Great post and I couldnt agree more. I grew up with Rambo, Arnold in "Conan" and "Commando", the road warriors,the Powers of Pain (pic below) etc. I started lifting in 7th grade and all I wanted was to get bigger and stronger.
Now you have these twinky "Twilight" werewolves and Brad Pitt is supposedly the epitome of manliness. All people want to talk about is dieting to see there abs when they have no muscle mass in the first place. Unless your a leprechaun, 135 pounds is not impressive, abs or not! Build the house before you paint it! Thanks for starting this thread.