Cool days, barbecues, corn hole, coolers and hanging out watching football are integral to a great tailgate party this time of year. I’m not sure there is a better bond created and strengthened amongst men than during football season. Guys love to gather together and reminisce of times of old, talk trash about their teams,and relive their glory days when they were younger, stronger and more vibrant. Wives and girlfriends are always welcome, but these afternoons and evenings are all about being bros!
As a boy from South Alabama, I was raised on a traditional Southern cuisine. I will always remember those special occasions coming home to visit my parents and my mom would always ask for dinner request. A typical mom-favorite might include homemade chicken ’n dumplings, black-eyed peas, fried okra or maybe a nice meatloaf. I used to think there could be no better meal than the food cooked with love by my mother. It was predictable. It was consistent. It was good! As I moved outside of Alabama and began expanding my culinary taste buds, I grew to enjoy other unique foods. Sushi quickly became a favorite food of mine. I remember the expression on my parent’s faces when I told them I had just indulged in a nice piece of raw tuna- they were just shy of disgusted.
We live in a culture that is infatuated with unsolved mysteries and uncommon phenomenon. There are countless books and movies about things like the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, UFOs and the list goes on and on. We hear about something odd or unique and it becomes mystified in our minds. Careers can be created out of nothing and experts named for things that may have no basis in reality. The public becomes consumed by the idea and it becomes part of our culture.
You have probably heard the saying, “it’s not the size of the ship, but the motion in the ocean that matters.” The guy with the biggest mouth may shout out that big ships make bigger waves. I think Freud would have an explanation for that type of response and it deals with overcompensation. There is no doubt an infatuation exists regarding the size of a man’s private part. I have men ask me on a regular basis, “Doc, can you make it bigger?” My typical response is “No, but I can get you some new eyeglasses to make it look bigger.” The fascination about size often starts as a young boy and continues into adulthood. Women often wonder, “What is the big deal?”
What do Las Vegas, cancer and duct tape have in common? We’ve all heard the saying, Dzwhat happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas—well, except for herpes, and that stays with you foreverdz! Unfortunately, this is true.
At any given second of the day over 30,000 men and women are watching pornography, at any given second of the day over $3,000 dollars is being spent on pornographic material, and believe it or not one third of porn viewing is performed by women. We have a not so PRIVATE- PROBLEM with PORN.