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Mike Dwyer

Mike Dwyer is a former writer and contributor at Ordinary Times.

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  1. Avatar NewDealer
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    Of course this raises the question of What does it mean to be a man*?

    I consider myself masculine and like it but I probably fail at most traditional guy rubics. I don’t really know anything about cars**, I know more about theatre (and all art forms) over any sport. The phrase man cave is loathsome to me, video games have bored me for the past few years and I don’t own a console system, I don’t hunt, etc.

    *There are all sorts of cultural signifiers when people talk about masculinity. Some of which seem to go back to the Stone Age.

    **I would argue that being able to get under a hood of a car and fix things is rapidly becoming an obsolete and unnecessary skill. My car is pretty much a computer and getting under the hood and tinkering would void my warranty. It makes sense to have others service it. Yet I still here a reasonable amount of people argue that being able to fix a car is necessary to being a real man.Report

  2. Avatar Ramblin' Rod
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    I was the helicopter guy. Well, actually, the RC car guy. Worked at Radio Shack for a while and managed a store for a short time.

    We loved Christmas. Got all these cool toys in the store and had to have a few of them up and running for “demos.” So it was pretty cool to play on the clock.Report

  3. Avatar Miss Mary
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    Mike, I will forever imagine you as the gentleman from the second commercial. You will always be sporting that exact outfit and that dog will be your hunting companion. Nope, it’s too late. You can not change my mind.Report

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