posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 10:11 AM
a reply to: gortex
Hmmm... I think someone pulled a fast one here. I am sure that Flt Lt Pepper is manly, but it takes more than going about ones badass business while
being short one testicle, to be the MANLIEST man, surely?
I would put up Matt Croucher, recipient of the George Cross. He tripped a grenade wire trap, and threw himself down on the grenade, back first with
his pack squashing the grenade into the ground. He was thrown a fair distance by the blast, which also caused him a nosebleed, and some ear damage.
These ailments caused his unit to suggest evacuating him on medical grounds. Because he is a stone cold badass, he just carried on his day, and if you
read his book "Bullet Proof" you will see that not only did he help bring down the bomber who rigged the device in the first place, but that his
entire service in the Royal Marines was peppered with insane moments of balls out awesomeness, including him surviving an RPG round fired at what
amounts to point blank range, bouncing off his helmet among many, many other crazy events.
He has, as far as I am aware, still got both his testicles, and although that makes him a poorer representative for the cause of testicular cancer
than Flt Lt Pepper, his credibility as a manly man is VAST and in my opinion superior to the creds of Flt Lt Pepper. Is there any person more manly
than a man who can say that he saved his comrades from a grenade blast by body blocking the explosion? Is there any man more manly than one who can
say that the worst he got when he was shot in the head with an RPG is a mild concussion which failed to do more than severely aggravate him?
I have no doubt that Flt Lt Pepper is a great fellow, and a manly one to boot. But for reasons which have nothing to do with how many testicles he
possesses at this point in time, he is by no means the Manliest Man in Britain, and I object to the idea that Manliness as a concept ought to be
hijacked to raise awareness of any damned thing aside from Manliness itself.
Testicular cancer awareness is a great cause, but there is NO cause good enough to warrant a person being named most manly, when clearly, there are
better contenders for that particular description.