Nude Calendars

December 9th, 2008 at 1:55 pm by David Farrar

I was amused to read on Stuff:

A University of Tasmania lecturer who completed her doctoral thesis on the calendars says a UK spinners and weavers guild lost A$34,000 (NZ$42,000) after having to pulp 9000 calendars “because they displayed their nipples”.

Dr Pamela Turton-Turner said yesterday the Matildas calendar was frowned upon because Australia’s elite female football players were seen as being “too sexually explicit – not funny”.

You can do a PhD on nude calendars???

I suspect that thesis could prove very popular :-)

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15 Responses to “Nude Calendars”

  1. getstaffed (9,189 comments) says:

    9000 calendars… that’s only 18000 Twink applications in the name of decency

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  2. Grant Michael McKenna (1,156 comments) says:

    A PhD in Nude Calendars? Now I know what a certain regular on this blog is studying. I’d write incoherently to imitate his style but it is all too embarrassing.

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  3. david (2,545 comments) says:

    Getstaffed

    You’ve short-ordered the twink, (x12 I think). Don’t believe you will last the 90 day probation with that level of maths.

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  4. thedavincimode (6,573 comments) says:

    Yes, and best of all in New Zealand the taxpayers will lend you the money to do it.

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  5. bearhunter (859 comments) says:

    I was in a nude calendar once. It was funny all right, but not in the ha-ha sense. I thank the gods that it wasn’t any more explicit than it was, too. Eww.

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  6. Murray (8,838 comments) says:

    You wouldn’t believe what I’m doing mine on.

    Actually you might.

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  7. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    a nude calendar of bloggers..?

    ew..!..gag..!

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  8. Murray (8,838 comments) says:

    So those new parole laws not caught up with you yet.

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  9. bharmer (686 comments) says:

    Turton-Turner’s thesis is entitled “The Code and Message of Naked Charity Calendars.”
    She has published a string of journal articles on the way to her thesis including “The role of ridicule in naked charity calendars” at http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all?content=10.1080/10304310701460706.

    I suspect that they are less titillating (no pun intended) than the title implies. She observes

    “naked charity is both the object of curiosity and sanctioned as acceptable by the public, if non-classic (abjected) bodies present as strategic jokes within an erotic frame of reference. I will be arguing that naked charity is predicated on the opposition between that non-classic (or, other) body and the classic idealized body as exemplified by the traditional nude in the history of art; more recently expressed by the stylized form of the neo-classic pin-up girl.”

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  10. getstaffed (9,189 comments) says:

    david, was just considering the cover. but i needed a calculator for the 18000 so you’re probably correct on the 90 day thing :)

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  11. burt (7,945 comments) says:

    Any mention in Turton-Turner’s thesis about creating nude calendars with splash proof pages?

    I don’t get why some people get so offended by nudity? I’ve always thought naked bodies are not always attractive but they are always interesting.

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  12. goodgod (1,363 comments) says:

    If it’s one thing I won’t abide it’s talk of nude calendars without pics. So here’s a pic from the Matildas Calendar:

    http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2008/08/05/matildas_gallery__384x400.jpg

    In fact this is atopic that requires far more attention. A few indepth posts of the ethics of athletes posing naked to forward their brand would do it. I suggest start with the women athletes first, they experience the largest um, ethical, um thingy um stuff. Yes.

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  13. Viking2 (11,215 comments) says:

    No wonder the didn’t get any interest. Nothing to see.

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  14. samhazledine (1 comment) says:

    Check out this link: http://www.medrecruit.com/Promos/MenOfMedRecruit/Default.aspx

    Nude doctors in a calendar raising money for underprivileged kids. Every calendar sold raises enough to buy shoes and a raincoat for a kid.

    Go buy one today!

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  15. grumpyoldhori (2,412 comments) says:

    Bloody hell, what a load of scrawny bodies.
    I’m going to do one of prop forwards with our Greek god bodies and looks.
    Hmm, may need a couple of paper bags for a couple of the loosehead types.

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