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100 Skills Every Man Must Know

I saw this article on MSN last Friday and I was overwhelmed. It seems to me that gone are the days that men actually did everything. Does a man with all these skills really exist? The list is too long for this post but they categorized the 100 into major groups. Of these groups, I think that the Home is most important:

14. Carve a turkey
15. Use a sewing machine - yeahhh right! 16. Put out a fire
17. Home-brew beer
18. Remove bloodstains from fabric - that's what the maid is for.
19. Move heavy stuff
20. Grow food - thank God for the market?
21. Read an electric meter
22. Shovel the right way
23. Solder wire - I learned this in college.
24. Tape drywall
25. Split firewood
26. Replace a faucet washer - Dad taught me this.
27. Mix concrete
28. Paint a straight line
29. Use a French knife
30. Prune bushes and small trees
31. Iron a shirt
32. Fix a toilet tank flapper
33. Change a single-pole switch
34. Fell a tree
35. Replace a broken windowpane
36. Set up a ladder, safely
37. Fix a faucet cartridge
38. Sweat copper tubing
39. Change a diaper - that's why we don't want kids yet.
40. Grill with charcoal
41. Sew a button on a shirt - good luck with that!
42. Fold a flag

How about Techonology?

76. Install a graphics card
77. Take the perfect portrait
78. Calibrate HDTV settings
79. Shoot a home movie
80. Ditch your hard drive

With the exception of 78, I think we're good with this list. Jerry told me he got 71 out of 100, not bad? I yet have to see the proof...;)


  1. I think I've already done most of these things. I refuse to change a diaper though. I think that's why I don't have kids either. I guess maybe it would be different if it was my own kid.

  2. I understand your refusal - am not a man but I really wouldn't want to do it either (hence no kids for me!)


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