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The Retrosexual Code

OK folks, I have had it. I've taken all I can stand and I can't stand no more. Every time my TV is on, all that can be seen is effeminate men prancing about, redecorating houses and talking about foreign concepts like "style" and "feng shui." Bogus definitions have taken over the urban and suburban world!

Real men of the world, stand up, scratch your butt, belch, and yell "ENOUGH!" I hereby announce the start of a new offensive in the culture wars, the Retrosexual movement.

The Code:

A Retrosexual, no matter what the women insists, PAYS FOR THE DATE.

A Retrosexual opens doors for a lady. Even for the ones that fit that term only because they are female.

A Retrosexual DEALS with IT, be it a flat tire, break-in into your home, or a natural disaster, you DEAL WITH IT.

A Retrosexual not only eats red meat, he often kills it himself.

A Retrosexual doesn't worry about living to be 90. It's not how long you live, but how well. If you're 90 years old and still smoking cigars and drinking, I salute you.

A Retrosexual does not use more hair or skin products than a woman. Women have several supermarket aisles of stuff. Retrosexuals need an endcap (possibly 2 endcaps if you include shaving goods).

A Retrosexual does not dress in clothes from Hot Topic when he's 30 years old.

A Retrosexual should know how to properly kill stuff (or people) if need be.

This falls under the "Dealing with IT" portion of The Code.

A Retrosexual watches no TV show with "Queer" in the title.

A Retrosexual does not let neighbors screw up rooms in his house on national TV.

A Retrosexual should not give up excessive amounts of manliness for women.

Some is inevitable, but major reinvention of yourself will only lead to you becoming a frou-frou little puss, and in the long run, she ain't worth it.

A Retrosexual is allowed to seek professional help for major mental stress such as drug/alcohol addiction, death of your entire family in a freak tree chipper accident, favorite sports team being moved to a different city, favorite bird dog expiring, etc. You are NOT allowed to see a shrink because Daddy didn't pay you enough attention. Daddy was busy DEALING WITH IT. When you screwed up, he DEALT with you.

A Retrosexual will have at least one outfit in his wardrobe designed to conceal himself from prey.

A Retrosexual knows how to tie a Windsor knot when wearing a tie - and ONLY a Windsor knot.

A Retrosexual should have at least one good wound he can brag about getting.

A Retrosexual knows how to use a basic set of tools. If you can't hammer a nail, or drill a straight hole, practice in secret until you can - or be rightfully ridiculed for the wuss you be.

A Retrosexual knows that owning a gun is not a sign that your are riddled with fear, guns are TOOLS and are often essential to DEAL WITH IT. Plus it's just plain fun to shoot.

Crying. There are very few reason that a Retrosexual may cry, and none of them have to do with TV commercials, movies, or soap operas. Sports teams are sometimes a reason to cry, but the preferred method of release is swearing or throwing the remote control. Some reasons a Retrosexual can cry include (but are not limited to) death of a loved one, death of a pet (fish do NOT count as pets in this case), loss of a major body part.

A Retrosexual man's favorite movie isn't "Maid in Manhattan" (unless that refers to some foxy French maid sitting in a huge tub of brandy or whiskey), or "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood." Acceptable ones may include any of the Dirty Harry or Nameless Drifter movies (Clint in his better days), Rambo I or II, the Dirty Dozen, The Godfather trilogy, Scarface, The Road Warrior, The Die Hard series, Caddyshack, Rocky I, II, or III, Full Metal Jacket, any James Bond Movie, Raging Bull, Bullitt, any Bruce Lee movie, Apocalypse Now, Goodfellas, Reservoir Dogs, Fight Club, etc.etc.

When a Retrosexual is on a crowded bus and or a commuter train, and a pregnant woman, hell, any woman gets on, that Retrosexual stands up and offers his seat to that woman, then looks around at the other so-called men still in their seats with a disgusted "you punks" look on his face.

A Retrosexual will have hobbies and habits his wife and mother do not understand, but that are essential to his manliness, in that they offset the acceptable manliness decline he suffers when married/engaged in a serious healthy relationship - i.e., hunting, boxing, shot putting, shooting, cigars, car maintenance.

A Retrosexual knows how to sharpen his own knives and kitchen utensils.

A Retrosexual knows how to search before posting a question on their favorite online forum.

A Retrosexual man can drive in snow (hell, a blizzard) without sliding all over or driving under 20 mph, without anxiety, and without high-centering his ride on a plow berm.

A Retrosexual man can chop down a tree and make it land where he wants.

Wherever it lands is where he damn well wanted it to land.

A Retrosexual will give up his seat on a bus to not only any women but any elderly person.

A Retrosexual man doesn't need a contract -- a handshake is good enough. He will always stand by his word even if circumstances change or the other person deceived him.

A Retrosexual man doesn't immediately look to sue someone when he does something stupid and hurts himself. We understand that sometimes in the process of doing things we get hurt and we just DEAL WITH IT.
 

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I dont think this is off topic! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/goodpost.gif
 

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if more people lived by that this world would be so much better off /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/goodpost.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yourock.gif
 

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Holy Crap! I think i'm a "retrosexual! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
 

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Ahhh Scott.... all that AND you smoke.... You will have to move out of CA pretty soon.

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I'd like to add in that a man shouldn't have to worry about dressing good when he's doing yardwork, or have to apologize for taking his shirt off because its too hot. And he sure as hell doesn't have to use a knife and fork to eat pizza or KFC.
 

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I hought thats the way things were. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
 

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A real MAN doesn’t need new terms to describe what he is or a list to check to see if he is or isn’t. He knows what he is and has never had reason to wonder.
 

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1. Dale, scary what you remember, keeping a list? I don't want to get paranoid about you!
2. Speaking about paranoid, Taz, was that a dis?

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1. Dale, scary what you remember, keeping a list? I don't want to get paranoid about you!
2. Speaking about paranoid, Taz, was that a dis?

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I remember everything (that I don't forget).... what's your point? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

HeHe... I liked what Taz posted.

Now if you want to talk about paranoid...

Let the post float on it's own merit... It's good reading.

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Pretty good, but Retrosexual? It's better know as Neanderthal, or at least that's what I am! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/40BEER.gif
 

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Pretty good, but Retrosexual? It's better know as Neanderthal, or at least that's what I am! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/40BEER.gif

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I'm with Timber... not real thrilled w/ being called a 'Retrosexual'... 'Neanderthal' works for me, as does 'Dinosaur'. 'Course, the ol' standby, "Male Chauvinist Pig" is always welcomed! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/headspin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/neener.gif
 

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I'm with Timber... not real thrilled w/ being called a 'Retrosexual'... 'Neanderthal' works for me, as does 'Dinosaur'. 'Course, the ol' standby, "Male Chauvinist Pig" is always welcomed! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/headspin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/neener.gif

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I've always prefered the line: "Gunny, you are an anachronism!" I'm not a Gunny, but I do often feel like I'm out of place in time...
 
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