Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Catholic Panties in a Bunch over Nuns Whose Panties Seem to be In a Bunch
Yes, well, *ahem*. It's an ad for a gym, OK? And some church people aren't amused. I'm assuming that WCVB Boston, however, is deeply grateful to the Catholics for giving them a valid reason to show a hot model's nude derrière on their web site and, presumably, on their newscast. The church gets publicity, the gym gets valuable free advertising... everybody wins!
So anyway, some thin-skinned guy says the ad “portrays a callous contempt for the sensibility of Catholics." Silly man! Hasn't he heard of ritual role inversion? You know, it's like when the boss puts on an apron and passes out hors d'oeuvre at the Christmas party? Everybody chuckles because they recognize that roles have been switched, and so the status quo is charmingly reaffirmed. Get it? It's funny because it's backwards!
So, in other words, OMG, we KNOW that nuns can't draw! That's why it's funny!
*The whole "Not Safe for Work" thing on the internet always makes me laugh. Not that I look at erotica on my work computer, mind you. That would be inappropriate! I did, for a while, however, have a black and white glossy photograph of Georgia O'Keeffe's pudenda face up on a pile of stuff on my desk for several weeks... but that's, you know, work. I also had to have a most unfortunate coworker (Ooooh, sorry Christina, I still feel bad about that!) scan and exhaustively retouch many, many photographs of Georgia O'Keeffe's vagina, something which would get the both of us at least reprimanded at most other workplaces.
Also: Jesus penis! Oh, sure, scholars may prefer to call it ostentatio genitalis, but it'll always be kiddie porn to me.