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(LA Times)   Goodbye, my snifter of aged, tawny port. Fare-thee-well old chums in burnished leather chairs - Cohibas glowing in front of that old roaring fire; 'neath the buzzing of the Blatz sign... that one porno on... RIP: The Mancave (1992-2012)   (latimesblogs.latimes.com) divider line 240
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2012-03-18 08:25:56 AM
Tawny? Vintage is where it's at.

/Keeping my Man Cave, thank you very much.
 
2012-03-18 09:39:48 AM
Mancave sounds like a ridiculously childish concept. Then again, I live alone so my entire apartment is devoted my eccentricity.
 
2012-03-18 09:41:31 AM
I still have a mancave.

It's called a "hard drive".

/never understood the concept before
 
2012-03-18 09:42:43 AM
Does this mean guys will stop bragging about their enormous TVs and their Dolby 9.0 25 speaker surround sound system?

Because, I get it. You watch way too much tv.
 
2012-03-18 09:45:10 AM
My office in the house is my mancave, different decorating, but the same concept.
 
2012-03-18 09:45:25 AM
Margarita machine?
 
2012-03-18 09:45:38 AM

RexTalionis: Mancave sounds like a ridiculously childish concept. Then again, I live alone so my entire apartment is devoted my eccentricity.


I was thinking this myself the other day. Me and the S.O. are moving to an apartment with 2 rooms (rolling in twentys over here). She said one room is devoted to all my stuff, and I get a man cave. That implies I'm too selfish to share anything with her, doesn't it?

/It's not my fault warhammer takes up space
 
2012-03-18 09:46:41 AM

AppleOptionEsc: RexTalionis: Mancave sounds like a ridiculously childish concept. Then again, I live alone so my entire apartment is devoted my eccentricity.

I was thinking this myself the other day. Me and the S.O. are moving to an apartment with 2 rooms (rolling in twentys over here). She said one room is devoted to all my stuff, and I get a man cave. That implies I'm too selfish to share anything with her, doesn't it?

/It's not my fault warhammer takes up space


After moving into this rental house, I got a dedicated studio / office and she got a craft room. It works out nicely.
 
2012-03-18 09:47:50 AM

jingks: Margarita machine?


I stopped there, too, then realized this is the LA version of the man cave. Everything there is just a little more fabulous.
 
2012-03-18 09:47:52 AM
Mancave sounds like a euphemism for 'anus'.
 
2012-03-18 09:48:17 AM
It's so amusing, watching the continuing emasculation of the majority of men and their passive aggressive reactions.
 
2012-03-18 09:48:23 AM

jingks: Margarita machine?


That left me scratching my head.
 
2012-03-18 09:48:37 AM

RexTalionis: Mancave sounds like a ridiculously childish concept. Then again, I live alone so my entire apartment is devoted my eccentricity.


It is a childish concept. Any guy who has a "man cave" should also have a set of prosthetic balls. They've been marginalized in their own home and are trying to assert their dominance in the last square footage they've been allowed to have any control over. It's like fearing the small dog that hides shivering in the corner of the basement whimpering, managing only the slightest growl of protest if anyone comes near. Me? I live in my house. The entire thing.
 
2012-03-18 09:49:32 AM
I liked the fez-wearing bear.
 
2012-03-18 09:50:14 AM
to paraphrase the really insightful skyrim NPC

"I live for the times when I have my mug of ale and 5 minutes where nobody needs anything from me"
 
2012-03-18 09:50:21 AM
If you employ the term "mancave" in any capacity, it means that you are already part of the panty-waist, wussified, beaten down, eunuch inducing part of society.

There are still real guys in the world, always have been, always will be. Co-op the term all you want, it only holds meaning with men to whom, ironically, don't have any manhood left in them.
 
2012-03-18 09:50:46 AM

WinoRhino: RexTalionis: Mancave sounds like a ridiculously childish concept. Then again, I live alone so my entire apartment is devoted my eccentricity.

It is a childish concept. Any guy who has a "man cave" should also have a set of prosthetic balls. They've been marginalized in their own home and are trying to assert their dominance in the last square footage they've been allowed to have any control over. It's like fearing the small dog that hides shivering in the corner of the basement whimpering, managing only the slightest growl of protest if anyone comes near. Me? I live in my house. The entire thing.


Bingo.
 
2012-03-18 09:51:12 AM

RexTalionis: Mancave sounds like a ridiculously childish concept. Then again, I live alone so my entire apartment is devoted my eccentricity.


I live with my girlfriend who shares a bit of my eccentricity and have a living room that looks like a cross between the Jungle Cruise queue and Pirates of the Carribean at Disney World. Complete with pirate skeletons and wooden shipping crates.
 
