12 April 2009

Unbelievable. Really.

When I was rooting around for images of Michelangelo's David earlier, I came across this.


It's a copy of the David, only it's covered up to protect the half wits who would find the original offensive. Wrapping a skirt around the David is what's offensive. Talk about an abomination. This should be against the law. If you're so whacked that you can't look at a classical nude and not be able to control your lusts, you have far deeper problems than I want to contemplate.

I did have to laugh though. Imagine what the mind who would cover up David would do to the Barberini Faun.


Or Hercules and Diomedes.


Or for that matter, this Drunken Hercules. A copy of this statue sits behind my toilet. Where else would I put it?


13 comments:

  1. Just makes me want to peek under David's skirt...

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  2. He's pretty amazing, that's for sure.

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  3. I've learned so much from your blog...and I'd love to use your bathroom!

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  4. Thanks Melody! I first saw that Drunken Hercules in Herculaneum and it made me laugh. I knew immediately that i needed a copy of it for my bathroom. It's perfect. Classical potty humor, what's not to love?

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  5. ha ha! Cannot believe someone would cover up the David! The drunken Hercules is hilarious!!

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  6. An alarming number of people don't believe me when I tell them that the Hercules is a real Roman statue. I guess people have a hard time understanding that ancient people needed a laugh too.

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  7. Not exactly potty humor the way we'd see it. The Romans had a very different image of the phallus than we do. So it picks up some overtones we lack and loses some that we'd give it. Penis windchimes don't exactly seem like a good luck or protective charm anymore, either!

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  8. where could i purchase a drunken hercules statue,,copy of course

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  9. I picked up mine in Naples, they sell them everywhere around the Bay of Naples in Souther Italy. I have never seen them anywhere else though.

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  10. Believe it or not, I picked up my copy of this Hercules in Florence!

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  11. I still get a laugh every time I go into my bathroom!

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