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(CBS4.com)   Nude sculpture at Florida mall angers parents including one mother who says of her 6 year old: "He's gonna have questions." What questions? "Mommy, where's mine?"   (cbs4.com) divider line 182
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2009-07-25 02:48:35 PM
But Linda Austin said she purposely takes another route when walking with her 6-year-old.

"He's gonna have questions," Austin said. "I don't think he's ready for that."


I can't turn on a TV and go 5 minutes without seeing one of those annoying 'male enhancement' commercials and this woman thinks some statue in a mall somewhere is gonna damage her precious little snowflake?!

Lady, your kid has already seen pleny of question worthy material just by watching TV after 9pm, or by doing a google image search and hitting the wrong term.
 
2009-07-25 03:04:54 PM
Thre was a mall near my home in Florida that had, when it opened, a sculpture of three young boys skinny dipping in a pond. First time I saw it, in the early 70's, I thought, "Some bozo is sure to complain abut that." I was surprised that it lasted into Reagan's second term.
 
2009-07-25 03:09:33 PM
FTFA: 18-year-old Taylor English was taken aback when she saw the frontal view. "From the other side, it's not so bad. But now that we see it from the front, maybe they could take this one out," she said referring to the father in the group.

Angry at the penis...
 
2009-07-25 03:30:13 PM
I still amazed that primetime shows like NCIS, Bones or CSI can show the remains of a murder victim that was killed in an S&M ritual, disemboweled, immolated, and pumped full of the killer's semen, but GOD FORBID YOU SHOW TITS!
 
2009-07-25 03:32:10 PM
Sgt Otter: I still amazed that primetime shows like NCIS, Bones or CSI can show the remains of a murder victim that was killed in an S&M ritual, disemboweled, immolated, and pumped full of the killer's semen, but GOD FORBID YOU SHOW TITS!

some of those CSI shows have *really* pushed the envelope too.
 
2009-07-25 03:34:30 PM
Until penises actually exist in objective reality, I see no reason to start pushing them into the public eye.
 
2009-07-25 03:41:43 PM
Sgt Otter: I still amazed that primetime shows like NCIS, Bones or CSI can show the remains of a murder victim that was killed in an S&M ritual, disemboweled, immolated, and pumped full of the killer's semen, but GOD FORBID YOU SHOW TITS!

I can't even watch Bones anymore. It's on at 7:00 in Denver. My kids have gotten old enough that I have to deflect questions about that dead, mutilated corpse they are dissecting on TV.

Tits on TV they wouldn't even notice.
 
2009-07-25 03:44:51 PM
Reminds me of that joke about Dad and the two penises and the babysitter.

/that little redhead could be the babysitter.
//and I like the way that one chick thinks 'well, it is a body'.
 
2009-07-25 03:51:05 PM
I liked the woman in the video who mentioned something about how the kids probably wouldn't notice, it's likely the parents making a big deal about it and making them notice.
 
2009-07-25 03:59:09 PM
Weaver95: Sgt Otter: I still amazed that primetime shows like NCIS, Bones or CSI can show the remains of a murder victim that was killed in an S&M ritual, disemboweled, immolated, and pumped full of the killer's semen, but GOD FORBID YOU SHOW TITS!

some of those CSI shows have *really* pushed the envelope too.


I saw plenty of dead bodies when I was in Iraq, some of them severely decomposed, mutiliated, or tortured, and still some of these shows make me roll my eyes at the ridiculous lengths they go to, to make a "cool" corpse.
 
2009-07-25 04:00:28 PM
You know, it's at about age 6 that most children start to ask those questions anyway. Grow the f*ck up and answer them when they ask and stop trying to delay the inevitable.. you're only going to give the kid some sort of sexual dysfunction.
 
2009-07-25 04:07:24 PM
Imagine if these people saw Donatello's or Michelangelo's David.
 
2009-07-25 04:12:48 PM
WhyteRaven74: Imagine if these people saw Donatello's or Michelangelo's David.

Just two weeks ago I visited Rome and even got to see the Sistine Chapel. I have to say, the old masters were perverts. And it must've been real cold back then...
 
2009-07-25 04:29:30 PM
Her 6 year old will ask questions whether he saw that sculpture or not. But I trust the mom will give him retarded information for life.
 
2009-07-25 05:28:45 PM
WhyteRaven74: Imagine if these people saw Donatello's or Michelangelo's David.

Keep these parents away from the Peggy Guggenheim in Venice. They'll not like the equestrian statue that was *clears throat* erected.
And at the Louvre, keep the kids away from this (new window, NSF for those who don't like fine art)
 
2009-07-25 05:30:02 PM
Paris1127: NSF for

Damn, I left an eight.
 
2009-07-25 05:36:27 PM
Kome: I have to say, the old masters were perverts

You've noticed?

Paris1127: And at the Louvre, keep the kids away from this (new window, NSF for those who don't like fine art)

Oh geeze, the Louvre would make these people's heads asplode.
 
2009-07-25 05:38:38 PM
cdn.stereogum.com(NSFW, I guess) Was this the statue in question?
 
2009-07-25 05:38:58 PM
That picture blows
 
2009-07-25 05:41:42 PM
My that "member" is so small.


And cold too.
 
2009-07-25 05:42:03 PM
I didn't see a vagina until I was nine, and only knew that girls and boys weren't supposed to look at each others parts.

When I walked in on my mom drying off after a shower, I was pretty damn shocked. I asked her right then and there "Did someone cut your weeneee off?" She pushed me out of the bathroom, but I was scarred for a couple days. The next day I told my buddy this astonishing news, who promptly brought an older brothers hardcore magazine. I was quite scarred again, watching women insert foreign objects in themselves and apparently willingly accept pain.

/lol, forgot about the word "weenee"
//love the female form
 
2009-07-25 05:42:30 PM
Weaver95: some of those CSI shows have *really* pushed the envelope too.

My favorite new trope for these shows is that they're pretty much displaying the whole carcass up front and personal, with the genital area conveniently "whited out" by a carefully-placed, over-exposed examination light.
 
2009-07-25 05:42:54 PM
Now I Is!: That picture blows

I mean the picture in the TFA blows.

/damn was my timing terrible
 
2009-07-25 05:44:10 PM
Ever notice how the Baby Boomers are pretty much the first generation that didn't grow up with livestock running around their town?
 
2009-07-25 05:44:32 PM
brescher.net

/hot
 
2009-07-25 05:46:15 PM
img198.imageshack.us
 
2009-07-25 05:46:22 PM
Kids ask questions. A parents job is to deal with it.

Not long ago there was some lady trying to keep some disfigured person away because her kids had questions. Wish I could find it.

Ever visit the Lincoln Memorial and see the murals in the side alcoves? I'm surprised Ashcroft didn't get them covered up or removed.
 
2009-07-25 05:47:17 PM
WhyteRaven74: Imagine if these people saw Donatello's or Michelangelo's David.

Cowabunga dude! What do Ninja turtles have to do with this conversation?

/I hate myself for typing" cowabunga"
 
2009-07-25 05:49:07 PM
It's art. And it's natural.



/hot like the woman's boobies
//lol
 
2009-07-25 05:49:35 PM
I wanna kill these stupid parents.

Explaining that different people have different parts is not that hard.

You don't have to talk to them about sex.
 
2009-07-25 05:49:58 PM
Jonesy Boogieman: It's art. And it's natural.

/hot like the woman's boobies
//lol


Unfetchable url... I hate you.
 
2009-07-25 05:50:35 PM
Furthermore, if you are not ready to explain this stuff to children, then you are not ready to have children. Guess what? Sometimes kids get NAKED!!! It happens. And they see nothing wrong with it. Then you come in with your perversions... farking adults fark every farking thing the fark up.
 
2009-07-25 05:51:42 PM
www.blu-ray-soft.com

Oh my god! You broke mom's favorite part!
 
2009-07-25 05:52:50 PM
Perhaps if parents were willing to answer these questions when they came up, instead of uncomfortably shuffling their feet and saying "Don't they teach you this stuff in school?", we'd be a little less uptight about it.

Who am I kidding? Accept personal responsibility? I thought this was AMERICA? ISN'T THIS AMERICA?
 
2009-07-25 05:56:06 PM
Oh, heaven forfend, a parent has to answer her kids' questions!

Pretty much my main job as a parent is to answer questions (even/especially the uncomfortable ones). If I don't answer them, my kids will get their information from less mature, reliable sources. I'd rather they ask me.

I just love the conceit among some parents that it's society's job to create a perfectly sanitized, public bubble for their children so they aren't exposed to, you know, life.
 
2009-07-25 05:56:59 PM
I work at an art foundry so I'm getting a real kick out of these replies.

