I haven’t heard of Taniela Tufeki Tupou, but these four images from tumblr’s rugbyandbears surely got my attention. Continue reading Taniela Tufeki Tupou: Tongan Thor
Check out Drew Powell’s SYFY Wire’s interview. You can just feel how ecstatic he is to play the role of the zombiefied and indestructible Solomon Grundy. He talks like someone you can just talk to and feel comfortable with. He is such a sweet and jovial guy. Yeah, I said jovial. Anyway, I particularly enjoyed his tidbit about David Harbour (of Stranger Things fame!) working out in the gym for the upcoming Hellboy movie only to wear a padded costume, whereas Drew would be shirtless for most of the time. Continue reading Drew Powell: SYFY Wire Conversation With Drew Powell About Gotham’s Solomon Grundy
Gotham is one of my favorite TV shows. Third season, was undoubtedly the best, in my humble opinion. The 2-part season finale was beyond exciting and characters would just drop off like flies left and right. I loved it. Continue reading Drew Powell: Solomon Grundy, Gotham’s Thick Musclebear For Any Dark Day
BOOM! POW! BOOM! That’s pretty much the only way I could verbalize my instant thoughts when I first saw this Australian weightlifter. His name is Damon Kelly and when I quickly did some thorough research (lol), I noticed that for a weightlifter, he’s quite stylish, to the point that I might even call him a “hipster” (or “bipster” for “bear hipster”). Let me lay out the evidence, and you be the judge… [KEEP ON WOOFIN’!]
Former WWE superstar, Shad Gaspard, just got an audition with Brett Ratner’s upcoming superhero movie, “Youngblood” via Twitter [Comic Book Movie]. I’ve never heard of “Youngblood” though I’m somewhat familiar with Chapel’s character from “Spawn.” Body-wise, Shad definitely possesses the brawny muscles for the role. [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’!]
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’!]
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’!]
Check out the trailer for “The Good Guy” which appears to be a grindhouse-type of film. And, I’m already sold!
And since I’m like obsessive-compulsive about better-quality photos/screenshots, here are the HD screenshots from the trailer:
Mr. Cox is obviously typecast as a killer, especially if you check out his IMDb resume. However, check out these trailers of short & feature films displaying his dramatic range…
“Table 6” – Short film for which Patrick Cox speaks with an Irish accent
“The Book Of Noah” – Feature film that hasn’t been released
Finally, let’s end with this awesome illustration of Patrick Cox who has this affinity of crossing his arms — even in illustrations!
Okay, I lied… Here’s a close-up of Patrick’s massive and beefy chest! Aroooooooo!!!!!
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For Goonday Moonday, I would like to present to you a wonderfully handsome big bearish fella named Patrick Cox. I first uncovered him from Tumblr and I have to give a big shout out to randombearstuff for sharing this deliciously goony goodness with us. Randombearstuff is a Tumblr blog, so expect NSFW stuff! 🙂
Patrick Cox just has that look that completely owns me. He is thick, brutish, massive, and just downright gorgeous. Dare I even say, “perfect”? Yes, in fact, I will. He’s just freaking PERFECT!
Before I even get to more of his photos and videos, I just need to share this thing about him. On his Facebook he posted this image then commented on it. For easy viewing, I have placed his comment on that image…
How can I not love this big cuddly bear? Here’s a perfect example of a human being who’s not ashamed of his own sexuality and understands that gay people are no less different from straight folk. Thank you, Mr. Cox. Thank you. And while we’re in the subject of “gayness”…
Check out his sizzle reel by Coleman O’Toole from Vimeo:
And, of course, with my very specific fetish, here are screenshots of a very specific scene from the sizzle reel… 😛
From the Tumblr images, it led me to one of his movies. The following are the video and screenshots from the TV movie, “Ben 10: Alien Swarm”… He had a short scene (though I must admit, I didn’t actually watch the flick just forwarded to his unfortunate way-too-brief scene). The film seems pretty cool, so I’ll watch it when I get some time.
This video is also courtesy of Coleman O’Toole from Vimeo!
Apparently, I missed that beginning part!!! (So there are 2 scenes total.)
