Thursday, August 23, 2007

Public Nudity, