One Couple's Stumblings Through Parenthood and Marriage

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Alpha Men

As I scrolled through the photos Annie took during her time with Dr. Phil (here he is on stage, gesturing about something), I was struck by a common thread that is woven throughout the various photos she has taken over the past few years.

Annie appears to be drawn to alpha males. There is no doubting that Dr. Phil is one. Though he got his fame through Oprah, which knocks him down a peg or two on the masculinity scale, he has garnered more wealth and power than most people dream of. His waylaying his guests with questions such as "How's that working out for ya?" can only been seen as the aggression of your classic dominant male.

This next photo is of the silverback gorilla who runs the compound at the San Francisco Zoo. Annie was transfixed by this specimen (she took this shot). Though the gorilla is quite a bit hairier than Dr. Phil, they share one thing in common (aside from the gesturing): they are King of the Hill, the alpha male.

This final shot seals the deal. Keeping all of this in mind, can there be any doubt as to why she chose me as her mate? She demands a strong, masculine man - and that is why she succumbed to my courting her.


Max said...

It also explains why she likes me, the world's manliest baby.

Raging Wombat said...

It explains many things, my manly Max.

Anonymous said...

I think it's his porn-stache, and you should totally grow one.

Raging Wombat said...

I've debated going down the stache route, or the buzz cut of the gorilla. I've opt for the buzz.