Friday, June 15, 2012

wimpy nw

The Mars Chocolate Company ran some kind of survey and now announces that Seattle is not a very manly place. But then neither is anywhere else on the west coast, which turns out, according to the confectioners, to be the wimpiest region in the country.

Part of this survey was based on how many retail outlets like home-improvement stores and steak houses there are in a city, compared to nail salons and yoga parlors. Also, surveyors determined how much of the local work force is in manly occupations, such as police and bricklayers -- you know, real sweaty guy stuff, as opposed to computer programmers or government employees such as deputy assistant fertilizer generals.

I swear, I don't know what motivates people to come up with this stuff.

The photo is a still from Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove" (1962): Sterling Hayden as General Jack D. Ripper.

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