#9: The Swanson Pyramid of Greatness

Posted: January 22, 2011 in TV

In honor of the LOOOOOONG awaited return of Parks and Recreation, I am dedicating this highly-coveted, final single digit spot on the TAT list to the Man himself; Mr. Ron Swanson, played by the incomparable Mr. Nick Offerman. If you don’t watch Parks and Recreation, you are missing out on the funniest show on television. Period.

The sheer total awesomeness of Ron Swanson is one of those things that’s easier shown than told, so:

Not yet convinced?

FACT: Ron Swanson has two ex-wives, both named Tammy:

FACT: Ron Swanson’s ringtone is a gunshot:

FACT: Ron Swanson is Socialism’s worst nightmare:

FACT: By night, Ron Swanson goes by Duke Silver, and is a smooth jazz legend:

Now to business. In this past week’s episode, Ron introduced us to the Swanson Pyramid of Greatness:

The Swanson Pyramid of Greatness, in Ron Swanson’s own words, is “a perfectly calibrated recipe for maximum personal achievement.” In case you can’t read the small print or don’t feel like it (both legit) I’ve taken the liberty of enlarging my favorites and creating motivational posters out of them:

Ron Swanson’s Pyramid of Greatness ladies and gents: file it under TOTALLY AWESOME.


  1. rajuliano says:

    Any chance you’d be willing to share high-res versions of these motivational posters? I’d love to print them up and place them around the office.

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