My New Boss

Alright, in the fall im moving back to Illinois and will be going back to the gym i used to work out, i’ll be the assistant manager, but while i was gone for a year they hired a new director, they then told me that he was quite the Bodybuilder back in the late 70’s early 80’s.

Yet i had never heard of him. In the article below he is mentioned in the same breath at Serge Nubret, and it sounds like he was in Weider’s camp, yet ive never even heard of him till now. Any of your older guys know much about him.

Im pretty excited to get to work and hopefully workout with a guy who competed next to some of the greatest of all time.

“He has 7 certifications in Personal Training, exercise therapy, cardiovascular assessment and conditioning. He is also a former Mr. American and Mr. Universe 1980.”

My Health Clubs new website

"The exercises and routines were a a little different then, as well. Pics of Serge Nubret doing flyes with 90 lb. d-bells, BRONSTON AUSTIN squatting for reps with 455 lbs., the Barbarian Brothers doing behind the neck presses with 315 lbs.

Not the “posed” pics with exquisite lighting and strategic beads of sweat. Just pics of guys in the gym. Routines focussed around big compound moves, with finishing exercises that were “exotic”, like leg extensions or leg curls. No real machine work to speak of, except for the Mentzers who liked to work out on Nautalis equipment.

Most of those guys were strong. Very strong, even. They were not training to powerlift (although some of them had, before and would after. Does anybody remember Bev Francis?), so maybe limit strength was sacrificed, but none-the-less they were strength athletes.

The state of anabolic drugs and patterns of use during that time required a lot of time under heavy loads to produce growth. Don’t be fooled into thinking these were guys hanging around a fitness clubs Smith Machines."

–From an article entitled, “Whatever Happened to Bodybuilding”

Here is what I found on Google.

Serge NUBRET was born on the 6th of October 1938 in Anse Bertrand, Guadeloupe. After a happy childhood, running around and playing in the fresh air of such an environment, he moved to France to pursue his scholarship, he was 12 years old. Soon enough, he became aware of his exceptional potential for athletics. Thus, in 1958, back in Guadeloupe after accounting studies, he decided to dedicate himself to bodybuilding which was to become, in his own words, his “reason of being”. Gifted with real artistic aptitudes, Serge NUBRET was then ready to fulfilling his potential of becoming the “sculptor of his own body”.

All were amazed and perplexed when he started to talk about his intention to becoming a world champion after only 2 years of training. Living up to his words, in 1960 he became the IFBB World Most Muscular Man in Montreal. From this day forward, this exceptional athlete kept improving, winning the most prestigious titles including NABBA Mr Univers in 1976 (London), Mr World WBBG and Mr Olympus in 1977 (New York) and another World champion title in 1981 (Geneva). In 1982, 22 years after his first world class achievement, further demonstrating his lifetime dedication, he became the WABBA world champion in Rome, winning his fifth major title. In 2003, Serge NUBRET offered a stunning last show to his public during the World championships in France (Gravelines)… He was 65 years old!

Additionally to being recognized by experts, peers and fans as a reference in the bodybuilding field, Serge Nubret has also dedicated himself to development and promotion of Bodybuilding. He became the head of the France and Europe IFBB bodybuilding federation from 1970 to 1975. He is also the founder of the WABBA since 1976 with one objective in mind: ensuring that affiliated athletes receive the best support via representing organisms. The cinema could not miss out on such a character. Thus, Serge NUBRET featured in 25 movies including ? The Titans ? with Giuliano GEMMA (1961) ? C?sar et Rosalie ? with Romy SCHNEIDER and Yves MONTAND (1972) and ? Le Professionnel ? with Jean-Paul BELMONDO (1981). Serge NUBRET remains one of the most significant figure and for lots of bodybuilders, he represents the out-of-the-box aesthetic reference. His legacy is well alive, witnessing the Golden Age of bodybuilding when balance and harmony were keys to all achievements.


Nickname: The Black Panther

Birthday: October, 6, 1938

Birthplace: Anse-Bertrand,


Residence: Paris, France

Height: 1,80 mt

Arms: 55 cm

Chest: 1,45 mt

Waist: 70 cm

Thighs: 69 cm

Calves: 49 cm

Off Season Weight: 100 kg

Competition Weight: 96 kg

More to the OP’s point:,+Bronston

ahansler1, did you read the OP’s post?


