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By: John Salvatore

Everyone knows that one of the toughest parts of being a twenty-something living in the city is finding a good roommate. Roommate problems span from somebody never paying bills to mounds of dirty clothes piling up to dishes growing mold in the sink because somebody didn’t clean up after himself.

How to Find a Good Roommate

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All the experts agree; a positive male role model is key to the successful development of a young man.

Sure, most of us have great fathers, uncles, older brothers, bosses, coaches and teachers to look up to, but if you want to be a real legend, – and don’t we all – you’ll need to find a truly great man to model. And not just any legendary role model will do; you need to find one that matches your own personal style.

The men listed below have lived and lived well. They loomed over the pack as larger than life heroes; they ruled the roost and rose to the top. They authored novels, dominated debates, dazzled with wit and won championships, women, wealth and wars.

Without any further ado, I present to you seven legendary men’s men in seven classic categories.
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With the housing market crash, the price of oil rising, unemployment increasing, and incomes staying stagnant, money is tight for most of us. Everyone is cutting corners to make the house, rent, or car payments. But obviously everything is a trade off and sacrifices come with a cost. If you find yourself “tight” and dipping into your vacation money to make the monthly payments, it may be time to make a few changes in your lifestyle to make things work rather than sacrificing your sanity.

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Pursuit of Dating

June 30, 2008 | | 16 Comments 



Pursuit of Dating

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By: Sharon

Dating reminds me of the game MONOPOLY. Your main goal is to get Boardwalk. Everything is going well, and then all of a sudden you get a minor setback. You flip that Chance card over that says, “Go to Jail. Go directly to Jail. Do not pass GO. Do not collect $200”. Next, you are blind-sighted by your opponent who takes over and gains possession of Boardwalk. After that, everything just goes downhill and you say f**k it! I’m done!

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How to Cook a Steak

Let’s face it, every man should know how to cook a steak. It should be no surprise either because after all men have been loving red meat as long as the sun has been shining. You would think perfecting the steak would be already ingrained in our DNA, but it isn’t. But fear not my friend, Ploomy’s got your back. Here are the basics on how to cook a steak.
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Ploomy Girl #4: JackAttack

If Jackie Taheny were in movies, she’d probably play the role of Will Ferrell’s sidekick chick who is hot as hell, but doesn’t take no for an answer. Just talking to her, you get a sense she’s definitely a gal that feels completely comfortable in her own skin, knows how to have fun, and can probably belch with the best of them.

This California native is a recent college graduate and member of the Cal State Long Beach Men’s Crew team. We brought our life jacket and caught up with this Ploomy Girl to see what floats her boat.

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30 Cool Movies

June 9, 2008 | | 70 Comments 



Editor’s Note: This article was submitted by Tim from CoolMaterial.com. If you’re looking for cool gadgets, be sure to check out his site.

Nothing says cool like a good guy movie. Especially ones with car chases, egg-eating contests, underground brawls, hit men, and foxy leading ladies. We’ve compiled a list of 30 cool movies that should be on every guy’s must-see list this summer.

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Bill O’Reilly

You either hate him or love him, but there is no in between. Bill O’Reilly (host of the O’Reilly Factor) is without question one of the most interesting characters on television. Check out this hilarious unexpected mix of Bill O’Reilly Music someone uploaded on thesixtyone.com.

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An End to Being Green

Editor’s Note: This post was submitted by James Kennedy of Culinist.com. If you have something you think Ploomy readers should know, you can submit your articles here.

An End to Being “Green”

Driving a Prius isn’t eco-friendly, organic beauty products don’t reverse climate change, putting an organic tomato in your shopping cart provides you with a tomato, nothing more. Our individual environmental footprint is completely negligible on a global scale. You are helpless. Stop trying to save the environment. You can’t. Want to know why? Because we live on a big planet that has existed for billions of years that rotates around a burning star. And it doesn’t really care what you do. Yes, you are responsible for fucking it up. Join the club–it’s not that exclusive; as of date, we’re looking at about 6.8 billion members.

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