Not good enuf

After a break of a couple of weeks, it’s time for the naughty bits to make a come-back. Pun! Geddit! Oops. Bad. Bad pun. Must not have fun about naughty bits in the not-good-enough segment.

So, why are we here? To recap: The prudes in the local council – The City of Tea Tree Gully, banned a couple of nudes from the 2008 council art exhibition. Can’t have Tits in Tea Tree Gully. Wonder about the little birdies. They’re called tits, aren’t they? Must be called something else hereabouts. Can’t use names that might incite the natives to naughtiness and depravity, can we?

So each Wednesday, we’ve had a photo of (shudder) Naughty Bits from somewhere in Europe, and today I’ve got back into the swing. Plenty more pics to come yet!

So, todays nasty, depraved, naughty picture comes from the seat of European deravity: Paris. Worse, worse!!! From a place visited by millions!!!

Horrors  - the Arc De Triomphe, slap bang in the middle of Paris – a grand monument, right at the end of the Champs-Élysées, contains pornography! On public display!! Oh shock. Cover your eyes!  How could they do this:

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Dangly bits. Good enough for Paris. Not good enough for Tea Tree Gully.

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In the 1930’s the Nazis led by that failed artist Adolph Hitler, started to move against the modernism that they did not like. They called it ‘Entartete’ [or degenerate] art. This applied to music as well as paintings. They cleaned out all the museums and galleries that they controlled and auctioned off much of it and in a major intellectual crime, burnt the rest. You can read about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Degenerate_art
Hitler encouraged artists to paint good wholesome German families doing good wholesome things such as farming and working and he personally selected the works to go into the wholesome art show. They also hung a selection of the degenerate stuff and put on a show of degenerate music [Jazz, Bartok etc]. To their surprise and indeed horror, the queues to see the degenerate stuff far exceeded the wholesome stuff until eventually somebody woke up to the fact that Van Gogh and Dix and Nolde were more interesting than the Hitler approved stuff. The exhibitions were promptly closed down.
In 1948, Zhadnov who was Stalin’s cultural commissar started a similar move against artists and composers in Russia and those they didn’t like were condemned as ‘formalists’. They lost their living, their reputation but interestingly, among the condemned composers were Shostakovich and Prokofiev; two of the most original and productive composers of the 20th century whereas Kabalevsky was ‘approved’ as he was ’safe’; he rocked no boats.
Now all of this just goes to prove that those in power should never try to control the artistic output of the creative people. You may not like what they do and much of it may turn out be crap in the long run but having elected people say what we should or should not watch, see or listen to is a recipe for mediocrity.
It just goes to show how mediocre are the minds of those who set up and try to control these things.

Comment by Dad | May 14th, 2009 12:15 am | Permalink

The poor little bugger’s asking his supervisor, “How come I get a helmet to protect my head but nothing to protect my more important bits?”

Comment by Kath Lockett | May 14th, 2009 12:29 am | Permalink

Poor thing looks very cold, no wonder he’s suffering shrinkage!

Comment by Baino | May 14th, 2009 6:50 am | Permalink

Poor bugger, looks freezing, no wonder he’s got shrinkage!
Worked out the spam thing . . two dots in my URL

Comment by Baino | May 14th, 2009 6:51 am | Permalink

Must have been a cold day, he’s got his boots on.

Comment by river | May 14th, 2009 6:34 pm | Permalink

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