Archives for October 2009

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How to Make a Winter Ale

As snow is starting to show in several states, some cannot help but to hope that the rest of Fall is skipped over and the Northern Hemisphere heads straight into Winter. What is so exciting about FastPass-ing the seasons? Beer, of course. Clearly, the beer-zenith of the Fall is Oktoberfest. Unfortunately that thirst-quenching holiday has ended, and beer lovers are again getting parched. Not wantin …

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Tips for Eating Right This Football Season

We here at Made Man like to keep our packages tight so as to better crush one another when it's time to join the field of battle as weekend warriors and also to entice the women-folk.  But, it is difficult, sometimes, to stay vigilante in the face of a steaming tray of pizza bagels.  Especially after we've had a few drinks and the inhibitions are down.  But stay strong!  There …

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If the Internet Owned Restaurants

We here at MadeMan.com sometimes refer to the internet as “he”, “him”, “she”, “that dude”, “God”, “the queen”, and “bitch”. We’re sure you agree that the internet has become a being of its own since Al Gore pushed it out of his vagina, er, brain. This notion -- which some call delusion -- got us to thinking. What if the internet was a being and could do cool things? Like design a house or fashion …

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Design Your Own Tequila Bottle

The good people at 1800 were kind enough to send over a bottle of their 1800 Silver in one of their limited edition Essential Artists bottles. We got the Chuck Trunks edition pictured in the header of this article which was birthed, as the artist says, in “the aftermath of a struggle between logic and imagination.” Alternatively and interestingly, this is an apt description f …

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Jerky & Donuts?

Everybody needs a kick start to their day. But when you order a Venti Non-Fat Iced Green Tea Latte with One Pump of Sugar-Free Vanilla, you may feel like your masculinity is packing its things to go find someone else who will put it to better use.Energy drinks, energy shots, and every kind of tea you can think of...it's all lacking substance. It’s about time there be a manly way to get some …

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How to Meditate While Grilling

Meditation isn’t the first thing that jumps to mind when you think of manliness. Typically, you think of grilling, shining your shoes, cleaning your gun, maybe makin’ whoopee with some foxy broad. Nice. That’s what we think about, too. But, what you might not realize is that meditation is a much broader concept than hippy dippies not getting their haircut while sit …

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How to Brew Your Own Beer

Times, they are tough. But if you are like us, you’d rather go without food and shelter than your precious beer. Luckily, with a little effort and a store-bought beer making kit, you can have make your own delicious concoction and have some dough left over to still pay the rent. Or at least keep Skinemax unscrambled for another month. Making beer is a process and you love beer. So get t …

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Guy Knives by Guy

Every week you joyfully watch him shovel food into his face on his Food Network show “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives”. Now Guy Fieri provides you with more than just commentary on whatever ulcer-inducing dish he’s inhaling.He’s designed two knives completely for the quintessential guy cook he calls Guy Fieri’s Knuckle-Sandwich Knives. The two knives (an 8” chef kn …

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Marilyn Mansons Absinthe

Hauntoberfest is in full swing now, and you can expect the preliminary costume parties to start this coming weekend. Things are going to get very spooky all up in the national zeitgeist, and what better way to take the edge off than an appropriately-themed adult beverage? Marilyn Manson thought so, too. That’s why he made this terrifying beverage that we’re somewhat hesitant to try, but that we …