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SDL Alumni

What is the SDL Alumni Page?

One of the things we are extremely proud of here at Stuff Dudes Like is that we often serve as a springboard for young writers and newly launched podcasts as they bring their fresh ideas and talent to the Internet.  Over time, writers and podcasts will move on to other ventures or will find other avenues for their talents. This page exists to thank all of those who have contributed to the great content here at Stuff Dudes Like and to remind them that they will ALWAYS be a part of the SDL Family.

It may not be the “dude” thing to say… but from the bottom of our hearts we wish each and every member of our alumni success, no matter what the future holds!

We would also like to extend a welcome to all SDL alumni to come back and post content as a guest writer or podcast any time.


WRITERS


 

KeithWhiteKeith White Jr.

Hello dudes! I’m Keith and besides writing for Stuff Dudes Like I am also the author and illustrator of 24 “Color-With-Me” Adventure books for kids. They are chapter books with pictures in between each chapter that the kids can color to help them remember what they read. I also co-hosted the video game radio show “The Digital Ensemble” on 91.3 FM in Buffalo, NY from 2005-2010. I have had parts in the movies Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, The Falls, Sharknado 2: The Second One and Return of Nuke Em High Vol. 1 among others. I’m here on Stuff Dudes Like to bring you video game reviews, stories about my childhood and hopefully stories that truly are Stuff Dudes Like.

TWITTER: @KeefWhiteJR


thumbMike O’Brien

My name is Mike O’Brien and people keep telling me that I’m just like Louis CK – fat, awkward and lonely.  Notice they didn’t say anything about being funny.  They’re just kidding… I think.

I love to write blog posts that make people laugh and I’m never afraid to turn the spotlight on myself, as I somehow end up being the butt of many of my own jokes. I love beer, cars, football, and food. All kinds of food! Honestly, I probably need to like food a little less and like working out a little more. Either way, I’ll post about many different kinds of things but I will always try to add a little humor. I run the SDLStaff Twitter account and you can follow me there to hear my latest jokes and to keep up on the latest happenings here at Stuff Dudes Like.

TWITTER: @SDLStaff


mikeMike Bocchetti

My name is Mike Bocchetti and I am a man about town. I’m a New York City comic and have been an actor since 1992. I was the announcer on DirecTV’s The Artie Lange Show, and a regular guest on The Opie and Jim Show, The Opie and Anthony Show and The Anthony Cumia Show. I was recently in the movie The Family with Robert De Niro and I was on the TV show Monk. Besides all that I loves vintage muscle cars and I have a soft spot in my heart for hot chicks that like me back.

TWITTER: @mikebocchetti


aneesaAneesa Mirza

As a young girl I was always ‘that girl.’ You know the one that has her head in a book at all times and is constantly rewriting her diary entry in to new notebooks in the neatest handwriting? My younger brother would call me Lisa from The Simpsons and he sure as hell was Bart! But as I grew up I was happy to find that those traits never changed. I still keep a journal and I still adore reading. I am currently working as an Editorial Assistant for a small Publishing House in Central London, I contribute articles to several magazines and am working on my own novels and short stories. To keep up with my work kindly visit www.aneesamirza.wordpress.com and follow me on twitter.

TWITTER: @mirza_aneesa


danielDaniel Tomlinson

I came to Nashville in 1991 from Flint, Michigan to attend Lipscomb University. I graduated in 1995 with a degree in religion, and in 1998 I married Carey Earheart, a student at the University of Evansville. In 2002 I finished a masters in religion at Lipscomb University, and we became parents in 2004 to a precious daughter who is, amazingly, a tween now. When I’m not operating my business we spend time in Watersound, cheer for Vol football, and Lady B Basketball (A-Sun’s Lipscomb). And when I’m not doing that with my girls I’m here writing for you, my fantastic and loyal readers. Thank you for reading my drivel.

