Father’s Day got me thinking about movie dads. Specifically, bad ass movie dads like Sylvester Stallone’s Lincoln Hawk from Over the Top and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Harry Tasker from True Lies. These two dads would do anything for their only child, like arm wrestle a guy who drinks motor oil, or hijack a plane to save their ungrateful teenage daughter from the clutch of a madman.
“But what if these two bad-ass dads were pitted up against one another?” you might ask for some reason.
“Yeah, what then?” the person next to you would add. “These two brutes could obviously out-muscle a world-class arm wrestler, or out-smart an entire island of heavily-armed terrorists. But who would win if they fought each other?”
Good question, Person Sitting Next To You. For that, we need to turn to science. Or anecdotes, if that’s what you prefer. Surely we can answer the question of who would win a fight between Harry Tasker and Lincoln Hawk using strictly anecdotal evidence, right? Of course we can.