Nude not rude
December 8, 2009 4:47 AM   Subscribe

British comedian Rufus Hound's eloquent, funny, brave and slightly touching defense of naturism on British TV. (Starts at 2:00. Slightly NSFW.)
posted by Geezum Crowe (32 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
While I feel that the world would definitely be a better place if everyone were allowed to be as naked as they wanna be, I feel I should also point out that the world would be a better place if Frankie Boyle also followed through on his desire to dress like a Viking at all times.
posted by Greg Nog at 5:04 AM on December 8, 2009


I saw this on the night and thought he was absolutely brilliant. I was expecting a typical hurf-durf naked people routine but I found him to be really sincere while still staying funny. His point about not sexualising the naked body was spot-on, I thought!
posted by ukdanae at 5:18 AM on December 8, 2009


What a way to start my day. BOTW!!!
posted by winks007 at 5:19 AM on December 8, 2009


Someone from the UK arguing for nudity? Must be wunna them wossnames. Walruses.
posted by DU at 5:20 AM on December 8, 2009


I can't tell if he was actually naked or if that was some sort of tiny g-string but I'm disappointed they cut to "unobjectionable" shots while discussing his junk in detail. it felt like I was the only one in the room who had not seen it.

which has happened before
posted by krautland at 5:20 AM on December 8, 2009


"It doesn't have to be sexual, it can just be German."
posted by jeffburdges at 5:53 AM on December 8, 2009


You know some of us are still in trauma from accidentally switching on Naked Jungle back in the day...
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 6:25 AM on December 8, 2009


accidentally switching on Naked Jungle back in the day

Did you also see the Sex Pistols gig at Manchester Free Trade Hall?
posted by cillit bang at 6:36 AM on December 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


so...did blue win?
posted by device55 at 7:14 AM on December 8, 2009


His point about not sexualising the naked body was spot-on,

I was at Borders yesterday. I saw "naturism" magazines for the first time ever there.

They all had good-looking young women on the cover.

Not sexualizing the naked body? Uh, I'm sexualized by clothed bodies. How am I suddenly not supposed to be sexualized by naked ones? This one always seemed like a canard to me.

There's nothing wrong with being crazy pan-sexual nudists, I don't know why they don't just drop the pretense.
posted by Ironmouth at 7:30 AM on December 8, 2009


Not sexualizing the naked body?

Well. Not the ugly ones.
posted by device55 at 7:32 AM on December 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm waiting for it to load down our slow pipe at work but anything with "v Frankie Boyle" in the title is unlikely to end well.

Frankly I'm expecting the naturist to be crushed like a grape...
posted by dmt at 7:38 AM on December 8, 2009


On a serious note, everything with a sex is sexualized. There is no escaping it. We even sexualize inanimate objects (is your car a he or a she?)

I think the right distinction to make is that naturism isn't intentionally titillating or erotic.

(I recall many events from art school where artists, professors, historians, curators, etc would insist that these naked pictures weren't 'sexualized' in any way. I was always like "How? will they only be viewed by aliens?)
posted by device55 at 7:38 AM on December 8, 2009


- of course the magazines have attractive women on the cover, because the goal of every magazine is to increase subscribers and readers in order to sell more advertising (for more per advertisement)
posted by device55 at 7:40 AM on December 8, 2009


so...did blue win?

Saw it on tv and yes they won. Broadcast TV sure is different here than back in the states!
posted by ElmerFishpaw at 8:03 AM on December 8, 2009


Did you also see the Sex Pistols gig at Manchester Free Trade Hall?

What?
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 8:04 AM on December 8, 2009


Under our clothing we're all naked.
posted by pianomover at 8:11 AM on December 8, 2009


Under our clothing we're all naked.

Speak for yourself, pervert.
posted by device55 at 8:16 AM on December 8, 2009


For the next episode: "Manscaping, is it weird?"
posted by Nelson at 8:45 AM on December 8, 2009


I hate Frankie Boyle. There, I've said it. Everyone seems to think he's really "edgy" and "dangerous" but I can't stand him. He's not funny. Frankie Boyle, please go away.
posted by alby at 10:03 AM on December 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


Under our clothing we're all naked.

Speak for yourself, pervert.

You have evidence, to the contrary?
posted by pianomover at 10:15 AM on December 8, 2009


Under my clothing I wear underwear. But it's okay, I'm naked under that.
posted by nebulawindphone at 10:17 AM on December 8, 2009


What the hell was with those "subscribe" speech bubbles at the beginning of the clip? Any way to turn those off?
posted by ODiV at 11:16 AM on December 8, 2009


Under my clothing I wear underwear.

What was that Tom Petty song?
Was it "Freeballin"?
posted by pianomover at 11:37 AM on December 8, 2009


What the hell was with those "subscribe" speech bubbles at the beginning of the clip? Any way to turn those off?

Yes, lower-right corner, "Turn off Annotations".
posted by Bangaioh at 11:51 AM on December 8, 2009


I hate Frankie Boyle. There, I've said it. Everyone seems to think he's really "edgy" and "dangerous" but I can't stand him. He's not funny. Frankie Boyle, please go away.

I'm with you on that. I have yet to even chuckle at anything he's said. (Feel free to prove me wrong with clips!)
posted by Partario at 12:46 PM on December 8, 2009


What?

I file "seeing Naked Jungle when it was first broadcast" in the same box as having been at this, though I'm probably not justified in this assumption.
posted by cillit bang at 12:49 PM on December 8, 2009


What?

I file "seeing Naked Jungle when it was first broadcast" in the same box as having been at this, though I'm probably not justified in this assumption.


Obviously the 1000 yard stare and cracking voice doesn't come over too well on MeFi... but you'll see it in every true veteran of that horror.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:30 AM on December 9, 2009


Alby, Frankie is actually going away, it'll just take time. He's stated that he's winding down his TV appearences now and that his current tour is going to be his last as he wants to move on to different projects. He's left Mock the Week officially, and seems to be doing a last round of guest appearences to push his tour and book before fading out completely. I swear he made an official announcement saying as much, but I can't access his website at the moment to check...
posted by Inner Universe at 9:54 AM on December 9, 2009


Hmph. If people were meant to run around naked, they'd be born that way.
posted by eritain at 5:02 PM on December 11, 2009 [1 favorite]


So true. Clearly we're meant to sort of flop around naked while screaming our lungs out.
posted by nebulawindphone at 10:59 PM on December 11, 2009


Clearly we're meant to sort of flop around naked while screaming our lungs out.

On it.
posted by Greg Nog at 10:04 AM on December 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


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