Saturday, May 14, 2005

Stewardesses Stripped (Of Their Pension?) 2006

United Attendants Pose for Risque Calendar
CHICAGO - While some United Airlines employees are using placards and pamphlets to protest the loss of their pensions, a group of flight attendants is taking a more risque tack — showing some skin to publicize their plight.

The five women, ranging in age from 55 to 64, posed for a 2006 calendar that depicts them in various states of undress in front of a vintage plane, on a park bench and on a plane's wing, among other locations. Reflecting a mix of humor and anger, it was released to coincide with a bankruptcy court's approval this week of United's plan to terminate $9.8 billion in employee pension obligations.

Young at Heart 2005

Northwest Explorer | Vistoso 'joke' lasts 12 months
Some jokes take on a life of their own.

Otherwise, Mr. Bulris would not be Mr. December, sporting a big grin, ample skin, and a well-placed bow carefully guarding his modesty.

Actually, none of Vistoso Village's distinguished retirees would be posing as pinups for a wall calendar - Mr. Myhr wouldn't be Mr. March, and Mr. Wiczynski wouldn't be Mr. September - except that somebody made a joke.

That somebody was Judy Humitz. She and her friend Diane Uhl were driving in their gated Vistoso Village community off Rancho Vistoso Boulevard, several months ago, when they spotted a fellow resident out scrubbing his driveway.

"What are you two up to?" Mr. February asked, although at the time he was just Jim Aldrich. His tone implied that "mischief" was his guess.

Humitz hated to disappoint.

"We're scouting for male models for the center of our calendar," she quipped. It was the first thought that entered her mind.

..."What if we made money on it so we could get something we need?" Humitz wondered, after more than a couple of men facetiously vied for prime calendar spots.

RugbyGuys 2006

American & Canadian RugbyGuys come together to support young athletes & international sports.
Recently, a group of amazing athletes donated their good looks and personalities to create the first RugbyGuys Calendar.

This is a very special project to help benefit the many young amateur athletes in need of sponsorship. Most young athletes striving for Olympic gold or the elite level of competition do not have large corporate sponsors. They are forced to raise their own money for training and competition. This is even more difficult when the athlete is from a developing country. Sometimes, the simple price of a plane ticket to bring them to the sports competition costs more than they would normally make in a year.