The Full Monty Comes To Your Local High School!
Well, almost The Full Monty. At a Paramount High School Talent show in California several boys stripped down to their underwear and strutted their stuff.
The audience reaction was mixed, with catcalls and gasps filling the air.
The boys wiggled and waggled, and some audience members apparently stuffed dollar bills uh, somewhere.
The outrage, of course, is just starting. Links have been posted, and removed, from youtube.
This brings to mind the history of streaking.
In England, 1799 a naked man was arrested for running naked from Cornhill to Chesapeake on a 10 Guineas bet. He was sent to prison.
In the United States, in 1804 George Crump was arrested for streaking in Lexington, VA. Apparently it was some sort of rite of passage. Mr. Crump apparently survived the rite, and eventually made it to the US Senate.
By the last century streaking had become not only a rite of passage, but a pursuit of the masses. Vast hordes of college kids at various locales around the country indulge the activity regularly.
The most well known streaker in history, however, has to be Robert Opel, who streaked the 46th Academy Awards. His victory was short lived, however, as David Niven immediately quipped, “Isn’t it fascinating to think that probably the only laugh that man will ever get in his life is by stripping off and showing his shortcomings?”
Yes, streaking has a history, and, let’s admit it, it does give a chuckle or two. Running down the street naked. showing off. And getting arrested and having to register as a sex offender.
Good luck, you Paramount fellows, see you at the probation office! Heh.