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I used to work with a libertarian. I mention his political philosophy only because he always wanted to talk about libertarianism—-how if anyone looked inside of themselves, really looked inside of themselves, they’d find that they, too, were predisposed toward libertarianism. If you’ve worked with a libertarian, I’m sure you know what I’m talking about.

One day he displayed his commitment to personal liberty by walking around Bryant Park without his shirt on. I’m sorry, it’s weird to see someone from your office shirtless, especially if you’re just trying to eat your lunch and he has unusually prominent nipples and every time you’re in a meeting with him afterward you can’t get the words “party hats…party hats” out of your brain.

So via the “Blog Log” in today’s Express, let me second this rant from B(ridge) and T(unnel) Crowd about men in D.C. jogging without shirts. I see this behavior a lot anytime it’s a nice day on the Rock Creek Park or Mount Vernon Trails. (Guys who run with their shirts off don’t run on days when weather would compel them to cover up.)

The post’s author is absolutely correct: Get something that wicks and spare us the sight of your heaving man-flesh. Oh, and while we’re on the topic, dude with his shirt off, sunglasses on his head, talking on his cell and walking slowly down the middle of the trail? Can’t you do that somewhere else?

Photo by kroo2u