Wednesday, September 12, 2007

What A Man Should Know

I came across an article yesterday that got me thinking. It was an article in Popular Mechanics, and it was a list of 25 things every man should know. Thier list is OK, but it reads more like "25 things a nerd should know." Here's the list:

I've bolded the ones I don't think belong, and italicized my replacements

1. Patch a radiator hose
2. Protect your computer Cook a full dinner
3. Rescue a boater who as capsized
4. Frame a wall
5. Retouch digital photos Change out a beer keg on a tap
6. Back up a trailer
7. Build a campfire
8. Fix a dead outlet
9. Navigate with a map and compass
10. Use a torque wrench
11. Sharpen a knife
12. Perform CPR
13. Fillet a fish
14. Maneuver a car out of a skid
15. Get a car unstuck
16. Back up data
17. Paint a room
18. Mix concrete
19. Clean a bolt-action rifle How to strip and clean any firearm
20. Change oil and filter
21. Hook up an HDTV Throw a punch
22. Bleed brakes
23. Paddle a canoe
24. Fix a bike flat
25. Extend your wireless network Take a punch

And being the GreatMoose, I feel I should a few more things that are extremely important for any man to know:

26. Change a diaper
27. Change a tire
28. Drive a stick
29. Rip one guy's spine out of his body, with the skull still attached, and beat the other guy to death with it
30. Defend your family against the invading zombie hordes

And lastly:

Know what is best in life: (To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women)

So what are some other things every man should know?


Joshua "Doc" Wible said...

Good grief, who knows even half of that stuff? Rescue a boater who has capsized? Give me a break.

I think we should add these to the list:

31. Find a good Tex-Mex restaurant
32. Change a light fixture
33. A 360 windmill slam dunk
34. Shoot to kill
35. Use a caulk gun - and thus caulk things that need to be caulked
36. Every possible use of duct tape

JTapp said...

I like your list much better.