Saw was released back in 2004. Prior to that, there was this short French film called Paques Man. It’s definitely a precursor to Saw…
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
Adorableness cranked up to infinity
Before we all start drooling, I want to mention just how unbelievably gorgeous Casey Campbell is. He’s that handsome dad or that sexy uncle with, not surprisingly, a dadbod. Just a few years ago, Mr. Campbell was not at all husky. Again, this brings me back to my eternal question of not being attracted to someone because they are not physically big. Continue reading Casey Campbell: Scorching Hot Fireman Stripper
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’!]
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’!]
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’!]
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… 🙁
Question: You have Will Sasso as your lead in a sword and sandal parody (such as “Gladiator,” “Troy,” and “300”). Do you:
A) Make sure his wardrobe would be like the Spartans’? (You know, revealing Will Sasso’s ever-so-sexy body.)
B) Make sure we get to see some full shirtless scenes? (There’s always a sex scene in a sword and sandal film after all.)
C) Just show him partly shirtless. (In the bear/chub world, that’s hardly being shirtless at all!)
Yup, you guessed correctly. It’s “C.” Will Sasso barely showed any skin in the film, National Lampoon’s The Legend Of Awesomest Maximus. But, hey, I did not care at all because I was watching a film where Will Sasso was the freaking LEAD! The movie was ridiculously stupid, lowbrow, and very offensive. But, maybe it was because of Will Sasso, but I watched the darn thing about 4 times now and I’ll probably buy it on Blu-Ray too! Also, I actually found myself laughing with the film and not at it! What’s happening to my brain?
Anyway, would I have watched this if someone else who’s not as deliciously sexy as Will Sasso played Awesomest Maximus?… Let me think for a sec– HELL NO!
So here are pretty much all of the scenes where Mr. Will Sasso teased us with some skin.
I know, I know. This won’t cut it for some of you. 😛
So here’s a treat. I’m an avid
stalker visitor of Will Sasso’s blog @ HamFatter.com and there’s a cool entry there that pretty much reads like porn: Dog vs Bear. Here is a snippet of such erotic fan-fiction…
Okay, Sasso walks at 6’3, 290lbs. His fighting weight is 260 maaaybe 250 but I don’t think so. The next time you’re with him I want you to make a careful study of his CALVES. Please understand their mass, vascularity and most importantly their positioning on the actual bone. Forget the perfect heart shape and the index finger sized arterial vein that branches and feeds the pulsing beast. Rather, look how high they sit. These are what we call “High Insertion Calves” in the bodybuilding world. Now why is this significant? Well, high insertion calves are almost always a very good indication of an abundance of fast twitch (red twitch) muscle fiber. Believe it or not, Will is mostly fast twitch. He’s made up of the kind of muscle one uses for explosive and powerful movements (see his high school football reputation and scouting history). You’ll rarely find a big man who can move as quickly or jump as high. Watch him dance around on his toes sometime. He makes you look like you’re underwater. The first thing a trainer would do with you, Chad, is work to get the lead out of them feet. You tend to plod. I know much of this may have to do with a general malaise but you’re still mostly made up of slower twitch fiber. You may have more endurance than the bald idiot and that’s a good thing.
I think I just fainted… Santa Maria! 🙂
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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…
I’ve posted some snapshots of Larry The Cable Guy all dressed up as a mermaid for an upcoming TV show called “Only In America” in Tumblr. Then my good buddy, G, sent me a plethora of images of this TV show that I will make my lifelong mission to NOT miss at all in The History Channel! Whatcha waiting for? Head on over to Tampa Bay Online for more photos of the woofy Larry The Cable Guy!
I try not to be a movie snob, but I can’t help it when movies like “Vampires Suck” do well financially while films such as “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World,” “Kick-Ass,” and “Let Me In” do horrible business (just goes to prove that the popularity level of such geek-centric flicks are somewhat akin to gay-centric films).
Anyway, more often than not, these parody films will always include a jab or two at our larger and husky brethren. Jareb Dauplaise, for example, was unfortunately poked fun of in both “Meet The Spartans” and “Epic Movie.” But, hey, we got to see skin and no one is really twisting my arms to watch these abominations. So just go ahead and continue to give us our bears and chubs in all of their natural glory.
With that superficial rant out of my system, here’s David DeLuise getting all shirtless in “Vampires Suck.” In these screenshots, he revealed a physique molded by his dedication to “Mixed Martial Arts, Tae Bo, and Yogalates.” Okay, so, um, maybe I kinda lol’ed at that.
And you know what? I am definitely itching to watch just his scene on Blu-Ray…
As I’ve been browsing through the ever-growing online community of bear & bear aficionados in Tumblr, I just realized just how, in such a short time, our group has grown to astounding proportions. Just to think, about a decade ago like-minded individuals got to know each other through email lists and chat rooms. They were smaller and private niche communities that only the persistent and dedicated would find. With the advent of social networking and instant access to media, our loves, lusts, and fetishes are displayed out in the forefront not just for us but for the rest of the world.
Never had I thought that I’d be living in a time where I’d be inundated by images of bearish and chubby men. But that is how it is today. The sharing and delivery of such images and videos come in such a rapid pace that if you blink for a second, you’d miss almost a year’s worth of masculine media (in comparison to a decade ago, for instance). I feel like an old wheel trying to keep up with the young and tech-savvy kids who are proficient with the language of Facebooks, Twitters, and the like.
The thing is, I have noticed a sort of evolution. Those of us who were in need of a connection with others who shared our passion found it in the world of the “bear subculture.” However, diverse groups have come out of that culture. From the chubs to the brutes, the daddies to the cubs, the furry and the smooth, new groups and types have quickly grown to develop their unique identities. In short, we share a common trait with them: we love men of larger-than-typical sizes. However, just because they share such a trait does not necessarily make them a part of the “bear subculture.”
Recently I just involved myself in commenting about the “What is a bear?” debate. Without even mentioning my stance on this here, let’s just say that no one truly owns the term. In fact, when I started the idea of “bearmythology,” I created it for people who had an affinity towards bearish-looking men. So it is in my heart’s content to see other folks like me who discuss about such men without associating it with any particular culture.
They know that they like big guys and that’s just how the way it is.
And as I’m about to leave the online world in a few minutes, I’d like end with these images from a wonderful (and NSFW) blog called The BeefMonger’s Blog…
It was also pretty awesome as the camera just randomly panned down to focus on his wonderfully small underwear… 😛
Then as the camera shifted its focus to Danny McBride, this deliciously woofy bear stood up then stretched his marvelous gut…
As he high fives the rest of his naked and sweaty teammates, I also offer a big high five to all of you guys to these awesome shots as well!
And, of course, let’s not forget the star of this show, Danny McBride:
When I was watching the latest episode of Showtime’s Bored To Death, I was pleasantly treated to a shirtless Zach Galifianakis getting his beard licked on by a drunken Kristen Wiig (love that gal) as she playfully tugs on the fur on his nipples while scraping off a stuck hair on her tongue. Seriously, descriptions won’t do it justice…
Stay tuned for more dashing bears from Season 2 of Bored To Death.
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