AskMen

AskMen is a free online men's web portal, with international versions in Australia, Canada, the Middle East, the United Kingdom and the United States. It is owned by Ziff Davis and operates through the IGN Entertainment unit.

AskMen
Type of site
Online men's publication
OwnerZiff Davis Media
Websiteworld.askmen.com
Alexa rankNegative increase 10,238 (January 2019)[1]
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional
LaunchedJanuary 2000

History

AskMen was founded in August 1999, created by Ricardo Poupada, Christopher Bellerose Rovny and Luís Rodrigues, all three graduates of Concordia University's John Molson School of Business in Montreal. The company secured $500,000 in venture capital in 2000 while its main competitor, TheMan.com, obtained $17 million in financing from Highland Capital. In November 2000, TheMan.com shut down operations, providing an opportunity for AskMen to become the largest men's lifestyle website online.[2] By 2001, AskMen surpassed the other websites in its category to become the largest men's lifestyle website.[3] In 2005, AskMen was acquired by IGN.[4]

In 2010 the site ranked #819 for worldwide traffic on Alexa.[5] In December 2009, the site had an estimated 12 million unique visitors.[6]

According to Hitwise, AskMen was ranked No. 1 (as of June 11, 2005) in the "Lifestyle – Men's Sites" category, as it has over 40,000 articles available for free online.[7]

Print

AskMen launched a three-book series published by HarperCollins in May 2007, starting with their first book titled From the Bar to the Bedroom.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Askmen.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  2. ^ Stefanie Olsen (2000-11-01). "Latest dot-com bomb: TheMan.com". CNET News.com. Retrieved 2006-09-03.
  3. ^ "One-year-old AskMen Surpasses Maxim & GQ and Remains Profitable". PRNewswire. 2001-06-04. Archived from the original on 2010-03-16. Retrieved 2006-09-03.
  4. ^ IGN Acquires AskMen.com, The Internet's Leading Men's Lifestyle Web Site
  5. ^ "AskMen Site Info". Alexa.com. 2010-02-16. Retrieved 2010-11-12.
  6. ^ "CBC News - Technology & Science - AskMen.com: a decade of manliness". Cbc.ca. 2009-12-15. Retrieved 2010-11-12.
  7. ^ "Category Spotlight: Lifestyle - Men's Interest". Hitwise.
  8. ^ AskMen Presents:
    • Bassil, James (2007), AskMen.com Presents From the Bar to the Bedroom: The 11 Rules for Picking Up and Pleasuring Women, HarperCollins, ISBN 9780061208522
    • Bassil, James (2007), Askmen Presents the Style Bible: The 11 Rules for Building a Complete and Timeless Wardrobe, Collins, ISBN 9780061208508
    • Bassil, James (2008), Askmen Presents the Guy's Guide to Romance: The 11 Rules for Finding a Woman & Making Her Happy, HarperCollins, ISBN 9780061242861
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Those 25 years of age and older adopted a dressy casual style which was popular throughout the decade. Globalization also influenced the decade's clothing trends, with the incorporation of Middle Eastern and Asian dress into mainstream European, American and Australasian fashion. Furthermore, eco-friendly and ethical clothing, such as recycled fashions and fake fur, were prominent in the decade.In the early 2000s, many mid and late 1990s fashions remained fashionable around the globe, while simultaneously introducing newer trends. The later years of the decade saw a large-scale revival of clothing designs primarily from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.

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Charisma Carpenter

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CraveOnline

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Emmanuelle Chriqui

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Flaming Moe's

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The episode was written by Robert Cohen and directed by Rich Moore, with assistance from Alan Smart. "Flaming Moe's" was the first episode of the show to feature Moe in a prominent role. The main plot of the episode in which Moe's Tavern becomes famous because of a drink is loosely based on the Los Angeles establishment Coconut Teaszer. The episode also parodies the television series Cheers, including the theme song "Where Everybody Knows Your Name", and a character named Collette is modeled after Shelley Long's character Diane Chambers. Catherine O'Hara originally recorded dialogue for the part of Colette, but the writers felt her voice did not fit the role and instead used a track recorded by regular Jo Ann Harris.

American rock band Aerosmith (Steven Tyler, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford) appears in the episode. They were the first band to make a guest appearance on the show. Their dialogue was recorded in Boston with Hank Azaria, the voice of Moe, who flew over to record his part with them and help them with their lines.

The episode has been well received by critics and has been included in best Simpsons episode lists by IGN, Entertainment Weekly, AskMen.com and AOL. In its original airing during the November sweeps period, the episode had a 14.4 Nielsen rating and finished the week ranked 29th.

Hot Fun in the Summertime

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IGN

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Jill Goodacre

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Summer Altice

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Turkey Shoot (1982 film)

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Widely considered an "Ozploitation" (or Australian exploitation film), the film is notable for its extreme violence and sadistic prison sequences, and it features plot elements of The Most Dangerous Game, but rather than having human targets hunted for sport by a madman on his own island, the story features a concentration camp in a futuristic, fascist society which offers the opportunity to rich adventurers with legal immunity. AskMen labeled it "Easily the cheapest and nastiest piece of mainstream celluloid ever stitched together by our mad cinematic scientists". The film has spawned a 2014 remake directed by Jon Hewitt, and starring Dominic Purcell and Viva Bianca.

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