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Shirtless Saturday: Manuel Martinez

Happy Halloween, guys and ghouls!  Today’s Shirtless Saturday is a very delectable treat for you all.  It’s Manuel Martinez completely naked in the upcoming film, Estigmas.  That’s right.  You’ve heard it right.  Manuel Martinez.  Is.  Not.  Wearing.  Anything.  At.  All…

And as he is truly naked, please click on to see it

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While Eating M&M’s Peanuts, I Thought Of Manuel Martinez

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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…

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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.

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Gotta add this video…  This man is unbelievably beefy, it’s crazy.

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Manuel Martinez: Shot Putter And, Now, Actor

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This is fantastic news indeed.  Shot putter, Manuel Martinez (official site), is currently involved in the final week of filming for the comic book adaptation of Lorenzo Mattotti’s Estigmas (original site here; official site).  The film is directed by Adan Aliaga Vallencia (original site here).

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We will finally get to see this massive bear of a man in his film debut (does his 3-second television appearance in Cachorro [Bear Cub] count?).  The film is scheduled to be released in either January or February of 2009.

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I am very intrigued with the premise of Estigmas.  Here’s a brief (and somewhat poor) translated description:

The crab-producing films has decided to make a radical bid to Europe with the comic adaptation of the audacious, brilliant, and critically-acclaimed “Stigma” by Lorenzo Mattotti (drawing) and Claudio Piersanti (dash).  “Stigma” is the story of the loneliness of a man marked by a tragic fate, the emergence of some sores on his hands that he represents God and that it enclosed in a world of madness.

[SOURCE: Blog De Cine (translated version)]

I definitely can’t wait to see this.  In the meantime, here are some more photos of the superbly woofy, Manuel Martinez…

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