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Why is it at BBQs us men love to stand by the grill?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by ImNotJoel, Jun 2, 2014.


  1. ImNotJoel

    ImNotJoel

    Jan 12, 2014
    Connecticut
    During Memorial Day I was grilling for my fiancé and kids. I am in my zone flipping burgers smelling that charcoal and I'm looking around the park.

    I look around and see all these other family's BBQing. All different cultures, Hispanic, Indian, Asian, black people, white people are all in the same formation. All of us men surround the grill no matter what language we speak or what we grill.

    My fiancé asks why as men we do this why we all surround the grill. I couldn't answer maybe just in our DNA no matter what part of the world were from. Does anyone know why we do this?
     
  2. Darth Handsome

    Darth Handsome Banned

    Oct 1, 2010
    Winnipeg
    I think we're all gay.
     
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  3. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    For millions of years, male humans hunted.
    I assume after a successful hunt (and after the harnessing of fire) this was closely followed by roasting the animal.
    This is over a million years of instinctual behavior in action.
     
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  4. I am "Lord of The Fire."
     
  5. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    It's primal. When cavemen first began eating cooked meat, it changed our species. It allowed us to eat more meat, get more protein, and evolve bigger brains. Maybe the man that stood around the grill was able to eat sooner than the man that was dillydallying away from the grill. The dillydallyer went hungry and didn't reproduce.
     
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  6. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    In case the cook takes ill, someone is there to take over. Its' that serious.
     
  7. How about why men gather around the open hoods of vehicles?
     
  8. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Banned

    Dec 23, 2010
    Horten, Norway
    This thread needs a militant vegan.
     
  9. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    I mean, think of the alternative...
    Listening to soccer mom's gossip about Mrs. Johnson's new faux spanish tile floor she bought at home depot?
    I for one choose to savor the smoke of burning animal carcasses.
     
  10. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Banned

    Dec 23, 2010
    Horten, Norway
    The engine noise drowns out the cackling of the womenfolk.
     
  11. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Grilled vegetables are good too. Especially when served with grill flesh.
    grilledveg.
     
  12. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Banned

    Dec 23, 2010
    Horten, Norway
    I believe you meant to type "ONLY when served with grilled flesh".
     
  13. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Because they are dislexic and thought it said "stand by the girl"?
     
  14. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
    Why does anybody do anything?

    Why answer a question with a question?

    Why even ask questions?
     
  15. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
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  16. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Oct 3, 2007
    I'm thinking the dude dillydallying was probably getting some tail and less likely to eat undercooked meat that would make him sick or worse. Dillydallying genes win out. In most hunter/gatherer cultures the women process and cook the meat. I like grilling because most women complain about the heat and play with the meat too much ruining it(there's a double entendre for ya!). Plus it gives me an excuse to drink more beer and stay out of the women's way.
     
  17. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    There's gotta be a balance between dillydallying and grill circling. Everything in moderation.
     
  18. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Oct 3, 2007
    We're all clones. Clones of gayness.
     
  19. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    I think we have our answer...
     
  20. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    I am a sucker for a hot schnitzengruben......
     

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