Whether you’re thinking about letting that five o’clock shadow breathe, taking a razor to your chest, or hedge trimming below the belt, grooming can be a fuzzy issue, especially when it comes to pleasing the ladies.
But fear not. We’ve got your back (so to speak). We tracked down five celebrity babes with strong opinions on how a man grooms his face, torso and nether regions. So before you subject yourself to, say, the chest hair ripping torture Steve Carell endured in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, read what Nikki Reed (Twilight), Anna Trebunskaya (Dancing With The Stars), Mircea Monroe (Episodes), Jaime King (Hart of Dixie) and Aly Michalka (Hellcats) have to say. You don’t need to go all caveman, but there’s a way to groom with class while maintaining your masculinity. Check out their insights by clicking here.
Odds are someone has forwarded you a link from The Oatmeal. If you have never received one, well, you probably will. The Oatmeal is one of the funniest, cleverest sites on the Internet and now it’s coming to a bookshelf near you.
"5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth," by The Oatmeal publisher Matthew Inman, includes the same heartwarming illustrations and lists you’re likely to find on the website, such as:
- 4 Reasons to Carry a Shovel at All Times
- 6 Types of Crappy Hugs
- 8 Ways to Tell if Your Loved One Plans to Eat You
- 17 Things Worth Knowing About Your Cat
- 20 Things Worth Knowing About Beer
Inman is a Web designer and developer from Seattle who has been designing Web sites since age 13. He launched TheOatmeal.com in 2009. To date, it has received more than 82 million page views.
You can pre-order the book here.
Tony Hawk, Bear Gryll’s Kevin Durant, Mark Sanchez, and Mark Messier. What do these certified tough guys have in common? Besides being made of steel, and subsisting on a steady diet grit and adventure: of they have sweaty pits.
Sweaty pits that demand constant, unflagging protection. That’s half of why they’ve each signed on in support of Degree’s new deodorant and antiperspirant, Chain of Adventure. The other half of the reason is that its smell is tough enough to suit their style, yet nice enough to please the ladies that flock toward their muscles and scars like so many migrating birds of paradise. So, when you’re getting ready to jump off a cliff into a waterfall washout filled with bikini babes – we think you know where you can turn to keep your game tight from takeoff to splashdown.
The soldiers in the beginning of “Iron Man” driving in the armored Hummer listening to AC/DC and screwing around like the brash pawns of Tony Stark that they are would’ve done well to have used this 1mm steel, armored boom box rather than the crappy drugstore version they had.
The Thodio A-Box stereo is built using an original, U.S. Army ammunition box from the 50s. These are the boxes that once shelled out the .50 cal rounds fipping over and through enemy combatants. Now you can use the same technology (plus a great deal of newer, audio-based tech) to crank out whatever awesome music you want. There are two models available: one with 2x 25 Watt amps, and another, larger model with 2 x 70 Watts. The heavier version even has woven Kevlar speakers which seems like overkill, but which we still love. Each A-Box is encased in 1mm steel, but insulted with a vibration damping material so it doesn’t sound like a firing machine gun is attached to your stereo when you’re truly rocking out. You can buy the light version for $339, or the heavy version for $457 at the company’s site.
People are tricky. It’s hard to know what somebody’s intent is, or what they are thinking. You don’t want to be unclear, but you’re only human. Sometimes you get in the way of yourself. The Bureau of Communication was created to help.
Their mission? “To promote better understanding of the peoples of the world” according to their website, their banner at the top proclaiming “Let that which is unsaid be said.” A great start for getting your point across. The B of C takes it one step further though with fill-in-the-blank forms. Picture this. You’ve been testing the waters with the new girl in the office for weeks now. That’s when Steve from Accounting swoops in and gets the date, all because you were dancing around what you really wanted to say for weeks!
If you had filled that out and handed it to her on Day One, you might have been getting ready for Date #3 already! And you’d have the documentation that you pursued first in. This is just one of the many useful forms B of C provides, such as a Formal Apology form, a Statement of Gratitude form, and even an Unsolicited Feedback form to tell somebody your opinion. They are all free and can be found at bureauofcommunication.com.
Headphones can be loud in more senses than one. You can opt for those tiny, barely noticeable earbuds that make you look like you’re waiting on orders from the Secret Service. Or, you can get a pair of headphones with some character.
These are headphones that looks cool and sets you apart from the other drones with their plain old standard-equipped iPod ones. Skullcandy, aptly named, is giving you the opportunity to put something sweet on your cranium with their new Skullcandy Ti Headphones.
With eight different styles designed for the true individual, the headphones do not quietly slip into the crowd; particularly the White-Fur style, which look like they belong on a 1970’s pimp. And who doesn’t want to look like a 1970’s pimp? And it’s not just the look; all of Skullcandy’s headphones are beyond comfortable and sound great. Each pair goes for $79.95 and can be bought here.
Okay, so the primary use for this little contraption isn’t making some good old-fashioned moonshine (an ordinary bathtub will do for that), although the name may suggest otherwise. The Mississippi Distiller primarily extracts essential oils.
It gets them from plant leaves like lavender, mint, and thyme, turning them into a concentrated liquid. You could drink that if you really wanted to, but mostly they go into perfumes and air fresheners. However, you don’t have to tell your friends this. Which brings us to its other function: just looking really cool. You want this baby in your place, if only for the conversations it’ll start. Made in Barcelona by the Mississippi Destil Co., the Mississippi Distiller is an homage to the American South, better than any Jeff Foxworthy joke. With a walnut base, borosilicate “heat-resistant” glass pieces, and a frame made from five copper plates, the thing looks like H.G Wells’ juicer. And what’s stopping you from telling your guests that it is? And, hey, we bet if you put your mind to it, you could probably actually find a way to squeeze some rye whiskey out of it. The Mississippi Distiller costs $200 and can be found here.
Mark your calendars. The world’s first international Cougar Cruise is this December 4th – 7th, 2009. Yes, you read that correctly. We are not making one of our many colorful jokes.
This is a cruise designed specifically for younger men and older women, and the Singles Travel Company is actually officially calling it a Cougar Cruise. Meaning the women signing up for this little getaway have no illusions as to exactly who and what they are (and who and what they want). Meaning you probably won’t have to beat around the bush with these fine ladies.
The adventure starts in San Diego, CA and takes you to Ensenada, Mexico, a popular resort town on the coast, known for its beaches and shops. The cruise itself offers your typical cruise affair – dining, dancing, shows, pools, Jacuzzis, a casino… and cougars. Lots of cougars. You’re still reading this and you haven’t booked it yet. Need another reason? It starts as low as $125. This is very affordable, especially if you find a special older lady to be your sugar mama. Check it out here.
Don’t worry, we’re not going to get all political on your ass and start suggesting the crazy lefts and rights (or even fence sitters). What we got here is a …