[quote]TShaw wrote:
More to the OP’s point:,+Bronston[/quote]

He had one helluva a physique. Very nice.

Here’s what I found on Wikipedia:

Dave Draper
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David Draper

Birth name David ‘Dave’ Draper
Born April 16, 1942
Secaucus, New Jersey
Other name(s) The Blond Bomber
Notable roles Harry Hollard in “Don’t Make Waves” (1967) starred with Tony Curtis and Sharon Tate
----------------------------------------------------------- Billy Gibbons in “Lord Love a Duck” (1966) starred with Tuesday Weld and Roddy McDowall

David Draper (born April 16, 1942) bodybuilder, actor and author, nicknamed “The Blond Bomber”.

Draper was born in Secaucus, New Jersey. [1] His weight training began at the age of ten and was a well-formed habit by the time he was about twelve, in the mid-1950s.

In high school he participated in wrestling, gymnastics, and swimming, but was most inspired by training with weights.

At 21, he won the Mr. New Jersey title. Six months later he moved to Santa Monica, California, working for the Weider Barbell Company until 1969. During this period he also worked in motion pictures.

* 1 Bodybuilding
      o 1.1 Competition history
* 2 Acting
      o 2.1 Screen appearances
      o 2.2 TV guest appearances
* 3 References
* 4 Bibliography
* 5 Later life
* 6 See also
* 7 External links

[edit] Bodybuilding
(left) David Draper and (right) Arnold Schwarzenegger entering a contest in London
(left) David Draper and (right) Arnold Schwarzenegger entering a contest in London

In the early days, Draper says, “There wasn’t a whole bunch of encouragement or inspiration from a society which considered you either stupid or egotistical and probably a sissy.”

In California, Draper initially trained at a gym many called “The Dungeon”, which he described as "a large, awful space dug out of the ground on the corner of 4th and Broadway, and later at the original Gold’s Gym. Training partners included Frank Zane, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Franco Columbu, and Mike Katz.

Draper is 6 ft. 0 in. (1.83 m) tall, and his bodybuilding competition weight was around 225 lb. (102 kg).

[edit] Competition history

* 1962 Mr. New Jersey
* 1965 IFBB Mr. America Tall Class & Overall, 1st
* 1966 IFBB Mr. Universe Tall Class & Overall, 1st
* 1967 Mr. Olympia 4th
* 1970 AAU Mr. World 3rd
* 1970 IFBB Mr. World Tall & Overall, 1st
* 1970 NABBA Mr. Universe Tall, 3rd

[edit] Acting
On the set is Tony Curtis and David Draper in “Don’t Make Waves” (1967)
On the set is Tony Curtis and David Draper in “Don’t Make Waves” (1967)

[edit] Screen appearances

* Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1963) (uncredited)
* Lord Love a Duck (1966) as Billy Gibbons
* Three on a Couch (1966) (uncredited)
* Walk Don't Run (1966) (uncredited) as Swedish athlete
* Don't Make Waves (1967) as Harry Hollard

[edit] TV guest appearances

The Beverly Hillbillies, playing himself in episode: “Mr. Universe Muscles In”?October 25, 1967 Here Come the Brides in episode: “Lorenzo Bush”?December 19, 1969

[edit] References

  1. ^’s page for 2000 Hall of Fame inductees
* IMDB entry

[edit] Bibliography

* Brother Iron, Sister Steel ISBN 1-931046-65-4
* Your Body Revival: Weight Loss Straight Talk ISBN 1-931046-34-4

[edit] Later life

Dave Draper continues to train with weights into his 60s, and to write, including a weekly newsletter which he emails and publishes on his website.

[edit] See also

* List of professional bodybuilders

Magazine Cover and Tv-Screenshot
David Draper magazine cover ‘Young Mr America’
David Draper magazine cover ‘Young Mr America’

Tv show host David Draper as “David the Gladiator”
Tv show host David Draper as “David the Gladiator”

[edit] External links

* Official website
* Biography of Dave Draper
* David Draper at the Internet Movie Database
* article reference
* Photo gallery

I’m curious why you reading comprehension experts are doing searches on Serge Nubret and Dave Draper when the post is about Bronston Austin?

I was able to pull this up, hope it helps, buddy!

