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COL399: Tabletop Gaming

In this episode of Cubs Out Loud, the cubs roll the dice on the topic of tabletop gaming. Listen in as the guys throw their cards on the table about what games they enjoy, what they like and don’t like about tabletop and card gaming. From the groans when someone mentions Monopoly to the joy and excitement of Exploding Kittens, have some fun gathering around for a great gaming adventure.

Introduction Topics

What’s Going On?

  • Jeff: AGDQ
  • Damon: Fuck You, Mother Nature!
  • Chester: Travel!
  • Gary: Ick

Did I Do That?

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  • Mathew Scheuring (Shoo-ring)
  • Jake Dzadon (Zay-duhn)
  • Joshua Vijiyakumar

Facebook Comment:

  • Chester Beltowski: I’m listening to episode COL398: Bud Sex and I am laughing my ass off at the “old fluids” bit, man I wish I was on the show for this! BTW Damon, the “wall” you were describing can be considered anthropologically significant.

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From right after Christmas…

Hi, guys.  I’m about 2 months behind in listening to your podcast, and I’m having a problem with Chester’s “I’ll Tumbl For You” links.  Whenever I try to open one (current example), I get “The URL you requested could not be found.”  I tried following Chester’s “The Cub Up There” blog back to the date of the show (slow-scrolling thru 2 months of backlog), but I couldn’t find anything there that looked like what he described on the show.

Is it possible that Chester deletes his Tumblr posts after the “Cubs Out Loud” podcast?

Keep ’em coming, & merry holidays,

Henry

Atlanta, Ga.

From after COL398 ‘Bud Sex’

Hi there cubs!

First of all, Happy New Year and thanks for having Hadrian read those stories a few episodes ago! It definitely made the cold weather somewhat warmer 😀 Second, I just finished listening to the Bud Sex episode you just released. I also briefly read the scientific journal article afterward. Being that you have indirectly summoned the COL scientist (thanks for the title, Jeff), I considered writing about a few things relevant to the discussion.

  1. Defining/measuring sexual orientation: A few of you mentioned the Kinsey scale to define sexual orientation. As revolutionary as this scale was back in the 50s, it does not represent sexual orientation accurately. Consider it more of a legacy instrument than a good one to define and measure sexual orientation. More recent models have proposed at least 3 dimensions to sexual orientation that can explain most of what we observe: identity, behavior, attraction.

        Identity refers to how you define yourself, in this case, sexually. If you identify as gay, bi, straight, queer, etc. that is your identity.

        Behavior refers to what people do sexually. In other words, who are people having sex with?

        Attraction refers to the gender you are attracted to.

Further, imagine that these 3 dimensions can be measured on a scale (for example, 1 to 10) instead of a “yes” or “no.” For example, I identify as gay (10) and do not identify as bi (0), straight (0), or queer (0); I have only had sex with men (10) and I have not had sex with women (0); and I feel very attracted to men (9) and a little attracted to women (3).  Now, based on our understanding of sexual orientation with these 3 dimensions we can conceive the existence of men who identify as straight, have sex with men and women at different levels, and feel attracted to both males and females at different levels. That is what sociologists, anthropologists, and the community at large may consider MSM, brojob, or bud-sex dude. Consider also those guys who identify as gay (8-10), who have only had sex with women because of social expectations or other reasons, and may be attracted to men way more than to women. I have met bears who were married, had kids, ended up getting a divorce, and are in a current relationship with another guy. They do not consider themselves as bisexual. The combinations are endless and could also encompass asexual (identity) people who are not interested in sex (behavior), but like people of their own, opposite, or both genders(attraction). I have found in my own research that this model captures way more information than a simple yes/no or Kinsley scale. Also, with this more comprehensive model, there is no need to challenge anyone’s identity because of who they are having sex with. Science is not barely catching up. In psychology we have had this and similar models for a long time (probably 30 years) but since it is more complicated to understand and does not raise much controversy, popular publications outside the field pay little attention.

  1. Sample size: Yes, 19 participants are not much and all of them are self-selected. Both things affect generalizability. Unless you have millions of dollars to conduct a study or you are gathering data for a census, this limitation is common, especially on research using interviews as the method to collect data. This limitation does not prevent the information to be valuable, especially when it elicits new ideas and a few hypotheses just like the ones Hadrian presented.

As usual, if you have any extra questions please let me know.

Cisco

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Tumblr Message:

  • Several private photos from GBearTrekker65, there’s also a photo of him with another person, is this your partner?

Weekly Topic

Bears and Tabletop Gaming

Why do so many bears like TTG/CG?

  • Common interest
  • Forced social interaction

Kickstarter:

  • Cards Against Humanity leads the charge
  • Exploding Kittens, Joking Hazard
  • Bears vs Babies!

