I know the myth is that men want Traci Lords in the bedroom,  Julia
Child in the  kitchen, Hazel around the house, Lesley Visser during a
game, Mary Poppins for the children, Cha Cha Muldowney in traffic, Dr.
Quinn, Medicine Chick when we're sick, Mary Richards at work, Mother
Theresa when we come home with leprosy, Gertrude Stein in conversation,
the body of Sophia Loren in 'Boy on a Dolphin' combined with the voice
of Sade, and to top it all off, the IQ of Anna Nicole Smith, because of
course we don't want to feel too threatened.

So if that's the myth of what we want, what's the reality? Well, first
put that Cosmo article down right now and back slowly away from the
magazine. Now go to the window and take a deep breath. You must clear
your head of  bullshit articles like "How to Trick Your Man into Cooking
Tex-Mex." Trick me? How about asking me? And then I'll be able to tell
you I don't have a fucking clue what Tex-Mex is, okay?! All right, I'm
not supposed to do this. I'm not supposed to reveal the master list to
all you  non-tripods, but what the hell;  here goes:

Here's what men want from women. One through Ten:

ONE- We want you to understand that we don't give a shit about clothes,
all right? Yours OR ours. All we need is one pair of tennies and one
pair of church shoes. That's it.

TWO- Don't talk to us while the television is on, all right? Very
simple: Television is off, we talk. Television is on, we don't talk.

THREE- When you're behind the wheel of a car, if you want to get
aggressive, that's fine, but don't give somebody the finger and expect
me to defend your honor when Steroid Lad comes over swinging a pair of
nunchucks, all right?

FOUR- Would it kill you to watch 'The Godfather' with me for the  fifty-
seventh time?

FIVE- Hey I'm sorry, but some of us see a beautiful sunset and think,
"You know, I betcha my accountant is boning me up the ass."

SIX- You go see Nell by yourself, all right? I met enough chicks like
that at "The Drink" when I was single.

SEVEN- Have a sense of humor. Without a sense of humor, a relationship
lasts about as long as David Duke at a Black Panther meeting.

EIGHT- Work out your job-related anger before we have sex. Just  because
Helmut, the office boy, brought you the cup of lima bean consomme
instead of the bowl of lima bean consomme from Soup Plantation, I don't want
to end up in the friction burn groin ward at Cedars-Sinai, all right?

NINE- Don't ask us to cry. As much as you say you want us to cry, you
don't really want us to cry. You hate it when we cry. I've tried crying
in front of my wife. She enjoyed it for about thirty seconds and then
started thinking, "Why in the fuck did I marry this hamster?"

TEN- be patient. Hold us. Love us unconditionally. Help us out of this
testosterone-induced fog we dwell in and lead us into the light.  Or if
that's asking too much, how's about a big sloppy blowjob once in a


Nowadays it seems like they want....other women. No uhh....some women
want zero from a man, and others want lots of zeros from a man.  Let's
see, the myth is that women want Brad Pitt in the bedroom, Brad Pitt
in the kitchen, Brad Pitt around the house, Brad Pitt during a game,
Brad Pitt when they're sick, Brad Pitt in conversation, the body of Brad
Pitt in 'Legends of the Fall' combined with the voice of Brad Pitt,
and to top it all off the IQ of Fabio on two bottles of NyQuil.

Another myth is that a woman must be married by a certain age or
she'll never find stability. Hey, I've got news for you, ladies: Looking
to men for stability is like going to Crispin Glover for psychoanalysis,
all right? And yet a third myth is that men think that women like guys
who are dangerous. As a result, guys will often smoke cigarettes, drink
too much, and ride a motorcycle without a helmet. Women don't like guys
who are dangerous. Women want us to think that because women are trying
to kill us. Now I'll be the first to admit that men's advice on women
is about as reliable as an M-16 in the mud, but this is what I kinda
sorta,  maybe think women want from men.

ONE- Foreplay is not a privilege; it is a birthright.

TWO- If you take her out to a fancy restaurant, don't try to subtly
steer her away from the lobster, Diamond Bob.

THREE- Quit blowing smoke up women's asses about the sanctity and power
they possess as lifegivers and come up with some decent affordable
child care. That way, maybe poor single mothers can go to work and get
off welfare and we won't have to listen to any more assholes in Congress
blathering about orphanages.

FOUR- Equal work for equal pay. Look around you at work, guys.  Look
at...say Carl, the brain-dead jagoff in the cubicle next to you.  You
could kill Carl, couldn't you, because he's a slacking,  worthless, tady
idiot. Now imagine making 30 percent less than Carl. Hellooo....

FIVE- This is very important: During lovemaking: Don't ask,  "Who's
your daddy?" Even as a joke. All right? It's not funny.

SIX- When her mouth moves, pay attention, words could be coming  out.
Words are kind of important.

SEVEN- Pass a law that makes it compulsory for all over-the-hill rock
stars to have women their own age in their videos.

EIGHT- Don't ask her if she came. You're a big boy now, Clouseau, you
should know if she came.

NINE- Don't tell her how to merge and she won't tell you to ask for

TEN- When she catches you cheating on her and cuts off your dick in
your sleep, take it like a man.

So, guys, at the end of the what women want is this: equal pay, fair
treatment, respect, patience, sensitivity, passion and a genuine effort
at understanding who they really are. Or if that's too much to ask,
how about a big fucking diamond the size of your head?

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