TWITTER: @danieltomlins72


toddTodd Smith

Hello! I’m Todd, and I’m a 23 year-old openly homosapien from Buffalo. I’m a writer, an artist, with an affinity for music, and I’ve got a PhD in sleeping. It’s not unusual to find me reading something so enticing that my eyes dry out from a lack of blinking, nose-deep in a good Facebook status and/or Tweet, causing conflagrations in the kitchen, or eagerly salivating in line at Moe’s. (Seriously… am I supposed to say ‘thank you’ when they say ‘welcome to Moe’s’ or…?) I’ve joined the SDL team to share my love of language, both native and foreign, as well as a bunch of other things I haven’t decided on yet. Stay tuned. In the meantime, you can follow along with my written works at http://wordsmitht.wordpress.com or with my experimental adventures in cooking and baking at http://foodsmitht.wordpress.com.

TWITTER: @jefermelesyeux


willieWillie Cintron

Willie hails from San Antonio, Texas. His wrestling knowledge is embarrassingly impeccable. His humor is drier than the Sahara Desert and makes you cringe and laugh simultaneously. He is a stylist during the day and a Twitter assassin by night. He has worked as a publicist, bookkeeper, sales rep and banker. He’s done it all and he is always for hire. He is a lover, not a fighter. His last 3 girlfriends are literally insane. Be cautious women.

TWITTER: @WillieStufff


jackJack Wichard

Name shouldn’t be too difficult to figure out, It’s under my picture. BRFC supporter, and zookeeper. I Write articles right here on Stuff Dudes Like! Also, I’m hideously uninteresting if anyone’s into that.

TWITTER: @JackWichard


thumbVictor Victor

While it’s been confirmed that Victor Victor is an actual person (though Victor Victor could still be a pen name), some of his claims – like being the inventor of the semicolon – have yet to be substantiated. He’s wanted for questioning in three countries, all for driving-related incidents and he’s rumored to be one of the photographers who caused Princess Di’s fatal crash. Honestly, we wouldn’t blame you if you just scrolled right past his editorials (we don’t read them either).

TWITTER: @SDLStaff


salSalvatore Morocco

They call me “The Main Event”! Whether its in a ring, at a poker table or here on Stuff Dudes Like… I’m the best you’ll ever see! I am a professional wrestler. I have just begun to make a name for myself around the wrestling world. Most notably defeating Zach Gowan and Gregory Iron in recent tag-team action. On top of being both a lifelong fan of wrestling and involved in the business, I have been involved in the music industry, the fashion world and the world of film making. These skills I’ve picked up give me added experience that I hope will translate into an enjoyable and informative reading experience. Join me for stories about the world of professional wrestling and the people in it.

TWITTER: @SalvatoreMorocc


mike2Mike Lerchenfeldt

Science and Informational Literacy Teacher in the Chippewa Valley Schools. Alum of Oakland University and Saginaw Valley State University. Member of the Michigan-Shiga, Japan Student Exchange Committee. Taught in New Zealand through a teacher exchange program. Dedicated to student success. Enjoys being an active member of the community. Blogger for Digital First Media writing mainly about education, health, and travel.

TWITTER: @mj_lerch


jasonJason Smith

Hey readers of Stuff Dudes Like! My name is Jason Smith. I am a stand-up comedian from Albany, NY. I have been doing the standing up and telling jokes since 2008. I have performed all over the northeast, the entire east coast and Los Angeles. I’ve opened for big name comics, like Doug Stanhope. I have stories to tell. I also have a passion for professional wrestling, beer, video games and other things that I’m sure make you go “Oh, I can relate to this Jason Smith guy!” Please come along with me, as I write about those things. Also, follow me on Twitter, where I occasionally say things that make people chuckle.

TWITTER: @ComedianJasonS


chris mChris Monroe

Being a first time Dad to a 16-month old doesn’t lend to much time for writing. On the contrary it does offer a plethora of stories, memories and moments to write about and share. As any dad would know the stories of diaper accidents and spitting up food are abundant and I will try to spare you the gross details. However, from time to time I would like to stop by and share with you dudes some random fun stories that parenthood and life have brought along the way.

