July 29, 2005

Quote of the Day

"What's the big deal?" he asked. "We're born naked into this world. Why can't we walk around in it without clothes from time to time?"

Umm, because you're goofy looking and scare young children? Or because aesthetically speaking, I don't need to see your pimply ass besmirching an art museum?

Seriously, folks. The human body is a lumpen meaty hunk given to unfortunate moments of unsanitary fluid excretion, that is riddled with bacteria, bumps, and inappropriate hair placement. I only want to see that when it's been airbrushed, toned and oiled, okay? The rest of the time I expect the sweet, sweet barrier of cloth to interpose itself between my overtaxed retinas and your flab. Thanks.

Guess this means I'll have to turn in my Crunchy Granola Let it All Hang Out, Dude membership. Drat.

Posted by Big Arm Woman at July 29, 2005 10:35 AM

Drivers' license photos would be different.

Posted by: Ron Hardin at July 29, 2005 07:18 PM

Where's Asutria? Just kidding...it is spelled wrong in the headline. Oops! I didn't think that the media made mistakes.

Posted by: Marie at July 31, 2005 08:23 PM

It's as unnatural for a robin to dive as for a cormorant to peck for worms. As unnatural as for man to be naked: Every society everywhere has a nudity taboo, only what constitutes "decent covering" varies.

Posted by: Carbonel at August 1, 2005 02:02 AM

Also, where does anyone get the idea that it's natural for human beings to go around naked all the time?

Other mammals don't run around naked. They've got fur covering them all over. Humans don't - because they've adapted over untold millenia to wear removable fur instead, and it's no more "natural" for humans to run around naked all day than it is for bears to run around with all their fur shaved off.

Posted by: Ken at August 1, 2005 05:30 PM