Over at The Daley Gator, blogger pal Doug Hagin had an article (rightly) criticizing Bill Nye, the engineer who pretends to be a science guy; but the thing that jumped out at me was this photo.
I commented: Regarding Lumberjack Guy above – look at those soft white hands! This gomer has never been near an axe or chainsaw in his life. The “outdoor” setting is probably at the edge of the parking lot for the photography studio.
We see plenty of these types around now; flannel and neck-beards have suddenly become popular among Millennial townies. What will it be next – camouflage and Confederate flags?
Hey, everyone has the right to wear what they like. I tend towards boots and my big gus-crown cowboy hats, even when bumming around town. Now I grew up in a rural setting, and have run many a chainsaw and axe in my life – still do, from time to time.
But I can’t help looking down my nose a little bit at douchebaggery like that exhibited by the guy illustrated at top. Wearing flannel and a neckbeard doesn’t make you manly.
Doing manly things, practicing the Manly Arts – that does.