And I've had this picture yanked from many file hosting sites because it was deemed inappropriate.

farm3.static.flickr.com
 
2009-07-25 05:57:51 PM
Before anyone starts in with the ZOMG CHRISTINS SUXORZ (bound to happen here) let me say that people who are prudish by nature do not represent the principles of Christianity any more than bald people represent neo-nazi behavior. Just because the loudest and most obvious of prudes happen to be Christians who engage in this nonsense doesn't mean it follows from that source. The phrase "small-minded" comes to mind.

/Christian
//loves me some nude art
///human form is a beautiful creation, why be ashamed and demonize it?
 
2009-07-25 05:59:56 PM
grinding_journalist - Who am I kidding? Accept personal responsibility? I thought this was AMERICA? ISN'T THIS AMERICA?


Since when have all Americans accepted personal responsibility?
 
2009-07-25 06:01:03 PM
lefdee - Before anyone starts in with the ZOMG CHRISTINS SUXORZ (bound to happen here) let me say that people who are prudish by nature do not represent the principles of Christianity


Well Christians do believe in all kinds of fairy tales, you can't blame us.
 
2009-07-25 06:02:49 PM
triptik: I work at an art foundry so I'm getting a real kick out of these replies.

And I've had this picture yanked from many file hosting sites because it was deemed inappropriate.


Damn. Her thighs are huge!
 
2009-07-25 06:03:08 PM
Weaver95: But Linda Austin said she purposely takes another route when walking with her 6-year-old.

"He's gonna have questions," Austin said. "I don't think he's ready for that."


I can't turn on a TV and go 5 minutes without seeing one of those annoying 'male enhancement' commercials and this woman thinks some statue in a mall somewhere is gonna damage her precious little snowflake?!

Lady, your kid has already seen pleny of question worthy material just by watching TV after 9pm, or by doing a google image search and hitting the wrong term.


While I agree with your basic premise, I guess I also have a problem with parents who would let a 6 year old watch TV shows that would have advertisers like Viagra, etc. I can pretty much promise you that there has never been a male enhancement commercial on The Disney channel or Nick - which is what kids should be watching. If your 6 year old kids are watching CSI with you, or watching TV after 9:00 PM period, then that pretty much makes you a shiatty parent anyway. Same with parents letting a 6 year old surf the web without either being present, or having a nanny filter on the machine.

Again - I personally think these statues are much ado about nothing....
 
2009-07-25 06:03:15 PM
"He's gonna have questions", says the outraged woman concerning her 6 year old whom she is taking to "Game Stop" to buy that new Mature Rating GTA video game.

/Stooopid cooont.
 
2009-07-25 06:03:35 PM
WHAT?

People, where is the Simpsons clip of David? Y'all falling down on the job here!
 
2009-07-25 06:03:39 PM
Weaver95
TFA:But Linda Austin said she purposely takes another route when walking with her 6-year-old.
"He's gonna have questions," Austin said. "I don't think he's ready for that."


I can't turn on a TV and go 5 minutes without seeing one of those annoying 'male enhancement' commercials and this woman thinks some statue in a mall somewhere is gonna damage her precious little snowflake?!


That sounded somewhat "single mom"-ish to me.
Chances are that if there's a daddy at home, the little guy wouldn't need a bronze statue at the mall to figure out for the first time mommy and daddy look different.

I also believe "I don't think he's ready for that." means "I don't think I'm ready for [explaining] that."
 
2009-07-25 06:04:04 PM
wtfisalol.com

/Hot, like a naked statue
 
2009-07-25 06:04:32 PM
Eek, a penis!

Link (new window) (Perhaps NSFW)
 
2009-07-25 06:05:03 PM
Stunned into silence.

/allergic to stupidity
//WAH-CHOO!!!
 
2009-07-25 06:06:25 PM
My three year old likes telling me ever so often that moms don't have weewees but he does and daddy does, but moms don't have weewees.

and look the world didn't end. sheesh.

/penis
 
2009-07-25 06:06:46 PM
thelordofcheese: Furthermore, if you are not ready to explain this stuff to children, then you are not ready to have children. Guess what? Sometimes kids get NAKED!!! It happens. And they see nothing wrong with it. Then you come in with your perversions... farking adults fark every farking thing the fark up.

THIS
 
2009-07-25 06:07:38 PM
DubyaHater: Cowabunga dude! What do Ninja turtles have to do with this conversation?

hehehe I was wondering if someone would bring up the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
 
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