Helping Men Survive the 1st Week of February
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Every week here at The Dignified Devil Bunker of Dignification, we spend a lot of time thinking about how we can help the modern man survive the modern world. This week of course is no different. Today we explore the apps, the tools, the gadgets, the films, the vices and the books that will enlighten the modern man as he navigates his way through his week. These are the things that are worth a man’s time, money, attention and space in his Junk Drawer.
The Do's and Don'ts of an Office Happy Hour
Despite having the occasional ‘case of the Mondays,’ work doesn’t always have to be a drag. In fact, when you have good people around you, it makes a world of difference. I’ve had nightmare jobs before but worked with great people, which helped save me from going insane. We’ve all been there, right? You have your small group of friends at work that you always hang out with grab a morning coffee, eat lunch, and even get together outside of work. And at large office events, you gravitate toward one another like old college buddies. But what happens when you head out to an office happy hour with a larger group of coworkers? Specifically, with people who are outside your group? Office happy hours create camaraderie amongst the team, but can also be a dangerous breeding ground for inappropriate behavior. And some coworkers like to lose their minds as if it was college! ‘Who’s up for a keg stand!’
The Photography of Brice Ferré
Brice Ferré is a well established editorial, commercial and fine-art photographer in Vancouver, BC. Born in Rennes, France, Ferré graduated from film school in 2003 eventually moving to Paris to start a career in the film industry. His passion for photography soon became an obvious career and, after moving to Canada in 2009, Brice decided to devote all of his time and energy to doing what he loved most. Since he arrived in Vancouver, his work has been showcased in several art-shows and galleries and his nude fine-art series has become very popular. More than 60 models took part of this series in the past year and a half. Brice is now working on a new series called Ekta that promises to be as big, if not bigger than this one. The following article talks about Ferré’s thought process into his recent collection.
The State of the Union...or... Campaign?
During Tuesday night’s State of the Union Address, President Obama laid out his campaign agenda, attempting to appeal to the widest possible range of potential voters in the 2012 election. While the present audience was the contentious congress who has steadfastly opposed his will since the landslide 2010 midterm elections, the President clearly spoke past them to the millions of moderate voters who will determine his fate. Delivering a laundry list of campaign promises failed to deliver on the promise of addressing the health of the country and elucidating a coherent plan going forward. In the grand democratic tradition, we offer a dignified voice of dissent.
An Interview with the Man on the Ledge
Thanks to James Cameron’s Avatar, Sam Worthington has made one of the speediest ascents up the A-list since Julia Roberts unleashed that killer smile in Pretty Woman.
Less than a year before Avatar became the most successful film of all time, Worthington was a homeless Aussie who couldn’t land a decent role in his homeland, let alone in Hollywood.
Helping Men Survive the 4th Week of January
Every week here at The Dignified Devil offices we spend a lot of time thinking about how we can help the modern man survive the modern world. This week of course is no different. Today we explore the apps, the tools, the gadgets, the films, the vices and the magazines that will enlighten the modern man as he navigates his way through his week. These are the things that are worth a man’s time, money, attention and space in his Junk Drawer.
A Movie Review
Everybody knows awards are bullshit, but still. Having just heard the nominees for the Oscars, I was unsurprised but perturbed to learn that Drive wasn’t among them. Which is a shame—because it’s a much better film than The Descendants or War Horse. I haven’t seen The Help or Moneyball, but I bet it’s better than those too.
A Perspective on the Modern Man
Every once and awhile an article crosses your computer screen that is so well written and so well stated that it changes the way you view the world around you. Here at The Dignified Devil, we have talked a lot about what it should mean to be a man in the modern world. We have used terms like “gentleman,” “sophisticated” and so on. This post written by Jon Eckblad focuses our thoughts for the year, and sets us straight and on the right path for 2012.
The Surreal Art of Sandra Westman
Once again we provide to you the art of the woman. But this time, the art is seen through a woman’s eyes. This week we explore the mind of Sandra Westman and her surreal vision of the female form adorned, masked and exposed.
Sandra Westman is a 23-year-old photographer from Sweden. She started her career as a model but after a year or so became more interested about business behind the camera. Her main interest is to create images that are seen as artistic rather than what we consider to be “traditional beauty,” images that bring a sense, any sense, to the audience.
Bela Lugosi Reviews Underworld: Awakening
Once in a great while a film so bad manifests itself into being that a dignified man, living or otherwise, simply can’t sit back and let it pass. As a matter of fact, it is the dignified man’s duty to stand up and shout his protests from the highest mountain top. Or, in this case, use his celebrity and famous quotations to do that for him.Film: Underworld: Awakening
Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy
Directed by: Mans Marlind
Theaters: January 20th, 2012 * Related posts: Read Clark Gable’s review of Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Thoughts on Internet Censorship and SOPA
To be called a pirate sounds pretty neat. The word itself is old and steeped in iconography. To some degree the term still has a respect or awe associated with it, much like it’s successor in vagabondary, the Hacker. Both the Hacker and the Pirate seem to occupy the same purgatory, a middle ground that seems hated by legitimate powers-that-be and heralded, at least to some degree, by the imaginations of the general public.
8 Graphic Novels Every Man Should Read
Once a fringe, disrespected pulp medium shunned by mainstream society, comic books and their big brothers, the graphic novel, are now a staple of American popular culture. While our fathers were commonly discouraged from reading them, today’s modern man grew up with comic books as a viable and accepted form of entertainment.
Graphic novels are more than $15 “funny books,” as they were sometimes called. They are the next evolutionary stage in comics–a dynamic form of visual literature that inspires every possible storytelling venue, from Madison Avenue, to classical literature to Hollywood and everywhere in-between. So what is the best route for the aspiring graphic novel connoisseur to take? Like many great movies or (non-picture) books, there are some modern classics that fall into the ‘must see’ category. Thus, we present The Dignified Devil’s guide to the 8 graphic novels every man should read.
Helping Men Survive the 3rd Week of January
Every week here at The Dignified Devil we spend a lot of time thinking about how we can help the modern man survive the modern world. This week of course is no different. Today we explore the apps, the tools, the gadgets, the films, the vices and the books that will enlighten the modern man as he navigates his way through his week. These are the things that are worth a man’s time, money, attention and space in his Junk Drawer.