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Hardcore teddy banned from bear parade
Reuters ^ | 05/24/05 | Staff

Posted on 05/25/2005 6:25:00 AM PDT by Dashing Dasher

ZURICH (Reuters) - A giant dominatrix teddy bear wearing a leather mask and brandishing hand-cuffs has been banned from sober Zurich's street display of man-sized model bears, the project's artistic director said Tuesday.

While tourists pose for snaps next to a brightly-painted and benign array of models such as the "schoolteacher bear" and the "skier bear," "Baervers" -- a pun on the German for perverse -- has been deemed too steamy for the financial capital's streets.

"This bear is perverse, dominatrix and hardcore. We had to ban it because of the children," Beat Seeberger-Quin, the project's art director, told Reuters.

The offending bear, which sports bright red lipstick, a corset and thigh-length leather boots, stands atop a pedestal bearing the words "first class service."

Some 600 teddies, variously decorated by artists, stud the streets of Zurich and its airport in the "Teddy-Summer" project.

The controversial model had been allocated a place near Zurich's Paradeplatz, home to Switzerland's top banks such as Credit Suisse and UBS, before Seeberger-Quin spotted the final design and decided to ban it.

The dominatrix bear's creators now seek a private home for their sadomasochist teddy. At least "Baervers" will not face the same hazards as his publicly-displayed peers, some of which have been vandalized or even kidnapped.

"Two or three of the bears have been splashed with paint, and one bear -- a nice small bear wearing a little dress -- has been stolen," Seeberger-Quin said.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
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To: teenyelliott
You realize Texas is not that far from Kansas.

ROFLMAO!

True...

but there's MILES and MILES of Texas!

(And I'm confident you'd come across an awful lot of good-lookin' Texas boys that would distract you LONG before you found me)

151 posted on 05/25/2005 9:21:37 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I would rather stand with the few who are right than the many who are wrong!)
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To: BerthaDee

Stop making fun of me. Or no food for you.


152 posted on 05/25/2005 9:23:02 AM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: Dashing Dasher
I can only hope you are a parole officer.

I worked for the Social Security Administration. She was filing for disability for a family member.

153 posted on 05/25/2005 9:24:43 AM PDT by Skooz (Admit Nothing. Deny Everything. Make Counter Accusations.)
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To: Skooz

She sounds lovely.


154 posted on 05/25/2005 9:25:03 AM PDT by Dashing Dasher (Unthinkably good things can happen, even late in the game.)
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To: teenyelliott
If you say so...
155 posted on 05/25/2005 9:25:10 AM PDT by pissant (headache gone!)
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To: BerthaDee; MamaTexan
Kiss 'em for me too (from host of BerthaDee). And do whatever it is you would think Bertha wouuld do to, em, too.

Uh-oh. ROFL

Gotta go. It's nighttime and there are a bunch of hunks knocking on my door.

I believe the Emergency Damage Team has arrived. I shall be indisposed for quite some time... :-D

156 posted on 05/25/2005 9:25:18 AM PDT by Allegra (The Green Zone....It's a Blast.)
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To: pissant

Why is your headache gone?


157 posted on 05/25/2005 9:27:47 AM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: Dashing Dasher; MamaTexan
You two are torturing my poor baby sister.

Keep up the good work!

158 posted on 05/25/2005 9:28:04 AM PDT by Finger Monkey (H.R. 25, Fair Tax Act - A consumption tax which replaces the income tax, SS tax, death tax, etc.)
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To: BerthaDee

Torture is our business!


159 posted on 05/25/2005 9:28:30 AM PDT by Dashing Dasher (Unthinkably good things can happen, even late in the game.)
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To: teenyelliott
Please don't take my food away! I'll be good, I promise.

If you don't feed me who will?

160 posted on 05/25/2005 9:29:43 AM PDT by Finger Monkey (H.R. 25, Fair Tax Act - A consumption tax which replaces the income tax, SS tax, death tax, etc.)
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To: Allegra
I believe the Emergency Damage Team has arrived. I shall be indisposed for quite some time... :-D

LOL! Good night, take care!

(And please DON'T do whatever Bertha would do!!!! I might NEVER get them back on the plane )

161 posted on 05/25/2005 9:30:26 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I would rather stand with the few who are right than the many who are wrong!)
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To: BerthaDee
If you don't feed me who will?

You might want to remember that in the future, little one.

Although, your future might be closer than you think . . .

