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(Boston Herald)   Pre-wedding "man showers" are growing in popularity as a way for men to bond, shed stereotypical roles, acquire skills to maintain a home and pick out Nancy boys   (bostonherald.com) divider line 204
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2008-07-01 12:28:13 PM  
Members of the Dekker family normally shower grooms-to-be with tools

If I would have known it was *that* kind of party...
 
2008-07-01 12:40:15 PM  
The only kind of "man showers" that should be allowed is buying the groom some time in the shower suite at the strip club during the bachelor party.
 
2008-07-01 12:41:03 PM  
Yeah, and by "growing in popularity" they mean that in the last eight years, the number of them has increased from three to five.

Out of 75,000 weddings.
 
2008-07-01 12:45:19 PM  
Lundah: The only kind of "man showers" that should be allowed is buying the groom some time in the shower suite at the strip club during the bachelor party.

Hear hear!
 
2008-07-01 12:45:37 PM  
Lundah:The only kind of "man showers" that should be allowed is buying the groom some time in the shower suite at the strip club during the bachelor party.

Este.

If your wife-to-be won't allow for a bachelor party, you might want to reconsider the "wife-to-be" part.
 
2008-07-01 12:47:07 PM  
i96.photobucket.com
 
2008-07-01 12:47:29 PM  
Huh. Cool idea. I wonder if there's any pics of them on the net. Let me just Google "Man Shower"....
 
2008-07-01 12:56:17 PM  
Highlights of the party included playing football, drinking games and Rock Band...

Men also are recognizing that showers are a great way to acquire tools and other necessities needed to maintain a home...



It ain't flowers and doilies, subby.

Everybody pool your money, and get me a 5 axis CNC mill or a machining center. I need it to... build a deck.
 
2008-07-01 12:58:23 PM  
I'm pretty sure my friend prefers the day of golf, followed by dinner, gambling and drinking in Atlantic City (we're in NYC and NJ - AC is cheaper than Vegas) we're giving him in August.
 
2008-07-01 12:58:31 PM  
this idea is so gay i'm assuming the idea was created by ryan seacrest while being boned by tom cruise on the glaad float at a gay pride parade in san francisco
 
2008-07-01 01:02:09 PM  
BizarreRecords:Huh. Cool idea. I wonder if there's any pics of them on the net. Let me just Google "Man Shower"....


and i would turn off "filter mature results" because weddings are for mature people, naturally.
 
2008-07-01 01:05:03 PM  
Whatever happened to bachelor parties where you took the doomed person to a strip club, get him so sh*tfaced he can't walk, pay strippers to do nearly illegal things to him, and dump him on the lawn at 4 AM, knock loudly enough on the door to wake up the whole house, and drive off tires screeching?
 
2008-07-01 01:12:48 PM  
Since all of the wedding gifts will be for her or picked out by her, it is not a bad idea that he gets some stuff he can actually use before he gets hitched.
 
2008-07-01 01:14:57 PM  
Just another sign that society is ready for gay marriage.

After all: why should straight people be the only ones who are miserable?

/I keed I keed
//My wife's not a Farker
///I hope....
 
2008-07-01 01:16:52 PM  
I'll stick with the party I was thrown.

1.Get banquet hall at local pizza joint/bar
2.Get strippers
3.Copious amounts of alcohol
4.Charge people from the bar to come in and party
5.Profit

Seriously, my best man and groomsmen actually MADE money off my bachelor party.
 
2008-07-01 01:17:54 PM  
tgregory:BizarreRecords:Huh. Cool idea. I wonder if there's any pics of them on the net. Let me just Google "Man Shower"....


and i would turn off "filter mature results" because weddings are for mature people, naturally.


Well, that wasn't TOO icky. Not to my tastes, but I was worried about lotsa pee and bukkake images, and there were fewer than I'd guessed.
 
2008-07-01 01:28:14 PM  
On my first date with my boyfriend, he told the charming story of why is brother had to wear an eye patch to his wedding.

Apparently, the groom wanted some drunken illegal cage fighting fun. They brought him home from his bachelor party with two broken ribs, a fractured cheekbone and bloody knuckles.

/boys are stupid.
 
2008-07-01 01:40:05 PM  
all the good names are gone:Whatever happened to bachelor parties where you took the doomed person to a strip club, get him so sh*tfaced he can't walk, pay strippers to do nearly illegal things to him, and dump him on the lawn at 4 AM, knock loudly enough on the door to wake up the whole house, and drive off tires screeching?

Sounds like my party. 18 year old strippers, whipped cream, alcohol and guns.
 
2008-07-01 01:45:10 PM  
Nothing like a good sausagefest before you get married.

bleh
 
2008-07-01 01:58:01 PM  
damageddude:I'm pretty sure my friend prefers the day of golf, followed by dinner, gambling and drinking in Atlantic City (we're in NYC and NJ - AC is cheaper than Vegas) we're giving him in August.

I'm pretty sure if you read the article, it said that it was in addition to the Bachelor Party.

The bride has both a prissy bridal shower and a raunchy bachelorette party.

The article goes on to say, it's also a good way to acquire tools that you will need going into your marriage. Bullshiat excuse to get more gifts out of people.
 
2008-07-01 02:09:19 PM  
atpgod:Bullshiat excuse to get more gifts out of people.

Made of 101% pure truth.

