75 Things Every Man Should Be Able To Do

I saw this list a few years ago, and it stuck with me so I saved it.  I’ve come across many people on facebook with the  “25 Things” list, and immediately I thought of this, so I decided to post it.  I’ll throw my own 25 Things list on here later.

1. Give advice that matters in one sentence. 
2. Tell if someone is lying. 
3. Take a photo. Fill the frame.
4. Score a baseball game. 
5. Name a book that matters. 
6. Know at least one musical group as well as is possible. 
7. Cook meat somewhere other than the grill.  
8. Not monopolize the conversation.
9. Write a letter.
10. Buy a nice suit.  
11. Swim three different strokes. 
12. Show respect without being a suck-up. 
13. Throw a punch. 
14. Chop down a tree. 
15. Calculate square footage
16. Tie a bow tie.
17. Make one drink, in large batches, very well.
18. Speak a foreign language.
19. Approach a woman out of his league.
20. Sew a button.
21. Argue with a European without getting xenophobic or insulting soccer.
22. Give a woman an orgasm so that he doesn’t have to ask after it.
23. Be loyal.
24. Know your drink, without standing there, pondering like a dope.   
25. Drive an eightpenny nail into a treated two-by-four without thinking about it. 
26. Cast a fishing rod without shrieking or sighing or otherwise admitting defeat.
27. Play gin with an old guy. 
28. Play go fish with a kid.  
29. Understand quantum physics well enough that he can accept that a quarter might, at some point, pass straightthrough the table when dropped.  
30. Feign interest. Good place to start: quantum physics.

31. Make a bed.
32. Describe a glass of wine in one sentence without using the terms nutty, fruity, oaky, finish, or kick. 
33. Throw a bullseye in darts, while actually aiming for it.
34. Dress a wound.
35. Jump-start a car (without any drama). Change a flat tire (safely). Change the oil (once).
36. Make three different bets at a craps table.
37. Shuffle a deck of cards. Make the bridge, then break it.
38. Tell a good joke.  The kind where you get someone to cry because they are laughing so hard.
39. Know when to split his cards in blackjack.  
40. Speak to an eight-year-old so he will hear.
41. Speak to a waiter so he will hear.   
42. Talk to a dog so it will hear.  
43. Install: a disposal, an electronic thermostat, or a lighting fixture without asking for help. 
44. Ask for help.  
45. Break another man’s grip on his wrist. 
46. Tell a woman’s dress size.
47. Recite one poem from memory. 
48. Remove a stain. 
49. Say no.
50. Fry an egg sunny-side up. 
51. Build a campfire 
52. Step into a job no one wants to do. 
53. Sometimes, kick some ass.
54. Break up a fight. 
55. Point to the north at any time.  
56. Create a play-list in which ten seemingly random songs provide a secret message to one person.
57. Explain what a light-year is. 
58. Avoid boredom. 
59. Write a thank-you note.  
60. Be brand loyal to at least one product. 
61. Cook bacon.  
62. Hold a baby.  
63. Deliver a eulogy. 
64. Know that Christopher Columbus was a son of a bitch. 
65-67. Throw a baseball over-hand with some snap. Throw a football with a tight spiral. Shoot a 12-foot jump shot reliably.  
68. Find his way out of the woods if lost. 
69. Tie a knot.  
70. Have a firm hand shake.
71. Iron a shirt.
72. Stock an emergency bag for the car.  
73. Caress a woman’s neck. 
74. Know some birds. 
75. Negotiate a better price. 

 

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