It didn’t receive much fanfare or note in the media because the other events that have been happening, and for that we lament for a fallen hero. Dick Winters was an amazing man who defended this country, and trained brave new soldiers after WWII before going to work again in the private sector. He was the inspiration for the TV show Band of Brothers with many of his fellow soldiers who also, like Dick , have passed on. Seeing our greatest generation die like this is saddening as these men were true men of grit and fortitude, as opposed to […]
The Age of the Common Man, as Cooper termed it, is upon us. We have created a world of sensitivity and inclusion and community that is slowly choking out older values, values that helped to create this wonderful world we live in. Ideas like community have replaced self reliance, sensitivity has replaced achievement and political correctness has made liars and cowards of us all. We no longer execute people for speaking their mind, but we take away their jobs, and livelihoods for offending someone who was bound and determined to be offended in the first place. So, I present to […]
Yeah, that’s right, America’s favorite drill instructor is pissed at the administration, and rightly so. Can I tell you that it makes me proud to see another guy who just like the Duke, stand up in Hollywood (granted he’s more on the fringe of Hollywood)? Watch the video (NBC no less) of Retired Staff Sergent (Honorable Gunnery Sergent) “The Gunny” Lee Ermey blast the administration in this youtube video. I think he may have just surprised the other “stars” on stage. During a December 10, 2010 appearance on Roe & Roeper’s Miracle on Indianapolis Blvd. Holiday Extravaganza broadcast, live from […]
I ran across this while reading a rare collection of articles by a rare man indeed. Those of you lucky enough to be familiar with the writings of Jeff Cooper will know what I mean. He was an unapologetic, unwavering and inflexible man that still believed in notions like honor, justice and bravery. These are concepts that we laugh at or spit on in today’s world, but they are the fundamentals upon which civilization is based. He extolled the three virtues that were first enumerated by Herodotus, then trumpeted by Theodore Roosevelt, and finally became the name of one of […]
To celebrate our inaugural podcast for the Institute of Man we’ve tacked a topic that we know all of you are dying to know about. We interviewed some serious manly men who enjoy ambrosia of the Gods… BACON! The Epic Meal Time crew was kind enough to join us for a few minutes to talk about their meals, recipes, and eating live animals. Have a listen by clicking the link here: Institute of Man Podcast Episode 1 What would you like to see them do next?
When you decide that you want to cook a turkey for the holidays you will need to do a few things before you start the cooking process. Select your turkey based on your needs and preferences. The size of the bird will vary. I am usually cooking for a lot of people so I usually get a 20lb turkey or larger. Remember cooking times will vary please do not go off the “30 minutes per lb” saying because this is not the case, but we’ll cover that in the cooking section. You will want to get some non powdered latex […]
Bert from High Country Smokers has written an excellent write up for the Institute of Man just in time for the holiday season on turkey carving done right. You see its not just slicing the turkey and pulling off hunks of meat. It’s an art. It takes precision cutting and pre-planning on the turkey festivities. Not only that, as the man of the house, its the expectation that you will carve this turkey with great precision. With that in mind we hope you find these few tips helpful. Remember prior to cutting your turkey you need to make sure you […]
A gentleman’s study is another room in the house that has gone by the wayside. If you remember those older films that depict the earlier half of the 20th century you should remember that after dinner the gentlemen would retire to the study for an drink and smoke with his guests while the women would retire to the sewing room or drawing room or tea room.
Tastes Great, Less Filling? I didn’t acquire the taste of beer until I reached the ripe old age of 22. And for someone from Louisiana that’s considered just plain wrong. Especially because Louisiana was one of the last hold-outs of changing the legal drinking age from 18 to 21. My father wanted to introduce me to alcohol and how it would effect me in a safe environment at an earlier age, suggesting that “its better you learn what it does to you with me boy, than with your idiot friends.” So because of that I tried beer, wine, and a […]
For the love of God, don’t get dear old dad a tie or a pair of socks, or some goofy golf balls. Get him something he’ll like as this year is the 100th anniversary of Fathers Day. It should be a memorable day and/or weekend. Every single red-blooded American man has a yearning to stand in front of a grill and smell flaming carcass. That’s why an important gift may be something as simple as a grill, or some new bbq tools. Remember, they don’t want a cook book or cooking advice as they have most likely had years to […]
The Smoking Jacket, according to the always trustful Wikipedia was introduced in the 17th century and around 1850 Gentlemen’s Magazine of London defined the smoking jacket as a “kind of short robe de chambre, of velvet, cashmere, plush, merino or printed flannel, lined with bright colours, ornamented with brandenbourgs, olives or large buttons. Fast forward to the 20th Century and you find stars such as Fred Astair, Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin. But most notable who still is identified today is Hugh Hefner. Penelope Byrde, in The Male Image: Men’s Fashion in England 1300-1970, traces this attire to […]
Yesterday there wasn’t much fan-fare or discussion of D-Day in the major media outlets – as expected. The have become less and less involved in remembering our past as they beat the drum of “looking to the future and forgetting the past” when we should be doing the exact opposite of looking to the future and remembering the past so we don’t make the same mistakes.[…]