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Dave Barry´s Manliness Manifesto
Wall Street Journal, by Dave Barry

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Posted By:Hazymac, 2/22/2014 4:31:02 PM

We live in ridiculously convenient times. Think about it: Whenever you need any kind of information, about anything, day or night, no matter where you are, you can just tap your finger on your smartphone and within seconds an answer will appear, as if by magic, on the screen. Granted, this answer will be wrong because it comes from the Internet, which is infested with teenagers, lunatics and Anthony Weiner. But it´s convenient. Today everything is convenient. You cook your meals by pushing a microwave button. Your car shifts itself, and your GPS tells you where to go. If you

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Shells, 2/22/2014 4:48:20 PM     (No. 9742603)

Outstanding! Cannot wait to buy the book.

Thanks for posting.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Maggie2u, 2/22/2014 4:52:34 PM     (No. 9742607)

Funny article. Dave Barry never disappoints. But fair warning. Anyone who takes his advice will find their name on next year´s Darwin Awards.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: grayjay, 2/22/2014 5:22:29 PM     (No. 9742618)

Thanks, OP. So great to read something that makes me laugh out loud, instead of the latest about Obamacare, Michelle, gays coming out, or Sochi.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: danvillebill, 2/22/2014 5:51:23 PM     (No. 9742634)

Very, very funny!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mitzi, 2/22/2014 5:53:22 PM     (No. 9742638)

19. If you are still alive in the morning, carefully note the direction in which the sun rises. This will be either east or west, depending on what hemisphere you are in. Using this information, you can determine which way north and south are and, from there, you can calculate the time of day to within roughly two hours.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: DocH, 2/22/2014 6:00:23 PM     (No. 9742645)

Puzzled? There is an alternative: It can be either east or west depending on whether you are standing upright or doing a handstand against a tree.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Pros7767, 2/22/2014 6:23:34 PM     (No. 9742663)

Nominate for a Must Read, to liven up everyone´s day with humor.

Helps dispel the overly depressing news we´ve been faced with lately.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: yorkiemom, 2/22/2014 6:35:28 PM     (No. 9742672)

Dave Berry is the best! Now, I feel better. I agree with #3. Wish more posters would chill out and read this instead of just knock everyone who doesn´t agree with them. Thanks, OP.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: yorkiemom, 2/22/2014 6:36:43 PM     (No. 9742674)

Knocking in #8.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: SnowQueen, 2/22/2014 7:00:37 PM     (No. 9742692)

I quit reading Dave Barry after he cheated on his long-suffering wife and traded her in for a much younger woman. After that, his cute little stories about marriage and fatherhood just didn´t seem so endearing.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 2/22/2014 8:03:19 PM     (No. 9742735)

Thanks, OP. I actually did LOL. It´s been a while. . . .

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Reply 12 - Posted by: terry_tr6, 2/22/2014 8:46:52 PM     (No. 9742769)

Sorry dave, I DO know how to do those manly things. I carry a set of jumper cables(as do each of my kids) in my truck and have used them twice within the last 2 months(no, to jump someone else who DIDN´T have a pair or know how to use them). No, I can´t make a fire with flint and steel(my troop one second prize just because we kept trying even in the downpour), but give me a splash of gas and my jumper cables and i´ll have a fire pretty quick.

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