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By Bill Adler Jr.

Cellphones, mp3 gamers, desktops, automobiles, guitars, hi-tech strength lawnmowers...it frequently turns out that males relate to their numerous toys and contraptions higher than they do to even an important humans of their lives! "Boys and Their Toys" explains the complicated, intimate, and infrequently humorous relationships males have with their fabric possessions, in order that spouses, companions, and important others can use this information to enhance their human-to-human courting.

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Men who use Swiss Army knives and Leatherman tools choose these gadgets in place of sledgehammers, power saws, and crowbars. They’re a gentler lot than the average male. All of the traits that these men emulated as boys when they wanted to be MacGyver, or their era’s equivalent icon, continue as adults. They’re smart (they really all are), independent, selfreliant, rugged, handsome (if not in actuality, then that’s how they view themselves, which counts for a lot), self-assured, and willing to take risks.

I’ve met both of these people. Naturally, the question arises: What did grown-up boys do before they had toys to fidget with and to help them alleviate their boredom? How did they fidget and multitask and play when they should have been paying attention to you or be Toys Prevent Boredom and Thus Prevent Insanity 47 deeply committed to a telephone conversation? I wish I could say that men drew complex art or diagrams while on the phone; that they played with their slide rules while in meetings; that they took their pulse with their watch’s sweep second hand while chatting near the water cooler.

And for that matter, they like giving surprises. You’re more likely to get a surprise party with somebody like this. So enjoy. They’re not cloistered, nerdy men, though they can bit a bit more introverted than boys who wanted to be James Bond when they grew up. These are men who are intellectually curious and internally honest: They prefer to live with as few lies and exaggerations in their lives as possible. They feel uncomfortable with uncomfortable situations and believe that it’s 18 Boys and Their Toys everyone’s moral obligation to speak the truth.

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