Nick Offerman is the cover subject of this month’s Paste magazine, and he’s rather happy about it. So happy, in fact, that he wrote a little ditty to celebrate his placement.

The “cover” is the first in Paste’s new membership-only site, which moves the former print magazine’s features to the web (its free site,, continues as well). Those details, however, are immaterial to Offerman, who sings about landing the cover from the “Parks and Recreation” set. Lyrics include “They said that I could never be a cover boy, not with my husky waist/My face retains a little too much Illinois, which ignites the editor’s distate.”

Sorry, (not real) Glue magazine. You lost out with your adherence to traditional male beauty standards. Watch Offerman’s video above and let us know what you think.

Posted by:Rick Porter