TWITTER: @turtle868


holtRobert Holt

Robert Holt is a St. Louis native and has been writing horror fiction for years. He has short stories published in dozens of anthologies and on the web. His first novel, Death’s Disciples, was released in the summer of 2014. His second book was a 360 degree turn from the splatterpunk style of the first. The Vegetarian Werewolf was a toddler horror anthology for the 4 to 7 age range. He has also started assisting with the production of a documentary film about the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark children’s book series. He is a boxing enthusiast, a dedicated hiker, a beer aficionado, and a beard wearing hipster.

TWITTER: @HoltHorror


headshots, kids, portraits childrenMatt Walker

Matt Walker is a Los Angelesean Floridian with an opinion. If you need hard-hitting time devouring op-eds that concern YOU, Matt will provide them. Call him an intellectual or a savant, he won’t know the difference.

Matt has been called writer, artist, musician, improviser, failure, and disappointment.

The proof’s in the links:

TWITTER: @mattwindwalker


thumbChristian Chandler

Christian Chandler is from the great state of South Carolina. Chris has worked on newspaper staffs, radio broadcasting sports and country music, management, counseling, political involvement and much, much more. If it’s interesting he likes it and wants in. His writing covers a number of topics. You might read about sports, social and political issues, health and nutrition issues, and basically whatever his creative mind comes up with. There are so many layers to Chris even he might not find them all before his life ends. He passionately loves his wife. Has a great attraction to Christianity and Eastern Religions. Particularly the psychology of the east to give some answers to our out of control society that seems to thrive on hate and a “us” verse “them” mentality. If you want to read the same old stuff that has been written a million times or just read stuff that is “preaching to the choir” because it enforces your strongly held beliefs that you just aren’t willing to have challenged, Christian Chandler may not be your guy.

TWITTER: @AuthorChrisC


ryan bRyan Bailey

The name is Ryan Bailey and the town is Buffalo NY. I ‘m a graduate from the (not so) famous Cheektowaga NY school known as Cleveland Hill. When it comes to my social life, I’m the 19 year old fat, funny, and deaf kid that everyone loves… I think. When it comes to sports I’m a fan of every sport, even cricket. I just don’t know the rules but who needs rules! I play baseball, basketball, hockey, football, and soccer all recreationally though. I’m an avid fantasy sport player who has yet to win money. It reminds me of  last 15 years of my favorite team the Buffalo Bills (mark my words, I am guaranteeing the Bills make the playoffs in 2015!). When it comes to my favorite teams you can say I got a weird bunch. For football I enjoy the losing talents of Buffalo and Cleveland. When it comes to baseball it’s all about the Yankees and Indians. In hockey I’m fans of the Sabres and Blue Jackets. Basketball, the Celtics (yes I know it makes no sense) and the Cavs. Also I’m a Bandits season ticket holder. “What’s he got?? Nothing!!”. I’ll leave you with this all you need to know about me… I love sports, I love my family, I love beer, and I love deaf people.

TWITTER: @R_Bailey11


 NaseehaNaseeha Tayob

Small talk with a big mouth.

TWITTER: @naseehatayob


jeffJeff Bauer

I am originally from St. Cloud MN, and I currently reside in Wisconsin. Life is tough being a Vikings fan in Wisconsin. I am an avid player of Fantasy Sports and have been quite successful I have played since 1989. I am a big movie buff along with being a video game geek. I am also the official Fantasy Football Guru for Izzy Presley’s Another F’N Podcast!

TWITTER: @jbauer36


sunshineSunshine Peterman

Sunshine. Real name. Born of hippies. I was taken to a nudist camp as I a kid but regrettably, blocked it out. I’m the single mom to ten “children” ages, 20,18,18,17,17,16,15,15,13 and 2. Five daughters and five sons. 5 bio and 5 adopted from foster care. I was a foster kid as a teen therein my mission. I blog about adoption awareness, foster care reform and living with a houseful of hormones. I’m a hippie at heart and believe in the power of humanity, and personal enlightenment. I’m a quote, diet coke and Doritos addict. I believe there’s profound good inherently in people & power in words, together that’s unstoppable.

