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1  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Prayers needed for my great friend Ed Corney... on: January 10, 2014, 02:45:41 PM
please keep us imformed
2  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / DEATH COMES IN 3'S ...LINDA MESSINA on: December 11, 2013, 05:53:46 PM


MONTCLAIR, NJ - Linda A. (aka Lynda) Messina passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Hackensack University Medical Center with her loving family by her side. Born in Trenton, NJ, she grew up in Ewing Township, NJ and has resided in Montclair, NJ for the past 10 years. Lynda graduated from Ewing High School Class of 1978 and received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Brandywine College. Lynda was currently employed by Tishman Speyer in New York City, NY as an Executive Assistant to Senior Management. Prior to her employment at Tishman Speyer, she worked for Merrill Lynch as an Executive Assistant for 22 years.

Lynda was an avid cat lover and one of the most knowledgeable New York Yankees fan. She loved being with her family and her girlfriends, the female Rat Pack. Lynda loved life and her family more than anything in the world. Lynda was an accomplished body builder training at Man's World Gym, Trenton, NJ and winning the titles of Miss Trenton, Miss New Jersey, Miss East Coast, and Miss USA. Lynda is predeceased by her parents, Gaetano V. and Dolores Francis-Messina and her maternal grandmother, Stephanie Goliszewski-Francis. Lynda is survived by her brothers, Thomas Messina of Lawrence, NJ; Larry Messina of Ewing, NJ; Anthony F. and wife Kimberly Messina of Ewing, NJ; and Edward Messina of Ewing, NJ.

She is also survived by her one and only very special niece, Rachel Anne Messina, who was the apple of Aunt Lynda's eye and the most precious joy of her life. She is also survived by her uncle, Edward Francis, Jr.; and cousins, Edward Francis, III and wife Terri; and Peggy Mulryne and many aunts, uncles, cousins and many many friends. Calling hours will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, December 12, 2013 and from 8:30 am to 9:30 am on Friday, December 13, 2013 at Hartmann Memorial Home, 2830 Nottingham Way, Mercercville, NJ 08619. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, December 13, 2013 at St. Hedwig Roman Catholic Church, 872 Brunswick Avenue, Trenton, NJ. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, Mantle Cell Lymphoma Division, 92 2nd Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601 and the ASPCA at - See more at:
3  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Kevin LEVRONE comeback - NEW VIDEO on: October 29, 2013, 09:32:05 AM
If any one can do it its Kevin...Master Mr. O 2014
4  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / DJ LAKTOS and GREGG VALENTINO MUSIC VIDEO on: October 25, 2013, 11:14:35 AM
5  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Universal Nutrition - the 2013 USA Jersey Road Trip on: July 17, 2013, 02:50:57 PM

Date/Time: 7/23/13, 7:00-9:00pm

Strong & Shapely
150 Union Ave
East Rutherford NJ 07073
T: 201-896-1360

6  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Universal Nutrition - the 2013 Road Trip on: July 12, 2013, 04:51:34 PM
above link is wrong  this is correct one
7  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Universal Nutrition - the 2013 Road Trip on: July 12, 2013, 04:48:16 PM
8  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: MR. AMERICA APRIL 20 TH on: March 14, 2013, 01:42:00 PM
9  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / MR. AMERICA APRIL 20 TH on: March 14, 2013, 01:39:29 PM
10  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / RICH GASPARI 1ST ARNOLD WINNER IS HONORED on: January 25, 2013, 04:24:36 PM

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11  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Another aesthetic physique from Turkey on: November 23, 2012, 07:52:46 PM
he reminds me of Rory Leidermeir
12  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: BLACK FRIDAY & CYBERMONDAY GYM SALE SS GYM on: November 23, 2012, 07:51:50 PM
we give many options ..normal price is $525 for one of the best equipped gym in the USA..
13  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Black Friday - Strong and Shapely Gym Promotion on: November 23, 2012, 05:38:00 PM

14  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Mark Whalberg blinded a Vietnamese Man and Chased Negros on: November 21, 2012, 08:44:44 AM
that was before the arms were that big.. me Gregg was a good athlete in his youth..
15  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Mark Whalberg blinded a Vietnamese Man and Chased Negros on: November 20, 2012, 06:40:01 PM
I remember Gregg Valentino  putting him down in a night club fight . Gregg was on top until MM 's friends piled on
16  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Rich Gaspari Party - with a pic of his new portrait on: November 18, 2012, 11:53:30 AM


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Password: portrait

17  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Rich Gaspari - 1st Arnold Winner - Official Portrait on: November 14, 2012, 04:24:32 PM

The ‘Dragon Slayer’s Brush with Immortality

World Champion Body Building Icon and athletic nutritional supplement pioneer, Rich Gaspari (aka: The Dragon Slayer) will be honored on November 17, 2012 with the unveiling of his official portrait. This life-sized oil painting will adorn the new corporate headquarters of New Jersey based ‘Gaspari Nutrition’ ( when construction of the new facility is complete.