Mayor McCheese
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Mayor McCheese is the mayor of the fictional McDonaldland, created for an advertising narrative for the McDonald’s fast food chain. He has an enormous cheeseburger for a head, and sports a top hat, a diplomat’s sash, and a pair of pince-nez spectacles. He is portrayed as a giggly, bumbling, somewhat incompetent mayor with a wavering, high-pitched voice. His Chief of Police is Officer Big Mac.
Mayor McCheese
Mayor McCheese

In 1973, courts sided with Sid and Marty Krofft that McCheese bore too close a resemblance to H.R. Pufnstuf, and that many other McDonaldland residents were plagiarized as well. McDonald’s was forced to pay a settlement, and as a result, the character was eliminated from the advertising campaign. Since then, Mayor McCheese has largely been phased out of the McDonaldland canon, though he remains a popular 70s pop culture icon.

Despite being phased out, Mayor McCheese continued to be seen on McDonald’s tray liners (doubling as activity pages for children) and some Happy Meal toys into the late 1980s.

As of 2005, one could see along the Chicago Skyway a billboard featuring Mayor McCheese welcoming motorists to Chicago. Suburban Oak Brook, Illinois is McDonald’s Corporation’s headquarters.

There has been a recent resurgence of Internet-based interest in the Mayor, resulting in several fictionalized histories of Mayor McCheese. is a humorous account of the Mayor’s life, up to his “death,” (although it refers erroneously to pictures of Officer Big Mac as the Mayor himself more than once). There is also a mock Petition demanding the Mayor’s return to McDonald’s commercials

[edit] Mayor McCheese in popular culture

In the late-1990s and 2000s, Mayor McCheese became a common subject in American comedy, such as Saturday Night Live and various other programs:

* On Late Night with Conan O'Brien, McCheese is a recurring character who is a prominent Scientologist (as a parody of the recent trend of celebrities joining the church, and of Tom Cruise in particular). The show has also featured Mayor McCheese as being afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome, muttering obscenities and other random phrases.
* Mayor McCheese was featured in an episode of Clerks: The Animated Series, where the mayor of the town (voiced by Al Franken) shows up at a press conference dressed as the character, claiming he was going to a costume party but got stuck in his costume. The Chief of Police is shown to be in a similar position later in the same episode.
* In an episode of Friends, Monica said she dreamed of marrying Mayor McCheese, then ate his head.
* Mayor McCheese was also parodied in an episode of the stop-animation Robot Chicken shown on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block.
* The Mayor was mentioned in The Simpsons episode, "Bart Has Two Mommies", where the death of the Hamburglar was announced by Kent Brockman, and it was stated that he had been survived by his long-time companion, Mayor McCheese.
* In "Treehouse of Horror XVI", Mayor Quimby is dressed as the Mayor, and is turned into him by a witch.
* Was referenced by The Bloodhound Gang in their 1999 single Mope.
* The Mayor was referenced in Jim Gaffigan's Beyond the Pale comedy show as only taking "cheese checks."
* In the first episode of MTV's short-lived cartoon Undergrads, a curious character named Chief Justice Burger of Burgerland is shown in the episode; apparently a take on McDonald's Mayor McCheese.
* The Guardians collectible card game featured characters named "Mayor McEvil", "Mayor McFood", and "Mayor McGreed", all based to some extent on Mayor McCheese.
* On Roseanne, he was referenced back to when "he was City Councilman McCheese."
* In an episode of Married With Children, Al Bundy calls the police to report his car stolen. When the officer on the phone didn't take him seriously, he asks who the mayor is, and Al writes down "McCheese", whom Al claims he voted for.
* St. Louis, Missouri-based one man band Googolplexia has honored (or perhaps memorialized) Mayor McCheese in song.
* On an episode of Saturday Night, Adam Sandler had a monologue on Weekend Update and stated that if he were Mayor McCheese, his first order of business would be to sentence the Hamburglar to death.
* He is shown on a cup in Little Miss Sunshine.

Not well enough the first time. I like the post on Mayor McCheese though, very insightful.

Dre, thanks, I havent got to meet him yet but will this friday. Ive been having a hard time finding quailty pictures, so its much appreciated.

Everybody else, ya know, when i made this post i had the strangest feeling that it would end up including Serge, the Blonde Bomber and Mayor McCheese.

On a side note, id be proud to work for either of those 3 too.


in all seriousness, id love to hear from any of the older guys if anybody remembers him competeting.