Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Naked News

Or the news that's fit to bare

It seems that getting naked in public is the "new" way to get attention. Others are just getting naked because of drugs, lack of drugs, or serious anger issues. A few recent examples:

May 21 - Topless protestors shut down Market Street in San Francisco: Women Go Topless To Protest Killings Of Unarmed Black Women By Police
The Bay Area protest was just one of at least 17 other movements taking place in other metropolitan areas, including Chicago, St. Louis, Washington, D.C., and New Orleans.

Chinerye Tutashinda, a founding member of the BlackOUT Collective, told BuzzFeed News that the decision to carry out the protest by exposing their bodies was a local one, and that she did not expect other demonstrations in other cities to follow suit.

She added that the reasons behind the bold choice ranged from ancestral homage to social critique. “We wanted to be able to say ‘enough is enough’ and draw on traditions from Nigeria, Gabon, Uganda, and South Africa, from women who bare their chests and other parts of their bodies in protest,” she said.
Because nothing says "No justice, no peace" like bare breasts.

May 19 - 100 Students Participate in Topless Protests "Free the Nipple" Sit In at UCSD
A May 19 post to a Facebook account for Anni Ma read in part, “I can’t wait to share awkward, yet unforgettable moments with everyone during this social experiment…Let’s have compelling discussions and open our minds to new feelings, ideas, and experiences.”
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Ma described her event as a “topless movement.” She told local ABC affiliate 10 News that it’s about “equality,” and that her purpose in exposing female chests is to make the world a “better place.” She said, “It felt, actually, really normal, and everyone just did it and it wasn’t a big deal, like, that’s how I felt.”
Bright college days, oh carefree days they fly
To thee we drink with our glasses raised on high!

May 21 - Man gets naked to protest overbooked flight in Charlotte
Travelers at North Carolina's Charlotte Douglas International Airport said a man stripped naked in the concourse because he was mad about an overbooked flight.

Witnesses said the man became angry when he was told his US Airways flight to Jamaica was overbooked Wednesday, leading him to strip nude and stand in the concourse without a stitch on his body for about 40 minutes.

One traveler, Sherry Ketchie, shared photos of the naked man standing among the passengers, which included children.
There's some suggestion he wasn't "quite right" as they often put it down south:
Police at the airport told NBC Charlotte on Thursday that the man was off his medication, was "having an episode", and was trying to collect his medicine from his luggage.
That reminds me, always take my meds while traveling.

May 20 -  3D hardcore porn film featuring explicit orgies, nudity and a transvestite prostitute sparks brawls at Cannes as desperate cinemagoers try to get into midnight screening
The crowds trying to gain entry for the midnight screening were so large that dozens of ticket-holders had to be turned away and arguments broke out outside the Grand Palais theatre.
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'Like bad sex, (it) seems to go on forever with no climax or ending in sight,' tweeted Sophie Kaufman, of Little White Lies movie magazine.
Can the line between porn and fine art possibly get any blurrier? I don't know about you, but I'm not sure I'll know it when I see it.

May 20 - Latest twist on clothes-free relaxation? 'Nacations'
For some, staycations have evolved into "nacations" — and the nude recreation industry that the Wall Street Journal estimated had evolved into $400 million business a dozen years ago only keeps growing.

Serendipity Nudist Park has been around for more than 20 years, long before naked nature lovers coined the term "nacation." People here say guests have no hang-ups about body image, no judgments and no shame.

"Shame is something that must be learned; we're not born with it," said Stuart Antrim, who works at the park. "Once you get past 30 seconds of awkwardness, they realized that learned shame melts away."
May 19 - Naked, Machete-Wielding Man Threatens Long Island Costco Customers: Report
A naked, machete-wielding man was charged after he allegedly threatened bystanders and a police officer Monday on Long Island, according to a published report.

The man was waving the 20-inch machete at people in the parking lot of a Lake Grove Costco, Newsday reports.

