From the "How Stupid is This" File

Posted: February 13, 2008 in Uncategorized

Apparently a German airline will have “clothing optional” (is that the politically correct term for nudism now?) flights this summer. Staff will be dressed (or will they?), but passengers can fly in the buff. I can’t help but wonder:

  • Can they arrive at the airport nekkid?
  • Will they have a separate gate so the rest of us won’t be subjected to the look of 200 overweight, out of shape, naked suburbanites… (Seriously, Ewwwwwwwww)
  • If their gate is not secluded, will they have to take off their clothes in the “tunnel” between the gate and the plane?
  • Or in the plane?
  • Or will they take it off at the gate regardless??? (pls refer to second bullet and insert an long repulsed shudder)
  • And…. why on earth would you want to put your naked butt on an airplane seat that has seen thousands of asses and must be one of the most filthy things in existence? I can’t get my mind around that… Words desert me at the very thought – and I’m not overly fastidious. I can deal with filth but, well… yuck. (As for sitting on the seat after the naked ass has been there, well, whatever. At least I have clothes between me and whatever amount of skin flakes or bodily secretions remain on the seat).

Links to the English version of the story and to the French version, which, obviously, is complete with picture. ‘Cause we Quebecers – we don’t go for prudishness… Somehow though, I don’t think the passengers will all be young and firm and appealing.

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Comments
  1. furiousBall says:

    wow, i’d really have to ask some guy to get his junk out of my cupholder on the flight

  2. geewits says:

    That really is one of the stupidest things I’ve ever heard. Who was the marketing genius that came up with that?

  3. Those people in the picture looked like they should be naked all the time.Maybe they use plastic seat covers?

  4. Rachel says:

    this is without a doubt one of the stupidest ideas ever conceived by man. It had to have been a man..what woman would think of that?

  5. XUP says:

    Germans are obsessed with nudism – I know, I have many relatives over there who are constantly dropping their clothing. I’m also very sure disposal seat covers will be provided — they have this shit down to a fine art, trust me. Having said that, I still don’t get it — camping nude -ok, swimming nude – fine, romping in the woods nude – great… all part of the au natural experience, but air travel? I guess it makes the customs and security lines move pretty fast though.

  6. ticknart says:

    I just hope that whoever sat in the seat last was a thorough wiper.

  7. I love the differences between the two articles 🙂 I heard a lot of countries like Germany and Finland are big on nudism and they take that very seriously so I’m not surprised it was requested. And, also based on the article, they seem to have it all organized… ahhhh the German efficiency at its best! Maybe I’ll visit Germany this year… or maybe not 😉

  8. Jazz says:

    Furousball – And wouldn’t that be fun…Geewits – the crazy thing is if they’ve done it, there must be a demand.Rachel – I have no clue, but yeah, i’m sure it was thought up by a guy.XUP – I hope for their sakes the disposable seat covers aren’t plastic.Ticknart – Um. Yeah.HD – I have no problem with nudism, but on a plane? That’s taking it a bit far.

  9. Tai says:

    Ewww! Skin flakes and bodily secretions!Blerg.

  10. Dumdad says:

    Going through Customs a naked man could, à la Oscar Wilde, say, “I have nothing to declare except my genitals!”

  11. Ian Lidster says:

    I’m glad I read this ‘after’ I’d had lunch. Ewwwww, as you say. Fat, naked, Teutonics having deposited their cellulite posteriors on my seat. Yucko. That’s the problem with nudity. The people who want to go starkers are those who should leave their clothes. The people I’d cherish seeing with nethers exposed, never do. At least not in public venues.

  12. Jocelyn says:

    Leave it to you to break down the details of this.All I know is that I would never inflict my nudity on anyone in public. I’m civic-minded that way.

  13. Jazz says:

    Tai – Blerg indeedDumdad – I hadn’t even considered customs!Ian – Yeah, that always is the problem isn’t it…Joce – I’m very detail oriented that way…

  14. All I can say here is EWWW.

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