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Dale Hodgins
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  You may be tempted to think this belongs in meaningless drivel but it doesn't. Because this idea could drive massive amounts of traffic to the forum. We've all heard the term "food porn". This could be a fun play on that and anyone doing a search might accidentally arrive here.

    We've all seen those racy calendars put out by fire departments and other groups to promote their cause. It seems to work. They get  lots of attention and often the media coverage generated, gets them far more ink than what was expended on the calendars. Of course ours would be online – no ink.

     I'm not suggesting anything lewd,    just a calendar style exposé that shows the world what hard work and healthy living does to the male body. It could be a great promotional tool. Everyone would keep their pants on but we might allow shirtless muscle flexing.

   Of course this idea would work equally well with the ladies although many would be too shy, I suspect. If that happens they can simply send their photo to my private mailbox .

   So I'm volunteering to be Mr. July. Of course we could have as many months of the year as we choose or we could just have a big photo gallery without the calendar thing.

   This could be fun for all of our members whether they are married or not. If one of the ladies is reading some long-winded rant I've produced, she may wish to daydream by picturing my calendar photo .

    We could have age categories and do a different group each month. All this healthy living must've produced plenty of guys in their 90s who've still got it. It's only right that we let them flaunt it.
     
      Two minutes in and 8 people have checked this out,thank you for helping make my point.
     Thank you, this is an amazing idea and you know it: Dale Hodgins
 
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All I can picture is a bunch of Damn Hippies! 
ha!
 
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December

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Naked bloke calendars aren't my thing, but putting a face (bum, knees...) to a name would be interesting, if disconcerting.
Glad I'm female; it takes balls to be in 'The MEN of the permies forum calender'
 
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He's not really from Permies, but he's my other half. Would this do for Mr October?



Or did you want someone more ripply muscles and not in his mid seventies?

Ken - is that really you?
 
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it is not.

this is...
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Burra, I think your beautiful stone wall is much more exciting than ripply muscles!
I put in a request that photos must include interesting stuff in the background for  ladies like myself.
I'm not averse to bad puns of all sorts...bring on the well-built root cellar, giant vegetables, lovingly hand-crafted tools and so on.
 
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Leila, I agree! I think Burra's other half is far more appealing than Mr. Hardbody!
 
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There you go Burra: your man, the donkey and the stone wall annihilate the competition.
Ken and his sign put up a good fight, but the wall's impressive mass carried the day.
Dale, I hope you're not surprised, but this thread has swiftly become meaningless drivel!
It must be my bedtime.
 
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Hehe - so does my other half get to be Mr October? 

Leila - not only a stone wall, but grape vines, olive trees, a Mirandes donkey, an ancient well bounded by a stone wall that's just the right height for sitting on, and the whole thing making a little secret garden in the forest, which was my wedding present many moons ago. 

Ken - what month do you want to be?  Seems to be a theme of scruffy-kneed work-trousers, t-shirts and glasses so far...

And Dale, where's the Mr July photo? 
 
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   I was waiting for word from our glorious leader before proceeding but these things have a way of taking on a life of their own. I think if something like this were created we might need to submit all photos for approval in order to not tarnish our good name. If one of these were created it might be wise to limit it to those who have been around for a certain period and to those who have contributed to discussions. That would protect the calendar from becoming a depository for who knows what?

    In checking out names in the singles category I've discovered that many have been one day participants, meaning that they signed up simply to join in that area and have not contributed to any other content.  Not that there's anything wrong with that but when I received an unsolicited message from a lady I was unable to learn anything about her since she had no history on the forum. She sent some racy photos. I can just imagine if I opened one of those in front of my kids. How would I explain that this is a totally legit farmin and buildin site?

    Once I find a cord for my camera I'll send what I have which I believe is a head shot. Maybe later I'll send one that includes shirtless work being done, since the idea was to promote self-sufficiency by displaying that it gets us in good shape. I've never sent a photo through a computer but evidently it can be done.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ one week later we have sweet success. I tried to load a different photo but it was 5 megapixels and the computer said no. I'll soon replace this with something a little more racy.

   
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Burra Maluca wrote:
He's not really from Permies, but he's my other half.  Would this do for Mr October?



Or did you want someone more ripply muscles and not in his mid seventies? 

                                    Dale Here
    The handsome donkey doesn't look a day over 20. I'm sure if you shaved him and oiled him up like a bodybuilder we'd see some muscles. In Canada we are limited to marrying only Homo sapiens.                                                                                    Who is the old man beside him?
 
