Sunday, September 09, 2012

GQ magazine is printing nonsense


30. LEARN HOW TO DRIVE A STICK SHIFT. Every girlfriend I've ever had has the same two complaints about me: I'm not totally in touch with my feelings, and I can't drive a stick shift. I'm still working on the former, but I'm giving up on the latter. Because, seriously: Who cares? People tell you that a manual transmission makes you feel more in control of the car, more "at one" with the machine. I'm sure that's a neat sensation in a Bugatti. But I don't need to be more "at one" with a piece-of-shit Subaru. Not knowing how to drive a stick shift is one of those things that seem like a big deal when you're young but turn out to be pretty meaningless when you're older. Like trigonometry or Christmas.—Jason Gay 

 31. BLOG. Your audience at the company cafeteria is bigger than what you'll have on the Internet.

from the top 50 things in the GQ article "50 Things a Man Does NOT Need to Learn to Do"  http://www.gq.com/entertainment/humor/200609/50-things-not-to-do-before-you-die-bucket-list

you have likely figured out I think this is nonsense

7 comments:

  1. Not only nonsense, but methinks that the 'author's' last name is not his handle, but rather a description...

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  2. OK, I admit it... I stupidly perused the whole list after commenting. They obviously know nothing about being a Man, but we kinda figured that before even peeking. Oh well, at least number 50 is right...

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  3. Everyone should know how to drive a stick shift. You never know when you'll need it and look impotent or at least like a loser if you can't help someone out by driving the car.

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  4. What did you expect from GQ?

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  5. ...and even crappy cars like the writers beater Subie are Way More Fun to drive if they have a stick. I am middle aged and still enjoy my cars manual transmission every day.

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  6. Why learn to shift any type of transmission at all? Ride a fixie, wear tweed, automatically you're a man...

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