We'll see in a couple of weeks.

162 posted on 05/25/2005 9:31:39 AM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: BerthaDee
ROFLMAO!

Happy to oblige!

163 posted on 05/25/2005 9:31:44 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I would rather stand with the few who are right than the many who are wrong!)
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To: Dashing Dasher

She really wasn't. Not at all. But her shirt was intriguing, given my inclinations.


164 posted on 05/25/2005 9:33:51 AM PDT by Skooz (Admit Nothing. Deny Everything. Make Counter Accusations.)
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To: teenyelliott
DON'T call me little one.

My future begins next Thursday.

Maybe.

Don't be counting any chickens.

165 posted on 05/25/2005 9:41:43 AM PDT by Finger Monkey (H.R. 25, Fair Tax Act - A consumption tax which replaces the income tax, SS tax, death tax, etc.)
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To: Enterprise

Whoopi goldberg mouth? Sounds like a disease!


166 posted on 05/25/2005 9:43:06 AM PDT by pissant (headache gone!)
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To: teenyelliott

Ooops. I hope no one is spying.


167 posted on 05/25/2005 9:43:29 AM PDT by Finger Monkey (H.R. 25, Fair Tax Act - A consumption tax which replaces the income tax, SS tax, death tax, etc.)
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To: BerthaDee
Surely not. You only made that statement on a website that hundreds of thousands of people see!

But it only takes one to look at your post history.

168 posted on 05/25/2005 9:47:15 AM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: BerthaDee

I can't count chickens. They move too quickly.


169 posted on 05/25/2005 9:47:55 AM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: BerthaDee; Dashing Dasher; teenyelliott; pissant

"Ooooo, don't let thag see that, he doesn't like to be called a hairball. He gets very angry and starts, well, he starts ripping my clothes off.
titter"

Thag will rip your clothes off any time...especially when you say things like "titter"..........


170 posted on 05/25/2005 9:51:21 AM PDT by thag (Cuffs and leather and a whip that stings-These are a few of my favorite things.........)
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To: teenyelliott
Stop looking at my post history. It is private.

No one is looking, are they?

I thought all of these people were just invisible friends.

They aren't real people are they?

I thought they were just in my head.

Thag, pissant, are you real?

171 posted on 05/25/2005 9:52:47 AM PDT by Finger Monkey (H.R. 25, Fair Tax Act - A consumption tax which replaces the income tax, SS tax, death tax, etc.)
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To: thag

titter.


172 posted on 05/25/2005 9:53:16 AM PDT by Finger Monkey (H.R. 25, Fair Tax Act - A consumption tax which replaces the income tax, SS tax, death tax, etc.)
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To: teenyelliott; BerthaDee; Dashing Dasher; pissant

"I can't count chickens. They move too quickly."

Ever choke one?????


173 posted on 05/25/2005 9:54:13 AM PDT by thag (Cuffs and leather and a whip that stings-These are a few of my favorite things.........)
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To: thag
Why would anyone choke a chicken, that would be mean.

If you had a chicken, would you like someone to choke it?

Dang, thag, sometimes you can be so cruel.

174 posted on 05/25/2005 9:55:39 AM PDT by Finger Monkey (H.R. 25, Fair Tax Act - A consumption tax which replaces the income tax, SS tax, death tax, etc.)
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To: BerthaDee; teenyelliott; Dashing Dasher

Sorry, that was just an out-of-hand comment......

Thag go back sleep now.........snort.......


175 posted on 05/25/2005 9:57:25 AM PDT by thag (Cuffs and leather and a whip that stings-These are a few of my favorite things.........)
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To: thag
Of course not. I'm a PETA recruit.
176 posted on 05/25/2005 9:57:43 AM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: BerthaDee; thag

nuttin but figments!


177 posted on 05/25/2005 9:58:15 AM PDT by pissant (headache gone!)
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To: thag

Think about the box . . .


178 posted on 05/25/2005 9:58:39 AM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: thag

179 posted on 05/25/2005 9:59:21 AM PDT by Dashing Dasher (Unthinkably good things can happen, even late in the game.)
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To: Dashing Dasher

OK. I read the page you linked. Very nice.

Now, I just need to buy the millions of reams of paper required to supply every woman on Earth with a hard copy.


180 posted on 05/25/2005 10:08:57 AM PDT by Skooz (Admit Nothing. Deny Everything. Make Counter Accusations.)
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To: pissant

Thass whatithought. Dang, teeny scared me.