Here’s a webseries that’s currently working on getting financed called “Walkin’ In L.A.: A Comedy Web Series”:
As this post has gotten way too long, let me take a break from all the hotness, and will continue with Part 2…
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Rick Zumwalt’s character “Bull Hurley” has been a major factor and influence in my realization that I was attracted towards big and burly men. His larger-than-life portrayal of a very intimidating and powerful arm wrestler is forever embedded in my memory: the red tanktop, the bald head, the thick & sweaty biceps, the perfect goatee, and his aggressively cocky demeanor were the physical features and personality traits that fueled my imagination and “sexual awakening,” if you will.
Well, today, I’d like to introduce to you Mr. Radu “Valahu” Georgescu or as I’d like to think of him as The Romanian Bull Hurley Version 2.0. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Rick Zumwalt may not be physically in this world anymore, but there will be people (from past, present, and future) who will always possess such amazingly similar traits. Radu may not be bald nor possess a goatee, but what a trade-off with that spectacular beard! Jury’s still out with the bandanas though…
Those screenshots from the collage were taken from this YouTube video:
And speaking of my coincidental Bull Hurley comparison, here is Hurley wearing a yellow tanktop and Radu wearing a yellow shirt! OMG like that is so true!
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Once upon a time, when this blogger used to actually blog on a regular basis, he had put up a “Shirtless Saturday” post about a massive lineman for the New Orleans Saints, Sedrick Ellis. After a year and a few months later, he found out that LIFE Magazine did a photo shoot of him (unfortunately, their search engine is not too friendly; and a way to get to just 1 of his photo shoot is by going to this url). And I am begging all of the photo sleuths out there who could direct us to his Portrait Session as it would be greatly appreciated.
Anyway, let us now have the photos do the talking, for I am downright speechless…
He’s not shirtless in this video, but you can just see the majestic wonder of his ungodly physique as his massive bulk attempts to escape the confines of his tight-fitting shirt…
I once heard that “Warrick Brant” was Australian for Bear. Or something like that. One thing is for sure though: Warrick Brant is one gigantic monster of a man…
Amongst the many fine physical features that Mr. Brant is endowed with, it is his massive arms and biceps that lure me to his wickedly charming handsomeness. Cases in point:
And he’s also just this big hunk of a teddy bear with a gorgeous, killer smile…
Finally, here are some “select” (well, okay, “shirtless”) videos from Warrick Brant’s YouTube Page:
Check out this side-by-side comparison with the original trailer for Commando.
Yes, the sculpted muscular body caught my eye, but it’s his rugged good looks that made me even more interested. He completely reminds me of a stacked and built version of Ray Winstone (he would have made a perfect Beowulf).
A body like Arnold, with a Winstone face…
Here’s Mr. Porechenkov in all of his muscular shirtless glory…
Finally, here are more images and screenshots of Mikhail Porechenkov, but this time he did not shave off his fantastic furry chest. Why must huscular men like Porechenkov shave away those furry gifts from the gods?
I truly love the following photo set. Does anyone know where they’re from? Also, for any Russian-speaking folks out there, may we please have further info on Mr. Mikhail Porechenkov?! Pretty please?
These were my Google search keywords when I found the above photos. I always quote my sources; but due to doing way too much work with the translation, I’ll use Google Search as my reference. 🙂
Let’s end with the film’s DVD Making-Of Featurette (I’m guessing it is from the DVD)…
Some of my buddies would tell me that Survivor is “scripted”; and whether this is true or not, Episode 6 packed an emotional punch.
This episode was very Dickensian in scope where we get a parallel between the two “Muscle Russells” (I’ve been meaning to say that, so there). Both Russells pushed their bodies to the limit while their teammates relaxed and hid away from the rain. But, in the end, Russell Swan’s body gave up on him. It’s pretty chilling foreshadowing when Russell Hantz said:
Don’t stop until you throw up, you pass out, something. If you don’t throw up after every fricking challenge, you didn’t do your job. That’s how I think of it.
