Christian Cantwell wins the gold medal during the 12th IAAF World Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany. My personal favorite, Reese Hoffa, did not do to well during the competition, but it’s great to see Mr. Cantwell getting the gold.
Thank you to HBL01 for pointing this video out to us.
Adam Nelson, Reese Hoffa, Ralf Bartels, Christian Cantwell, mmm, mmm, mmm…
And what happens when you win the gold? You flex your muscles, of course. Here are some gorgeous photos of Christian in all of his arm flexing glory…
“Thank Grizzly It’s Friday” is back. But this time, it’s just going to be a weekly post of random stuff, and sometimes sprinkled with my random ramblings. Come on, I know you love ’em! *groans* 😯
About the above photo. First of all, I’m not sure if that amateur wrestler is in college or not. If he’s a high school wrestler, well then, all I can say is that I did not know he was under 21, officer.
Anyway, the reason for my posting him is due to my usage of the word “bullpup.” After returning from my self-imposed exile from the gay bear universe a few years ago, I started to notice these newer “bear-related” terminologies: “bull,” “bullgoon,” “bullpup,” “goon,” “bullneck,” “brute,” “lugs,” and other similar-sounding terms (as well as sites/blogs and groups, such as “Real Thick”). Bullneck was definitely the one that popularized this even though he might say otherwise.
But then again, perhaps the popular Football Biggins website was the one that started this subculture.
“But, Will,” you might interject. “The bear community is already a subculture in itself.” I will then reply, “That’s correct. I’m referring to the “brutes/bulls” as a subculture within the “bear subculture.” The bear subculture is predominantly “owned” by the gay bears themselves, and to some extent their admirers who don’t quite fit the mold of your typical “bear” or “cub.” Either way, the overwhelming members are gay men.
However, I feel that the “brutes” and the “bulls” are descriptions that tend to welcome straight men and women alike into our bear community. The admiration from such “brutish” and “bullish” men tend to be on the less pornographic side. Now this is based on what I have seen from my online travels. Of course, such men who possess such builds are still being sexually commented on, but oftentimes, their photos and videos are on the tame side.
Then there is this overlap. There are chubby chasers, as well as daddy admirers. Those two specific types will always be in their unique “niche.” They are a subculture of their own for which the bear community have embraced. As the bear community did so, so did the “brutes and bulls” admirers: musclechubs and brutish daddies came to be. Well, became more prominent than ever, that is.
So do I have any point from all this? Nothing really. I just wanted to talk about the evolution of our loves for “big men.” I guess that’s the Greatest Common Denominator that all of us would agree on. Gay men to straight women, we are all attracted to “larger than typical-sized” men.
But then again, there are folks in the bear community who just like furry men, regardless of shape and weight. Unfortunately, at that point, I have failed that class and don’t have any viable discourse on the subject. ^_^
And I also haven’t even touched upon the bears’ S&M/bondage fetish and the bulls’ uniform fetish. Again, it’s interesting to see where the parallel lies: one is more sexually explicit while the other is not so much. Of course, that is just a generalization and not a complete fact.
What do you think of this? Am I wrong with my analysis or am I spending way too much time on something that doesn’t need to be explored? Or do you have a favorite term that you tend to describe our big bears, chubs, daddies, and brutes? If so, please share!
The following is just a sampling of what’s being discussed this week. (I also plan on creating a members-only forum where I will post some scandalous photos and videos that I can only keep behind virtual closed doors… I will do everything in my power to make you join, goshdangit!) 😳
I went to that url and it redirected me to an adult video on demand website, specifically its Gay Bears section. I’m guessing that the guy in the photo is not in any video at all. I’m also guessing that I fell for their advertising trickery! However, does anybody know who this woofy stud is?
