Happy (Belated) Birthday, Mark Twain!

“Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.” – Pudd’nhead Wilson Happy Birthday, Mr. Twain! We here at iUMBC do not celebrate every manly author’s birthday, though we are waiting for an invite to Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s (C’mon Carlos, we […]

Some Manly Halloween Thoughts and Books

Ultra Manly Rules for Trick or Treaters: Give away a manly treats…like motor oil. No candy for anyone dressed like any character form Twilight. Remember that scaring kids is an okay exchange for candy….making them wet their costumes is a bonus. No candy for anyone dressed like Justin Beiber. Demanding single moms’ phone numbers in […]

Real Men Read Harry Potter

 Harry Potter is by far the #1 best-selling book series of all time (100 million more copies sold than the #2 book series which is…wait for it…Goosebumps), yet I feel like HP gets a bad rap from men who have yet to read them. Maybe it’s that the first two books were originally written for […]

Real Men’s Legs Fall Asleep on the Toilet

Real men sit on the toilet so long that their legs fall asleep.  You try to tell me that this doesn’t happen to you? Liar. Craptrophy- numbing, needling, or falling asleep of legs from sitting on the toilet for an extended period of time. I sat on the toilet and read the paper but I […]