12 Days of Skunk (feat. Leon Redbone)

  • When:12/21/2021
  • QIC: Horsehead

12 Days of Skunk (feat. Leon Redbone)

10 Skunks with Bells in Their Trunks

Baracus, Swiss Miss, Stone Cold, Hot Corner, Orange Whip, Voodoo, Lois, Hoover, High Tide, Horsehead (


12 Days of Skunk:  

You know the drill.  Yes, it’s 144 burpees.  Merry Christmas.


Day:   Gift:

  1. Dozen Burpees (options to modify)
  2. Squat Thrust (formerly TGUs)
  3. Snatch
  4. Rows
  5. Lunges
  6. Shoulder Press
  7. Goblet Squat
  8. Louganis
  9. Russian Twist
  10. 1 Handed Swings
  11. Romanian Deadlift
  12. Clean & Press


Set List – The Elf Movie Soundtrack

  1. Pennies from Heaven – Louis Prima
  2. Sleigh Ride – Ella Fitzgerald
  3. Jingle bells – Jim Reeves
  4. The Nutcracker Suite – The Brian Setzer Orchestra
  5. Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt
  6. Winter Wonderland – Ella Fitzgerald
  7. Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town – Eddy Arnold
  8. Jingle Bell Rock – Wayne Newton
  9. What Christmas Means To Me – Stevie Wonder
  10. You Make Me Feel So Young – Frank Sinatra
  11. Nothing From Nothing – Billy Preston
  12. Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Zooey Deschanel, Leon Redbone


Nine years running now for this Skunk-Themed disaster of a workout.  It’s a good one, and will run the clock out if you give the burpees a go.


It was good to have the Meatheads out.  Nothing like a kettlebell workout to fill the gap in between kettlebell workouts when you are training for kettlebell workouts.

High Tide brought out a portable helicopter landing pad to do TGUs on.  He’s always had a penchant for this awkward exercise, but this really added some flair.  He said he got it from Walmart.  I think it was a yoga mat from the Lane Bryant catalog.  Anyways, he rolled around on that thing most of the morning and seemed to enjoy himself so we’ll just let it be.

Apparently, Hoover has been nursing from the leftover F3 Christmas Party kegs for the past week or so and was looking rather embalmed.  His eyes lit up when Santa Baby came on until I told him to google a picture of Eartha Kitt.  I think that spoiled his dreams a bit, so sorry about that.

Stone Cold really seemed to enjoy the Frank Sinatra lyrics about Punching the Moon like a Toy Balloon with Songs to be Sung and Flings to be Flung.  Those are actual lyrics.  Old Blue Eyes really had no idea what he was saying most of the time.

Zooey Deschanel and Leon Redbone’s rendition of Baby it’s Cold Outside is the best rendition of that song that exists.  It’s also a little bit creepy.  Ok, it’s a lot creepy.  Ok, it’s possibly the creepiest thing I’ve heard.  Definitely give that a listen if you haven’t heard it.

Haven’t seen Voodoo in a while, mostly because we both only go to the same workouts, which are different.  He still looks like the Prime Minister of Canada if you ask me, but nobody asked me.

I think Lois was there, in full on ninja mode with ¼” of exposed forehead skin.  It could have been Dwayne Johnson or John Cena too – hard to tell without seeing the face.

Last week at Kevlar, there was a homeless man sleeping under the tennis shelter.  It was around 32deg.  I started the wheels rolling to let Church Security know so we could get him out of there before the kids arrived for school.   That was my primary concern.  Smokey saw the same guy and came running up to me asking me if I had any blankets or coats in my vehicle.  That was his primary concern.  Given that my biggest hardship in December has been having to enter my email address and password with the arrow keys on my TV remote control to login to various streaming accounts, I have been reflecting on this a bit and I think it has done me some good.

TClaps to all the men of Skunkworks who came out to enjoy this annual tradition.  I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, even if you see me before then.



Yours Truly,















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30 days ago

T-claps to Smokey. That reaction of his is a habit, daily. I’m afraid to listen to the song you posted, Horsehead.

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