It was definitely a big scare to see Russell Swan go down that way. But in relation to the game, it was a big hit for Galu but a bigger break for Foa Foa. During the Tribal Council, our two opposing tribe members with their own hidden immunity idols (Russell and Erik) butted head-to-head and somewhat marked their territory. Erik has always been Russell Swan’s “yes man,” and with his high confidence for having an immunity idol, he decided to stand in the limelight and challenge what Russell Hantz said about his tribe getting a moral victory (from their challenge earlier for which they were winning in). Ah, Erik, bad, bad move… (Erik actually irritates me a little bit and it must be because of his non-stop flailing hand gestures.)
Let me end with these images which prove precisely why Russell Hantz has the perfectly sculpted physique of a herculean god…
Finally, let me actually end with these erotically-charged screenshots. Thank you very much, CBS! Thank you…
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I apologize for the lateness of my Russell Hantz posts. (My computer was down, but it’s now back up and running Windows 7 — which is actually a pretty good operating system, so far.) Anyway, better late than never. Let’s start off with Episode 5…
Just in case you’ve missed it: the grey boxer briefs has returned! Hooray!
In this episode, Russell was portrayed in a much more “slimier” light (if that’s even possible). It’s pretty amazing that Liz was the only one who even suspected Russell for having the hidden immunity idol. Perhaps it’s buried within the show’s editing floor, but Liz’s suspicion did not require genius detective skills since Russell was underneath that tree right in front of them from the previous episodes! Anyway, Russell got in to his defensive mode by threatening Liz. Being a male chauvinist gay guy, I felt a chill up my spine seeing a large male threaten this fragile lady. It was just not right. I think Russell just exposed himself by getting too angry and defensive. I felt also ashamed as he scurried off like a girl while he watched Jaison walk towards them. I must say that it wasn’t Russell’s finest moment.
Here are some screenshots of Russell telling Liz that she’s walking on thin ice. Strap on some comfortable ice skating shoes, Liz…
When Ashley was voted off, my heart was shattered. She was genuinely one of the nicest person in the game. The betrayal of her friend, Natalie, really got to me for some reason. The scene where Natalie was comforting Ashley for losing the reward challenge for them was heartbreaking and made me realize that Natalie is a (passive) force to be reckon with. And during the Tribal Council, you can tell that Ashley felt that she at least had Natalie and Russell on her side. And by being voted off unanimously, I can’t imagine what she felt at that moment.
And as far as Shambo is concerned: man, she just has no concept as to what this game is about. She is the complete antithesis of Russell which is probably why I want them to go to the Final Two. Good job, Shambo. Let’s go and share the clue to everyone… from the other tribe! Yes you share a kinship with them, but, man, that’s either the smartest or dumbest move. The more I think about it, it’s probably the smartest move she has ever inadvertently done so far.
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The founder/owner (as well as being a massively-built-like-a-mack-truck brutish musclebear), Steve Winters, has also created a reality-web series on their site called Ministry Of Muscle TV. Here’s a sample video where we get to see the massive and shirtless Jay Hughes.
Warning: NSFW video intro
It’s a fantastic series and we get an intimate look at what these mythical strongmen do to prepare themselves for various strength athletics competition. Definitely check them out.
Jay Hughes is also one of Ministry Of Muscle’s stable of strongmen models who’s available for film, TV, and photography: Ministry Of Muscle Models site.
These are but a few screenshots from the web-series. Check out the bearmythology Flickr Photostream for more images of this handsome brute. (Then check out the current whole Ministry Of Muscle set here.)
And as an added bonus, here are Jay Hughes and Rob Hughes (are they related?) showing off their bellies…
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Yes! Russell Hantz‘s tribe, Foa Foa, finally got an immunity win. I can’t believe that I’m getting way too hooked in to this show…
When I talked about Jaison’s “whiny bitching” from last week’s episode, I was not belittling his emotion over the “racially insensitive comments” (debatable, in my opinion). The fact is, Jaison was more affected by it than Yasmin even though that “insult” was directed at her. If it really bothered him, he should have been the “white knight in shining armor” (oops, am I being racist?) and interrupted the argument between Ben and Yasmin. Instead, he hid in the shadows, internalized the “insult” and made it as a personal affront towards him.
As Tallahassee would say in one of my favorite films of this year: “Nut up or shut up.”
