Archive for September, 2008

A Gentleman Begs Forgiveness

September 30th, 2008

A gentleman rarely needs to apologize because he’s rarely wrong. Did Michelangelo apologize after painting the Sistine Chapel? Did Edison apologize for inventing the light bulb? Did FDR – in what would become his Presidential legacy – apologize for abolishing prohibition? Certainly not! To apologize for such feats of greatness would be pure folly. However, [...]

 

A Gentleman Is A Houseguest

September 30th, 2008

When a traveling gentleman accepts the hospitality of a gracious host, he often shows his appreciation in unconventional ways. While his behavior and general methodology may take the host by surprise, the gentleman is always keen to appeal to the desires of his company, regardless of whether or not they are conscious of such desires. [...]

 

People really seem to be looking at the downsides of 1960s-era advertising drama Mad Men this season. In a post this morning, NYMag’s Culture Vulture couldn’t stop harping on how dark the show has become, while others complain it’s just turned into a melodrama. To which we reply: “Fuck that noise! Has anyone [...]

 

A Gentleman Switches To Autopilot

September 29th, 2008

Like a Learjet hitting cruising altitude, an imbibing gentleman often switches to auto pilot once he’s flyin’ high. And though — as the night progresses — he might appear to be headed out to sea in a flat spin, spiraling around the room, spilling drinks, slobbering on his lapel and making unrequited advances at appalled [...]

 

A Gentleman Makes a Trade

September 29th, 2008

Though a gentleman’s negotiation prowess is impeccable during normal business hours, he is occasionally  prone to act upon impulses and let sympathy drive his reasoning during special after-hours bargaining taking place at the bar. When the gentleman is further proffered delicious gratis beverages to lubricate his decision making, he graciously accepts both the drinks and [...]

 

Gentleman of the Week: Paul Newman

September 29th, 2008

If you weren’t already aware, Paul Newman died this weekend at his home in Westport, CT, after losing his bout with lung cancer. Paul Newman’s naturally rebellious persona allowed him to portray the most wily of all rascals and scoundrels on the silver screen for the better part of 60 years, making him one of [...]

 

Gawker, This Means War!

September 26th, 2008

Scandalous! Outrageous! Monocle-shattering! The snarky scallywags behind blog behemoth Gawker have lumped The Foggy Monocle together with the common, bro-tastic riff raff congesting the Internet. Do they not know gentlemen when they see them? Have they not read of our esteemed exploits? But rest assured, dear readers, we shall not stand for this disgraceful accusation. [...]

 

In order to grease the wheels of life so that everything rolls in his favor, a gentleman often has to fabricate stories to conceal the sordid details of his splendid existence. His bride’s innocent ears and eyes would simply be unable to tolerate the bravura of the gentleman’s day-to-day affairs. Thus, it’s vital that the [...]

 

With so much chatter about bailouts, debates, hurricanes and the general collapse of the US economy, a gentleman wonders how this is going to affect his weekend drinking schedule. A gentleman is often keen to consider that sometimes a bear market is great for business, and will remember the great heroes of the prohibition period, [...]

 

Dearest Cougars

September 25th, 2008

No matter how dismissive he treats a carnal affair with a mature woman, there’s no denying that a young gentleman loves the company of cougars. So advanced is the fledgling gentleman’s sexual appetite that only an experienced woman with countless conquests notched in her weathered belt can keep up with his boundless exuberance for filthy [...]