The visual erotics of mini-marriages
November 2, 2007 8:21 PM   Subscribe

The Visual Erotics of Mini-Marriages. The appeal of tiny nuptials between children, stuffed kittens, and other small, cute things. [via]
posted by Slithy_Tove (15 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
that's one way to have a small wedding.
posted by necessitas at 8:42 PM on November 2, 2007


Disappointing lack of visuals.
posted by delmoi at 8:46 PM on November 2, 2007


Some visuals of the stuffed kitten wedding (urk), from Potter's Museum mentioned in the article.
posted by pywacket at 8:54 PM on November 2, 2007 [2 favorites]


Funny enough, I was 'married' at age 5, to the girl next door. Then we rode in a parade. Totally silly. But the girl next door grew up to be beautiful, and I grew up to be gay. Go figure. Funny though, she remains my archetype of beautiful woman. (my taste isn't exactly mainstream. My #1 actress is Loretta Swit, in her Mash years)
posted by Goofyy at 8:55 PM on November 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


Please add more tags.
posted by ORthey at 9:05 PM on November 2, 2007


A wee bonnie nuptial, say, kitten to pup,
Avoids the unseemly (there being no shtup).
In the case of our Goofyy —
Who turned out to be poof-y —
Bride and groom should have signed a pre-pre-nup.
posted by rob511 at 9:27 PM on November 2, 2007 [3 favorites]


Metafilter: PET SEX AND GLAUCOMA
posted by SassHat at 10:35 PM on November 2, 2007


Too much words.
posted by zouhair at 3:02 AM on November 3, 2007


the girl next door grew up to be beautiful, and I grew up to be gay.

an odd and telling juxtaposition of descriptives, i'd say.
posted by quonsar at 6:53 AM on November 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


Great article. Thanks.
posted by liet at 9:55 AM on November 3, 2007


What's supposed to be wrong with Hot Lips Houlihan?
posted by JHarris at 10:54 AM on November 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


When I was 5 I got married to the boy next door. Then he tied me to a tree and I left him.

I'll leave it an exercise to the reader to imagine how I've turned out as an adult.
posted by rhiannon at 7:41 PM on November 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


JHarris: Absolutely nothing is wrong with Hot Lips. Except in today's world, she'd be declared 'fat', for reasons which escape me entirely. (Seems whoever gets to dictate what is or isn't 'fat' prefers bones to cushiony curves).
posted by Goofyy at 3:35 AM on November 4, 2007


Quonsar, you are so right! I didn't even see it! The woman is defined by how she appears to others, the man by his own sexual identity and desires. What a beautiful world...
posted by Salamandrous at 7:09 AM on November 4, 2007


I love this sort of stuff. I wish that museum in Sussex still existed. The page dedicated to it is priceless, especially the descriptions of how Potter got the animals.

Both animals came to an untimely death through mischief. A pail of cold water was thrown over the monkey when he raided a fruit shop in Shoreham. The shock proved fatal.

The goat lived in Wiston Park but frequently escaped and was aggressive towards visitors. It was thought fit to put an end to his tricks.

posted by Summer at 9:43 AM on November 4, 2007


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