Welcome to a stripped back I Call Bullshit, where we look at spin and scuttlebutt. Today, nudity. I admire other people who have the guts (or don’t, as the case may be) but am not that keen on it for myself. So you can all relax.
And it’s great that South Australia has a nudist beach – Maslin’s – that also happens to be a spectacular spot, and it’s excellent that after a five-year hiatus they’ve brought back the Nude Olympics, a change to jiggle your way to fun and infamy.
But what a crying shame that kids have to keep their clothes on to “deter pedophiles”.
Caption competition! So here’s a man on a motorbike snapped near Bingara, NSW yesterday…
As you can see, the man on the motorbike isn’t wearing much. Where was he going? Why is he wearing nothing? And is that a bum bag around his waist? What kind of self-respecting semi-nude bikie wears a bum bag?
Please help. The world is just too confusing for us these days. Oh, and if anything else is puzzling you, please share that too.
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In Europe, a Ukrainian feminist movement protests against prostitution and for women’s rights by getting their tits out, donning long blonde wigs, putting flowers in their hair and getting in lots of trouble.
While it has ended badly for the individuals, the movement itself has worldwide coverage of its uncovered members and its causes.
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Public nudity is a funny old thing.
On one hand, letting it all hang out is the most natural thing in the world. Yet – like a small child who leaps suddenly from behind a door shouting “boo radley” – the sight of fully fledged human nudity can be arresting if unexpected.
New South Wales upper house candidate and gay activist Stuart Baanstra certainly disturbed the political equilibrium when he disrobed publically during his campaign for today’s state election.
Described variously as “a political nudist”, “a passionate nudist” and “a softly spoken former employee of Australia Post”, Baanstra used to be a member of the Greens and once went to court for refusing to fill out the Census.
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So Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal have stripped off for the cover of Entertainment Weekly. Surprised?
It’s becoming a trend in Hollywood to gain attention through everything but their actual profession -acting.
It doesn’t shock me though that these two got partially naked to promote their new film, Love & Other Drugs. Hathaway, 27, plays liberal artist Maggie Murdock in the movie, opposite Gyllenhaal’s commitment-phobic Viagra salesman Jamie Randall.
Why was the sommelier kicked out of the nudist colony? He was walking around with a semillon.
This genius gag from South Australia - naturally - may well be the best joke of all time. And it’s offered here not as an unusual non-sequitir but a scene-setter for this piece about nudity.
Or rather, the scourge of nudity. And in particular, the way it is still permitted by law in South Australia, in one of the last remaining vestiges of the counter-culture era when drugs such as LSD helped convince ugly, hairy people that they looked good in the buff.
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