Gamer & The Goss: Tom Goss Is Down For The ‘Nerdy Bear’

Tom Goss and Jason Villegas in ‘Nerdy Bear’ (photo: Catalin Stelian)

It’s always nice to start the day with a smile 🙂

So, I was happy to see an email this morning from award-winning, guitar-toting, singer/songwriter Tom Goss announcing, “Nerdy Bears are the cutest bears! Naturally, I wrote a song and made a video about it.”

While Tom has spent much of the past year promoting his latest album titled, Territories, a moody, richly-layered synth-pop collection exploring the complexities of love.

But now, he’s back in fun mode with this homage to those plus-size gamer guys.

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“Given the hot mess that is 2020 I thought the world could use something light and full of fun, ” says Tom. “And what’s more fun than a ‘Nerdy Bear?'”

Nerdy bear, behind them glasses you’re a dirty bear.
So shake that a** in daddy underwear, and let me sneak into your secret lair.

Tom’s handsome co-star, Jason Villegas (Chubby Tanuki on Instagram), is totally ‘game’ for the role.

You can find my previous coverage of terrific Tom on The Randy Report here.

Back in 2013, over 200 bears joined together to make Tom’s super-fun video romp, “Bears.”

Complete with lots of robust, hirsute men playing with Super Soakers, careening down a slip and slide, and dancing in a club (usually in slow motion), the video celebrates all the furry goodness.

HIV Campaign Using Condoms With Risqué Double-Entendres Cancelled As ‘Lewd’

(image via Utah Dept. of Health)

A fun, new campaign in Utah meant to bring awareness to HIV has been summarily canceled by Gov. Gary Herbert over the use of condoms labeled with risqué double-entendres.

Ben Winslow at Salt Lake City’s FOX 13 reports Utah’s Department of Health was ready to hand out 100,000 condoms with wrappers that took various Utah memes and gave them a sexy spin.

Among the humorous designs were: “Greatest Sex on Earth” a riff on the state’s ski slogan ‘Greatest Snow on Earth;’ “SL, UT” as a play on the abbreviation for the state’s largest city; “Fillmore, Beaver” referencing a local landmark; “Don’t Go Bare” featuring an image of a bear; and “This is the Place” pictured over a bed – the phrase was famously uttered by Brigham Young when pioneers found the Salt Lake Valley.

Other states, including Alaska and Wyoming, have taken part in similar campaigns.

The sex-positive messages were created by the advertising firm Love Communication, which was hired by the Health Department.

Before the governor’s action, Erin Fratto, of the Utah Department of Health’s Prevention Treatment and Care Program, told the Salt Lake Tribune, “It’s really just to destigmatize HIV in Utah, and get everybody talking about sexual health.”

“If the condoms are fun, relatable, sex-positive — people are more apt to talk about them, which we’ve already seen,” added Frotto.

But in a statement to FOX 13, Anna Lehnardt, a spokesperson for the governor wrote, “The Governor understands the importance of the Utah Department of Health conducting a campaign to educate Utahns about HIV prevention. He does not, however, approve the use of sexual innuendo as part of a taxpayer-funded campaign, and our office has asked the department to rework the campaign’s branding.”

The Health Department issued an apology regarding the “offensive packaging,” and admitted, “the designs did not go through necessary approval channels.”

“We remain committed to running a campaign to help in the prevention of HIV and intend to do so in a manner that better respects taxpayer dollars, and our role as a government agency.”

(Source: FOX 13, Salt Lake Tribune)

NYC: Broadway Bares 2017 This Sunday

One of the hottest tickets of the year in New York City, Broadway Bares is this Sunday.

Via press release:

Broadway Bares: Strip U will feature more than 150 of the hottest male and female dancers in New York City sharing their hearts and well-toned bodies with an energetic crowd of thousands. The 90-minute show features Broadway’s most talented movers and shakers in a highly choreographed, highly produced spectacular.

Here’s a link for tix.

Check out a ‘first look’ below as well as a little info about why something so fun can do so much good.

Who’s going? 😉

Video: Questions Straight Men Have For Gay Men

I have been curious my entire life. I ask everyone questions every day. I love finding out new things and understanding.

So, I completely “got” the idea of this video from Buzzfeed that paired gay men with straight men and set up the situation that the straight guys could ask anything they wanted about being gay.

Sample questions like, “How much porn did you watch that was straight porn before you switched to gay porn?” and “What if you’re both bottoms or both tops? Is that a deal breaker?”

I love natural curiosity.

And, of course, there’s the companion video, “Questions Gay Men Have For Straight Men.” (You know where that’s going, now, don’t you?”

Hunky Out Bobsledder Simon Dunn Is No “Virgin” At Lip-Dub

Hunky out Australian bobsledder, Simon Dunn, found his “rebel heart” as he readied himself to attend Madonna’s concert in Canada. He shared the above pic on Twitter

One thing clearly led to another as he posted this cute lip-dub of one of Madge’s biggest hits wearing only his skivvies.

I get the sense that Dunn’s not a “virgin” to some underwear lip-sync. More wine!

Daily Dance: 100 Movie Dance Scenes “Uptown Funk” Mashup

Pretty fantastic. Some great movie moments mashed up with the Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson jam.

Among the movies included : Risky Business, Napoleon Dynamite, The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Grease, Despicable Me, Saturday Night Fever, Sister Act, Airplane!, Slumdog Millionaire, School of Rock, Magic Mike, The Great Gatsby, Beetlejuice, Night at the Roxbury, American Pie, Dirty Dancing, Ms. Doubtfire, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Borat, Star Wars, and The Breakfast Club.

“We Found Love” – Five Shirtless Marines Just Having Fun

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5 marines just having fun. 5 marinos pasandola bien.Posted by Nalgones on Thursday, August 13, 2015

Ok, guy in the shorter red shorts. Amiright???

Happy Hump Day!