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

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  1. >1. OPENING JARS - 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
    >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 birds have been
    >partying they just whinge. You, on the other hand have physical evidence of
    >hardness, sprouting from your face. "Big night?" "Grrrrr, what does it
    >look like?"
    >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 women, we get
    >straight to the point. "Alright? Yep. Drink? Wig and Pen 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
    >23. KNOWING WHICH SCREWDRIVER IS WHICH - "A Phillips? For that? Are you
    >mad, woman?"
  2. Have we been here before?
  3. Obviously Australian in origin. (e.g. Mitre 10, 'footie' and Barry Hall.)

    For those who aren't in the know, Barry Hall is an absolute psychopath and Swans fans love him for it.


    He managed to make the AFL Grand Final this year look like a battle scene from Braveheart at times. Cracking game though.

    I suppose a country where the blokes mince around in khaki hotpants and ankle boots day in and day out like the construction worker from the Village People, needs something like this list to remind them how to butch up a bit. Especially when you have Dame Edma do the pregame show for the highlight of the sporting calendar (see above).

    (And before any colonial convicts out there get arsey, don't think I didn't see that bunch of poofs dancing around in full footy kit with Kath and Kim at the pregame show last year too!)