“We don’t get to stay in moments and that should not be news to you. We are both familiar with the concept of time, the awful math of it, how our history always gets larger, less understandable, overweight, overworked, over and over, and memories get misfiled and complicate feelings for no good reason and some people seem more able to deal with this, to keep their histories clean and well ordered but I still don’t understand why we came unstuck from those moments we wanted to stay and why the moments we wanted to forget still haunt us.”
—Catherine Lacey, Nobody Is Ever Missing
Jamieson Cox’s review of Love Never Felt So Good.
ASSIGNMENT! What object makes you feel manly?
As part of All Things Considered’s summer series on men in America, we want to hear about the object, tool or stuff that makes you feel manly. Here’s one from David Lee, who writes for Gumship, an online men’s guide to Asian lifestyle and entertainment. He picked his Adventure Time bathrobe:
"I think we’re at a space in time where men are openly loving My Little Ponies, embracing cartoons, still playing video games, and we’re really dictating what it means to be a man," he says. "Everyone’s confused whether or not they’re being ironic or not, and that’s so luxurious, you know?"
So tag one photo #menpr and tell us the story in the caption: who you are, your object and why it makes you feel manly. Women are also welcome! Any photos tagged in the next 10 days are eligible to featured here on Instagram or on NPR’s website.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Salima Koroma
Well, this is interesting. Also, dude, I love Adventure Time!!!!
The Top 10 Muppets (as voted by our followers)
#10 - Animal
Animal first rocked onto the scene in 1975 as part of Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem in The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence. Performed by Frank Oz until 2000, and Eric Jacobson since 2005, Animal has been drumming up fan love ever since. Few characters balance their passions for drumming, eating, women, and bunnies as well as Animal.