Books. Bikes. Boomsticks.
Government is simply the word for those things we choose to do badly together.
I don't know about you, but I don't make a habit of sleeping two feet above mine. Great goser's ghost, is that what newspapers need to throw in to sell themselves?Jim
It's easy to laugh at another's discomfort, Ms. K.
Does seem like the standards have fallen some what, does it not? You want to see some reall soft core watch almost any of the disney spin offs. Walt must be ready to rise from the grave for a major smack down.
Brian,Indeed. In fact, the discomfort of others is the fount of all humor.
Is she between Larry Niven style sleeper plates?
"I find her interesting because she sleeps above her covers.FOUR FEET above her covers."
"..but never that nice."Well, there goes THAT fantasy.Just kidding, I always pictured you sleeping snuggled up with a WWII bolt action while wearing olive drab fatigue jammies.
Sometimes I wonder. Several years ago, while waiting in the checkout line at my local supermarket, I picked up a copy of the then new magazine Elle and started leafing through it. OK, I'm a nub, I had no idea. I came to a full page ad for a pair of jeans. Don't remember what brand. The model was a very pretty young woman, posed semi-reclining, face up, wearing the jeans--and ONLY the jeans. And this was about women's fashion?I don't know if they still run ads like that; if they do I am sure their circulation would rise.cap'n chumbucket
I'd just like to say that "she shouldn't be bouncing on the bed like that" was an epic good save.
I'd just like to say that "she shouldn't be bouncing on the bed like that" was an epic good save. No joke. My mother always taught me that any question along the line of "Mommy, what's sex?" should be countered with "What do you mean, honey?"
People need to relax. It's just a naked body, and you can't even see anything. Sheesh. I guess growing up in Europe, where people lie naked in the park when the weather is nice, warped me. By prudish American standards, anyway.
Christina LMT,Our puritan culture is entirely too conscious of nudity.I think I have some small advantage in grokking the concept being from the South where we have, in the words of the late Lewis Grizzard, two separate terms:"Naked" means someone has no clothes on."Nekkid" means someone has no clothes on, and is up to something.I'll admit, however, that the model in the ad in question looks like she's veering dangerously close to the latter. ;)
Get ready for more:http://www.hastens.com/en/THE-EXPERIENCE/The-AD-Campaign/That ad in particular is pretty disappointing from someone like Simon Procter. I'm talking about the lighting and the waistline as thin as my wallet. (Look at the slideshow--they really ran her through the digital meat-grinder, and her dimensions are inconsistent between frames.)I agree: no kid needs to see photography like that.
I've slept on a mattress so hard and uncomfortable that my heels bounced themselves into the air to avoid contact.
I don't care how hot she is, no more Taco Bell before bedtime!
Tam, thank you for pointing out that very important distinction for me! I never knew...I still say she's a beautiful woman who happens to be nude. Maybe it's just me?
It might be the levitation that's skewing my perception. :D
"...she's a beautiful woman who happens to be nude."That she is CLMT; I acknowledged that in my first comment, along with what imo is epic fail as far as the advertisers of the, uh...what was it they were selling again?But their perhaps too effective appeal to prurient interest belies your casual acceptance; that ain't what they were going for.And I think that was BJN's point; in this context, she's a ho. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but try explaining that one to your preschooler at the breakfast table.AT
That's MY point...what's to explain?It's a naked woman, used in an ad.It's not like it's a depiction of an orgy, or anything.I just can't get incensed about it, and I'm the mother of three daughters.
I see Serta finally got around to rolling out the Dana Barret signature series.
Oh, I'm not incensed either; I'm also not apt to buy a product that I can't remember, but bad marketing's immaterial here.No, "it's not like it's a *depiction* of an orgy", more like an implication. You've likely taught your daughters, as I did mine many years ago, that there is nothing shameful about the natural and beautiful naked human body (well, mine might be a little shameful :O(.But as you said, "It's a naked woman, *used* in an ad" (my emphasis). Or more correctly, as Tam said, it's a "nekkid" woman being used.Big ass difference, at least in the eyes and mind of a young and innocent child, and that's "what's to explain". AT
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