Friday, March 06, 2009

What cities are the most "manly" in America?

Apparently, if you are a man, the most manly city is Nashville and the least manly is New York (via Newsalert):

Step aside men of Motown, Sin City and the Big Apple. Nashville now ranks as the manliest city in America. Mars Snackfood US announced today the release of "America's Manliest Cities" - a study commissioned by COMBOS(R) Brand in partnership with Bert Sperling, the research expert behind the popular "Best Places to Live" studies.

Via the "America's Manliest Cities" study, COMBOS(R) - the hearty, pretzel and cracker snack made with real cheese - examines what makes a city manly and then ranks 50 major metropolitan areas using criteria such as number of professional major league sports teams, popularity of tools and hardware and frequency of monster truck rallies. Cities also lose ranking points for emasculating characteristics like the abundance of home furnishing stores, high minivan sales and subscription rates to beauty magazines.

Having spent much time in both places, I must concur. What do you think?


Blogger TMink said...

Nashville is the most manly! Suddenly I feel all androgynous!


2:01 PM, March 06, 2009  
Blogger Adrian said...

There's no way Milwaukee should rank above virtually anywhere in Texas. I wonder why that was ranked so high? Is it the motorcycle rally? That kind of stuff is faux manliness. Don't get me wrong, I don't denigrate it or wish to cast people that like that as "pretenders" or "posers" or anything, but it also isn't specifically manly, either. Of course, I've never been to one, so I probably shouldn't talk. But, I think everywhere in the midwest, including Milwaukee where I have lived before, is a lot more characterized by things like the minivan than not. If Texas was a vehicle it would be a Ford F150. I would say it is more manly than where I was raised: Columbia, SC, which is, in turn more manly than anywhere in the midwest I have been (Wisconsin and Ohio). (If Columbia was a car, it would probably be a beat up old single cab shortbed pick-em-up truck.)

2:05 PM, March 06, 2009  
Blogger Adrian said...

Oh yeah, though -- definitely NYC is full of a bunch of ultra liberal weenies. They have now surpassed California in my eyes. (Maybe they were always that way and I just never realized it.) Certainly Nashville or probably anywhere in TN is more manly than that. In fact, New Yorkers are so unmanly that they seem to take a lot of pride in this fact.

2:09 PM, March 06, 2009  
Blogger Cham said...

What makes a man a man? Enthusiasm for monster truck rallies of course. ;)

2:29 PM, March 06, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK. As an expat Texan (junior high in Lubbock, high school in San Antonio, college in Houston, grad school in Austin) who is now living in Milwaukee, I do have to defend my new home. I love Texas and will always be a Texan, but Milwaukee beats the pants off Austin for sure and can hold its own with Lubbock and San Antonio. Houston and Dallas are full of sissies. Do they have Harley? Or Miller? I think not, hey?

2:55 PM, March 06, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the other hand, I am a little, no, a lot ticked that it is illegal for me to do things like park overnight on the street in front of my own house or put yard waste in the trash. I moved here from Memphis and the state of Tennessee had far more important things to worry about than what was in my trash can and they didn't tax us to death, either. (And are City of Milwaukee school any better than City of Memphis schools? No they are not.) So by that measure, Milwaukee loses big time to Texas and Tennessee, where I could put whatever I damn well wanted to in my trash and park wherever I wanted.

2:58 PM, March 06, 2009  
Blogger Adrian said...

Okay bucko! (Feel the manliness of that one!) How about concealed carry? While you're riding your Harley and drinking a beer, I'm driving my F150, secretly armed to the teeth, fighting government oppression just by carrying, and making sure that CPS has the unprecedented authority to round up hundreds of children with little or no actual cause so that it can effectively fight the evil patriarchical forces in society. (Wait a minute. Scratch that last one.)

Wisconsin = cheese
Texas = BEEF

3:22 PM, March 06, 2009  
Blogger Cham said...

Now we have cheese, beef, guns, pickups, harleys and beer. Ah, the moving definition of what it is to be a man. Keep em coming!

3:49 PM, March 06, 2009  
Blogger TMink said...

"What makes a man a man?"

What a great question!

Strength, self control, clarity of purpose, the ability to share difficult feelings with appropriate people, the willingness to suffer for his children, good boundaries.

Well, that is a start.


4:07 PM, March 06, 2009  
Blogger Cham said...


You mean no monster trucks?

