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Nudity does us all good
The Telegraph ^ | July 11, 2009 | Jemima Lewis

Posted on 07/14/2009 11:49:24 PM PDT by myknowledge

"Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed," said William Blake. But the moral guardians of daytime TV take a different view. The Channel 4 programme Life Class caused conniptions last week by showing a woman sitting very still with no clothes on.

The point of the programme is to replicate a real life class, with the viewers at home encouraged to pick up a pencil. The camera stays fixed on the model from one angle, only occasionally cutting away to take a peek at what the "tutor" – one of a series of distinguished artists – has drawn.

It is filmed in a determinedly untitillating way, more Open University than Nuts magazine, and in fact the first three episodes went out last week without any kerfuffle. It was only on Thursday – when Kirsten Varley, a fashion model of uncommon loveliness, dropped her silky dressing gown and stepped on to the dais – that the forces of puritanism pricked up their ears.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: moralabsolutes; nudity; tv; uk
Why parade nakedness on daytime telly when you can look at your husband or wife naked? (if you're married, of course)
1 posted on 07/14/2009 11:49:24 PM PDT by myknowledge
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To: myknowledge

because they have no problems over there with the economy or Muslims or the EU...


2 posted on 07/14/2009 11:51:52 PM PDT by GeronL (UnitedCitizen.Blogspot.Com --------- United Citizens Nation! ------------- Join Today!)
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To: myknowledge

Why look at your naked spouse when you can see naked people on the telly? ;^]


3 posted on 07/14/2009 11:52:29 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: myknowledge
Dear Mods,

Please ignore the existence of this thread regardless of the level of photographic depravity which hopefully will be visited upon it.

Sincerely,

A. Webb

4 posted on 07/14/2009 11:54:34 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: myknowledge

Nudity does us all good...especially in the bathtub. Toilet paper does us good also...want to watch?


5 posted on 07/14/2009 11:54:55 PM PDT by gr8eman (Everybody is a rocket scientist...until launch day!)
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To: myknowledge

That’s all fine and dandy, but why does it always seem that the ones getting nekkid are the same ones who really ought to have their clothes permanently attached? You know which ones I’m talking about, right? The ones who make Helen Thomas look like a hottie? Why are they always the first ones to strip off?


6 posted on 07/14/2009 11:55:33 PM PDT by Redcloak ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: gr8eman

LOL


7 posted on 07/14/2009 11:59:34 PM PDT by americanophile (Sarcasm: satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language.)
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To: myknowledge
"Nudity does us all good"

...no, it doesn't.

8 posted on 07/15/2009 12:03:10 AM PDT by americanophile (Sarcasm: satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language.)
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To: myknowledge
Going naked in front of your offspring is one of the duties of parenthood. Studies show – and common sense suggests – that children from households where nudity is commonplace grow up to feel more comfortable in their own skin

I call bravo sierra on these "studies." Walk over to the nearest high school and ask the kids how many of them would be grossed out by having their parents parade around the house in front of them naked. I would bet 90%+.

9 posted on 07/15/2009 12:17:47 AM PDT by SirJohnBarleycorn
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10 posted on 07/15/2009 12:41:25 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (BG x 2 (and a heartbeat was heard today....))
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To: Brad's Gramma

Now, did you see anything or was she just nude. Because there is a difference between being nude and naked. Like when Scarlett Johansen was in Vanity Fair. She was nude, but she didn’t show the good parts...I mean, there’s $7.50 I will never get back...


11 posted on 07/15/2009 1:04:07 AM PDT by gman992
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To: gman992

I saw nothing.

I’m merely spamming threads, looking for donations to FR!

:)


12 posted on 07/15/2009 1:05:07 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (BG x 2 (and a heartbeat was heard today....))
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To: americanophile; myknowledge
Unbelievable!!!! Who would have thunk it?!!!!!

12 posts to a thread about nudity.., and not ONE pic of Helen Thomas

13 posted on 07/15/2009 1:49:49 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: Redcloak
good point...when I lived in LDBTS,Fl those Canadian heifers forgot cloths are for covering stuff up
14 posted on 07/15/2009 2:46:54 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: ken5050

15 posted on 07/15/2009 3:42:54 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: myknowledge

Many years ago, in the 70s, I was on a business trip to San Francisco. One of the attractions getting all the ‘buzz’ at the time was a bar that featured a ‘nude cocktail hour.”

