Darling, I Only Read The Articles!
How many times has he laid that one on
his wife or girlfriend? But, you know what? He really does read the
articles after serious exercises in drooling, of course. He'll have
to gauge the model on the cover carefully to ascertain the
photographer's capability of noticing the proper nuances of light
and shading in her position. But then his attention wanders and
he'll catch the word car or electronics; now he's hooked. When he
checks out the table of contents he notices a piece about the
current political debate, one of whose members he hates the guts of
and he can't resist reading it to witness the smack down of the
hated one. See? He was telling her the truth.
Men's magazines are a
great example of the disparity between men and women. Men's
magazines are covered in plastic and hidden behind the sales
counter. Women's magazines are plastered all over the grocery
checkout counters. Women are allowed to publicly display their
concerns and victories while men are relegated to the darkest corner
of the store. Men's ripped bodies sporting workout pants leaving
little to the imagination adorn the covers of countless workout mags
and receive their share of drools. There's an object lesson there
that she'll understand.
In spite of the centrefolds in men's magazines, some of the most
cutting-edge technology appears among its pages. A popular men's
magazine has now become the leading authority on emergent trends in
technologies including biometrics, hybrid cars, wireless
communications and more. Moreover, tech companies from manufacturers
to tech weenies to consultants fight to be included between the
pages of this magazine. As a forum for new and future products, this
world-wide distributed mag is second to none. Where does she think
he got the idea of the newest craze in cell phones he gave her for
her birthday? Along with the, um, teddy?
If you've looked lately at the dresses almost worn by the models on
the covers of women's magazines and wondered where to get them,
you'll be surprised to see what guys drool over regarding their own
clothing. Pages describing men's boutiques selling everything from
workout clothing to suits and ties to running shorts and swimming
shorts to casual shirts and rude Tshirts can be found in the most
famous mag described above. Men have become as picky about their
look as women have always been and now are being catered to by the
likes of Bergdorf Goodman. So, about that pouch she wants him to
wear for her. . .
And don't mention cars to a man with a men's magazine in his hands.
All he sees is next year's model of whatever manufacturer he loves
the most and drooling over overhead cams, dual exhaust, red leather
upholstery and a CD player with MP3 plus ABS, ESC and GPS. Oh, and
all the foreign models such as Maserati, Lamborghini and Aston
Martin get pages of their own to drool over, so she can hang it up;
he'll never hear what she's saying. Nor will he notice what she's
not wearing to get his attention.
Every guy wants to be the richest guy in the world in that liquor ad
with women all over him in a smoky bar with hot jazz playing in the
background. The satin smoking jacket, the 50s slicked back hairstyle
and the sexy slouch would look good on him. She gets the smoking
jacket and liquor for him thinking it will be a hot night until he
picks up his mag to check out the latest instalment of a story
written by Kurt Vonnegut. Throwing up her hands, she goes to bed and
to sleep, wondering why he can't understand her silence the next
Some men's magazines have a deservedly crass and crude reputation
but others attempt to cater to men's concerns and interests, from
fiction to political issues and, um, eye candy.
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