Rowdy’s Dream Blog #331: Must See TV
A new reality show has a man, woman and child, naked with soap, pretending to shower without water.
Supersonic human free fall has been rescheduled for Sunday due to weather.
Navajo Nation will put drone tech to good use by using an unmanned aircraft to monitor crops.
Soprano to take a Virgin Galactic flight into space and siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing.
A diamond planet bigger than Earth.
13 obscure punctuation symbols you might like to use, such as the authority point and the snark mark.
Lots of people are going to be sassy Big Bird for Halloween.
Advice from Miami stripper Skrawberry. (Warning: Kinda raw.)
America is not mostly Protestant anymore.
How to find truth on the Internet.
In today's so-obvious-maybe-it's-not-news news: NRA backs Heather Wilson.
And she's talking about driver's licenses some more.
Apartment fire kills a baby.
Albuquerque balloonists missing in Italy.
For all his talk of government spending, Jon Barela's company sure does like those film tax rebates.
A distant, Earth-like planet that may have life.
Canada's throwing out its anti-prostitution laws.
Drivers text anyway.
Tony Curtis died.
Lobo Club won't spend donations to buyout (fire) Locksley.
Chad Ochocinco cereal box accidentally advertises a sex-talk phone number.
Obama likes Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity.
AIG says it's totally going to pay us back.
The men of Color Me Badd tell their story.
It's OK to vote against stuff.
Does gargling salt water help anything?
Police say these prison escapees killed people in New Mexico. They're looking for them in Yellowstone.
You don't have to have surgery to change your gender on your N.M. driver's license.
Guy throws big rocks at credit union, breaks 10 windows, say coppers.
Doug Vaughan's luxury items were mostly owned by banks and such. (Investors, "uh … ".)
Video of the feral hogs in the Rio Grande Valley.
Here's an ugly gig: Convince Americans to support the Afghan war. Good luck, Petraeus.
College students: NYT tips on finding cheap textbooks. (Friggin' racket.)
Gulf residents' wary of government and BP promise to stay until the job is done.
Cancer cells really dig fructose and use it to divide and spread. (Think corn syrup.)
Lady Gaga (NSFW) crowdsurfed at Lollapalooza during the Semi-Precious Weapons set. That band was totally at Burt's on a weeknight about a year and a half ago for the Hell on Heels Tour. You should go out on Tuesdays.
State law is pretty specific about what constitutes indecent exposure—the primary genital area, or "mons pubis, penis, testicles, mons veneris, vulva or vagina." What's not on that list? Butts and female nipples.
Glamour ran an image of a nude plus-sized model in September. The mag got big ups from its readership. The natural conclusion? A picture of a whole bunch of naked, curvy women for the November issue. This sneak preview photo was just released. ----->
The dolla dolla billz seem to be voting for more realistic images of women. The streets (and the news editor position at the Alibi) are stocked with full figures. It’s always been curious to me that what we look like and what we want to look like are so disparate. I assumed that the mags kept promoting the stick-with-tits template because that’s what people wanted to see. Or, at least, that’s what people were trained to want to see. Perhaps that’s changing, and the glossies are finally taking notice.
But maybe this Glamour campaign is just a fluke, another temporary publicity stunt. You see these things every so often. Remember what a big deal it was when Dove opted to use some realistic women in its ads in 2005? Everyone patted one another on the back for making progress. Then, poof, nothing.
I don’t think we’ll have passed any significant mile markers until it’s no big deal to spotlight women who aren’t fasting and doing drugs to keep the curves and muscles away.
What do you think about naked curves? Great! I’m an equal nudity enjoyer! 7 (39%) I actually prefer a little meat on the bones. 10 (56%) No way. They’re unhealthy, and we shouldn’t promote them in an obese nation. 1 (6%) I don’t mind that these women are full-figured, but I don’t want to look at it. 0 (0%) Why does everyone have to be naked or nearly naked in magazines anyway? 0 (0%) (Login to vote.)
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All the girls in the locker room at my high school maintained a heightened sense of prudishness. We changed in the ugly bathroom stalls, and avoided one another’s eyes in the mirror when combing our hair, etc. Every woman probably knows a few moves for removing a bra without removing the shirt she’s wearing, or how to change shirts without inappropriate skin meeting air.
Like this woman, I was raised in a household conservative about nudity. Everyone wore pajamas, and you certainly didn’t walk around the house in your underpants. Like her, I, too, was surprised by my first visits to the gym. The locker room housed women going about their business without a care for nakedness. But I got over it. She didn’t. Instead, she’s penned a horrified article for Marie Claire, lambasting fat girls especially for not covering up.
What do you think? Beach towels and modest bathroom-stall changing for all? Or, if you don’t want to see it, don’t look, jerk.