Tuesday, 4 March 2008

I can seeeee you...

Someone loan me a grand for these real life x-ray specs and I'll spend the rest of my life lounging by the beach. There's some kind of justification talking about the police being able to see hidden weapons and through darkened glass, but seriously, we all know what this is really used for... 95% penetration of modern swimwear. Sweeeeet. (pics NSFW).

And, via W00t, an awesome interpretation of global conflict from WW2 onwards, though the medium of the local delicacy. (Plus one with captions naming the conflicts in question).

10 comments:

immedia reaction said...

Re: the first. Pervert!

TheTelf said...

If looking at people naked without their knowledge or consent is wrong, then I don't want to be right... :P

immedia reaction said...

l337 bastardisation of futurama quotes does not excuse you, even if it does make me laugh.

I mainly object because of the gross sexism. Where is the implication that lusty ladies like myself can similarly leer at fit males without their knowledge or consent??

It is the 21st Century after all...

But yes, I also object because of the hyowj privacy violations...

TheTelf said...

I have no problem with you (or indeed anyone) leering at fit males, and don't believe I implied as much anywhere, either.

Personally I see someone wearing clothes and I immediately think 'What are they trying to hide?'. Society needs to know. ;P

immedia reaction said...

You didn't imply it, but that website did. I didn't notice any pictures of men apparently wearing clingfilm...

And wearing clothes doesn't automatically make someone a terrorist...

TheTelf said...

Well, I imagine they're marketing mainly to men. Whether or not that's a sexist decision, I don't know, but that's the choice they've made.

Wearing clothes may not be a guarantee of terrorism, but it's one of the signs...

immedia reaction said...

I think it is sexist. But then I think most things are sexist ;) it's how you can tell I'm a feminist...

And by that argument does the fact that I'm also a naturist exonerate me from any suspicion of being a terrorist..?

TheTelf said...

So all products and services should market equally to men and women, regardless of context?

Quite apart from the fact that it's advertised on a website, and we all know there are no girls allowed on the internets.

You are only out of suspicion of being a terrorist when you are actually naked (this applies to everyone, not just you). At all other times, who knows?

immedia reaction said...

Obviously not all products and services are directed at men and women, but I don't see why women shouldn't equally be targetted by dubious set-ups selling x-ray specs that massively objectify people's bodies.. oh wait the sodding patriarchy riiight.. ::facepalm::

Secondly, if girls aren't allowed on the internet, why haven't you deleted my blog posts? :P

And At all other times, I know I'm not a terrorist. And that should be good enough for you :P

TheTelf said...

Surely x-ray specs that objectify bodies are going to be used more to objectify beautiful bodies than ugly ones?

I've quoted it before and I'll quote it again: "Face it, a woman without clothing is nude, the model for millenia worth of art, generally with her own charms and grace; a man without clothing is naked, somewhat ridiculous, generally a combination of hairy and scratching. Men’s magazines have half-naked women on the cover; women’s magazines have half-naked women on the cover." - From this article.

What do I look like? The internet police? Oh, don't worry, they'll be onto you soon. You and your lack of a Y chromosome.

That's an idea. We could just ask people if they're terrorists. Unless they're naked, of course, in which case we can ignore them.