Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Perfectly Aged

When Laurie Ford of Gulf Breeze saw the Council on Aging of West Florida's call for senior citizens to appear in a benefit calendar, she immediately nominated her lovely stepmother-in-law, Jacque Spirson-Ford.

The only hitch? She didn't realize it was a "nearly nude" calendar.

"It was like, 'Whoops!'" Ford said, laughing. "I didn't know until Jacque called to tell me she'd been contacted about doing a nude calendar. Of course, she thought it was funny."

The 79-year-old Spirson-Ford, who was photographed lounging on a motorcycle with her dog, Oscar, is one of several area senior citizens who dared to bare it all (behind some carefully placed props) for the council's 2009 "Perfectly Aged" calendar. The popular calendar series, now in its third year, is the agency's largest fundraiser.
They're $20 plus postage: Get it from the Council on Aging of West Florida. Read about it at the Pensacola News-Journal.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Geoff Smith Foundation

The cheeky calendars have become a surprise hit with almost 300 of the 400 £10 calendars being sold in the past few weeks.

Money raised from the calendar will go towards the foundation which helps people with multiple sclerosis (MS).
To buy a calendar email g.smith881@btinternet.com. More details and pictures at the Hampshire Chronicle.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Lighter Life

SUPER slimmers from Coventry have dared to bare all for a new fund-raising calendar.

The 13 ladies decided to pose naked to raise money for Cancer Research UK - Breast Cancer after losing an astonishing 65 stone between them.

...All the participants were regulars at the Lighter Life weight loss group ran by Jenny McDonald, who also features in the calendar herself.

She said: "I asked some of the ladies back in April if it's something they would do and within three days I had enough volunteers - but they insisted if they did it that I did as well!"
£5 each: More information in the Coventry Observer. Order by e-mailing jenny.mcdonald@lighterlifecounsellor.com or calling 7655 3388.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My Zombie Pin-up

This 13 month calendar is stuffed with more dead sexy girls than you can fit in a shallow grave. We dug up the idea of the vintage 1950's pin-up and hit it over the head with a shovel. Let yourself get infected by these bloody gore-gous women who are just dying to get under your skin.

This is a grassroots guerilla artist collaboration. Based in San Francisco, most of these photos were shot in Golden Gate Park; can you guess where?
$19.99 from MyZombiePinup.com: See also io9. There's no charity, and it features professional models, which puts the project technically outside my chosen specialty, but I can.. not... resist... ...braaainnnssss...

I Heart Brooklyn Girls

As with last year’s calendar, this project offers a new group of ladies from Brooklyn, but is fashioned after images made popular by pinup artists Elvgren and Vargas. The calendar showcases a dozen campy career girls in authentic vintage garments, lingerie and swimwear. From the Head of the Class to the Chemist Queenie, Women at Work pays homage to classic pinup while poking fun at traditional gender roles.

...For 2009, 10% goes to The Lesbian Herstory Archives, an organization that preserves records of lesbian history to make available to future generations.
It's $12 plus shipping. More information at IHeartBrooklynGirls.com. Found it at Fleshbot and The Principles of Pleasure. The 2008 edition is still available, and you can also see images from 2007.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Bollington's Calendar Boys

With just the tools of their trade to hide their modesty in the artistic black and white shots, the disrobed men are certainly workin’ it!

It may all seem a bit barmy – but this is actually a brazen business plan to raise much-needed cash for the 2009 Bollington Festival fund.
£8 from Bollington Festival. Read more at Macclesfield Express.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Luann's "Hot Firefighters Calendar"

OK, this one's not real. I just thought you might like to know about it. And anything that further mainstreams the concept is OK by me.

In the current storyline in Luann, the fire department has lost funding for their school fire safety program. TJ suggests they produce a "Hot Firefighters Calendar", and much to Brad's surprise, everyone is on board with the idea -- even Toni, the one firefighter everyone agrees belongs in such a calendar.

The arc started on September 15, which is about a week away from rolling off Comics.com's archive. This isn't the first "cheesecake/beefcake" calendar to hit the funny pages: Stone Soup's Wally and Phil appeared in one back in 2002.

UPDATE: The arc ended sweetly, at least for now, last Saturday (10/12) when the last photo was shot. The "calendar" may return when it's eventually "published".

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

A Wunderful Cookbook for Beach Bums

They were topless on the beach, topless in Acme’s eggs and bacon section and cooking in kitchens all over town wearing only a red hat and a smile.

These uninhibited, Cape May babes are at it again and they want you to see what they are doing. They call themselves the Beach Bums and they appearing on the cover and on each page of “A Wunderful Cookbook for Beach Bums,” a project to raise funds for local resident Robbie Wunder who became a paraplegic following a swimming pool accident.

...The cookbooks may be ordered by mail by sending $11 payable to Beach Bum Cookbook, P.O. Box 495,Cape May, N.J. 08204.

The books are also available at Love the Cook and The Whale’s Tale on the Washington Street Mall, The Nature Center of Cape May, Swains Hardware, By the Sea, next to the Beach Theatre, Sunset Beach Gift Shop, Cape May Winery on Townbank Road, Love the Cook, Stone Harbor and Dock Mike’s at the South Jersey Marina.
Yes, I realize it's not a calendar (although the group did "nude" calendars in 2005 and 2006 -- which I think I missed). It's close enough. Story from Cape May County Herald.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust

The Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust have just issued a cheeky calendar with TV and Sports Stars.

These include Steve Leonard, Monty Hall, Sven Wombwell, 6 Rugby Team including The Bradford Bulls, and Bradford City Football Club.

You can find details of the calendar on YDMT.org.
I feel like I've arrived when I receive e-mail from the actual calendar photographer. (Thank you, Steve Rose!) I should also point out that this is but one of several calendars available from the YDMT, although the others "only" feature images of the Dales landscape.

Pictured is Bulls star Glen Morrison. See also Telegraph & Argus, The Northern Echo and Darlington and Stockton Times.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Bare in the Air

IT'S time for take-off as a brave babe gets naked to raise cash for North West Air Ambulance.

Busty Alexandra Meadowcroft, from Cheshire, went starkers for a new 'Bare in the Air' charity calendar.

She's one of thousands of people around the world who have posed in their birthday suit to raise cash for a good cause.
I really love to see a group that obviously had fun. Story and pictures found in the Sun. Buy it here.

The saucy £5 Bare In The Air calendars have been banned from ambulance stations across the region after furious paramedics from the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) claimed it damages their integrity and dignity at work.
Story at Lancashire Evening Post.