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Dale Hodgins wrote:
The handsome donkey doesn't look a day over 20. I'm sure if you shaved him and oiled him up like a bodybuilder we'd see some muscles. In Canada we are limited to marrying only Homo sapiens.


Just to clarify, the long-eared one is well over 20 and hadn't worked for years after his old lady died, until the day before this pic was taken and he spent five hours walking home with me.  I'm sure he'll build up a bit more muscle in the next few months - I'll do some 'after' shots if a bit of logging work does anything for his back-muscles. 
 
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I've long been a believer that what is inside a person's head is more important than what is on it.  That also applies to the body underneath it.  No one needs to shave and oil up on my account. 

Now a toolbelt slung around the hips, over top some denim and well used work boots might make my heart beat faster, especially when the tools were used to create ... whatever bit of useful infrastructure is visible as background. 
 
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  Lolly, you may recall that at the beginning of the thread I suggested that this would display the results of hard work and healthy living.

    In the frugality section I had some fun with one called  "no unpaid exercise" where I droned on in support of getting our exercise while doing productive things.

  Remember everybody, this would be a great spot to put female photos as well but not the type you might glean from the Internet.  (KEN)
 
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The thread is titled "The MEN of the ... ", hence my response.
 
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I have a beautiful shapely gut which I would be happy to share a picture of.

its not until recent times that men being overly slim was considered a sign of good health so perhaps some would appreciate an old fashioned well fed but still active kind of guy
 
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Brice Moss wrote:
I have a beautiful shapely gut which I would be happy to share a picture of.

its not until recent times that men being overly slim was considered a sign of good health so perhaps some would appreciate an old fashioned well fed but still active kind of guy


Brice, if you were twice as old I would be waiting with bated breath.     I'm sure there is a young woman out there who would appreciate you in a sweaty T-shirt while building a hugelkulture bed.
 
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A few comments.

1)  I really like the idea of having less stuff.  At this moment, I have the permies mugs and t-shirts and have lately been feeling a bit like this is kinda ....  consumerism-ish.  (although I really do like the glass mugs and like the idea of reducing the use of non-glass mugs)  calendars seem like ... more stuff.

2)  Years ago the idea came up at javaranch for "Women of JavaRanch" and some women were volunteering to pose semi-nude before I got there and said I'm really not comfortable with being tied to something like that.  A day passed and I had an idea:  what if we do the calendar and rather than posing in anything revealing, each month is a featured woman and there are several pictures of her working and enjoying whatever she enjoys.  And there would be descriptions of her accomplishments in engineering and maybe outside of engineering.  The idea was that the calendar would still be about lust, but is would be about lust for her substance and intellectual accomplishments.  Further, what if we did it and it sold 50 million copies?  then wouldn't that say to young girls everywhere to ditch the makeup, diet pills, tanning booths and all that in favor of knowledge, integrity and substance?  ?? ??  It turned out that I was the only one that thought this was a great idea.  Oh well.  So nothing ever came of any of that.

 
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paul wheaton wrote:
A few comments.

1)  I really like the idea of having less stuff.  At this moment, I have the permies mugs and t-shirts and have lately been feeling a bit like this is kinda ....  consumerism-ish.  (although I really do like the glass mugs and like the idea of reducing the use of non-glass mugs)  calendars seem like ... more stuff.

     


    I actually suggested this should be an online calendar and would therefore not contribute to your pile of stuff. We're supposed to show ourselves working on various projects and getting in tip top physical shape in the process so very much in line with the idea you had years ago.

  It ties into the whole labor frugality thing and by showing our projects and using our real names we would lessen the chances of anything lewd being displayed. It could be called "food porn" which goes nicely with the idea of permaculture. It could give the idea of mucking in the dirt some sexiness.

    A young lad advertising himself in the singles forum could refer to his photo and projects on the calendar page thus giving himself extra credibility as he poses proudly in front of the home he is building. This would set him apart and give him a distinct advantage over rivals with no visible accomplishment. I'm arrow straight but can still see that this would make him far more attractive, even sexy.
 
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I think "gardening porn" photos of permies holding big baskets of delicious home grown produce while standing in their gorgeous gardens would be fabulous! 
 
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   I shall now attempt to upload my photo. If it works then you're looking at Mr. July.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ----------------------------------------------Sweet success, and a monster is born.    Now I'm going to figure out how to get all those videos off of my telephone and I've got a nice shirtless photo in my cell phone. Back in 5 min..... To one week depending on my computer skills development.                 These are all watermarked tabs from my website which is under development.----------------- next I'm going to attempt to load a much larger photo file of the cottage I built last year.    You may have noticed that my 47-year-old hair contains no gray. I've never dyed it.  
    The only items which were purchased new for the cottage were the shingles and the siding. Every other component including windows, doors, framing, flooring, insulation, etc. were recycled.
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Cute cottage! 
 
