Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Manly Men

John Scalzi over on the Whatever blog proposes that Razorbeef McSlaughter is the most masculine name ever. What name would you choose for a suitable alpha male hero?


  1. Doug,

    That was a hilarious post. :) Thanks for sharing.

    I'm going to go with a name from The Fairly Oddparents - Rip Studwell. LOL Sounds very manly, especially for an animated fairy.


  2. Good one Michelle - I nominate Stone Hardrock.

  3. LOL
    Great post.
    I never would have thought the name "Gerard" was a particularly manly man name - until Gerard Butler changed my mind.

  4. Does he now?

    Trying to hold in the laughter.

    It's not working.

    How about Hudson Rockbain (hmm, no, add one more letter and that'd be Rockbrain, oops, wouldn't want to appear to be man bashing)? Following a name like Razorbeef McSlaughter, we could literally go anywhere. I just don't know where yet.

    I always imagined Rip Torn to be a pretty manly name, but then the actor goes and makes me laugh my pants off every time, and he's not exactly a vision of manliness.

    Then there's Vin Diesel. Roowwrrr.

  5. Elizabeth seems a of of woman think that about Gerard...

    KMont go ahead and bash - most of us are dumb as rocks anyway :) as long as we're manly. Scalzi starts this kind of thing with tongue firmly in cheek just to get a rise out of people. Razorbeef would be the kind of character you would find in a John D. McDonald novel or perhaps a Deathlands book.

  6. I don't know many actors as I rarely watch TV or Movies so I'm lost here and didn't even know who this was til Elizabeth mentioned it (no throwing tomatoes (its because I have my nose in the books all the time)...

  7. I watch movies, and a little TV, but again, mostly movies! Viggo is a favorite, oddly he has made all others flee from my brain.

    Dottie :)


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