Bob Bonham, owner and proprietor of ‘Strong and Shapely Gym’ ( in East Rutherford New Jersey, has privately commissioned this portrait to honor Mr. Gaspari’s commitment and contributions to the sport; particularly in his home state of New Jersey. When asked about this, Mr. Bonham offered, “Gaspari put New Jersey on the body building map twenty five years ago. He single handedly changed the look of the sport while creating an east coast Mecca for body builders. As Arnold Schwarzenegger had set the standard of the quintessential body in the 70’s, the arrival of Gaspari in the late 80’s changed that standard. Through an unparalleled understanding of nutrition and diet along with an amazing work ethic, Gaspari was the precursor to what we see on the world stage in body building today. For these contributions I thought it was time that he was recognized with a different type of trophy, one that would be more personal and that came from a fan as opposed to a panel of judges. This portrait will exist as a testament to Rich Gaspari’s achievements and will stand as an heirloom within his family for generations to come.”

World-renowned, international award winning artist Kevin Murphy, earned the commission for this monumental project. Bob explained “I became aware of Kevin’s work through artist, and common acquaintance, Richard Mog, who unknown to me at the time, worked as Kevin’s right hand man in the studio.

It’s amazing how things sometimes just work out. Until I began searching for an artist to paint the portrait, I was unaware that classical art of this extreme quality was still being created today, and in New Jersey, no less. His [Murphy] work has a feel of the old masters that is rarely available in this market, and it was just what I envisioned for the Rich Gaspari painting. There was no doubt once I saw Kevin’s work who I would commission for this important painting.” Bonham continued “It seemed only right to bring these two giants together for this project.”

The collaboration began in early September, Mr. Gaspari and artist Kevin Murphy met at The Art Academy of Hillsborough, (coined, Boro Art, in Hillsborough, NJ. The initial portrait sitting and a photo session to collect reference material, for what would eventually become the 48”x 66” oil painting, was completed at that time. “This was a wonderful opportunity for me” Kevin Murphy said, “I was a dedicated weightlifter in my late teens and twenties as well as a huge fan of Rich Gaspari through all of those years. I consider it a great honor, to be selected from all of the exceptional artists available."

In addition to the day to day running of his art school and other commissioned portrait work, Kevin Murphy had just a few weeks earlier welcomed ‘Killer Goose Films,’ ( into the Academy to begin filming a documentary built around his students’ experiences at the school. However, with a major commission on the “Master’s easel,” the filming turned briefly to this project. Dale DeVino, director at Killer Goose stated “We’ve been at the Art Academy filming the jaw dropping work of the teenage students; but when we had the opportunity to document this high profile painting project from its inception, we jumped at the chance. I’m glad we did, because it has been a real experience to watch both Kevin (Murphy) and Rich (Mog) work together to bring this painting to life. I didn’t think I would be so affected by it, but it has been a vision to behold. We captured the entire painting process and will debut it at the unveiling. This experience has encouraged us to incorporate the Masters work into this documentary, a film which was originally meant to focus on his students.”

As the date of the unveiling approaches, the portrait stands nearly complete. “The painting has progressed beautifully from the initial sitting through to where we are just two weeks from delivery. Though Rich [Gaspari] sat in a bare studio for the portrait, the finished painting will depict a great many relevant adornments that were not present during the portrait sitting. It was no small task to track down reference and incorporate this imagery into the painting. Kevin further asserted, “ I am very happy with where it is currently, the image has a majesty to it that all portraits should exhibit. Portrait paintings are a form of immortality as they survive the sitter by many hundreds of years, and in that, should bare the strength of the sitter’s presence. There is still some work to be done, but we are on schedule and looking forward to the unveiling.”

The portrait unveiling will be held at:

Strong & Shapely Gym
150 Union Avenue, East Rutherford, NJ
Saturday, November 17th 2012
Opened to invited VIP guests at 1:00pm,
and to the public at 3:00 that same day.
18  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Saturday night in LA, Staples Center. A few pics on: November 12, 2012, 05:30:11 PM
great pics Tommy ...thanks
19  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Kane and Tim Sylvia on: October 20, 2012, 09:18:47 AM
this happened a while ago is not current news
20  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: The Winstrol Championships? on: October 15, 2012, 07:06:02 AM
If that is in Canada it looks like Winston Roberts on the poster....former IFBB chairman in Canada
21  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: 2012 Arnold Classic Europa in Spain - Competitor Lists on: October 11, 2012, 10:02:17 AM
I hear Kai will be in it
22  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: nassers book!?! on: October 11, 2012, 10:00:03 AM
 Cormier and Dennis Newman:
at the night club/// that has been public knowledge for years
23  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Forget Phil, Forget Kai, congrats ShawnRhoden on: October 01, 2012, 08:05:36 AM
I 've known him since the late 90's  when he won my show The Natural Eastern Classic...He is a cool man and humble...
24  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Anyone notice Phil heath standing beyond the white line? on: October 01, 2012, 07:13:53 AM
Granted I would have liked to see homeboy KG come from very humble beginning and full fill  his dream..But PH fought for his title with all he had.
25  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: 2012 Olympia - Results of the Mr. Olympia and the 212bs and Under on: October 01, 2012, 07:09:39 AM
Nails , If you look at the history of the IFBB you will see Race has nothing to do with it. It frustrates me that people still ASSUME  that kind of stuff
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