Do I smell testosterone?

Friday, March 6, 2009

Apparently I live in one of the Top 20 Manliest Cities in America. The cities were rated based on the number of major league sports teams, popularity of tools and hardware and frequency of monster truck rallies. What? No NASCAR? Those results must be tainted.

The study was commissioned as part of a promotion for Combos. I can't think of a more manly snack than a pretzel filled with Cheez Wiz.

Wiz. That's a funny word.

My curiosity was piqued so I went to the Combos website to see if they had a more in depth analysis of the results. Nope. But they do mention NASCAR since Combos are the official snack! Do I know my manly men or do I know my manly men?

There's nothing I can appreciate more than a finely crafted ad campaign and I'm one of those people who actually likes to watch the commercials. I'm looking forward to this one because I can't imagine how it will translate to television.

They've coined the phrase "Combivore" and have a section on how to hide your Combos so no one knows you're sneaking them. Hide them in your hat..hide them in your recliner...hide them in your tux. I think if you're wearing a tux to a monster truck rally or a NASCAR race that someone catching you sneaking Combos would be the least of your worries. Can you say ass kick?

My favorite part is the Store Locator section. Really? Do people not know where to find Combos?? Now I'm sure it's all very tongue in cheek but you know there are men out there taking the "Are you a Combivore" quiz and sitting on the edge of their seats waiting for the results. And most of them have responded to my personal ad.

And people wonder why I have issues.


  1. OMG...Chrissy!

    Yet another post that made me HOWL!!!

    This is very interesting too, because I live in Philadelphia and I would SWEAR it would be included in the Top 20!

    In fact, I always discribe Philly as the "Pump for Testosterone."

    I mean think about it....

    ...Rocky was filmed here.



  2. YO...RonNIE!!!

    Don't fear. Philadelphia came in a respectable #30. (insert manly grunt here)


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