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COL443: BEAR: Staying Healthy

In this episode of Cubs Out Loud, we get a little dirty as we have another BEAR show (Bear Experience Action Readiness). In preparation of Midwest Bearfest, the guys talk about maintaining your health during a run. From keeping yourself from getting kennel cough to helping in the prevention of run drop, the cubs exchange some fluids information on how to better prepare for your health.

Introduction Topics

What’s Going On?

  • Jeff: Shopping is done.
  • Damon: Ready for a vacation.
  • Chester: Cat is sick, interview, Columbus Zoo
  • Gary: December is here?!?

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  • Re: COL441: The Fall of Gay Bars – Jay Yospa: Enjoyed this. I keep an extinct bar list of the places I’ve gone to that are no longer there

YouTube Comment:

  • Re: COL421: Couples Age Differences – FURinTeeth: 27yrs apart here, together coming up on 15yrs together.

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Re: COL442: ATNS: Feedback:

  • Chris: Thank you so much for having this episode! I love that you didn’t sweep it under the rug and called out exclusionary thinking. Done with sass and strength and compassion. Thank you for rocking the boat.
  • James Butterfield: Hey guys, just ordered my COL shirt!  And just to make Jeff happy, I also bought a mug!
  • J-Mo:
    • 1.  I’m glad you like my 12 inch vinyl singles from Janet Jackson and Whitney Houston!  I have another wall devoted to Jody Watley, Patti LaBelle, Madonna and Michael Jackson.
    • 2.  Sorry about the scoutmaster socks and the sneakers, that’s just something I like, one of my kinks is the BSA uniform (as you’ve previously mentioned, thank you again, BTW, THAT full video is available on the aforementioned xtube)
    • 3.  Gary, I’m glad I’ve managed to get back in your good graces, my apologies for anything that might have put you off previously…  🙂

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Show Topic

BEAR: Staying Healthy: How to be prepare for a successful experience mentally, physically, spiritually.

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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

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  • 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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  • 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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COL397: 2016 Year in Review: It Gave No Fucks

In this episode of Cubs Out Loud, it’s the first of the year 2017 and the guys take some time to look back at 2016 and the clusterfuckery that it was. But, it wasn’t all bad, was it? Listen in the cubs give their personal opinions of 2016, from the highs and the lows (and the even lowers).

Introduction Topics

What’s Going On?

  • Jeff: It froze!
  • Damon: Didn’t Get Sick/Holiday Parties/Potluck
  • Chester: End of MWBF/Roadtrip
  • Gary: Moving forward

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  • Mason Stryker
  • Raymond Smith
  • Aaron Peet
  • Bret Alessi
  • Dan Bougere
  • Bill Sattler
  • Cody Daigle-Orians

Facebook Comment:

  • Miss Tammy: So many faces I LOVE!

YouTube Subscribers:

  • Sigma Wolf
  • Greg Hope
  • david Hensrud

YouTube Comment:

  • Re: COL395: Bear Run Hints and Tips: Greg Hope: Thanks for having us on guys!

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  • outdoorsguy48
  • Woof

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  • tgemini:
    • “What is the most embarrassing story you have about somebody else on the podcast? :)”  I did ask him to clarify if he meant what we think might be an embarrassing story of the others, or what we know about/are a witness to.”

Weekly Topic

2016 has come to an end. Celebration, sweet sorrow, bitter pill swallowed?

George Michael – This Kind Of Love (HD) (Unreleased Song)

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  • Damon: If/Then-BC/EFA – Take Me or Leave Me w/Idina Menzel

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COLDR: S8E6: Wizards of Drag

COLDRS8-Ep6Ease on down the road as it’s time for another episode of COLDR. In this week’s episode, it’s a design challenge based on The Wizard of Oz. Gary and Damon spend a little time going through it. Which queens make it to the Emerald City and who ends up with a house on their head.

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Weekly Topic

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8 Episode 6

First Impressions:

  • [Gary]: The pressure is on
  • [Damon]: Someone “deserved to go”

Thoughts on This Episode:

  • [Gary]: Verbal stress spews forth
  • [Damon]: Remember what the challenge is…/The Question

Thoughts on Untucked:

  • [Gary]: Emotional Defensiveness
  • [Damon]: The “odd release”/Payless

Cooldown Topics

Takeaways:

  • [Gary]: Rules vs Expectations
  • [Damon]: Drama No Matter Who

Snaps / Eyerolls:

  • [Gary]: Snaps for… Naomi’s comeback
  • [Gary]: Eyerolls for… Derrick’s not listening
  • [Damon]: Snaps for…Bob making it through
  • [Damon]: Eyerolls for… “flattering” Ms. Derrick

Closing Thoughts:

  • [Gary]: Moving in on the top contenders
  • [Damon]: Stop Saying “You’re Not” and “You Can’t”

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COL357: HNU: Are You Open and Prepared?

COL298In this episode of Cubs Out Loud, it’s another hostful news update! For preparing your body for the pleasure of another person’s company, the cubs share articles about manscaping, cleaning out and open relationships. Yes, boys, you too can be ready for that casual encounter with a little TLC to your nether regions.

Introduction Topics

What’s Going On?

  • Jeff: Way too lazy for my own good
  • Damon: 3-D Day
  • Gary – Bad dreams

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I swear, sometimes you guys are just too far into my own head…

I present to you what a night with Ronald McDonald, The King, Jack-in-the-Box, and Col. Sanders would be like.

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Urbandictionary with Gary

  • unicorn ballsAn expression used when you don’t know whether something is amazing or just plain creepy. This can be best described as your mom giving you a lap dance (it may be truly fascinating, but it’s also kinda wtf.)

Guy 1: Hey dude, I heard your mom gave you a lap dance last night!

Guy 2: Yeah… it was kinda Unicorn Balls.

Guy 1: I get what you mean dude

Weekly Topic

Hostful News Update:

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  • [Jeff]:Heroes of The Storm WTF Moments Ep.39

  • [Damon]: Every X-Men Ever

  • [Gary]: Adele Medley – Casual Cover – Ronan Scolard & Glenn Murphy Live in Dublin

  • [Gary]: Drinking Brita Filtered Beer, Vodka, Wine, Shame

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