TWITTER: @momsterof10


wordsmithSamuel Wordsmith

Samuel Wordsmith is a semi-consistent writer and a frequent, part time optimist. Much of his day is spent wishing he was a guinea pig, writing scripts and shouting, via Twitter, at inspirational quotes.

See you in the afterlife atheists.

TWITTER: @SamuelWordsmith


ronRon Palmieri

I run the pop-culture website It’s Cool To Me, Dammit! where I write articles, draw web comics and make videos all about comics, video games, super hero movies and lot’s more. Want to debate Marvel vs. DC? I’ll tell you why Marvel rocks and why you’re wrong. When I’m not blogging, I like food. All kinds of food. Good food, bad food. Making food and dissecting food all to make sure I get the perfect bite! And the best part is washing it all down with a delicious craft beer. My hope is to write some things that all the dudes (and dude-ettes too) like!

TWITTER: @ronofthemill


CLAYClay Thiessen

Hey guys, my name is Clay. And here’s a few things about myself.. Sagittarius, outdoorsman, musician, style snob, loner, recovered addict, boot hoarder, classic rock enthusiast, chairbourne warrior, weekend drinker, cigar lover, I prefer cats over dogs, pizza is the preference, small town kid and I would do anything for my friends and family. I’ve been asked to describe myself in 3 words, and my response, “Fast, Easy, Free”. Live fast, be easy and never take freedom for granted.

TWITTER: @ClayTheGringo


robertRobert Leigh

After bartending his way around Spain and the West End of London, Robert Leigh returned to his home city of Liverpool and began writing. Leigh’s works include Kill Line (Book One of The Retribution Trilogy) and From Lime Street to Yirgacheffe (a true story, of sorts…). He lives in Liverpool City Centre and continues to write in numerous genres.

TWITTER: @RLeigh78


joshJosh King

A publicity stunt in high school lead me to appearing on national television at the youthful age of 17. After appearing on ESPN’s Outside the Lines in 2005, I was able to get into mainstream media. I’ve been published in both the Pittsburgh Post Gazette and Pittsburgh Tribune Review. I’ve been transitioning into radio in the Pittsburgh area. I’ve lived in Chicago, Virginia Beach, Washington DC, and even had a brief tenure in Minnesota. I look forward to contributing celebrity interviews and random columns for Stuff Dudes Like.

TWITTER: @joshk65


micheleMichele Jones

Family, writing, cooking, and sports are passions for Michele Jones. She is a diehard Penguin, Steeler, and Pirate fan… really, a diehard anything-Pittsburgh fan. Michele is a published memoir writer, short story author, and poet, but she loves writing paranormal, horror, and thriller fiction. She moderates a local writing group in her hometown and critiques and beta reads for several published authors.

TWITTER: @Chelepie


chillChillbear Latrigue

I’m one of the about 150 million writers who were created when our barely literate society learned that we no longer had to use typewriters to sputter out our readable thoughts. Raised on the mean streets of South Florida during the turbulent Art Deco revival, I’ve developed a reputation as a literary ne’er-do-well who plays by his own set of rules. I’ve been an author and editor on several formidable blogs, including DrunkInaMidnightChoir.com and the late, great Wordsmoker.com. Look out, Stuff Dudes Like, this writer is likely to completely redefine how you feel about things like macramé pistol grips and the “beer before liquor” rule.

TWITTER: @Chillbear


laura Laura Elizabeth Anderson

Resident goofball, silly goose, love naps, dinosaurs, & science!

TWITTER: @dinosaurs907


joseJose Luna

Dudes… My name is Jose Luna. I’m a lifelong long video game and tech junkie and newest writer for SDL. Im looking forward to contributing gaming news and reviews to the site, and playing games with the SDL community.

