Jon Hutt was trapped under a piece of logging equipment that fell off his trailer in a place with no cell phone service so he cut off his toes, wrapped them and his foot up, and then drove himself to the hospital. And from the 911 call and such (once he was back in range), he maintained his sense of humor and his cool (when the 911 Operator told him he had to obey traffic laws, he just laughed and said 'No I don't.). This is what one can call a Real Man.
Now to the painful part. The painful part is watching nominally genetically male reporters like Matt Lauer and some other chiseled-jaw/empty head guy try to actually talk to and relate to this Real Man. The empty head guy asked Mr. Hutt if he "learned anything about himself" from his experience. Mr. Hutt looked at him (and didn't call him stupid) and just said "Not really." Why? Because he did what was necessary, got through it, and will go on. He didn't and doesn't have anything to prove to anyone--he's a Real Man.
It was humorous watching Matt Lauer hold the pocket knife the guy used (and of course Mr. Hutt had a pocket knife with him--he's a Real Man). I think if Matt could have had rubber gloves on, he would have ('cause the knife had blood on it two weeks ago and must have cooties or something). He was holding it so gingerly that I wonder how he actually kept it from slipping to the floor.
Something that Himself and I were talking about this morning is that urban dwellers don't really know what a Real Man is. Watching Lauer and whoever the hell the other guy was trying to talk to this guy was proof that they really don't have a clue.
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