Archive for the ‘Welcome’ Category

Welcome, Mark Twain.

December 17, 2008

Mantivities officially welcomes a new Man to the staff, Mark Twain. A great American hero, Twain will add a new style, new grace, and more posts to the Mantivities institution. We hope you enjoy his work. We do.

Thanks to our readers.

Boone & Achilles



What is a Mantivity?

March 14, 2008

First and foremost, welcome.

“Mantivities” were born in a pick-up truck, while Achilles and I were hauling large and heavy things. The word is a fusion of both “Man” and “Activities”. However, the concept is considerably more complicated: Mantivities are activities that Men do. I will resist going into any examples for our first post, for fear that it would give undue attention to a particular Mantivity.

Mantivities have a category rating system. 1 is the lowest Mantivity rating and 5 is the highest, similar to the system for hurricanes. Over the next few weeks, you’ll begin to see Achilles and I writing about particular Mantivities and assigning each a category rating. The number next to each post will only designate chronological order, and not a qualitative score.

We look forward to beginning a new journey with each of you and we hope that all of our readers, male and female, can use this as a guide to becoming more Manly everyday. Once again, thank you, and welcome.