181 posted on 05/25/2005 10:09:05 AM PDT by Finger Monkey (H.R. 25, Fair Tax Act - A consumption tax which replaces the income tax, SS tax, death tax, etc.)
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To: Skooz

A HARD copy!

LOL----SNORK!!!


182 posted on 05/25/2005 10:11:37 AM PDT by Dashing Dasher (Unthinkably good things can happen, even late in the game.)
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To: Dashing Dasher

Maybe it was subliminal, but I didn't even catch that one until you pointed it out.............. ;0)


183 posted on 05/25/2005 10:15:29 AM PDT by Skooz (Admit Nothing. Deny Everything. Make Counter Accusations.)
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To: MamaTexan
So sorry.

That is one hairy man.

184 posted on 05/25/2005 10:16:36 AM PDT by Finger Monkey (H.R. 25, Fair Tax Act - A consumption tax which replaces the income tax, SS tax, death tax, etc.)
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To: Dashing Dasher

That's a handful!


185 posted on 05/25/2005 10:20:20 AM PDT by thag (Cuffs and leather and a whip that stings-These are a few of my favorite things.........)
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To: thag

Might require two.


186 posted on 05/25/2005 10:21:39 AM PDT by Skooz (Admit Nothing. Deny Everything. Make Counter Accusations.)
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To: Skooz; thag

Don't forget the wetnaps.


187 posted on 05/25/2005 10:25:52 AM PDT by Dashing Dasher (Unthinkably good things can happen, even late in the game.)
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To: Skooz

PS... I have a shirt that says your tagline.


188 posted on 05/25/2005 10:26:19 AM PDT by Dashing Dasher (Unthinkably good things can happen, even late in the game.)
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To: Dashing Dasher

This one?

189 posted on 05/25/2005 10:27:47 AM PDT by Skooz (Admit Nothing. Deny Everything. Make Counter Accusations.)
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To: Skooz

No, but close.

I believe mine was a special forces t-shirt.

I'll look...


190 posted on 05/25/2005 10:35:32 AM PDT by Dashing Dasher (Unthinkably good things can happen, even late in the game.)
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To: Dashing Dasher

"Hardcore teddy banned from bear parade"

I stopped reading when I discovered this
wasn't about Kennedy.


191 posted on 05/25/2005 10:37:25 AM PDT by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: righttackle44

Just be happy it wasn't:

"HARDCORE TEDDY (KENNEDY) NOT BANNED FROM BARE PARADE"


192 posted on 05/25/2005 10:41:12 AM PDT by Dashing Dasher (Unthinkably good things can happen, even late in the game.)
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To: Dashing Dasher

"HARDCORE TEDDY (KENNEDY) NOT BANNED FROM BARE PARADE"

Perhaps nothing in the 21st century as frightening as this has been written.


193 posted on 05/25/2005 10:47:59 AM PDT by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: righttackle44

Thank you - I'm considering a career change. I want to be a horror novelist. (or is that a novel horrorist)


194 posted on 05/25/2005 10:49:25 AM PDT by Dashing Dasher (Unthinkably good things can happen, even late in the game.)
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To: capecodderathome; cjshapi

Ping


195 posted on 05/25/2005 11:55:47 AM PDT by Dashing Dasher (Unthinkably good things can happen, even late in the game.)
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To: Dashing Dasher

No no no.

Your current career is at the top of the food chain.

:0)


196 posted on 05/25/2005 11:59:17 AM PDT by Skooz (Admit Nothing. Deny Everything. Make Counter Accusations.)
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To: pissant; Dashing Dasher
... stud the streets of Zurich and its airport...

,,, what aren't we quite being told here?

197 posted on 05/25/2005 1:30:09 PM PDT by shaggy eel
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To: ErnBatavia; concordKIWI
The dominatrix bear's creators now seek a private home for their sadomasochist teddy.

,,, Swiss Tony told me you guys have plenty of storage space and have a penchant for art that's less mainstream.

198 posted on 05/25/2005 1:35:02 PM PDT by shaggy eel
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To: shaggy eel

Art?


199 posted on 05/25/2005 1:42:37 PM PDT by concordKIWI
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To: concordKIWI

,,, arte. There, I know four letter words are easier for you.


200 posted on 05/25/2005 1:45:16 PM PDT by shaggy eel
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