The Art of Manliness website is about to name the Manliest Man of 2008, and a friend of mine is in the running. Matthew Chancey is one of the manliest men I know, and I can’t think of a better man to win the title. Ever since I’ve known him, Matt has been quick to stand up for his friends, represent the underdog, and help the weak, no matter what the cost and without ever shirking his duties as a father.
I could go on and on, but the contest ends on the 14th, so go vote for Matt, and while you’re there, poke around on the Art of Manliness site. There are some great articles on things like how to start a fire without matches or land an airplane, and why most of the modern ideas of pop counterculture and pop psychobabble are so stupid.