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Be a man, would-be holiday organizers urge

June 13, 2009

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— Two Indiana men have declared Monday “National Man Day” only to find there’s already a romantic holiday that falls on that date.

Nineteen-year-old Joel Longanecker of Celestine and his 26-year-old brother Aaron, of Indianapolis, have for months been rallying thousands to their masculine cause on Facebook. More than 260,000 people have pledged to “stand up and do manly things” on Man Day.

But it turns out June 15 is also “Sneak a Kiss Day,” a day for sweethearts to steal smooches from their sweeties.

The Man Day organizers urge participants to take part in “manly” activities such as football, hunting or watching Rocky movies. They claim real men don’t “sneak” kisses.

Comments

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 years, 6 months ago

"The Man Day organizers urge participants to take part in “manly” activities such as football, hunting or watching Rocky movies. "

Does Rocky the Squirrel count?

pace 5 years, 6 months ago

Be a man, do a manly thing, pay your child support, take care of your family, pay your debts. Tell the people you love that you love them. Being a man has nothing to do with sports, hunting or television. Those actually may be a distraction.

Leslie Swearingen 5 years, 6 months ago

I am a woman. (By the way I chose the nickname Irish because my maternal grandmother came to this country from Ireland, and because I love that John Wayne-Maureen O'Hara movie). I love football, Nascar, Colt 45, I read O'Brian and Clancy. So, what does any of this mean in term of gender? Nada. I find it interesting that while women can wear jeans, tee shirts, boots, God forbid a man should show up in a dress. Once, my daughter, then about ten, encountered a man who always wore a dress downtown. She looked up and down and then said, "those shoes don't go with that dress." He smiled and thanked her. See, it's not that hard.

grammaddy 5 years, 6 months ago

Cute story Irish. Love that moniker too. I too am from Irish descent. And German and Dutch. Pace, those have to be some of the most manly qualities ever. I would love to find a man with such masculinity.

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