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Nick Offerman Does Amazing Chicago Magazine Cover, Reddit AMA

By Jon Graef in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 29, 2013 8:30PM


Just in time for the season premiere of his NBC show "Parks and Recreation," one-time Chicagoan Nick Offerman, the burly, baritoned fellow who ingeniously plays Ron Swanson, graces the cover of Chicago Magazine and did a session of Reddit's "Ask Me Anything." Your man-crush continues unabated.

Topics in the AMA include: Offerman's nuanced opinion on Zebrawood as a woodworker; his deadpan response what his perfect Sunday would be ("June 22nd, 1986"), and some startlingly frank life advice that will no doubt sit well with the ladies:

My best advice is: Work the clit, sure but don't forget about the rest of the vagina. There are more nerve endings to help her get there beyond the man in the boat. But seriously, I always tell people to figure out what it is they love to do, and then find a way to get paid to do it. I've been a lot happier in my life getting paid a little bit to do what I love (like acting in theater) than when getting paid a lot to do something I hate.

There's much, much more, such as his shout-out to his favorite beers, including Naperville, IL's Solemn Oath Brewery. After you're done, look at Offerman's Chicago Magazine cover as it gazes straight through your soul.