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The Top 15 Signs That You're A Parent
In our continuing series, our own Marv Nelson takes a look at what it takes to be a father. This is a great article to check out if you're a dad, or thinking of being one. Just remember: these are stories about parenting and the unpredictable nature of children, so some of them can be pretty off the wall. #DaddyLife Parenting is it’s own special thing. It’s hard, fun and chaotic all at the same time. If you don’t take time to laugh about it…it could be overwhelming. So, let’s all take a break and read the top 15 signs that make you realize beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are a parent. You know you’re a parent... READ MORE
To Beard Or Not To Beard: A Series On Facial Hair - Part 3
Before I get started, I know that there are loving significant others out there that do not like facial hair. Believe me, I know. Before you go run off and shave to make them happy. Let me tell you a quick story about a man named Samson. He never cut his hair (including his beard). Samson ruled over the land with his vast power as the strongest man in the world. His beard and hair symbolized his immense strength. Then he met a beautiful woman called Delilah. Yup, you guess it. She was not a supporter of his astounding mannish locks of hair. Out of spite and other reasons, Delilah tricked Samson in cutting... READ MORE
Daddy Chronicles: The Hard Days Of Daddy Life
In our continuing series, our own Marv Nelson takes a look at what it takes to be a father. Being a Daddy is an amazing thing, but sometimes there are moments in time where being a Dad is hard and the feeling comes across that it would be easier not to be a Dad. Right now my four year old has a whine that pierces my soul (well it feels like it). He shrieks will all his might when something doesn't go his way and he stomps, pouts yells and cries for seemingly no reason. In those moments I can go from pure blissful happiness to wanting to throw something (not someone) out the window! I grit my teeth when I talk with him... READ MORE
A Guy's Perspective: Why I Hate "First World Problems"
Recently, this Tweet popped up on my Twitter feed: I no longer follow the person, because that person is not actually having a real issue. One of my big pet peeves is when people misuse the words 'literally' and 'actually'. Here is a quick lesson on the usage of these words: Yes, you may be hungry, but no, you can not literally eat a cow. No, you will not actually die if you get to meet Channing Tatum, Olivia Munn, or whatever One Jonas Direction Brother is popular this week. Yes, your grandfather is old, but he is not literally two hundred years old. No, I am not figuratively bothered by the abuse and misuse of... READ MORE
To Beard Or Not To Beard: A Series On Facial Hair - Part 2
Burlesque, Exquisite, Astounding, Righteous, Dominating. These are some of the many words to describe the glorious girth of hair on the lower extremities of a man’s face commonly referred to as a beard. Beards are an essential part of being the “Man’s Man.” When people imagine what a “Man’s Man” physically looks like, there is only one image that permeates the mind. You guessed it! It’s the bristles of hair upon the lower division of his face. Of course the ideal “Man’s Man” is tough, responsible, caring, brave, intelligent, cunning,... READ MORE
A Guy's Rant: Happy Thanksgiving
An article from our own Frank Babies. He's unique, funny, and often times poignant. I hate everything. I hate your shoes. I hate your favorite band. I hate traffic lights that aren't even remotely synced up with each other. I hate memes. I hate that I've ripped every pair of pants I own. I hate the pile of ripped pants I stare at impotently every morning. I hate the serrated edge on aluminum foil dispensers due to a childhood injury. I hate Sandra Bullock for the same reason. I hate that Panera Bread considers bread a side dish. I hate Panera Bread. You do too. You just like saying "Panera Bread".... READ MORE
A Guy's Rant: Natty Boh, Tattoos, And Hipsters
I was minding own beeswax in a local tavern recently (read: several years ago) with a female friend of mine (read: nothing really to read, a girl who tolerated my company and probable lack of funds) when an older gentleman accosted me. And by older gentleman I mean a dude who could feasibly have babysat me if he could feasibly have kept from throwing decorative dishes in the general direction of his wife. At the time I was enjoying (relative) a National Bohemian beer. This was the basis of my older "friend's" accosting: "Natty Boh? C'mon! I used to sneak Boh from my old man's cooler." Not daring to trod down the road that had led him... READ MORE
To Beard Or Not To Beard: A Series On Facial Hair - Part 1
“To Beard, or not to Beard, that is the question.” One of man’s biggest queries in life. But honestly, is it really that difficult of a decision? The only reason why it might be a complicated choice is because a “significant other” questions the beard. But if you question the beard, the beard will answer. So let’s lay all questions and razors to rest. To realize the answer to all of life's questions is to “Grow a Beard.” Here's your first list, in a continuing series of lists, on why you should already have a beard. 1. Having a Beard separates the men from the boys. “Man Up…Beard Up.” Grow a Beard. 2. I... READ MORE
