One of the characters on the show is Ron Swanson. Played by actor Nick Offerman, Swanson his the head of the Pawnee Indiana parks and recreation department. The character is depicted as a libertarian and hyper-masculine. In some ways Ron Swanson is a perfect re-imagining of my father. He teaches life lessons to those around him and never lets others forget what it means to be a man. I've grown to really enjoy this character over the last few months and have started to take some of his "wisdom" into my interactions with the Elected State Officers. Some of it is completely off kilter, but most do provide good, manly lessons.
Don't believe me? Even the Art of Manliness got in on the action with an article on the story.
So, without further ado, I present the Swanson's Pyramid of Greatness! (click for a close up view)
Ron Swanson has made it his mission to control his life and his facial hair. What are you doing to control your life?
Frat! ~ "Dad" Seth Anthony