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Manly Thoughts

If you haven’t been reading MANzine this week, here’s what you’ve missed:

  • Why We Play Fantasy Football (Jon Stonger) – What is it about drafting an imaginary team in an imaginary league for an imaginary season that gets us so excited?
  • The Girls of GenCon 2009 (Dodd Harris) – Here for your enjoyment are a baker’s dozen of the costumed cuties of GenCon 2009.
  • Good For What Ales You (Alex Knapp) – We review Delirium Nocturnum Belgian Ale, Boulevard Single Wide IPA, and McChouffe Artisan Style Belgian Ale.
  • Obama and the Die of the Tie (James Joyner) – John Kennedy famously killed off the tophat by refusing to wear one to his inauguration. Is Barack Obama helping kill off the necktie?

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About James Joyner
James Joyner is the publisher of Outside the Beltway, an associate professor of security studies at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. He earned a PhD in political science from The University of Alabama. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter.

Comments

  1. odograph says:

    I had to follow that GenCon link both to see what was up with the girls, and to see what the heck GenCon was.

    A gamer’s convention? Seriously?

    I think as a mental model MANZine should be a little more Clint Eastwood and a little less Seth Rogen.

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  2. Mr. Prosser says:

    It’s time the tie did disappear, just don’t get duped into buttoning the top collar ala Monk or wearing one of those late 80s man-brooches or, God help us, a bolo tie.

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  3. G.A.Phillips says:

    A gamer’s convention? Seriously?

    The gamer’s convention, thank you very much…

    I think as a mental model MANZine should be a little more Clint Eastwood and a little less Seth Rogen.

    Whats more manly then killing a Dragon with a 20 sided?

    Here is a clue ODO, the article is so we can look at half naked fantasy chicks.

    Bad manly, but very manly….

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  4. odograph says:

    God help us, a bolo tie.

    As a historical note, my granddad came down from Canada to the southwest, and wore bolos for the rest of his life. I think (a) it said something about amusing about the iconography of the west, and (b) in Arizona it might be OK.

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  5. sam says:

    John Kennedy famously killed off the tophat by refusing to wear one to his inauguration

    JFK was the killer asteroid of men’s hats, period.

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  6. John Burgess says:

    Except for the fact that men’s hats were already dying, I guess you could say that JFK ‘killed’ them.

    Snopes.com has an interesting take on it, including pictures of JFK wearing a hat at his inauguration…

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