TWITTER: @sohkseven


michaelMichael Carroll

Hello, my name is Michael Carroll. I am a part time mental health and human services worker, and I am also a part time chaplain. I am a U.S. Army Infantry Veteran, and I was deployed to the country of Bosnia-Herzegovina in support of Operation Joint Forge. I attended Indiana State University, where I double majored in Professional Aviation and Aerospace Administration. I then attended Ball State University, where I studied Meteorology. I am Catholic, and my faith is very important to me. My interests include music, sports, history and astronomy, and if you couldn’t already tell, I also love anything to do with Meteorology and Aviation. My favorite sports are hockey, football and baseball. At the moment, I am writing two books. One is a parody of romance novels. The other is my memoirs.

I currently live in Warsaw, Indiana with my fiance and our two dogs. I am living with and overcoming Serious Mental Illness, as well as a Traumatic Brain Injury. I hope you find my contributions to this site to be enjoyable and inspirational.

TWITTER: @CatholicArmyVet


rickyRicky James Crisp Jr

My name is Ricky James Crisp Jr. I grew up on the Left Coast in Auburn, WA. In 2004 I got my AAS Degree in Radio Broadcasting at Brown College in Mendota Heights, MN. Sept. 2001 I moved from Seattle, WA to Scottsdale, AZ. I’m a Die Hard Chicago Bears and Arizona Wildcats Basketball fan, and a huge Football, UFC, Basketball fan. As a hobby/side job I DJ and and make beats/remixes and mashups. My DJ site is djrickochet.net and you can follow me on Twitter or FaceBook.

TWITTER: @DJRickochet714


PODCASTS


cagleThe Cagle and Cory Show 

The Cagle and Cory Show is comprised of two people, Dylan Cagle and Cory Bowlin. The duo plans on making podcasting a career in the future.

TWITTER: @cagleandcory


jk2The old WZ and JK show

You can take the boys out of Scottdale, but you can’t take the Scottdale out of the boys.
WZ and JK have been friends since they graduated high school. What started off with little pranks around town, escalated quickly when they found jobs making them wealthy kids before the age of 21.
The money was a surprise to both of them as they endured financial struggles during the year of 2007. The newfound money would help the two go on the ride of a lifetime. From Maui to Puerto Rico they will tell tales of sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll. Literally. Add in massage parlors, gambling, and guns and the story just begins.
From traveling to Canada without birth certificates with guns in the trunk, to screaming at millionaire bosses in Maui (WZ 2009, JK 2010 in Puerto Rico) this show is dedicated to telling the behind the scenes of what happened at CPU Pittsburgh.
Trib Total Media built their empire then spit WZ and JK out at 24.
Now, 3 years later these two aren’t holding back.
This show will be sure to be a laugh riot. Starring Walter Zimmerman the funniest guy that isn’t famous…well…yet. A Josh Mirage production.

TWITTER: @joshk65


Chandler, Ross or Joey… who would be the real world ladies man?

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’I’ll be there for you.’ And they meant it they really did. Living in the same apartment complex guaranteed sharing one another’s pain and tribulations, happiness and struggles and this group of friends were the most perfect bunch of misfits that it almost made you envious. Even after all of these years Friends is still considered one of the most watched TV series, no one can deny revelling in bliss at the glorious characters that entertained our screens for a number of years making us feel as though we really knew them personally! Each character went through their fair share of relationship problems, both wonderful and disastrous but the question burns, which male character would attract the most women if they existed in the real world? Joey, Ross or Chandler? All three equally as funny (admittedly in their own unique ways), good looking and endearing. But which type of guy would be the most popular amongst the women if they really lived?

Chandler Bing – Most men would essentially identify with Chandler out of the three male characters mainly because he was the one that liked to consider himself as ‘normal.’ Sarcastic, witty and intelligent it was almost hard not to fancy Chandler. Unlike Ross he knew how to play the ‘cool guy’ and yet unlike Joey he was smart enough to be able to hold adult conversations with females. His downside was his crankiness, his moaning at the most unusual things, and the fact that he rejoiced in making other people miserable. Splendid. But he was also kind, (at times) compassionate, (at times) and most importantly he was good at making people laugh, (for all the right reasons; there’s a difference in making people laugh at you or making people laugh with you Joey). Of course there is the slight issue Chandler had with committing to relationships which could jeopardize his reputation with the ladies looking for something more serious so in those situations in good old Chandler Bing fashion, he would direct them straight along to Ross, who has absolutely no problem with devotion!

