Friday, March 13, 2009

The 7 Websites Every Man Should Be Reading

Sure you were on the high school football team and had a wicked Camaro. You may have even done bungee jumping and joined the century club in college. Yet there’s more to being a man than testosterone, gasoline and whiskey.

Here’s the seven manliest websites to aid you in perfecting your manliness, my good man.


Curious about something….private? Not sure if the gear should be doing that? The highly respected WebMD site has an entire sub-domain dedicated to man issues.

There’s nothing more manly than taking care of what makes you a man to begin with. It’s okay to talk about it - just not at dinner or with your mom.


They say the quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach (wrong! It’s straight through the ribcage with a poleaxe). Quality cooking is however, the manliest way to a woman’s heart. Show her how you move in the kitchen and she’ll want to know how you move in other rooms. This goes for married men too!

With Rouxbe’s (pronounced roo-bee) easy to follow, step-by-step gourmet cooking videos, you’ll be able to talk to her like you’re Gordon F’n Ramsay all night long, yes?

5. Akamai University - Mens’ Studies

If you’re the academic type and really want to get a good understanding of the creature known as man, you can actually get a degree in it at Akamai University.

I’m not sure what sort of career that would land you, or how manly this really is, but at least you’ll be prepared to go toe-to-toe with a feminist at your debate club.


What’s the point of being a man, even a gentleman, if you can’t appreciate the alluring aesthetic appeal of the fairer sex?

Chickipedia makes finding ‘artistic’ images of the feminine form very simple, with arguably the largest collection in the world, this side of Hugh Hefner’s library. I especially like how I can search based on the three prime measurements.


Feeling like one man can’t make a difference? Is the metrosexual world we’re living in getting you down?  Then it’s worth the trip to BadAssofTheWeek to read up on men like The Viking at Stamford Bridge, and a few women such as Harriet Tubman, who took charge, for better or worse, and made a mark on this world.

Makes me want to put on my cowboy boots and set a few mustachioed-villains straight. Take that Snidely Whiplash!


In all seriousness, the manliest pursuit a man can make is to become a father. Not just sire a kid or six, but to become the kind of father that your son wants to be, or your daughter wants to marry. It’s not the easiest thing to do and is just as challenging as being a great mom is for women.

There are roughly 2 quintillion websites for being a great mom and maybe 14 for being a great dad. Here’s one that I would recommend. GreatDad has honest and compassionate articles on being a great dad. It’s one website you should add to your daily reading if you are, or hope to become, a dad.


If there was only one manly website in the world, this would be it. The articles here are very useful and usually served with a touch of humour like you’d expect from an old timer telling you how it was in his day.  From topics such as “How to Sharpen a Pocketknife” to “Bartitsu: The Martial art of Gentlemen”, is putting the man back into gentleman.

Bonus Manly Site

What if there were a club for men? An international fraternity of real men like John Wayne, Admiral Byrd and cool world leaders like Frederick the Great and George Washington? Oh yeah, there is!

Freemasonry is the oldest and largest men’s club in the world. With crazy get-ups like the buddy in the picture to cool handshakes and secret words, it’s the next best thing to having a tree-fort club again, only a bit more serious at times. Besides, the true best way to learn to be a man is from other men.

There are many official Freemason sites out there, but the grand-daddy is the United Grand Lodge of England.

Got something manly to add to this? Well step up and be heard, my good fellow. Care to dispute the manliness of something in here? Maybe we should take it outside then.

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