Teddy Roosevelt was hands down the most bad assed president ever. He was a Harvard Boxing Champion in his early years. He killed people as the leader of the Rough Riders. He was a cattle rancher in the old days of the Wild West. Killed all kinds of endangered species in Africa. And he once started a speech with, “Ladies and gentle I don’t know if you realize this but I have just been shot.” Yeah, he’d just been shot.
One of the strongest men to ever have lived. Still holds the record for the bent press and two-hands anyhow. Don't know what those lifts are? Google them. Want to know how he died? He was supporting a bridge that had cars on top of it. The bridge failed and collapsed on top of him. Pretty awesome way to go.
John L. Sullivan
When you invoke the image of a bare-knuckle boxer you think of John L. Sullivan. He was one of the greatest pugilists of all time. And boy did he like to drink. He was the first American athlete to earn over a million dollars and died with $10 to his name. Like a boss.
Since the 1980’s Webster’s Dictionary has had a picture of Tom Selleck a la Hawaii Five-O in place of the definition of the word moustache. No words are needed. Only Tom Selleck’s sweet sweet ‘stache.
If you grew up in America in the 80’s you wanted to be just like Hulk Hogan. I still remember being amazed when my first grade teacher Mrs. Hunt said that we all had the same muscles as Hulk Hogan, his were just bigger. After the tank top had been ripped off and the bandanna lost all he had was his famous handlebar moustache to beat the likes of the Iron Sheik and Andre the Giant. The only question that remains is, “What you gonna do when this sweet handle bar moustache runs wild on you brother!?”
There you have it. Five awesome examples of manliness to motivate you to grow a sweet moustache. If everyone does their part we can take back the moustache and cast off the negative connotations. Will you do your part?