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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Mike Holmes Might as Well be Superman...

..if you ask me, that is.

Picture from here.

This is Mike Holmes. Do any of you know this man? I do--at least, I feel like I know him personally. I feel like we're best friends. Mike Holmes has a way of making people feel good about themselves.

Picture from here.

I know, I know--he looks a little bit like he could kill a man. And here's a secret...he probably could. He could, but he won't; he never will, because he's Holmes on Homes. He's a good man.

The Canadian contractor and television show host has made it his goal in life to rid Canada of shady contractors. His motto is, "Do it right," and if someone has already screwed that part up, his backup plan is to "Make it right."

It's a Discovery Channel show, but I watch it on HGTV. And from what I can tell, Mike Holmes is truly a caring individual. Some of the homes he fixes (all of which have been buggered up by previous contractors) are for people in wheelchairs--in which case Mike Holmes bends down to speak to them at their own height. Mike Holmes is gentle when helping sweet little ladies, and he explains all of his actions on an age-appropriate level. In other words, he cares.

He's also set up a scholarship program for higher-education in the trades, which he believes is a necessity if we're to handle the retirement of the baby boomers with any sort of grace at all. And to top it all off, he received an honorary doctorate from BCIT, on account of his exemplary craftsmanship and humanitarian efforts.

Picture from here.

I've always wanted an honorary Doctorate.

And so what if he has a seemingly never-ending supply of overalls and white tank tops? A trademark's a trademark--plus, he dresses up his overalls with long sleeve button-up shirts if he's going somewhere the Ellen Degeneres show:

That's classy right there. I love a man who knows how to act in public.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

hm. sounds like a cool guy.

July 22, 2008 at 12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And it doesn't hurt that he happens to be really good looking.

July 22, 2008 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger Lindsey Burnham said...

OH! He is a good good man! I love him! And you are right: he would never harm anyone.

July 22, 2008 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger Geneva said...

so, your label for this post is "overall good things." Are you also saying that overalls are good things?

July 22, 2008 at 5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's UGLY!

July 22, 2008 at 9:48 PM  
Blogger Hillary said...

I love it when he finds something shady and he sighs and shakes his head. Oh Mike Holmes, make it right.

July 22, 2008 at 10:12 PM  
Blogger The Over-Thinker said...

I LOVE HIM! He's the only tv personality that my dad knows of, so he's what we catch-up on when we're "talking entertainment".....yup, we're lame. Still, Holmes rules.

July 23, 2008 at 6:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


You've opened my eyes to a whole new world. Love the pun in your title, by the way. It almost made me grown out loud!

July 23, 2008 at 5:13 PM  
Anonymous thread said...

Let us have faith that Right makes Might, and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand it.

-Abraham Lincoln

July 26, 2008 at 9:57 AM  

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