Shirtless Saturday: Phil Hickerson As PY Chu Hi

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Here’s an old-school Shirtless Saturday post.   Phil Hickerson is a wrestler I discovered a few years ago thanks to the classic pro-wrestling matches shown on ESPN.  I missed out on his younger and furrier persona, so I just knew him as his villainous Japanese counterpart, PY Chu Hi. [KEEP ON WOOFIN’!]

Paul Clemens: “The Horribly Slow Murderer With The Extremely Inefficient Weapon”

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ChaserAlex submitted a very extended trailer that quickly became an instant favorite.  It’s Richard Gale‘s “The Horribly Slow Murderer With The Extremely Inefficient Weapon”…

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I’m not sure if it’s a trailer for an even longer trailer or for a short film; but one thing is for sure, I definitely cannot wait to see this in its entirety.  This trailer is genius and writer/director Richard Gale really knew how to parody horror while at the same time respecting it.  That’s a tough act to juggle…

More importantly, our film’s woeful protagonist is played by a handsome daddy bear, Paul Clemens.

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Paul Clemens reminds me of another woofy daddy bearish actor: J.T. Walsh.  Check out this trailer compilation for Needful Things (awesome movie and book, by the way) and check out J.T. Walsh’s “I killed my wife…is that wrong?” delivery.  Also, I found this interesting article where Russell’s Crowe character in Body Of Lies was also compared to the late J.T. Walsh: NY Magazine.

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Shirtless Saturday: Larry Csonka

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Here’s a vintage image of Larry Csonka (official site) from the July 22, 1974 edition of People Magazine when he played as a fullback with the Miami Dolphins.  Make sure to download the whole magazine issue in PDF format (here’s the direct link)!  It’s pretty nice of People for allowing us to download all of their archived issues.   (And if anybody knows of any cool archived issues of People Magazine where we could find such beautiful bears, please let us know!)  I have yet to go through them as I’m sure there are awesome articles and ads of our brawny and large brethren…

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Finally, let’s check out Mr. Csonka adorably speak butchered Spanish as he promotes Miller Lite Bear…

Shirtless Saturday: David DeLuise

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Thanks to John (from my previous David DeLuise post), he pointed us out as to where we could find some shirtless scenes of David DeLuise.  That collage is taken from the Disney Original Movie, Wizards Of Waverly Place: The Movie.  I have never watched the series before, but after watching the film, I have become an instant fan.  Of course, it helps that daddy bear eye candy David DeLuise is in it…  Here are some video clips of his shirtless scene as well as his adorably cute dancing scene…

Now let me go back.  I just called David DeLuise a “daddy bear.”  I am like 1 year younger than him yet for some reason, I have no issues calling him a “daddy bear.”  While researching for further info about him, I stumbled upon this article:

David DeLuise works his magic in ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’
By Rick Bentley | McClatchy Newspapers

At a recent New York autograph signing by the cast of the Disney Channel series “Wizards of Waverly Place,” David DeLuise kept hearing the same thing from young fans: “I wish you were my dad.”

“I tell them that we can write a script and then their dad will act just like me,” says DeLuise in a telephone inter-view. “Of course my real daughter is standing behind me just rolling her eyes.”

What has caught the admiration of so many young fans is DeLuise’s fun-loving and caring portrayal of Jerry Russo, the dad to wizards played by Selena Gomez, David Henrie and Jake T. Austin on the cable series. Maria Canals-Barrera plays their mom, Theresa.

The fans will see a different side of DeLuise’s character in the Disney Channel’s “Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie.”

As the story goes on the series, Jerry gave up his magical abilities when he decided to marry a mortal. A miscast spell turns back the romance clock to the time before Jerry and Theresa met, which means Jerry gets the old magic back.

While the children run around trying to reverse the spell to get back their parents, Jerry gets some use out of his magic.

“It was really fun to have my own wand. It was really cool because it had a handle. I am sure it’ll be in a toy store one day and I’ll have to buy one,” DeLuise says.

He uses the wand a lot because the movie has more than 300 special effects, more than the series.

Another change between the TV show and the movie: The series is shot entirely on a soundstage in front of a stu-dio audience but the two-hour movie was produced during six weeks in Puerto Rico, as if it were a feature film.

The switch from the TV style of shooting to a feature film approach was not that difficult for DeLuise, who has been in the movies “Dracula, Dead and Loving It,” “Kicking and Screaming” and “Robin Hood: Men in Tights.”

DeLuise, 37, began his career at the age of 8 when he played the son to his real father, Dom DeLuise, in the television movie “Happy.” He jokes that he had to audition for the role. Now it is his turn to be the veteran actor surrounded by youngsters.

“We have exceptional kids who are all super funny and super nice,” DeLuise says. “We got lucky. Selena has something you are just born with that is magical.”

(c) 2009, The Fresno Bee (Fresno, Calif.).

[SOURCE: Pantagraph.com]

"How much for that daddy bear in the runway?"

“I wish you were my dad.”

