Today’s Date Is Super-Extra Special

Today’s the day of the big J.Lo/Shakira concert! I hear in honor of the music, there will also be a big sports ball game.

Plus, it’s Groundhog’s Day – and yep, Punxsutawney Phil predicts early spring.

AND – today’s date is a rare eight-digit palindrome (reads same, forward and backward), 02/02/2020 — the only one of its kind this century:

Aziz Inan, a University of Portland (Ore.) professor who has a website chronicling 500 years’ worth of palindromes, tells the Post about today’s rare configuration — where both MM/DD/YEAR and DD/MM/YEAR are palindromes.

“The previous eight-digit palindrome like this was 11/11/1111, 909 years ago. We’ll only have to wait another 101 years for 12/12/2121.”

P.S. Today is “the 33rd day of the year, which is followed by 333 more days.”

(via Axios)

2019 Ben Cohen Calendar

Sigh.

Long-time readers of The Randy Report know what a fan I am of rugby legend and anti-bullying advocate, Ben Cohen.

For several years, a highlight for me was to share the news of the new Ben Cohen calendar.

Ben is back with a new calendar! But this time it’s a limited run of only 1,000 calendars.

You can check it out at www.bencohencalendar.com.

A post shared by Ben Cohen (@bencohenstandup) on Sep 6, 2013 at 2:28am PDT

Just Because…

Apparently, the world-famous Chippendales are about to shoot their latest calendar this week here in Las Vegas and I’m seeing several of the guys on Facebook checking in prep for the shoot.

Billy Jeffrey, fresh and sweaty from the gym, is looking waaaaaay ripped for his close-up.

Just to let you know some people don’t need their abs and biceps Photoshopped… 🙂

Calendar Season: “Greeks Come True 2018”

I know, I know, no one wants to see a whole calendar of hot, woofy Greek men (except maybe everyone).

The “Greeks Come True” 2018 Calendar features 14 honest-to-God real “guys next door” and pro athletes thanks to the talented lens of Vangelis Kyris.

Check out a few pics from the calendar below.  And find your true Greek at www.greekscometrue.com

Opa!

Calendar: “Heart Throbs And Hounds”

All photos by Mike Ruiz

Celebrity photographer Mike Ruiz (Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, Prince and more) knows a LOT about shooting the male physique.

And now, the handsome lensman is donating those skills to a new charity cause as he pairs woofy men with literal woofers for his 2018 calendar called “HeartThrobs and Hounds.”

The 13-month calendar will make sure you have a reason to smile every single day of 2018.

The calendar features well-known male fitness models including James Ellis, Dragos Sykos, Myles Leask and cover-model Mike O’Hearn.

Proceeds from the sale of the calendar will go towards Fur Friends in Need and Lilo’s Promise animal rescue. Both organizations seek to find new homes for abandoned pets.

Both organizations hope the “HeartThrobs and Hounds” 2018 calendar will help change the way people look at rescues.

“People mistakingly assume it is the fault of the animal that it ended up being surrendered or abandoned,” says Nancy Flint, the founder of Fur Friends in Need. “I would say 90% of our animals have no issues whatsoever. It’s their humans who have failed them.”

Adds Schafer, “Shelter pets are not second-hand goods. There are amazing animals in shelters all over the US, including Aladdin and Bordeaux who are featured in the calendar. They simply need a little love to shine!”

Ruiz himself knows the power of saving abandoned furry friends. Five years ago, he saved Oliver, a pit bull that had been left for dead. His experience and longtime relationship with Oliver sparked the idea for an annual calendar combining two personal passions: photography and dogs in need.

Every dollar made from the sale of the “HeartThrobs and Hounds” 2018 calendar will go directly to Fur Friends in Need and Lilo’s Promise animal rescues. “The calendar makes a perfect holiday gift for any human being with eyes and a pulse, and it brings awareness to our furry friends in need,” says Mike.

Mike Ruiz’s 2018 calendar, “HeartThrobs and Hounds,” is available for only $19.99 at http://www.furfriendsinneed.com .

Who Likes Hunky French Firemen?

Just checking, but I’m not the only one who think firemen are way hot, right?

Credit French photographer Fred Goudon for this uber-sexy 2016 charity calendar featuring hunky, handsome (and almost naked) French firefighters.

Proceeds from the sales of the calendar will go to the charity Pompiers Sans Frontières, a French organization that provides humanitarian aid.

“For me and for many others, firefighters are heroes. Every single day, these guys are out there saving people’s lives,” Goudon told The Local. “And they’re all so nice, so strong… and you can see it in the pictures that there is a kind of pride in them that others don’t have.”

For more info about the calendar – click here.

Video: Behind The Scenes – Warwick Rowers 2016 Calendar

The world’s most famous naked athletes, the Warwick Rowers, are back with their seventh calendar for 2016.

Take a peek behind the scenes at our naked photo shoots on glamorous locations in England and Spain, while we explain why the calendar means so much to us and why we are working to challenge homophobia in sport.

And visit us at warwickrowers.org, where you will be able to find our calendar, bonus downloads, films, book, posters, prints and a whole lot more! It’s for everyone.

French Firefighters Show Off Their Heroic Bods For A Good Cause

Sexy shirtless firemen bare it all for charity in this new 2016 calendar

Firefighters Without Borders is happy to bring you their first charity calendar – this one featuring hunky, handsome French firefighters.

The organization is “dedicated to assisting fire departments in need of specific skills, training or resources related to fire service.”

Featuring the work of photographer Fred Goudon, the photographer who shoots the hunky French rugby athletes in Dieux du Stade.

You can order the calendar here.