300: Rise of an Empire
Although the movie had mixed reviews, it scored quite well.
I expected the bigorexia to go through the roof for this one, but it was actually reduced.
The lead actor was actually under his usual weight.
The Athenians were poets, farmers and tradesmen in this film.
The greater variety of male bodies made it easier to identity with the protagonists.
I enjoyed it very much, and still see the genre as inspiring.
Here's the classic Black Sabbath song "War Pigs".
An orchestral version from the credits.
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Tough, I only care what my bros think these days, and all the men in the same boat as myself.
No pleasing others in any case.
Not to say one shouldn't respect everyone, but I don't expect empathy as a male.
Life has been better since then.
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Remembering the World War I campaign beginning on 25 April 1915 during which 187, 959 men in the Allied forces lost their lives (not including
disease), and a similar number in the Ottoman Empire.
So many dead in eight months.
While the whole war had a lot of misguided eagerness at first, it's also true that men who wanted to avoid it were given white feathers by some women,
suggesting that they were cowards.
I try to imagine being a young man back then, and how often the tragedy was repeated.
"Oh mothers wipe tears, your sons will rest a million years".
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a reply to: OpinionatedB
Dude, that rocks to the very core of the soul.
Thanks so much man.
Masculinity is balls, but you don't have to be biologically male to have them.
Although it helps.
Thanks, my friend.
edit on 14-5-2015 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)
lol.. I once told my husband that I have balls, they are just on the inside. Then he said: "Don't ever say that again, it is just wrong!"
The song simple man I used to sing to my son when he was a baby..I figured Lynyrd Skynyrd never thought their song would end up as a lullaby, but my
dad used to say that the things you exposed your baby to would be ingrained in them as they grow.. so I sung to him that song almost everyday from the
time he was born til the time he thought he was too old for anyone to sing to him.. lol..
But even after that, on occasion he would say, will you sing me that song?
I love the remake of that song by shinedown, and so does he. It is really really good.
I don't talk about my son on forum because I am not allowed to. He said that is tantamount to talking about him behind his back and any talking
about him is off limits.. lol.. but I love him very very much!
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