The Sunday Newds 4/20/08

  • In a somewhat rambling, and somewhat illogical essay, a writer concludes that the $91,000 paid for the nude Carla Bruni photograph makes her naked, not nude. I disagree. The photo is art, therefore the model is nude. It's the mind of the beholder that makes her naked. []
  • Charges have been dropped against Gordon Lee, the man who was charged with Distribution of Material Harmful to minors after he gave a comic book with a cartoon image of a nude Pablo Picasso to a minor. []
  • A writer doesn't have a clue as to why anybody would want to do gardening in the nude. []
  • Obscenity charges have been dropped against an Italian man whose buttocks were exposed when his pants tore, and he was wearing no underwear.
    Outraged, a couple of women shoppers nearby screamed in horror. Police soon rushed to the scene and arrested the man on suspicion of committing an obscene act in a public place.

    Defending himself in a court in Gallarate, a medieval town of 50,000 in Lombardy, northern Italy, he said that due to an obesity problem, he could not find underwear in his size, ANSA reported. [afp]
  • Nude photos of Alex McCord have surfaced on the Internet. The star of Bravo's The Real Housewives of New York City is unfazed.
    "I’m not sure exactly how that happened," she said. "It’s a non-issue. I’m one of a billion people out there who has nude photos of themselves. So what." []
  • Malta is still enforcing its 1933 law against "naked or indecent swim suits". []
  • Ohio school officials made students lift up their shirts and drop their pants in order to search for cigarettes. []
  • The art of peaceful protest is still alive and well, with nudity a part of the equation. []
  • 23 year-old Jackie Brown plans on skinny-dipping in all 138 of Scotland's lochs to raise money for breast cancer charities. []