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COL447: 2017 Year in Review

In this episode of Cubs Out Loud, the cubs bring the year 2017 to a close with a special review. Listen in as the guys give their highlights and lowlights of the year, both personally and based on the show. Was this year all that or just meh?

Introduction Topics

What’s Going On?

  • Jeff: Happy Christmas, A New Farm
  • Damon:  Christmas with the “in-laws”
  • Chester: Doggie Roadtrip, Zelda, Star Wars, Job Hunt
  • Gary: What the heck happened?

Feedback:

Facebook Likes:

  • Ray Wallen
  • Terry Carl-Johns
  • Veran Sham
  • Blover Aldob
  • Pereira Uilas
  • Nathan Boles
  • Morgan Longbeard
  • Slim Alex
  • Raul Talavera

Facebook Comment/Post:

  • Re: COL445  OTR: Midwest Bearfest 2017. Drinking game: take a shot every time you hear the words Chris Hauser <sp?> 😆

YouTube Subscribers:

  • Victor Enriquez
  • EJ Session
  • popinfresh78
  • EscapePod42

YouTube Comment:

  • Re: COL444  LTAS: Bottom Friendly Food. Khervin (aka Toad) Cheng Chua: Hey Chester, have you tried Fort Troff’s Grunt Marker for waterproof body ‘art’? Fort Grunt Marker
    • SportSafe Swim Marker from Amazon
  • Re: COL445  OTR: Midwest Bearfest 2017. The Sprinkle Bear: I was PTFO during the movie.

Blog Comment:

  • James Butterfield: Oh boys….if you do a Last Jedi reaction show, I so want to be on it!

Email:

  • Re: COL444 LTAS: Bottom Friendly Food. Hey guys, I know this is not the usual happy type of email you’d normally get, but I wanted to say a big Thank You.  I had a 2 hour drive on Monday from Louisville to Cincinnati as my Dad’s Time was running out, and I listened to the podcast on the way up.  You guys kept me entertained and kept me from thinking of the bad stuff ahead.  I guess you never really know how you touch people’s lives…this was one that helped me when I needed it.  Thanks. James Butterfield

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Show Topic

Reviewing the Year that was 2017

148 New Likes on Facebook this year

Most popular video on YouTube: COL398: LTAS: ‘Bud Sex’ w/ 745 views  [most viewed ever = COL280: LTAS: Digital Release w/ 3,932 view]

Most Downloaded Podcast (per Podtrac): COL403: Mr. North American Bear Cub 2017 – 1,583 downloads

Favorite COL Episode in 2017

Things You’ll Remember Most About 2017

  • Jeff: The Trump Win, my raid team
  • Damon:  Family Support
  • Chester: Taking Evan to his first ___________________ .
  • Gary: Roller Coaster Ride of Emotions [Highs: Wishes Came True (Work Travel/Passport), Drew’s 50th, Lows: ]

Things Looking Forward to in 2018

  • Jeff: Battle For Azeroth, Overwatch League, Hopes for a Badge
  • Damon:  Planned Vacations
  • Chester: Stability?
  • Gary: New Adventures

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COL412: Full on Feedback

In this episode of Cubs Out Loud, the guys take some time to review some of our listeners’ feedback. After a couple of months of bear runs, crossovers, and interviews, the cubs share the shit ton of responses they have received from you. There’s also a sexy voicemail message!

Introduction Topics

What’s Going On?

  • Jeff: Some leads
  • Damon: Night at the Symphony
  • Chester: I’m in Columbus, looking for an apartment/job
  • Gary: Still recovering from DF13 and BBM6 [David Duelwood]

Weekly Topic

  • Lots of Feedback Update [items re: our racism shows will be discussed when we return to the topic in an upcoming episode]

Feedback:

Facebook Follows:

  • Bradley Chester

Facebook Likes:

  • Max Castillo
  • Tom Burske
  • David Duelwood
  • Julio Salgado
  • Gilbert Vasquez
  • Cody Globig
  • Richard William Kopf
  • Dick Salami
  • Cory Richard
  • Joshua Driscoll
  • Timothy G Wong
  • Anthony Monster Parker
  • Wayne Hogue Jr
  • Donald Lee Jr
  • Larry Perkins
  • DeDe Kupps

Facebook Comment:

  • Re: COL411: LTAS: Bathhouse Experiences
    • (Pronounced Tay) Teigh Ferguson: Chester is moving to Columbus?!? Oh My! And what is this bear pot luck Damon Babbage speaks of? Sound like fun.
      • It’s been in the works for about 4 months. – Chester
  • Michael Quinichett: I look forward to listening to this one.
  • Re: COL408 – WYR5: Hardest Sex Ever
    • Ches aka Foxbear: Hey guys. Catching ip on all the shows since January this week, felt I needed to respond to COL408.  Nah, those were pretty easy! 
    • PS I should totally come on the show again sometime, it’s been awhile.
    • Listening to all these podcasts in rapid succession has really made me miss you guys!

