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    Dear Rip,

    Please shoot Lazygun. If he wants to go and start a website called Starting Cowardice, he should do so. He’s making my piss boil by not having the honour to say what he does for a living.

    More important matters:

    My lifting buddies and I are having a Skype debate and it’s getting heated. The debate is thus:

    Assuming general “Art of Manliness” criteria, who is the biggest alpha?

    1. Oliver Reed
    2. Marlon Brando
    3. Arnold Schwarzenegger
    4. Kirk Karwoski
    5. George Foreman

    My vote is with Reed. However, he comes last in physicality which two of the debaters hold in higher importance in the overall consideration than I do. It’s about systems and their display rather than specifics of the system and their potential.

    Who would be your choice?

    Best,

    Robin

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    I have to go with Oliver Reed, based on his personality. He was truly a Man, the type we all think of as Alpha.

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    I met ORs son on holiday in Turkey. Had a long chat over several drinks, but he doesn't drink nearly as much as his Father-allegedly. He was a dive instructor but had sustained an injury which prevented him diving. Nice guy. Told me a lot about living with OR.

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    Reed was a GREAT actor too, very underrated due to his headline-grabbing personal reputation and non-compliance with Hollywood. He commanded the stage with lashings of brute presence and aura.

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    The 3/4 Musketeers from the 70s showcase the man's acting and physical presence, as I've mentioned in the movie thread.

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    Can’t believe you left Teddy Roosevelt off that list.

    He used to invite strong lads over to The White House to grapple with him.

    Vintage Jiu-Jitsu Lessons From Theodore Roosevelt's Personal Instructor | The Art of Manliness

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    I vote for Robert Shaw.

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    Reed was one Hell of a swordsman. His work with the cloak and rapier in the two musketeers movies were stunning. His last role as the retired and freed gladiator in the movie Gladiator was a good note for him to go out on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soule View Post
    Can’t believe you left Teddy Roosevelt off that list.

    He used to invite strong lads over to The White House to grapple with him.

    Vintage Jiu-Jitsu Lessons From Theodore Roosevelt's Personal Instructor | The Art of Manliness
    I second this. Although the same traits that made him an alpha also made him an incredibly abusive politician. But he is the epitome of what an alpha is

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    Two obvious misses:

    1. The Most Interesting Man in the World
    2. Fernando “You look Marvelous” Lamas

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