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Old March 23rd 04, 10:28 AM
Chris Brady
 
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Dutch tall ship causes acute embarrassment to school-children.

During a visit to South Street Seaport Museum in New York, the
Dutch-built tall ship "Stad Amsterdam" caused much embarrassment to
the young folk of the city with its figurehead. In an episode very
reminiscent of "boobgate" (
http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...ent&q=Boobgate ) school
children had to be diverted away from the front end of the ship lest
they should catch sight of it's traditional figurehead a young woman
with flowing hair and BARE breasts.

As reported: "The painted figure on the bow of the ship, a woman with
long red hair in a green dress with one breast bared, caused a stir
when the ship docked in, where the ship's publicity staff had to
divert a group of schoolchildren so they would not pass by it."

This is what the fuss was all about:

http://www.stadamsterdam.com/en/partners/partners.asp

Such figureheads are of course entirely traditional for tall ships
amounting to a harmless pagan offering to ensure calm seas and
following winds, and indeed have always been so for hundreds of years.
And in the Netherlands a naked female figurehead would have caused no
concern whatsoever.

Unfortunately in a country where the moral right reigns supreme such a
sight was certainly not acceptable and as widely reported the school
children had to be directed away from such a scandalous sight.

But this does beggar the imagination as to what the sailors of old,
who used to dock their ships at US ports and ports around the world,
would have made of all this. Their prime concern after a voyage would
have been to visit the local brothels where they would have seen much
more than the bare breasts of the local women!!

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Old March 23rd 04, 01:52 PM
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Very nice... Very thoughtful... Once again, you look down upon others from
your high and rightous pedestal. Sheesh....

Butch Ammon


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Old March 23rd 04, 02:17 PM
Don White
 
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Ya gotta get a kick out of the 'States'. What a wacky place for extremes.
The US may have the 'best' of everything...but also seems to have the worst.
What could be more natural than a woman's breast. A few years ago those
schoolchildren were probably fed by a breast.
If you make it seem dirty and forbidden, the kids will pick up on that and
search it out anyway.
Most music videos on MM are much worse than a ships figurehead could ever
be.


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Old March 23rd 04, 03:38 PM
Joe
 
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"Harry Krause" wrote in message

Now there is a contradiction in terms...the "moral right." A more
pathetic and immoral collection of nincompoops cannot be found than the
"moral right." You know, it was God's plan to make women alluring to
men. There's no question about it............



I wonder what he was thinking when he put the bitch-tits on you.






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Old March 23rd 04, 03:46 PM
Scott Vernon
 
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What's your point, Chris?

"Chris Brady" wrote in message
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Dutch tall ship causes acute embarrassment to school-children.

During a visit to South Street Seaport Museum in New York, the
Dutch-built tall ship "Stad Amsterdam" caused much embarrassment to
the young folk of the city with its figurehead. In an episode very
reminiscent of "boobgate" (
http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...ent&q=Boobgate ) school
children had to be diverted away from the front end of the ship lest
they should catch sight of it's traditional figurehead - a young woman
with flowing hair and BARE breasts.

As reported: "The painted figure on the bow of the ship, a woman with
long red hair in a green dress with one breast bared, caused a stir
when the ship docked in, where the ship's publicity staff had to
divert a group of schoolchildren so they would not pass by it."

This is what the fuss was all about:

http://www.stadamsterdam.com/en/partners/partners.asp

Such figureheads are of course entirely traditional for tall ships -
amounting to a harmless pagan offering to ensure calm seas and
following winds, and indeed have always been so for hundreds of years.
And in the Netherlands a naked female figurehead would have caused no
concern whatsoever.

Unfortunately in a country where the moral right reigns supreme such a
sight was certainly not acceptable and as widely reported the school
children had to be directed away from such a scandalous sight.

But this does beggar the imagination as to what the sailors of old,
who used to dock their ships at US ports and ports around the world,
would have made of all this. Their prime concern after a voyage would
have been to visit the local brothels where they would have seen much
more than the bare breasts of the local women!!

More at: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/22/nyregion/22ship.html

Additional web sites at:


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http://www.figureheads.co.uk/

CJB




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Old March 23rd 04, 03:56 PM
Scott Vernon
 
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Did you even read the article that you posted?

''The painted figure on the bow of the ship, a woman with long red hair in a
green dress with one breast bared, caused a stir when the ship docked in
Jacksonville, Fla., where the ship's publicity staff had to divert a group
of schoolchildren so they would not pass by it. ''

''Otherwise, the visits to American ports have gone smoothly.''



"Chris Brady" wrote in message
om...
Dutch tall ship causes acute embarrassment to school-children.

During a visit to South Street Seaport Museum in New York, the
Dutch-built tall ship "Stad Amsterdam" caused much embarrassment to
the young folk of the city with its figurehead. In an episode very
reminiscent of "boobgate" (

This is what the fuss was all about:

http://www.stadamsterdam.com/en/partners/partners.asp



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Old March 23rd 04, 04:54 PM
Jeff Morris
 
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The acute embarrassment the children felt was due to the stupidity of the
guides, not the figurehead.



"Chris Brady" wrote in message
om...
Dutch tall ship causes acute embarrassment to school-children.

During a visit to South Street Seaport Museum in New York, the
Dutch-built tall ship "Stad Amsterdam" caused much embarrassment to
the young folk of the city with its figurehead. In an episode very
reminiscent of "boobgate" (
http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...ent&q=Boobgate ) school
children had to be diverted away from the front end of the ship lest
they should catch sight of it's traditional figurehead - a young woman
with flowing hair and BARE breasts.