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Dr Ross Gellar – Caring older brother, ex-husband to about a million different women and father to a hundred! Ross is most well known for being a little geeky at times, shy at others and awkward most of the rest. Yet fascinatingly enough he probably has the most intimate relationships between his Friends, his notorious relationship with Rachel proved that he could be sweet, loving and an all round great partner. It also showed that he could at times be insecure, over the top and repetitive (did he tell you about the time that they were on a break?) If you’re in to great detailed conversations about dinosaurs or other big reptiles then Ross is your man, if you prefer less talking and just something pretty to look at then… how you doing?

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Joey Tribbiani – There are Joey Tribbiani’s all over the world, great looks, charming and refined but then they open their mouths and it’s ruined because they really don’t understand more than the bare minimum when it comes to talking about other worldly things and not just discussing themselves. News, girl problems, current affairs are just foreign to them. Now it actually depends on the type of woman and how far she thinks she can take a relationship with a man who has the attention span of a five year old. But being with Joey would have its perks; until he confused you for the girl that he spent last night with because you both have the same length hair and your names both begin with the letter ‘C!’

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So taking all of these delightful factors in to deliberation, which out of the three would attract the most ladies if they existed in the real world? It’s a tough one, we have the good looking yet slightly senseless player, a mature and kind of awkward educated man who at times throws hissy fits that his ten children would be proud of and lastly we have the arrogant yet humorous man who fears responsibility and maybe stability. We’re going to go with Chandler on this one, only because women like to fix things and Chandler has an endless list of issues he needs resolving – perfect!

 

– Aneesa Mirza

Follow me on Twitter @mirza_aneesa

www.aneesamirza.wordpress.com

 

Bromance!

Why is it that most men have become increasingly apprehensive about going on a ‘date’ with their male best friends alone? They can spend hours indoors playing video games or watching TV together but whenever a plan is formed that means actually leaving the comfort of their safeguarded dens, they ensure to invite along some more guy friends or a couple of girls? The only type of ‘dates’ that are acceptable are ones that involve getting rid of a hang over (cafe breakfasts) or include hard alcohol (no wine or fancy drinks, straight beer).

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 Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Going to a restaurant alone with your best mate wasn’t always seen as something to deem as awkward. No where near! In the 70’s bromances were bigger than ever, with men socializing more with their best friends than they did with their wives or families. This however, was way before the concern about being perceived as gay became a major complication in a modern day man’s social life.

Are women in fact to blame for triggering men in to becoming more defensive about the notion of their masculinity? By automatically assuming that two attractive men who are dining together are more than just friends. Or is it because this generation is more aware about homosexuality and so now an invisible stigma looms over close male friendships. Women savor that one to one time with their best girls, going for dinners, or to watch a movie, or even just catching up by going for long walks in the park to discuss slash gossip about everyone or everything in their lives.

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 Image Credit: missnowmrs.com

Life is too short to care about what other people think and to not spend time with the ones who mean the most to you. Men need to roll their eyes at such illogical judgments and actually spend time with the people whose company they enjoy the most. And if that’s your best guy mate then build on the bromance and don’t hesitate on doing things alone together. What is the point of inviting two or three more people whose time you don’t value as much just to buff out the numbers so that it doesn’t look suspicious to the people around you? Don’t conform to other people’s opinions and more importantly don’t let it get in the way of a fine bromance!

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 Image Credit: mischiefmydear.com

 

– Aneesa Mirza

Follow me on Twitter @mirza_aneesa

www.aneesamirza.wordpress.com

Why Angelina Jolie is the ideal woman for dudes!

