Warning – I’ve already had a gimlet this evening.
So you guys should know me by now as being kind of an internet whore. By internet, I mean this shiny silver box on my desk that Al Gore claims to have invented. By whore I mean…. well never mind. Ever since I moved my office to the back of my house I’ve realized that there is now a 1.26 hour window of time that I can’t stare at my computer screen. Or at the very least, the 27 inches of my Mac become one very small 4×4 inch box in the lower left hand corner. See the problem with natural light is that it comes through windows and as a result, my computer screen doesn’t fare so well.
And I’m too lazy to close the shades.
So what’s a gimlet drinking boy to do at 3pm when the sun dis-allows him to work? The answer is quite simple. Use the laptop in the bedroom (hereby known as “The Computer Used for Porn”) to surf the web and mingle around the other blogs.
So I did.
You can thank my friend over at Modern Sauce. (Be sure to stop by and pet her kitty…. or stroke her ego. Probably the same thing)
Oh right. The Gem. Now I know the boys out there have been screaming bloody murder because women took to Pinterest like the last pair of holey nylons on the legs of an unshaven drag queen. And of course, when boys aren’t happy, they’re passive aggressively so. And really we can’t have the boys mad because then who the hell would kill the spiders? Not me. I don’t want spider legs caught in the embossed pattern on the bottom of my Louis Vuitton slip-ons. Or my cheap outlet store Converse for that matter.
According to the American Mustache Institute (if this a real school I know a few hipsters that would so apply!), Gentlemint is “one of the more manly websites on the planet”. I can’t disagree. After perusing a few pages of manly pins, I have realized that it could only be more perfect if there were a pin of Sophia Loren making out with Brigitte Bardot. It’s ammo. And guns. And knives. Sprinkled with men’s fashion (even they know when to let in the gay quotent) and mustaches. And I even saw a photo of a stainless steel kitchen.
It appears to be a relatively new site run by two men who smoke cigars (probably the good cubans… the cigars. Not the men) and were tired of their wives (or girlfriends… probably girlfriends since they are still allowed to smoke cigars) Facebooking whatever crock pot recipe or scrapbooking idea or fuzzy unicorn they’d found on Pinterest.
Just for good measure…. I thought I’d give you a little taste of just what you’d find on Gentlemint…. Cool right?
Guys guys. I know you’re rushing to log in but it’s still in beta. You’ll need to wait. According to their blog it doesn’t sound like it’ll be much longer.
The question is…. can I be a Tastemaker on the ground floor?
First Floor: Telephones, Gents ready-made suits, shirts, socks, ties, hats…..
(I will personally send a $5.00 Starbucks gift card to the first person who can tell me what TV show that lyric is from…..)
D.Coop was not compensated for this post.