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29 September 2013 @ 08:15 am
This LJ has gone pretty much inactive, and commenting has been made friends-only because of spam.

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If you are interested, you can follow men-in-full here (pics only; no meta.)

ETA: Am feeling fine. Hope all is well with everyone!
22 September 2011 @ 01:18 pm
It's hard to find pictures of heavy-set hippie men (or women, for that matter) from that era. Leaving aside the question of whether or not people overall weighed less, it seems to me that the hippie aesthetic leaned towards the thin side, and so maybe fat people self-selected themselves out. Also, virtually all the visual records we have came from photojournalists, many of them straight men, who focused on the "cute hippie chicks" and probably overlooked a lot of others in the numerous depictions we have of protests, be-ins, park gatherings, and so on.

Here's one from a San Francisco protest, probably 1968 or 1969, with two heavier men in the center (click to enlarge:)

Since those halcyon days, middle age has crept up on many. So here are some old hippies for you all to enjoy, since a lot of old hippie guys got fat.

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Current Music: "A Very Cellular Song," the Incredible String Band
23 May 2011 @ 03:03 pm
From Andrew Sullivan, this Dutch ad which featured a progressively stripping fat man. Unlike Andrew, though, we don't need "reassurance" that he didn't take it to the limit. Because that would have been awesome. Unfortunately the whole theme of the ad is that the viewer *wants* the model to stop stripping.

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10 May 2011 @ 08:35 pm

Prince of Wales Albert Edward (later King Edward VII of the United Kingdom)
Portrait by George Frederic Watts (link)

From Slate Magazine:
"In his profligate youth, the English Prince of Wales—Britain's future King Edward VII (he ruled between 1901 and 1910)—was a celebrity in Paris, thanks to his gargantuan appetites for both food and sex. Perpetually availed of champagne and cigars, his girth filled out by five high-protein meals a day, he would receive a standing ovation at the theater whenever he appeared with a beautiful new paramour on his arm.

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I dunno, he doesn't look that fat to me, but perhaps he was by early 1900s standards. Or maybe the Parisian habitues of the brothels were a bit smaller than their Saxe-Coburg counterpart. And that chair looks like a fantastic idea.

07 February 2011 @ 03:23 pm
A reader sent this link to a graphic novel version of James Joyce's Ulysses. This sprawling, dense, linguistic fruitcake of a novel thwarts most people who try to read it. Some make their way through with Spark or Cliff notes. Robert Berry's' graphic novel adaptation, Ulysses Seen not only clarifies the first chapter, but helps us visualize (and thus keep track of) this complicated story.

The first sentence introduces "stately, plump Buck Mulligan," a golden-tongued medical student who seems to exist mostly as a foil to the introspective, melancholic, and oversensitive protagonist Stephen Dedalus. Below the cut are some of the drawings; one is NSFW.

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02 February 2011 @ 11:17 am
"But a man’s rotundity is nothing if he only gets to the right elevation." Absolutely!

Schuetzen Fest, or Shooting Festival - SFWCollapse )

From progbear, here.

Apologies to those readers who don't have an LJ account, but I've had to disable anonymous/non-LJ account commenting. It's gotten too tedious to keep picking off the bot-generated spam. If you're reading off the feed, one option is to sign up for an LJ account; another is to leave feedback via my profile page.

09 January 2011 @ 05:16 pm
Daughter Laura sent along this character model sheet art for "Juan Borgia" in the recently-released game Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. While I don't play myself, I have watched the kids play its predecessor Assassin's Creed 2, as well as a little bit of Brotherhood. AC2 impressed me with its incidental crowd character designs, which included both men and women of varying sizes, including fat people (and some pretty attractive fat men.) Laura, who's played ACB all the way through, tells me that there's even more diversity among the men in that game. Am looking into ways to get still shots from the X-Box 360 version of the game(s).

"Juan Borgia" at a carnival celebration, surrounded by courtesans

(Click to enlarge)

19 December 2010 @ 06:20 pm
A ginger Ghost of Christmas Present. Sorry, there's a commercial before the clip:

15 December 2010 @ 10:01 pm
Long-time readers know how much I love the "Ghost of Christmas Present," because so much of him hearkens back to the green spirit of the ancient Yule celebration, so often represented by a fat man. So here's a lovely "Christmas Present" from me to you.

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