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Monday, September 14, 2020

sitting like a sexy stud

 This is Nick Topel. And he's a sitting stud. 

 
By which I mean, he sits in a lot of his photos, and he looks reeeaally good just sitting. 

 
It probably has to do with the fact that his legs are so beefy, and his abs are so blocky...and his feet are so nicely sized...it just makes makes him so salivatingly delicious.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

About Bill Henson

Let's tie up a loose end, shall we?
 
Before the blog went on a two year hiatus, I posted that pic of Bill Henson and asked you to guess what he is most known for.
 
Whether or not you know it already, I'll finally answer it today!
 
He's a gay porn star. 
 
This is shocking to me! Because he simply doesn't look like a porn star of the 80's. 
 
 
His look is timeless. If you ignore the color palette and somewhat 'vintage' quality of the images, I could easily be convinced he was in his prime during the 90s or early 2000's. Even though his hairstyle has a 'blown' look of the 80s, he keeps his hair short, which is aesthetically pleasing in any decade.
 
 
If I didn't know beforehand, and I was forced to guess, I'd say he was a movie star--a teen romance heartthrob. He could easily replace Michael Schoeffling as alluring Jake Ryan in Sixteen Candles.


My second guess is a simple one: a male model, probably for underwear or swimwear. 
 
 
My third guess is an athlete, perhaps an Olympian, perhaps a skier, or a swimmer.

 
My chance discovery of his existence was filled with both jubilation but also great disappointment.
 
While I was deep in a youtube rabbit hole, I clicked on a youtube video titled "dead gay porn stars memorial."
 
It wasn't long before the most gorgeous face appeared on screen. A face of an all-American boy; a face you would want to bring home to your family. But with his image were the captions: 
 
Bill Henson
1962-1990
AIDS

Of course that brought my mind into a dark place, imagining the destruction of his beauty as he succumbed to the illness.

Anyhow, I can only hope he was with loved ones as he passed away. I also hope that as an angel, Bill's body, face, and soul is restored to his prime and shall be that way in his eternity.

I also choose to believe that he and other angles like him are guiding today's scientists to invent miracle drugs that can inhibit retrovirus replication so that HIV is no longer a devastating death sentence (for those who have access to these drugs.)

Thanks Bill!

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

This is outrageous

 This is Tristan Edwards.

I searched his name in my blog to see if I have ever posted a picture of this guy.

Nope! I have never posted a picture of this guy!

This is outrageous. It's criminal, with a plea for insanity!

The transgression ends now!

Sunday, September 6, 2020

the stages of collecting...

Finding a picture of a random hot guy and sharing it is easy. But it's impossible for me to stop there. My curious mind must know his name. But that's easier said than done.

1) Step one. Encounter a hot guy. 

For example, in January 2009, I found this guy in a Macy's online catalog. I just had to share him with you all, and deemed him the Cutest Guy on the Planet.

Step 1.5) Collecting more pix of the guy from the same series.

I used my basic knowledge of extracting images (and a little program) to find as many pictures of the guy from the Macy's catalog. 

Step 2) Use Google Images reverse search (or a similar site like tineye.com) to find similar pictures that are on the internet, and hopefully, it would lead to a link with the man's name.

This step has often proven to produce good results. Sorting through all the text that accompanies the pictures, it is very possible to identify the guy's name from this method.

Unfortunately, yet comically, the only pictures of this guy to proliferate outside of the Macy's catalog is from...ya guessed it...my website.

Step 3) Be patient. Wait! Keep him in the back of your mind. Always be vigilant that he might show up again one day.

Step 4) Stumbling upon another picture of the guy, but from a different source.

For example, three years later, in January 2012, I found this guy in a page of Cosmo. I was confident it was the same guy, but I had to be extra sure, so I put it out there and asked the viewers if you thought it was indeed the same guy. Everyone seemed to agree they were one and the same.

Step 5) Use Google Images reverse search with the newfound image.

While I did find a similar picture of him, I couldn't find a name attached to him. So that was a bust again.

Step 6)  Patience is a virtue. Good things come to those who wait. "The two most powerful warriors are patience and time"--Leo Tolstoy.

 I keep telling myself these things as I continue to collect pictures of other men, knowing that serendipity would soon unite me with his name.

Step 7) Get lucky again!

So how did I finally learn the name of my example guy? Of course it comes when you least expect it.

I was in the process of finding the name of a (different) guy. This particular guy turned out to be Todd T. If you're anal like me, you will want to know what the T stands for...so of course I searched his name to see what I could find.

Then...it happened...I found it...the name of the guy I've been searching for since 2009.


Step 8) Once I finally know his name, then it's much easier from then on to scour the world wide web to collect as many high-quality images of the guy as I can.

It turns out, his name is Todd Litzinger. And he's a model as well as an actor (not surprising). 

Here is a photo of him appearing in an event called Adam & Eve. Let's just say there are poses that he does in these photos that make me very curious as to his sexual preference. (But maybe I'm reading too much into it)

Step 9) Share him to the world!

Even though I had very little intention of restarting this blog, the utter gratification of my 11 year search coming to amazing fruition is something that I couldn't keep to myself! Knowing a guy's name and sharing it with you all is the opioid of this addictive hobby. 

So yes, you can thank the revival of the blog to this guy!

Friday, September 4, 2020

A more relaxed approach


This hobby of collecting and sharing pictures of gorgeous men is quite addictive. The blog has often consumed my time, energy, and psyche. Sometimes, it feels like a second job, but I don't get paid for working. And with more responsibilities in my personal life, maintaining a blog at the pace I was doing just wasn't feasible. So I just stopped, abruptly and without much fanfare. (Sorry, not sorry)

So if this blog were to have a future, this restart must be different!

There will not be those thematic collection of photos that I used to do in a superpost. Instead, I might have a running theme that lasts for a several weeks, spread out over many many posts. (But even that sounds daunting, so don't expect too much of that)

There will no official declaration of a Man of the Week, or Man of the Month. But if there is a guy I'm really into, you might see him pop up frequently.

The content will be even more selective than before. If I find 20 pictures of a guy, but only 10 of them are up to my standards, then I will only post those 10 pix.

In addition, those 10 pix will likely be released over several posts. (My goal is to stretch the content to entice you just enough to want to come back for more!)

Anyway, we'll see how it goes!

Wednesday, September 2, 2020