Good weekend everyone. I've been thinking about this in relation to all of you regular NB posters and contributors for a few days now. What fictional character, in literature, television, or film, represents for you the ideal American man?
My response is Hank Hill, from my favorite show King of the Hill. He's culturally conservative but tolerant of those who aren't (so long as they show the same respect), takes good care of his family, works hard at everything he does (not for the money but for the reward of hard work), and goes to church every Sunday but makes sure to get home in time for kickoff. Fiercely loyal to his friends. Knows there's always time for a few beers at the end of the day. All-around, the epitome of middle-class masculinity.
Runners-up: Jim from The Office. Jaggers from Great Expectations