Any one of my friends does this and his present will be the return bus ticket we hide in his shoe after getting him drunk, stealing his wallet and putting him on a Greyhound to Cucamonga with a t-shirt reading "I support 'Fellate the Homeless'"
 
2008-07-01 02:17:19 PM  
And I do think it is particularly apt that one of the sidebar stories to the article linked is "Ellen DeGeneres plans dream wedding"
 
2008-07-01 02:45:21 PM  
I've got your NANCY boy right here Subby.
 
2008-07-01 02:45:29 PM  
sullyman:Since all of the wedding gifts will be for her or picked out by her, it is not a bad idea that he gets some stuff he can actually use before he gets hitched.


My SO and I have an agreement...if we ever get married, we're also going to register at Big 5 and Home Depot.
 
2008-07-01 02:46:42 PM  
does man shower = golden shower ?
 
2008-07-01 02:46:52 PM  
I'll admit I was stupid enough to look up "man shower" on GIS. unfortuantely it cannot be unseen.
 
2008-07-01 02:47:26 PM  
My girlfriend likes man showers... wait, what?
 
2008-07-01 02:47:26 PM  
I despise anything with "man" put in front of it. "mancaves", "manscaping"...good god people. Enough with the stupid quips already.
 
2008-07-01 02:47:38 PM  
Awesome. If I ever get married again, I can have my man shower in my mancave during a staycation.
 
2008-07-01 02:47:49 PM  
Billy Ligue:does man shower = golden shower ?

I think it's closer to a bukkake.
 
2008-07-01 02:47:50 PM  
Billy Ligue:does man shower = golden shower ?

I came in to ask this question.

/If yes, R. Kelly approves.
 
2008-07-01 02:48:38 PM  
atpgod:The article goes on to say, it's also a good way to acquire tools that you will need going into your marriage.

Not unless Sears is having a sale on cordless emasculators.
 
2008-07-01 02:48:38 PM  
Man shower sounds hot.

The only thing a group of men should be doing before one of them gets married is hookers and blow. Really.
 
2008-07-01 02:49:29 PM  
Unlikely and sad too. The wedding is all about the bride. The groom shoud have at least one thing to enjoy and a wine a cheese party is just lame.
 
2008-07-01 02:49:40 PM  
I'm giving myself a "man shower" right now.

/ran out of Kleenex yesterday
 
2008-07-01 02:49:49 PM  
You can nancy it all up however you want, but the truth is, they're awesome. Chicks have bridal showers and bachelorette parties, so guys should too. Hear me out, a guy in my office had one and we pooled money and he got an Xbox 360 elite and CoD4. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
 
2008-07-01 02:50:21 PM  
This whole "Man + Word" thing is getting annoying. "Man Showers", "Man Cave".

But I will say that the idea of giving the gift in the bag you got it in is just farking awesome. I can't stand wrapping stuff. And besides it wastes ink and paper...and money better spent on things like beer.
 
2008-07-01 02:50:44 PM  
Getting married in August, and we're not registered anywhere. We don't want presents, just our guests' presence.
 
2008-07-01 02:50:45 PM  
I agree with teh ghey factor of this unless the "shower" involved hookers and guns and fire trucks and....
 
2008-07-01 02:50:50 PM  
Now that gays can marry in California, this makes sense.
 
2008-07-01 02:51:04 PM  
bah, I did the strip club thing for my bachelor party. Not a big deal tho, my wife will tell me to have fun as she hands me a stack of singles when I tell her i'm hitting the jiggle joint with some friends.

She has 2 rules:
1) don't spend too much
2) don't go alone
 
2008-07-01 02:52:06 PM  
ihatedumbpeople:I despise anything with "man" put in front of it. "mancaves", "manscaping"...good god people. Enough with the stupid quips already.

someone was telling me about all the crap he had in his basement: a giant tv, awesome speakers, pool table, poker table, bar, urinal. and then his wife came in and was like "it's so cute it's his mancave."

naturally, i immediately realized he had no testicles, and couldn't even spend his considerable paycheck without his wife approving.
 
2008-07-01 02:52:16 PM  
if thats what the boys want to do, let them.
i agree with whats said before, its basically for more gifts. probably a lot cooler gifts than the potholders grandma knit you....
 
2008-07-01 02:52:17 PM  
See, California opens up marraige to gays and lesbians and now we have dueling showers. No way this can be occurring in the heterosexual community.

/Golf, cards, strippers, alcohol for breakfast
// become more decadent after that
 
2008-07-01 02:52:27 PM  
i243.photobucket.com
 
2008-07-01 02:52:40 PM  
The powers-that-be won't be happy until all men are neutered and wearing a dress. Hopefully not all of us will go quietly.

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2008-07-01 02:53:26 PM  
dahmers love zombie:Well, that wasn't TOO icky. Not to my tastes, but I was worried about lotsa pee and bukkake images, and there were fewer than I'd guessed.

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2008-07-01 02:53:28 PM  
when all my sisters got married, their soon-to-be husbands went golfing with me and their friends and then we got drunk afterwards while my sister had her shower. That was a lot of fun for me each time. Plus before I turned 21, most restaurants looked the other way for me which was nice then.
 
2008-07-01 02:53:28 PM  
While the girls are at Chippendale's getting waited on by Nick the Dick.
 
2008-07-01 02:53:45 PM  
I came to agree that this is another BS way to make family and friends cough up more gifts and/or money. Weddings are such a racket, although I bet the economic slowdown, higher cost of fuel, the accompanying higher cost of goods and services and less expendable income of the typical American will result in the wedding industry taking a hit.

/I was also called a "Nancy boy" earlier. Go figure.
 
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