2012-03-18 09:51:23 AM
I have a 50x30 shop, small fridge, old railroad stove, and wifi.
Oh and tools, the tractor, and a view of the front field.
/ you can't shoot stuff inside
//diesel fuel makes a great air freshner
 
2012-03-18 09:51:25 AM
I still have a mancave. Its called my entire house.

/plus all the land surrounding it up to the property lines of my neighbors
 
2012-03-18 09:51:26 AM

AppleOptionEsc: RexTalionis: Mancave sounds like a ridiculously childish concept. Then again, I live alone so my entire apartment is devoted my eccentricity.

I was thinking this myself the other day. Me and the S.O. are moving to an apartment with 2 rooms (rolling in twentys over here). She said one room is devoted to all my stuff, and I get a man cave. That implies I'm too selfish to share anything with her, doesn't it?

/It's not my fault warhammer takes up space


No, it is her way of claiming everyother space in the house. She can say take your stuff to your cave... and then, when she is done with every other room, you will start finding her influence in 'your' room. For your own comfort of course. Women nest. No use fighting it.

/except in the garage.
//Not one step backwards.
 
2012-03-18 09:54:41 AM
It's a called a garage so man up you sissies.

I'm not so whipped that my wife doesn't allow me to watch football and drink beer on the TV I paid cash for with my unused vacation time check.

/Helps that she also likes football and beer.
//If you need a man cave you married the wrong woman.
 
2012-03-18 09:56:28 AM
I got funny looks at the Home Depot parking lot when I was scouting for manscapers.
 
2012-03-18 09:57:36 AM
If you get a man cave then I get a knitting room. It's only fair.
 
2012-03-18 09:57:56 AM
The concept of a mancave being a necessity is pretty juvenile. I'm reminded of little boys who put "No Girls Allowed" signs on their bedroom doors or on their tree houses.
 
2012-03-18 09:58:15 AM
I hate the term 'mancave'. That being said, you'd have to rip my bar from my cold, dead hands to get me to give it up.

i24.photobucket.com
 
2012-03-18 10:00:14 AM
The concept always seemed more of a mental thing for me - Reading is what does it for me :)

/ even horrible shiatty novels, yes, even Hubbard's work. That's when the self loathing comes in.
 
2012-03-18 10:02:55 AM
I left my mancave when I realized I could be an immature manchild fascinated by shiny objects just about anywhere. All I need is my eyes to stare through women's clothing and my iPad equipped Segway.
 
2012-03-18 10:04:20 AM

torradan: jingks: Margarita machine?

That left me scratching my head.


Same. That should be a collection of single malts.
 
2012-03-18 10:04:28 AM
"Beyond petroglyphs" just made my day...
 
2012-03-18 10:04:44 AM

WinoRhino: RexTalionis: Mancave sounds like a ridiculously childish concept. Then again, I live alone so my entire apartment is devoted my eccentricity.

It is a childish concept. Any guy who has a "man cave" should also have a set of prosthetic balls. They've been marginalized in their own home and are trying to assert their dominance in the last square footage they've been allowed to have any control over. It's like fearing the small dog that hides shivering in the corner of the basement whimpering, managing only the slightest growl of protest if anyone comes near. Me? I live in my house. The entire thing.


You must not be married.
 
2012-03-18 10:04:59 AM

s1ugg0: It's a called a garage so man up you sissies.

I'm not so whipped that my wife doesn't allow me to watch football and drink beer on the TV I paid cash for with my unused vacation time check.

/Helps that she also likes football and beer.
//If you need a man cave you married the wrong woman.


Oh I'm not so sure. The wife is as big or bigger fan of footbal than I am. Watching football is the least of it.

After being together almost 20 years, we've learned a few things about each other. First, I have no taste. Second, she doesn't appreciate me cleaning intake manifolds in the dishwasher. To that end, the majority of the property is decorated to her taste and I appreciate it. That said, I'm male so I'm still basically a 38 year old child and I want my childish things. The shop is mine. 40'x36' shop with 16x36 fully finished man cave.

Somehow we've had far fewer arguments about decorating AND getting greece all over the house since.
 
2012-03-18 10:05:04 AM

sure haven't: If you employ the term "mancave" in any capacity, it means that you are already part of the panty-waist, wussified, beaten down, eunuch inducing part of society.

