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January 28, 2008


Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Excellent gag -- and one that clearly deserves its own holiday. Great to see so many gals taking part too.

* Robert Lanham traces the origins of alt-porn.

* Sadly, going the alt-porn route doesn't mean that you're immune to lawsuits.

* But who needs porn anyway when there are American Apparel ads to enjoy?

* Give a girl a camera ... (NSFW)



posted by Michael at January 28, 2008


i couldn't help but notice washington dc's male to female pantless ratio was 4 to 1. typical.

portland's legs need work.

Posted by: roissy on January 28, 2008 2:55 AM

Thanks, Michael, for starting off my morning with pictures of pretty naked girls.

You are a lech after my own heart. Isn't it great to be a dirty old man? You know, they give us old farts a lot of crap, but the young girls (some of them) like us. They like the fact that we can absorb all their sultry, vixen moves and remain (at least superficially) unmoved. They like a conquest.

Of course, there's always a bit of sadness in this for me. I am always reminded of Myrna when I see these beautiful naked sirens, because she was the greatest temptress ever... a gift from God.

I'm almost at the point where the memory of that gift is a positive, instead of a constant pain.

Posted by: Shouting Thomas on January 28, 2008 7:28 AM

Roissy -- Life in D.C. sounds tough. Why do people put up with it? I understand young people putting up with NYC or LA -- life in both cities can be very sexy. But D.C. ... I always have to pinch myself and deliberately remind myself that some people find politics and the power of politics sexy. Bizarre. And what kinds of people are those? Anyone you'd actually want to spend more than 5 minutes with?

ST - Contemplating the beauty of women is sweet and fun, isn't it? It can even be poetic and moving. And it's certainly cheery-making. All those phases they move through, the moods they experience, their impulses and defiance and silliness, the desire to show off their gifts and feel desirable crossed with the protectiveness, the absurdities and tendernesses ... I dunno, what's not fun about that whole exchange? (Them doing it, me watching?) Toni Bentley's got a great line somewhere about how "watching" is built into guys and "showing it off" is built into gals. She has no trouble with this, thank heavens. I love it that gals gotta express themselves!

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on January 28, 2008 10:13 AM

terry richardson is an artist/genius/hero.

Posted by: t. j. on January 28, 2008 10:14 AM

Yes, but M2B, give us a warning, would you hon? I always check for the NSFW label (avoiding, not seeking out), but your American Apparel link was not marked out in this way. Are you telling us that this stuff is now used in everyday advertising? Where does it appear? I've never encountered anything like it.

I mean, as porn it wasn't too bad (grossness factor relatively low), but as advertising it was over the top.


Posted by: alias clio on January 28, 2008 11:54 AM

I'm mildly surprised that the no-pants event occurred again this year. It seems like the sort of thing that's funny, once.

Posted by: Peter on January 28, 2008 12:24 PM

So many shots of the New York subway on no-pants day, and nary a Dominican or Puerto Rican to be seen. Do they not participate, or were the photographers afraid of big booties?

Posted by: agnostic on January 29, 2008 1:38 AM

I sometimes wonder if that No Pants Subway Ride is another way we in the West "reach out" to our Muslim brothers. It never fails to amaze me that liberals invite into our midst a culture that is sexually uptight, then proceeds to insult them with antics like this. And when Muslims take out their frustrations in some act of violence, liberals are "mystified". Instead of prancing around naked in the streets, why don't liberals just hang banners in our big cities which proclaim, "We're decadent! We're Infidels! Come and bomb us!"

Posted by: Bob Grier on January 29, 2008 9:59 AM

MB: And what kinds of people are those? Anyone you'd actually want to spend more than 5 minutes with?

there's a saying i hear often by guys who pick up a lot of women from coast to coast: "if you can make it in DC, you can make it anywhere".

it seems DC women have a (deserved) reputation for toughness, afemininity, supercharged sassiness, and a refined ability to shit test a man to his limits.

DC women are overeducated. many of them went to a seven sister's school or an ivy. many are lawyers, accountants, lobbyists, consultants, and marketing gurus. this filters out the more feminine women you would find elsewhere. and DC chicks run a close second to NYC girls in the status whore sweepstakes.

of course, i'm talking about NW DC where the yuppies live. nobody goes to pick up women in the hood.

Posted by: roissy on January 29, 2008 11:50 AM

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