The Goodnight Gamer - Episode 2

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Welcome to a very special The Goodnight Gamer - Episode 2, on the serious topic of Manbags, shot on the Flip camera. Thanks to the magic of Revver, Episode 1 is no longer available, so Episode 2 is brought us to today courtesy of Viddler, because there's a far greater chance of fewer people seeing it on there than on YouTube. Enjoy!

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Catatonic
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The manliest bag is a saddle

The manliest bag is a saddle bag, but we don't ride a horse to work anymore.

Rowdy Rob
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Catatonic wrote:

The manliest bag is a saddle bag, but we don't ride a horse to work anymore.

I'm still waiting for the "Batman" utility belt to come into vogue!

Anyhow, that was a fun video, Bill. I've never seen (or heard of) such a thing as a "Manbag" before.

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Matt Barton
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LOL, what an unexpected

LOL, what an unexpected topic!

What's funny is that if you go back in time far enough, it was men who carried "purses," usually filled with coins. I think that faded as paper money became more standard, since it could be stored in a "bill fold." Of course, women seem to need more stuff on their person, such as tampons, makeup, etc.

What I don't understand is why there's a stigma associated with men carrying purses. Why is that considered "gay" or less masculine by some? I mean, if it had flowers or was pink, okay, but I don't see anything "gay" about these manbags.

do any of you guys still wear fanny packs? Did you ever?

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Bill Loguidice
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Matt Barton wrote:

do any of you guys still wear fanny packs? Did you ever?

The last time I wore a fanny pack was on my honeymoon in Mexico in 2001, particularly when we were touring the pyramids. Otherwise I've only wore it when working around the house and had an MP3 player or something in it.

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Calibrator
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Matt Barton wrote:

What I don't understand is why there's a stigma associated with men carrying purses. Why is that considered "gay" or less masculine by some?

I don't consider me excessively macho but I'd rather lose an arm before I decorate myself with something like this shoulder-strap monstrosity in Bills link!

Every case with straps sucks, IMHO. Regardless of the sex, even though I have a "gay example":
A friend and schoolmate of mine came out of his closet after his parents threw him out at the age of 18 or 19 and suddenly he openly featured some of the classic gay attributes (slightly nasal way of speaking, sophisticated arrogance) and stuff like a small, shiny leather bag with a hand strap. Perhaps it *was* a classic gay fashion at that time (end of the eighties).

However, I was a fan of coolness since I was around thirteen or fourteen - just having discovered Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry and spaghetti western movies. For me this was and still is the epitome of coolness - especially the first Dirty Harry movie and of course the man with no name. I asked myself often back then: "Would Dirty Harry do this? Would the man with no name say that?"

You've got to ask yourself one question: "Do you think Dirty Harry would wear a man-bag?" Well, do ya, punk?

So in my opinion those bags aren't necessarily gay but simply uncool.

What to use then? Bags with no straps and - if weight makes it necessary - a handle.

Bill's case is OK in my book as long as it has no straps but the sheer amount of gadgets in that thing frightens even me.

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do any of you guys still wear fanny packs?

I would never.ever. wear something that is named after female genitalia.

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Did you ever?

And I neither want to look like a tourist nor like a mule.

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Rowdy Rob
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Calibrator wrote:

You've got to ask yourself one question: "Do you think Dirty Harry would wear a man-bag?" Well, do ya, punk?

I love Clint Eastwood movies, but I wouldn't want to be Dirty Harry, cool or not. I'd rather be the guy with the manbag than an angry, miserable, lone-wolf type who doesn't laugh or enjoy anything except blowing away punks.

Now Captain Kirk is more like it, and I can imagine him with a Manbag!

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do any of you guys still wear fanny packs?

I would never.ever. wear something that is named after female genitalia.

Heck, I didn't even know what a "fanny pack" was until I just looked it up on the Internet. Nobody wears them around here. Needless to say, yuck! I'll take the Manbag over that....

Still, I'm a pocket and wallet guy for now...

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Matt Barton
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I guess men are supposed to

I guess men are supposed to carry briefcases or "satchels" instead of a bag, manbag or not. I remember when my roommate in college got a manbag for Christmas, he did take some ribbing about it even though it was a black leather affair that looked more like a portfolio than a purse. It did have a shoulder strap, and I think that's what crossed the line.

I tend to carry a laptop bag, which as far as I know doesn't have an unmanly aura to it. lol!

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I carry a laptop bag too,

I carry a laptop bag too, often sans laptop, but my portfolio is meant to be taken places more easily and left in the car.

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Matt Barton
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LOL, my wife claims Bill's

LOL, my wife claims Bill's thing isn't a manbag at all, but a "man clutch." LOL

I just watched this thing again and was really impressed with the overall quality and concept. It's funny and cool!

I'm surprised that Bill doesn't have one of these yet, though:
Livescribe

They've been demoing these on campus lately and I'm half inclined to buy one. Too bad I'm no longer a student; they'd be ideal for people who listen to lectures.

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Bill Loguidice
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Livescribe

I've coveted the Livescribe, but have no particular reason to get one since I actually have several similar items including the aforementioned Fly Fusion. Of course the one downside to all of these pens (except for one I have that connects to USB - there is a cheap one now that is wireless) is that they require their own paper, making them rather less portable. I'd need a manbag that held a standard 8.5" x 11" notebook to use them effectively.

And yes, it's definitely a "manclutch". ;-) I may go to "manbag 2.0" though by the time the Pandora comes, and then I can consider incorporating one of the computerized pen solutions.

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