Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Naked biking and saving the environment... :-)

Folks in Portland, Oregon, took to their bikes recently to draw attention to...........skin cancer?  No.   A rousing display of low morality?  No, but it worked!  To show just how loony liberals can actually be?  No.  To show how many bicycles Portland's got?  No, no.......it was to........draw attention to ENERGY!  How energetic!  Here are some sentences from the linked article:


"This is just a way of drawing attention to the need to be more green and replace fossil fuels with natural power," said Ken Johnson, who was completely nude and body-painted grey.

"I am going all the way" nude, said Xandi Silvaggi, adding, "it is all about saving the environment."  (Z: he has a pretty high estimation of the power of his nudity, huh? :-)  And, when I was in high school, 'going all the way' meant something entirely different...I hope he doesn't mean THAT on a bicycle:-)

The Portland nudist/cyclists have turned the event into a festival, with a pre-ride event and post-ride parties featuring both clothed and naked partying which lasts well into the night.  (Z: I'll just bet a LOT of clothed guys go to "participate" in the energy-saving naked partying, huh?!!)

Portland Police don't arrest the naked riders. They cite the city's extremely tolerant public indecency code as permitting such activities as mass nude cycling.   (Z: I thought "public indecency code" was a good name for that, don't you?  I'm glad they're so 'tolerant'...too bad it's always the poor people who don't really want to have to look at some old 72 yr old overweight geezer have to be the 'tolerant' ones, huh?)

You ever think of biking nude to save the environment?  Do you think it took this to bring attention to it?  Did it work for YOU?  :-)

Z

13 comments:

Silverfiddle said...

We are an increasingly more frivolous society, and this just adds to it.

Anyone who seriously thinks letting it all hang out can save the environment is nuts, but here we are...

Chuck said...

I don't know Z,

You seem to be fixated on nudity the last couple of days...

-FJ said...

I sure hope they put towels down on top of their bicycle seats...

Always On Watch said...

More Greenie madness!

Can you imagine being a spectator at this event? Sheesh.

Mustang said...

I'm not sure nude bike riding will do much for the environment or climate, but it could squelch nudity.

BB-Idaho said...

A bit peculiar; in New Zealand, nude bicyclists
are subject to arrest...
if they are not wearing helmets!

Karen Howes said...

Halfwits.

Scotty said...

The biggest problem with nude anything is, the people that seem to advocate such things, once seen, you wish they would have left their clothes on!! ;-)

Example, I seen myself nude so for the mental safety of all in my neighborhood, I would not foist that on anybody!

Z said...

SF....seems like a prank like this makes people less inclined to take their cause seriously?

Chuck, I know! I commented on that on the post below about Nude Miss America! :-) I didn't even realize until I'd done this post and then realized I'm fixated! ha!

FJ...well, it's not like bowling shoes someone's going to rent after they'd used them! but, ya......

AOW, that's why I wrote in my post that they the cops think their INDECENCY CODE is TOLERANT but I think it's the unsuspecting spectators passing by who need to be TOLERANT of some pretty gross body types, right?
it's always the Right who must be TOLERANT of breastfeeding with no concern for who sees a stranger's nipples, and now they have to be tolerant as a mother with 3 kids happens to walk past ... what else can she DO?

mustang, exactly!! depending on the crowd!

BB...that's funny, and kind of metaphorical for a world gone nuts!?

Karen! if there IS 'half' left :-)

Scotty...no worries. If you don't look too hot naked, go out and force those TOLERANT police to look at you. They deserve it! (smile)

cube said...

Like the free love movement in the 60's, it was basically a way for a guy to get into some girl's pants. Many of these guys have come clean about it.

Some women are too stoopid to get it.

Bob said...

I have tried to think of something decent to say about this momentous event in the lives of the simple-minded, but I cannot because a picture of dozens of dirty bicycle seats keeps intruding in my thoughts.

Sorry.

Pris said...

It has nothing to do with the environment. It's just an excuse to get attention. That's how exhibitionists are.

They spend much of their time, I'm sure, saying "look at me"! Ugh!!

beamish said...

I just do a theory to practice assessment. For every person that looks good naked, there's 12,476 that don't.