordingly.”

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=manuary


15 posted on 01/02/2009 9:45:43 AM PST by STARWISE ((They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: martin_fierro
Lingerie modeling?

Happy Manuary, then!

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16 posted on 01/02/2009 9:47:42 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: STARWISE

"And now they are rebelling: It's Manuary"

17 posted on 01/02/2009 9:49:08 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: twister881
Al Bundy's Ten Nine Commandments of NO MA'AM:

1. It is OK to call hooters 'knockers' and sometimes 'snack trays.'
2. It is wrong to be French.
3. It is OK to put all bad people in a giant meat grinder.
4. Lawyers, see rule three.
5. It is OK to drive a gas-guzzler if it helps you get babes.
6. Everyone should car pool except us.
7. Bring back the word 'stewardesses.'
8. Synchronized swimming is not a sport.
9. Mud wrestling is a sport.

18 posted on 01/02/2009 9:50:16 AM PST by twister881
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To: Owl_Eagle

I don’t know. I always kinda liked Marsha.


19 posted on 01/02/2009 9:52:14 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: STARWISE

For a brief moment there I thought this was by Maureen Dowd.


20 posted on 01/02/2009 9:52:16 AM PST by Niuhuru (I'm A Racist and Proud Of It!)
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