Greetings from one of your southern operatives. I loved the post on real men today but I must add Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs to your list of shows depicting real men. For this southern gal there is nothing more manly than a guy in Carhartt pants and Red Wing boots doing real work.
I’m engineer and I’ve managed construction for most of my career and I’ve run into more chauvinist in suits than I have in working clothes. Real men are confident enough to handle real women. BTW, real women like to have the door opened for them.
As a reward for your effort, you may or may not be receiving by email a case of Moon Pies and a six-pack of RC Cola. Keep up the good work!
The Mandarin, whose real name is 吏恆, joined the order in 1309, and introduced the Gormogons into England during the 18th Century.
The Mandarin enjoys spending time with his pet manticore, Βάρἰκος, or Barry (who can be found in the Bestiary). When not in the Castle…well, frankly, nobody is quite sure where he goes.
The Mandarin popularized the fine art of “gut booting,” by which he delivers a powerful kick to the stomach of anyone that annoys him. Although nearly universal today, the act of gut booting or threatening someone or something with a gut boot is solely due to him.