Feb 23, 2012

Good writing

I really enjoyed this Men's Journal piece on the rise of bodybuilding I linked earlier. It's written in a kind of goofy, exaggerated, hyper-manly style that fits the subject perfectly:

"Robby Robinson, a wedge of black marble, arrived in Venice Beach in 1975 with one oversize suitcase and seven dollars."

"Wherever Arnold went, his Rat Pack followed; he rolled eight-deep, even to breakfast."

"No one had to hunt and peck for a source, either: Mexico’s farmacias were two hours south, every shelf stocked with prime gear."

Well done.

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