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   This is me fully clothed. I'm in a coffee shop during this and when I tried to send my shirtless photo from the telephone to the laptop ,I believe it went to an iPhone a short distance away. There was laughter and some ladies had a giggle while looking at their screen and then at me. I can't be sure, it was an awkward moment. ---------------------------------------------- that's one of my better pictures but not the money shot I was looking for.                   Notice the beautiful shadows on my face. This one was taken by my niece in Beacon Hill Park, Victoria British Columbia.----------- I took the photo of the Honey bee below. It was hard to get him to hold still for that shot. I arrived very late to the digital camera age, but have produced many photos of this quality since I bought my camera a few months ago. I took hundreds of pictures in order to have plenty to choose from when building my website. I'll also be the official photographer when I take people on camping excursions to other events on the bus. If I transport wedding parties I'll take dozens of shots during downtime but I'll still encourage them to get a professional photographer if they're looking for quality.------- ----------------------------

---------------I seem to have mastered the whole laptop to website photo exchange so I won't dump my entire photo album today. 
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Dale, I hope you're not surprised, but this thread has swiftly become meaningless drivel!
It must be my bedtime.
                 I think it still has the potential to serve the intended purpose.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It is now bedtime and as luck would have it there are now plenty of photos to enhance the dreamscape.     You're Welcome             What's that?       Oh it was just the wind.            I thought I heard the meaningless drivel hammer being raised.
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Dale, noooooooo!
 
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Dale Hodgins wrote:Is upper body male nudity considered racy in N.Z.? What if I were surfing or chopping wood?


C'mon Dale. At least have the decency to wear your hardhat
 
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I needed this cedar stump to make a step for a hot tub. Dragged it 200 yards along a gravel beach and then up about 80 ft. It weighs about 300 lb. Took 2 hours . People took pictures and speculated on weather I would make it up the huge concrete stairway. If there weren't so many witnesses I may have given up.
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No torso shot, 72 yrs & bashful, maybe when weather warms up..but this is me, looking out across the landscape for 50 million hippies, I mean permaculturists (permies to some).

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Here is my submission for April or June. April as that is when picture was taken, or June because I like June.

Not really a permaculturesque landscape, as picture was taken at the Monaco (as in country) palace during a visit to Europe in 2010, but who doesn't like kilts... Am sure this will be the favorite month of many, well, at least me.
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Richard, that's a mighty big cannon you have there...
 
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Richard, what does the symbol on the shirt mean? Looks like something from Marilyn Manson. Looks like the move to "meaningless drivel" has revived this thread. All we need is another billion entries and it'll be another facebook.
 
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Leila, The cannon's outward size is nothing like the internal strength needed to direct such an energetic burst...

Dale, That symbol is the UtiliKilts logo and they are based in Seattle (right downtown). There is also text on the back of the shirt.

Viva La UtiliKilts!
 
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Dale Hodgins wrote: "Extreme Rocket Stove Development"


No intent to highjack this thread but I am very interested in knowing more about building "Extreme Rocket Stoves".
I need one or more for 1) space heat 2) dhw production 3) cooking but I need to avoid as much smoke as possible if not nearly all of it.
I have all tools necessary to construct such things plus most of the materials needed. I would be interested in seeing what you are doing
with RS design, fabrication & prototyping and use. LL lfljvenaura@gmail.com lflj@bellsouth.net.
 
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Leila Rich wrote:Dale, noooooooo!


These fully clothed job site shots might be more suitable (for the prudish). I'm cleaning up the basement pony walls at a house move. The wall sections are about 200 lb. each. Not a job for sissys.

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Is this a kick-starter yet? I am just about ready to lower myself to this. 3 photos per month. Accepting bids.
 
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Even though this is an old thread, it's time for a new calendar. So here are my entries...

Here I am a few years ago after loosing 50 pounds due to ceasing to eat wheat and taking up full time vegetable growing. I still have 30 pounds to lose, but at least this winter I didn't gain the 15 pounds that has been typical in past winters. I'm down one pound so far for the winter.


The breaking point for me was this pair of pants... I refused to buy a size 40.... Therefore I had to loose weight.


One of my secrets to keeping the weight off is to lift heavy things often... I suppose that one of these days I could tailor my shirts to fit again. They just won't wear out...


Lots of heavy lifting...


Lift heavy things often... And try not to grimace so much for the photos.


And just for the ladies and for those guys that swing the other way, or both ways, here's a dirty photo.

 
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