Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
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.
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?
Friday, December 28, 2007
I think I'm secretly afraid of being this guy.
45 secs. - SFW
A feel-good comedy of Biblical proportions
1 min. 20 - SFW
A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
1 min. 30 - NSFW (language)
TAKE NOTES. THIS WILL BE ON THE TEST.
2 mins. - SFW
A great piece from a fun movie. And look at the 80s hair.
6 mins. - SFW
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
"Your loss, dude. More for me then." - Mike Ellis
HAPPY BOXING DAY!
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.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
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
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.
|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"
Monday, December 24, 2007
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.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
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.
IT'S A WONDERFUL LOST ENDING
Teacher says that every time a bell rings, an angel comes out fighting.
4 mins. - SFW
CHECK YOUR STOCKING FOR ASPIRIN
A holiday song from the Other Musical Zimmerman.
3 mins. 45 - SFW
CHECK YOUR STOCKING FOR CRISCO
For those of you who think Christmas is a big pain in the butt.
2 mins. - Definitely NOT SFW
A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
I've been pestering Wes to put up clips I could use. He finally did.
1 min. - SFW
I'LL BEEHIVE FOR CHRISTMAS
Thanks to Donnie at Famous Like Me, I can show you this wonderful thing.
1 min. 50 - SFW
I'M NO CHARLIE BROWN
Listen up, Newbie. This is the result of leaving the cast of Scrubs alone with the editing equipment. Enjoy.
10 mins. 30 - SFW
Ooooo, so close...!
Thursday, December 20, 2007
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.
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.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
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.
A LATER ADDITION
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.