Seriously, wouldn’t that be amazing? Who wouldn’t want to have a “Weird Science” world where we could just “download” any (and all) of our bear/chub/daddy fantasies in physical form? Though it might not be a reality, video games are acceptable substitutions as CG graphics are quickly becoming realistic as possible… [KEEP ON WOOFIN’!]
Twenty-two years ago, I was in high school and still oblivious to the world of strongmen competitions. So thank goodness for YouTube. It has become a rich video archive of classic strongmen competitions. This one in particular is called “Pure Strength” (the 1989 episode). HITStrongman posted the whole event in 7 parts. [KEEP ON WOOFIN’!]
Jock Samson is one of my current intense obsessions. He’s amazingly agile, cocky, and he always strips off his wrestling singlet, revealing his magnificent and gorgeous build. I’m sure I will be posting more about him, but I’d like to remain focused for a moment and let’s discuss his shirtless appearances, shall we? [KEEP ON WOOFIN’!]
One of my favorite pro-wrestling photo blogs is Wrestling Great. There’s not a lot of big guys (at least with my definition of “big” is); but for the ones who do show up are simply “great” to behold. One of my finds is a pro-wrestler who dons a pharaoh costume. Unfortunately, I have no clue as to who he is and I’m begging any wrestling expert out there to provide us with the 411. [KEEP ON WOOFIN’!]
If you want to see old-school musclechub wrestlers, then the indy circuit is the place to be. Case in point: the masked chubby known as “Bulldozer”… [KEEP ON WOOFIN’!]
Why is this “Super Shirtless Saturday”? Because I will be posting a handful of shirtless pro-wrestlers today and what better way to honor their athleticism and theatrical skills by describing them as “super”?
The BearMythology look has been updated again by your finicky and oft-absent blogger. Also, based on numerous suggestions, I will finally get with the 21st Century and start placing “Continue Reading” links on every post for easier reading consumption…
Anyway, my great friend, GE, sent me a link to a video that gave me a heart attack (I wonder how many heart attacks I’ve had during the course of this blog’s lifespan?): it is a video of pro-wrestler, Mark Henry, wearing only skimpy bright red speedos! Seriously, why can’t he wrestle with this type of outfit?! [KEEP ON WOOFIN’!]
Dear ESPN Magazine: OMG. Thank you!
I was pretty harsh on ESPN Magazine’s 2010’s “The Body Issue” when Steven Holcomb’s godly physique was digitally altered. However, thanks to GE, he pinpointed me to ESPN Magazine’s “The Body Issue 2009: Battle Scars” which featured a close-up of Casey Hampton’s magnificent belly. Needless to say, seeing an almost-nude image of Mr. Hampton is an excellent way to win someone like me over — even though this was shot a year before the Holcomb-Gate fiasco. ^___^
Here is the link to the Flash Gallery of “The Body Issue 2009: Battle Scars”:
I can’t seem to embed this ESPN video, but you can briefly see him in an interview with all of the athletes — including Randy Couture — involved in that photo shoot.
Unfortunately, the Pittsburgh Steelers did not win the SuperBowl this year, so we’re gonna miss out on seeing a shirtless Casey Hampton at a SuperBowl Parade… 😦
Postings have been scarce but I will be rectifying it soon. I’m thinking of bringing aboard some folks so that this blog doesn’t come into an untimely end. So if any of you guys are interested, just let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I just want to let you guys know about some exciting new changes to one of the earliest and longest-running bear site out there: Bear-Pics.com. Read all about it below…
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Bear-Pics Version 2010:
Bear-Pics Version 2010 is truly a conceptually unique Bear site. Working on a credit system, it’s a site that gives back rather than takes. After you join (it’s free), you get 20 credits which allows you to view 20 photos (1 credit to see 1 pic). Create galleries and then add photos, and every photo our Bear-Pics team approves will give you 10 more credits. On top of that, every time guys click on your photos, you will get an additional credit.
