04 June 2007

Nudes In The News

Today's Theme of the Day thrown up by the collective unconscious is apparently peacenik nudity. Brit notes that pictures of Tony and Cherie Blair meant to stop the war naked have won a prize in Britain. Duck then comments, "Nudity? What's up with that" and points to John Lennon getting nude for peace back in the day. AOG piles on with naked Dixie Chicks. But the Supreme Court takes away the punch bowl by deciding that the sponsor of a nude peace sign doesn't get to collect attorneys' fees from the State of Florida.

I'm with Duck in being a little befuddled by the connection between being antiwar and being nude. Apparently, though, it has something to do with the time of year.

7 comments:

monix said...

We have the Naked Rambler, Stephen Gough, who tried to walk, naked,from Land's End to John o' Groats last year. The dour Scots took offence and locked him up, turning him into the first 'political prisoner' for nudity.

Peter Burnet said...

Note that there is a rigid etiquette surrounding all this protest nudity. It must be completely sexless in order to reinforce the solemnity of the cause. When the Dixie Chicks heroically bare all in the cause of world peace, it is simply not done to get flushed and growl: "Wow, look at those kn---kers"! Of course, pulling this off is much easier with the San Francisco droopy boomers.

Still, they do succeed somewhat in leaving us dinosaurs with the vague feeling they have more fun than we and that the post-demonstration party holds out the promise of a good healthy orgy. I think that is the point. We have to think of our kids and show them modern conservatism is inclusive enough to incorporate the promise of a little slap and tickle. Do you think maybe the Post-Judd Alliance should get together and peel it all off for the war on terror?

David said...

Given the gender breakdown of the post-Judd alliance, I'm really starting to wonder about you, Peter. Ever make up a list of fantasy prison cell buddies?

Peter Burnet said...

Surely erp and monix are honorary members? And there is that smart, thinking Alex with the crush on Duck. But I'm appalled that you would even think there are any sexual implications to baring it all to save the West. You conservatives really are terribly warped.

Duck said...

Peter,
Warped, yes, but we know we're warped. That's the difference.

Why don't we take the opposite tack and protest by getting overdressed? We can wear waistcoats and man-hats and all sorts of superfluous, anachronistic gear. Now that would shock people!

joe shropshire said...

You keep your clothes on, all of you. That's an order.

Peter Burnet said...

Duck:

Now, that's what I call sexy!