I don’t buy into that. I think it’s fascinating that I receive attention for what people perceive to be a level of manliness or machismo, when amongst my family of farmers and paramedics and regular Americans, I’m kind of the sissy in my family. But when I arrive in Los Angeles in the entertainment community, and I use implements like a shovel and a hammer, our society has distanced itself so far from working with its hands that those incredibly pedestrian skills are perceived as somehow being extraordinary. I think the whole thing is kind of sad, honestly, in the same way that our civilization—particularly the consumers of pop culture—has grown so used to an emasculated, bare-chested leading man that something like simply growing a mustache can impress people.
The non-dick part of Nick Offerman’s interview is delightful, we’ll have you know. Just don’t click through to the second page if your boss is anywhere near you.
As promised, here is the bottom half of our NSFW exclusive Nick Offerman photo. We were going to post the whole image here, but some of you are probably at work, and this picture would be grounds for immediate termination. It may also light your computer screens on fire, between the bedroom eyes and the, well, manhood.