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October 31, 2005 by AK

Be the Guy

Michael Brendan Dougherty, Surfeited with Dainties, suggests that one (if more or less male) should (aspire to be) the chap who, among other things,

— doesn’t choose Bud Light – but doesn’t turn it down either;
— goes to a tailor and a thrift store for clothes;
— can discuss politics with deference and passion;
— blogs but doesn’t talk about it at the table,

all of which rules, and more, though not all, I second. Especially that about Bud Light — it embodies what I think is the essence of good manners. Sure thing Bud Light is, well, Bud Light, but I’d rather take a sip than offend you with my refusal.


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