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There Is A Park Full Of Giant Penises In South Korea

Insert penis pun. NSFWish. Source: There Is A Park Full Of Giant Penises In South Korea With Hurricane Irma bearing down hard on Florida, I thought we needed something to divert our attention for a moment. You’ll want to click the source link above to read the full story. As …

Abiding Guide To Being Chill Through A Hurricane

“This [Hurricane Irma] could easily be the most costly storm in U.S. history, which is saying a lot considering what just happened two weeks ago.” -Brian McNoldy, a hurricane researcher at the University of Miami, alluding to the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. Everywhere you look, it seems, people are …

Preparing for Hurricane Irma | Virgin

I will be on Necker alongside our team, as I have been on the three times we have had hurricanes over the past 30 years. -Richard Branson Source: Preparing for Hurricane Irma | Virgin Billionaire Richard Branson is riding out Hurricane Irma on his private island in the Caribbean. He’s …

There Is No Chill When You Worry

Dude! Thanks for stopping by! Let’s start this thing by clicking on this week’s playlist. Let it run for a few songs, get yourself into the groove ’cause there’s a definite groove. Maybe burn some green if you’re so inclined. Let’s chill together for a while. Early one morning this …

15 Scientifically Proven Ways to Work Smarter, Not Just More

Nobody cares how busy your are or how work you late, they just care what you get done. Source: 15 Scientifically Proven Ways to Work Smarter, Not Just More Friday afternoon, Labor Day weekend, and here I am talking about work? What the fuck am I thinking? I’m thinking that …

Rules Don’t Apply When They’re Wrong

Has the whole world gone crazy? Am I the only one around here who gives a shit about the rules?  -Walter, arguing with Smokey Rules. There are times when they are absolutely necessary, such as bowling, or football, or most any competitive event. They lay out the framework that allows …

Look! The Old Man Has A New Book!

Are we excited around here or what? The Old Man has published a new book! Rethinking ‘Merica is an examination of the current state of the country with practical suggestions for what we can do to actually make it better. This isn’t ear-tickling political garbage, mind you. If anything the Old Man …

Your coffee habit could lower your risk of death

Participants who drank at least 4 cups significantly lowered their risk of dying. Source: Your coffee habit could lower your risk of death DUDES! Who knew we had the elixir of life right in front of us this whole time? Doctors have been saying quite a while that coffee is …

Why are we so attached to our things? – Christian Jarrett | TED-Ed

Do we abide better when we learn to let go of material possessions? What if The Dude had just let go of his rug? Something to think about. After witnessing the “violent rage” shown by babies whenever deprived of an item they considered their own, Jean Piaget – a founding …

Positive Thinking Won’t Lead You To Happiness

Good morning, dudes! If this were a traditional church, we would probably begin by singing some hymns or maybe having a live band guide us through some of our favorite songs. This is not a traditional church, though. I mean, you can hum something if you want, we won’t fault …

How To Abide While Not Becoming A Victim Of Terrorism

There’s little question that terrorism is a bad thing and if we’re all quite honest with ourselves we’d really rather not get all caught up in any part of that mess. The problem is that no one ever knows when or where a terrorist might strike. They seem to look …

DUDE Products – The Original Wipes For Men 

The future is now. Ditch your toilet paper and get DUDE Wipes. Also try our new body & face wipes with natural ingredients. As seen on Shark Tank.

Source: DUDE Products – The Original Wipes For Men – DudeProducts

THIS IS NOT AN ENDORSEMENT!

I just came across these by accident and, of course, had to share. If anyone has actually used this product, then feel free to leave a comment below.

The interesting factor is that this popped up just minutes before I leave for an appointment with my proctologist.

Coincidence?

Abide, my friends.

The Chillatitudes: A basic guide for learning to abide

While reading, the Old Man suggests playing this in the background: grew up in an extremely religious family. My late father was a Southern Baptist pastor and Mom was the quintessential pastor’s wife. Everything we did revolved around the church. We said grace before every meal regardless of how public …

We Are Slobs

Fashion retail is failing because we prefer to dress like bums   The Short Version With thousands of major brand name stores closing this year, fashion labels and department stores alike are struggling to find a way adapt to a fundamental shift in how people dress. Comfort dominates over style. …

Can I Eat Here?

Note: This article was previously published on the Old Man’s other website. We apologize if you’ve read it before. We needed content and the Old Man is cheap. For us. For anyone else, he’s insanely expensive.  Fighting Type 2 Diabetes means finding flexible places to dine   Ready-to-wear fashion season …

The Rise And Fall Of Mayberry

Note: This article was previously published on the Old Man’s other website. We’ve moved it over here to help populate the place a bit. Andy needs a gun and Opie’s moving meth.     Smalltown America has always been an important part of who we are as a country. Back …