Tuesday, November 22, 2022
'This founding father really had something to be thankful for....'
When visually celebrating Thanksgiving, I usually try to avoid featuring images depicting Native Americans and Pilgrims. Like many holiday history's, the real story is often much different than the revisionist version created to to make feel good about as they sit down for their turkey and stuffing.
Truth is, most holidays are really about gratitude and grace, and celebrating with those you care about. The rest... is mostly mass media produced crap to make money and sell stuff most of us don't really want or need. I don't mean to sound cynical, I love holidays, all of them, but I'm keenly aware of how capitalism and commercialism has corrupted most of the original meaning behind them.
I have made a few exceptions, not for commercial reasons, my motives, as you can probably guess... were more carnally based . One of those times was a few years ago when I featured the 1995 Playgirl pictorial, The Passionate Pilgrim. (HERE:)
I was certainly carnally captivated by model Wade West, the blonde pilgrim in the pictorial. I commented at the time how surprised I was that this was only appearance in the magazine. Given his level of hotness, Playgirl really should have brought him back for a full centerfold feature. It's possible they didn't, because another publication focused on the male form beat them to it. Check out Wade's feature in another magazine devoted to the nude male form on the NEXT PAGE HERE:
Susurrous: From the Latin noun susurrus, meaning 'a hum' or 'a whisper.'