Post by The Peoples Poet on Mar 12, 2021 6:29:50 GMT
I was too young to be fancying blokes in the 80s but for me, my 80s hunks of choice - and my ultimate heroes and loves to this day are Rik Mayall and Jasper Carrott.
I was also deeply fascinated by Giant Haystacks as a child and looking back on it with adult eyes, that may well have been a pseudo crush. I remember asking my late Grandmother if I could write him a letter to ask him if he would come to my house and let me stroke his beard. Needless to say she looked at me in a bemused fashion and told me not to be so silly. The things you come off with as a 6 year old! I had never seen anybody as huge as him and he just fascinated me. I kept that fascination all my life - maybe it was always in there for me to be fascinated/attracted to big men and he just led me to know it - and in the 90s when I was old enough to fancy blokes it was the World's Strongest Man competition I turned to and boy was I not disappointed, esp by the Scandinavian ones. FF and I have now married my own big Scandi hunk who looks nothing like the aforementioned men at all as he is covered in tattoos, though he is big and bearded. <3
I haven't watched WSM for a couple of years now, I think I ruined it a bit for myself when I didn't watch it one year because I found out in the summer who won the trophy and that spoiled the anticipation of watching it over xmas. I might get back into it one day again but the old shows, when it was on the BBC were amazing. Svend Karlsson, Magnus Samuelsson and his superhot brother Torbjorn, Jouko Ahola - the British guys didn't stay in my memory but it would be nice to have it jogged.