Archive for August, 2012

Donate to Kevin Sorbo’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament today!

August 22, 2012 2 comments

Kevin Sorbo Golf Tournament Banner ArtFabulous news, everyone! The Official European Kevin Sorbo Fan Club (OEKSFC) extended their donations deadline for the Kevin Sorbo Golf Tournament Fan Sponsorship/OEKSFC Birthday Project to September 30! Yeah!!! They also extended the deadline for their fabulous annual free online Birthday Book that comprises your messages to Kevin for his upcoming September 24, birthday to same.

And since the Tournament isn’t scheduled until next year, the OEKSFC will graciously reopen the donations after Christmas, date to be announced, so that we have more time to achieve our ultimate goal of sponsoring a golfer. How cool is that???

So, if you can’t give now in time for Kevin’s birthday that’s OK. You have another chance after the holidays to help him and WFIT.

Woweee! Lots of opportunities to show Kevin some love, especially since everyone knows how much he HATES birthdays! (You’ll be kind to him, won’t you?)

The joint effort, celebrating its second year, benefits Kevin’s Los Angeles-based nonprofit foundation, A World Fit For Kids! (WFIT), by raising funds for his 4th Annual Kevin Sorbo Celebrity Golf Tournament next spring, 2013 (date to be determined). Together, we hope to raise enough funds to sponsor a golfer like we did last September, 2011, or possibly more!

As many of you know, Kevin is WFIT’s spokesperson as he has been since 1997. He actively participates in the foundation, having previously served as its Board of Directors Chairperson, and travels to Washington, D.C., annually in his efforts to obtain government recognition and support for afterschool programs.

“You know, all I can say is I love what it’s doing,” Sorbo said of WFIT. “At least we’re proving that we can improve kids’ education and fight obesity and get kids ready for the real world. We have a proven track record with a 98% graduation rate with a school system that has a 54% dropout rate. I’ve been to Washington; I’ve talked to D.C. congress people. I said, ‘What is it that I’m doing that you guys can’t do with a stroke of a pen? Wake up!’ You know? It’s ridiculous.”

WFIT is a leading provider of healthy behaviors and personal empowerment programming and training that result in a triple bottom line for participants regarding obesity reduction, increased graduation rates and work readiness/jobs. It provides purposeful physical activity and action-learning opportunities that help youth to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence required to make healthy choices that last a lifetime. Their programs intentionally integrate youth development principles with physical activity in order to positively impact the lives of students and the adults who work with them.

One such student, Gilberto Castellon, a native of inner-city Los Angeles, participated in WFIT throughout his scholastic career. He began in the afterschool program, completed the Teen Fit for Success training and an advanced fitness and nutrition program, and was an Assistant Coach/Mentor for WFIT elementary school programs before becoming a peer mentor and family advocate for healthy choices.

Castellon was the first teen member of the WFIT Board of Directors. In 2007 when the California Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness awarded WFIT the Gold Medal for its positive impact on children and youth, former Governor (Arnold) Schwarzenegger presented Gilberto with his own Gold Medal for his work with other kids.

Castellon traveled to Washington, D.C., in September, 2007, where he was one of only four young people to take part in a youth panel convened by the Institute of Medicine’s Standing Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention. The panel was an opportunity for youth leaders who had designed, led or participated in community youth programs that address obesity issues and healthy living to share their experiences. The 18-member committee, comprised of national leaders in public health, public policy, medicine, nutrition, and physical activity, listened as the students offered their perspectives about what makes a successful program.

“The program impacted me in so many ways it’s hard to pick just one,” said Castellon, “but, the fact that I was given a chance to prove myself helped me. It showed me that I was mature and responsible. I was given a chance and ran with it to create success in school and help my community.”

Castellon graduated from Belmont High School with honors in June, 2008, and received a scholarship to California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. His motivation, accomplishments and commitment to health, education and positive choices made him a role model for others.

A role model, perhaps, like Kevin Sorbo.

“I’ve been doing WFIT for 15 years now,” explained Sorbo, “and it’s a good program. We won an award from Governor Schwarzenegger for having the Best Afterschool Program in the state of California. We’re going nationwide with it now.

“We have a golf tournament every year that’s doing great. It’s just getting bigger and bigger every year. We get a good group of people. It’s fun!”

Please consider donating to the 4th Annual Kevin Sorbo Celebrity Golf Tournament and WFIT.

Together we can make this happen! Together we can make the World Fit for Kids!

To donate:

To sign the free online Birthday Book:

More info about WFIT:

(Banner art and Kevin photo by Anne G. All rights reserved.)

Could Kevin Sorbo be hotter in August? Not according to these calendars!

August 12, 2012 1 comment


So much hotness, so few days thanks to Loli, Sanne, Mara and now Malena! Wow! Wow! Wow! Gracias, danke, obrigada, ladies! Woof!

Kevin Sorbo in Poolboy: Drowning Out the Fury… I laughed my ass off!

August 1, 2012 2 comments

If laughing my ass off were truly a possibility, I’d have no ass by now after watching Kevin Sorbo headline Ross Patterson’s hilarious film, “Poolboy: Drowning Out the Fury.” Best diet/workout plan ever: no scrimping or exercising, just minute-by-minute zingers, sexually charged sight gags, innuendo and Sorbo at his comedic, albeit often shirtless or close to it, best. What’s not to like?!

