Again! No! No! No! No!

Argh!  First we had Manscara, and then Meggings, and now this?!?!


And it’s not even Russell GirlyMan Brand this time sporting it.  But this might just be his kitchen.

This is apparently where a man is supposed to enjoy that age old practice of applying fire to meat in order to create food.  The color?  Man-genta.  Seriously, throwing ‘man’ into a word where it never belonged in the first place does not magically add testicles to the thing.  No matter how you screw with the language, you cannot infuse testosterone where it does not occur naturally.  Just because Ken’s junk is reportedly hiding somewhere in Barbie’s dream house, it does not mean you can barf pink all over a place and call it manly.  It’s just not right.

Thankfully I can gaze across the living room at my man while he works with the skin of dead animals.  Manliness is not dead yet.

It seems that it’s curtains for the last remnants of manhood residing in New York.   Lacy, gently wafting curtains.

14 thoughts on “Again! No! No! No! No!”

  1. Hey now. I live on Long Island, and I consider myself a real man. There’s a bunch of us downstaters that still hunt, fish and pound on each other just for the hell of it.

  2. You know, the pink kitchen is not my style. Even so, I’d cook in it just the same, if that’s what I had to work with. When I need a pair of pliers and I can’t find any of my own, I’m not ashamed to find Jenni’s pink tool belt and retrieve her floral-coated slip-joints.

    On the one hand, there are those guys that want to put themselves there and flaunt it and justify that it doesn’t make them less manly. Then, there are those like me, who will use the tools at hand, and don’t really give a damn whether they might look a little silly doing so.

    And then, there’s Prince. He never justifies the whole purple deal, saying that he’s still manly. He sings falsetto, wears make-up, flamboyant hair styles and clothing with ruffles. And yet, nobody questions his orientation or manliness. Funny that.

    I guess what it really comes down to is this: If you have to justify to yourself and everyone else around you that it really is manly, it may be time to take another look, because it’s probably not.

    Oh, yeah – I think ONinNY is probably manly. His comments on our blogs make him sound so at any rate.

    Michael’s last blog post..Post-Memorial Day

  3. As someone who has had to do some varmitting unexpectedly and ended up stuck with a pink furniture AR, I can agree that the appropriate thing is to use the tools one has to hand.

    That said, there’s no reason one has to LIKE it.

    Aaron’s last blog post..Fun with photography

  4. You know…come to think of it, I fletch my arrows with fluorescent pink, fluorescent purple and fluorescent yellow vanes. So, it’s not that I don’t like those colors, but it’s the context in which they are used.

    Were it my kitchen, I wouldn’t use magenta as accent lighting as it doesn’t highlight the natural colors of the foods being prepared. And yes, I do spend quite a bit of time in my kitchen. I don’t mind the color of the lighting as much as I mind that they called it “man-genta.” I see no reason why they have to be masculinize effeminate things. It’s like a reverse stereotype where they see the kitchen being the woman’s domain, and if they happen to design a kitchen for a man, they have to make it manly.

    “It’s a refrigerator.”
    “No, it’s a man-frigerator.”

    “It’s a doily.”
    “No, it’s a man-doily.”

    See how ridiculous this is all getting?

    They’ve got stuff for men called manty-hose, man-purse, and the “original” MAN-WICH.”

    Seems like sick twist on being politically correct.

  5. There was an episode of Just Shoot Me, in which Dennis Finch gets busted by fellow Blush crew on carrying a ‘man-purse’ and wearing a ‘man-blouse’ and ‘man-panties.’ That was hys-freaking-terical! I tried to find the clip on YouTube, but was unable to. 🙁

    Michael’s last blog post..The Beginning of Summer

  6. Don’t forget man-scaping and metrosexual. Then there’s my favorite unofficial one that that my friend made up – mangina (a guy that’s a real pussy).

    I must have missed that episode of Just Shoot Me.

    Oh, and I think David Spade is pro-gun. He recently wrote a $100,000 check to Phoenix PD to buy 300 rifles. Or maybe he’s pro-“the man” and wants to make sure the cops are well-armed against the armed citizenry.

  7. Was it from Deuce Bigalow? Wow, how did I miss that? I’m gonna have to watch it again some time soon.

  8. Personally, I’d cook there if I had to, but if I have my choice, a real manly kitchen is a mass of gleaming stainless steel. It’s just the way my personality is.

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