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1  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Jay Cutler didn't want to compete in 2010? on: April 26, 2010, 08:15:36 PM
Actually, what Allan said was that Jay was looking for a 3 year contract with no clause to compete for the duration of that contract, there was no mention of 2010 in particular.

Anything I've seen, Jay does plan to compete at this year's Olympia.

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2  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: New Flex Cover on: October 15, 2009, 10:53:07 PM
So if it wasn't and I quote: "retouched at all" then why is Jay two different hues on both covers?  Obviously it was touched up and saying so is just insulting our intelligence.  Some of us work in the design/commercial/film industry and we can spot a photoshop job with our eyes closed.  Next time don't make such foolish statements unless you feel like bowing down like a bitch to our supreme knowledge and total awesomeness.

Have a wonderful and joyful day, fuckstick.

Yes the color was adjusted to better contrast with the backgrounds (and the background on the second image was created), but that isn't what people mean by saying photoshopped was it?. Anatomically that is the image of Jay exactly as it was shot.

But I guess since you know so much more about how this cover was put together than I do, there is no point in arguing.

It took exactly one post for someone here to start berating me...good times.

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3  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: New Flex Cover on: October 15, 2009, 08:58:42 PM
100% adobe

not retouched at all actually (except obviously adding the cover images into what we had Jay tearing 2 days after the O)...but I guess you're the expert

everyone on here automatically says Photoshop for everything

hilarious

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4  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Video from Saturday Night's guest posing on: August 02, 2009, 08:27:15 PM
you're welcome. Not to mention the whole day that the link to the forum on flexonline redirected people to the forums on muscle and fitness.

that was pretty lame...I have no problem admitting that

we have a few more kinks to iron out, but there are a lot of inprovements over the old system as well

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5  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: pics of the gift from yesterday's guest posing on: August 02, 2009, 08:25:53 PM
Check out the video from Saturday Night now up at Flexonline

http://www.flexonline.com/jackson_cutler_heath_guest_posing_video/news/849

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6  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Video - Jackson,Cutler,Heath and Coleman from IFBB Jacksonville Pro on: August 02, 2009, 08:11:04 PM
You've seen the photos, now check out the video from the guest posing with some of this year's top Olympia conpetitors at 8 weeks out.

http://www.flexonline.com/jackson_cutler_heath_guest_posing_video/news/849

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7  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Dennis James on Flex issue....WTF on: May 26, 2009, 07:54:04 PM
But...if they/you did photoshop him, they/you would not tell us, right?

I'm pretty honest about that stuff actually...we make it a point NOT to do too much to images (and I didn't have to say we trimmed his waist)

Especially recently we are trying to keep things as real as possible...no fake weights etc. In fact, we don't even have access to fake weights now...and Horton photos have never used them
8  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Dennis James on Flex issue....WTF on: May 26, 2009, 10:46:30 AM
Are you kidding me??

They are 'shopping the skin, make them look drier and so on, it's not using a lense to make look arms bigger like some kid on bb.com. ALL cover pics are shopped to the max.

They is actually me, so I know exactly what we do to the covers...and we don't do the same photoshopping to the covers that others do. We punch up color and sometimes change the background colors to accent the cover subject (it was not as green originaly), but we don't make muscles larger or shrink heads or any of that. Not sure how you would make the skin look drier, but if anything you want the skin to have some shine to it to catch the highlights and accent the difference in the shadows, highlights and midtones.

The only photoshop done anatomy wise to that image is a slight trim to his wasit on the right side...arms, chest etc are as is from the original images.

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9  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Dennis James on Flex issue....WTF on: May 25, 2009, 10:16:16 PM
You gotta love those FLEX cover photoshops....



It isn't...nice try

It's a lower camera angle

10  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Undisputed 2 on: April 12, 2009, 02:38:21 PM
I watched Undisputed 2 for the first time yesterday.  Michael Jai White looked as impressive as ever. 

That Scott Adkins guy is serious...can anyone recommend any other films that he is in?

I read somewhere last year that he gained about 20-30 pds for that role, and he's normally a pretty leaned out, normal size guy.

