A video of James Callis shaking his bum. Thanks to M for the tip!
This blog has had over 10,000 visits! Happy and proud, I made the stupid promise on Twitter that the 10,000th visitor gets to wish for a post, within reason. As it happens, that visitor was Elina, who had just recently seen the third season gag reel with James' bare buttocks. She requested a post about James' "sweet peachy ass". After much consideration, I decided to comply. Unwillingly, I might add! Any horniness is purely coincidental! Hope you're happy, Elina - I did quite a bit of research for this post. :D
So I give you: A very scientific and matter-of-fact post about James Callis' buttocks. With much thanks to everyone who ever read, linked and/or commented. My cup runneth over (and not just because of James' sexy body parts).
Buttocks in General
According to Wikipedia, buttocks are "rounded portions of the anatomy located on the posterior of the pelvic region of apes and humans, including many other bipeds or quadrupeds." This would include most of my readers, myself and of course, James Callis.
"The buttocks are formed by the masses of the gluteal muscles or 'glutes' (the gluteus maximus muscle and the gluteus medius muscle) superimposed by a layer of fat. The superior aspect of the buttock ends at the iliac crest, and the lower aspect is outlined by the horizontal gluteal crease."I must admit I didn't understand most of that, so let's move on.
James Callis' Bum
British actor James Callis, perhaps best known for his role in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, has buttocks located in the predictable place, between his back and thighs. His buttocks, hereby called his "bum" because that is how he refers to them, are used primarily for sitting on, as well as other more private uses, which we will ignore here.
Fans Elina and Deniselle (Twitter, October 2009) decided the proper term to refer to Mr Callis' bum is "sweet tush". According to the Wikipedia article, "tush" is derived from Yiddish "tochus", which is also fitting, given that Callis is Jewish.
James Callis' Bum in Entertainment
James Callis' bum is seen clothed in most episodes of the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica. In one instance, in the third season gag reel only (at about 7 minutes and on), it was seen without any clothing whatsoever. Mr Callis appeared naked in front of Tricia Helfer and Lucy Lawless. Mrs Lawless burst into laughter upon seeing his impressive male parts, after which they changed the scene.
The screenshots are here. Note the aesthetically pleasing round shape of the buttocks. Gush and drool warning is given.
References to James Callis' Bum, by James Callis.
Mr Callis has referred to his bum, usually jokingly, in several occasions.
Most notably, said bum apparently got him the role in Bridget Jones' Diary:
I auditioned singing Tainted Love, I'm pretty sure it was Tainted Love. I didn't even have any lines, I just had to walk into a room and like do this [shakes his hips a bit], Tainted Love. Apparently my singing wasn't great but the way I shook my bum was. [laughter] That's the message that came back, it was like "yeah, you shook your arse nice".About his role in Merlin and the Book of Beasts:
(An Evening With James Callis: The Panel, Part 3)
James: Well, no, I haven't been as busy as that. I just did one short movie now, called Merlin and the Book of Beasts. And it's kind of a strange story, I haven't seen it yet so I don't know what it's going to look like. All I know is that I had uh... personal hair extensions down to my bum. The hair extensions didn't exactly match my hair. (laughter)
Mark A. Sheppard: Did it match the hair on your bum? (laughter)
James: I don't know ?, otherwise I woud have been in a lot of trouble.
(Starfury Q&A: James Callis/Mark Sheppard, Part 1)
An intriguing mention in a post to the Unofficial Website (25 April, 2001):
And spotted in the King's Road? What can I say? I was there, I'm not sure how sexy the jacket was or how yummy I was, just been to the doc, mandatory check-up every time you do a job for insurance purposes. It was the quickest check up in world history.
I'm asking myself would I pinch someone's bottom if I'd seen them on T.V. It's certainly a novel way of introducing yourself.
The answer is probably no (don't men get arrested for that sort of thing?). But I'm sure it would make for a more lively and entertaining afternoon... Perhaps on reflection we should all get slightly more frazzeled.
So apparently some poor-mannered, yet lucky (female?) fan has been able to touch Mr Callis' bum. Which, as you can see, he here refers to as "bottom".
There are also other mentions but I am too lazy to hunt them down.
Edit: OK, I knew I had these somewhere! M screencapped the second season gag reel bit where James' bare bum is showing. He tries to hide it with a magazine though. So here, though blurry, some pictorial evidence:
And now for something completely different: a man with three buttocks.