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Dads are great! We love 'em. BUT, actually saying "I love you" can be a weird thing. Here are some other ways to show your pops that you love him without turning it into some awkward "7th Heaven" moment.
1. Have A Catch
It's a time-honored American tradition: Grab the gloves, toss a ball and say absolutely nothing. Bond over silence as you and your old man run into the woods to catch each other's horrible throws.
2. Take His Side
Women win arguments. If you didn't know, now you do. They're like the Energizer Bunny of fights -- going and going and going -- UNTIL the numbers are against them. This is where you come in.
When Mom yells at Dad for drinking the last of the milk or not letting the dog out, save the day by either taking the rap or defending his actions. When he sees that he's got numbers, his Dad-face will fill with love. (Side note: You WILL have to deal with Mom later. Be warned…)
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Technically speaking, Superman is an alien, not a "guy." But, in addition to being stronger and faster than human dudes, he's suaver. In preparation for one of this summer's biggest blockbusters, we're breaking down the lessons that guys can learn from that Kryptonian in a blue onesie.
1. Don't Reveal Who You Really Are
...at least, not to a girl that you've just started dating. We ain't saying you should lie to her -- Superman represents truth, justice and the American way, remember? -- but you don't want to scare her off with TMI right away. Be a Clark Kent up front, until you're close enough with your Lois Lane to reveal your thing for spandex and outer-underwear.
2. Always Keep a Change of Clothes Handy
Superman wears that costume underneath his suit at all times -- the dude is ready to go. Likewise, you should keep a spare shirt at your girlfriends' place, in case you ever sleep over on a work night.... Also, keep a spare shirt at the office, because coffee stains and summer perspiration are your arch-nemeses.
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Earlier this week, we had the nauseating pleasure of attending Katz's Pastrami Sandwich Eating Competition. When the cracked pepper settled and the meat had been devoured, we spoke with contestant Tim "Eater X" Janus, who downed 16(!) sandwiches in 10 minutes. Here are his lessons on life, love and gorging this summer.
Are there any tricks for guys to scarf down more food at our BBQs?
I don't even know why you'd want to, honestly. I do this 'cause I love to compete and I make some decent money doing this, but I'd much rather...have a nice one or two sandwiches -- one or two hot dogs -- at a BBQ and have fun.
What does it take to have the heart of a champion?
I think you really gotta want something. You gotta be willing to push yourself farther than anybody. You gotta push yourself outta the comfort zone and you have to always remember what your goals are. You lose sight of those goals, even for a second, you'll let up, and that's your undoing right there.
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In what is perhaps a violation of both Guy Code AND Girl Code, Washington state's Central Kitsap High School refused to allow one of its students into prom because of her large breasts. Brittany Minder, an 18-year-old senior, got turned away at the door -- until she put on a shawl -- for wearing a dress that revealed too much cleavage.
But it was nearly impossible for her to not reveal. She went as far as Canada to find the perfect dress to accommodate her curves. Her mother commented, "All women are not created equal, and you cannot compare a golf ball to a grapefruit. It ain't gonna happen."
Amen, Ms. Minder! Let the young woman be who she is! Prom was supposed to be the night of this girl's life, and the school made her feel guilty for something that she can't control. Video below:
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Get ready for another season of burning your feet on sand and thinking Hawaiian shirts are cool. It's summertime, and -- as surely as your back will sweat through T-shirts -- you'll make plenty of mistakes over the next few months. Accept your fate, because getting angry over committing these errors would be a GIANT mistake in this sort of heat. Without further ado, your list of summer mistakes...
1. You will neglect using sunblock and pay a terrible price.
2. You will get on a roller coaster AFTER eating, then puke your face off.
3. You will hook up with someone who hooks up with EVERYONE.
4. You will find a girl attractive simply because she is showing skin.
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Fashion and hip-hop are linked together like the Fourth of July and hot dog-eating contests. And while some legendary rappers put their stamp on timeless trends (for example, Run-DMC with Adidas), others have not fared as well. Here, we look at some items more likely to end up in a Salvation Army dumpster than on the backs of today's dopest MC's.
1. Cross Colours
One of the first designer brands of hip-hop clothing, Cross Colours were hugely influential, but would fade away due to a surge of competing brands and, probably, the fact that kids no longer wanted to look like a flag at the Olympics.
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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.
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In every teen party movie the adults seem to vanish to a faraway land as the kids toast 40s of sh*tty beer. For a celebrity, that can apparently become a reality. We recently caught wind of the news that Will Smith's baby prince Jaden, is looking to emancipate from his parents on his 15th birthday. According to the article posted on Radar Online, Will understands "kids just want to have command of their lives." Hey Will, we like to eat Doritos for dinner and stay out until 5 am. That doesn't mean we have command of our lives.
Here's a list of 5 teen celebs who emancipated from their parents. How did they turn out? You be the judge.
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Maybe the most famous case of ditching parents, Culkin was a mega-star thanks to a couple of silly movies about a kid who, ironically, was forgotten about by his parents. Maybe those "Home Alone" movies spoke to Mac on a deeper level. Maybe he thought, "Hey, if I didn't have parents, I can leave my Micro Machines wherever I want!" Or, more realistically, he thought, "Now that I have 17 mill in the bank and no parents, I don't have to work ever again!"And he more or less hasn't.
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Last month we managed to track down "Dave," a member of the elusive Illuminati organization, who answered "Guy Code" fans' burning questions. After explaining how he orchestrated the Bulls' first round win and messing around with Beibs, "Dave" agreed to answer more Illuminati inquiries. Once again, through a series of complicated sources and connections, we've made this happen.
We love when people ask this! The plan is very simple: First, we lead you to believe that you are your own person, a unique snowflake with a brain full of fluffy dreams, puppy dogs, rainbows and mint chocolate chip ice cream. Meanwhile, we kick back with drinks and "Fresh Prince" reruns after a long day of combining animal species and conversations with aliens from space.
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Some men cringe at the word "vegetarian", but there are major rays of sunshine when dating one. Also, major pits of hell. We'd like to be really clear here: We're talking about dating a vegetarian. Not a vegan (we can't trust anyone who willingly turns down ice cream), not a "junk food vegetarian" (someone who substitutes meat for Doritos, Lucky Charms and Snickers) and not a "pescetarian" (someone who eats fish, but doesn't eat other meat or Joe Pesce). Here are the positives and negatives you have to balance...
PRO: Chances are, she's in great shape
Vegetarians are health-conscious gals who might just keep you in better shape, too. We're not doctors over here, but we believe a healthy body means a lot more fun behind closed doors, even if the door is a curtain of hippie beads she bought at Bonnaroo last year.
CON: Her farts stink
The thing about relationships is that it takes waaaaay longer for a girl to be comfortable with her rips than a dude. Doesn't mean she won't do it. Chicks fart. And believe us, after a sizzling broccoli stir-fry with tofu and onions, you don't wanna be within a two-mile radius of that gas.