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?
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 .

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
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
Wake Up, You’re Dreaming
Give Us a Kiss

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 .

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.


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Raymond Chandler says:


“There was a sad fellow over on a bar stool talking to the bartender, who was polishing a glass and listening with that plastic smile people wear when they are trying not to scream.”

There’s Nothing ‘Mad’ About It

aNote: this post is rated ‘R’ –
……. for rrrrrrrrrrretro sexy.

This weekend, while enduring a rainy and generally blechy Sunday afternoon,

I was watching a program called “Mad Men” —

Now, if you haven’t seen this show, it’s set at a 1960’s advertising agency,

…..and features very true-to-the-era furnishings, cars, and styles.

Startlingly accurate as I vaguely remember it from being a kiddy-winky back then.

But of course, anybody who knows me,
…………. knows WHY that show held such a special appeal.

Yep — easy, huh?


dita…. you might just be thinking a picture by itself doesn’t really prove anything,

Especially, since the model on the right is Dita Von Teese,

and that she would look good in anything short of a Mark III EVA NASA Spacesuit.

( And the only reason I say that is that I haven’t seen her in one yet …. )

While I totally agree with you about her,

I still maintain and restate my position:

Vintage style lingerie is 10 times sexier than anything currently in style.

The lingerie made today is shit.

Maybe you don’t think lingerie should be something men enjoy seeing women in —

1And of course, I know that I’m never gonna convince those people who insist on the whole:
“my naked body should be good enough for him if he loves me” rhetoric.

What those people claim about how men don’t understand women goes quadruple about those women and us men —

….. we’re visual creatures,

and I don’t give a damn whether you like that fact or you don’t — it’s true.

And what’s wrong with wearing sexy lingerie ?

Ain’t it exactly like wearing makeup except that you’re doing it for a specific person
(or group of people) ?

I guess it comes down to caring –

— caring enough about your lover to make him happy,
bootand caring enough about yourself to want to look super-sexy once in a while.

(More Often ?
More Better. )

From a man’s perspective, a little additional stimulation is always much appreciated,

……… and will pay dividends in terms of the amount of attention and interest he will give you.

I don’t give a hot damn what your figure is like, either–

…..there’s some beautiful vintage stuff that will make you look like a million bucks.

Don’t believe those femi-Nazi types who want to convince you that femininity ain’t important.

Unless you believe that masculinity ain’t either.

In which case, would you please get the hell off my site, and tout de suite.

As far as today’s cheesy looking lingerie is concerned, though, well ….

Think about it this way for a minute….


Part of the interest men have in seeing women in lingerie is because it works the imagination —

It’s the same reason that we love vintage pin-ups.

If nothing’s left to the imagination,

……well, why don’t we all just pack up and move to the Loxahatchee Nudist Camp?

Cause you won’t get a lot of wood there, either.

( It’s actually kinda frowned upon…
….. it scares the nude prudes. )

Nudity is great, don’t get me wrong –

nature has created it’s finest work in the female body.

But, once you’ve seen it, and seen it, and seen it, well,

………… as far as Uncle Woody is concerned,
it just ain’t all that erotic,
once you’ve gotten past your teens, anyway.

current lingerie styles aren’t better than nude, they’re
much less gooder.

Today’s stuff is cut all wrong for a woman’s figure –

…. as if they were designed by people who really didn’t like women at all.

laceIt’s cut too short, with no understanding of where things are on real women.

I’m told they’re awfully uncomfortable to wear for any length of time, too.

( I mean, how would I know,
….. aside from the panty hose I’ll wear under a wet suit in cold water …

….. which, I hope doesn’t count,

………… but I have to say is pretty comfortable all in all, anyway. )

The idea should be to accentuate the positives –

Vintage lingerie was designed to be long wearing, comfortable, and flattering to the feminine figure.


Today’s lingerie is made to squeeze 60 bucks out of 20 cents of fabric,

………… using material I wouldn’t make a dog-bed out of.

The tactile feel of the new stuff is awful –

It has an artificial, plastic-mixed-with-cardboard vibe that I couldn’t blame women for not wanting to wear.

I mean,
who cares if the stuff is fucking fireproof –

If you’re gonna play with fire, you’re gonna need a whole different kit, anyway, man.

A grown man like me got no business playing with young women,
— and mature women don’t look right in those cheap, cheesy looking things –


They need something a bit more sleek, silky, sophisticated  –
….. something that says:

” yes, I’ve been places,
aabut I’ve only started travelling, baby

And if you take all the other considerations out of the equation, it’s still comes down to this…….


In conclusion,

if you’re now tempted to fire off an email–
calling me a misogynist, sexist pig,

….. well, take heart, since I already got one of those last weekend.

And since a gentleman never argues with a woman,
…. even one with such a foul mouth,
I will withhold any response.

Except to say that the word ‘misogynist’ is spelled with a ‘Y’ between the g and n…..

Ya know, like the ‘Y’ chromosome you seem to resent so much.

And to ask —
———- why do you think I chose this topic today?

As for the rest of my lovely readers,
Thank you for reading, and your kind comments.