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted with a “BearPit” tag on a subject header. Heck, I’ve just unloaded my BearBeat fetish, so why not go all out with my armpit fetish as well? Here is the woofy Guy Fieri from a series of videos in Disney’s California Food & Wine Festival. Much love and gratitude to winkedinkie’s YouTube Channel for sharing this almost two-hour-long Guy Fieri goodness. It’s definitely worth the watch and you learn a lot of fun things about him. And, most especially, he’s wearing his company tanktop (Knuckle Sandwich). So what does that mean? Well, bonus armpits shots, what else is there? -_^
NFL Season is about to begin in August and Sundays will be heaven for us admirers of big and husky uniformed gladiators. Can someone start the often-neglected offensive/defensive linemen fantasy draft already? If there was such a thing, St. Louis Rams’ Richie Incognito will definitely be my number two pick for Center. Who’s my number 1 Center you eagerly ask? Oh, come on, it is no contest…
I have been hard at work to make this place as fun as possible. However, for that to happen, I need you. I can practically post all the time, but that is ultimately boring. I need you. I need your input, criticisms (both the positives and negatives), and camaraderie. There’s too much hate out there and I am in desperate need to fill a void where we can openly talk about bearish men and their respective roles in whatever media form they might be involved in: from a YouTube video clip, film, sports, and so on.
This is why I am urging you to please join and partake in the BearMythology Message Board. I will be posting good stuff in there that I won’t post in the blog at all. How’s that for blackmail? I have also finally set up my Flickr account (smashedbilly’s Flickr Photostream) and I will be using the images in there in conjunction with both my blog and message board posts.
One of the most popular Shirtless Saturday post is this musclecub monster, Páll Logason. (Though I may have to start referring to him as a fully-fledged musclebear, especially with that awesome full beard he’s sporting.) It’s just unfortunate that he shaves, but he has to do it due to the strongman competitions he would partake in.
While I was at work last night, I took a break and bought M&M’s Peanuts from a vending machine. I was the only one in the break room at the time while enjoying the hospital-like quiet sound, save for the low and constant buzzing of the refrigerators. And as I ate my candy, I thought of Manuel Martinez as I stared at the two Ms on the yellow packaging. I then thought about my obsession with correlating everything I would see with big, bearish men. It then led me to a minor philosophical moment where I started to dwell on the very basic foundation of human life: “appetites”…
We literally & non-literally want and need someone and something and it’s this constant “appetite” that would keep us going. I then thought of the much-abused archetypal image of the Ouroboros where the dragon or snake forms a circle by swallowing its own tail. That even in its basic sense, the “act of eating” of the Ouroboros is the only “feasible” visual action that can represent our oneness with ourselves — how the people and things we lust are eventually and ultimately unimportant for we are our own unique self, a vessel of isolation, and the actual contents of that metaphorical fruit of knowledge…
What the — what the F?!
Lol, yeah, that’s a WTF-moment there if any. I had to get that out of my system, and to make up for my propaganda, here are photos of the ever-woofy Manuel Martinez. I still don’t know when his film Estigmas is coming out, but here are more images from it as well as more shot put photos.
Gotta add this video… This man is unbelievably beefy, it’s crazy.
Man, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted. I’ve been vegging for most of the day, just sleeping and doing literally nothing productive. The good part is that I got to digest some pop culture knowledge that I’ve been sorely lacking lately. Anyway, because of this, I finally bought and more importantly “watched” the Season 1 DVD of Reaper… And, wow, it instantly became one of my favorites. It also helps that Tyler Labine‘s Bert ‘Sock’ Wysocki is just utterly loveable.
Well, it’s Shirtless Saturday, and here is the eternally cute and shirtless Tyler Labine in Season 2 of Reaper (Episode 7).
Steve Collins’ PowerShotsMag.com is a spectacular website that celebrates the sport of Strongman. It’s more focused on British strongmen, but that’s nary a problem. If it didn’t, I never would have discovered a handful of sexy beasts from that site. One musclebear, for example, truly stood out… Take a gander at Mr. Jay “Hollywood” Hughes, a bodybuilder turned strongman (check out his interview here). “Hollywood” is right. I’m positively star-strucked…
I just want to shout out a big thank you for Mr. Steve Collins for such fantastic photography work. You can tell that he truly loves the sport and its athletes. He manages to capture the mythic beauty of these fantastic behemoths. For an unbelievable sample of what I’m talking about, check out his photo set from London’s Strongest Man 2008. Some popular massive blokes are in there, such as the unbelievably gorgeous Terry Hollands.
Every Friday, I will provide a weekly wrap-up then post a screenshot from a movie and I would like for you guys and gals to guess who the actor is and what movie it is from… Just post your answers in the comments section. The answers will be posted the following Friday.
An unknown woofy wrestler’s name has finally been unveiled: Andrew Anderson.
Goonday Moonday was borne and christened by the massive bullgoon, Gerard Benderoth.
