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Michal Samama



Let me know how far you get into this performance.

Her home page.

Maybe you'd like to catch her newest exhibition in NYC:

In the theater, Ms. Samama, with a whistle in her mouth, removes her clothing and lies on the floor next to the room’s white brick wall. Stretching her legs up the wall and folding them into her belly, she travels in a continuous spiral along its perimeter. It’s painstaking work, and her labored breathing is audible through the whistle.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Oct 06, 2014 | Comments (12)
Category: Body, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Performance Art

Mipples (Male Nipples)

Who knew these useless appendages cause such concern.



Continue at your own risk.... More >>
Posted By: Expat47 | Date: Wed Aug 27, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Body, Injuries, Underwear

Trophy Wife

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Statue of Stephanie Seymour commissioned by her husband from artist Maurizio Cattelan. Not brand new news, but missed by me certainly when it happened. And art is eternal.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Aug 01, 2014 | Comments (10)
Category: Body, Celebrities, Couples, Pop Art

5-Day Deodorant Pads



Do you have to abstain from washing your pits for five days to make this work and get your money's worth? I note this item still exists. Any experience with it among WUvies?

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jun 30, 2014 | Comments (12)
Category: Body, Business, Advertising, Products, Hygiene, 1950's

More Stephen Cohen



Perhaps you recall a recent report (I seem to recall Chuck covered the incident) about a performance artist in Paris who attached a rooster to his genitals for a public parade. That was Stephen Cohen, and here's more about him.

Caution: some mild, non-sexualized nudity.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jun 01, 2014 | Comments (1)
Category: Body, Eccentrics, Performance Art, Africa

Dry-Tabs

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As you might suspect, these pills eventually met with Federal displeasure.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Dec 23, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Bathrooms, Body, Medicine, Advertising, Body Fluids, 1950's

“I Can’t Take a Boy with THAT Many Pimples!”

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My question: if this happened to Jack in 2013, could he launch a successful discrimination lawsuit?

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Oct 08, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Body, Work and Vocational Training, Advertising, 1930's

Streeeetch


She reminds me of a Stretch Armstrong doll.
Posted By: patty | Date: Tue Sep 03, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Body

Follies of the Madmen #209

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Mysterious infinite regress indicates magnitude of the horror of bad breath?

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jul 30, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Body, Business, Advertising, Products, Hygiene, Surrealism, 1940's

The effect of diet on the face

"The action of certain foods in influencing the formation of the features has been watched, with highly interesting results. The growth of the chin has been discovered to bear a very striking relation to the amount of starch consumed, and particularly when the starch takes certain forms or is combined with other properties....

It has been shown, and seemingly conclusively, that a flesh or greatly mixed diet promotes angularity in the face generally, while the nourishment obtained from a single article, commonly of a starchy nature, coarsens the features. Thus we have the potato lip, the oatmeal lip, the maize lip."

From Fauconberg, W. (1905). "The effect of diet and climate on the face." The Strand Magazine: 418-423.
Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Jul 29, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Body, Food, Science, 1900's
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