Saturday, November 14, 2009

What man? Which man? Who's the man? When's a man a man? What makes a man? Am I a man? Yes, technically, I am!

The other night Brianne had a bunch of us over for dinner. It was very delicious and she no doubt put a great deal of time and effort into it. As we were leaving the table Sara said, "OK, boys do the dishes!" Phil looked at Sara and then to me and responded, "Sara, we're not boys, we're men!" A fist pound ensued.

I've heard a few times said among these friends and among people in my ward that a guy is not a man unless he is married. I don't think I've ever heard anyone say this in a serious manner, but I nonetheless wonder if there are some out there who honestly believe it. And for that reason I'd like to give my opinion on the matter: this statement is a load of crap.

First, if I were a woman, I wouldn't marry a guy unless he were already a man or well on his way to becoming one (and I imagine most ladies would agree with me here). Second, I have evidence to prove otherwise. No, I'm not talking about my hairy chest or mustache, I'm talking about this guy:

Meet David "Fatcat" Lowery. Dave's not married but he's more of a man than plenty of married guys I know. There are few guys I admire and love as much as this dude. If Dave -- a single guy -- is not a man, then manhood is dead.

What does Wayne Coyne have to say about all this?


  1. and what a manly picture that is!

  2. I think the statement about being married to be a man is a load of crap too. A man is a man when he keeps his word and takes responsibility for his actions. But of course there are other things like, a hairy chest, strong arms, can fix things, chops down a tree, you know stuff like that.

  3. Afton -- That pic was taken new year's eve last year -- waiting for the lightrail!

    Vickie -- You are cool and I miss you.