Monday, December 1, 2008


An article in Slate comments on an important truth.

There are a million ways to slight a rival's manhood, but to suggest that he enjoys Zima is one of the worst. Zima was the original "malternative"—a family of alcoholic beverages that eventually came to include such abominations as Smirnoff Ice and Bacardi Silver—and it has long been considered the very opposite of macho: a drink that fragile coeds swill while giving each other pedicures.
Very true. The important question is what other accusations are emasculation by proxy.

Antique shopping, convertible ownership, small dogs as pets? I'm not sold on any of these yet. Ideas?


bigsmithdude said...

i love antique shopping, gardening, and meg ryan movies. does that make me a woman?

don't answer that....

i also used to drink zima when i was 15, the same year the drink was introduced. my friends and i were convinced that it could not be detected on your breath. i guess masculinity came in second to a good buzz.

listening to the bends right now. you were right....

Jim said...

The question isn't actually whether any of those things make you a woman. The question is whether men (i.e. your buddies) use any of those facts to insinuate that you are a woman. I think we know the answer to that one.

The article actually talks about the breath detection. Funny.

Glad you like it.


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