Thursday, March 28, 2024

Favorite Pic of the Day for March 29th

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Seasonal Sightings:

The Easter Lily features long, slender leaves encircling large, beautiful white blooms. 

Hand Painted:

'Eggs-cuse me, have you checked out my Easter eggs yet?'

For many, especially school children, the days leading up to Easter include a little egg painting.  It's been a traditional yearly activity, especially in middle school art classes.  Given my love of holidays, I wanted to continue the tradition, but with a totally predictable twist.  Since this is FH, the smooth surface we're plying with pastels, isn't an egg shell, but the smooth surface of the nude male form. 

There's nothing more festive,  than the male form decorated with bright greens, blues, oranges and yellows.  There's also nothing hotter, than a flock of foxy fellows, completely naked of course, competing in competitions with an audience of enthusiastic, and fully clothed, spectators. 

Check out more of my colorful captures from the Roskilde Festival on the NEXT PAGE HERE:

Josh: A Stroke Of Good Buck

'I’m the fastest carrot muncher in the west!'
Bugs Bunny

Although he has no connection to faith or religion, the bunny has become one the most widely known universal symbols of Easter.  Thought to have originated from Germany, the furry little rabbit was first introduced to the US in the 1700s by German immigrants to Pennsylvania.  The story goes, that they brought over from the old country, their tradition of an egg-laying hare named Osterhase.

The silly wabbit, along with baby chicks and eggs, are also seen as pagan symbols of spring and rebirth. Over the centuries, these ancient symbols became associated with the Christian holiday of Easter such that the two traditions have merged together to become what so many people, both Christian, and non-Christian, celebrate today.

Now, you can't have a birth, or a rebirth for that matter, without starting with sex.  Rabbits also have the distinction of being the animal seen as the universal symbol of sex.  The rabbit is one of the most fertile of animals and thus has became a symbol of vitality, sexual desire and fertility.

To help celebrate the symbol of sexual desire, it seemed fitting then, to feature this series of Josh, a studly young buck, whose hare-raising poses would would have anyone in his burrow wanting a little nibble on his carrot.   FH have seen and enjoyed this bare bunny before.  I've previously featured Josh, and his impressive impressive hoppy ending back in 2019, (Summer Shadows) and again in 2020. (Where Not to  put your Penis)

Much like the Easter Bunny, Josh likes to keep a bit of an air of mystery about himself, but he's also  pretty hop stuff, and one of the fast and the furriest.  If you want to check out more of this randy rabbit, you can check out more of his cotton tail on the OVER-FLOW HERE: and on Josh's Flickr HERE:

12 Days: Graham Chapman in Life Of Brian

'Look, you've got it all wrong! You don't NEED to follow ME, You don't NEED to follow ANYBODY! You've got to think for your selves! You're ALL individuals! '

When I was growing up, I used to really dislike anything connected with Monty Python.  It wasn't actually the comedy troupe, or any of their projects, it was the fact that two of my older brothers used to LOVE them.  Repeats used to air late at night, and my brothers would tape the shows on VHS, and then watch them, and the movies, all the time.  

They'd have their friends over to watch, and hog the one television we had in the rec room. Do I still sound bitter... well maybe just a little.😁 Until I was old enough and had enough  money to buy my own television, we had so many fights over the TV that they usually ended with my parents turning it off, not letting any of us watch until we worked things out.

When I was in University, one of my friends had a Monty Python themed Halloween party.  Given my lack of interest, I simply went wearing a toga.  There were actually quite a few guys in togas, many saying their costume was from Life of Brian.  I'd never heard of the film, but did end up watching The Meaning of Life not long after, and have to admit, I laughed out loud more than a few times.

Last week, when I was looking for a movie to feature over Easter, weekend, Life of Brian continued to come up.  Although not really an Easter film, it does tell a Monty Python version of the life of Jesus, including the resurrection.  Directed by Python's Terry Jones, the film featured the entire comedy troupe. (Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin). The film follows the life of Brian, (Chapman) a young Jewish-Roman man who born on the same day, and next door, to Jesus.  This leads to confusion when Brian is then mistaken for the Messiah. 

Although the 1979 comedy was a box office success, in both the UK and in the US, it also came with a controversy.   After release, the film drew accusations of blasphemy from religious groups, and many early screenings included boycotts and protests.  The subject matter also led to many locations banning, or slapping the film with an X rating. 

That X rating might also be connected to Graham Chapman's full frontal in the film.  Chapman plays three roles in the film, Brian, one of the wisemen and a character named Biggus Dickus.  Although the Monty Python films didn't shy away from nudity, this was Chapman's only nude scene that I could find, and one of the only full frontals from one of the comedy groups main cast members.