YouTube Subscribers:

  • CruzeTheBear
  • Max Wei
  • Nick Strain
  • Cody Globig

Voicemail:

  • WE GOT A MESSAGE!

Email:

  • erick ‘Σ’ Lundgren aka SigmaWolf76: Really love the cast guys!!! live in a BFE area… y’all help give me some sanity!!! (i said ‘some’) have heard y’all talk about clickin’ an Amazon link on the COL page, and y’all get a kickback. Can’t find the link… let me know,  ’bout to do some ‘power shoppin”!

 

BearUnderground:

  • RevBear & Troubadork joined the COL Entourage
  • OtterDave: Hi, I just wanted to let you know I really enjoy your podcasts. I’m realitively new to BU and the bear community, and the episode you did on bifobia really touched me. The issues you discuss are exactly what I have dealt with identifying as a bi otter. Those assumptions about bisexuality are why I have struggled with and chose not to come out. I appreciate your willingness to discuss the topic and how understanding you all are. Thanks for making all these great podcasts and not being afraid to talk about taboo topics. Congrats on the 400th episode. Woof, Dave
  • Tibbers: Grrr!

Twitter:

  • From March 19th, possibly re: COL407 ATNS: Racism and Sex or COL408 WYR5: Hardest Sex Ever? – GBearTrekker65: Gary is looking really cute with the headshave and beard trim! #WatchingLive
  • From March 27th: @dftbapaul: how soon after rpdr airs do you guys do the coldr episode? I need your review lol
    • @cubsoutloud: COLDR is on a temporary delay for a couple of weeks due to Drenched Fur and a CMC Concert.
    • @dftbapaul: that’s it. This is how I die.
  • From April 3rd @GBearTrekker65  re: COL409: Drummerboy North America 2017 David Duelwood interview: Enjoying the hot manly woofness of @cubsoutloud podcast episode 409!
    #BenFranklin

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  • Lots of feedback from COL407: All T, No Shade – Racism & Sex:
    • achub117 said: Great discussion and glad to hear input from everyone. Makes me want to educate myself even more and make changes for the better for everyone
    • Rotundaplomb said: Thanks for making the effort to have the uncomfortable conversations we need to have. Also, thank you for having bears of colour (in addition to @theatrecub79) to speak to the subject! [It is] Recommended listening for all LGBTQ+.
    • socalchubbybear98 said: Check this out… it’s real and needs to be discussed!
  • rotundaplomb said RE COL409: Drummer Boy North America 2017:
    • Nice bonus clip at the end! And Gary, as a man married to a big woman, the sex may not be frequent, but she’s sexy for the same reason bears are – love ‘em thick! ??
  • achub117 said RE COL408 WYR5: Hardest Sex Ever
    • Hardest Sex of All: Shower sex FTW!!!!

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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?

Feedback:

Facebook Likes:

  • Brady Adams
  • 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.

YouTube Subscribers:

  • Chels m
  • PAPAxPALPATlNE
  • Maxx Dennis
  • Adam Medina

Email:

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!   

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COL391: Chester’s Hibearnation Adventure

col391In this episode of Cubs Out Loud, Damon’s away on assignment while Jeff, and Gary talk with Chester about his experience at the ‘Gateway City’ bear run in St. Louis, Hibearnation. From dark room interactions to food served in a bath house, we discuss that and more. Anyone up for a flogging by the atrium?

Introduction Topics

What’s Going On?

  • Jeff: BLIZZCON!!!!
  • Chester: Another Roadtrip: Hibearnation!
  • Gary: Technology Fails

Weekly Topic

St.Louis, the Gateway to the Bear Community?

Cooldown Topics

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COL367: Bear Issues?

COL367In this episode of Cubs Out Loud, the guys take time to review a review of a study regarding the bear community. What are some of the risky behaviors this study states occur with bears? The cubs take time to discuss their opinions about the topic as well as another take on DL guys in the community.

Introduction Topics

What’s Going On?

  • Jeff: You gotta have goals
  • Damon: Learnin’ from the youngins
  • Gary: Getting caught up

Feedback:

Facebook:

  • AJ Lewis re: RPDR Finale/Season Ending discussion of Bob the Drag Queen being Viola Davis. From November 2014 –

 

Likes:

  • Mitch Bresett
  • Tj Wolf

YouTube:

COL365: Game Time #1 comment

  • Randall Stratton: aw..poor Gary…you are like that drunk chick in 40 year old virgin..you want some “fucking french toast”….LOL

Urbandictionary with Gary

  • Woke: Being Woke means being aware.. Knowing what’s going on in the community. (Relating to Racism and Social Injustice)

Person 1: Stop bringing racism into everything

Person 2 : Your clearly not woke

Weekly Topic

Bear Issues….? 

On the flip side:

Men on the DL w/in the Bear Community

Cooldown Topics

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