Saturday, May 03, 2008

Two big events rolled into one!

What two big events are those, you might ask?

Well, of course today is Derby Day--the running of the 134th Kentucky Derby. There will be bourbon, and hats. And lots of flowers, which brings me to my next big event.

I have to leave for work in a few minutes, so I won't be able to watch the most exciting two minutes in sports at home. But I do have time to let you know about another event:

World Naked Gardening Day

From the website:

"Why garden naked? First of all, it's fun! Second only to swimming, gardening is at the top of the list of family-friendly activities people are most ready to consider doing nude. Moreover, our culture needs to move toward a healthy sense of both body acceptance and our relation to the natural environment."
I beg to differ. I think that mostly what our culture needs, the vast majority of us anyway, is to move toward keeping your damn clothes on, and trying to preserve what shreds of dignity we have left. I've always thought that nudity is best suited for two human activities: f*cking and combat. But that's just me. I've included a photo from some WNGD promotional material:

I am glad that there's not a world naked driving day.

Enjoy your weekend.

Note: I apologize for posting the racy photo you see above. I meant to post this family-friendly version of the nudist gardeners romping through the weeds:

Please accept my apology.


SkylersDad said...

I used to garden naked all the time - until that dreaded weed-whacker incident!

FranIAm said...

A little historical perspective on naked gardening day. (as for naked driving i leave that topic to the more qualified among us.)

So a newly fig-leafed Adam and Eve are out there gardening one fine fall day (THE fall- get it? Oh STFU Fran.)and Adam reaches for the now ubiquitous leaf blower.

Suddenly - Eve no longer looks like this!!

Thus (another bad pun alert)the genesis of naked gardening.

Just sayin.

Anonymous said...

I just keep thinking about all the places the dirt will get into....

Coaster Punchman said...

Ha! Love your thoughts on dignity. Dawn Wiener should have used that in her school essay. But what is this about naked combat?

Oh, and guess what? Hell has frozen over!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I guess there really is no point in wearing gardening gloves then, is there?

Mathman6293 said...

I would have been out in the garden yesterday but we had a baseball game in the am and then the rain showed up. So this emperor doesn't want to get his new clothes wet.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Apology not accepted your irresponsible lout you.

Jewgirl said...

why are you apologizing?! You hid their down there's and up there's, which you didn't have to do, child. Dish it as you see fit, of course. Your yarns and photos rock. I nevah think of the compound as unfriendly, evah.

Erik Donald France said...

Kentuck Derby Day -- brutal.

Anonymous said...

I knew a nudist, and even he said that nudists are the last people you'd ever want to see naked.

Distributorcap said...

while naked gardening can sure be eye candy, the derby yesterday was sadly not......

jin said...

OH! I soooo wish I would have known this sooner.

I'd have gardened naked
I'd have posted pics.

Too bad... too late now. :-( *sigh*

Bubs said...

Jin, I'll send you a reminder for next year. Definitely.

DC, I know. A tragedy--I had Eight Bells to show, and I liked that filly a lot. Her owner said "she went out with glory." I guess that's something.

Kirby, exactly. In my opinion the vast majority of the world only looks good naked if you're in love with them.

Erik, the celebration or the way the race turned out?

Jewgirl, thanks for the forgiveness. If you notice, on the first picture I put extra censor blocks in a few places around the gardeners, in places I thought there might possibly be another naked person hiding.

Dr MVM, again, I'm sorry.

Mathman, good call. I hate it when the emperor's new clothes shrink in the rain.

Barbara, no, gloves are still good, as are rubber wellington boots.

CP, we do what we can. Thanks for the interview!

The Artist...I know! And think of the stinging nettles and the thorns! And if you're down south, the scorpions and fire ants!

Fran, whoa, you're a good crowd!

Skylersdad...ow. Just...OW.