Farmer Super Bowl Commercial for Ram Trucks

I just discovered the brother of a friend from elementary school is playing in the Super Bowl. I knew him as whiny, loud, and small, but not anymore. That is not the only surprise of the day. This commercial for Ram Trucks with Paul Harvey’s voice-over about a “Farmer” is quite stirring:

And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker.” So God made a farmer.

God said, “I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in the field, milk cows again, eat supper, then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board.” So God made a farmer.

God said, “I need somebody willing to sit up all night with a newborn colt and watch it die, then dry his eyes and say,’Maybe next year,’ I need somebody who can shape an ax handle from an ash tree, shoe a horse with hunk of car tire, who can make a harness out hay wire, feed sacks and shoe scraps. Who, during planting time and harvest season will finish his 40-hour week by Tuesday noon and then, paining from tractor back, put in another 72 hours.” So God made the farmer.

Paul Harvy "Farmer" Super Bowl Commerical for Ram Trucks

Paul Harvy “Farmer” Super Bowl Commercial for Ram Trucks

God said, “I need somebody strong enough to clear trees and heave bales, yet gentle enough to yean lambs and wean pigs and tend the pink-comb pullets, who will stop his mower for an hour to splint the leg of a meadowlark.”

It had to be somebody who’d plow deep and straight and not cut corners. Somebody to seed, weed, feed, breed, and brake, and disk, and plow, and plant, and tie the fleece and strain the milk, . Somebody who’d bale a family together with the soft, strong bonds of sharing, who would laugh, and then sigh and then reply with smiling eyes when his son says that he wants to spend his life doing what Dad does. “So God made a farmer.”

Wow, that one is a lot different from that Bar Refaeli mess. . .

The US Navy Arm Bars Bar Refeali

Generally supermodels are know for slim arms and delicate features. But Bar Refeali breaks out of that mold with her massive biceps and bulging forearms. I got a Navy recruiter friend she should call:

Bar Refaeli posted an un-Photoshopped body shot

Bar Refaeli posted an un-Photoshopped body shot

Popeye the Sailorman is really Bar Refeali the Sailor Girl. . .

The Shelf Life on Female Models

Generally, there is a shelf life on female models. Some savvy ones make the transition, like Cindy Crawford, many don’t. While piddling around the Daily Mail, I came across Daphne Selfe, all 83 years of her:

Looking around the headquarters of the Models 1 agency in Covent Garden, there are giant posters showing the most famous girls (and I mean girls, not women) on their books — Amber Le Bon, Bar Refaeli, Noemie Lenoir.

Vintage glamour- Daphne Selfe is still in demand as a model and shows how older women can still be sexy and powerful?

But there is one poster that shows a woman who is very different from the rest. A mane of silver hair, an etiolated neck, high cheekbones, bright, intelligent, lively eyes, and all 83 of her years etched upon her face.

This is Daphne Selfe. She is certainly one of the most beautiful women on the wall, and also one of the bravest.

Yikes. I am losing sight of my usual topics. High-jinks and the Navy. Still interesting, though.