As if I didn't have enough on my TV plate already, I just added Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Channel to the mix. I've heard about it for some time but watched my first episode only last week. It's really, really good: host Mike Rowe (who is quite the man's man, I must say - yum) is funny, quickwitted, and jumps into each task with minimal flinching and treats the people he is interviewing with utmost respect. I'm liking him a lot. I must give major props to all of the hard-working people featured on the show who do all the tasks that I would never EVER do, like pick up roadkill or dive in golf course water traps for golf balls. You're doing the Lord's work. Thank you.
Yesterday I watched the episode in which Mike assisted in the artificial insemination of a horse, and boy howdy was he involved - from soup to, uh, nuts, you might say. I mean, the dude held the artificial vagina in place for the stallion in full heat so as to collect its semen! YOWZA. Not only that, he prepped and cleaned the mare's, well, incidentals for the procedure, and had to put his arm up inside a horse's vagina nearly up to his shoulder! WOW.
(Speaking of, all of the equine genitalia was blurred out in the show. No, really. I thought that was a funny choice to make. Oh, no - can't show horse parts! Won't someone think of the children?!)
Watch this show, guys. I think you'd like it. Okay, the roadkill collector part may not be everyone's cup of tea (and the bloody, broken carcasses of the animals were NOT blurred out, just so you know), but still - give Dirty Jobs a shot! Do it for the handsome and manly Mike!