Sunday, January 08, 2017

manly men doing manly things

YouTube is a trove of fascinating slices of life. You never know what you're going to stumble upon with the next click. Here are two videos that I found fascinating and inspiring:

Dressing a Full-grown Alligator

This guy knows his way around a gator. Watch as he butchers a sizable alligator while providing professional commentary on the muscle groups and other body parts along the way. Not for the squeamish, but absolutely riveting to people like me. I've now subscribed to his YouTube channel, and I look forward to seeing more of these entertaining videos.

Restoring a Rusty Old Cleaver

While viewing this, I felt like a kid watching one of those old "Sesame Street" videos that showed some sort of manufacturing process or the step-by-step procedure followed by a craftsman. This clip shows the amazing transformation of an old, tossed-away meat cleaver into a shiny, functional piece of kitchen equipment. Some angry commenters have gone after the craftsman for using a grinder instead of a vinegar bath to remove most of the rust, but since I'm not a pro restorer, I'll stay out of that argument and just enjoy the visuals.

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