The Muscleheaded Blog

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Welcome to the new home of the Muscleheaded Blog.

My name is Chris, and I’m a mature Southern powerlifter who likes to hear himself write.

I’m a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a graduate of Brown Institute, and currently compete in Masters Strongman.

Snarky humor, vintage pinups, and weirdos in the news are just a few of the things I like ……

And I’ve been known to sneak all kinds of things in this here blog.

You really never know what’s gonna be showing up next.

So, my advice would be to subscribe, and try to visit right-regular like.

My blog theme is called ‘Dusk to Dawn’, and it’s kinda appropriate, since I’m usually here in the late evening/early morning EST.

It’s also rather androcentric and iconoclastic— so, if you offend easily, can’t stand sexual references, or if you just hate men, please take a raincheck on the follow, with no hard feelings.

How you read my posts, whether you want to take them at face value, or whether you want to look harder, well, I leave that up to you.

Art, if that’s what it is, always means something different to the viewer than the creator… so, don’t let that worry you none.

If you want to know more about the Muscleheaded Blog,
you can read my post:  ” Just What The Hell Is It All About Anyway?
or
a random passerby’s opinion: ” The Bastion of Bad Taste ” .

You can also visit my online gym, which features articles about fitness, strength, and gym culture–
at http://muscleheadgym.wordpress.com .

Check out this week’s Muscleheaded Blog ‘featured post':
” What Color is Your Rose? ” on most of these fine stations.

I love motorcycles–
my most popular post, on British Motorcycles, is here.

How about a post about travel…
like: ” The Beaches of St. John, USVI

Like Pin Ups?
Check out : ” The Pin Up Art of Gil Elvgren ” –

or– ” The Sensual Art of Raphael Kirchner ” .

( There’s an index on that post that will lead you to a lot of other posts about Pin Up Artists, too. )

……… or check out one of my favorite pin-up posts,
Pinning Down What Makes A Pin Up “.

You can read what I like to call my best general art blogs:
The Art of Maxfield Parrish
or
The Poster Art of Leonetto Cappiello” .

Or, one of my humor blogs like:
“Weirdly Radioactive “

If you’re an adult, you might want to read:
How to Throw a Bachelor Party
or
Wake Up, You’re Dreaming
or
Give Us a Kiss

Yeah…
I’m thinking one of those posts might let you know what you’re really letting yourself in for.

Hey, like it or lump it …
I never said this blog was for everyone.

Submissions are always welcome-
I’m trying very hard to make this blog interactive, and I love to get mail !
Please send them to carolinamuscle@outlook.com .

I sincerely appreciate visitors, and enjoy reading comments to my posts.

So, jump on and hold tight…

The only thing I’ll promise ya is a wild ride.

HOY!

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Views From The Time Machine

a2My buddy Alec and I were discussing time travel in the gym today.

Now, you might think that perhaps that’s an odd subject for gym rats to be discussing, and ordinarily, I guess I’d have to agree with you.

But, he brought me in a couple of vintage postcards for my collection…

And as we looked at them,

I started pontificating from atop my ‘how-fuckin’-cool-would-it-be’ soapbox about…

well, you know….
…….. about ‘how-fuckin’-cool-would-it-be’ to have a time machine.

1904There’d be just so much to see –

I’d never tire of turning up somewhere in the past–

… Wearing my custom-made spandex time-traveler jumpsuit,

( No, of course I don’t have one yet,
I have to have one custom-made first,
and there’s no sense doing that until AFTER I get my time machine,
which will certainly cut down on the time I actually have to wait for it,
’cause I can just order it now,
…. and then time-jump to next week to pick it up.
See how that works, Einstein ?
Some guys… duhh.  )

a1… Checking out the scenery,

( Upsetting the natives is a possibility, of course,
since it’s not everyday that some time-travelling Musclehead from either the past or the future turns up and tries to pick up all your hot women,
but I’ll bring my trusty Z-21 model 4 Granzinto Particle Putrifier Gun …
— which, come to think of it, wasn’t invented until the year 2172…,
so I guess I’ll have to make THAT my first trip. )

… And saying all-knowing, ultra-modern stuff like:

Hi, I’m from the future
Can I park my time-machine here? “
and
Maybe you shouldn’t DO THAT ” .finger

Jeez–
the potential’s unlimited, man.

I might even roll back to 1967 Haight-Ashbury,

— and catch a glimpse of a very sexy Grace Slick in her underwear.

Uh… maybe not.

It’s just as well.

She STILL won’t return my phone calls.

What a bummer, man.

Ahem.

All I was sayin’ was you could observe things as they really were –

Instead of the way we’ve only heard or read about how they were.

Cause I don’t believe anything I hear, and only about 10% of what I read,
so I’m pretty dern carnfused about it all.

flaA time machine would solve the problem, yep.

The physics of the whole Fermi Paradox/Novikov Self-Consistency Principle/Closed Timeline Limitation thing can be solved by some other guy on some other day….

Hey, maybe I’ll use my time machine to go find the guy.

Or is that putting the cart before the horse?

And, of course, you’d have to be careful not to time-surf so far into the future,
as to end up at a time where the only things left, were:

Styrofoam,

CD’s of Bulgarian Pop Ballads,4th

and old reruns of the Merv Griffin Show.

If that wasn’t bad enough,

…. you might find yourself evaporated by something you inadvertently did while travelling somewhere in the past.

Awww hell,

why’s all the cool technology gotta be so damned complicated, anyway?

Anyhoo–

The point I was belaboring was,

I’ve got some cool vintage post-cards for y’all today,

—  that might give us a bit of an interesting insight on times, places, and peeples long gone.

1914It’s funny how postcards like these can do that.

Best of all , they’re fun, colorful and inexpensive.

With no complicated theoreticals involved.

Fair warning, though:

The sequence of images on this post will make even less sense than usual..

But, I really don’t think you’ll have any trouble picking out the vintage ones.

For instance, the one on the top of the post that says ‘1904’ really was printed in 1904.

This one, with the caption ” Come On In, The Water’s Fine ” is from 1914.

The 4th of July Firecracker postcard is from 1905,
…. and the Florida Welcome Station from 1962.

Really cool, huh?

I still want a damn time machine, though.

Just sayin’.

HOY!

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( the bottom image was created by Earle Bergey in 1940 for a pulp sci-fi magazine)

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