Coming very soon (in a week’s time) Bear-Pics will offer livestreaming, and the fun part about this is – you will also get credit for streaming… the longer you stream, the more credit you get. And once livestreaming is in place, Bear-Pics will be offering instant messages.
Every day more and more cute guys are signing up and adding their photos, so it’s definitely worth it to come and check it out. And while all the other sites ask you to pay in order to keep your profile online with pictures that belong to you (which is ridiculous), at Bears-Pics we credit you, and the more pictures you add, the more you get. Already there are some guys who have 1000s of credit racked up, simply by sharing their photos.
We have apecial offer which will last until January 1st: sign up and use the code ‘BearMyth’ and instead of starting off with 20 credits, you will start with 100.
Some of you might remember Bear-Pics from 1999 to 2006. It was one of the very first Bear news sites which wrote about anything and everything Bear related. As well, there was a Gallery section in which webmaster Bob Forrest showcased his photography of really cute Bearish men. The site was all HTML, and for its time, it was quite popular.
In 2006, Bob met up with Nikola, a coder who offered his services with the goal to make Bear-Pics more dynamic. However, rather than work on Bear-Pics, they decided to open up a new site, and PlanetBears (http://planetbears.com) was created, while Bear-Pics, the HTML version, closed its digital doors. In late 2009, Bob and Niko decided they wanted to try something different, and after 6 months of coding, they opened up Bear-Pics Version 2010 on March 31st. Since then, there are already 5300+ guys who have created a profile, and they are beginning to realize the unique power and energy that Bear-Pics emits.
Go Fujimoto Calendar Contest
Bear-Pics is running a contest and the prize is a great calendar by the reknown Bear artist Go Fujimoto of JapanimationBears (http://www.japanimationbears.com). All you have to do is create a gallery on Bear-Pics, call it ‘CALENDAR’, add up to 20 photos, and the more pics you add, the better your chances are at winning since winners are chosen randomly (meaning, every photo is put into the pool, so the more photos you have the pool, the better your odds). This contest is not about who is the best looking nor who has the most votes – it’s about simply participating and having fun and hoping you’re lucky enough to win one of these great calendars.
Bear-Pics is giving away 5 calendars, and instead of giving them away all at once, we’re giving one away every few days up until January 1st 2011, so the sooner you add your photos, the more chances again you will have at winning, however you can join in up until the very last day (New Year’s day).
Now a little about Go Fujimoto: he’s a Japanese artist who is reknown around the world for his excellent Bearish drawings. In fact, Go is one of the very first guys who did Bear drawings with his JapanimationBears, and his artwork has definitely shaped and influenced many artists today who draw Bears as well.
Go Fujimoto has been making calendars for quite some time now and they are even considered collector’s items. He took a 3 year hiatus from making them however he is now back and in full form, and this year’s calendar – his 2011 – is equally impressive and will surely be highly sought out. The theme is about Bears connecting with Bears using the latest technology that’s out there right now, and that’s our SmartPhones.
The calendar is desk size (148×100 mm), a total of 14 pages with the prints being in both colour and monochrome.
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Sorry about being late with the contest. However, we all win with Bear-Pics and their new and spiffy cool system. And using the code BearMyth, you start out with 100 credits instead of 20!
The Edgerton Brothers’ “The Square” (Official Site) is one of my favorite films this year. I’m not even sure if it was released in the US cinemas (as this was released on 2008), but I recently caught it on DVD and it’s spectacular filmmaking at its finest. In a few words: “Australian film-noir set in the 1980s.” And you know what? It all worked fantastically. As a lover of film-noir, the Edgerton Brothers did a superb job in creating a malicious world in a small Australian town.
With my fan-gushing out of the way, the film also starred a handsome actor that made my viewing even better: Anthony Hayes. He’s a bit “smaller” for my tastes but his face, beard, furry chest, husky build, and — OMG! — that mullet! The Mullet was a character of its own and I loved it.
And on to the good stuff. It’s Shirtless Saturday, so here is the woofy Anthony Hayes in all of his shirtless and mulleted glory…