Oct. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg Businessweek's Sam Grobart sits down with Nick Offerman, star of NBC's "Parks and Recreation" and the author of Paddle Your Own Canoe, a tongue-in-cheek guide to manliness. (Source: Bloomberg)
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"Almost lost the ability to change a lightbulb" Might i intredouch you to Belgium. Where we try to make our entire house on our own. I think the inability to do a lot of work in your house yourself is more a American thing. Or atleast the youth. i think you would like it here :p
I would like to see Nick Offerman go to a slaughterhouse and kill all the cows that day to prove what he says about the value of getting one's hands dirty, and that he values the life of the animal he eats as much as the trees that make the wood for his shop.
Give the man credit. He’s an incredibly intelligent man with great knowledge and passion in diverse fields. Nick would be someone that I’d like to have a conservation with. I feel that I would be richer just by learning from him.
I kept waiting for Nick to pick up that steak and slap those orange glasses off his face with it! Guy with orange glasses asking the man with the mustache if he had a favorite wood. Does anyone else catch the irony?
Can not help this because as much as I used to like Megan Mullally, have sort of gone off the boil with her recent W & G II persona, I just can't see why people like this guy. No matter where I see him he has exactly, and only, one face he uses (something similar to a dead fish) to express whatever he supposed to be reacting to--I simply do NOT get it.
Nothing funny. Nothing clever...just nothing.
"the most noble of woods"? LOL So wood can be noble now? I sure hope his whole schtick is tongue in cheek and an act, because if someone is actually like this it is fucking sad. I totally agree with some of his points about no one building or making anything anymore and being soft consumers, but this whole "manhood" schtick of his is fucking lame and if it's real, it is fucking arrogant and snobby. Fuck you are your made up rules about what a man is, like what you like and don't act like it's what anyone else should be to be anything.
I was really surprised that Nick got the carnivore thing wrong. We are omnivores. We eat everything. When he says carnivore, he insinuates that ALL he eats is meat. No potatoes?
On the subject of wood, I'd love to know what TYPE of Oak is his favorite. I like Red Oak. It's beautiful and amazingly strong. I've heard him talk about Live Oak. Very cool wood, but you're somewhat limited as its a shorter tree, with huge twisty branches and even the trunk tends to twist and bend.
My favorite wood would be a tie between hickory and mulberry. The properties of oak is nice but I just don't like it's grain. Hickory and mulberry are both much harder than oak anyway.
I also totally agree that people have really lost the whole build it your self skills. People thought I was crazy when I said I was going to build my own cabinets. I thought it was not even close to the most difficult things I've done and it only cost me $1800. My cabinets are now all solid wood with plywood where needed. The place that I got a quote from wanted $10000 for cabinets not built to my specifications and not using plywood where needed. They were going to make the boxed out of particle board. I stood up and said "fine I'll build it myself". I've renovated everything in my house, built a sun room, a shed, a deck, and a 2.5 car enclosed garage with a green house on it's roof.