It’s wall calendar season! I don’t care if you keep your schedule on your iPhone. I do, too. But I still firmly believe in wall calendars. You need something fun to look at while you work. Something inspiring. For 2012, I had Flower Spirits in my cubicle. It was lovely and stuff, but in 2013, I’m looking for something with … more men in it. I doubt there will be any rock-hard abs, or toned tushies to look at, but the sweet punims of the dudes in the Nice Jewish Guys calendar will remind me that mensches still exist in the world. [$15.95, Modern Tribe via Outblush]
Zak here (or should I say Mr. January?) is one of the male library professionals featured in the “Men of the Stacks” 2012 calendar. In case your were wondering, Zak is 6′ 5″, volunteers as an EMT, plays rugby, and loves to ride his bike. So yeah, he’s pretty much a unicorn. Zak and other hot bookish fellows are becoming pinups to raise awareness. As Von, Mr. June, puts it, “We can’t just leave it to others to tell the people who we are; that’s why the stereotypes about librarians continue to flourish. We have to be the ones to go out there and tell people who we are. It’s not enough to complain about inaccurate images of librarians; we must be able to present alternative, positive images,” he said. These images are making me feel positive alright. If you’re not drooling already, you will be when I tell you that they are donating all proceeds from the calendar to the “It Gets Better Project.” Sold! Now I just have to figure out where to hang them. [Flavorwire]
It used to be that on Christmas or Hanukkah, our more practical parent always gifted us with a wall calendar for the upcoming year. Back then, 12 months of Kirk Cameron was something to look forward to. Now that we’re older, we want a wall calendar that’s sleek and practical to go above our desk. We’d hang this canvas calendar with four tacks, with a fifth to mark the date.
I think you know what you’re getting, oh, everyone you know for the holiday season—the 2011 Tina Fey Swimsuit Calendar. The way I phrased that makes it sound like there was such a calendar for 2010, but there wasn’t. This is a brand-new concept that Tina unveiled over the weekend at “Night of Too Many Stars,” a Comedy Central special that will air later this month. All the images contain Tina’s head Photoshopped onto a bikini-clad body. And, yes, she’s wearing her glasses in every shot. Hawt! [NY Post] Keep reading »
The brilliant genius who undertook the “Men of Mortuaries” calendar must have been inspired by the Fisher boys on “Six Feet Under.” Who ever thought that hot morticians could exist in real life? These guys really are too sexy for their shirts. I’d like to get them alone in a graveyard. The sad news is that the calendar passed on in 2008. They must have run out of options since, after all, there are probably a limited number of hot morticians. R.I.P. “Men of Mortuaries” calendar. I hope they resurrect you. [BuzzFeed]
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More often than not, calendars are downright frightening. See: pictures of babies dressed up as flowers, the near-naked Jersey Shore fire department, nude middle-aged women à la “Calendar Girls.” If turning the page to see what greets you for March elicits a cry of terror, then perhaps you’re in the market for something a bit more subdued. Try this visually pleasing poster by Lene Mirdal. The design-y “all year round” calendar features a cool, colorful graphic that spells out 365 days quite plainly. So you can rest assured: there are no surprises.
I’m occasionally a bit of a procrastinator. According to the calendar on my office wall, it is December 2009, and I’ve still got to pick up vodka for New Year’s. But, fortunately for all of us, the powers that be at the New York City Sex Bloggers Calendar do not have this problem. They’ve got future sexiness on the brain, and they’re seeking centerfolds from anywhere in the country for 2011. For the past two years, they’ve been using the calendars to raise funds to promote healthy, positive sexuality, under the premise that sex is fun and awesome, and sexual freedom is a basic human right. In 2011, all the proceeds from the calendar will go to the Woodhull Freedom Foundation, an organization that advances the cause of sexual speech, education, and expression. They oppose abstinence-only curricula, the misuse and abuse of sex workers, and legislation that governs the bedroom. They also foster scientific study of human sexuality, positive body image, and artistic expression. All good stuff! Any cutie patootie — gay, straight, male, female, trans, queer — sex blogger of any ethnicity or size is invited to submit a photo. All in favor of nominating our own Simcha?! [New York City Sex Bloggers Calendar] Keep reading »
File this one under “Brilliant Ideas I Would Have Thought Up If I Wasn’t Busy Complicating Things.” Hot guys. Baby animals. Together, in a calendar. Twelve months of sexy men cuddling adorable, fuzzy furballs. I know. I know! A few more pics that will give you the “ahhs” and “awws,” after the jump. [$12.99, Hot Guys And Baby Animals] Keep reading »
Amelia sent me a link to this gorgeous, gorgeous 2010 calendar yesterday because she knows how much I love Gilles Marini, and holy, hot tomato on toast, it’s gonna be a good year! I couldn’t keep this all to myself — that would simply be cruel — so consider this post a public service announcement or an early Christmas gift from me to you. Go ahead — take a look at some beautiful photos of Marini, shot by his long-time friend, award-winning photographer Fred Goudon, whom he met 15 years ago while the two were fulfilling their military obligations in Paris. In fact, it was Goudon who helped launch Marini’s career. Thank you, Goudon, for giving us such a beautiful body of work. See a few more, after the jump … Keep reading »