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(AL.com)   Man spends a year's salary to win Best Man Cave contest. 'Stupid' blocks punt by 'Cool' tag to win in OT   (al.com) divider line 22
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2011-08-28 05:10:33 PM
Roll Taahd.
 
2011-08-28 05:48:05 PM
Wow. That's some good photographing there. They musta been took by one of them professional photographing people. Are all elebenty brazillion photographs of the one cave?

But I do agree, every man should have a man cave. Women should have theirs too.

Kids? Just toss them outside.
 
2011-08-28 05:49:14 PM
A years salary by who's standards? Maybe if you are in your late 20s but by his age it may be a bonus plus $20k.
 
2011-08-28 06:51:13 PM
I work with a guy who uses the word "mancave." It's always followed by "You know what a mancave is, don't you?" Sometimes I use the word "assume" because I know it will trigger him to say "You know what assume does, don't you?" He also whistles. I used to think he was just making noise, but I identified one song as a really poor version of Yankee Doodle.
To sum it up: 1. the word "mancave." 2: sincere use of cliches. 3: whistling. These things mark you as an idiot.
 
2011-08-28 07:01:16 PM
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Dear Jerk: I work with a guy who uses the word "mancave." It's always followed by "You know what a mancave is, don't you?" Sometimes I use the word "assume" because I know it will trigger him to say "You know what assume does, don't you?" He also whistles. I used to think he was just making noise, but I identified one song as a really poor version of Yankee Doodle.
To sum it up: 1. the word "mancave." 2: sincere use of cliches. 3: whistling. These things mark you as an idiot.


I am glad I am not the only one who thinks that the use of the word mancave is really starting to annoy me.
 
2011-08-28 07:06:07 PM
To some people, paying $35,000 to have a home away from your family is pretty cheap.
 
2011-08-28 07:28:07 PM
I have a room in my house that I've set up the way I like, and I hang out in there sometimes. I have never, and will never call it a "man cave", because that is just straight up dumb.
 
2011-08-28 07:54:57 PM

luckybastard: To some people, paying $35,000 to have a home away from your family is pretty cheap.


Of course, when TFA ends off with "Even man caves, though, feel the pinch of tough economic times. Pam got laid off 18 months ago and is out of work. Vince's shifts were reduced to 32 hours a week." I'm going to have to say that the Stupid tag pretty much sums it all up nicely. And of course he is 44 and has three children, who I hope don't want any help with their future...
 
2011-08-28 08:00:54 PM
These three pix are of the Perdomo Lounge at Magic City Cigars (new window) in Hoover. Nice place, unless you've got fifteen guys in there smoking cigars . . . no amount of ventilation helps!

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2011-08-28 08:29:46 PM
I won best man cave by pretending I dropped the soap at a Madonna concert.
 
2011-08-28 08:53:46 PM

Capt_Fodder: luckybastard: To some people, paying $35,000 to have a home away from your family is pretty cheap.

Of course, when TFA ends off with "Even man caves, though, feel the pinch of tough economic times. Pam got laid off 18 months ago and is out of work. Vince's shifts were reduced to 32 hours a week." I'm going to have to say that the Stupid tag pretty much sums it all up nicely. And of course he is 44 and has three children, who I hope don't want any help with their future...


DNRTFA but was thinking subby was a hater. Now that I know he has kids, subby was way too nice.
 
2011-08-28 08:56:28 PM

Dear Jerk: I work with a guy who uses the word "mancave." It's always followed by "You know what a mancave is, don't you?" Sometimes I use the word "assume" because I know it will trigger him to say "You know what assume does, don't you?" He also whistles. I used to think he was just making noise, but I identified one song as a really poor version of Yankee Doodle.
To sum it up: 1. the word "mancave." 2: sincere use of cliches. 3: whistling. These things mark you as an idiot.


I bet he wears Axe body spray too.
 
2011-08-28 10:20:35 PM

Altair: Capt_Fodder: luckybastard: To some people, paying $35,000 to have a home away from your family is pretty cheap.

Of course, when TFA ends off with "Even man caves, though, feel the pinch of tough economic times. Pam got laid off 18 months ago and is out of work. Vince's shifts were reduced to 32 hours a week." I'm going to have to say that the Stupid tag pretty much sums it all up nicely. And of course he is 44 and has three children, who I hope don't want any help with their future...

