Monday, December 31, 2007

Glücklich neu Jahr, meine Herren

A Better Leighton than Ever

Thanks to Playgirl, there are more revealing photos of Leighton Stultz on the Internet, but not hotter photos than this one.

Views as of now: 1670

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Coffee Break Dancing

Trying to find a coffee cup large
enough to hold my own head
Views as of now: 1645

White Belt Not Included

Chad White, starring in Bad Jacket, Hot Bod

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Office Party Naked

Naked for a Cause is actually a charity that makes use of attractively naked athletes to raise money. Specifically, they publish calendars and other things bearing stylish and sexy photographs of Australian rugby and football players and give the proceeds to the McGrath Foundation to fund breast cancer nurses in the rural parts of that country.

A worthy cause, no doubt, but not one I'm above making use of for a bit of humour.

I don't mean to be USA-centric here, but to take the cause of breast cancer treatment and - better yet! - diagnosis seriously, here are some statistics, all dating from 2004, the latest year for published stats from the CDC.

That year roughly 187,000 women and 1800 men were diagnosed with breast cancer, and 41,000 women and 360 men died. The most fundamental reason for survival is early detection, so having regular exams is vital.

For the record, the 2004 numbers are largely the same for prostate cancer: 189,000 men diagnosed with it, and 29,000 dead. There were 2,000 more cases of prostate cancer than breast cancer, but less public awareness and less fund-raising. Who will be the Susan G. Komen of prostate cancer?

Views as of now: 1595

Friday, December 28, 2007

Steve Guttenberg Bible

I think I'm secretly afraid of being this guy.
45 secs. - SFW

A feel-good comedy of Biblical proportions
1 min. 20 - SFW

And now
1 min. 30 - NSFW (language)

2 mins. - SFW

A great piece from a fun movie. And look at the 80s hair.
6 mins. - SFW

Views as of now: 1539

TGI Jensen #21

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Thoughtless, Lee

Uh, no thoughts today. Too much going on.

Views as of now: 1454

Things I need for my living room

(Sorry. This first image was deleted by
Photobucket as violating their "terms of service.)

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Morning After the Morning After

Be sure to stay 'til the end.

Melancholy Dane Cook

"Man delights not me." - Hamlet
"Your loss, dude. More for me then." - Mike Ellis



Yeah, I know. "Boxing Day" actually has nothing to do with men in baggy shorts pummeling each other senseless. I just used it as an excuse to put this photo up because I feel like I've had too few photographs here of late.

Boxing Day is, in actuality, a public holiday (as opposed to a religious holiday) celebrated in Great Britain and many of its commonwealths and territories such as Canada, Australia, etc. It dates back to the Middle Ages when serfs would gather and collect from their lord seeds, grain, food and tools for the following year, an obligation under the feudal system. Over time, it evolved into a a day where servants and underlings would receive a box containing coins as a year-end gift, which is the probable origin of the annual Christmas bonus many people receive.

A more down-to-Earth explanation is that it began in the practice of giving servants the day after Christmas off since they would have had to work on Christmas itself.

Views as of now: 1419

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Midnight Massacre

No clever (or even quasi-clever) remarks this time. Just two bits of strangeness for Christmas.

O Ho Ho Ho, the Mistletoe
30 secs. - SFW but high on the "Ick" factor

Twas the Dark Knight Before Christmas
5 mins. 30 - SFW

Here We Come, Carol Ng

Instead of the usual music video, I've created a CONCERT FOR CHRISTMAS. Click here and a new window will open and play twelve music videos, to serve as background music as you peruse the other blogs that you check each day. Enjoy.

Included are
The Roches, "Star of Wonder"
Crosby and Sinatra, "White Christmas"
Enya, "Christmas Secrets"
Josh Groban, "O Holy Night"
Barbra Streisand, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
Mel Torme, "The Christmas Song"
Sinead O'Connor, "Silent Night"
Dean Martin, "Let It Snow"
Rosemary Clooney, "I'll Be Home for Christmas"
Darlene Love, "Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home")
Barenaked Ladies, "Elf's Lament"
and, mostly for the camp of it,
Ren Hoek singing "I Hate Christmas Time"

Views as of now: 1368

Don't wrap it up. I wanna use it on the way home.

When do you unwrap things at Christmas?

The night of Christmas Eve

or the next morning?