4:13 PM, March 06, 2009  
Blogger Alex said...

Leave it to TMink to spoil our fun. :-)

7:14 PM, March 06, 2009  
Blogger DADvocate said...

I live near and work in number 4, Cincinnati. Lots of sports, college, pro and high school. Best of all due to a large number of Catholics plus a lot of people of German heritage (me on both counts), it's a great place to have a beer.

7:55 PM, March 06, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All this macho-egotistical "manly" bullshit will evaporate as Peak Oil kicks in.


9:48 PM, March 06, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Men have a penis.Women have a vagina.
I heard that in Kindergarten Cop.

alex and cham want to have a penis, too. Since they don't, they don't want men to have one either.

6:46 AM, March 07, 2009  
Blogger uncle ken said...

Why are minivans unmanly symbols? Minivans are basically rug rat transporters. Someone had to father all those kids!

What is the essence of manliness? Doing the right thing when no one is looking. Standing up to life's tribulations, eschewing victimhood. Stoicism, grace under pressure.

Women nurture, men hunt. I realize the past three million years of heredity has been suppressed by society since WW2, but there are still some of us men around. Let the metrosexuals flail about and weep. Frankly, my dear, we don't give a damn!

7:21 AM, March 07, 2009  
Blogger PallidBust said...

Um, where the Hell is Shreveport, LA, on the list? We can't go get our mail without bearing arms (also I advise a backup pistol in your boot just in case).

Also, I'd like to state the obvious now (which is a manly thing to do), and the obvious is: Baton Rouge is a lot more manly than New Orleans.

11:49 AM, March 07, 2009  
Blogger Jesse said...

I see Cincy landed at #4 out of 50. Rock on! I mean, how can a place with the first Hofbrauhaus in the States right across the river not clock in that high on the manliness scale? When the Germans wanted to put a franchise of their legendary restaurant in a city that would support it and be a good home, they chose...Cincinnati. Those Germans aren't dumb.

Huh? The bottom of the list is dominated by coastal cities? Shocker! As a current (temporary) resident of Boston, I was shocked to see it so high at #38...

1:44 PM, March 07, 2009  
Blogger ici chacal said...

golly, tough to decide. pickups or harleys? beef or cheese? pabst or pearl?

naw, not really hard at all to decide. 4 most famous texans: william b. travis; sam houston; audie murphy and sammy baugh.

4 most famous milwaukeeans: laverne; shirley; lenny and squiggy.

the defense rests, your honor.

2:35 PM, March 07, 2009  
Blogger Cappy said...

Ohio rules! We kick Michigan ass again. Oh yeah!

3:07 PM, March 07, 2009  
Blogger TMink said...

I must confess that L enjoy the high end home furnishing stores, I just got back from donating some stuff to Goodwill in our Dodge minivan. They lost me at the beauty magazine.

I took an online test that checked out my browser history and rated me quite fem. Seems is not butch.

Trey - who loves to fish but missed the monster truck gene

4:44 PM, March 07, 2009  
Blogger TMink said...

Things guys like:

breasts (or gay/bi analogue)
loud music
big motors
fast computers
guns (not all of us know that though)

You guys fill in some more.


4:46 PM, March 07, 2009  
Blogger Unknown said...

ici chacal ---

"4 most famous milwaukeeans: laverne; shirley; lenny and squiggy"

Hilariously astute.

Cham, how 'bout you throw out some definitions aside from monster trucks? Not all men find those entertaining, really.

5:06 PM, March 07, 2009  
Blogger I R A Darth Aggie said...

but Milwaukee beats the pants off Austin

Excuse me, but duh. Austin is home to t.u. and filled with girly-men trying to impress each other, only occasionally thinking about impressing the coeds who attend school with them.

Do they have Harley? Or Miller? I think not, hey?

Harley is overrated, if only because of the association with bike gangs. The average Harley rider I see is a 50-something couple attempting to recapture their Easy Rider youth.

As for Miller: Shiner >>> Miller.

5:39 PM, March 07, 2009  
Blogger I R A Darth Aggie said...

Uncle Ken notes:

Stoicism, grace under pressure.

That reminds me that I occasionally say everything I needed to know, I learned from James Bond.

1. Never let them see you bleed.
2. Always have an escape route.
3. Grace under pressure.

5:44 PM, March 07, 2009  
Blogger By The Sword said...

New York isn't manly? Come to the Bronx and say that...

