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COL437: Old School Bears Online

On this episode of Cubs Out Loud, we are joined by a robed Hadrian to talk about the good ole days of bears online. From sneaking onto erotic newsgroups to the dating apps of today, the cubs take a nostalgic trip through the history of a bear’s online life.  Plus we go on a bit of a tangent about supporting bear services and content.

Introduction Topics

What’s Going On?

  • Jeff: The Usual
  • Chester: Driving for Ubear Eats
  • Gary: one of those weeks
  • Hadrian: Work and Western Exposure


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  • Paul Allen Hobby: RE:COL436: Smokin in the Bear’s Dean: Love this episode. I smoke pipes, cigars, and cigarettes and will absolutely say cigars and pipes are for taste, smell, relaxation, and socializing, cigarettes are pure compulsion.

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Weekly Topic

Dating Sites of Yore:

  • Bearnet.net
  • Bearbook/Bruizr
  • BearCiti
  • Gay.com “Bear Room”
  • Newsgroups

Dating Sites of Current:

  • Bear411
  • BearWWW
  • BearForest
  • Squirt

Dating Sites that appear to be Rolling with the Times:

  • BiggerCity
  • Chasabl/Grommr
  • HeftyNet
  • BearUnderground

Modernization of Bears Online:

  • Facebook Groups

Dating Apps

  • GROWLr
  • Scruff

Cruising Apps

  • (defunct) Mobli
  • W Bear
  • Instagram


  • Tumblr


Cooldown Topics

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COL394: Gay Card Movies

col394In this episode of Cubs Out Loud, the guys get together to talk about movies. In particular, gay card movies. The cubs jump off a list posted by Brian Hill of 619bearcast of movies one should watch as a gay man and follow up with some “research” from Chester to determine some must-see gay movies. Did your favorites make the list? Which ones would you add?

Introduction Topics

What’s Going On?

  • Jeff: A Good Thanksgiving
  • Damon: Back to Work…
  • Chester: Birth-giving, Trip to Columbus
  • Gary: So many movies



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  • Lovesexandhumor
  • 1jstjk
  • Batnisse

Urbandictionary with Gary

  • gay cardThe mythical figurative membership credential carried by gay men to commemorate the innate knowledge, ability, or sensibility with regard to any subject matter traditionally and generally considered to be the purview of gay men, such as show tunes, color coordination, fashion, hairstyling, interior decoration, or knowing whether any particular man in the vicinity is gay without requiring him to present his gay card.
    • I haven’t seen Rent yet and I can’t make quiche, so take away my gay card.

Weekly Topic

What are your Gay Card movies?

Facebook Post…
Brian Hill watching Mommie Dearest at PECS BAR.
November 22 at 10:55pm · San Diego, CA ·
Putting a list of required Gay Card viewing for youngsters who need schoolin’.

Care to add some???
(h/t to Alonso Duralde who already made a list of 101 in book form)

According to Chester’s poll:
64 Nominations
1st – The Birdcage (12 Votes)
2nd (tied) – Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, To Wong Foo (11 Votes)
3rd (tied) – Steel Magnolias, The Wizard of Oz (7 Votes)

  • After Stonewall
  • All About Eve
  • And the Band Played on
  • Auntie Mame
  • Beaches
  • Bear Cub
  • 20 Centimeters
  • Another Gay Movie
  • Beautiful Thing
  • Before Stonewall/After Stonewall
  • Big Eden
  • Boys Don’t Cry
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Burlesque
  • But I’m a Cheerleader
  • Cabaret
  • Clueless
  • Connie & Carla
  • Drop Dead Gorgeous
  • Fight Club
  • First Wives Club
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Frozen
  • Heathers
  • Hellbent
  • In & Out
  • Jeffrey
  • Kinky Boots
  • Latter Days
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Maurice
  • Mean Girls
  • Milk
  • Mommie Dearest
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Noah’s Ark
  • Paris Is Burning
  • Pink Flamingos
  • Polyester
  • Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
  • Querelle
  • Rebecca
  • Rent
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Some Like it Hot
  • Sordid Lives
  • Southern Baptist
  • Steel Magnolias
  • Strictly Ballroom
  • The Birdcage
  • The Boys In The Band
  • The Celluloid Closet
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • The Ritz
  • The Skinny
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • The Women
  • To Wong Foo: Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar
  • Torchsong Trilogy
  • Trick
  • Victoria Victoria
  • Whatever Happened to Baby Jane
  • Xanadu
  • You Should Meet My Son

Cooldown Topics

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  • Jeff: A Slew of Windows 10 Apps
  • Chester: Pup Trash

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COLSP01: In Memoriam Robin Williams

RobinwilliamsIn this episode of Cubs Out Loud, the hosts reflect on how Robin Williams touched their lives. From his movies to his stand up, we laugh and cry and remember this amazing talent.

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