Daddy Chronicles: Kitchen Fires And Other Horrible Things
In our continuing series, our own Marv Nelson takes a look at what it takes to be a father. This is a great article to check out if you're a dad, or thinking of being one. Just remember: these are stories about parenting and the unpredictable nature of children, so some of them can be pretty off the wall. #DaddyLife It all began with a need for a quick dinner. My wife, Hilary, was hauling the kids home and they were tremendously hungry. And kids, when they are hungry, are not tremendously happy, so we had to act fast. My son MJ wanted fish sticks and French fries for dinner and that combo usually works for my... READ MORE
I've Seen Dead People: A True Story For Halloween
I never believed in ghosts or the afterlife until I had my own personal experiences with them. It'll be hard for me to completely explain this but I'll do my best to paint a good picture of the events that unfolded and at the end you can judge for yourself if this was all in my head or I had some legitimate experiences. It all started after I graduated college in 2010. I had done an internship for an insurance company in my hometown, New Castle, PA, and immediately accepted an offer with them out of school – this meant I would be living there. Anyone that has been away for college understands that moving back in with your parents after four... READ MORE
A Guy's Rant: New Music For The Month
Every month I compile a playlist in an effort to keep up with the "hot new jams the kids are into". And every month I end up coming to the conclusion that the kids suck, their jams suck, and everything hot and new sucks and instead compile a list of lukewarm, aging, jams that the kids would be wise to listen to increase their own personal sexy. Here are some of the highlights: Say Anything: "We Killed It" - In high school I received many tersely worded progress reports adorned with phrases like "not living up to potential" and " minimal effort" and "good looking young man". Say Anything kind of falls into this category. Their... READ MORE
Daddy Chronicles: When Your Child Wants "Mommy"
In our continuing series, our own Marv Nelson takes a look at what it takes to be a father - #DaddyLife As a Daddy, I face rejection every day of my life.  I know it’s really sad, but honestly very true.  I wake up in the morning hoping that this reality will be different, with very depressing results. My son is the one who usually begins my rejection, not late in the day either; it is always the first thing in the morning. He comes into our room, declaring loudly it is time to get up and goes directly to his mother’s side of the bed. He gets all lovey and starts kissing her face and being the sweetest little gentlemen... READ MORE
Guy's Rant: Words That Guys Should Never Say
In honor of one of the first ever Bro Council members, Timothy Edwards, I present to you a list. This is a list of words that guys should never say. Ever. Some may seem innocent, some may seem like they could be acceptable under the right circumstances, and some may seem downright silly. All of them have one thing in common - if you're a Bro Council member, these words should never come out of your mouth. Let's hold each other accountable on this. If you see a friend saying the things on this list, mock them. If you see someone on Twitter using these words, unfollow them. And if your child is using them, you should probably take him... READ MORE
Daddy Chronicles: The Dreaded Nap
In our continuing series, our own Marv Nelson takes a look at what it takes to be a father - #DaddyLife Don't we all wish that once in awhile, someone would come over to our office and demand that we take a nap? Seriously, how sweet would that be, right? Well, in the toddler/pre-school kids world this is the ultimate insult…apparently. I really don’t like trying to get my child to nap because he acts as if when I say “Nap time” I’m really saying: “I’m about to skewer your eyeball and it’s going to hurt like nothing you’ve ever felt before!” The first thing I try is to reason with him (can you “reason” with a 4 year old?) by... READ MORE
A Guy's Perspective: Is The NFL Oversaturated?
This probably isn't going to be received well, and most Bro Councilers won't agree with what I have to say, but here goes anyway; The NFL – with a Dr. Kevorkian-like assist from ESPN – has officially become too much and eventually they may pay for it. Before you start parading me through town square and unleash a barrage of stones my way, just hear me out. In 2011 ESPN and the NFL inked their most recent TV deal. These are some of the highlights: 500 additional hours of coverage: NFL Countdown – extended from 2 hours to 3 hours NFL Live – extended from 30 min. to 1 hour NFL Kickoff – new show NFL 32 – new... READ MORE
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