The movie within a movie spoofs 1980s and ‘90s action films that distinguished silver screen heroes like Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Steven Seagal. It also offers the quick wit of comedy classics such as “Airplane” and the “Naked Gun” series that united traditional film tough guys Leslie Neilsen, Lloyd Bridges, Robert Stack, Peter Graves and George Kennedy whose poker faces while delivering outlandishly funny lines established a new era of satire.

The synopsis: In this unearthed lost movie from 1990 that the studio deemed too terrible to release, a Vietnam Veteran named Sal Bando (Sorbo), tortured by his past as a poolboy, returns home to Van Nuys, California, and a country he doesn’t recognize in which it seems only Mexicans run pool cleaning companies. Bando sets off on a brutal mission to reclaim his “rightful” vocation and enact revenge on the man (Danny Trejo) who killed his wife and son.

Narrated by St. James St. James (that’s Saint James Street James played by writer/producer/actor Patterson), “Poolboy” opens with Sorbo portraying vintage action star Jan Van Hammer as Sal Bando during his second, no, 48th tour of Vietnam during which he discusses with a fellow soldier what they’ll do after the war. The two decide to open a pool cleaning business together, but Bando’s colleague gets blown up, leaving only his arm in Bando’s hand. Bando vows vengeance, toting the extremity with him throughout scenes that mock movie greats like “The Deer Hunter” and feature said extremity as an extension of his eccentricity.

Bando returns home to find his wife Karen (Alanna Ubach) balling a Mexican poolboy, Eduardo (Bryan Callen), who taunts him with racial slurs. Angry, Bando steals Eduardo’s pool cleaning van. Eduardo in turn murders Bando’s wife and young son. This sets the stage for continuous, un-politically correct hilarity from Sorbo and his co-stars Ubach, Trejo and others, including Mark Curry as Captain O’Malley, after Bando goes to war with the Mexican poolboys by pirating their customers and more.

Jokes like, “What’s the difference between a Mexican and an elevator?” Bando asks Eduardo via telephone, and answers with, “An elevator can raise a child!” abound. Lines like, “I could butt-plug a quarter-pounder right now,” and, “I don’t do sloppy seconds,” from Sorbo demonstrate his terrific timing and great sense of humor as he deftly delivers them perfectly straight-faced without missing a beat.

One of my many favorite bits is when Eduardo and his small gang with Hispanic guitarist in tow arrive at Bando’s house to kill him. Bando sets a trap for them, which leads to a confrontation at his backyard pool. Unbeknownst to the Mexicans, Bando’s skimmer is a deadly weapon. He dispenses them individually, severing the guitarist’s hands still gripping the instrument. Bando confesses, “Sorry about that. You were my favorite, hands down.” The bleeding musician replies, “Really? Was that line necessary? I was in Menudo…” Then Bando decapitates him with the retort, “I hate Menudo!”

Some of my other favorite comedy scenes entail Bando being embraced by a naked census taker, an inflatable doll strapped to Bando’s torso and the running gag about rhubarb pie and lemonade as a metaphor for sex. Of course, I can’t forget the soldier’s arm being buckled safely into the passenger seat of Bando’s stolen van and Bando trying to revive his dead wife with a little insinuated necrophilia.

Clearly, Sorbo is as comfortable with humor, as seen in his break-out, number one syndicated 1990s TV hit, “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys,” as he is with drama, having won Movieguide’s Grace Award for “Most Inspiring Performance in Movies for 2010” for his role in “What If…” His talent seems limitless.

In fact, upon seeing Sorbo driving the stolen van and performing a suggestive act involving his tongue and cheek, I almost did a spit-take on my computer keyboard (twice!) and even said aloud, “And this guy won an award for a faith-based film?!” I meant that in a good way because the gag and dichotomy are funny as well as a testament to Sorbo’s versatility.

But, even if you don’t like raunchy humor like I do, the numerous Sorbo slow motion scenes should pop your little eyeballs and send you running for the nearest cold shower!

“Poolboy” offers more gorgeous, glistening, golden Sorbo muscle than all seven seasons of “Herc,” including the infamous grape and pouring water bucket (which Sorbo spoofs in “Poolboy”) episodes. Holy S**t! Did I die and go to heaven or did Patterson answer my prayers?!

Hot! Hot! Freakin’ hot! Sure, Sorbo’s a great actor, but he’s also a prime chunk of man meat. There’s no denying that he constantly maintains his fantastic physique, which is the reason Patterson pegged him when writing this film.

Sorbo’s “Poolboy” wardrobe mainly consists of a light blue tank top, camouflage cut-off pants and ankle-high boots and later shirtless with the same shorts and boots while practicing with his modified pool skimmer. At some point he dons overalls minus a shirt and proceeds to shake his sweet bootie while power sanding the stolen van’s side. Oh, man…

Then, as if that isn’t enough, Sorbo works out for three and a half minutes on an isolated Bowflex during the movie’s end credits. Um, were there words there? I’m not sure. I need to watch “Poolboy” for a sixth time to read them. Yeah… I’ll read the credits this time… Sure…

“Poolboy: Drowning Out the Fury” takes its rightful place adjacent my numero uno comedies like “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “Airplane,” “Raising Arizona,” and anything by the Three Stooges with Curly or Shemp (after them, what’s the point?). It’s also in my campy cult favs like “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.” Classic!

Buy “Poolboy: Drowning Out the Fury” today! You can thank me later.

(Screen caps by Jan with express permission from St. James St. James;

Kevin with guns and full shot poolside photos courtesy of St. James St. James)