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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 03:23 PM
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Warsaw mermaid has chest covered for Miss World

http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=odd...

Warsaw mermaid has chest covered for Miss World
Sun Aug 27, 2006 9:01am ET145

WARSAW (Reuters) - Warsaw's symbol, a half naked mermaid, will have her chest covered on a poster promoting the Miss World competition after the original version was judged too erotic.

"The way the artist drew it first, one of her breasts was covered and one wasn't," said Tadeusz Deszkiewicz, director of Warsaw's promotion bureau. "The combination was very erotic."

..........

The mermaid, central to Warsaw's founding legend, is depicted in two statues in the capital and appears on the city's crest as naked from the waist up.

Reuters 2006. All Rights Reserved.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 03:27 PM
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1. Shades of Ashcroft....
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 03:34 PM
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3. our ideas travel to the world (shame of the body in this case)
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 10:05 PM
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15. Here's what you'll see in Trafalgar Square in London these days. (PHOTO)
Is it a modern Venus de Milo or porn? You decide!



Here's the original article if you'd care to read it.

Square's naked sculpture revealed

A statue of a naked, pregnant woman with no arms has been unveiled on Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth.

The 12ft (3.6m) marble sculpture, "Alison Lapper Pregnant", is already dividing opinion among art critics and disability campaigners.

Artist Marc Quinn said he had sculpted his friend Ms Lapper because disabled people were under-represented in art.

The Disability Rights Commission called it "powerful and arresting", but one critic dismissed it as "rather ugly".

Ms Lapper, from Shoreham, West Sussex, sat for the artist when she was eight months pregnant.

She has called it a "modern tribute to femininity, disability and motherhood".

Alison's statue could represent a new model of female heroism
But she added: "It still daunts me now. I'm going to be up in Trafalgar Square. Little me."

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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 03:28 PM
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2. well I for one will certainly sleep better tonight knowing that...
Edited on Sun Aug-27-06 03:30 PM by mike_c
...folks are on the watch to curb mermaid eroticism!

on edit-- please somebody tell Rick Santorum that this latest news will be a real blow to man-on-fish deviants.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 03:35 PM
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4. Can someone please photoshop a bra on this gal?
(won't someone think of the children)
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 03:38 PM
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5. That's good, 'cause you sure wouldn't want to objectify women in
a beauty pageant, or make anyone think it's about s,e,x... :eyes:
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lindisfarne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 05:42 PM
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12. or breasts ... n/t
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 03:52 PM
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6. Well, she has a sword and a shield...maybe she'd like these PJs
to cover her "sinful" boobies, and whatnot!!!

As discussed in another thread: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

http://www.armorofgodpjs.com /

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A HERETIC I AM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 03:59 PM
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7. Oh for cryin' out loud, the lady is from Florida......
Damn........I fear for this state, i really do.
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dalaigh lllama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 06:46 PM
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14. OMG! Look at the expression on that little boy's face
Looks like mommy just made him drink a big ol' glass of xanax-laced koolaid.

So what happens to these kids if their house catches on fire in the middle of the night and they believe they're wearing special armor that "protects" them? :scared:
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 04:00 PM
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8. Why spend money?
They can borrow Ashkkkroft's blue velvet drapes that are no longer needed to cover JUSTICE.

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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 06:44 PM
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13. Cover Justice? Oh, the Irony
As if there were any justice in the last 6 years...
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 04:58 PM
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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 05:14 PM
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11. prude
Go back to FreeRepublic
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 05:09 PM
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10. I sure am glad they have time for this sort of stupid crap. nt
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