Whatever Happened to Male Friendship?

December 2, 2013

It’s a rather florid analysis of a Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey commercial, but it comes to a valid conclusion that I have to agree with.

…most men desire this friendship—this tender, warm, (dare we say it?) loving friendship—but that desire receives no affirmation in our culture.  Men’s desires are circumscribed within a perverse Venn diagram, with one circle labeled “sex,” the other “mammon.”  Such friendship seems as foreign as the virgin Irish countryside, unattainable in the normal course of life in the 21st century.