Friday, February 15, 2008

Carry On down the underground ....

Here's a piece of hypocrisy for you, if ever there was one. In the country of omnipresent tits and bums, where high street stores sell push-up bras for toddlers (as well as ambiguously named children's beds), a piece of serious continental European art like that on the left is deemed too risqué to be displayed on the Tube.

Please accept my apologies for being common tonight, but this is really painful to read.

Especially since Lucas Cranach the Elder, the painter, was a fellow Franconian. Separated by a few centuries, but still ....

And it is a truly beautiful painting. And not too sexy to be displayed here.

6 comments:

Turtle said...

Not sure what I find more troubling. The Tube's blatent ignorance or the fact that The Wife apparently reads the Daily Mail...

The Wife said...

I read the Daily Mail on a regular basis -- don't you? You really should: it will expand you horizons!
And then, of course, I go by the old adage: "Know thy enemy."

I also read the Torygraph. And the Express (though they tend to be disappointing on the celeb side of things).

And anyway, with the Guardian going down the drain in a big way it doesn't really matter which of the tabloidy British rags you read.

Jura Watchmaker said...

I clicked on the "tits" link in your post, and was assaulted by pictures of a certain "Jade Goody". Who the fuck is this woman, and why is she of such interest to readers of the Daily Wail?

The Venus painting is indeed beautiful.

J. Carter Wood said...

Yeah... Well, apart from giving us the laugh of the year so far (no, really, you had to be there) your question led us to seeking out more information about this particular (and strangely ubiquitous in the tabloid world) F-class celeb.

No, you're right: after clicking on a link like 'tits', one would expect something more...aesthetic, we agree.

But..there's a Wikipedia site. And it's full of information.

J.G. has a 'fragrance' that was apparently at one time 'number 3' behind Kylie's and Posh's.

And her main claim to fame is being kicked off of Big Brother for...racism.

But yeah. Quite a fine figure of a woman...

Jura Watchmaker said...

J.G. has a 'fragrance'...

What's it called – "Slag"?

J. Carter Wood said...

Close: Shh...

Shh...lag?

Hmm, a secret message, wethinks.