In the interest of man’s right to knowledge and the free use thereof, I decided to visit.

The only difference from any of dozens of other nice trendy bars was an attractive nude model posing for an artist in a prominent corner. Every now and then the artist would decide to change the pose and would wrap the model in a covering before she would move into the next position.

Aside from the artist, the only other attempts at art by inspired patrons were the usual raunchy grafitti in the men’s room. Perhaps they did better work inthe privacy of their own bathrooms.

I got a phone number from the model. It was Dial-a-Prayer.


16 posted on 07/15/2009 7:13:08 AM PDT by wildbill
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To: wildbill
I got a phone number from the model. It was Dial-a-Prayer.

Was she trying to tell you that you didn't have one?

17 posted on 07/15/2009 7:17:49 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Not-A-Ping

B^)


18 posted on 07/15/2009 7:18:06 AM PDT by The SISU kid (I feel really homesick all the time & so do all the other aliens.....)
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To: myknowledge
I have no problem with going nude.
Other people, on the other hand, may have a problem with me going nude.
19 posted on 07/15/2009 7:20:37 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: myknowledge

Read my lips. No. Bad. Naked.


20 posted on 07/15/2009 7:24:27 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: gman992

LOL. Which parts of SJ are NOT the good parts?


21 posted on 07/15/2009 7:26:27 AM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport and school records.)
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To: The SISU kid; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...


22 posted on 07/15/2009 11:26:18 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: myknowledge; Slings and Arrows

This is an absolute horror!

Letting people look for free, at a nude art pose, when they could be paying a hard working panderer for real porn!

What is the world coming to?!?


23 posted on 07/15/2009 11:57:58 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The mob got President Barabbas; America got shafted)
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To: ApplegateRanch

You PAY for porn?


24 posted on 07/16/2009 12:10:43 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
NO!
Shhhhh! I SELL it!
25 posted on 07/16/2009 12:51:59 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The mob got President Barabbas; America got shafted)
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To: myknowledge

26 posted on 07/16/2009 8:04:04 AM PDT by BJClinton (One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: myknowledge
The Channel 4 programme Life Class caused conniptions last week by showing a woman sitting very still with no clothes on. The point of the programme is to replicate a real life class, with the viewers at home encouraged to pick up a pencil.

I suspect they are more likely to pick up a phallus.

27 posted on 07/16/2009 9:49:16 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: myknowledge
the forces of puritanism pricked up their ears.

England has Puritans? I thought they fled Europe for America hundreds of years ago.

28 posted on 07/16/2009 9:50:22 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: americanophile

JERRY: (seeing Elaine enter Monk’s) Oh, great. Elaine. What is wrong with my body?

ELAINE: Chicken wing shoulder blades.

JERRY: That’s it?

ELAINE: No, but that’s one problem. Why?

JERRY: Well, I was walking around naked in front of Melissa the other day—

ELAINE: Whoa! Walking around naked? Ahh... that is not a good look for a man.

GEORGE: Why not? It’s a good look for a woman.

ELAINE: Well, the female body is a... work of art. The male body is utilitarian, it’s for gettin’ around, like a jeep.

JERRY: So you don’t think it’s attractive?

ELAINE: It’s hideous. The hair, the... the lumpiness. It’s simian.

GEORGE: Well, some women like it.

ELAINE: Hmm. Sickies.

< /seinfeld >


29 posted on 07/16/2009 9:52:23 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: gr8eman
Nudity does us all good...

Maybe, but it's going to make CCW a whole new experience.

30 posted on 07/16/2009 9:56:54 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Will there ever be a life scenario in which one can’t quote Seinfeld?


31 posted on 07/16/2009 11:14:28 AM PDT by americanophile (Sarcasm: satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language.)
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To: americanophile

TOTUS taking a fall?


32 posted on 07/16/2009 11:18:47 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: tacticalogic

Lol.


33 posted on 07/16/2009 12:43:52 PM PDT by TXBlair (www.ragingelephants.org)
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