The Hamm knuckle

Passed on by Karen Erickson on Facebook (with general agreement from the readers that I would appreciate it), this photo on the HappyPlace site from 9/10/12:

HappyPlace commentary:

Jon Hamm’s penis photographed shopping on Madison Avenue

It was a pretty muggy in New York this past week, and like most penises suffering through the humidity, Jon Hamm’s apparently tried its best to get a little fresh air. Either those are some very thin pants, or the ridges of his member are as well-defined as his jawline. We can practically count the veins. Never has junk sagged with such gravitas. (Also, his dick looks fat.)

On Jon Hamm, from Wikipedia:

Jonathan Daniel “Jon” Hamm (born March 10, 1971) is an American actor and director. For much of the mid-1990s, Hamm lived in Los Angeles as a struggling actor, but later appeared in multiple television series, including Providence, The Division, What About Brian, and Related. In 2000 he made his feature film debut in Clint Eastwood’s space adventure, Space Cowboys. The following year, Hamm appeared in the independent comedy, Kissing Jessica Stein (2001), in a minor role.

Hamm gained recognition for playing advertising executive Don Draper in the AMC drama series Mad Men—which premiered in July 2007. His performance earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series in 2008. That same year, Hamm appeared in a remake of the science fiction film The Day the Earth Stood Still. His first leading film role was in the 2010 independent thriller Stolen. Hamm had a supporting role in The Town (2010), Sucker Punch (2011), and Bridesmaids (2011). He has also directed an episode of Mad Men. Hamm has also received eight Emmy nominations for his acting on Mad Men and 30 Rock.

Hamm is known for his inclination to go without underwear (as in this case) and so to sport a prominent bulge, or moose knuckle (links later in this posting). Here’s the close-up:

Yesterday’s news story on Hamm’s package, from the iVillage site:

AMC Tells Jon Hamm to Put on Some Underwear for ‘Mad Men’ Season 6! [by Terri Schwartz]

Jennifer Westfeldt is one lucky lady, because everything we’ve learned about her longtime boyfriend Jon Hamm suggests that he is one sexy man. We’re not talking about his great body (though he has that) or a handsome face (okay, he has that too), but a — ahem — package so prominent that it actually had to be toned down in AMC’s marketing for Mad Men.

Well, at least that’s how the story goes. A source for The New York Daily News claims that the marketing team for AMC had to Photoshop the promotional materials sent to members of the press during Seasons 1 and 2 of Mad Men to “make his privates more, well, private.” Hamm’s masculinity was apparently too in-your-face during filming of the upcoming sixth season as well, as a network employee reportedly had to tell the 42-year-old actor to make sure he wore underwear while filming his scenes.

“This season takes place in the 1960s, where the pants are very tight and leave little to the imagination,” the insider says. “Jon’s impressive anatomy is so distracting that they politely insisted on underwear.”

Going without underwear is known in slang as freeballing or going commando. The first of these involves an unusual compound verb freeball conveying something like ‘with balls free (of constraint)’. Green’s Dictionary of Slang (vol. 2, p. 231):

freeball (v.) (US) of a man, to wear no underwear.

with only one cite:

2001 ‘Randy Everhard’ Tattoo of a Naked Lady 229: I wasn’t wearimg any underwear — freeballin’ for the hell of it.

The idiom go commando I’ve looked at on this blog twice: here with a Zits involving a semantic extension of commando, plus a reference to Green’s Dictionary on the idiom; and here with an extended discussion of the idiom from Wikipedia and the OED.

Hi-def clothing (especially underwear), bulges, and moose knuckles have been enduring topics on my two blogs; it’s a gay penis thing. Some highlights:

This blog, 11/27/09: Hybrid underwear (link)

AZBlogX, 8/16/10: Hi-def (link)

AZBlogX, 9/21/10: Phallicity: hi-def meets hot dog (link)

This blog, 12/8/10: More trendy underwear (link)

This blog, 12/21/10: The Xmas package 4 (link)

This blog, 12/23/10: The Xmas package 5 (link)

AZBlogX, 1/9/11: Showoff (link)

AZBlogX, 1/21/11: Valentine gift (link)

AZBlogX, 4/12/11: Phallicity: anatomically correct paper dolls (link)

This blog, 4/17/11: Bulges (link)

This blog, 4/19/11: Basket : moose knuckle :: butt : ? (link)

AZBlogX, 5/1/11: The moose-knuckle jock watch (link).

AZBlogX, 5/3/11: Moose-knuckle days at Undergear (link)

This blog, 5/10/11: Monty Glover’s fortune cookies (link)

AZBlogX, 5/20/11: Crotch, or basket, shots (link)

This blog, 12/20/11: Another hunk and his sack (link)

AZBlogX, 7/29/12: On the moose knuckle watch (link)

This blog, 8/8/12: Olympic exposure (link)


4 Responses to “The Hamm knuckle”

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  3. Victor Steinbok Says:

    Hamm’s “ham” has been in press quite a bit:

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