DNRTFA but was thinking subby was a hater. Now that I know he has kids, subby was way too nice.


Yeah that's what kinda torqued me off a bit. If he was just some rich guy with a bunch of cash to spend, hey all the power to ya' because you can't take it with you. But expecting me to cry him a river when he can't make ends meet is pushing me more than a little bit.
 
2011-08-29 12:13:31 AM

scavenger: I have a room in my house that I've set up the way I like, and I hang out in there sometimes. I have never, and will never call it a "man cave", because that is just straight up dumb.


As opposed to "straight down dumb" or "around the corner dumb"? Or do you simply think the term is played, tired, old news and/or not happening? I agree anything that is repeated over and over again can get annoying but I think you need a healthy dose of get over yourself.

oh... and my man cave says you can suck it (you had to know that was coming)
 
2011-08-29 01:40:21 AM

Capt_Fodder: Altair: Capt_Fodder: luckybastard: To some people, paying $35,000 to have a home away from your family is pretty cheap.

Of course, when TFA ends off with "Even man caves, though, feel the pinch of tough economic times. Pam got laid off 18 months ago and is out of work. Vince's shifts were reduced to 32 hours a week." I'm going to have to say that the Stupid tag pretty much sums it all up nicely. And of course he is 44 and has three children, who I hope don't want any help with their future...

DNRTFA but was thinking subby was a hater. Now that I know he has kids, subby was way too nice.

Yeah that's what kinda torqued me off a bit. If he was just some rich guy with a bunch of cash to spend, hey all the power to ya' because you can't take it with you. But expecting me to cry him a river when he can't make ends meet is pushing me more than a little bit.


He spent the $35,000 over a 12-year period, it's not like he spent it overnight. You haven't spent any money to upgrade your places? It's not like he was complaining - the reporter threw it in there because typically, with long-term projects, you like to report on "what happens next?" Well, this guy's wife got laid off and he's cut down on hours, so it might be a while before he can get to the next step of his project. But that doesn't mean he can't come up with ideas. It's not like he's neglecting his kids.

Also, he is of no obligation to help his kids out past age 18. You act as though parents should be expected to provide a college education for their kids. They're free to join the military, earn scholarships, grants, or take out loans themselves. Mooching off your parents once you've turned 18 is pretty lame as it is.

And this is coming from someone who doesn't like Alabama, thinks that the idea of a Nick Saban poster is revolting, and read the article wanting to bash the guy.
 
2011-08-29 06:38:45 AM

IAmRight: Capt_Fodder: Altair: Capt_Fodder: luckybastard: To some people, paying $35,000 to have a home away from your family is pretty cheap.

Of course, when TFA ends off with "Even man caves, though, feel the pinch of tough economic times. Pam got laid off 18 months ago and is out of work. Vince's shifts were reduced to 32 hours a week." I'm going to have to say that the Stupid tag pretty much sums it all up nicely. And of course he is 44 and has three children, who I hope don't want any help with their future...

DNRTFA but was thinking subby was a hater. Now that I know he has kids, subby was way too nice.

Yeah that's what kinda torqued me off a bit. If he was just some rich guy with a bunch of cash to spend, hey all the power to ya' because you can't take it with you. But expecting me to cry him a river when he can't make ends meet is pushing me more than a little bit.

He spent the $35,000 over a 12-year period, it's not like he spent it overnight. You haven't spent any money to upgrade your places? It's not like he was complaining - the reporter threw it in there because typically, with long-term projects, you like to report on "what happens next?" Well, this guy's wife got laid off and he's cut down on hours, so it might be a while before he can get to the next step of his project. But that doesn't mean he can't come up with ideas. It's not like he's neglecting his kids.

Also, he is of no obligation to help his kids out past age 18. You act as though parents should be expected to provide a college education for their kids. They're free to join the military, earn scholarships, grants, or take out loans themselves. Mooching off your parents once you've turned 18 is pretty lame as it is.

And this is coming from someone who doesn't like Alabama, thinks that the idea of a Nick Saban poster is revolting, and read the article wanting to bash the guy.


No obligation, but a very much dick move if you can let your children start on their own debt free, but refuse to.
 
