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August 05, 2020

The Morning Rant

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I'm kind of burnt out on politics, so let's talk about something else today.

Like, noods.

I'm old enough to remember when noods in movies was controversial. I'm old enough to remember when the merits and demerits of noodity in movies were debated. I'm old enough to remember attractive young actresses being asked if they would get nood for a movie, and they would usually reply with something like: "well, yes." Then pause. "But only if the part called for it."

That proviso was their fig-leaf of respectability so they would claim they weren't just, you know, getting paid to titillate the audience.

(heh heh! he said "titillate".)

Not that there weren't noods in movies prior to the mid 60s when the whole controversy hit the mainstream. There are a number of pre-Hayes Code movies that have noods in them. Some years ago, I bought the deluxe DVD edition of Ben Hur which included, on a bonus DVD, the 1925 version, Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ, and there was a garish spectacle scene (I think it was one of those "triumph" celebrations for a victorious Roman hero) and there were a group of dancing girls parading along that, holy moley, I said to the mrs., those girls are nood. Or at least topless. I was quite surprised. Then I remembered that the Hayes Code didn't kick in until several years later.

Also the nood swim by Maureen O'Sullivan's body double in 1934's Tarzan and His Mate. And I just heard about Child Bride, a 1938 movie in which a 12-year-old girl was nood, briefly, for a skinny-dipping scene. Fun fact: according to imdb, the MST3K crew decided not to do this movie because the crew said it was too disturbing.

And of course there are others.

Anyway, the discussion in the 60s claimed to be about "noodity", which implied something general, but of course it wasn't. Because the only individuals who were getting nood in movies were young, attractive women. They never made movies where the plot involved 50-year-old fat guys getting nood. Fat lives matter! Or 70-year old grandmothers, either. Wrinkled lives matter!

I mean, face it, very few people look good nood. It's funny how many times I'm watching a TV show and there's a scene at the beach, and in the background there's all sorts of hotties walking around in skimpy bikinis, like that's what you'd see on your average beach, but in real life, beaches aren't like that. I've even been to beaches in Southern California, land of the hotties, and they're not like that. People are just people, not models.

So the movie industry didn't particularly want "noodity", they just wanted to show nood young ladies to sell tickets. But I suppose they didn't want to admit that, because that would make them look like what they were selling was a glorified peep show. Instead they cloaked their real intentions with lofty principles like "artistic freedom" and "censorship is wrong" as if they were courageous artists fighting for freedom to express themselves rather than money-grubbing hucksters who would show anything for a buck. This was the first public debate I remember witnessing that was completely dishonest.

And Speaking of Dishonest Debates:

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This is Fine:

Joyful Applause Vs. Snarling Rage:

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Big Brother Is Watching You:

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Me: "2020 Can't Possibly Get Any More Whack."
Lebanon: "Hold My Beer"

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"Hasn't Lebanon suffered

A Rocket Scientist Weighs In:

Dumbness level = 935 millikohns.

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Monday's Who Dis: Actress Kathleen Turner was quite the hottie -- about 40 years ago, when she starred in Body Heat, the remake/reboot of the classic noir film Double Indemnity back in 1981. Ted Danson was along for the ride in a supporting role, which did not call for him to wear blackface.

Today's Edition Of The Morning Rant Is Brought To You By Lamb Kebabs with Saffron Rice:

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