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    The 75 Skills Every Man Should Master

    From Esquire magazine -
    (keep in mind that this is a men's magazine before you read it)

    I don't agree with them all and don't understand why some of them are on the list, but it is a good list to think about:


    Skills for Men - Things Men Should Be Able to Do - Esquire



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    Re: The 75 Skills Every Man Should Master

    Some of them too stupid to even address.



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    Re: The 75 Skills Every Man Should Master

    If you read it from an Iowa farmer's viewpoint, a good number of them seem ridiculous.

    If you read it from a rich kid's viewpoint, you get a much different picture.



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    Re: The 75 Skills Every Man Should Master

    I'm not going to even read this. I've mastered about three things in my life. At least one of them I've had complete mastery of since my early teens. I don't have enough years left for the other 72.



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    Re: The 75 Skills Every Man Should Master

    I once played gin with an old guy on a plane. He was an "expert" and was spouting off terms and game variations that I had never heard of before. Anyway, I played along. We ended up playing quite a few games because the plane had to circle around DFW waiting for a thunderstorm to dissipate.


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    Re: The 75 Skills Every Man Should Master

    Quote Originally Posted by zumbro clones View Post
    If you read it from an Iowa farmer's viewpoint, a good number of them seem ridiculous.

    If you read it from a rich kid's viewpoint, you get a much different picture.
    what if your an Iowa farmer's rich kid? or is that an oxymoron?

    I grew up a farmboy and now am a city guy, I am definitely not rich...yet . But I can sure agree that I would have a different view on many of those 75 about 5 years ago.


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    Re: The 75 Skills Every Man Should Master

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I'm not going to even read this. I've mastered about three things in my life. At least one of them I've had complete mastery of since my early teens. I don't have enough years left for the other 72.
    Spending money?



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    Re: The 75 Skills Every Man Should Master

    One is having good pickup lines. One is driving a pickup stick. Another is handling a pick me up in a pickup.


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    Re: The 75 Skills Every Man Should Master

    I actually read it through.

    Gotta disagree with frying an egg sunny-side up, (hate eggs) and throwing a ball (I have freakishly strong shoulders for my size, but cannot throw a ball, because of their construction)

    But otherwise, I think it's a decent list, albeit just a touch wussified. IMO, a "real man" should be able to clear and make safe a firearm, and lead a group to a goal.

    Cool list.


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    Re: The 75 Skills Every Man Should Master

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    I actually read it through.

    Gotta disagree with frying an egg sunny-side up, (hate eggs) and throwing a ball (I have freakishly strong shoulders for my size, but cannot throw a ball, because of their construction)

    But otherwise, I think it's a decent list, albeit just a touch wussified. IMO, a "real man" should be able to clear and make safe a firearm, and lead a group to a goal.

    Cool list.
    Agreed, some of the stuff was kinda wussy but I'd say a good portion was solid stuff that is good to learn or know.



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    Re: The 75 Skills Every Man Should Master

    I'm glad I have a few years to live.



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    Re: The 75 Skills Every Man Should Master

    Well, I did #22 last night, and am well gratified that I can do it.


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    Re: The 75 Skills Every Man Should Master

    The only one I disagree with is:
    16: Tie a bowtie... Nobody ties their own bowties anymore, however one would be well suited to know how to tie a good windsor knot. I have seen some REALLY poorly tied ties.

    I think all of the others are very valuble skills, especially throwing a ball



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    Re: The 75 Skills Every Man Should Master

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    The only one I disagree with is:
    16: Tie a bowtie... Nobody ties their own bowties anymore, however one would be well suited to know how to tie a good windsor knot. I have seen some REALLY poorly tied ties.

    I think all of the others are very valuble skills, especially throwing a ball
    My wife tells me that one of the things about me that made her knees weak, is when we were still courting, after taking her to a formal event, I would grab the end of my bowtie, and pull it loose, letting it hang around my neck. Very "James Bond-ish" and very sexy, in her words.

    But it's definitely "weird" and "old school".


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    Re: The 75 Skills Every Man Should Master

    Quote Originally Posted by Iastfan112 View Post
    Agreed, some of the stuff was kinda wussy but I'd say a good portion was solid stuff that is good to learn or know.

    How would Mike "Metrosexual" Greenberg stack up on the 75 items?


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