Interesting Photo Essay: Men at their Most Masculine

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    Aug 10, 2009 11:41 PM GMT
    I came across this on a blog today. It's an interesting photo essay of men in situations that make them feel their most masculine. Curious as to what others think.

    http://www.themorningnews.org/archives/galleries/men_at_their_most_masculine/
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    Aug 10, 2009 11:48 PM GMT
    Luke
    “I am masculine because I abandon women after taking their love. Because when you study Freud, you don’t let him study you. Because I study philosophy, not literature.”


    This guy is a douchebag.
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    Aug 10, 2009 11:53 PM GMT
    That was my thought exactly.
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    Aug 10, 2009 11:55 PM GMT
    xrichx saidLuke
    “I am masculine because I abandon women after taking their love. Because when you study Freud, you don’t let him study you. Because I study philosophy, not literature.”


    This guy is a douchebag.


    LOL that man sounds like a homosexual, except heterosexual.
  • Timbales

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    Aug 10, 2009 11:57 PM GMT
    Man, there is some really bad decorating out there.
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    Aug 11, 2009 12:06 AM GMT
    Timberoo saidMan, there is some really bad decorating out there.


    LOL. There used to be this really funny website that was called something like "intimate interiors." Basically, they took pictures from gay hook up sites or chat groups, whited out the gay in the picture, and criticized his decorating. I've tried to find it a few times recently and can't, so it may have been taken down.
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    Aug 11, 2009 12:14 AM GMT
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    Timberoo saidMan, there is some really bad decorating out there.


    LOL. There used to be this really funny website that was called something like "intimate interiors." Basically, they took pictures from gay hook up sites or chat groups, whited out the gay in the picture, and criticized his decorating. I've tried to find it a few times recently and can't, so it may have been taken down.


    I remember that - lurid digs. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 11, 2009 12:47 AM GMT
    The blind guy is kinda interesting..

    Dennis
    “I feel masculine when I am home, I can take care of myself. I often feel emasculated when I leave my apartment though, with everyone asking me if I need help. I don’t need any help.”


    But I think they all have a similar theme.. They all feel masculine when they are confident and comfortable in their own element.
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    Aug 11, 2009 1:14 AM GMT
    Is it just me or does the douchebag kinda remind you of a young Rush Limbaugh? icon_twisted.gif
    I'm fiesty tonight icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 11, 2009 1:28 AM GMT
    jakebenson said
    xrichx said
    This guy is a douchebag.


    LOL that man sounds like a homosexual, except heterosexual.

    Douche-baggery doesn't discriminate.

    Everyone's definition of masculinity is different. Maybe it's a thing like taste, no arguing about it?
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    Aug 11, 2009 4:22 AM GMT
    Douche-bag needs to trim LOL! icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 11, 2009 8:47 AM GMT
    kinetic saidDouche-bag needs to trim LOL! icon_lol.gif


    haha... so glad i'm not the only person who saw that.
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    Aug 11, 2009 8:51 AM GMT
    Timberoo saidMan, there is some really bad decorating out there.


    I totally agree. All the interiors are horrible.
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    Aug 11, 2009 9:04 AM GMT
    Why does the second guy have duct tape on his doors? Why?

    Does he plan on filling his living room up with water?

    And nobody's smiling; though, maybe that dude with the mask is? Kinda creepy then....
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    Aug 11, 2009 10:14 AM GMT
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    What's up with the gay guy (image 2)? Not that I'm against small penises, but if that thing's hard ... damn! And why has he covered his doors with Saran Wrap and sealed them with duct tape? Is that black mold on his walls? Is that a collection of pot pipes by that fancy 27-inch, 1986 CRT television? Is that a clothes dresser? If so, is it backwards? Where are the drawers? Is he growing tomatoes directly outside of that room? Oy! He's a walking train wreck.

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    Aug 11, 2009 12:30 PM GMT
    that kinda freaked me out!
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    Aug 11, 2009 1:16 PM GMT
    Chaaxwvn saidWhy does the second guy have duct tape on his doors? Why?

    Does he plan on filling his living room up with water?


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    People do this for insulation value. Those old doors have single-pane glass and probably don't seal well either. It's a low-budget way of keeping the cold out in the winter and the heat out in the summer.
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    Aug 11, 2009 1:17 PM GMT
    dumb! i retitle this when dumb people have dumb ideas

    those are all terrible photos hahahaah
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    Sep 11, 2009 10:57 PM GMT
    Tapper saidicon_eek.gif

    What's up with the gay guy (image 2)? Not that I'm against small penises, but if that thing's hard ... damn! And why has he covered his doors with Saran Wrap and sealed them with duct tape? Is that black mold on his walls? Is that a collection of pot pipes by that fancy 27-inch, 1986 CRT television? Is that a clothes dresser? If so, is it backwards? Where are the drawers? Is he growing tomatoes directly outside of that room? Oy! He's a walking train wreck.


    You forgot to mention the cassette tapes (are there any functioning cassette players left in the U.S.?) and the lavender Glade.

    But seriously, aren't you bit a bit catty? I think he's a decently attractive guy.
  • dannyboy1101

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    Sep 11, 2009 11:56 PM GMT
    Hello, Franco!
  • bblance82

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    Sep 12, 2009 12:23 AM GMT
    the photographer claimed to be on high alert with regard to sketchball respondents (the subjects responded to a CL post)...so how did a guy clutching a giant wrench while wearing a duct tape mexican wrestling mask fail to set off his internal alarm??? have i been watching too much dexter?

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    Sep 12, 2009 12:36 AM GMT
    Initially, I was paying close attention to each photo, and then I realized, I honestly don't care about masculinity or how people define it.

    Since when is this a quality that's important? How about feeling confident, content, happy or secure as a person? The world can do with fewer guys trying to prove they're a man.
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    Sep 12, 2009 12:36 AM GMT
    I could have done without the naked old man laying on the bed.... that's about as masculine as a 2-dollar bill... what, with his delicate baby-blue matching sheets and drapes.

    heh, i wonder if it's just a cleverly shot metaphor?
  • jrs1

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    Sep 12, 2009 12:50 AM GMT
    I had to stop here:

    Dex:
    First off, I’d say I’m masculine because of how I feel inside, who I am, and how I carry myself. In a lot of ways my masculinity is tied to my male gender role and how I want to project that and be perceived by others.

    I think this is potent because it gives an extremely honest account of what it means to be a man. " I'm masculine because of how I feel inside ... and how I carry myself ... " how do we define ourselves as masculine individually, when masculinity is a social construct? If a tree falls in a forest and no one is there to hear it, does it still make a sound? ... If a guy is alone and going about his normal routine, is he contemplating his masculinity? I would assert that we are only concerned with masculinity once we are in the presence of others; again: a social construct. We're not masculine unless someone else tells us that we are (or not). Dex goes on to say, " ... my masculinity is tied to my male gender ... and how I want to project that and be perceived ... " I agree that masculinity has been gravely engendered but if masculinity is how he feels inside and how he carries himself, why does Dex accept the hetero-normative means of being by wanting to project an image that may turn out to be anything but who he is? Again, a potent yet succinct insight into the guy next door's psyche and his unintentional participation in the ties that bind.