I think he is on some sci fi show in the UK...you wouldn't even recognize him

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11  Getbig Misc Too Board / Getbig Comments Suggestions Complaints Board / Re: Is Lift Studios Gay or Bisexual? on: April 09, 2009, 10:16:00 PM
Lets see.... Lift Studios, never married old guy who schmoes it up at events where a large percentage of the spectators and competitors are homosexual, yeah i'd say he's a flamer.

Old guy?

isn't Isaac in his early 30's?

12  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Muscle & Fitness and ARNOLD together again! on: March 24, 2009, 10:25:52 PM
Yup. I mean, it's a GREAT picture of Arnold. But c'mon...to use it already for FLEX, cool. To use it again for Muscle & Fitness, ummm OK? But geezus, to use it yet again for another Muscle & Fitness cover?  Huh

Of the thousands and thousands of Arnold pictures there are, they couldn't have used a different picture?

Speak on this, Scribbler!

That Arnold image was voted one of the best photos of all time in M&F IN 2001...so for our 70th anniversary issue it made sense to combine that photo with a recent image of Joe and Arnold together to show how their friendship has lasted since he was the best bodybuilder in the world. We actually tested several versions of the cover with different main images and that is the one that won.

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13  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Behind the Scenes Flex Bikini Shoot... on: March 06, 2009, 07:34:48 PM
Yep, and since the speaker doesn't work on my work computer, why look at that Cutler, Dex, Cormier video, just go to the females in bikinis

I still think that Flex needs a offshoot magazine like. "Flex- The Women Uncovered"

That would really boost AMI's sales.

Somehow I don't see the ladies going for that, but I'll ask them at this year's shoot next week

C
14  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Sports Discussion Boards / Re: Tampa Bay Buccaneers on: January 25, 2009, 07:27:12 PM
I'm a big Bucs fan too, and I honestly think they would have won the SB without Gruden.

I will never understand why they haven't jumped into the free agent pool for a top WR in the last few years...no matter who is at QB they rarely have anyone to throw too, and there haven't been 2 good receivers in years. Antonio Bryant was solid this year, but that came out of left field after his problems in other places.

The talent is there, and the defense, though young, will hold up, let's just hope the coaching change sparks a little more enthusiasm.

It sucks that it ends up  being the raiders that dismantle us this year, not just the last game of the season that really did it, but it was them firing Lane Kiffin that prompted Monte to leave and the Bucs downfall started the week Monte leaving became common knowledge.

Thanks Raiders...ugh

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Total collapse at the end of the season Undecided

I totally support the Gruden firing but am pissed about doing it so late------He did his job and got us a Superbowl so Ill always like Gruden (I know it was Dungy's players mostly, but he did get them over the hump and results speak for themsleves), but his coaching style has grated on the players and he's lost them

he never fulfilled his promise of turning hte offense around, if you look at teh stats the team scored about the same exact amount of points that Dungy did in his tenure.  He wasted top draft picks on offensive players he got rid of shortly there after (wide reciever; Stovall) etc...


Any other Buc fans around here??

Lets hear your thoughts on the team and these issues??
15  Getbig Misc Too Board / 2009 IFBB Contests Info & Threads / Re: Ironman 2009 - Ron Avidan's Top 10 Predictions on: January 18, 2009, 10:49:14 PM
Rain at the Ironman...shocking

wasn't last year the first year there WASN'T rain on that weekend?

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16  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: AMI David Pecker Is Just Threatening Bankruptcy on: December 10, 2008, 11:54:59 PM
So there's no truth to what's been posted here?

Sure there is. It was in the NY Post today, and in other variations over the last few weeks.

I have a strong feeling it will be worked out soon, but I was just commenting on the supposed "Insider" who pops in occasionally to post an anti-AMI/Weider story (and that is 99% of their posts) hiding behind his name, but is very obviously tied to someone at another magazine who supposedly isn't responsible for the BS mag war never ending.

Check out their previous posts and it's pretty obvious who it is, or at least who is pulling the strings.

Why hide behind a name if you want to post this stuff? That's the part I don't understand.