There are still real guys in the world, always have been, always will be. Co-op the term all you want, it only holds meaning with men to whom, ironically, don't have any manhood left in them.


you sure do talk purty but words of truth should hold strong appeal.

those well-meaning biatches that hold office will never know how much harm was done by making guys get rid of their old project cars in the driveway, and all that good used tin lost in bingbama's trade in your oldie for a new foreign car program caused.

for years millions of men counted on a project car in the yard to whisk them away from the hell life can become. denying people lifes simples pleasures makes for unhappy unwashed.
 
2012-03-18 10:06:19 AM

iron_city_ap: I hate the term 'mancave'. That being said, you'd have to rip my bar from my cold, dead hands to get me to give it up.

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Your cold, dead hands you say?
 
2012-03-18 10:06:22 AM
when I think of a mancave, I think of a guy whose hobby is watching other men on TV as much as possible. Hes fat, drinks too much, he pontificates about everything, has intimate knowledge of nothing but his fantasy _____ball team, is overweight, but wears sporty clothes to make you think he is athletic. In other words, a middle aged Republican.

I have a shop. It has two welders, cutting torch, just about every hand tool you can buy, a 4x10 work table, saws, compressors and air tools. my biggest helper is my daughter and wife. What do I do in there? Build bmx and skate ramps, boxes and rails for neighborhood kids mostly.
 
2012-03-18 10:06:31 AM
My friends think I'm strange because I'm interested in the interior design of my house and offer my opinions when my wife is decorating. I helped pick the light fixtures, the color of the couches (I've even stemmed the flow of pillows), where the TV goes and all that stuff. I don't have a man cave. I have an office that I painted my school colors but that's about it. Certain thing I don't care about but when it comes to the kitchen, the living room and the bedroom, the three rooms where we spend most of our time I don't let her run roughshod over me. I live here, too. The only thing she has complete control over is her garden. Because I don't give a frak what goes on out there.
 
2012-03-18 10:08:47 AM

iron_city_ap: I hate the term 'mancave'. That being said, you'd have to rip my bar from my cold, dead hands to get me to give it up.

[i24.photobucket.com image 640x480]


That looks a bit femanin to me. Let the wife decorate your lair?

/hand over your man card
 
2012-03-18 10:11:58 AM
Whenever I read or hear a word that that has "man" or "bro" as a prefix, I find that it usually describes something enjoyed by ignorant, slack-jawed manchildren.
 
2012-03-18 10:12:26 AM
The real issue here is that women should realize that men hang out in the garage because they hate what's been done to the house. Sure it looks nice, but it's the woman's place and every other adult is only a visitor.
 
2012-03-18 10:13:30 AM

KrispyKritter: for years millions of men counted on a project car in the yard to whisk them away from the hell life can become. denying people lifes simples pleasures makes for unhappy unwashed.


I have a 48 year old boat that will likely never float again. Work on it damn near every day.
 
2012-03-18 10:14:59 AM
"mom cave"? When you're married, all but the farking garage is hers! Hence the need for men to at least have the basement to themselves. This is ridiculous...
 
2012-03-18 10:15:00 AM
You mean companies are starting to sell items to a niche market? Unheard of!
 
2012-03-18 10:16:54 AM

poe_zlaw: I have a shop. It has two welders, cutting torch, just about every hand tool you can buy, a 4x10 work table, saws, compressors and air tools. my biggest helper is my daughter and wife.


i.digiguide.tv
Approves
 
2012-03-18 10:18:00 AM

MNT71: "mom cave"? When you're married, all but the farking garage is hers! Hence the need for men to at least have the basement to themselves. This is ridiculous...


You should ask her for your balls back.
 
2012-03-18 10:19:42 AM
Something something Bruce Wayne
 
2012-03-18 10:19:56 AM
it doesn't bother me when people have one. A lot of times they have pretty cool things (sans margarita machine). I don't have one. I have neither the need, nor the space, nor the desire at this point.

Actually, truth be told, since the baby arrived 1.5 years ago, the whole house is pretty much the "baby cave"
 
2012-03-18 10:20:52 AM
I just sold a house I hated so much I never spent the money to do a man-cave, and now I'm about to buy a house with tons of space for a "man-cave" and I doubt I'm going to do anything. I'm getting my way with decorating the whole house and I get to design the landscaping. I guess if I ever did decide to do a "man-cave" we'd both probably try to design it to be the craziest party room we could think of, but then we like having our friends over and getting them hammered.
 
2012-03-18 10:21:27 AM
Port is wine, right? What kind of man takes wine over fine ale or aged whiskeys/scotchs? Subby must be the kind of man who keeps some extra sewing kits and stacks of People magazine in his "man cave."
 
2012-03-18 10:21:53 AM
www.moviefancentral.com

Stop being a wussie!
 
2012-03-18 10:24:34 AM
Pfft!
 
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