‘Let’s face it ladies, if it wasn’t for men and their male drive, we would all still be living in thatch huts’.
This short video (made in 2009) presents a montage of still images set to music, attesting to the general brilliance of men. No video can fully cover the incalculable span of male achievement, but this is a small testament to men which is at least a start.
Yes, it’s a tad corny, and no, you won’t agree with some of the famous men depicted. Roll with it.
Some of the men included:
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, World Wide Web
Alan Turing, WWII code-breaker
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook
Muhammad Ali, The Greatest
Sergey Brin & Larry Page, Google
Jerry Yang & David Filo, Yahoo! Inc
Jeff Bezos, Amazon
James Watson & Francis Crick, DNA
Chuck Liddell & Maurício “Shogun” Rua, MMA fighters
Bill Gates, Microsoft
Alan Sugar, Amstrad
Johannes Kepler, Planetary Motion
Thomas Edison, Phonograph
Michael Jordan, Basketball
John McEnroe & Jimmy Connors, Tennis
Bruce Lee, Jeet Kune Do
James Cameron, Filmmaker
Edwin Moses, 400m Hurdles
Anderson Silva, UFC fighter
Raymond, my brother
And men who sweep your street, maintain utilities to your home and risk their lives so that you don’t have to.