Results For "ego"
Oct 11
rapey locker-room talk?

Though we tend to stay out of politics here at Hall of The Black Dragon, I found it prudent to address the brand new go-to excuse for predatory language–in regards to women–the now trending term of Locker-Room Talk. As someone that has played, fought, and bonded with other men in sports, martial arts, and lifting weights, it really annoys me that I am being generally lumped in with douchebags that think taking a kiss, or taking a grope is cool. Let’s be honest. Men of my age (GenX) have never been the pinnacle of Beta perfection that is pushed as ideal in this modern age. We objectify women unapologetically, we are crude, and we tend to be very stubborn about changing any of that. In a high school locker-room with other males, we tend to clown one another, when we weren’t clowning, or being clowned we talked about… [Read more]

Feb 27
Jared Leto with hairbun pointing

  Editor’s note: This is a lighthearted post made to address the current trend of men wearing “buns” and is not meant to harass or offend. If you have a man-bun and are already offended (I know you are), you may want to keep it moving. All credit for this post goes to Jordan the barber of properbarbershop.com. If you need that top-knot chopped off properly, holler at your man. As a veteran esthetics professional, I feel it my duty to respond to this trend. Gentlemen, it is my opinion that said hairstyle looks amazing on exactly 1% of the male population. Exemptions include actual Samurai and people of Asian or Pacific Island decent.. Last exemption goes to dudes who really and truly, don’t give a fuck. If you have been paid for being really, really, ridiculously good looking or, you’re auditioning to be in… [Read more]

Jan 02

While I will lose a ton of cool blogger points for this post, I would like to tell you readers that it is ultimately you that drives the content that you read on a daily basis. Bigger sites may get around this due to their unlimited capital for paying writers and advertising, but if you want to change what you are seeing you are not entirely powerless. The following items are things that I know will help you traverse the waves of information a lot easier and cut out the noise that you don’t really want to read. 01. Remember that we are not talking about you personally If I had a nickel for every time that I wrote something about a situation and someone took offense I would have enough change to buy myself a tailored Italian suit. I want to remind you that… [Read more]

Dec 10

There is a culture of impression that likes to place the onus of “boring” unto those who feel no need to act like an 18 year old with his first taste of freedom. You know the type, chances are you may be one of them yourself. Boring people don’t feel the need to participate in things that are not interesting to them, they tend to live—what appears to be—relatively safe lives, and they never seem to go anywhere and do anything. I find it hard to label another adult as boring, I am way too grown to look for someone else to entertain me, or worry so much about another person’s reality that I run comparison checks and label them as boring. The last time I heard someone refer to a person as boring it was being uttered by a 16yr old – think about… [Read more]

Jul 09

Imagine that you woke up tomorrow morning and the man with the money and power no longer had the “over” in terms of pulling cute girls with long weave, designer shoes, and fake lashes? What if the genders balanced out in desires and women began to look for firm young men with fun-loving attitudes, single digit sexual histories and the desire to be loyal no matter what happens? Where would you stand, and what would you change about your life to accommodate this change? Recently I wrote an article about how women should never be your goal in life and I meant every bit of it. Too often we see men climbing the corporate ladder, trading in sports cars and feigning riches in order to attract a date that they consider “out of their league”. We have balanced a woman’s youth and innocence with our… [Read more]

Jun 27

“Is it true? Can it be? How could she be DATING someone when she’s been so friendly with me on chat! NO! That BITCH! How could she!” Guys (more males than females in my estimation) get “friendly” wrong so often. Some (insert A LOT) of us females like the attention we get online and will waste ENORMOUS AMOUNTS OF TIME emailing with you, sending you photos of ourselves, chatting with you about what kind of coffee we prefer. You don’t like coffee, but you play along. What are the chances you are REALLY going to meet this chick? I mean c’mon! For those of you who think that flirting on Facebook is no different than online dating, you’re wrong. Facebook flirting is worse than online dating because people on Facebook aren’t on a dating site. They are on a social networking site SOCIALIZING. For the ladies out there… [Read more]

Jun 11

Many women have asked if sex can be enough to keep a man around. Not just quantity of sessions for the guy with a ravenous appetite mind you but mind-blowing, curl your toes and knock your socks off sex. Is it enough to keep a man from flying off course in a relationship? Is it enough for a woman to be readily available for her guy (whenever she can), or is it still not the answer to the question of infidelity? I can only speak for myself and the men that I have known but with most guys who “creep”, the reasoning isn’t always for lack of sexy time with the misses. Many guys, especially young guys have their eyes, noses, and minds open to sexy, built women – the more the merrier. So the quantity in question then becomes one of “people” not so… [Read more]

May 10

Recently I went with a few friends to check out my favorite Marvel Superhero do his thing in Iron Man 3 – I won’t lie, the movie lover in me enjoyed it…  It was a nice love story. I got so caught up in the whirlwind of Pepper and Tony’s love that I didn’t realize how far the Iron Man himself had swayed from the one I grew up with. The original Iron Man was created for a specific reason–like most super heroes that helped to push war propaganda–but to the kids buying and reading the comic books he was something to look up to. Tony Stark may have had an invincible suit of armor at his disposal but he was one of the most vulnerable heroes of the Avengers. His injured heart that was ravaged with shrapnel was spared due to friendship and ingenuity…. [Read more]