Short men don’t slouch.
Every single height-challenged male carries himself as erect as he is able, straining to exert every last millimeter of vertical presence. It’s a verifiable truth - just look around.
Short guys always yearn to be bigger. Consider, as very public example, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. By adding five inches to his pint-sized frame with platform shoes and another five inches by combing his hair straight up he stretches at full extension to five feet and seven inches of dictatorial pomposity.
And while most don’t go to the “lengths” of Kim Jong-Un to increase their physical presence, some diminutive males attempt to compensate for their size via out-sized impacts of a different sort. Take, for instance, Ross “I’m all ears” Perot, dollars-per-inch the richest human alive. Not content with proving his “big-ness” with massive financial success, the five-foot five-inch American took a bold run in 1992 at becoming President of the United States. He fell, ahem, short, but took enough support from George H.W. Bush to hand Bill Clinton the presidency with only 43% of the vote. (It’s a lesson that Canada’s Maxime Bernier, of commendable physical span but alarmingly short on political sense, seems determined to re-learn.) Read the rest of this entry »