Thursday, November 15, 2007

Calling all men....

Posted by Aaron:

Alright. Time for a little change here. Katie usually posts on the "Peterson family" behalf and that's great. I really appreciate it and I know those of you who keep up with us this way do too. I read a number of people's blogs from time to time and it seems like blogging is largely done by women. Topics usually revolve around:

1. My child learned how to poop in a toilet
2. My pregnancy is going well
3. Here's a cute picture of my kid dumping sand on their head
4. So, we bought a REALLY cute outfit for little Suzy this weekend!

Now don't get me wrong. Those topics are all EXTREMELY interesting to read about, but I think some of the men out there may get a little bored with the narrowness of the subject matter. That said I thought I'd do a post on some macho topics.

1. Macho Man Randy Savage:

Today is his birthday (Nov. 15) - happy birthday Randy!!

Interesting facts about Macho Man Randy Savage:
- His signature finishing move: the Flying Elbow Drop
- Two time WWF Champion, Intercontinental Champion
- Notable quotes: "Oh yeah, dig it!", "You're gonna feel the big elbow brotha"
- Notable Victories: Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Big Boss Man, Jake Roberts, Crush

2. Caber tossing:

Also known as "telephone pole throwing." Yes it's done by men wearing skirts. Normally I make fun of men wearing "kilts" but honestly, a guy who's confident enough to wear a skirt is a guy I don't want to mess with.

3. Monster Trucks

What says "macho" more than the Grave Digger smashing the crap out of a bunch of cars?! Well, Randy Savage is first, but a close second is...the Grave Digger smashing the crap out of a bunch of cars. Oh yeah!

Interesting Grave Digger facts:
- Created by Dennis Anderson. Could this be the SAME Dennis Anderson who is also our most beloved local newscaster here in the Northland?
Maybe not, but it could be....
- 10,000 lb weight, 66 inch tires
- Fact: Custom graphics are SWEEEEEET.

4. Macgyver

Macgyver. Where to begin? Given a swiss army knife, some dental floss and a used kleenex, Macgyver could single handedly defeat global terrorism. Let's be honest people; Jack Bauer is a novice compared to Macgyver.

Interesting facts about Macgyver:
- Macgyver was born in Minnesota (so was the actor who played him)
- Disarmed a missile with a paper clip
- Made defibrillator from candlesticks and electrical cord

And last, but certainly not least, we can't forget about.....

5. Mr. T:

Mr. T is a founding father in the pop culture movement. Acting, pro wrestling, music; you name it, Mr. T either has done it or could do it if asked. How many people do you know who have done literally nothing noteworthy in over two decades who are still world-famous simply by three letters? Not only is Mr. T one bad mother, but he also teaches kids to do the right thing as shown in this hit video from 1984:

And Katie said there wasn't much exciting going on in her last post...

Well, that concludes this post from a man's perspective. Men - show your support! Leave a comment if you're in favor of more macho posts.


gary flavin said...

brilliant.... simply brilliant

Alyssa said...

hahaha thats a fantastic post!
ps. did you noticee WHERE mr T got his microphone from?

Jen said...

i don't like the way you disrespected jack bauer. take it back.

Katie said...

ditto to what Jen said.

aaron said...

Like I told Jen - it's not a slam on Jack - it's a tribute to just how great Macgyver was.

Aimee said...

Remember when we were kids and everyone (including us) thought Dad and Macgyver were separated at birth?

We'll have to dig up some old photos and do a comparison.

The Doublemint Gang said...

I'm not a guy, but I dig these dudes. Is that weird?

With ya on the whole Mcgyver-better-than-Bauer bandwagon. (Sorry Katie. I love that you love him, though *shrug*)

Jo said...

Great post, Aaron- you'll have to mix up the female dominated blogs more often!

The Bailey Family said...

more men need to post on their blogs... the world would be much better...

Jo said...

I almost had a tear fall when I watched Mr. T sing. Ode to men!!!