23 Things That Make You Feel More Manly

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23 things that make you feel like much more of a man.....

1. OPENING JARS - nnng, she's struggling. You take it from her hands, open
it effortlessly and pretend she loosened it for you. She didn't. Jars are
men's work.

2. CALLING SOMEONE 'SON' - Especially policeman, but even saying it to kids
makes you the man.

3. DOING A PROPER TACKLE - Another free kick for Scott West? A Barry Hall
tackle is the pinnacle of the game, simultaneously winning the ball and
crippling the man. Magic.

4. SHARPENING A PENCIL WITH A STANLEY KNIFE - Blunt, is it? Hand it here
love. No, I don't need a sharpener, you think I can't whittle?

5. GOING TO THE TIP - A manly act which combines driving and lifting as you
thrillingly drop your rubbish into another huge pile of other rubbish.

6. DRINKING UP - Specifically, rising from the table, slinging your coat on
and downing two thirds of a pint in one fluid movement. Then nodding
towards the door, saying, "Let's go," and striding out while everyone else
struggles to catch up with you. God, you're hard.

7. HAVING A THIN BIT OF WOOD - in the shed, solely to stir paint with.

8. HAVING A SCAR - Ideally it'll be a facial knife wound, but even an iron
burn on the wrist is good. "Ooh, did it hurt??" "Nahhhh."

9. HAVING A HANGOVER AND THICK STUBBLE - When sheilas have been partying
they just whinge. You, on the other hand have physical evidence of your
hardness, sprouting from your face. "Big night?" "Grrrrr, what does it look

10. NODDING AT COPPERS - A moments eye contact is all it takes for you to
share the unspoken bond. "We've not seen eye to eye in the past," it says,
"but someone's got to keep the little scrotes in line".

11. USING POWER TOOLS - especially ones slightly more powerful than you
need or can safely handle. Pneumatic drilling while smoking a fag? Superb.

12. KICKING A FOOTY AGAINST A GARAGE DOOR - Clang-g-g-g-g-g-! "How about
that Stewy? I kick so hard I set off car alarms."

13. ARRIVING IN A PUB LATE... and everyone cheers you. It doesn't mean
you're popular, it just means your mates are pissed. However, the rest of
the pub doesn't know that.

14. NOT WATCHING YOUR WEIGHT - fat is a feminist issue, apparently.
Brilliant. Pass the pork crackling.

15. CARVING THE ROAST - and saying "are you a leg or breast man" to the
blokes and "do you want stuffing" to the women. Congratulations, you are
now your dad.

16. WINKING - turns women to putty. Doesn't it?

17. TEST SWINGING HAMMERS - ideally, Mitre 10 would have little changing
rooms with mirrors so you could see how rugged you look with any DIY item.
Until then, we'll make do with the aisles.

18. TAKING OUT $600 FROM AN ATM- okay, so it's for paying the plumber later
but with that much cash you feel like a mafia don. The only thing better is
peeling notes off the roll later.

19. PHONE CALLS THAT LAST LESS THAN A MINUTE - unlike sheilas, we get
straight to the point. "Alright? Yep. Drink? Kings Head it is then. Seven.
See ya."

20. PARALLEL PARKING - bosh, straight in. first time. Can Schumacher do
that? No, because his car's got no reverse gear which, technically, makes
you the world's best driver.

21. HAVING EARNED THAT PINT - Since the dawn of time, men have toiled in
the fields in blistering heat. Why? So, when it's over we can stand there
in silence, surveying our work with one hand resting on the beer gut while
the other nurses a foaming jug of ale. Aaaah.

22. HAVING SOMETHING PROPERLY WRONG WITH YOU - especially if you didn't
make a fuss. "Why was I off? Oh nothing much, just a brain haemorrhage".

23. KNOWING WHICH SCREWDRIVER IS WHICH - "A Phillips? For that? Are you
mad, girl?"

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