more manopause

October 29, 2008

Remember when Jerry Seinfeld’s Mom busted him for making out with his girlfriend in the movie theater during Schindler’s List?

Where’s Jerry’s Mom when you need her?

Kim and I watched Hotel Rwanda last week. Apart from being embarrassed to be the last people in the enlightened world to actually see this movie, we loved it. Powerful, gripping, depressing, ultimately life affirming.

And then we turned it off and went to bed.

And Kim couldn’t sleep. When she can’t sleep, well, she gets very friendly.

But I had just watched HOTEL RWANDA! A movie about GENOCIDE! It just seemed wrong.

Is that a sign of Manopause?

Also, let me call your attention to the difference between the words “unable” and “unwilling.” That seems important here.

23 Responses to “more manopause”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Your wife gets “friendly” when she can’t sleep? Lucky!

  2. KanyonKris Says:

    Try this rationalization:

    Yes, Hotel Rwanda was about genocide, death and violence – but were not these evils countered with compassion, courage and love? So what you did last night was an affirmation that love is stronger than hate and evil. Wouldn’t the Rwandans have wanted you to experience love rather than what they went through? See, you celebrated and honored them and the movie!

  3. dug Says:

    kk, i think you’ve misunderstood–i’m not trying to rationalize that which i DID do, but rather justify that which i DIDN’T do.

  4. mark Says:

    is this properly filed under “manopause” or “pussiness?” or perhaps “i am stupid” or i “hate myself.” Because “i am stupid” would be my thought in hindsight, followed by an unending bout of “i hate myself.”

  5. bikemike Says:

    sucks gettin’ older (not old) doesn’t it?

  6. dug Says:

    mark,i agree. i will add those categories.

  7. KanyonKris Says:

    Oh. OH!

    Uh, yes, I misunderstood. At the end when you said there’s a difference between “unable” and “unwilling”, I assumed you went the way of us libido-driven men and started out thinking you’d be unable, but found that you were merely unwilling, and we all know that unwilling doesn’t last long when presented with immediate temptation of this sort. Aren’t we the ones usually trying to turn unwilling into willing?

    In this new light, yes, this might be a sign of manopause. Or your evolving/maturing, but is it worth it? Since we’re quoting scripture (Seinfeld), should we not also recall the story of George who gave up sex to be smart but eventually succumbed? And what of the great chess match between the brain and the, uh, guy in the helmet?

  8. stevebro Says:

    OUCH! Dude, way too much info revealed here. I’m all about open dialogue and all but that is far enough. I too was mislead as KanyonKris. I’m with the others, a movie is one thing but “friendly” is a whole other thing and “friendly” should never be influenced or even remembered when the subject comes up!

  9. VH1 Says:

    Hope this helps. Whether unable or unwilling your problem is solved:

  10. mtb w Says:

    When I watched that movie, I was rather subdued for a while (at least until next morning) because of the extreme nature of that movie. The movie is so horrific, particularly because it is true. So, I will back you on this one and chalk it up to matureness. Now, if the “friendliness” had been the next morning and the “unwillingness” had still been there, I would have suggested you go see Mr. Viagra!

  11. KanyonKris Says:

    VH1, the copy for that AMS-700 made me laugh. Reminded me of the Nike pump shoes. I didn’t quite get what they meant by this statement (and I get the feeling I don’t want to know): “The AMS 700 is ideal for a man with good mental and physical dexterity…”

  12. VH1 Says:

    KK it was the Reebok pump.

  13. BotchedExperiment Says:

    I feel glad that for once in the history of MANkind the tables were turned. However, you should have watched a Scooby-Doo episode and then done your duty.

  14. KanyonKris Says:

    VH1 – I stand corrected.

    Botched – are you a Velma or Daphne man?

  15. dug Says:

    stevebro, um, if you’re looking for LESS information, perhaps you’ve wandered into the wrong blog by mistake.

  16. Eber Says:

    reminds me of when I was 10 years old and my friend’s older brother tells us “the greatest thing to say to our girlfriends”. He says “tell her you want to play ‘war’, I’ll lie on the be and you blow the hell out of me.”

    So tell me…amidst the “friendly” fire, were you Hutu or Tutsi?

    Admittedly, this is a completely inappropriate post. I’m just saying…you brought it up.

    PS – why can’t Cic feel the burn after watching shows like that. We saw Hotel Rwanda a while back and Paradise Now a few weeks later…shut out. BTW – if you’re wanting to arouse the “friendlies” maybe throw in Paradise Now (if you haven’t seen it already).

  17. Rick S. Says:

    Dug, Popsicle sticks and tape. Glad I could help.

  18. bikemike Says:

    woohoo, we’ve turned the corner on poop and advanced to war games…things should get interesting

    may i interest you in a nice game of chess.
    no…thermonuclear war… i don’t think this word means what i think this word means. (i love mixing my movie quotes)

  19. dug Says:

    it’s a strange game, bikemike, there’s no way to win.

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  21. Mocougfan Says:

    Holy Crap Dug…. does Kim read your blog?

    And yes you are a total idiot. Not age relevant. Do your duty.

  22. Geoff Says:

    My two cents — Kim’s desire to get friendly was born of the evolutionary need to keep the species going. She saw the carnage/genocide in the film and something deep within her said, “NEED TO PROCREATE.” Hence — the friendliness. It’s the same reason there was a mini baby boom about 9-12 months after 9/11.

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