Oddly enough, I have that same wish yet at the same time I want a different type of “dad.”  Again, this brings me to my theory that closeted gay men are basically missing (give or take) 15 years of their actual sexual lives.  Let’s see, I’m currently 36, so subtract 15 and that makes me 21 years old.  Yup, that’s about right.  I should be looking for a partner and not a “daddy figure” but, hey, them’s the breaks.  😉

Alrighty then.  -_^  With that tangent out of the way, here are further handsome photos of Mr. David DeLuise…

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Kim Bodnia: “Old Men In New Cars”

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Denmark’s Kim Bodnia is up there as one of my favorite bearish actors.  I first discovered him back in 2002 when I was browsing through the foreign DVD section of a Tower Records WOW Superstore.  (You can relive that same story of my mine from my first Kim Bodnia post I did a year ago.)

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The very first DVD I found was Gamle mænd i nye biler (Old Men In New Cars).  My eyes immediately honed in on the husky bearded photoshopped head in the middle of the photo.

Old Men In New CarsI grabbed it right away and I want you guys to figure out where I stopped reading the DVD’s back cover and immediately made an impulse buy:

In a style that makes Hollywood action movies tame by comparison, this hyperventillating comedy/action flick combines breathtaking action sequences with unsettling black humor, unrepentant misogyny, and plenty of super-violence. When the beefy thug and hardened criminal Harald is released from prison, he quickly “enlists” his two former henchmen Peter and Martin into his new gang. Before he resumes his criminal ways, his dying surrogate father asks him to find his biological son, not seen since a bay. But that baby is now in a maximum security prison and a far-from-cured serial killer. With his posse in place, Harald is ready for that crime spree he’s been dreaming of. Bodies begin to pile up; but when one bank robbery ends with them holding hostage a feisty, suicidal young woman, things go from bad to worse for our lovable villains. Breating new life into the gangster genre, Old Men In New Cars is an exhilarating delight.

That’s right.  “Beefy thug” got me.  It was a gamble as the beefy thug might be a reference to someone else and not that actual beefy hunk on the front cover.  You kids today and your iPhones, you could have accessed IMDb and checked out who “Harald” was to verify that the guy on the cover was indeed Kim Bodnia, aka “beefy thug.”  Anyway, that then led me to exploring most of his movies and I have been a fan ever since.

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Here are some screenshots of Mr. Bodnia’s shirtless scene in Old Men In New Cars.

As always, please check out the bearmythology Flickr Photostream for more screenshots.

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about seeing a big guy cry…

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BearSong Sunday: Demetrios Demetriou Of Stavros Flatley

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I’m a bit late to this, but this year’s Britain’s Got Talent had a father-and-son team doing their own Riverdance routine.  They didn’t win but one thing they always did was putting a smile on everyone’s face.  And, as I’ve heard, “they’re also the most successful father-and-son Greek and Irish dancing double-act in British Entertainment history.”

For BearSong Sunday, here is woofy daddy bear Demetrious Demetriou with his son, Lagi, as Stavros Flatley


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Check out the bearmythology Flickr Photostream for more screenshots.

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He reminds me of a huskier and bald Michael Rispoli...


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Added Note: Chubarama had already posted about this group back in April (during my “blue moon” period).  Anyway, check out this link for an awesome photo of this adorable father-and-son duo.

Shirtless Saturday: Summer, Big Bears, Daddies, Chubbies, Speedos, Oh My!

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The creme de la creme, the best of the best, and perfection personified, in my opinion. Does anybody know who this stunning work of art is?

Summer has got to be my favorite season.  It’s the time where we get to see big men practically being naked, especially on the beaches and pools.  Thankfully, there are a handful of blogs and photo sites dedicated to men in all of their summer wear glory.  The following are just some of my favorites from Speedo Dads:

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I love the vintage look of this photo. This very image is why we daddy bear lovers love, well, "daddy bears."

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Just a perfect photo. Just perfect.

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Unfortunately, we cannot see his face, but, damn, that physique is simply beautiful. All I can think of is the word "beef."

It's so perfect that it hurts...

It's so perfect that it hurts...

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Ah, yes, such a handsome face as well. These are things that make you go "Woof!"

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There's just something about seeing a big daddy bear relaxing and being comfortable with his skin...

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You might be asking yourself, "Will, what's up with the blinding parade of white bears?" Alright, let's start off with this beautiful husky black bear...

...and here is a possibly Hispanic husky bear...

...and here is a possibly Hispanic husky bear...

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...and a double-dose for good measure.

And now for some variety: big bear firefighters in a mankini, cute chubby bear in a tight-fitting lycra wrestling singlet, big bear hulking out in his speedos, and a soaking wet smooth chub in a triathlon of sorts…

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That's right. THREE thumbs up.

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"Excuse me, sir. Did anybody tell you about the 3 "R"s? Relax, rubdown, and remove mankini."

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Tommy looks around and realizes that he took a way-too-literal interpretation of "Casual Friday"...

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David attached a photo of himself in an email to send to his grandma Beatrice. Unfortunately, David thought that "me.jpg" was his Facebook photo and not his "Sexy Chubby Bear Who Loves To Wear Tight-Fitting Lycra Wrestling Singlet" profile photo...

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HE: "Happy Bear Day!" ... ME: "Holy sh--!"

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AUCTIONEER: "And we have #175, sexy, soaking wet chub in a speedo. Starting bid is at..." ME: "One million dollars!"