Monday, June 30, 2008

Naked for a Cause

The McGrath Foundation, co-founded by Jane McGrath and her husband, former Australian cricketer Glenn, said money raised from the calendars would go toward placing breast care nurses in rural and regional Australia, and raising breast cancer awareness. [Daily Telegraph.]
This 19-month calendar (October 2007 until April 2009) is available online for $39.95(AUD).

See also Adelaide Now and Perth Now.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Calendario Romano

The calendar goes for $12.25 with some of the proceeds benefiting The Food Chain an HIV/AIDS charity out of London. The official site also features pictures from previous years going back to 2004. Note: The men pictured are not necessarily genuine priests. This is disclosed on the official site as well.

See also TMZ.

Saturday, June 28, 2008


In the tradition of the best-selling 2007 Nerdcore™ calendar, this 2008 edition reunites famed photographer Cherie Roberts and designer/artist Jason Adam, and features tasteful, giant photography of nude girls in heroic and villainous settings.
They're $25 each from (There's no charity involved that I know of, but I was just too tickled not to include them.)

Friday, June 27, 2008

Hampshire Hawks

If it's good enough for the W.I. it's certainly good enough for the Hawks.

Hampshire Cricket has launched its own version of the Naked Calendar in support of Prostate Cancer Research.

The calendar features most of the Hawk's first team players in a variety of striking poses with only some tactfully positioned cricket equipment hiding their modesty.
The 2008 calendar is still available online, for £5.00 (half the original £9.99).

Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Naked Truth about 100% Kona Coffee

Eleven female Hawaiian farmers have posed nude demurely for a calendar to promote the pricey Kona coffee bean, project organizers say.

Project leader Mary Lou Moss said the nude calendar featuring Kona Coffee Farmers Association farmers, who are all more than 50 years old, is meant to support legislation being considered by the Hawai'i Legislature, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin reported Sunday. Moss said the measure would require all coffee labeled Kona to contain beans grown on the western side of the Big Island.

The legislation came about after Kona growers complained other coffee companies used the Kona name despite including as little as 10 percent of the beans in their blends.
From UPI / Moldova. Also reported by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, the Honolulu Advertiser and any number of other sources, including the blog of the Hawai'i House of Representatives. Order the calendar for $12 from the Kona Coffee Growers Association.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Mothers of Serradilla del Arroyo

I am saddened to report one calendar's story with an unhappy ending. Serradilla del Arroyo is a village of 400 in northern Spain.
Seven middle-aged Spanish mothers who posed for a tongue-in-cheek nude calendar — a fundraiser for their children's tiny, rural school — are now saddled with debt and 5,000 unwanted copies.

Its elementary school has one classroom and one teacher who handles its seven pupils, spanning four grades, and ranging in age from 7 to 11. But it is so cramped, the village matrons came up with the idea of building a recreation center for their kids.

The women acknowledge being rank amateurs in publishing and advertising, and because of a miscue with a distributor they missed out on the Christmas shopping rush. Now, sales of the $8 calendar have dried up and they owe a printer nearly $16,000.
The full story is in the International Herald Tribune and the Sydney Morning Herald: Sample pictures (and an unkind summary of the situation) can be found at CamelTap.