Today has been declared "National Man Day" -- by two brothers in Indiana, anyway. But it turns out they chose a day that is dedicated to a less than manly pursuit.
Aaron and Joel Longanecker, 26 and 19 respectively, have been trying to get men to join their cause on Facebook since late last year. Their goal was initially 1000 men. Instead, a remarkable 260,000 have signed on. The Longaneckers wrote:
This day is the day for all men to stand up and say, "Yes, I am a Man." And "Yes, I will step up and do manly things and whatever I want to do on this glorious day!"
According to the brothers, those manly things include watching Rocky movies all day, sitting in your favorite chair and scratching yourself, and eating a 20 ounce steak.
But here's the problem. Monday, June 15 is also "Sneak a Kiss Day," a day when sweethearts are supposed to steal kisses from each other. Just for the record, real men don't sneak kisses -- they just do it.
So instead of sneaking kisses, here's what the Longaneckers say you should be doing today:
I'm not asking you to throw some sissy party, or to go buy a new power tie because you're a man. All I'm asking you to do is step up, live this day like a man would. Blow something up, shoot some animal, punch your buddy in the face for no reason, be a good father, play football and literally knock someone's head off... Do something manly. Be a man like God intended you to be... Take this day and celebrate your manhood!