lileks:

Yeah, brother. It’s Friday.

lileks:

Yeah, brother. It’s Friday.

So God made a farmer

Without question, the best ad of the 2013 Super Bowl.

loydmcintosh:

I found some photos in an old Google album I set up a long time ago from the 2010 Alabama Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament. The tournament was held at the Shades Valley YMCA on the outskirts of downtown Birmingham. I shot this photo and a boatload of others from the raised track about 15 feet above the ring.

loydmcintosh:

I found some photos in an old Google album I set up a long time ago from the 2010 Alabama Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament. The tournament was held at the Shades Valley YMCA on the outskirts of downtown Birmingham. I shot this photo and a boatload of others from the raised track about 15 feet above the ring.

Every time I wash my hands away from either home or the office I have to wonder if my wife is going to be suspicious that I’m up to something no good. More often than not I leave the washroom smelling like some hormonal, Hallmark-watching, Bath & Body Words shopping woman’s linen closet. Really who in their right mind, much less a self-respecting guy, wants to smell like Lavender Chamomile, Enchanted Orchid, or Rainkissed Leaves (all are real fragrances, by the way. Not even I could make this crap up).
Fortunately, there’s a solution to the woman-soap problem. I found this piece over at coolmaterial.com today on a new company called Manhands Soap. Even though to days of Lava Soap in the garage sink may largely be over, these are bars of soap that won’t embarrass you to have sitting on the lavatory. Manhands Soap, a new company specializing in man-friednly soap, offers some interesting fragrances, including Log Cabin, Bacon, Baseball Glove and even Urinal Mint.
The company is so now it doesn’t appear to have a website, only a Facebook page stating Manhands Soap was founded in Lincoln, Nebraska, November 2012, so I have no idea if they are up for new suggestions, but I’ll offer a few: New Car Leather, Charcoal Grill, and Tabasco.

Every time I wash my hands away from either home or the office I have to wonder if my wife is going to be suspicious that I’m up to something no good. More often than not I leave the washroom smelling like some hormonal, Hallmark-watching, Bath & Body Words shopping woman’s linen closet. Really who in their right mind, much less a self-respecting guy, wants to smell like Lavender Chamomile, Enchanted Orchid, or Rainkissed Leaves (all are real fragrances, by the way. Not even I could make this crap up).

Fortunately, there’s a solution to the woman-soap problem. I found this piece over at coolmaterial.com today on a new company called Manhands Soap. Even though to days of Lava Soap in the garage sink may largely be over, these are bars of soap that won’t embarrass you to have sitting on the lavatory. Manhands Soap, a new company specializing in man-friednly soap, offers some interesting fragrances, including Log Cabin, Bacon, Baseball Glove and even Urinal Mint.

The company is so now it doesn’t appear to have a website, only a Facebook page stating Manhands Soap was founded in Lincoln, Nebraska, November 2012, so I have no idea if they are up for new suggestions, but I’ll offer a few: New Car Leather, Charcoal Grill, and Tabasco.

Maryland Schools Are At It Again. 
One month after a 6-year-old Montgomery County boy was suspended for pointing his finger in the universally understood gun gesture, two more 6-year-old Maryland boys were suspended earlier this week after making the gun gesture during a game of cops and robbers. I won’t be surprised if part of their “sentencing” is being forced to play with Hasbro’s new Easy Bake Oven for boys.
If these rules had been in place when I was a kid I’d probably be on death row by now. Honestly, nothing makes my blood boil harder than these stories of boys either being suspended or arrested for pointing their fingers and saying “bang!”
Here’s just a snippet from the story on Fox News.

"A child psychologist told WJZ-TV that the minds of most 6-year-olds are not developed enough to understand why adults might be sensitive to the gesture."

How about the child psychologist and the other “adult” adjust their own mindset and realize it’s probably “upsetting” to the first grader to be suspended or arrested just for being a boy! Let me give a little world of advice to parents in Maryland. Sell your house and move!

Maryland Schools Are At It Again.

One month after a 6-year-old Montgomery County boy was suspended for pointing his finger in the universally understood gun gesture, two more 6-year-old Maryland boys were suspended earlier this week after making the gun gesture during a game of cops and robbers. I won’t be surprised if part of their “sentencing” is being forced to play with Hasbro’s new Easy Bake Oven for boys.

If these rules had been in place when I was a kid I’d probably be on death row by now. Honestly, nothing makes my blood boil harder than these stories of boys either being suspended or arrested for pointing their fingers and saying “bang!”

Here’s just a snippet from the story on Fox News.

"A child psychologist told WJZ-TV that the minds of most 6-year-olds are not developed enough to understand why adults might be sensitive to the gesture."

How about the child psychologist and the other “adult” adjust their own mindset and realize it’s probably “upsetting” to the first grader to be suspended or arrested just for being a boy! Let me give a little world of advice to parents in Maryland. Sell your house and move!

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I think a little menace is fine to have in a story. For one thing, it’s good for the circulation.

Raymond Carver

-  Raymond Carver

FARM GIRLS!

Ladies and Gentlemen, the baddest dude on television, Jim Tom from the Discovery Channel show, Moonshiners!

Ladies and Gentlemen, the baddest dude on television, Jim Tom from the Discovery Channel show, Moonshiners!

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