Did anyone read this "news" article yesterday? A recent survey of 1000 Australian men on their blokey-ness shows the nation's iconically hard Aussie blokes are a dying breed. Only five per cent of all Australian men regularly play a game of football with their friends, almost 50 per cent admit it's been months since they tinkered with their car and shed ownership has dropped 27 per cent over the course of a generation. The survey's been commissioned by Kirks Brewed Ginger Beer, and its spokesman, rugby league legend Mal Meninga, is outraged by the findings. He's accused Aussie men of becoming a nation of pansies, and says they should be ashamed. Among the findings, over three-quarters polled agreed this generation of Aussie men are softer than the previous one. Cleansing with face wash is practiced by 44 per cent, and one per cent more uses moisturiser. Almost a third say they own an item of pink clothing. I'm interested to know people's reactions to this... Kirks Brewed Ginger Beer is hardly a leader in unbiased statistically sound scientific studies and Mal Meninga is not really my personal role model, but it's an interesting point for discussion.