Good Clean Family Values

Hey: the priest didn’t have any problem with it.

From True’s 4 December 2005 issue — just another story that simply needs to have a photo included.

Where There’s Steam, There’s Heat

Famiglia Cristiana (“Christian Family”), Italy’s leading Roman Catholic magazine, came under fire after it ran an ad for a ventilation company which showed a woman in the shower. Readers could easily see her backside through the steamed-up shower door. “If you want to see clearly,” the ad said, “call an electrician now.” The editor, the Rev. Antonio Sciortino, at first defended the ad, but decided to apologize to readers after they “made it clear” the ad upset them. (Reuters) …Hey, cut him some slack: if he’s been following his vows, the photo wasn’t something he’d be able to recognize.

Well Of Course You Want to See the Photo!

…But only for research and social commentary purposes, of course!

– – –

Bad link? Broken image? Other problem on this page? Use the Help button lower right, and thanks.

This page is an example of my style of “Thought-Provoking Entertainment”. This is True is an email newsletter that uses “weird news” as a vehicle to explore the human condition in an entertaining way. If that sounds good, click here to open a subscribe form.

To really support This is True, you’re invited to sign up for a subscription to the much-expanded “Premium” edition:

One Year Upgrade


(More upgrade options here.)

Q: Why would I want to pay more than the minimum rate?

A: To support the publication to help it thrive and stay online: this kind of support means less future need for price increases (and smaller increases when they do happen), which enables more people to upgrade. This option was requested by existing Premium subscribers.

 

2 Comments on “Good Clean Family Values

  1. The problem with computer graphics is that you now have no idea if a “photo” is real or not. If she had turned around you would probably be saying, “Is it live, or is it Mammorex?”

    Reply

Leave a Comment