13 May 2013

#ManDay is coming. What makes a Man a Man? [COMPETITION]

OK! Here's the deal... Men. #ManDay is coming. A day for cigars and steak, not nappies and paperwork. It's on the 20th May 2013. And to prepare for it - I've been asked, to ask you, to help me come up with the Top 5 Things That Make A Man A Man.

We're then going to go head to head with some other bloggers/personalities and if we win. 5 of you and me will get a pimping "sport experience". Those are all the details I got.

I repeat:
  • Tell me via Facebook / Twitter or in the comments below what makes a Man a Man
  • I'll choose the Top 5
  • We go head to head against other bloggers with some crowd voting
  • If we win, the 5 best of your submissions and I win a rad "sporting experience".

Let's get to it. I'll collate all the crowdsourcing below. Make it funny. Make me cry. Get all testosteroney on each other. Yee haw!

CROWDSOURCING: THE TOP 5 THINGS THAT MAKE A MAN A MAN.

which we can now call...

THE TOP 30 THINGS THAT MAKE A MAN A MAN.
(the top 5 as entered into #ManDay are in bold)
  1. @petrivoges - Most men can do with more cowbell.
  2. @petrivoges - Cutting your nose hair with a weed eater. snorting enos and squirting acid in your eyes with your tequila. 
  3. @petrivoges - Ability to reverse.
  4. @petrivoges - Sleeping through Schindler's List but tearing up when that perfect chop falls on the floor
  5. @braaiface - Ability to talk bullshit. Disengage brain, open mouth, say the first thing that doesn't make sense, engage brain!
  6. @braaiface - A 5 year absence between mates only requires a grunt to catch up!
  7. @braaiface - I'm on it, Guy speak for "it's on the list", but will only happen with beer as incentive
  8. @JeanineBornman - Understanding what 'The Matrix' is all about first time round
  9. @Johannpollard - Knowing how to properly braai a good steak
  10. @Johannpollard - Chivalry. Opening doors for ladies and such.
  11. @Johannpollard - Licking the can lid you just opened for said lady. Doesn't matter the contents, got to taste!
  12. @Johannpollard - Ability to watch any sport and shouting for a team. Even Curling. Convincing the other people in the room that you understand the sport and are a fan. Yes, even Curling.
  13. @Johannpollard - Opening a wine bottle without a corkscrew. Knives, spoons, shoes, swords etc. It can come in handy when you least expect it.
  14. @wzwick - Knowing the difference between a phillips and a slotted screw driver.
  15. @wzwick - Being able to use said screw driver.
  16. @wzwick - Using the weed-eater. Raising it to trim the bushes as well.
  17. @wzwick - The removal of bugs and other 'creepies'
  18. @wzwick - Knowing what the offside rule is
  19. @wzwick - Being able to say "pfft - that's easy, I can do that, hold my beer!"
  20. @nickjackson - Telepathic ability to know where the remote is, and to be able to sense the channel being changed while sleeping.
  21. @nickjackson - Ability to assemble furniture etc with fewer than the "required" parts. 
  22. @nickjackson - Ability to recognise how many layers of clothing the days weather requires.
  23. @nickjackson - Confidence that allows them to think that, on a good day, they have a realistic shot at picking up any woman.
  24. @nickjackson - Any man will always look their best in either a tuxedo, or jeans and a white t-shirt. 
  25. @wzwick - Being able to start a fire with a ball of newspaper and then feeling the need to cheer once the fire gets going.
  26. @wzwick - a good throaty burp... woman.just.can't
  27. @wzwick - being able to punch your mate for being a dick and then going for a beer afterwards
  28. @wzwick - carrying in all 10 bags of groceries in one trip because two trips is for pussies
  29. @wzwick - enjoying a trip to builder warehouse (its like shoe shopping for men)
  30. @petrivoges - consider farting in public without detection a skill