Monday, August 22, 2016

I don't want a "man cave," what's cool about a cave?

What's wrong with a man balcony?
I've seen/heard the term "man cave" referenced in a lot of commercials lately, as if it's some amazing feature that every guy should try to incorporate into his house.  I get the premise and where the origin comes from--usually the basement or garage is the excess room available to do whatever you want with.

The thing is, fundamentally, caves are pretty terrible.  They're dark, windowless holes below ground.  Why would I want to hang out there?  I'll take a "man roof-top balcony with an ocean view" instead, please.  Sure, building a waterfront vista into your home can be difficult, but I'd still prefer some sunlight and a tree or two rather than a cave.

I guess my point is "man cave" is a dumb expression and I wish we used something else.  Also, it's always nice to be able to see outside.


  1. Given its pre-historic "feel," I'm surprised to learn the term is a relatively recent addition to the lexicon:


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