Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Nudes in the News

Yet another chapter in "The Naked News" or "All the News That's Fit to Bare"

Our first entry has to be the DeBlasio war on Boobs. I've seen it now several times, including, shockingly, an almost sensible column by Catherine Rampel in today's Post: New York City’s bizarre uproar over topless women:

The city that never sleeps has good reason to remain sleepless these days. A new terror imperils New York, threatening to destroy all that it — nay, America — holds dear.

No, it’s not a bomb, underground al-Qaeda network, hurricane, alien invasion, asteroid, animatronic Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man or any other favorite bugaboo of the silver screen. Nor is it even the latest stock market panic.

It’s boobs.
Well yes, Bill de Blasio is a boob.
Yes, boobs. Bare breasts bouncing in the breeze in Times Square, to be specific. New York City has recently lost its mind because a few women have lost their shirts.

In Times Square, a handful of topless women have joined the hordes of buskers, proselytizers, balloon artists and costumed Disney characters hustling for tips. Wearing nothing but thongs, feather headdresses and star-spangled body-paint across their otherwise exposed chests, these women pose for photos with gawking tourists and accept tips given in appreciation for being what they call “entertainers” or “ambassadors” of this great city. They offer a photogenic souvenir tourists can take home, frame and mount on their mantelpieces.
And it doesn't take up any room in your suitcase!
Unorthodox though their wardrobe choices may be, these women are on the right side of the law. More than two decades ago, the state’s highest court ruled that prohibiting women, but not men, from baring their chests in public amounted to discrimination on the basis of sex. Panhandling is likewise legal, and any attempt to shut the desnudas down would likely run into First Amendment problems.
It's New York! Who cares as long as they don't scare the horses!

None of this has stopped a major freakout from the New York Daily News, followed by infuriated comments from Police Commissioner William Bratton. Bratton promised the city was investigating every possible legal avenue to expel the exposed women from Times Square . . . Mayor Bill de Blasio is seriously considering the idea and even commissioned a task force to consider available options. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has also expressed his displeasure with Times Square’s painted ladies and has pledged his support in cracking down on such “illegal” activities.
My guess is that they are irritated that most of them are painted like American flags.

Naked Baristas Took Over A Coffee Shop And The Customer Reactions Were Amazing
Nestle's new Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss creamer contains only four ingredients, making it one of the healthiest coffee creamers on the market. But how to promote it?

In a brilliant marketing move, the company hired a bunch of actors to play naked baristas in a coffee shop to show just how natural they can get.

Some of the customers were very confused. . . 

Hell, read me the whole menu, and the calorie counts.

The Sexy UFO Religion Behind Go Topless Day
Go Topless Day was founded in eight years ago by a man who calls himself Raël, the spiritual leader of the Raëlian Movement, in reaction to the arrest of Phoenix Feeley, a topless activist who was arrested for going topless in New York in 2005. Because toplessness is legal there, Feeley scored a $29,000 settlement from the city for her wrongful arrest. However, she was arrested again in New Jersey for going topless in 2013.
This might even be 2015's March
The Go Topless events started out in four cities in 2007, according to Lara Terstenjak, who produces it annually in Venice Beach. It is now held in over 60 cities, and how topless you can go depends on each city. Since women can't go topless in L.A., they must wear pasties or tape over their nipples. It's been legal for women to go topless in New York since 1992, so women there don't bother with the pasties. In San Francisco, being naked is pretty whatever, so only two women actually showed up their event in 2013. And while the breasts are freely bouncing in those cities, a woman was cited in Chicago last year for showing up to the event with only paint covering her nipples.
Manhattan, 2015 Go Topless Day

The eighth annual Go Topless Day is scheduled for Sunday, August 23. Basically, Go Topless Day wants to end that silly rule that men can go shirtless, but women must cover their nipples. We went to the one in Venice Beach last year and found a handful of women with tape over their nipples, a few male supporters wearing bikini tops, a number of male spectators with cameras who we're pretty sure hadn't been assigned to the event by any media outlet, some angry Christians with signs about Hell, and some bored police officers making sure things don't get too wild.
Damn, I missed it again!

This is the Latest Breast Feeding Controversy that is BLOWING up the Internet
A woman has sparked a controversy after posting a picture on social media showing her breastfeeding a friend’s toddler son – but the boy’s mother says she has nothing but gratitude for the wet-nurse.

Jessica Anne Colletti, from Pennsylvania, shared the photo – which shows her feeding both her own 16-month-old son, Lucian, and her friend Charlie Interrante’s 18-month-old son, Mateo – on a pro-breastfeeding page.

The picture of Mrs Colletti, 26, and the two boys, who she dubs ‘milk siblings’, has divided users on Facebook. . .
This is so 19th century. Back then it was commonplace for wealthy women to hire wet nurses to suckle their infants. It allowed them to have the lovely social life of the upper class without having to run home and feed the little monster. I don't see the issue, but if it's social media, you have to have one.

Chrissy Teigen strips completely naked for new shoot as she admits she only works out in order to eat more and would love to get pregnant so she has an excuse to put on weight

Hey, me too! Except the pregnant part of course. I'm far too old and wise for that, not to mention, the wrong gender.

'I used to take pride in the fact I didn't have to work out, and then I hit that age where you have to,' she said. 'I want to drink champagne and have hearty dinners, so I would rather work out for an hour and be able to do what I want.. . .I've always had to watch myself. My family is not naturally thin and we put on weight quickly. I find low-carb works for me.'

Chrissy also revealed that she can't wait to have children with John and is excited about the chance to not worry about her weight during pregnancy.

She said: 'I'm waiting for things to slow down, but things don't seem to be slowing down, ever, so I think, "Just have one and deal with it." I'd love to have an excuse to be bigger. People will know as soon as I'm pregnant because I'll stop drinking.'

Chrissy is not the only star to pose for the magazine, with former The Only Way Is Essex star, Lucy Mecklenburgh, also stripping off. Lucy, who is the founder of fitness site, admitted being on the reality TV show was not good for her figure.
But nudity is not all rainbows, unicorns and cute chicks, sometimes it has a dark side:

Naked man, 81, arrested for 'having sex with bush in his own back garden'
A pensioner has been arrested for allegedly having SEX with a BUSH - in his own back garden. The unsuspecting 81-year-old was caught in the act by a neighbour whose home overlooked the back garden.

He claims that he said the octogenarian acting oddly in the garden while naked so he grabbed his video camera. He claims to have shot images of the man then “humping” a bush while in the buff.

Local reports in Stratford, Connecticut, said the neighbour then raised the alarm.

The Connecticut Post said the man was arrested after police said he was spotted trying to have sex with the greenery in the garden.

Wallace Berg, of Russell Road, was charged with second-degree breach of peace and public indecency.
Shockingly, this did not happen in Florida but rather in stately Connecticut. But I guess I just don't see the point in putting an 81 year old on trial for acting oddly.

Linked at Pirate's Cove in weekly "Sorta Blogless Pinup" and links post. Wombat-socho enters the fray with "Rule 5 Sunday: Hot Babes In Space."

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