5:49 PM, March 07, 2009  
Blogger dienw said...

Nashville? Nashville?! BS. Country music is the epicenter, the hymnal creating center of "I can't live without my woman" wussiness.

6:03 PM, March 07, 2009  
Blogger doofus said...

Some of those ratings are wanky. While I don't doubt that LA is somewhat wussified, San Francisco is more of a manly city than LA? WTF? Unless by manly, they mean MANLY, if you know what I mean, and I think you do, not that there is anything wrong with that...


2:58 PM, March 08, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK. I surrender. Texas wins. It's manlier.

I like Milwaukee, but the Texan in me is screaming. Yeah, I'm a Texan and this sissy "it's illegal" to put yard waste in the regular trash can and we have special signs in the middle of the street alerting you to the presence of the crosswalk where oh by the way there is ALSO a crossing guard is annoying the hell out of me. I mean, how stupid do you think we are?

And quit taking my money!

And no, a union is NOT manly, it is just legalized extortion.

7:28 PM, March 08, 2009  
Blogger Scruff said...

Boo yeah, Denver, CO #5.

5:44 PM, March 09, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

湖南塑料托盘,塑料栈板 长沙塑料托盘,塑料栈板 株洲塑料托盘,塑料栈板 湘潭塑料托盘,塑料栈板 衡阳塑料托盘,塑料栈板 邵阳塑料托盘,塑料栈板 岳阳塑料托盘,塑料栈板 常德塑料托盘,塑料栈板 张家界塑料托盘,塑料栈板 益阳塑料托盘,塑料栈板 郴州塑料托盘,塑料栈板 永州塑料托盘,塑料栈板 怀化塑料托盘,塑料栈板 娄底塑料托盘,塑料栈板 塑料托盘,塑料栈板 四川塑料托盘,塑料栈板 成都塑料托盘,塑料栈板 自贡塑料托盘,塑料栈板 攀枝花塑料托盘,塑料栈板 泸州塑料托盘,塑料栈板 德阳塑料托盘,塑料栈板 绵阳塑料托盘,塑料栈板 广元塑料托盘,塑料栈板 遂宁塑料托盘,塑料栈板 内江塑料托盘,塑料栈板 乐山塑料托盘,塑料栈板 南充塑料托盘,塑料栈板 宜宾塑料托盘,塑料栈板 广安塑料托盘,塑料栈板 达州塑料托盘,塑料栈板 仓储货架|仓库货架|托盘|仓储笼 仓储货架|仓库货架|托盘|仓储笼 仓储货架|仓库货架|托盘|仓储笼 仓储货架|仓库货架|托盘|仓储笼 轻型仓储货架|轻量型仓库货架|库房货架 货架厂|货架公司|南京货架 中量型仓储货架|中量A型仓库货架|库房货架 货架厂|货架公司|南京货架 中量型仓储货架|中量B型仓库货架|库房货架 