Thursday, October 02, 2008


Raelian Boobs



Here we go again: another salacious news item from Saucer Smear zinester and sextraterrestrial, Jim Moseley.

Sitting next to my computer is a news clipping from the Santa Fe Journal (8/24/08) about a topless protest held in a local park. (I would link to the online version but the SF Journal likes to hide information behind a pay wall. Hey, man, information wants to be free!)

The article by Journal Staff Writer Raam Wong describes how the event unfolded the previous day. It was part of National Go Topless Day, sponsored by alien contactee Rael. Yup, when it comes to sexual controversy, don’t be surprise if Raelians are lurking about. As Rael surely knows, sex sells – or at least makes a good lure.

Fortunately the Raelian web site, www.gotopless.org, doesn’t hide itself behind a pay wall (unlike a stupid newspaper I won’t name). The site states:

"Our national inaugural Gotopless Day on August 23rd was a great success! We wish to thank all the participants who supported this cause."

Well, it could be argued that in Santa Fe the event didn’t go off as expected. Note the headline in the Santa Fe Journal:

Few Bare All At Topless Protest

What reporter Wong uncovered was that a handful of topless men – and only one woman – got into the spirit of the protest.

One summer a mother and daughter staged their own topless protest at the Plattsburgh City Beach, hanging around sans tops. Local readers were also kept abreast of the event in the local newspaper. The article featured twice the boobs. Ergo, Plattsburgh gave more exposure to the topic than Santa Fe.

So, stripped to its bare essentials, the Santa Fe Topless Protest was a bust.






5 comments:

Crushed said...

I quite like the Raelian belief that the galaxies of our universe are sub-atmoc particles in another universe.

I came up with that idea at 13 and it is kind of interesting to know that a whole belief system is founded on that principle.

Raelians believe in Free Love too.

X. Dell said...

Well, Rael strikes again. Did potential protesters receive a special offer for cloning if they participated?

I'm just happy the Raelians are little more than nutty now.

Ray said...

Crushed:

You came up with the sub-atomic particle universe bit at age 13 and didn't turn it into a cult? Catholic school got you first, huh? [G]

Raelians believe in Free Love, but do they supply free penicillin?


X. Dell:

You think Raelians are a little more than nutty now? Me, I think I got a bit suspicious with the meeting-the-aliens-in-the-dead-volcano story and being entrusted with the true story about mankind's origins. [G] Obviously that was one race car driver who took a bend too hard.

Doug said...

I will admit this much: I read this topless.

Of course, given that the day has passed, my state of dress was more due to the temperature at this time of year than any support of the event.

Not that it seems like it's that much different from the amount of support it actually got at the time...

Ray said...

Doug:

And as I write this, about 1 AM, it's a balmy 28 degrees F outside. Wanna trade?

Ray