Friday, January 19, 2007


A very belated happy sixtieth Birthday to Peter who writes the very excellent *Naked blog*. He’s just getting used to his Bus pass.

Talking of ‘Naked’ have you seen that new VASELINE advert? It reminds me of the orgiastic finale of the film ‘Perfume’

Both imitate the work of New York photographer Spencer Tunick (see pic above showing 1700 naked Tynesiders).

You can volunteer here (brrrrr).

The mere mention of the word VASELINE used to send my students into paroxysms of laughter. Not the girls - they just used it as lip gloss.

Vaseline has many other uses.

I was always very careful not to say ‘Go and get the Vaseline to lubricate your stopcock’. Anyway in the last few years we had Teflon stopcocks which didn’t need it.

Here's the VASELINE advert.



Blogger MJ said... makes me want to smear my body in K-Y Jelly.

I'd volunteer for the photo shoot but I don't want to admit to being a "1" on the skin tone scale.

2:54 pm  
Blogger Roger Coss said...

Hi KAZ,and mj
If you are interested in Spencer's art and want to see more including some of his lesser known individual portraits, come to
We have accounts by those of us who have participated(Burrr indeed for Cleveland or Brugge- not so bad in Lyon) I have participated in a few now(Cleveland and Lyon, are a couple) and skin tone is really not important.

3:28 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

mj:You dirty girl - but it's OK - it is Friday after all.
I still don't know what K-Y stands for.

Hello Roger: I've seen the pic for Lyon - feet in the air?

I can't speak for mj - but I find the thought terrifying. My body might be skin tone 1, but my face would be bright pink!

4:48 pm  
Anonymous NiC said...

Was "Perfume" good as a fillum Kaz?

I recall enjoying the book but I'm not sure how it could work on the big screen.

Good advert.

5:02 pm  
Blogger MJ said...

Let's just smear ourselves with Vaseline for the hell of it, get completely bladdered, and then if we're up for it, book a flight to the next Spencer Tunick event. Whaddya say?

5:25 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Nic: We had free ‘preview’ tickets which always make one well disposed to the film. It was years since I read the book so it didn’t intrude.
So yes- it was good! They said the book couldn’t be turned into a film but I think they have been successful.

Mj: What the hell! If Roger can do it so can we. Pass the vodka?
I hope Tunick pays expenses.

9:10 pm  
Blogger Murph said...

I just KNEW that was you Kaz, and now the truth is out! 12th down and 15th across in the Vaseline Ad.

I walk around naked all day long and nobody bats an eyelid. So does Oz.

10:49 pm  
Blogger stitchwort said...

Just wait till you get the googlings for "Teflon stopcock".

10:59 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Murph & Oz: Are you coming on the Spencer Tunnick trip? Bring Mr P with you - he can keep his running shoes on.

Actually that's me in the blue hat on the bridge.

Stitch: That'll make a nice change from Carol Vorderman's bottom.

10:31 am  
Blogger Flaming Nora said...

Is Perfume worth seeing at the flicks? Read the book and loved it (but I think you might have already known that)

4:12 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Nora: The film was good. I read the book so long ago that it didn’t interfere.
Last week I saw the preview of ‘Notes on a Scandal’. I didn’t enjoy this because the book had been been altered so much - mainly to make the Judi Dench role more interesting.

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