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The Boy Scouts of America will finally allow openly gay teens to join, and it's about time. I say that as an Eagle Scout who doesn't want anyone to be excluded, because the organization can teach plenty of positive qualities that embody the spirit of Guy Code.
Yeah, wearing neckerchiefs isn't one of them, but the Scout Law ("A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent") should apply to every guy's life. Let's break those 12 points down...
Your friends have to know they can count on you. If a buddy leaves his girlfriend alone with you at the club, don't even think about dancing with her.
If your friend gets into a bar brawl, and there's no chance of breaking it up, you've got his back. Earning your "First Aid" merit badge can also be quite handy here. Read More...
"Surf House" is a new online reality series that follows four professional surfers (two males, two females) who live together in Hawaii's North Shore. Think "Real World" meets "Blue Crush." Mitch Crews, Michael Dunphy, Alisha Gonsalves and Bree Kleintop are all trying to become household names in the surfing world.
Alisha and Bree are absolutely gorgeous. They're enough to make any man give up land-loving and swim with sharks. However, as we know from living with female roommates, Mitch and Michael can't sleep with them. It gets messy as hell. Watch how Mitch (seemingly an old pro with ladies) keeps Alisha at arms-distance, which only seems to make her want it more.
Normally here at Guy Code Blog, we advise you on how to get out of the Friend Zone, not stay in it. But the truth is, you want female friends, because they can give you advice on (and introductions to) other women. And some of 'em are just cool to hang with, y'know?
Platonic friendship is easy when there's no physical attraction. You won't feel much sexual tension watching football with a chick who resembles one of the hulking players. It gets more complicated, however, when your opposite-sex buddy is totally bone-able.
So, why not try to bone her? Well, you might already have a girlfriend...or you just might value your friendship too much to risk ruining it with sex. (Just kidding; everybody with a penis would risk this.) Whatever the reason, here's how to stay BFFs without F-ing.
1. Help Her Puke When She's Drunk
There is nothing less sexy than vomiting. (Sorry, vomit fetishists--we don't judge many proclivities, but we're judging yours.) After you've held a girl's hair back enough times as she retches over a dive bar's lidless toilet, you won't want to hold any other part of her.
2. Set Clear Boundaries
Don't lounge in a hot tub together. Don't exchange back rubs. Don't apply sunscreen to each other's bodies at the beach. Don't share a blanket while watching Netflix. If it'd be awkward with your bros, it'll be even more awkward with her.
A first date with a girl is like a job interview: You've gotta impress the person sitting across from you in a limited amount of time, and there are countless ways to screw it up.
Good thing for you (and even better thing for us), we sat down with actress, singer and overall hottie Ashley Tisdale for some first-date advice. Between bites of Cracker Jack'D, she revealed how to make a killer first impression and spare yourself a lonely walk home.
1. Never Mention Your Ex
"Bringing up your ex is one of the worst things you can do on a first date. It's essentially saying that you're not ready to move on. It will create negative energy on the date. No girl ever wants to hear about that stuff at all. Trust me."
2. Keep It Classy
"It seems pretty much like common sense, but so many guys don't act like a gentleman. I'm an old-school girl. When I'm asked out on a date, I expect the guy to pay and treat me with the respect I deserve. Simple, yet so effective."
The holiday weekend is here, but before you throw those burgers on the grill (and a few veggies at your girlfriend's request), Andrew Schulz is gonna give you some BBQ conversation-starters. From Drake's "Anchorman 2" cameo to Kobe Bryant's new 8s, from Bonnaroo to Lollapalooza, here's "What's Good" in pop-culture this week.
Baseball is the national past time for many reasons. It's a pastoral game that began on the fields of farm land and created some of our country's first sports heroes. It's also the only major sport that anybody can play and be super fat (aside from offensive lineman but that's a special case). As this year's season gets into full swing we take a look at the best of the best in baseball's fatties. Warning: this post is not for the faint of fat jokes.
We can't wait for this weekend's return of much-beloved cult series "Arrested Development." Aside from being hilarious, the show is a great morality tale, because the male Bluths -- family patriarch George Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor), his three sons, Michael (Jason Bateman), Gob (Will Arnett) and Buster (Tony Hale), and his grandson George Michael (Michael Cera) -- get in trouble for breaking Guy Code in so many ways...
1. Sleeping with one another's women
Whether it's Michael making illicit moves on his brother Gob's sexy girlfriend Marta, or George Sr.'s relentless hippie twin brother Oscar carrying on a decades-long affair with George's wife Lucille (Jessica Walter), the Bluths don't put much stock in family fidelity.
2. Incestuous attraction
Then again, even worse than sleeping with a relative's girlfriend...is actually sleeping with a relative. Fortunately, George Michael never quite does that, but his attraction to cousin Maeby (Alia Shawkat) is endlessly creepy -- even if he does learn that she might not be his actual cousin.
When discussing illegal plans, it's best to follow some basic protocol: Assure no law enforcement officers are nearby, check that the room isn't bugged and see if anyone is wearing a wire. Also, make sure you haven't just butt-dialed 911, thus allowing the police to listen in on your entire conversation.
That's allegedly what happened to Florida man (surprise, surprise!) Scott Simon, who has been charged with first-degree murder after cops said they overheard him plotting to kill someone who later turned up dead.
Look, it's tough out there for would-be murderers -- fingerprint identification, DNA testing, society's general disdain for murder -- and communications technology isn't making things any easier. Police can track your location via your cell. And though our phones are now "smart," they aren't smart enough to let us know when they're landing us in jail.
Your best bet: Just leave the phone at home. Or, better yet, don't murder anyone.
The foundation of kickin' a good game is playing up your strengths despite the odds. In the all-time Game Hall of Fame you'll see a lot of guys making the most with very little. In these tough times, your pockets might not be overflowing with cash...but you can still show that chick you met at last week's party a great time. Here are some tips on how to be a penniless pimp.
1. Ice cream dates
Is that Italian joint with $30 lasagna out of the question? No problem. Ice cream solves many problems, large and small. It's inexpensive, there's a ton of variety and it's f***in' delicious. Bonus points for ordering one large bowl with two spoons to increase the level of intimacy. And if you happen to meet a girl who doesn't like ice cream, run the other way, friend. A girl who hates ice cream is not the type of girl you'll enjoy being around.
Instead of dropping an entire paycheck on movie tickets and popcorn (if you had a paycheck, we mean), stay at home and utilize that Netflix streaming account. Tear through an entire season of "Breaking Bad" or check out any number of modern classics. Quick tip: Be sure to clean your place before she comes over. A sloppy room means you were too lazy to clean and she might think you are also too lazy to get a job.