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What’s Your Porn?

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So earlier today I was thinking about porn.

It’s not what you think – although with that opening I can’t blame you for going there. I don’t mean the old school magazine kind that would get handed around between sweaty confused teenage boys. And not the triple X kind that’s so readily available online it’s a wonder that 99% of men the world over actually make it to work every day, rather than hiding away with the curtains drawn riding out waves of pleasure and guilt.

I’m talking about porn of another sort – Personal porn.

Personal porn is something that no matter what you’re doing or how busy you are, when you see it you just have to stop and stare, or indulge, as it were. Read the rest of this entry »


Written by Jake Fox

November 30, 2010 at 12:01 am

Stay Classy Gentlemen: 5 Tips To Dress Like An Adult – Tip 2

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Powderfinger would be bums without their jackets.

So I watched the Arias last night. Anyone who doesn’t know, the Arias are the Australian music awards. They’re like MTV awards, but with tall poppy syndrome rife in Australia everyone tries to come across totally laid back and chilled to the point one begins to wonder if the majority of Australian artists are half retarded.

Since I started this whole ‘stay classy gentlemen’ trip, I’ve been taking a lot more notice of what other dudes wear, and watching the Arias gave me a good chance to have a look at what the rock stars of Australia are into.

I’m sure if we had the confidence to strut around in rock star like clothes we all would. I know I would. Becoming a rock star would have to go down as my one of three wishes if I ever do find that genie.

However when it came time for Angus and Julia Stone to accept their award for album of the year, I sort of went WTF?? Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Jake Fox

November 8, 2010 at 11:04 pm

Stay Classy Gentlemen: 5 Tips To Dress Like An Adult – Tip 1

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Yeah, I wanna look like Sinatra.

I constantly get mistaken for someone about ten years younger than my actual age. I know to some this sounds like a stupid thing to worry about, but I tell you – it shits me big time.

It only just happened again yesterday. I met someone for the first time and we got chatting. I started talking of life and love etc, until he stopped me mid sentence and asked how old I was. When I told him he put on the usual amazed face and said he thought I was just out of uni and just some young dude in my early twenties. Then he made a joke about if I’d started shaving yet and if I still get asked for ID at the bottle’o.

It shits me. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Jake Fox

November 7, 2010 at 1:09 am

Tight Denim, Tyler Durden and the Dirty Thirties.

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Finding your masculinity can be damn hard for young men of today. Thanks to Father Time, you don’t find it, it finds you.

“So what do you think?”

My Girlfriend turned and looked as I stood wearing a jacket I’d picked off the rack.

“Yeah, I like it,” she said. “Sort of Tyler Durden looking.”

“Really?” We were doing some Sunday arvo shopping and had stopped at a little boutique in Paddington.

“Yes,” came the rasping verdict from the 55 year old shop assistant. “Very masculine.”

My mind started throwing around pictures of Tyler Durden, Han Solo and Aragorn. These dudes are men. I’m not a man. Since when did strangers complement me on my masculinity? I puffed my chest out and squinted a little. I guess the jacket did make me look a bit Tyler – if the light was dimmed, and if I had a chiseled haircut, and a tan, and a completely different body. Read the rest of this entry »

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