Meet Seth Kinman, A California Hunter and Trapper who lived in the 1800s:
By today’s standards he looks pretty eccentric. Back then he was considered to be pretty eccentric too… If there is one thing you will come away from this article learning, it is that try as you will… you will never be as badass as him.
Behold Seth Kinman, with a textbook “Haters Gonna Hate” look, leg crossed over, rifle in hand, knife jammed into the floor, while sitting in the Grizzly Bear chair he presented to president Andrew Johnson on September 8th, 1865:
Another view of the chair:
A view from the front of the chair. By touching a cord, the head of the monster grizzly bear with jaws extended, would dart out in front from under the seat, snapping and gnashing its teeth.
Seth Kinman on Wikipedia – HERE
Funny article in the NY Times archive from December 9th, 1885 where the title is “Seth Kinman; The Pacific Coast Nimrod Who Gives Chairs To Presidents” – HERE
Although not quite the same caliber as Seth Kinman’s chair, Sarah Palin’s grizzly bear couch cover is fairly badass, along with that respectable looking king crab on her coffee table.