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.
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.
Based on the emails, comments, and poll (99-64), Christian Cantwell is our winner. I did not vote myself, but if I did, I would have voted for Manuel Martinez. Still, that was definitely a tough choice as Christian is undoubtedly a magnificent bearish specimen of a man, And being the winner, here are some photos of the sexy Christian Cantwell.
[NOTE: Christian is the winner based on yesterday and part of today’s votes. Most of the polls I put out will always be open for new blog visitors… So who knows? The poll results might eventually change…]
My good friend, Jibreal, who had introduced me to Autralian shot putter, Justin Anlezark, has just emailed me some cool photos (updated with creative photo titles) and a link to a YouTube 60-second interview where one of the questions was: “Who would you turn gay for?”
Love the accent. Unfortunately, I was not familiar with the person’s name he mentioned to answer that provocative question…
Alright, no spoilers here, but the results were very surprising and truly punched then kicked my arrogant American pride and ego… Here are just some awesome photos of Reese Hoffa, Christian Cantwell, and Adam Nelson from the 2008 Men’s Shot Put Final (courtesy of Daylife.com).
Thanks to Jibreal, he had pointed me out to Australian shot putter, Justin Anlezark. Just when I thought that only the American Shot Putting Trifecta of Reese Hoffa, Christian Cantwell, and Adam Nelson are the only ones who are going to be at the Olympics (I’m calling “Clean Sweep” — lol), I find out that there are actually other shot putters out there! -_^
Justin Anlezark has quite a trying tale for his road to the 2008 Olympics (check it out here). Stories like that bring me back to my discussion on why I kinda hate sports, sometimes. But at the same time, these are just the very stories that would truly evoke the power and wonder of the human spirit.
[EDIT AGAIN: I just noticed YouTube’s “Watch in high quality” option. So here’s the high quality version collage that made Mr. Hoffa even wider. And that “slimmer” photo of him in the red shorts is from a 2004 article from AugustaChronicle.com.]