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Italy covers up

Discussion in 'Personal' started by artboyusa, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

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  2. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    I'm guessing a state visit to Pompeii's Lupanare Grande is out of the question as well.
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  3. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    Christians objected to nude statues in a garden centre in Tennessee leading to the owners having to cover them up. Why should those of us who appreciate art have to kowtow to these religious fundamentalists?
    silvaran, lanokia and cissy3 like this.
  4. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I thought it was a modern art installation.

    Some funky idea whereby you have a fusion of classical statuary and an enclosed shower cubicle. I'm really onto something there, you know. I'll be awarded the Turner Prize next year, I'll bet.

    The garden centre looks like a rather coy bondage theme.

    How very stupid.

    Why did the ridiculous man not stay at home?
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  5. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter


    They should've churned out some of the above.

    ''The plaster cast of a fig leaf, half a metre high, was made in London soon after the statue’s arrival and attached to the statue to spare the blushes of visiting female dignitaries.''

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  6. Annarosa1

    Annarosa1 Occasional commenter

    A few planks round some statues is a small price to pay if we want some idiot's custom.
  7. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    China has just signed billions of dollars worth of trade deals with Iran, I'm sure when the Iranian leader comes to London Cameron will brown nose and appease the Human Rights abusers enormously as him and the royals always have done with the objectionable Chinese and Saudis
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  8. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    I wonder what the French will do?

    From the link:

    ''Italy also chose not to serve wine at official meals, a gesture France, where Mr Rouhani travels next, has refused to copy.''
  9. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I wonder if (having found out Cameron loves a bit of pork) they serve him sausages when he goes to Iran? Make him feel welcome.
  10. FritzGrade

    FritzGrade Senior commenter

    You think pork is widely available in Iran?
  11. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Bet it's like alcohol in the UAE... led down dusty corridors into the secret bacon pantry!
  12. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    He'll get his on room service.

  13. silvaran

    silvaran Occasional commenter

    You can get anything in the Islamic Republic. But alcohol is difficult and expensive so its probably why Iran has such a massive heroin addiction problem.
  14. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Iran's difficulties in this are because it is the first country along the road from Afghanistan to all points West.
  15. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I shouldn't think it is widely available. That's my point, you see. Making a special effort to make a guest feel welcome. Going the extra mile. Doing something you wouldn't usually do. Like Italy and the statues?
  16. silvaran

    silvaran Occasional commenter

    true, but for Tehran suburbanites these days its not likely to be heroin or opium but the far more addictive 'glass' Crystal meth
  17. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Even if true, causally unlinked to alcoholic sobriety.
  18. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    All religious fundamentalists?

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