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17  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: AMI David Pecker Is Just Threatening Bankruptcy on: December 10, 2008, 09:48:24 PM
thanks for the info, Romano

yep...only ever posts anti-AMI/WEIDER info

Just HAS to keep the so-called mag wars going

whatever
18  Getbig Main Boards / General Topics / Re: Who saw The Shield ? on: November 26, 2008, 12:11:04 AM
I thought it was a pretty good resolution to the series

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19  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Does FLEX magazine support the new Mr. O or not? on: November 12, 2008, 09:58:37 PM
Dex is on the January cover

Flex is trying to expand interest in the sport by drawing people into it that might not otherwise be interested.

It is called cross promotion and bodybuilding needs to start doing it more if it hopes to grow. That will in turn get more people to the events, more money into the sport, and higher payouts at the contests.

We've turned our backs on the sport, but we just announced our second BB show in Germany next year a week after Olympia?
That makes no sense at all.

and we not only had a video series featuring Dexter leading up to the Olympia, but several articles as well and more on the way, so I guess we don't support him either.

One of these days we will see something positive on this site about the mags, but I certainly won't hold my breath.

wow

C


20  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Randy Couture and Brock Lesnar on cover of FLEX magazine on: November 10, 2008, 12:07:14 AM
They even failed to put them center of the cover. Half of Lesnar's back is missing as well. But it's probably intentional and we just don't understand the seecret message of it.



The cover opens up and the rest of the Brock image is there as well as a full page Dexter image for the Olympia coverage, and then another foldout to show everything else in the issue.

21  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Weider AMI - Laya Clark and Chris Scardino in charge! on: October 24, 2008, 10:11:09 PM
Chris Scardino in charge?

What happened to Chris Lockwood, or did they mean Chris Hobrecker?




It isn't me. I'm still in charge of the design of the books, but not editiorial.

Laya and Chris (Scardino) are in charge of the overall group as indicated in the press release.

The editorial positions have not been finalized at this point and Peter will remain as an editorial consultant to the company.

There will be an official press release when the other positions are finalized.

Any other speculation from outside sources is just that.

Chris



22  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Metallica should have stopped with re-load. on: September 13, 2008, 01:33:55 PM

No, your right I havent. Typically when i hear 3 shit  songs from a new album being played on the radio, i usually dont waste my money on the cd.

Death Magnetic is a really good CD all around, and one of the rare few thact actgually get s better every time you listen to it.

Seriously man, put it in your car and crank it, you will like it. The only complaint I can think of is the drums sound a little tinny in some songs, and I know it's because they didn't want to get hit with the overly produced criticism, but it could have had slightly more bass in the drum tracks.

Aside from that, Metallica and the new Slipknotn are also great songs for the gym

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23  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Let the Weider boys keep their Press Passes! on: September 11, 2008, 03:10:53 PM
The only thing you need to know is that this news applies to .001% of the bodybuilding world. Smiley

I work here and I don't even care about this foolishness. It has absolutely no bearing on the magazines or BB in general, purely a self promotion stunt (that unfortunately is working for them)

Nice they sent out there little Insider X attack dog though...check out their previous posts, 95% of them are anti-Weider BS.

Man this gets old

C

24  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: FLEX magazine's rationale for ignoring the role of AAS on: September 07, 2008, 11:54:31 PM
It was actually just making a generalization that it is good to get your info from somewhere that you know is trustworthy.

Sounds like you have the place, and no, I am not familiar with them, but I'm not a writer or an editor so I wouldn't be as familiar with writers and industry experts as our editorial staff would be. I can show you some good photographers and illustrators though LOL.

As for supplements, I think there are good and bad out there. I have used a lot of different kinds before, and though I will never be considered a big guy, there are definitely some that have had more effect than others over the years.

I guess I just wish that everyone would stop having such a negative outlook on the sport in general and try and focus on the positive for a change. This has to be one of the only sports where you can go to the biggest message boards associated with it and 90% of the posts are ripping on each other and have nothing to do with what the threads start as after the first 2 pages.

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25  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: FLEX magazine's rationale for ignoring the role of AAS on: September 07, 2008, 11:29:59 PM
I get my training info from guys like Lyle McDonald and Bryan Haycock.  Hell ateast IronMan used to have articles by Stuart McRobert. 

That's cool.

As long as you get it from somewhere and you trust it.

A lot of people don't have that option, and they do turn to the mags or websites, anything that works.

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