2011-08-29 08:00:12 AM
I'm married. I have a house. I do not have a man-cave. Like I said, I have a house. Somewhere along the line men forgot the old expression "A man's home is his castle." I will not move out of my castle and retreat to a cave. I brew beer in my kitchen, I grill on my deck, and I watch TV in my living room. I pay bills in my office, and sleep (and do other things with Mrs. Winorhino) in the bedroom. If you need to retreat to a cave, you made some poor decisions somewhere along the line. Marriage may require compromise, but never retreating. Your cave demonstrates mockable weakness. Grow up, get a set, and live in your house rather than just a room.
 
2011-08-29 08:33:24 AM

IAmRight: Capt_Fodder: Altair: Capt_Fodder: luckybastard: To some people, paying $35,000 to have a home away from your family is pretty cheap.

Of course, when TFA ends off with "Even man caves, though, feel the pinch of tough economic times. Pam got laid off 18 months ago and is out of work. Vince's shifts were reduced to 32 hours a week." I'm going to have to say that the Stupid tag pretty much sums it all up nicely. And of course he is 44 and has three children, who I hope don't want any help with their future...

DNRTFA but was thinking subby was a hater. Now that I know he has kids, subby was way too nice.

Yeah that's what kinda torqued me off a bit. If he was just some rich guy with a bunch of cash to spend, hey all the power to ya' because you can't take it with you. But expecting me to cry him a river when he can't make ends meet is pushing me more than a little bit.

He spent the $35,000 over a 12-year period, it's not like he spent it overnight. You haven't spent any money to upgrade your places? It's not like he was complaining - the reporter threw it in there because typically, with long-term projects, you like to report on "what happens next?" Well, this guy's wife got laid off and he's cut down on hours, so it might be a while before he can get to the next step of his project. But that doesn't mean he can't come up with ideas. It's not like he's neglecting his kids.

Also, he is of no obligation to help his kids out past age 18. You act as though parents should be expected to provide a college education for their kids. They're free to join the military, earn scholarships, grants, or take out loans themselves. Mooching off your parents once you've turned 18 is pretty lame as it is.

And this is coming from someone who doesn't like Alabama, thinks that the idea of a Nick Saban poster is revolting, and read the article wanting to bash the guy.


Wow, that's twice this year I have agreed with IAW, what's next dogs and cats living together?

Hell, we have over half if what this guy has spent just on the TV and surround equipment, $35K is nothing when you are talking electronics and remodeling.
 
2011-08-29 09:35:07 AM
sorry @ ur pole.
 
2011-08-29 06:49:26 PM

sotua: No obligation, but a very much dick move if you can let your children start on their own debt free, but refuse to.


Remember, if you have kids and ever do anything for yourself, you're a douchebag. Besides, if he's making $35K/year, he's probably not making enough to ensure all his kids go through college debt-free.
 
2011-08-30 09:45:44 AM

IAmRight: sotua: No obligation, but a very much dick move if you can let your children start on their own debt free, but refuse to.

Remember, if you have kids and ever do anything for yourself, you're a douchebag. Besides, if he's making $35K/year, he's probably not making enough to ensure all his kids go through college debt-free.


That's not what I said at all. I don't say you can't do anything for yourself. You can - after you have your kids covered, that is. I have my computer gear, my music gear, and all that. But I sure wouldn't be shopping for a new bass or buying a larger TV if my kids where wanting for something.

What I said is: if you can do it, but refuse to, it's a dick move. Guy making 35k a year? He was never going to put them through college, so it's not like he's taken out the college fund to buy a boat or something.

Then again, this is shaped by my upbringing. My father could, for example, have driven his choice of German luxury car, but instead he chose to pay for our education. Guy put four kids through college. That's a debt that I have to him, which I can only repay by doing the same for my own children.

/guessing you don't have kids and got nothing from your parents
 
2011-08-31 01:13:54 PM

sotua: That's not what I said at all. I don't say you can't do anything for yourself. You can - after you have your kids covered, that is.


It's not like they're not getting fed. They might have to pay for the luxury of going to college. BFD.

And my parents had enough money that they would have paid for me to go to college. However, I chose to go into the military and use the educational benefits I got from there (as well as go to school while serving).

You put a lot more effort into things if you're doing it because you chose to, not because your parents told you you should. And while parents who save money for their kids to go to college are nice, it's not something to sh*t on someone else for for not paying for their kids past age 18. Once you're 18 you're an adult and you should stop expecting handouts from your parents, IMO.
 
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