Unless you’ve been living in an actual cave, you’ve probably heard the term “man cave” a lot over the past few years.
In case you have been living in an actual cave, here’s the deal: a man cave is a space set aside specifically for the testicularly-gifted of the household where he can pursue manly things – video games, televised sports, farting – without bothering the rest of the family.
TV’s been getting a lot of crap lately for how it portrays women, and rightfully so. But the solution isn’t to turn to men as a source of low-brow gendered humor. Unfortunately, the past year has brought with it an onslaught of shows (How To Be A Gentleman, Last Man Standing, Work It, Man Up, A Gifted Man) that lampoon, caricature, and pigeonhole masculinity.
So the gang was brainstorming topics for the blog here and no one was going for any of my genius ideas (101 recipes for old tuna, 101 ways to get a lady to pay for dinner, 101 styling tips for back hair, plenty more where that came from). Finally someone suggested we write about failure. And all eyes fell on me.