Happy Weekend

Hi Y’All !
I hope you’re enjoying the Muscleheaded Blog !

happy weekend .

I’m out of range of
a good internet connection
for a little while,
so my queue has taken
over control of the blog–
but I’ll be back soon !

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 !!!! .

!!! HOY !!!

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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Sunday Morning Music

Hiya —
and welcome to
another Sunday
Morning Music post !!!

I hope you’re enjoying your weekend !

Stress can be
a real killer,
and this culture tends
to provide heaps of it.

So, sometimes,
we need to kick back and relax,

That’s why most of our
music today has
a more chillaxed groove —

But, listen carefully
cause there’s plenty
of verve in there, too  !!!!

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Rachelle Ferrell —
” I Can Explain ” 

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Paul McCartney —
Maybe I’m Amazed bubbles

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Erykah Badu —
Next Lifetime

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Elvis —
” The Wonder of You

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The Isley Brothers —
” This Old Heart Of Mine “

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Bruce Springsteen —
Secret Garden

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Donald Fagen
Tomorrow’s Girls

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Luciana Souza —
When We Dance “

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John Lennon —
” Woman

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Stargard —
Which Way Is Up

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Joni Mitchell —
Coyote

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Stevie Wonder —
Knocks Me Off My Feet

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Chet Baker and Elvis Costello —
You Don’t Know What Love Is/Medley

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Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers —
God’s Gift

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Rick James and Teena Marie —
“Fire and Desire

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Jesse Colin Young —
Morning Sun

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Badfinger —
Day After Day

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Heatwave —
No Half Steppin ‘

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Pink Floyd —
Breathe

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Stevie Nicks —
Wide Sargasso Sea

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Luciana Souza —
God Only Knows

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Rachelle Ferrell —
Till You Come Back To Me

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Fly The Flag –
Remember Memorial Day !

HOY !!!!!

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Hair Raising

I’ve been thinking…
(which is always
dangerous,
ya know… )

Imagine an engine
trying to crank
with no fuel ,
and you’ve got
a pretty good idea
of what that looks like….

Still….

There does seem
to some subconscious
pattern to the posts
I’ve been writing the
last couple of days,
but I’ve yet to really
narrow down where
my head is at, exactly….

I do know that
if you find my hair,
my head may or
may not be
zipzattached to it.

My damned comb is
pulling out more
slivers of silver
than a Nevada
prospector these days.

Age is catching up with me,
despite my irritation about it –

–I’ve complained to anyone
who will listen,
but it ain’t helpin’ any.

Nuts.
electro

Anyhoo…

Somewhat on the subject —

A coupla months (years?)
ago, I did a semi-notorious
post about shaving —

and today, we’ll talk
about some other
weird ways
to de-hair yerself.

Cause you gotta admit,
taking a wicked sharp blade
to scrape your face
isn’t really all that normal
when you think about it.

But there are weirder.
Much weirder.

De-hair yourself?

Ok…..

Well, un-hair yerself, then.

Ummmm….

Ok, I guess for clarity,
maybe I should say
epilate or depilate yerself.glow

Hmmm….

Remove unwanted hair on yerself.

Better.

Me, I like hair —
— on my head.
On my back,
not so much.

But spreading lye all over my skin
doesn’t seem to be the greatest idea, either.

Oh man, sure people do —

Well, potassium hydroxide, anyway.
Close enough for me.

That’s called chemical depiliation…

But, aside from the potentials
for burning the skin
and making you smellmodene
like the Delaware River
for a couple of days,
it still doesn’t do anything
permanent to the unwanted hair.

Today, for permanent removal,
there are systems like:
electrolysis, (expensive)
and lasers, (very expensive)
and experimental super-duper technology
(that’s super duper expensive)
that I don’t pretend to be able
to understand, or afford.

Our predecessors had it
a little bit rougher, though.

ratsAnd the products THEY used…
well….

This product,
for instance. —–>>>>

Wait….

I’ve got the wrong picture there.

The same product,
just an ad for
the wrong target audience.

Because yes,
it was rat poison.

And yes,koremlu-1
it was sold as a depilatory.

Ahhh…
there’s the right version.  —->>>

It was called the “Koremlu Method”
and it the 1920’s and 1930’s
it was considered to be the cat’s py-jamas.

It was effective,
— oh yeah —
cause it was made with a
toxic material called Thallium —

kills rats, so, yeah- it killed hair, too.

No hair could live through THAT stuff, man.

And not something I’d want
to slather on MY skin, thanks.a1zip

Hey–
you still had more bad choices, though.

You could ZIP
and ZAP your hair away…

Radioactive radium
will do the trick every time.

Almost like magic.

Ask anybody who’s
‘had radiation’
and they’ll tell you.

Still,
not too good for you, honestly.
xray
And those damnable side effects
(interfering with profits and all)
are just as unpleasant for patients
who were convinced
by various ‘experts’ and quacks
that X-Rays
(yes, those X-Rays)
were the wave of the future —
as far as hair removal technology was concerned —

and that it would finally,
surely
do the trick for them…….. x

Fail.

It’s that human element again.

Tsk, Tsk.

So what’s a big business to do?

Hmmmm……..

Maybe a change of paradigm?

HOY !!!!

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