From The Invisible Hair Suit, another funny cartoon that addresses a particular issue I deal with… hair loss.
Back in 1979, I worked for a construction crew on the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway. I was working for a carpenter crew who built and removed concrete forms as we were building a dam.
There was this older guy who had been a carpenter for 30+ years (he had these Popeye forearms). With a big turnover of laborers, he had a peculiar way of selecting which gopher he wanted on his crew. First, he never shut up… about anything. If you paid much attention, he would get on your nerves. But, he had a way of culling the bogus ones.
He could take a 15 pound sledge hammer, hold it at the end of the stick (with the head straight up in the air) and would suggest to the newbie that “to be a man” you should be able to rotate the hammer back towards your face and and just using one’s wrist, make the hammer go up and down. (Of course, the momentum would start and everyone would almost hit themselves in the nose)
This guy could do this over and over and barely touch his nose with he hammer. Popeye Forearms.
But he had another test for the newbie and it was even more disarming. He would wait until he and the new guy were alone and he would whisper, “Let’s bump dicks.” Inevitably, the young whipper snapper would say, “I ain’t gay.” And Popeye would retort, “Come on. It ain’t sex, just two guys bumping dicks.”
I saw more people quit due to this than anyone almost hitting themselves in the nose with a sledgehammer.
So in honor of Popeye, “Let’s bump dicks.” (Said in the most non-gay way I can muster)