Wednesday, July 13, 2011
We Are SO Not Going There!
It has been a rather hot summer in Hoosierland, as elsewhere, so far this year. This week has been plenty sweltering, especially since the air conditioning at my Library bought the farm. We have all been trying to keep cool however we can.
But I'm drawing the line in the sand right now. Don't even think about it.
Tomorrow (July 14) is National Nude Day. Of course, we felines, slobberdogs, and every other of nature's critters wear our birthday suits daily, but most of us have hair, fur, plumage, or scales to cover up the naughty bits. The way we four-footed creatures gadabout is perfectly normal and acceptable. For humans, however, nakedness is quite repugnant to most of us more refined animals. I'm no prude, and I'm not saying there's anything intrinsically wrong with nudity, but, for crying out loud! Do we have to be exposed to everything? Show some consideration, if you please. Have you seen yourselves in a mirror lately sans apparel? You know who you are.
(Okay, grammar police. I know gadabout is a noun, and I used it as a verb. Isn't it common parlance now to abusively convert nouns into verbs?)
We try to be a family-friendly blog, so we can't show any photographs celebrating National Nude Day. Or can we? This could get a little dicey.
A Warning Worth Heeding, If You're Easily Offended
by the All-Natural Look
If people want to celebrate their freedom of expression by vacating their clothing tomorrow, we can only hope that they will choose appropriate times and places. My Library, by the way, is not one of them. I have an extra lunch to keep down.
Have fun, nudists, but remember: 50+ SPF sunscreen will wash off, even through heavy perspiration. Plus some of that nasty UV radiation sneaks around the blocking part of the lotion, particularly if you haven't spread it liberally on every square inch of skin. Not that I've had any personal experience here, but I know some people who have. Believe me, you don't want to know.
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P.S. I probably will never have another opportunity to musically close my blog with a song about nudity. So enjoy "Lady Godiva" (single release, 1966), by folk-rockers Peter and Gordon, lip-synched live on the Milton Berle Show (1967). Milton Berle had a TV series in the mid-1960s? What channel was that on? Must have been a summer replacement. (No, it wasn't; the series ran during the regular 1966-67 season on ABC.)