In Two Woofy Tuesday (Beary Yummy Seconds), Manuel Martinez proved that he’s not second in the beefy looks department.
Kyle Gass was your winner in Woofy Winner Wednesday and for some reason I decided to post screenshots of his Walrus Boy character. I mean, srsly, wtf?
Find the specific Halls Candy commercial and the big musclebear bartender will reward you with “those things” in his hand in the video.
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As for the answers from last week’s TGIF:WWU…
Craig (via email) and Brett (via the comments) were the first to get the answers correctly: Leo Burmester from The Abyss. Also, great job to everyone else who had guessed it correctly as well.
The Abyss is definitely one of my favorite sci-fi films and something I would recommend to watch back-to-back with the original The Day The Earth Stood Still. Both have a great humanistic message that appeals to my somewhat hippie heart. And if you get a chance, watch the even longer “Special Edition” as it explores more of the characters in the film and reveals a better ending.
Anyway, here is the late Mr. Leo Burmester as Catfish De Vries…
Finally, try to guess why I posted these very specific screenshots… Dear Lord, my fetish p0wns me…
One of the contestants from the “Hot Bod Competition” in Wieners was this sexy chubby bear. I’m a bit annoyed at how he was portrayed; however, this seems like to be the only way we get to see such money shots — all six seconds of them.
Two Woofy Tuesday is on a brief hiatus and in its place is Beary Yummy Seconds (I have a Filipino accent, you see). Also, this is a way for me to finally voice my own opinion on who I would have voted.
The very first poll was the popularity contest between shot putters, Manuel Martinez and Christian Cantwell. Unfortunately, I was still learning with running the polls so I prematurely ended the poll the very next day instead of next week. Nevertheless, I tracked the poll until the following week and Christian won all the way. As for who I would have voted, I would have picked Manuel Martinez, hands down. Christian definitely possesses that perfect bear physique, but Manuel has this beefy and stocky build that’s covered with magnificent fur that never fails to wow me. I definitely can’t wait to see him in his acting debut.
So on today’s Beary Yummy Seconds, we have Manuel Martinez for your visual delights…
Collage was made by the smartest & hottest bear porn star I’m blessed to know, Dirk.
I’d award him a trophy just for being amazingly hot
Here are some older screenshots of Ryan Vierra wearing a tanktop. The big bonus? Money shots of my fetish as well as some nip slips. For all things that are holy, don’t these beefy guys know that we go nuts at such mere acts of wanton sexiness?!
My good buddy, Erl, from the Brotherhood of Bears Yahoo Group had shared these two fantastic photos of Sean, the runner-up from Britain’s Next Bear Model. I have to admit that I was pretty bummed out when he did not win. (I mean, why did he NOT win???!!!) Anyway, I just hope that we get to see more of this seriously beefy guy. Check out Bearotic for more Sean goodness!
Back in the day of dial-up internet connection, one of the best websites I frequented was orsiitaliani.com (and it is still the best: check out their unbelievable Movie Bears page). It was one of my first experiences with a website that celebrated “bearish personalities” in the media. It opened up my virgin eyes to a world where I did not feel alone. There were actually people out there who were like me. I just wish that my tale was a lot cooler, such as finding out that I had super powers, or that I was an alien, or that I was the descendant of a shape-shifting clan (where did that one come from?); but, alas, all I found out was that I was gay and that I was attracted to big and husky dudes. Oh well.
Anyway, one of the bearish media personalities Orsi Italiani introduced me to was Luca O’Zulu of 99 Posse. With my speedy internet connection, I searched for and downloaded every conceivable photo of this marvelously handsome bear. The above collage is the result of my obsessive collecting habits.
Mr. O’Zulu doesn’t appear to be with the band anymore and performing solo. And, unfortunately, that’s pretty much all the info I have on him. So, I was wondering if any of our Italian friends out there could enlighten us about him. Links to photos and videos would most definitely be awesome. Anyway, here is the Official Site/Blog of Luca O’Zulu.
The above animated gif — which is something I can stare at FOREVER — is from the music video “Corto Circuito”:
The race started out really close, but Heinz Ollesch eventually got the lead — based on emails, comments, and poll (76-96). You guys have “woofen” loud and clear, so here are more photos of your favorite strongman musclebear…
And, gawrsh, I’m like 0-for-3 on these weekly polls! 😛
This great photo and many others are from this site