So last night I was in bed watching the Lakers go down in flames, casually checking my Twitter feed occasionally along the way, when suddenly Huffington Post TV writer Mo Ryan tweeted out the photo above of herself with Nick Offerman at last night’s Peabody Awards, where Parks and Rec was honored, leading show creator Mike Schur to dub him “Blonde Swanson.”
WHAT THE HELL?! Would Ron Swanson approve of such a male grooming decision? I think not, though I’m sure a film or TV role is the reason behind the color change. Still, I imagine seeing Nick Offerman dyed blonde for a person living in 2012 is kind of like how it would have been for someone living in the 40s and 50s to see John Wayne in a Nazi uniform. It just ain’t right. This may actually haunt me for a while.