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Nudists Seek Corporate Sponsor
Looking for Greater Exposure

Wall Street Journal, by Jennifer Maloney

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 1/14/2013 5:53:25 AM

The American Association for Nude Recreation is on a bare hunt. The nation´s largest nudist association is looking for corporate sponsors, and leaders think this might be their moment in the sun. Now that the organic food movement has given the word naked a wholesome new meaning—suggesting natural and free of preservatives—the word is popping up in all kinds of product names: Naked Pizza, Bear Naked granola, the Naked Grape Chardonnay and more than one naked lager. Since October, the group has sent about 100 query letters. They have written to the makers of "naked" products

Anyone familiar with Hippie Hollow in Austin?


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MMC, 1/14/2013 6:16:41 AM     (No. 9115095)

Best lede sentence ever! " more exposure". Still laughing

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Reply 2 - Posted by: fireman28, 1/14/2013 6:51:07 AM     (No. 9115132)

Long story.

One of my neighbors mention in a conversation about little girls: "If you design pretty pink undies with ponies on it, you are a fashionista.
If you buy them, you are a hip mom.
If you look at a little girl wearing them, you are a pervert."

So where does this chicken-egg problem start?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bpl40, 1/14/2013 6:56:41 AM     (No. 9115136)

Advice to Empty Nesters. Hit the gym WELL before you hit the beach and inflict yourself on unsuspecting eyes.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/14/2013 7:26:26 AM     (No. 9115167)

Unnecessary, #3. I have a cousin who heads a huge national "naturalist" organization. They have a webpage with full-body photos of the board of directors. Droopy, saggy, gray, unattractive middle-aged people who don´t much care what we think.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 1/14/2013 8:08:48 AM     (No. 9115225)

I sometimes think that the reason nudity has such appeal is due to its effective elimination of daily wardrobe decisions along with the weekly chore of laundry. It has also been my observation that the greatest proponents of nudist lifestyles are the greatest beneficiaries of clothing, save the occasional passerby who´s eyesight has been preserved.

All that said, Hawaiian Tropic would seem a natural.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: realrep, 1/14/2013 8:21:45 AM     (No. 9115242)

At least they are not looking for stimulus funding.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: chumley, 1/14/2013 8:23:00 AM     (No. 9115244)

Thanx to OP for the feel good story of the day.

Nudism is not about sex. Our puritanical roots have given us that impression. Nudity equals sex, sex equals dirty, dirty equals ugly and bad.
I´ve never been to an organized nudist place, but often when I go somewhere it becomes an unofficial one. After the first 10 minutes or so after the shock wears off it is just beautiful. Nobody runs around "at attention" and very few act like romeos. Yes, all your flaws are visible, but so are everyone else´s.
The clothes we wear are a mask we use to hide our flaws and to tell people what we want them to think, not what is real. A suit and tie means a professional. A camo shirt means a hunter. Half a raggedy uniform means a viet nam era guy. An earth day shirt full of holes means a hippie. It goes on forever.
With nudism, no such statements are being made. Its about feeling the sun, the breeze, or the water, and it is exhilarating.
If you are looking for an orgy place, I suppose there are places you could go. Nudist places are not that.
I have never regretted it.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: chance_232, 1/14/2013 8:55:51 AM     (No. 9115302)

It´s a safe bet that my company wont sponsor this. We require socks.....much to my chagrin.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: gasmeterguy, 1/14/2013 11:18:50 AM     (No. 9115650)

Right on, Chumley. Nude is not lewd. Being nude is one way to enjoy the world which G=d made for us. How you act and what you have to say is more important than what your body looks like or what you wear.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: fireman28, 1/14/2013 12:07:23 PM     (No. 9115780)

#6 - You win it for today.
I am so glad I put my coffee down before reading.


However, I bet there is a Lefty in the Administration who would approve a $1M.

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