What is a teeterboard you ask? It’s an acrobatic apparatus that resembles a playground seesaw. Sometimes it’s referred to as a Korean plank.
Earlier this week, I stumbled upon this wicked teeterboard training video uploaded by David James Rimmer (pictured top left). He’s a former artistic gymnast who now works for Cirque Du Soleil. Rimmer along with fellow acrobat Stéphane Beauregard perform some death-defying stunts on the teeterboard which is used partly in the Cirque show Corteo.
The heights these two reach and flips executed are truly remarkable. The highlight for me though is when Stéphane finishes the session off by nearly faceplanting on Rimmer’s crotch. I’m sure that wasn’t planned ;) Check out the video below.
Given that TIME Magazine chose Pope Francis as their “Person of the Year” earlier this week and it being the Sabbath, it’s the perfect day for this post.
Even though these sexy men of the cloth are fully clothed, there is no hiding their sex appeal. Unlike those faux almost-naked clergymen in the 2014 Orthodox Calendar, these Catholic priests are the real deal.
Photographer Piero Pazzi states he meets most of them on the streets in Rome during Holy Week. He reveals that “most are happy to be photographed after I tell them the reason for the calendar.” What’s the reason?
Pazzi claims the portraits are purely intended to promote the Eternal City and inform visitors about the Vatican. Ummm, okay!!! LOL. Speaking for myself, I had inappropriate Thorn Birds-like emotions after seeing a couple of these holy men. Check them out below and see if you get tingly sensations as well.
Although we’ve written about him on Homorazzi a few times, we’ve never actually featured New Zealand Olympic Speed Skater Blake Skjellerup as a Sports Stud until now. Back in 2010, he came out after the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and has been preparing for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi since. In Vancouver, he had placed 16th in the 1000-meter.
According to OutSports.com, earlier this week Skjellerup unfortunately fell short of qualifying for the 2014 Olympic Games by one spot. The handsome athlete was set to be the first openly gay male athlete in history to compete in the Winter Olympics. This was especially poingnant given Russia’s views towards gays and lesbians. As of now, there will be no publicly out male athletes competing in Sochi. That being said, because Skjellerup placed 33rd in rankings for the 500-meter, he’s the first alternate for the games. Therefore, if any of the nations that have qualified decide not to send an athlete to the games, Skjellerup will get to go. For the 1000-meter, he is said to be the fifth or sixth alternate.
Earlier this month, I interviewed Skjellerup because we had chosed to featured him as the Masc’d Man of the Month at my skincare & grooming store/webstore, MASC. In the interview (which you can read here), he talked about his training routine, in addition to what he uses in his daily skincare & grooming routine. Check out his sexy photos below. Fingers crossed we get to see him compete in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games In Sochi!
Founded in 1979, The Rhubarb Festival here in Toronto has been paramount to the city’s art scene, and going on sale in January with performances from February 12-23, The Rhubarb Festival has been hailed as the “go to event for thought-provoking, political, adventurous entertainment”. Being in the city for only less than a year, I’ve been profoundly and pleasantly surprised at the inspired and creative theatre here in Toronto, namely in the LGBT community, none more striking so far than The Gay Heritage Project, an unreal performance that just finished its run and moved a lot of people in this city continuing an already great season for Buddies In Bad Times. Needless to say, I am very excited for my first Rhubarb year.
To put an unnecessary grey cloud over the matter, however, The Rhubarb Festival this year, a festival that creates a lot of buzz in the arts community, has been denied funding by The Department of Canadian Heritage, to the shock of all involved. Although this has happened once before, after being previously denied, Buddies, the oldest and largest running queer theatre in the world, was given clear instructions on the criteria missing so that they could quickly receive funding on a project that aims to preserve local heritage. This year, no explanation was given:
There’s something about a guy who can do high kicks and dance their little butts off that I find quite attractive. Often times when I watch a live musical, I find my eyes gravitating towards the best dancer. Am I alone in thinking this? While I haven’t seen the King Kong Musical in person, based on the quality of talent, I would have a difficult time picking which cast member to focus all my attention on. They’re all so darn cute.
Even though the Melbourne production is closing on February 14, 2014, they’ve released a 2014 calendar featuring their rock hard cast. Given that it earned numerous Helpmann Awards (The Aussie Tonys), I wonder why it’s shutting down. Any Aussies who’ve seen it care to give their insights? Check out Maxwell Trengrove, Travis Khan, Andy Cook and Sam Marks display their extremely-toned bodies below. Maxwell and Sam are my favorites, so back off bitches ;)
The American version of GQ needs to copy this initiative immediately as well. Their German counterparts enlisted several of their country’s famous straight men to kiss in the name of anti-homophobia. #MundPropaganda (roughly translated as “word of mouth”) features notable names from acting, music and sports to lock lips for the new program to battle intolerance. Nothing says good cause like a little man-on-man action ;)
Those involved include rappers Moses Pelham and Thomas D, Olympic champion volleyball players Julius Brink and Jonas Recker, hip hop group Fettes Brot and actors Herbert Grönemeyer, August Diehl, Kostja Ullman and Ken Duken. The latter two can be seen above. Check out some of the others engage in some tender kissing below. Some of them really get into it. #justsaying
“The battle begins between Ragnar and Rollo. This Viking clash pits brother against brother and there can only be one victor,” states the official synopsis for Vikings Season 2. These two Nordic bros have nothing on Cain and Abel in the sibling rivalry department. Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) engages in an epic battle with his brother, Rollo (Clive Standen), because he’s aligned himself with his enemy, Jarl Borg (Thorbjorn Harr).
In February 2014, History Channel brings back Vikings after a successful maiden voyage. It premiered with over 6 million viewers and averaged 4.3 million viewers throughout the season. As if Fimmel and Standen weren’t enough eye candy, Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games) joins the cast as Bjorn, Ragnar’s son. Also joining Vikings this season is Linus Roache (Law & Order) as Ecbert, King of Wessex. Check out a shirtless photo of Standen below as he prepares himself for battle.
Caio César. Yes, please. I first noticed him years ago when he was featured for Terra’s The Boy. What a difference several years make. He’s gotten beefier and scruffier in all the right places. The Brazilian stud shows off his raw magnetism in a sensual editorial for Made In Brazil #7.
Check out more photos snapped by Greg Vaughan below. I warn you now. You might be tempted to purchase a plane ticket to Rio to stalk him. I know I’m contemplating it.