货架厂|货架公司|南京货架 横梁式仓库货架|重型仓储货架|货位式库房货架 货架厂|货架公司|南京货架 模具货架|抽屉式仓库货架|仓储货架|库房货架 货架厂|货架公司|南京货架 贯通式仓储货架|通廊式仓库货架|驶入式库房货架 货架厂|货架公司|南京货架 悬臂式仓储货架|仓库货架|库房货架 货架厂|货架公司|南京货架 阁楼式仓储货架|仓库货架|库房货架|钢平台 货架厂|货架公司|南京货架 流利式仓储货架|仓库货架|库房货架|辊轮式货架|自滑式货架 货架厂|货架公司|南京货架 工作台|工作桌 工具柜|工具车 托盘|塑料托盘|钢托盘|铁托盘|钢制托盘 仓储笼|仓库笼|折叠式仓储笼|蝴蝶笼 周转箱|塑料周转箱 静音手推车|铁板手推车|购物手推车|登高车 手动液压托盘搬运车|不锈钢搬运车|电子秤搬运车 高起升搬运车|电动搬运车|平台车 手动液压堆高车|手动液压堆垛车|半电动堆垛车 全电动堆垛车|油桶搬运车|圆桶搬运车|油桶装卸车| 柴油内燃平衡重式叉车|电动平衡重式叉车 液压升降机|剪叉式高空作业平台|固定式蹬车桥 文件柜 不锈钢制品 零件盒|零件柜 折叠式仓储笼|仓库笼 钢托盘 钢制料箱 堆垛架 物流台车 手推车 钢托盘 折叠式仓储笼|仓库笼 折叠式仓储笼|仓库笼 钢托盘|钢制托盘|铁托盘|金属托盘|镀锌托盘 堆垛架|巧固架 钢制料箱 物流台车|载物台车 手推车|静音手推车 手推车|静音手推车 仓储笼|钢托盘|钢制料箱|堆垛架|物流台车|手推车 仓储笼|钢托盘 仓储笼 仓库货架|中量A型货架 仓储货架|中量B型货架 库房货架|横梁式货架 塑料托盘|栈板 钢托盘|钢制托盘 折叠式仓储笼|仓库笼 仓储笼|仓库笼|折叠式仓储笼 托盘|钢托盘 托盘|塑料托盘 周转箱|塑料周转箱 托盘|纸托盘 料箱|钢制料箱 工具柜|工具车|抽屉柜 工作台|工作桌 刀具柜|刀具车|刀具架 手动液压托盘搬运车|电动托盘搬运车 手动液压堆高车|手动叉车 仓储笼 仓库笼 南京仓储笼 常州仓储笼 无锡仓储笼 苏州仓储笼 徐州仓储笼 南通仓储笼 镇江仓储笼 连云港仓储笼 泰州仓储笼 扬州仓储笼 盐城仓储笼 淮安仓储笼 宿迁仓储笼 轻量型货架|角钢货架 中量A型货架 中量B型货架 货位式货架 横梁式货架 阁楼式货架|钢平台 悬臂式货架 贯通式货架|通廊式货架|驶入式货架 辊轮式货架|流利条货架 压入式货架 移动式货架|密集架 模具货架 抽屉式货架 汽车4S店货架 汽配库货架 自动化立体仓库货架 托盘|钢托盘|钢制托盘 托盘|塑料托盘 托盘|塑料托盘 托盘|塑料托盘 仓储笼|仓库笼|折叠式仓储笼 手推车|铁板手推车 手推车|静音手推车 置物架|工业置物架|家用置物架 堆垛架|巧固架 挂板架|物料整理架 登高车 物流台车|载物台车 料箱|钢制料箱 搬运车|手动液压托盘搬运车|电动托盘搬运车 堆高机|堆垛机|手动堆高机|电动堆高机 叉车|电动叉车|内燃叉车|叉车厂 货架 货架 仓储货架 仓储货架 仓库货架 仓库货架 货架厂 货架厂 货架公司 货架公司 托盘 钢托盘 铁托盘 钢制托盘 塑料托盘 仓储笼 仓库笼 折叠式仓储笼 折叠仓储笼 仓储货架|仓库货架|库房货架 南京货架|横梁式货架|中型货架 钢托盘|塑料托盘|纸托盘 仓储笼|仓库笼|折叠式仓储笼 钢制料箱|工具柜|工作台 手动液压托盘搬运车|手动液压堆高车 仓库货架|中量A型货架> 仓储货架|横梁式货架|货位式货架 托盘|塑料托盘|钢制托盘|纸托盘 仓储笼|仓库笼|折叠式仓储笼|蝴蝶笼|储物笼 手动液压托盘搬运车|手动液压堆高车 仓库货架|中量A型货架 仓储货架|横梁式货架|货位式货架 托盘|塑料托盘|钢制托盘|纸托盘 仓储笼|折叠式仓储笼|仓库笼|蝴蝶笼|储物笼 手动液压托盘搬运车|手动液压堆高车 仓储货架|仓库货架|库房货架 南京货架|中型货架|横梁式货架 钢托盘|钢制托盘|塑料托盘|纸托盘 仓储笼|仓库笼|折叠式仓储笼 钢制料箱|工具柜|工作台 手动液压托盘搬运车|手动液压堆高车 仓库货架|中量A型货架 仓储货架|中量B型货架 库房货架|横梁式货架|货位式货架 