Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I don't know about where you live...

But the bars around here are chock full with numerous versions of Kukla and Ollie. I certainly don't need to book a gay cruise to run into the likes of them. In fact I would hope t run into better specimens on a gay cruise! But that's just me.

Is there any other kind?

Monday, January 24, 2011

R.I.P.

Jack LaLanne: US fitness guru who last ate dessert in 1929 dies aged 96

Healthy living pioneer Jack LaLanne's feats included holding the world press-up record and towing boats while handcuffed

Jack Lalanne before handcuffed swim
Jack LaLanne before his handcuffed swim from Alcatraz Island to Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco in 1955. Photograph: Alamy

See full obit here.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

With a name like gay slant,


You know they called her gay slut behind her back!

330 lbs.

10 reps. Finally breaking though.

It's a tune I love the melody of!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Root causes?

Way way back in the sands of time, circa 1973, I have cloudy memories of a TV series focusing on a married couple, the plot focusing on the wife having E.S.P. I say cloudy because In memory I Had Meridith Baxter Birney starring in the lead role. Somehow my memory had combined Bridget Loves Bernie with The Girl With Something Extra

The Girl with something extra actually starred Sally Field and John Davidson, since my mind confused who Sally even was or played, it's safe assume that it must have been focused on Mr. Davidson.
More importantly it's retained the memory of one particular episode" "All the Nude That's Fit to Print" in which the character of Mr. Davidson was approached to pose nude as a centerfold. The plot focused on his deciding on such and featured a dream montage of Mr. Davidson making publicity appearance in the buff.

I can't say that I've ever really considered Mr Davidson attractive, he's always been a little too "square" and squeaky clean for me but the image of him being interviewed nude by Merv Griffin has been hard to shake out of my memory banks. Just sayin......

And if that memory isn't disturbing enough, here's a little psychotic episode from The Street of San Francisco:

Friday, January 14, 2011

Our patron saint!

Aren't they all?

If you're going to bump it...


Bump it with a trumpet!

George Eiferman, Mr America 1948 and Mr. Universe 1962 shown here performing his barbell and trumpet act. A trained musician who later got into bodybuilding he is credited as one of the founding members of the original Muscle Beach(PRE-STEROIDS!) in Santa Monica California. Mr. Eiferman also worked with Mae West supplying a good amount of background muscle to her night club act.



I'm just finish up Muscle Beach, Where the Best Bodies in the World Started a Fitness Revolution, part of my New years resolution to get even more focused on working out and get my self on stage to compete by this autumn. Hence the reason you all are seeing more posts on fitness! Although, I can only WISH to ever look as good as Mr. Eiferman.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Date With Your Family



5:26 My favorite line 'Emotions are for ethnic people"

Honey, you sound surprised?!?

Knights and Dames


Mass Consumption


Yogurt, quinoa and broccoli, Chicken breast, brown rice and Arugula salad, black eyed peas and green peppers, string cheeseand cucumber. Prefaced by egg whites and oatmeal for breakfast, augmented by whey protein shakes after each workout(a.m & p.m.) and to be followed by beef and spinach as the final meal this evening

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Who it was







Our last mystery photo was an early publicity shot of Vivian Vance (Vivian Roberta Jones). long time gal pal and side kick of Lucy Ricardo, nee Lucille Ball.

She had popped into my head as I was thinning out my book collection and recently sold my copy of her biography : The other side of Ethel Mertz.

Guilty!



And tired of having this conversation.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Recently received in my junk mail folder::

Good Day,
My name is Mrs. Rose Alvin. I am a dying woman who have decided to WILL the sum of Ten Million Great British Pounds to a reliable individual for the good work of God, Reply with your information if you are interested.

Yeah, that'd be me all right! Mr. Reliable-individual-for-the
-good-work-of-God. Please address me as such in future.

Sad but true

Very often they're, one or the other, or both!

A little inspiration

Born, December 26, 1906 and reared in Arizona, Goodrich’s childhood home was near a river in which he honed his swimming skills, before later becoming interested in putting the shot and running the 100-yard dash in college. His muscular foundation began in 1928 when he first worked out in David Willoughby’s Gym in Los Angeles.

On April 23, 1939, Goodrich entered his first bodybuilding competition, the Bronx YMHA (Young Men’s Hebrew Association) Greater New York Best Built Man contest. He beat 54 other contestants to win the tall-class and overall decisions.

Six weeks later, on June 10, 1939, in Amsterdam, New York, Goodrich won the contest that resulted in his national physique fame: the America’s Best Physique Contest, also known as the Mr. America. . It's said that his body was so well developed from his track, gymnastics and aerobic training that he didn't really train per-se for the Mr. America Contest. He just walked in, showed off his body and won.

Later he put his athletic skills and training to use as a stand in/stunt double for such athletes turned movie stars as Buster Crabbe (the Olympic swimmer tapped to become one of moviedoms Tarzans) and Red Grange (a football star turned actor) as well as John Wayne and Ken Maynard.

In 1948, he jointly promoted the Mr. USA contest with Vic Tanny. A few years later, he acted as a talent scout, helping to recruit musclemen for Mae West’s touring nightclub act, long before the first Chippendale’s dancer was born.


As a gym owner with seven locations, his main facility was at 6624 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. Mr Goodrich passed away on December 06, 1991

Sunday, January 9, 2011

GAAAH!



Just saw Miss Somers on a TV commercial pushing her new sexy forever plan! This is sexy?

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Brains, brawn & leather.


"Georgetown University football team, Healy Hall." circa 1910.

Guess who.

Honey they ALL have it coming....

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

All about Eve



As usual, we woke up this morning thinking about Eve Arden. Doesn't everybody?

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

What I'm currently bopping to at my desk....

I'm sure they all come running.


Chubby- you will be in clover
When you look this booklet over,
Our school-clothes pass any test
To make you look your pretty-best

Chubby's Momma - make a note
That every dress and suit and coat
Is especially size-designed
With plumper, growing shapes in mind!

Every hem is full and wider
Not one waistline is a "rider",
Armholes, necklines, bodices too
Are amply cut in styles brand new!
No ripping seams, no buttons popping -
This is breezy, easy shopping!

Chubby's Daddy - special styling
Is a luxury, but start smiling!
Lane Bryant keeps you budget-happy -
Our prices would please any pappy


I actually know a few folks who want to be a chubby's daddy....