I finally did it!! I broke free from Colt Men calendars!!
Why would I do that you ask?
As you may recall, I posted a little while back HERE, about being shocked and depressed when I flip a calendar page and the new monthly model is a sweet, handsome, DEAD porn star. It's happened more than a few times and these are calendars that are printed years after the poor guys have passed, so I find it unforgivable... mainly because I know they do it, just so they don't have to pay a living model a living wage. Don't get me wrong, I love the men of Colt...
Why, here I am telling Carlo Masi and Adam Champ just how much I enjoy their work
I've just decided that 2017 was going to be the last year that I let Colt bring me down first thing in the month!
This year I went with Raging Stallion!
(not my photo)
Once the calendar was delivered, I immediately had a few issues with it.
(Let's establish that I don't preview my calendars because I like to be surprised each month, so I really don't know what I'm getting until I unwrap the plastic wrap and see that January looks like.)
I know it's hard to get used to something new, but I had hoped for a smoother transition.
First, it is about 5 inches longer than a typical calendar. Granted, this thing hangs in my closet, behind clothes sometimes, but still it's a bit unwieldy. (What, Queen, you're complaining about 5 extra inches? Whaaaaat?) Next, if you look to the pic up top, you'll see that the dates are all smooshed down at the bottom, vertically in a long horizontal strip. I know, I know, but sometimes I actually do look at the days and I really prefer them in their usual grid. If I wanted to just hang posters of neked hotties each month, I wouldn't waste space on days and numbers! I mean, is this a calendar or not?
Next, while the January man is quite a visual treat, I'm disappointed that his name is Brogan Reed. Really? Brogan Reed?? They aren't even trying with names anymore! This sounds like a name high schoolers come up with when making a porn parody.
"What's my character's name?"|"Who's your favorite porn star?"
"I don't know, but my dad's is Logan Reed..."
"That's it! Your characters name is Brogan Reed!"
"That's kinda cheap.""Yeah, but were in high school, who's gonna care?"
For those of you who are Gays of a Less Than Certain Age, Logan Reed was a popular porn star about 20 years ago...
(Not my photo, totally swiped from Here)
If you're going to use an obviously made up name, why not really go for it? How about Manuel Hung, Dixon Ashe, Clutch Morgan or Hugh J'Bohner?
Maybe I'm being a little picky, but come on! Is it too much to want to wake up on the first of the month and see a hot, living guy with a creative/original name greeting me with a smile and boner saying, "Pay your rent, fucker"?
As a Gay of A Certain Age, I'm finding that hot & sexy are coming in second to order, creativity and respect for the dead!