As you’ll hear from the first part of this video, Russell says this: “Jaison was really upset with Ben. He took things very personal. I really think that if Ben would have stayed, Jaison would have quit the game. Now, what kind of man is that?”
I am in complete agreement with Russell. Speaking of Zombieland, I’d probably be one of the faithful acolytes to blindly follow someone like Russell in a post-apocalyptic landscape. Archetypes like Russell are the ones who will truly help you out in any kind of apocalypse — just as long as you don’t cross them… Being led by a Jaison will lead to something like this:
ME: Jaison, look at that zombie trash!
JAISON: You are so ignorant. You have no concept of their past history and how they have been portrayed as evil by the whole living human race! Why do you purposely have to say spiteful and hateful words?
Russell, on the other hand, would just kick the living crap out of the zombies. But maybe that’s just me romanticizing this sneaky SOB. 😉
Anyway, I’m possibly overanalyzing Russell, but his usage of the word “hope” is very calculated. As in, Barack Obama-calculated. Devious, Russell. Devious.
So Russell’s on to his next strategy: dump his allegiance with Jaison and forge a new one with one of his “dumb ass girls,” Natalie. Russell is definitely crude and insensitive with his comments, but are people forgetting that this game is called “Survivor”? Hell, if you placed Satan and Jesus on the island, guess who’ll win? Well, Jesus will probably win considering he has unlimited immunity since he cannot die at all. Come to think of it, who’s the sneakiest of the two then? -_^
Anyway, so what’s great about the scene between Natalie and Russell? Ah, pictures speak louder than words…
No, sir, Mr. Hantz, sir. You are also beyond handsome with that pretty face, devilish smile, and mesmerizing eyes…
Anyway, not Russell-related, but I gotta comment on my other favorite, Shambo…
Damn, Sham! You were beyond horrible this time around. You mean well, yet things just don’t seem to go your way. And, really, I’ve lost some love for you the way you handled the two chickens…
My love actually got transferred to Natalie now as at least she knew how to humanely carry an animal. I then started laughing at your comments of chickens requiring fresh water and at your hilarious “chicken-talk” to calm them down. Seriously, I’m surprised they even survived your mishandling of them. And it wasn’t even a surprise that one of the chickens flew away. The funnier part is that the chicken who flew away was the chicken whose poor wings you manhandled… But despite of that, I still want to see more of you, Shambo. Just be kinder to the animals, m’kay?
And, by the way, I’m starting to develop some interest in the other Russell…
And, wow, I’m surprised that the other Russell actually voted for his princess, Yasmine. Didn’t see that one coming…
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A little bit busy today so I don’t have any Russell Hantz screenshots from last night’s episode of Survivor: Samoa. But here is practically all of his delicious scenes from last night… (It’s unfortunate that he doesn’t have his gray boxer briefs anymore.)
To those who have been watching the show, I would like to have a discussion with the decision to vote Ben out instead of Ashley…
My opinion? Ben was the right person to be voted out; however, he was voted out for the wrong reason. He was voted out simply because of the “ghetto trash” comment he made at Yasmin from the second episode. Ben is definitely a jerk of all spades, but he was verbally abused by Yasmin who was aggressive and rude from the get-go. She had it coming, Ben got defensive and blurted out a term to hurt her, then the “race card” was used by Jaison to ridiculous levels.
Russell was pretty much overpowered by Jaison as it’s very dangerous waters to tread on a sensitive issue. I personally found it a bit humorous to get all bent out of shape to bring up racism and discrimination in a “survival of the fittest/wiliest/etc”-type of game then play up the sympathy card for someone using the term “ghetto trash.”
How about you win the game now simply because you are a minority?
Though “ghetto trash” might not be the best of thing to say, I’m sure if Yasmin called him “white trash,” there won’t be any backlash against her. I’m just getting sick and tired of the hypocrisy that we live through every day. One racism or any “ism” is better over the other simply because of their “history” (a comment that Jaison made boldly known at Tribal Council).
Anyway, I’m a bit peeved off because Russell’s plan was overpowered by Jaison’s “whiny bitching” (yes, I went there). Nevertheless, the show’s getting a lot more interesting with this turn of events. I just hope Russell makes it all the way… with Shambo, of course…
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