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Image Credit: wallpaperseries.com

 

She acquires godly physical features that don’t demand any enhancer or products to intensify her beauty, her seductive lips have become famous in their own rights and she has an attitude that the rebellious Lara Croft would truly be proud of. In theory she is the woman who clasped the heart of a married man resulting in the end of America’s then most adored Hollywood couple, she eluded a carefree stance which radiated a promising good time. Fast track ten years ahead and Angelina Jolie is hardly identifiable with the cold hearted, resilient woman that everybody once knew her as.
Instead you have a woman whose life experiences and journey in to womanhood have melted away at that coldness and what is left is a beautiful, kind woman who is using her position and power to make all kinds of positive changes in the world. Voted as the sexiest woman alive by countless international magazines and media outlets, just what is it about Angelina Jolie that appeals to so many men?

It could possibly be the fact that Angelina Jolie has been both types of women in her elaborate thirty nine years. The Angie from ten years ago was known for talking openly about her crazy sex life, carrying human blood in a vial around her neck, her hard, feisty, unapproachable attitude that so many men find exhilarating. To a much softer lady, who speaks graciously and lovingly about her family and is clearly so passionate about helping to end the cruelty in the world through her United Nations ambassador work. Women are also fascinated by Angelina, maybe even more so now since she has shown the world a softer side which has dimmed down the attributes that once intimidated women. Through her humanitarian work she has convinced people that she is worthy of praise and the title as the ideal woman.

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Image Credit: worldrelief-fund.com

Angelina Jolie regularly makes headlines when pictured out and about with her brood of six children; three of which she adopted from underdeveloped countries. Her affectionate, tending and protective nature towards her kids can also be considered another reason as to why men are enthralled by the woman who seemingly can do it all. Jolie plays the dutiful, responsible mother and wife role impeccably and men have always regarded a caring and kind woman at the top of their favorite qualities in a woman list.

Money. Men especially in this generation look for women who are financially stable, strong and able to help provide for their family. Angelina Jolie has worked hard and earned money from her talents since the tender age of six years. But her millions are as important to her as the fame. Another attractive quality is that though she is arguably one of the wealthiest actors of our time, you never see that the finer things in life or luxuries of the world pay much significance to her. She still remains to be grounded, even stating in several interviews how she stresses the importance of not letting money control you to her six children.

Or alternatively, the reason why Angelina Jolie is the ideal woman for men around the world, may
be because she is simply flawless. And lets face it men don’t really make a habit of looking at many
other qualities beyond that.

 

 

– Aneesa Mirza

Follow me on Twitter @mirza_aneesa

www.aneesamirza.wordpress.com

 

Why Dudes Love Pointless TV

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Image Credit: hulu.com

 

All men have experienced the undisguised eye rolling from their girlfriends or significant other halves when coming home from a long, tiring day at work with only one thing on their minds. Family Guy.

Unknown to women why so many men choose to unwind or spend entire days off by possessing the remote control and engaging in to uninterrupted marathons of Family Guy, American Dad, The Cleveland show or any other meaningless shows where the main joke or theme of the episode is a naked butt or an unexpected burping dog. Yes that’s how random most of these shows are and yet they are enjoyed by millions of people around the world.

The reason why men consider these type of shows as favorites is because they like the idea of escapism. Escaping to a world where there are no real worries or concerns. Where the protagonists are dimwitted and awkward, talking animals are their best friends and real worries like money, rent, work and terror don’t exist. The swearing and sexual references throughout the shows also amuse men in ways that women could only consider as politically and socially incorrect.

Whatever the reason, it’s clear that men will continue to list shows like Family Guy and The Simpsons as their favorite TV shows so instead of begrudging their men, women should try to find the comedic side in social outcasts trying to catch the attention of the opposite sex with their pants down and their drinks up, whilst their talking pets try to conquer the world with the baby genius of the family. And who knows? Homer Simpson may just become their Man Crush Monday!

 

 

– Aneesa Mirza

Follow me on Twitter @mirza_aneesa

www.aneesamirza.wordpress.com