As reported: "The painted figure on the bow of the ship, a woman with
long red hair in a green dress with one breast bared, caused a stir
when the ship docked in, where the ship's publicity staff had to
divert a group of schoolchildren so they would not pass by it."

This is what the fuss was all about:

http://www.stadamsterdam.com/en/partners/partners.asp

Such figureheads are of course entirely traditional for tall ships -
amounting to a harmless pagan offering to ensure calm seas and
following winds, and indeed have always been so for hundreds of years.
And in the Netherlands a naked female figurehead would have caused no
concern whatsoever.

Unfortunately in a country where the moral right reigns supreme such a
sight was certainly not acceptable and as widely reported the school
children had to be directed away from such a scandalous sight.

But this does beggar the imagination as to what the sailors of old,
who used to dock their ships at US ports and ports around the world,
would have made of all this. Their prime concern after a voyage would
have been to visit the local brothels where they would have seen much
more than the bare breasts of the local women!!

More at: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/22/nyregion/22ship.html

Additional web sites at:


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http://www.nauticalsupplyshop.com/Me...de=figureheads


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CJB



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Old March 23rd 04, 06:22 PM
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Was Ashcroft one of the students?

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"Chris Brady" wrote in message
om...
Dutch tall ship causes acute embarrassment to school-children.

During a visit to South Street Seaport Museum in New York, the
Dutch-built tall ship "Stad Amsterdam" caused much embarrassment to
the young folk of the city with its figurehead. In an episode very
reminiscent of "boobgate" (
http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...ent&q=Boobgate ) school
children had to be diverted away from the front end of the ship lest
they should catch sight of it's traditional figurehead - a young woman
with flowing hair and BARE breasts.

As reported: "The painted figure on the bow of the ship, a woman with
long red hair in a green dress with one breast bared, caused a stir
when the ship docked in, where the ship's publicity staff had to
divert a group of schoolchildren so they would not pass by it."

This is what the fuss was all about:

http://www.stadamsterdam.com/en/partners/partners.asp

Such figureheads are of course entirely traditional for tall ships -
amounting to a harmless pagan offering to ensure calm seas and
following winds, and indeed have always been so for hundreds of years.
And in the Netherlands a naked female figurehead would have caused no
concern whatsoever.

Unfortunately in a country where the moral right reigns supreme such a
sight was certainly not acceptable and as widely reported the school
children had to be directed away from such a scandalous sight.

But this does beggar the imagination as to what the sailors of old,
who used to dock their ships at US ports and ports around the world,
would have made of all this. Their prime concern after a voyage would
have been to visit the local brothels where they would have seen much
more than the bare breasts of the local women!!

More at: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/22/nyregion/22ship.html

Additional web sites at:


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http://www.nauticalsupplyshop.com/Me...de=figureheads


http://www.nauticalsupplyshop.com/Me...de=figureheads

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http://www.seascout.net/pa/pa-25/figureheads.html

http://www.figureheads.co.uk/

CJB



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Old March 23rd 04, 08:25 PM
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What kid from NYC would be embarassed by a wooden tit? They see hookers on
the streets, porno shops every 3rd block, people being mugged. They see the
likes of Jax! They see much worse than that on TV.

SV

"Jeff Morris" wrote in message
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The acute embarrassment the children felt was due to the stupidity of the
guides, not the figurehead.



"Chris Brady" wrote in message
om...
Dutch tall ship causes acute embarrassment to school-children.

During a visit to South Street Seaport Museum in New York, the
Dutch-built tall ship "Stad Amsterdam" caused much embarrassment to
the young folk of the city with its figurehead. In an episode very
reminiscent of "boobgate" (
http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...ent&q=Boobgate ) school
children had to be diverted away from the front end of the ship lest
they should catch sight of it's traditional figurehead - a young woman
with flowing hair and BARE breasts.

As reported: "The painted figure on the bow of the ship, a woman with
long red hair in a green dress with one breast bared, caused a stir
when the ship docked in, where the ship's publicity staff had to
divert a group of schoolchildren so they would not pass by it."

This is what the fuss was all about:

http://www.stadamsterdam.com/en/partners/partners.asp

Such figureheads are of course entirely traditional for tall ships -
amounting to a harmless pagan offering to ensure calm seas and
following winds, and indeed have always been so for hundreds of years.
And in the Netherlands a naked female figurehead would have caused no
concern whatsoever.

Unfortunately in a country where the moral right reigns supreme such a
sight was certainly not acceptable and as widely reported the school
children had to be directed away from such a scandalous sight.

But this does beggar the imagination as to what the sailors of old,
who used to dock their ships at US ports and ports around the world,
would have made of all this. Their prime concern after a voyage would
have been to visit the local brothels where they would have seen much
more than the bare breasts of the local women!!

More at: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/22/nyregion/22ship.html

Additional web sites at:



http://www.nauticalsupplyshop.com/Me...=CTGY&Store_Co
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Old March 23rd 04, 10:38 PM
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"Scott Vernon" wrote in message
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Did you even read the article that you posted?

''The painted figure on the bow of the ship, a woman with long red hair in

a
green dress with one breast bared, caused a stir when the ship docked in
Jacksonville, Fla., where the ship's publicity staff had to divert a group
of schoolchildren so they would not pass by it. ''

''Otherwise, the visits to American ports have gone smoothly.''



Europeans are surprised by the American reaction to a wooden tit. You
either react with horror, or you vote it into the office of President!


Regards

Donal
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