钢托盘|钢制托盘|铁托盘|栈板 托盘|塑料托盘|栈板 纸托盘|栈板 仓储笼|仓库笼|折叠式仓储笼|蝴蝶笼|储物笼 钢制料箱|钢制周转箱|网格式料箱 搬运车|手动液压托盘搬运车|电动托盘搬运车 仓库货架|中量A型货架 仓储货架|中量B型货架 库房货架|横梁式货架|货位式货架 钢托盘|钢制托盘|铁托盘|栈板 塑料托盘|塑料栈板 纸托盘|栈板 仓储笼|仓库笼|折叠式仓储笼|蝴蝶笼|储物笼 钢制料箱|钢质周转箱|网格式料箱 手动液压托盘搬运车|液压搬运车 仓储货架|>仓库货架|库房货架 南京货架|中型货架|横梁式货架 钢托盘|钢制托盘|塑料托盘|纸托盘 仓储笼|仓库笼|折叠式仓储笼 钢制料箱|工具柜|工作台 手动液压托盘搬运车|手动液压堆高车 仓库货架|中量A型货架 仓储货架|中量B型货架 库房货架|横梁式货架|货位式货架 钢托盘|钢制托盘|铁托盘|栈板 塑料托盘|塑料栈板 纸托盘|栈板 仓储笼|仓库笼|折叠式仓储笼|蝴蝶笼|储物笼 钢制料箱|钢质周转箱|网格式料箱 手动液压托盘搬运车|托盘搬运车 货架|仓储货架|仓库货架|库房货架 南京货架|上海货架|北京货架 轻型货架|中型货架|搁板式货架 重型货架|横梁式货架|托盘式货架 托盘|木托盘|纸托盘|木塑托盘 托盘|钢托盘|塑料托盘|钢制托盘 仓储笼|仓库笼|折叠式仓储笼 手推车|静音手推车|铁板手推车 物料架|整理架|挂板架 料箱|钢制料箱|钢制周转箱|网格式料箱 手动液压托盘搬运车|电动托盘搬运车 手动液压堆高车|半电动堆高车|手动叉车 塑料周转箱|物流箱|塑料化工桶|塑料卡板箱 工具柜|上海工具柜|南京工具柜|抽屉柜 工作台|工作桌|南京工作台|上海工作台 刀具车|刀具柜|刀具架|刀具座 货架 货架厂 货架公司 仓储货架 仓库货架 库房货架 南京货架 上海货架 托盘 钢托盘 钢制托盘 货架|轻量型货架|角钢货架 货架|中量型货架|次重型货架 货位式货架|横梁式货架|重量型货架 仓储货架|阁楼式货架|钢平台 仓储货架|悬臂式货架 仓储货架|贯通式货架|通廊式货架|驶入式货架 仓库货架|库房货架|抽屉式货架|模具货架 仓库货架|库房货架|汽车4S店货架|汽配库货架 货架厂|货架公司|南京货架|上海货架|无锡货架|苏州货架 货架厂|货架公司|北京货架|天津货架|沈阳货架|大连货架 货架厂|货架公司|广州货架|深圳货架|杭州货架 托盘|钢托盘|钢制托盘 托盘|塑料托盘 仓储笼|仓库笼|折叠式仓储笼 置物架|多功能置物架|卫浴置物架 料箱|钢制料箱|钢制周转箱 手动液压托盘搬运车|不锈钢托盘搬运车|电动托盘搬运车 手动液压堆高车|半电动堆高车|电动堆高车|堆垛车 货架 仓储货架 仓库货架 货架厂 货架公司 托盘 钢托盘 铁托盘 钢制托盘 塑料托盘 仓储笼 仓库笼 折叠式仓储笼 折叠仓储笼 货架 货架 货架 仓储货架 仓储货架 仓储货架 仓库货架 仓库货架 货架厂 货架厂 货架公司 货架公司 托盘 钢托盘 铁托盘 钢制托盘 塑料托盘 仓储笼 仓库笼 折叠式仓储笼 货架 货架 货架 仓储货架 仓储货架 仓储货架 仓库货架 仓库货架 仓库货架 货架厂 货架厂 货架厂 货架公司 货架公司 货架公司 托盘 钢托盘 铁托盘 钢制托盘 塑料托盘 仓储笼 仓库笼 折叠式仓储笼 折叠仓储笼 托盘 塑料托盘 钢托盘 钢制托盘 铁托盘 货架厂 仓储笼 仓库笼 折叠式仓储笼 折叠仓储笼 货架

10:34 AM, May 01, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

視訊做愛視訊美女無碼A片情色影劇kyo成人動漫tt1069同志交友網ut同志交友網微風成人論壇6k聊天室日本 avdvd 介紹免費觀賞UT視訊美女交友..........................

6:41 AM, May 20, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


4:04 AM, June 08, 2009  

Post a Comment

<< Home