It's that time of year when you start getting free calendars from your hair stylist, your congressperson, the mechanic, and so on.
But of course, you can buy a calendar to support a cause.
Julieanne Smolinski writes that "Men on a Mission, a calendar of shirtless Mormon missionaries, was created last year by Chad Hardy, a former missionary and Brigham Young University grad. Chad claims the calendars, the sale of which go to assorted charities, are meant to de-mythologize Mormon sexuality and promote understanding between religions (because nipples are the universal language)." That Julieanne. I think I like her. (Poor ol' Chad was excommunicated.)
These mortuary guys donate two bucks from each sale to breast cancer. Makes me sorry that I had my Mama cremated. These hunks coulda dug her grave. Sob.
The Naked Fishermen have a calendar too. Some sorta "save the fish" thingie I guess. Yeah. Save the fish from drowning. You do that by removing them from the water. Like that.
And of course, you have the ever-popular naked chef stuff:
Personally, I'd want to know if a net was used before I tasted that....food.
Now this one is just disturbing. DISTURBING.
The bare naked clowns give their money to Multiple Sclerosis, which is a wonderful cause. Their calendar features clowns "in a myriad of positions designed to delight...." And answers questions such as "Who’s bendy like a gummy bear?"
Scary. Interesting. But mostly scary.
These men took it off their old bodies to raise money for their local schools.
They're a big group.
This is probably their centerfold. Be still my heart.
But I've decided to buy a naked firemen calendar. Mmmmmmm.... firemen are so hot.