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Christian Cantwell: Gold Medal Winner Of WAC 2009 In Berlin

August 16, 2009 8 comments

Christian Cantwell wins the gold medal during the 12th IAAF World Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany.  My personal favorite, Reese Hoffa, did not do to well during the competition, but it’s great to see Mr. Cantwell getting the gold.


Thank you to HBL01 for pointing this video out to us.
Adam Nelson, Reese Hoffa, Ralf Bartels, Christian Cantwell, mmm, mmm, mmm…

And what happens when you win the gold?  You flex your muscles, of course.  Here are some gorgeous photos of Christian in all of his arm flexing glory…

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While Eating M&M’s Peanuts, I Thought Of Manuel Martinez

June 17, 2009 8 comments

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While I was at work last night, I took a break and bought M&M’s Peanuts from a vending machine.  I was the only one in the break room at the time while enjoying the hospital-like quiet sound, save for the low and constant buzzing of the refrigerators.  And as I ate my candy, I thought of Manuel Martinez as I stared at the two Ms on the yellow packaging.  I then thought about my obsession with correlating everything I would see with big, bearish men.  It then led me to a minor philosophical moment where I started to dwell on the very basic foundation of human life: “appetites”…

We literally & non-literally want and need someone and something and it’s this constant “appetite” that would keep us going.  I then thought of the much-abused archetypal image of the Ouroboros where the dragon or snake forms a circle by swallowing its own tail.  That even in its basic sense, the “act of eating” of the Ouroboros is the only “feasible” visual action that can represent our oneness with ourselves — how the people and things we lust are eventually and ultimately unimportant for we are our own unique self, a vessel of isolation, and the actual contents of that metaphorical fruit of knowledge…

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Lol, yeah, that’s a WTF-moment there if any.  I had to get that out of my system, and to make up for my propaganda, here are photos of the ever-woofy Manuel Martinez.  I still don’t know when his film Estigmas is coming out, but here are more images from it as well as more shot put photos.

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Gotta add this video…  This man is unbelievably beefy, it’s crazy.

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Manuel Martinez: Shot Putter And, Now, Actor

November 17, 2008 5 comments

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This is fantastic news indeed.  Shot putter, Manuel Martinez (official site), is currently involved in the final week of filming for the comic book adaptation of Lorenzo Mattotti’s Estigmas (original site here; official site).  The film is directed by Adan Aliaga Vallencia (original site here).

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We will finally get to see this massive bear of a man in his film debut (does his 3-second television appearance in Cachorro [Bear Cub] count?).  The film is scheduled to be released in either January or February of 2009.

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I am very intrigued with the premise of Estigmas.  Here’s a brief (and somewhat poor) translated description:

The crab-producing films has decided to make a radical bid to Europe with the comic adaptation of the audacious, brilliant, and critically-acclaimed “Stigma” by Lorenzo Mattotti (drawing) and Claudio Piersanti (dash).  “Stigma” is the story of the loneliness of a man marked by a tragic fate, the emergence of some sores on his hands that he represents God and that it enclosed in a world of madness.

[SOURCE: Blog De Cine (translated version)]

I definitely can’t wait to see this.  In the meantime, here are some more photos of the superbly woofy, Manuel Martinez…

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Justin Anlezark: “Who Would You Turn Gay For?”

August 22, 2008 6 comments

My good friend, Jibreal, who had introduced me to Autralian shot putter, Justin Anlezark, has just emailed me some cool photos (updated with creative photo titles) and a link to a YouTube 60-second interview where one of the questions was: “Who would you turn gay for?”

Love the accent.  Unfortunately, I was not familiar with the person’s name he mentioned to answer that provocative question…

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Justin Anlezark: Australian Shot Putter

August 12, 2008 4 comments

Thanks to Jibreal, he had pointed me out to Australian shot putter, Justin Anlezark.  Just when I thought that only the American Shot Putting Trifecta of Reese Hoffa, Christian Cantwell, and Adam Nelson are the only ones who are going to be at the Olympics (I’m calling “Clean Sweep” — lol), I find out that there are actually other shot putters out there!  -_^

Justin Anlezark has quite a trying tale for his road to the 2008 Olympics (check it out here).  Stories like that bring me back to my discussion on why I kinda hate sports, sometimes.  But at the same time, these are just the very stories that would truly evoke the power and wonder of the human spirit.

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Christian Cantwell: Jackpot. Again.

August 8, 2008 6 comments

Photo from The New York Times
(Big thank you to the woofy Big Fat Hairy Dave
for spotting this awesome photo
.)

And here are some newer photos of Christian Cantwell in JAMD.

Get your recording equipment ready.  The Olympics is about to begin…

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Reese Hoffa: Jackpot

August 3, 2008 1 comment

Reese Hoffa gives advice on shot putting.

More importantly, there’s a clip of him shot putting… get ready for it…

Shirtless.

I can die now.

[EDIT: I have been reanimated to provide you guys and gals a collage from that awesome video clip…]

That top-right image came from The University Of Georgia: Georgia Magazine.

[EDIT AGAIN: I just noticed YouTube’s “Watch in high quality” option.  So here’s the high quality version collage that made Mr. Hoffa even wider.  And that “slimmer” photo of him in the red shorts is from a 2004 article from AugustaChronicle.com.]

And while Hoffamania is going wild, make sure to check out NBCOlympics.com for many more Reese Hoffa videos and interviews.  My personal favorite is “The goofy and talented Reese Hoffa.”

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