There’s been some uproar about this poster on Salon regarding the sexual content of this poster (ie, is it just using women as sex objects in an attempt to promote the Democratic cause?). I tend to disagree, since the real point if this poster is pretty obvious: Sarah Palin is not a feminist. She doesn’t care about equal pay, abortion rights, and universal access to quality women’s health care.
This was inspired by the iconic anti-draft poster photographed by Larry Gates in the 60s, featuring Joan Baez and her sisters.
P.S. I refuse to sleep with any fellows that vote for McCain.
Costumes + candy + fall weather + parties = the best day ever.
I can even forgive the lame girls wearing “Sexy Rainbow Brite” and “Sexy Milkmaid” costumes. I mean, if it makes them feel fun and they don’t mind some frostbite downstairs, then more power to them.
Janelle and I are spending Halloween weekend in Virginia. We are sort of working on coordinating costumes, but we’ve been pretty slow at pulling it together.
If I had the time/money, I would have no less than five costumes.
This is one motivated couple…imagine chasing down all that green clothing! And the accessories/masks are obviously hand made. I’m not sure if they planned to coordinate with the orange chair, but it worked out well in the end. I hope these two got married and had no less than three kids.
So this is my backup costume idea…essentially, I will dress as this kid that is dressed as a skeleton. I’m pretty good at looking pissy, so this shouldn’t be too hard to pull off. I even want the flowered trick or treat bag (clearly mom’s beach bag).
I like the idea of a really ridiculous, virtually unwearable mask coupled with clothes from Banana Republic. Somehow that’s just extra funny and awesome…
I’m not saying that I like to see animals in costume…but well, just look at this picture. I’m sure you have never seen anything better. If you don’t have an army of collies at your house, perhaps you and your friends could do this? I’m really into the idea of team costumes…like “Fundamentalist Polygamy” and “Happy Meal.”
When photographer Sam Haskins first published his book Cowboy Kate & Other Stories in 1964, it was groundbreaking…thanks to his skilled use of the black and white medium and the subtly erotic peekaboo nudity. I’m still blown away by the cinematic storytelling and the model’s innocent beauty.
Recently this book was re-issued with digitally restored plates and new, previously unreleased photos. While the original has been sold out for decades (selling for crazy prices on the rare book circuit), the reissue is totally affordable and available on Amazon…so I might add this to my Christmas wish list. I’m trying to imagine my mom wrapping this up for me…and suddenly I’m rethinking the idea because it might confuse her. Why is her 31 year-old daughter interested in naked girl photos? Hmmm….I might have to buy this for myself.
Some of my favorite shots below…