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If you put an ad in the paper asking people to gather somewhere in public and get nude for some “artistic” photographs for which they would not be getting paid, it would probably be considered creepy, if not downright illegal. When Spencer Tunick does it, thousands of people show up, ready to get good and naked.

Spencer takes pictures of lots of blissfully willing nudes, artfully arranged, all over the world, in iconic locales including Barcelona, Buenos Aires, London, Melbourne, New York and Sao Paulo. Even on glaciers.

Sausage Fest

It’s an ongoing art project that is apparently supposed to symbolize freedom and to challenge the viewer’s perception about nudity and the human body. But the truth is that most people  probably just like looking at naked people.

OSMsauce isn’t exactly prudish or a family-friendly place, but we can’t have bare bits or ding dongs flopping around on here either. Unfortunately, the art is kind of hard to display without the naughty parts.

Cleanup on Aisle 5

But supposedly the point is that those parts aren’t necessarily naughty and that if you think they are, you should probably lighten up.

Regardless, the very fact that there is a person out there who — simply by asking — can get 5,000 people to show up and willfully undress for a camera… well that’s just cool as hell. You’d think these shoots would turn into total sausage fests, with a ton of dirty male pervs just showing up to peep some privates. But on the contrary, the guy seems to be able to draw just as many women as men. He says boo and they drop trou.

Uncensored Genitalia Protip: Just Google It

That guy who gets people naked is effing awesome.


 

We all know from the movie Contact that Earthly television signals have been broadcast into space ever since Hitler transmitted them from the Olympic games in the 1930s. Theoretically, electromagnetic television waves can travel through space indefinitely, although only at the speed of light, and they can be distorted beyond recognition by gravity and other interference. But the galaxy is a big, open space, and if an alien technology in the nearby* vicinity has the technology to look for weak signals, then it is perfectly possible that they are going to be enjoying some pretty damn good television in the next few years.

*within 50 light years, or so.

Someone created this fine chart to help us imagine their upcoming fall schedules:

They're gonna love Saved By the Bell!

The charms of Seinfeld might be lost on any alien civilization. Friends probably wasn’t worth the effort in hindsight. The original Star Trek is going to be embarrassingly laughable, most likely. And Twin Peaks is really gonna confuse the hell out of them and their understanding of humanity in general.

Which brings up the point: should we be broadcasting new television shows created especially for the aliens? The advertising returns probably wouldn’t be very lucrative, but maybe we could send out something to paint a rosier picture and to help them more accurately understand what we humans are all about? Oh wait, Germany already tried that. With naked people. Maybe Germany should just stop broadcasting stuff altogether from now on.

It’s astounding to realize that something we humans created is currently available to be viewed 65 light years away from Earth. That’s like 382,000,000,000,000 miles from here. That makes the sphere of human influence to be something like 230,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 cubic miles. That’s pretty super awesome of us.

It’s just too bad we don’t have the technology to outrun the electromagnetic waves in order to block the aliens from ever having to watch an episode of Home Improvement. Because if anything’s going to make them hostile toward humans…

Regardless, whatever the aliens are watching now is probably pretty effing awesome.


 

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