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, married, Southern power-lifter who likes to hear himself write.

I’m a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a graduate of the 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.

a1It’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. )

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

You could read one of my humor blogs like:
“Weirdly Radioactive “,
Misogyny and You
“Advice for the Hopelessly Hopeless“.


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

lossecannonA loose cannon?


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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Jack Kerouac says:

“No man should go through life without once experiencing healthy, even bored solitude in the wilderness,
…. finding himself depending solely on himself,
and thereby learning his true and hidden strength”

The Golden Age of Ballooning

balloonYa see,

There were these two brothers,
living in Annonay, France around 1783…



I can’t get started here tonight.

I’m in one of those:undecided

‘Hell, I dunno what I wanna post’ moods.

I’m just gonna wing it, man.

(What’s new, huh?)

I did find some groovy stuff in my:

‘do a future post on this’ folder —

But, it’s completely disjointed,oops

….. and one piece has virtually nothing to do with another.

— what’s new, huh? )

they’re unique and all —

How was I gonna tie them all together?

That, indeed,
was really a quandary, however.


I didn’t want to do a post on the Golden Age of Ballooning at all.


I wanted to be a lumberja—

I mean,

I wanted to do a post on my favorite beach in Texas,

which of course,

is Galveston Island.


I bet you knew that, too. )

As long as you’re there before/after Spring Break erupts like a teen’s bad complexion,

—– you’d probably love the place,
as much as I do.

if you happen to be INTO only-slightly-post-pubescent tomfoolery,

and the lingering scent of Red Bull and Jaegermister vomit,

a1(My buddy Jen at ‘Blog It or Lose It’ was just telling me how particularly fond she is of that brown goo in the green elk head bottle, ya know,

…. but then,
she likes the taste of cough medicine, too… )


if you like that kinda stuff, well….

you might like Galveston even at that time of the year, then, too,

Hell, I dunno.drown

I will say–

There’s nothing that will get you arrested faster in that part of Texas than a middle-aged man getting under-21 College Girls drunk and taking advantage of them, though–

So maybe,
you shouldn’t consider that option,galveston1

or, at the very least,

— find a way not to get arrested for it.

they got a special cell waiting for you and everything.

But I did have a couple of cool vintage things from there to bring to that party,

that I’ve now gotta find another use for…..

( not from the special cell–
— from Galveston! )

devilsauctionI just didn’t want to give you any bad ideas that would get you into trouble.

I’m always doing that to people.


One of my readers had suggested I do a post on horses.

And they’re fun to ride, sure.

other than the 94 horses that my motorcycle engine possesses,

I know very little,
and next to nothing about horses.

Mark Twain once said,
that a writer should write what you know, so…


with that quote in mind,

— it’s a wonder anything EVER gets written for this site,
on any subject.


So then ,
I thought —

everybody likes strippers —a1a

—- so, what I really needed to do was a post about famous strippers of the early 1900’s.

Talk about a subject of broad general interest, right ???

And, yes, of course
there were famous strippers in the early 1900’s.

How could I do a post on ’em,
….. if there weren’t any ?

I mean,
there weren’t many.

Which probably explains why I didn’t do THAT post, either.




Editors Note:

Click here
( ok,
not there, exactly,
but below, )
PART ONE-‘B’ of “The Golden Age of Ballooning“.

I mean, you could click there,
(on the first ‘click here’)
but it’s not set up as a link,
so it’s kinda pointless.

On the other hand,
the part right after PART ONE-‘B’ of —
I set that up to work as a hyperlink.

Now, I know what you might be asking, right now :

” ……… hey, I don’t wanna piss on your parade or anything,
but, why didn’t you just put the hyperlink where you put the ‘click here’ instead of convoluting the whole process with a droning on and on explanation about how you shouldn’t try to click where you just told somebody to click because it doesn’t work, but you know good and well you could have done it that way and saved everybody (well, not everybody, but a substantial percentage of your readers, although somehow I doubt you have anyone that would have even gotten this far in such a rambling post as this one, but we’ll put that on the back burner for the time being…) from reading a bunch of words that we’re all too bloody busy in this all-too-self-involved and self-indulgent post-industrial society to have to wade through, simply because you can’t keep it simple, you bloody fool– I mean, come on, why would you do that?”

Well, that’s a fair question.