Wednesday, April 8, 2009

the perfect man requires mix and matching

Just saw this over at prostituted thoughts. Esquire magazine is introducing its first ever mix and match cover April 10th. This cover, may explain Tim Chiarella's recent What is a Man article. Highlights of which included;

"A man can look you up and down and figure some things out. Before you say a word, he makes you. From your suitcase, from your watch, from your posture. A man infers."

"He does not rely on rationalizations or explanations. He doesn't winnow, winnow, winnow until truths can be humbly categorized, or intellectualized, until behavior can be written off with an explanation. He doesn't see himself lost in some great maw of humanity, some grand sweep. That's the liberal thread; it's why men won't line up as liberals."

"A man resists formulations, questions belief, embraces ambiguity without making a fetish out of it. A man revisits his beliefs. Continually. That's why men won't forever line up with conservatives"

And most importantly:

"A man loves the human body, the revelation of nakedness. He loves the sight of the pale breast, the physics of the human skeleton, the alternating current of the flesh. He is thrilled by the snatch, by the wrist, the sight of a bare shoulder."

So a man is neither liberal or conservative. A man knows everything without you knowing he knows everything. A man is into snatch. Great. I feel like Esquire man may just be experiencing an identity crisis.

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