RETRO RELAPSE is a series of older articles from various places where I used to write before Talking Pulp.
*Written in 2014.
*This is sort of a sequel to the post I did called 25 Things Manly Men Should Do On a Daily Basis. That post was well-received, so I figured that I should follow-up with the other side of the spectrum.
There are a lot of guys out there. In fact, like fifty percent of the population is guys. I’m not going to check the math on that because math is a waste of time and I’d rather allot more time to cooking bacon-wrapped bacon and getting hammered on brewery tours after chopping enough wood to build a town with a moderately sized zoo to house my Kodiak bear army.
Most men do things that make them pussies. I’ve slipped up once or twice in my life, as I am not perfect. Part of being a man is recognizing your faults, conquering them and never doing them again.
It is also a man’s duty to point out to other men when they are not living up to the essence of their testosterone-fueled birthright.
With that, I am going to list twenty-five things that make guys look like pussies and thus, not like men.
1. They would rather look like Jared Leto than a lumberjack with a dead moose over their shoulder.
2. They are a vegetarian or worse yet, a vegan.
3. They drive a Prius or another car manufacturer’s equivalent. A Smart car is a death sentence.
4. Whenever handed a beer by another man, it must be drank. Even if it is a bad beer. Unless of course you have a better beer on hand to share, in an effort to educate your friend’s palate. You should always have a good beer on hand: always.
5. They can’t pitch a tent: an actual tent. There are pills to help with boners and no man should shame another man who suffers from erectile dysfunction.
6. They fold their thumb under their fingers when making a fist.
7. When given the choice of bacon, they say “no”.
8. They watched Twilight with their significant other and then sat through one of the sequels as well.
9. They wear skinny jeans.
10. They use social media as a call for help or pity party or worse yet, they post song lyrics to convey their emotions.
11. They’ve actually voted on an American Idol contestant.
12. They eat their steak (or any meat, really) well-done or worse yet, with ketchup.
13. They refer to Jack Daniels as “bourbon”.
14. They don’t finish a beer. If you order it or it is given to you and you start drinking it, you must finish it.
15. They use the word “cute” to describe anything other than a female.
16. They consider Lil Wayne to be music.
17. They knock someone for drinking a Pabst Blue Ribbon but they are holding either a Bud Light, Coors Light, Miller Light, Mic Ultra or anything else in this category.
18. They sneer at cigars or pipes but fill their lungs with cigarette smoke or worse yet, menthols.
19. They carry purses or worse yet, they actually call them “man bags”.
20. They offer you a scotch, in attempt to appear manly, and they pull out a bottle of Cutty Sark or Dewar’s.
21. They use umbrellas on themselves.
22. They are too afraid of bugs to kill them or catch and release them.
23. They own a Fall Out Boy record or worse yet, they paid for it.
24. They have more beauty/hygiene products than deodorant, soap and beard oil.
25. They are offended by this post or they are hurt and offended by words in general. Grow up, man up, nut up and develop a sense of humor that doesn’t need to be approved by the girl who keeps you in the “friend zone”.