A little background on this one. It wasn't really meant to be funny, or a dig at wirecutter's advanced years (he's a LOT older than me). It's a commentary on his anachronistic qualities. I've always felt he belonged in a much earlier time. Colonial America, Old West, at the very latest pre-1900. He has qualities of a True Man that fit in a much earlier, simpler time.
But God placed him in America, mid-century, and primed to defend The Constitution.
Possibly for a second time.