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’!]
Going through my archives, I realized that I have quite a handful of posts about the ever adorable Mr. Joey Oglesby. He has a new web series called “The Ballad Of Ted & Tad.” I’ve seen it, downloaded it, and watched it countless of times. Others might feel offended by the conceit of the joke, but this is exactly what I come to expect from someone who sung a catchy song about a gay-hating God. Check it out folks…
I can’t wait to watch further installments of this online series. In the meantime here are screenshots of Joey from the video. If I may add some constructive criticism: thank you for wearing a tanktop. A big thumbs up from me, for sure… 😉
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Check out the bearmythology Flickr Photostream for more screenshots
Thanks to Chubarama, I have never laughed so hard in my life while getting aroused by this handsome and self-proclaimed “real chub bear”: spokaneman25. If only other straight big guys were this comfortable with themselves, the world would be a better place…
You just gotta love his YouTube descriptions and tags:
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Lol. This guy knows the bear/chub culture, that’s for sure… Love the “Bearcelona” and especially “Schwu Bären” as well. GENIUS.
Thanks to good buddy, BigNHusky, we now know who that massive, massive powerlifting musclechub: PatrioticHighlander from YouTube (real name is Ernie Beath). In his YouTube page, he said that he’s in the process of writing a strength book. Wow. A powerlifter and a writer. Awesome combination.
Here are two videos where we get to see Mr. Ernie Beath doing lifts while shirtless. Unbelievably. Spectacular…
This is the video where someone got that awesome
screenshot I posted…
My favorites were the car mechanic, fireman, and construction worker. I definitely need such a hero… And who knew removing a wife-beater in tandem with bad ’80s-like pop music could be, oh, so erotic?
FUN FACT: YouTube sometimes would have a “Watch in High Quality” link on some videos. But, even if a video does not have that link, you can actually access it. All you need to do is add:
at the end of the URL.
The video above is normally like this:
So you just add &fmt=18 at the end, like so:
Some videos might actually look worse off if the original uploads were of “poor quality” to begin with. But, I’d say that this trick makes every YouTube video a lot clearer than normal. I’m not sure why this is not the default setting.
Also, I had submitted this post on the Brotherhood of Bears Yahoo Group and I’m just going to post it here as well:
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While obsessing over shotputter, Reese Hoffa, in YouTube, I noticed the “Watch In High Quality” link. Apparently, there’s a quick way to download that better quality (it’s not really high-def, as it’s more of a higher bit-rate).
Here’s a great tutorial from YouTube:
In a nutshell, this is how you do it:
1. Here’s a sample of the Reese Hoffa video in “standard quality”:
2. All you need to do next is add &fmt=18 at the end of the URL:
3. Copy that URL to this website:
4. You can now download both the standard and high quality FLV files.
HOWEVER, here is an even quicker way and what I highly recommend:
*** Drag-and-drop the KEEPVID Bookmarklet to your links toolbar. ***
*** This Bookmarklet is located on the very top page of http://keepvid.com. ***
That website also has a link to AVS Video Converter that could convert your FLV files to whatever format you want. The best part is that it is free. I don’t use this program so I can’t vouch as to how good it is. I normally use “YouTube FLV to AVI converter Pro” and I’m a creature of habit and refuse to change somthing that’s been working for me. 🙂
Hopefully this was useful in some way!
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Sending out big hugs and a big “Thank You” to Sereno for introducing me to this cute cubby VLogger on YouTube. VanAwesome has a certain look that just does not immediately stand out as “bearish” (to me, anyway). However, when Sereno linked me to his favorite videos, I then quickly fell in love with VanAwesome. Here are just some of the videos that not only displayed his cubbiness, but also his geniune wit and comedic talents. His website also shows his unbelievable talents with 3D Studio Max and After Effects (loved his Motion Video of the robot and rhino and the Honda logo blew me away).
I can’t stop watching and laughing at this simply because I was
very familiar with the original Colin’s Bear Animation. Genius.
VanAwesome and Sneezing Panda? Gold.
This has got to be my favorite VanAwesome video.
It’s also my favorite as it has a mini-crossover video from the above.
FatBoy Dan is a YouTube celebrity who has videos of himself and his buddies hunting and fishing. I could definitely just stare at FatBoy Dan fishing all day in a lazy Sunday afternoon.
My fave. Fat Boy Dan’s sure is enthusiastic with carp fishin’.
Redneck workout in the outdoors gym.
[Unfortunately, the owner of this video’s account has been suspended. I mentioned that I love YouTube, but on the other hand, I hate them too! This truly sucks. –May 1, 2008]
I can’t help stop loving YouTube. Where else could I find classic gems
such as a Bruce Wilhelm beer commercial?
Bruce Wilhelm was another favorite classic strongman of mine. He was brash and cocky but actually delivered the goods by consecutively winning the World’s Strongest Man competition in 1977 and 1978. (As a sidenote, strongman/pro-wrestler, Ken Patera, had actually called him out on TV to wrestle him, but, alas, I don’t think that such a bear showdown ever came to fruition.) Mr. Wilhelm’s 70’s hairstyle, especially his thick sideburns, was definitely sexy. It’s a shame that you don’t see that kind of hairstyle on today’s powerlifting athletes. Check out Mr. Wilhelm’s official site for more photos of this powerhouse of a woofy person.
And here’s my favorite photo of him that was sorely missing in his official site:
LFBears from YouTube has a fantastic set of bear video clips that are definitely my type of videos. In fact, every clips he had uploaded were scenes that I would definitely watch over and over again. I truly feel a kinship with this man as his selections are top notch. I really feel old as LFBears is only 26. If there was an Honors Award for “Excellent Work On Bear Hunting” this man will receive it. Lol.
Jim Belushi bares it here as well as he ain’t bad…
But, man, you put a cherubic Larry Joe Campbell and, according to ME,
that angelic chub is just teh hotness…
Shirtless. Sweaty. Wet. Daaym…
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