Chester’s Quick Poll Results:

  1. Favorite Games
    1. Betrayal at House on the Hill (because the game changes every time you play it)
    2. Magic: The Gathering (for deck customization)
    3. Super Dungeon (because it’s co-op)
    4. Zombicide
    5. Joking Hazard
  2. Preference for group size
    1. People enjoy going to parties with lots of people, but prefer to play in smaller groups
  3. Gaming at bear runs?
    1. Absolutely!  They feel that official time slots should be part of the event schedule
  4. Where do people find other gamers?
    1. Word of mouth
    2. Facebook groups (Bears Be Gaming, Nerdybears, Geekybears)
    3. Personal ads (growlr shouts)
    4. Bear Runs
    5. Gaming stores!
    6. Gaming bars!   

Cooldown Topics

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COL336: ‘My Three Way Relationship’

COL336In this episode of Cubs Out Loud, the cubs have an interview with Jeff Leavell, writer of the Vice article we presented in a previous episode. We take time to discuss Jeff’s relationships and get an intimate portrait of the life he has made with Alex and Jon.

Introduction Topics

What’s Going On?

  • Jeff – Nothing.
  • Damon – My Birthday
  • Gary – NO PSL Mess Ups

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Re: COL333: LTAK: Chastity

Randall Stratton: great episode…as always

Urbandictionary with Gary

threesome – every man’s dream

Billy Bob’s only desire before he passed away, was to participate in a threesome.

Weekly Topic

Interview with Jeff Levell

Cooldown Topics

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COL319: 2015 PRIDE Show

COL319In this episode of Cubs Out Loud, the guys talk about PRIDE! From its humble beginnings to the explosions of rainbows that it is today, the cubs discuss what pride has become and where the feel it may be heading. Also, Taco Bell apps, James Corden, and the return of the COL party line.

Introduction Topics

What’s Going On?

  • Jeff – Mythic Raids, Ending my Contract
  • Damon – CMC Concert (EDN!), Settling In, Kink U
  • Gary – Everybody’s Summering…

Feedback:

Facebook Likes: Anand Ukey

Urbandictionary with Gary

Ketchup drool

The thin nasty liquid that drips from the ketchup bottle before the thick sauce reaches the opening.

Don’t pour the ketchup bottle over your fries until all the ketchup drool has cleared.

Weekly Topic

State of the Nation today:

Cooldown Topics

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COL310: TTO – Daddy, Bear, Cub

OctaspringThreeBears1In this episode Cubs Out Loud, it’s another This, That or Other! This time around, we provide our favorite Tumblr daddies, bears and cubs. Also, more talented cubs, fropping, and Gary drooling over Onfire40.

What’s Going On?

  • Jeff – 2/10 BRF
  • Damon – Less than a Month Away
  • Gary – The Run Is Done!

Urbandictionary

Fropping – [from ‘fat cropping’]

When a person posts pictures on social media at a certain angle (usually with filters) to make them selves look a lot more attractive than they actually are; that is the act of Fropping. One who does so is a frop.

Weekly Topic

This, That, Other – Daddy, Bear, Cub [Tumblr pics]

Daddy

Bear

Cub

Honorable Mentions

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COL294: F***, F$%^, F*&$ity, F$#%: The Best of 2014!

COL294On this episode of Cubs Out Loud, with the new year dawning, the cubs reminisce on the year of 2014. We discuss what we liked as the best episodes, our favorites of COL, and also the highlights of our year. Laugh along with us as we reprise our favorite moments from the year.

What’s Going On?

  • [Jeff] – Christmas and lack of work
  • [Damon] – Compliments from Strangers and NYE Plans
  • [Gary] – NY Vaca

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BU Comments for 293:

  • Johnny Sin

Gabe is the bald bearded one right?  So fuckin sexy

  • CypanArc

Eye glasses with beard. Perfect

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  • Bruiser Wolf Sussex
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  • Loren Pup Atlas Leonard
  • Matthew Temple
  • Tony Emling

Weekly Topic

Best of 2014 – recap episode: Cover all the usual categories, add a few fun others like best run, best trick, best thing to happen to you in 2014, etc.

COL Moments:

Favorite COL Topic of 2014:

  • [Jeff] – COL275: Power Hour 2 – Jeff’s Birthday Bash

Favorite Link/Pick/Tumblr of 2014:

  • [Gary] – COL244, Jan 12’14 [first episode of the new year] onfire40 comment: to our pick of him for Tumblr. “Cubs Out Loud. Very touched and flattered you guys thought I was hot. My name is Marc and I live in Montreal, Qc. That’s right. French Canadian bear! Lol. You guys totally rock. Gonna make a special pic just for you guys! Cheers boys! Xxxx” which resulted in the infamous underwear with our name on it pic.

Most Downloaded Episode of COL 2014:

Best Thing to Happen to You in 2014:

  • [Jeff] – My Raid Team
  • [Damon] – House Plans
  • [Gary] – Weddings: H/T, R/V

Best Trick:

  • [Jeff] – Mike
  • [Damon] – LA via Portland
  • [Gary] – Indy

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