Happy Weekend

Hi Y’All !

Thank you for dropping in —

I appreciate all of
our visitors and readers —
and I hope you’re enjoying the Muscleheaded Blog !


We’re kinda a part-time operation this time of year, but we’ll be back answering your comments and reading your blogs around Wednesday nite some time —

In the meantime,
if you have suggestions,
questions, or submissions,
I’d love to read ’em !!!

….. and please drop me a line
or a comment if you like
what you see.

Happy Weekend Y’all !!!! .

happy weekend

!!! HOY !!!

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The Müscleheaded Blog

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Welcome to the new home of the Müscleheaded 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 until recently competed in Masters Strongman, although I still train hard and heavy.

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.

I don’t consider masculinity a ‘persona’ or a ‘put on’….

— it’s simply how men are, and should be.

If you don’t like the way I express that,
well, that’s tough.
See ya.

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.

A lot of the art featured on the Muscleheaded Blog is vintage —

I like to collect postcards and published ephemera from the early 1900’s in particular….

….. and you’ll see a lot of my collection here.

If you want to know more about the Muscleheaded Blog,
you can read my post:  ” Just What The Hell Is It All About Anyway?

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

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

I also like to write about travel…
like: ” The Beaches of St. John, USVI

Do you like vintage pin ups?
Well, we have an awful lot of posts on that subject to choose from,
but you can start here: ” 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
or
“The Poster Art of Leonetto Cappiello” .

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

Yeah…

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

lossecannonA loose cannon?

Sure.

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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Ventriloquism for Dummies

See what I did, there?

A cheesy pun,
that’s right.

Hey,
whatdaya want for nothing?

Send 25,000 bucks in care
of this blog and we’ll
upgrade the humor for ya.

In the meantime —

On this edition of the
non-award-winning
Muscleheaded Blog —

We’re gonna talk about the
magical mysteriousity that’s
called “Throwing Your Voice” ,
or Ventriloquism.

It started back in the ancient
days with the Greeks as a
religious practice at the
Temple of Apollo in Delphi –

–and although at the time
most folks thought that the
sounds emanated from the
gastrointestinal tract –
(thus their word for it
was ‘gastromancy‘)  —

most modern practitioners
just learn to talk without
moving their lips.

I personally can’t do it —

and worse,

I’m still such
a dunderheaded doof
that I can’t help
but look
directly at a dummy
when he’s supposedly
talking–

— even though I
know damned well that
the guy with the hand
up the doll’s ass is the
one who’s really doing it.

I try to look
at the ventriloquist,
but I end up
catching myself
watching that
stupid dummy.

Now, I wonder–
does that mean the
voice-thrower is that good —

— or does it mean that
I’m past the point of
intellectual redemption?

I’m thinking the second one
is the correct answer ,
’cause it doesn’t matter
how badly it’s done,
I’m still watching the
talking 2 by 4.

Damn.

I had hopes of being
somethin’ one day.

Ah well…
I never figured out
what anyway.

!!!!! HOY !!!!

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Yeah, But Can You Glow In The Dark

One of the first really cool
presents I got as a kid at
Christmas was a watch
with a radium face —

I could stuff myself
as deep as I wanted to
under my sheets and
blankets at night to
achieve the ultimate dark

and still be able to see
what time it was.

Not that I needed to know
at 3 in the morning, and
certainly I didn’t want
to know when it was
approaching time
for the school bus —

— but I was still
very impressed
with that watch,
man.

The idea that it could
produce so much light
with no obvious source
of energy was absolutely
fascinating to me.

As I got older,
I learned that
effect was called
“radio-luminescence”–
it’s basically caused
by radiation coming
from the radium in
the paint on the watch dial.

And recently, I noted
that a friend of mine
had a fancy high dollar
watch with ‘tritium’ tubes
that do the same thing.

It looks very cool,
I’ll admit,
but I’m not a guy
who would spend a couple
thousand bucks on
such a thing.

Hey, man –
that’s real money.

Anyway, radio-luminescence
is only one of the ways
to ‘ glow in the dark ‘.

Some animals do it naturally —
like fireflies and glowworms,
various fish and fungi, too.

If a living organism can do it,
it’s called “bio-luminescence ”

Pretty good trick
if you ask me.

When chemical reactions do it,
like those break and shake
‘glow sticks’ you see
around Halloween –
it’s called “chemi-luminescence”
( I guess it stands to reason ) .

And if you’ve ever read the
Sherlock Holmes mysteries –
you might remember the
‘Hound of the Baskervilles’
had been coated with a glowing
substance (phosphorus)
to give it a creepy appearance –

— that one is called
‘phosphorescence’.

These type of materials
tend to store light energy
and release it slowly –
– zinc sulfide and
strontium aluminate
are examples.

The face of the pocket
chronometer at right
is made from zinc sulfide,
and was used during World
War II on German Naval vessels.

And in case you might
be wondering what all
the science class stuff
is about….

I simply found some
cool, goofy and
otherwise weird vintage
glow-in-the-dark stuff I
thought y’all might like !

And I hope you do.

( Order Now )

!!! HOY !!!!