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Blogspot recently notified me that they would be restricting access to blogs containing sexually explicit images (uh, the meat and potatoes of this blog - well, the meat, anyway).  So I set up a new site on Tumblr.com and moved all the recent stuff over, intending to move the rest by Blogspot's deadline.

After doing a hell of a lot of work, I get an email from Blogspot that essentially says, "Oops, never mind."  I'm glad to stay put, but totally pissed at their stupidity.

I am leaving the older stuff here (rather than going through the hassle of reposting 1000 viral photos) and will continue to post new material to Tumblr.  There are some things I prefer about Tumblr, but other things I truly dislike (you can't center text or colorize it - the most basic editing features).

Click here to visit the new site:
MenOfTheWeek.tumblr.com


After two decades of being online, the viral nature of amateur photos amazes me.  I still run across photos I first saw years ago, that have been passed around online for years.  Once it's out there, it's out there.  And that is the nature of this site, to display viral photos that are forever beyond the control of the subject.

Also new, I just launched a new blog titled "Pure Narcissism - Hot Men Who Know They Are Hot."  It can be accessed at:






August 6, 2012


Classic Exposure
Long before there was an internet, there were magazines.  With the invention of photography came the invention of pornography.  These vintage photos serve to underline the point that once your nakedness enters a viral medium, there is no retrieving it.  Ever.



A Thousand Words
Yeah, yeah, you know the cliche, the picture that is worth a thousand words. Perhaps nowhere is this more evident than viral photos of men who are standing there naked in some unlikely situation. These photos beg the question, "What the hell?" What the hell is going on? What the hell happened? What the hell were they thinking? What the hell will they think years later when the moment is still making the viral rounds? There's got to be a story here. (And something tells me there is probably booze involved in the majority of these. Wild guess.)



Camera in the Mirror
I always find these fascinating.  Presumably, these shots begin life intended for private usage, something to entertain your girlfriend, something to impress that hot stranger you've met online, something just between friends.  Right?  But girlfriends become ex-girlfriends.  Girlfriends become embittered ex-girlfriends.  That guy online forwards your picture to a friend to show him the hot dude he's been chatting with.  Before you know it, your photo has gone viral.


Alcohol-Induced Exposure
It is no secret that alcohol has a way of loosening a man's inhibitions and loosening his zipper, as well as loosening his judgment. But just as an elevated blood alcohol level does not absolve you of responsibility for what you may do behind the wheel, neither does it absolve you of what you do before the camera.



Before and After
Not sure of the back story on these, but I'm seeing more and more of them. They always strike me as mug shots. Anyway, they're out there now and there's no turning back.



Public Scenes
These guys did not specifically pose for the photographer, but by appearing nude at a public event, they left themselves wide open (literally) to anyone who happened to have a camera.  And at public events there are always cameras.



Tattoos
If you've got distinctive tattoos, then you've got proof-positive ID embedded into every naked photo you allow to be taken.




Note-Worthy
[Aside from the usual category descriptions, some photos just beg to have a bit more said about them.]

Vintage photos like this regularly crop up, military-style groups of naked men in some sort of exam setting.  What was the point of taking these?  A troop photo is one thing, but naked?  None of the men seem especially titillated at what is going on, indeed it looks very formal, so this isn't one of those macho "Let's all get naked and take a picture" moments.



Miscellaneous Viral Exposure
The broadest category here.  Any casual naked photo, maybe seemingly innocent at the time, that could come back to haunt the subject when they least expect.



College Boy Physicals (Video Clip)
CollegeBoyPhysicals.com is a commercial studio that churns out porn under the scenario of guys receiving their college physicals.  I usually find these entertaining, although they often tend to stretch the premise past believability.  The models often appear to be on cam for the first time, and of course I can't help but wonder if they did it for quick cash even though their nakedness is now forever out there for the world to consume.

For instance, these two men look neither collegiate nor boyish. Set aside the cheesy premise, and you have a very satisfying video clip here, a balanced interaction between two males. There is a raw masculinity in their tattooed bodies. The one guy lies back and allows himself to be serviced. He sometimes watches his own tool being worked, sometimes looks into the face of the man working on him. The other guy works without reciprocation. I love his facial expressions, as if he is sincerely trying to do it right.

The heavy tattoos indicate that both these guys are into their own bods, conscious of being seen. The fact that they chose to do this video underscores that. I wonder if they are straight dudes that consented to do a gay vid for the money.



July 30, 2012


Date-stamped Photos
I've never understood why anyone would want their photography defaced with date stamps, but lots of people do it.  Obviously, these photos are not going to disappear.  What happens when these guys go out into the job market and their coworkers unearth their past?  There are no secrets and word gets around.  People whisper.  What happens if these guys get married?  What happens when their offspring are old enough to troll the internet (nowadays that would be grade school)?

Note on this one that instead of a date stamp, there is a calendar on the wall dated "1999/2000."  Yep, this one ain't gonna disappear.



A Thousand Words



Camera in the Mirror



Alcohol-Induced Exposure



Before and After



Public Scenes



Tattoos



Nature and the Great Outdoors
Ah, the Great Outdoors.  The Call of the Wild.  Somehow, Nature inspires men to commune with it au naturel.  Who among us has not at some point succumbed to the temptation?  Perhaps a measure of discretion is advised if your buddy happens to have a camera in his possession.



Note-Worthy
[Aside from the usual category descriptions, some photos just beg to have a bit more said about them.]

Maybe this photo was just posed for a themed photo spread, but something about it strikes me as real.  The bedroom linens look pretty girly, and it has that disarray so typical of amateur photography.  Is this a straight man posing for a woman?


Miscellaneous Viral Exposure
 

July 23, 2012


Wedding Rings
These always pique my curiosity and imagination.  Is the ring just a piece of jewelry they happen to wear on their left hand?  Is it just a photo prop?  Are they in a gay marriage?  Or does it represent the Republican one-man-one-woman thing, where these men have real wives and real wedding vows?



A Thousand Words



Camera in the Mirror



Alcohol-Induced Exposure



Before and After



Public Scenes



Tattoos



Nature and the Great Outdoors



Miscellaneous Viral Exposure