Thursday, May 29, 2008

Just Suck It Up And Carry The Popcorn And Diet Coke, Guys

“Sex And The City” opens in theaters this weekend striking fear into the hearts of men across America. NPR devoted a large chunk of time to the subject today with Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass talking about his article “Because No Man Should Feel The Agony of This Film.” Men called in to commiserate and offer their own personal avoidance schemes. Armed with a myriad of excuses, bargains, bribes and elaborate fake emergency summons plans, it appears men are prepared to go to extreme lengths to avoid the ultimate chick flick. But no matter how much he-man talk of power tools, meat grilling, and “just say no” resolve they bandied about, most ultimately admitted they’d be spending two hours and fifteen minutes of their weekend watching the women of SATC talk about Manolo Blahniks and Jimmy Choo. The mere fact that they know these names means their battle is already lost.

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