Police found the man barricaded inside the cab of a tractor-trailer he operated for a New Jersey company, according to Newsday. He initially refused to get out of the truck, which contained clothes and a microwave, but later tried to get out with the machete as officers tried to contain him, the report said.
And maybe skip the meds before going to Costco?
He eventually tried to get out through a small truck window, and police subdued him. Officers allegedly found cocaine in the cab, according to Newsday.
May 11 - Naked Michigan State Sen Smith fought ex-wife before shooting
State Sen. Virgil Smith told police that opening fire at his ex-wife’s Mercedes-Benz with a rifle early Sunday morning was “the most stupid thing” in his life.

His ex-wife says she was met by a naked Smith at the front door of his home in the 18000 block of Wexford on the city’s east side and he beat her with his fists, chased her outside and shot at her four or five times as well as firing at her car.

The son of Chief Wayne County Circuit Judge Virgil Smith was being held by Detroit Police as they continue their investigation. Police Chief James Craig said police anticipated charges of aggravated assault with a gun and malicious destruction of property against Smith.
Shall we play a round of "name that party?"

And more from UCSD: May 10 - Naked Final Exam at UC San Diego Sparks Mom's Outrage
Arriving naked at a final exam is one of the most common nightmares for students, according to Psychology Today. At the University of California San Diego, however, the naked final exam is a requirement for a class in the visual arts department.

Students are required to perform “a gesture that traces, outlines or speaks about your ‘erotic self(s),'” according to the course syllabus. In the performance, all of the students are naked, along with the professor, Roberto Dominguez, who has taught the class for 11 years.

“It’s the standard canvas for performance art and body art,” Dominguez told local ABC News affiliate KGTV. “It is all very controlled…If they are uncomfortable with this gesture, they should not take the class.” He was defending the class after one mother spoke out, claiming the requirement was not clear and was a “perversion.”
To be fair, porn is one of California's only booming industries in the Obama economy and there are not a lot of good jobs out there in the arts, so it's probably a good thing they're getting their inhibitions lowered early.

May 8 - And there had to be a floron in the mix: Partially naked principal arrested with student in car
A Florida principal has been arrested after she was caught partially unclothed in a marijuana-filled car with a student.

Police say 45-year-old Krista Morton of Wellington was arrested Wednesday in Palm Springs. She is the principal at Mavericks High of Palm Springs, a charter school.

Authorities say they responded to a report of people involved in sexual activity in a car and found Morton with a high school senior. They say that when Morton opened the door, her shirt was unbuttoned, exposing part of her chest.

Police say Morton told them she had just met the teenager.

But police say the student said Morton was his principal. Officers report that they smelled marijuana inside the vehicle.
Was this an extra-credit assignment? Or a penalty for violating the "no dope" rule?

Unlike Instapundit, I don't blame the sense of female entitlement. I blame Florida. Have you ever been there? It's so hot it makes you want to rip off your shirt.

And finally, this helpful tip from one of the ONT's at Ace's: April 24 - Here’s Where It’s Legal for Women to Go Topless in the U.S.

These are only the state laws; local jurisdictions may have further restrictions on how you scare the horses. Shockingly Maryland is more prudish than West Virginia. Or we just like to have more laws.
Though green states indicate there is some degree of “topless freedom,” that does not mean it’s legal for women to go shirtless throughout the state. Local ordinances may ban or allow the practice in opposition to state law, and California is listed green despite the fight in Venice Beach. Orange states have “ambiguous laws;” in red states, female toplessness is illegal.

Picked up by Gatordoug at the DaleyGator in  "IT IS SUNDAY, SO GO READ THESE BLOGS." Wombat-socho sends the master list "Rule 5 Sunday: Hot Times In Houston" from the road.


  1. Lets be true: they just want to undress and its their nature. Looking for a political reason is doomed to fail, as politicals is only the excuse to do some flashing