And another slideshow, this time just for Christmas

Monday, December 24, 2007

Che Bello

Italian model Emanuel Fiore. He has a sweet face, with those big chocolate brown eyes that make him look like a very pretty boy. But there's not much that's boyish about the body under those clothes.

To Hell with Where the Flowers Went

Several random guys this time, actually, as well as a few not-so-random guys that you'll probably recognize. Here are some Cowboys for Christmas. Don't break them right away, or you won't have anything to play with.

Yeah, I know these guys are mostly models and actors only pretending to be cowboys, but who cares? We're just looking at them. We're not asking them to drive the herd up to Wichita. And there are at least two real rodeo cowboys and one real farmer among them. You can guess which they are, if you want.

Views as of now: 1325

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Foreplay Ground

Examining the local playground equipment for rust damage

Views as of now: 1307

Friday, December 21, 2007

Yule Tube

If you're short on time or patience, jump down to the last clip.
I definitely saved the best for the finish.

And, as always, double click any of the clips if you want to know more about it.

Teacher says that every time a bell rings, an angel comes out fighting.
4 mins. - SFW

A holiday song from the Other Musical Zimmerman.
3 mins. 45 - SFW

For those of you who think Christmas is a big pain in the butt.
2 mins. - Definitely NOT SFW

And now
I've been pestering Wes to put up clips I could use. He finally did.
1 min. - SFW

Thanks to Donnie at Famous Like Me, I can show you this wonderful thing.
1 min. 50 - SFW

Listen up, Newbie. This is the result of leaving the cast of Scrubs alone with the editing equipment. Enjoy.
10 mins. 30 - SFW

Views as of now: 1199
Ooooo, so close...!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

C-Cell Battery Park

The OTHER Other December Holiday

Christmas Crayons

The Colours of the Christmas Season

Merry Christmas.
Or whatever.

Drop and Give Me 40 Winks

Cute picture, n'est pas?

It reminds me of an old question of mine though: if our culture were more accepting of simple man-to-man affection without labeling it "gay," would we have so many gays? I don't want to get into the whole "what makes people homosexual" argument, but I do know of many people who have been caused a lot of pain and who made many bad decisions simply because they didn't fit into the narrow definition of "real man" that they grew up with.

Perhaps if that definition broadened up a bit, we wouldn't have so many people running into some extreme behaviours. Rather like the way our culture has puritanical attitudes about alcohol AND a enormous number of people who go out with a goal of getting drunk.

This photo also makes me wonder what Lucky Pierre is listening to.

No relation

My thinking's a bit confused today, a situation no doubt created by various stresses working on me like a throng of illegal immigrants grooming a rich white man's lawn.

But a couple of days ago I remembered other times when I was plagued into inactivity by a host of vague worries and random thoughts, and I remembered also how much help I got from a technique called rational emotive therapy, one of the brain children of Dr. Albert Ellis.

I'm gonna oversimplify this, but it is a pretty simple idea. Basically it requires writing down what you're thinking and examining it for irrationality. The writing-down takes vague worries and random thoughts and makes them concrete on paper, turns them into something real enough to examine rather than just intangible distractions, a swarm of gnats around your mind, as it were. And usually writing down worries and fears (or telling them to a friend or putting them into a prayer etc.) is enough to make them seem less worrying or frightening.

The examination for irrational thoughts is far more complicated than I want to talk about here, but it's sometimes useful.

And, by the way, if you are one of those people who have never been so worried about your own life that you felt depressed or too indecisive to know what to do, consider yourself lucky.

On a completely unrelated topic,
I'm glad that the guy upstairs has such
a fulfilling and seemingly athletic sex life lately, but I'm getting a bit tired of listening to it. They've been at it for about 90 minutes now.

Views as of now: 1157

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Close Enough to Touch Football

amateur - n. A person who engages in an art, a science, a study, an athletic activity, or other passtime for enjoyment and fulfillment rather than for pay
[from the French amator meaning lover]

A beautiful photo by Michael A. Downs for All-American Guys

Aaron Quatrelle and some unknown but beautifully muscled guy

Anton Antipov, photo again by Michael A. Downs

Vista Video pic of Dan Jacob, Marcel somebody, and Kevin Ford

If anyone is interested, I do have larger versions for you of the last photograph.

Interestingly, I just found this picture on a Weblog called Minotaurboys. Whoever's responsible for the chop job, I guess this is what happens when you allow the KKK to edit photographs.

Views as of now: 1096