16 thoughts on “Crass news image o’ the day

  1. G

    Interestingly, the entire bottled water thing comes from bars needing to find a way to make money of patrons doing exstacy. Hence why they charge.

  2. Graeme Edgeler

    It may be an unnecessary news story, but I’d say it’s reasonably important. Every place serving alcohol should be required to provide free water.

  3. Lew Post author

    Francois, either you’re being purposefully obtuse or you’ve lived a very sheltered life.

    L

  4. Lew Post author

    It’s not that I think it is, it’s that the image chosen explicitly employs a sexual visual motif to promote a topic which has nothing to do with sex.

    Not that it’s a really big deal — just a particularly brazen example.

    L

  5. poneke

    the image chosen explicitly employs a sexual visual motif to promote a topic which has nothing to do with sex.

    That image is sexual?

    I must be living on a very quiet other planet.

    Or you have a very dirty mind.

    Given that it is impossible even to tell the sex of the person in the image, I’d say it is asexual, if anything.

  6. Lew Post author

    Hugh, it’s not so much a matter of absolute truth as a pretty obvious and evident part of our recent aesthetic tradition.

    L

  7. poneke

    it’s not so much a matter of absolute truth as a pretty obvious and evident part of our recent aesthetic tradition.

    I take it that you feel I should be spending more time on Internet porn sites than hitherto.

    I really think you are getting into the Margaret Shields seeing penises in vodka bottles a bit here.

    :-)

  8. Lew Post author

    Heh, not so much that as, if you had, you might know what I’m on about. But then again, perhaps not.

    The purpose is to imply an explicit shot with the plausible deniability of being able to say that it’s just someone drinking from a bottle of water. Well, yes, it is. But given the aesthetic context in which the image was created and chosen and distributed, a water bottle isn’t always just a water bottle, and a cigar isn’t just a cigar.

    Perhaps I need to do an (err) blow-by-blow to illustrate what I mean.

    L

  9. Francois

    Actually you should do that.

    I’m honestly not getting what’s dirty about this image at all? Maybe you just have a dirty mind :p?

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