Goonday Moonday: Construction Workers & Assorted Large Men


In this edition of Goonday Moonday, all of the media here are from ads of some kind (courtesy of  I am still amazed to only find a handful of ads showing large men in flattering or the very least, respectful, ways.  For example, the above ad appears to be a very respectable commercial.  But look closely and pay attention to the product that’s being sold…  Caught it?  Good.  Yes, we have another hefty man being used as an “humorous advertising device” (I made this term up).

Am I bitter at this common practice?  Yes and no.  Yes, since as we are all admirers of large men, we have a better grasp and understanding for men of such beautiful sizes.  As such, we prefer to view our objects of affection in a much better light.  And, no, because, in some ways, we feel like we belong in such an exclusive group that the rest of the world won’t ever understand.  When we see such husky and chubby men in the media being ridiculed (whether it be inoffensively or no), we can’t help but grin as we know and feel something that is utterly and uniquely ours.  Laugh all they want, but we get the last laugh as we partake in a celebratory visual feast.

Still, that doesn’t mean that we cannot change the world’s view on large men…

Anyway, here’s a pretty cool commercial about construction workers enjoying some fine afternoon dining with a Wendy’s Gourmet Mushroom Swiss Burger…







There’s really nothing “negative” about the above commercial.  However, it inadvertently juxtaposes “macho” men with “queer” behavior.  Basically, it sends a message that this ad is and should be funny because rugged men with facial hair should not be eloquent, polite, and, well, “queenie.”  In turn, it also inadvertently compares gay folk with theatre-going (note my spelling of “theater”) English folk.  -_^

From the rugged construction workers, we’ll now take a look at sumo wrestlers — who are, quite possibly, the most-used HAD (my acronym for my made-up term, “humorous advertising device”).





So why are sumo men funny?  Why is their weight a great punchline for a joke?  And why are they funnier when they’re wearing a tutu or about to celebrate gay love?

With those questions in mind, here’s a Men’s Health magazine ad…


First of all, BearMythology completely disagrees with the above ad.  That unbelievably gorgeous image of a chubby bear not only has a body of a God, but someone I and many others will definitely worship.  You know that ancient & mystical Sanskrit word of “OHM”?  It was actually our female & gay bear/chub loving ancestors’ term to describe a buddha (not the slimmer Buddha, of course) when they see one walking on the streets.  They would actually say, “Oh Holy Moley!” or “OHM!” (thus it was recorded the very first instance of internet slang).

Now let’s take a look at ads that are just using silhouettes of large men.



Admirers of stocky & large men are typically torn: healthwise, it’s better for such men to be “fit” rather than husky or obese.  Unfortunately, we love them big.  And, more often than not, to us, the bigger the better.

Well, that’s something that I cannot cover on a post that’s just called “Goonday Moonday.”  It’s too complicated.  😛

And to end this post, here are more ads of our beautiful big men…






Okay, I lied.  This is the last thing I’m going to say.  I’m typically very open and forgiving, but I absolutely hate the following ad.  Any ad that equates depression to obesity then sell a gym out of it is downright low and insulting.  The chubby man needs to see mental help and not an aerobics instructor…


10 thoughts on “Goonday Moonday: Construction Workers & Assorted Large Men Leave a comment

  1. The world has got to accept (and it will) that some guys just suit being big, just as some suit being thin. It’s no good trying to be what you’re not. That’s why bears are generally great role models – they suit being big and they know it, and they look fucking hot and they know it.

  2. Most of these images remind me of one of my favourite sayings: Why settle for a six pack when you can have a keg?

  3. I’ve known that saying for a long time myself–I haven’t seen it used by someone else until now–cool.

    But what I was going to ask was: How do you ‘cope’ with/‘manage’ (if you even need to) the fact that big guys aren’t as healthy as most (side-note: not all) smaller guys? Does that sober fact affect your liking of big guys at all?

    One of the comments in the post sparked the thought.

  4. @ Big Rider:
    I work with one of the most gorgeous straight bearish fellow and he once told me that he had brought home a keg from the Navy instead of a six-pack. I just opened up to him and he was pretty cool about it. I then told him that the keg’s definitely better than a six-pack. ^_^

    @ BMVisitor:
    Part of my personal “hang up” about even attempting to hook up with a big guy is that I feel somewhat “shallow” for being attracted to a large man. I mean, what if he decided to lose weight for personal and/or health reasons? Will I still be attracted to him? Would I discourage him that and encourage him to gain more weight instead?

    It’s almost comparable to a man who’s attracted to a skinny woman or a gay man attracted to thin men. Would they lose their attractions toward their partners once they gained some heft?

    That’s a tough question you have posed and, really, all I can come up with is that there is always someone that matches our lifestyles. The difficult task is finding him (well, in my opinion, anyway)…

  5. I hadn’t thought about those points regarding interest before, but it seems really true to me. Now I feel guilty for feeling ‘into’ hefty guys though……

    Also, what I originally wanted to get at, I suppose, was: Is the health factor a deterrent from liking big guys in any way?
    This all suddenly came up in my thought, but it is an interesting thing to let out, and also troubling somehow though.

    bearmythology, on another note, I think you should put up a posting about the fellow you work with — of course with his identity concealed.

  6. My boyfriend is a Big Bear, and I love him, he is soooooooooooooooo gorgeuos. Yeah, I know that for his health sake he needs to be in a better shape, but, I can’t help it, I just love the way he looks!!! In the other hand I want him to be with me for a long time in life, so, I’ll have to cope with a bit of his weight loss 😛

  7. Some good things to think about, and thank you.

    Actually, you are wrong about the non-slim version of Buddha. Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha) was VERY skinny and the reason he is often shown that way was because he had gone through many years of nearly starving himself trying to reach enlightenment.

    The “fat” Buddha is the prosperity Buddha, the future incarnation of the Buddha.

    A Buddhist monk, when he goes out to be a “missionary,” must depend on the kindness of strangers for his food. He carries a bowl with him, one of his only possessions. So he typically begs for a bowl of rice. Sometimes if the people he is around has a little more money, he might get a small piece of fish. He then stays with that household for the day or evening to teach from the Buddha’s words in payment for that food.

    The reason the fat Buddha is fat is because in the future, the world will have reached enlightenment and there will be SOOOOO much food, that even a wandering Buddhist monk will have enough food to GET fat in the first place…

    Another reason some cultures started showing the Buddha as fat was their concepts of happiness and good fortune, so they made him heavy to show that. There was also the idea in their culture that a fat man was more benevolent…

    Monks, like Siddhartha, were/are almost ALWAYS very skinny.

    And “Ohm?”

    Not “Oh Holy Moley!”

    It is thought of as the most perfect and holy sound, the sound “God” made to create the Universe…

    1. When I was reading this response, I was trying to figure out why you were telling me something I already knew. Then I read through what you were responding to and I guess I have to apologize to everyone about how I tend to sound serious when I actually mean to be “humorous” (I oftentimes have a very bland and forcefully-forced obscure type of comedy — if you can call it that). Read through my Buddha paragraph again, but this time read it with a bitter-filled edge. ^_^

      Still, I want to thank you for the Buddha education. I should have been more responsible with my faux-facts. I mean, as a person who’s familiar with Siddhartha Gautama who took my sarcasm as factual, I wonder how many people I have inadvertently provided with erroneous info about the Buddha and sound of “OHM”? I’m literally embarrassed. And, with that, I would love to thank you for being the above to my below…

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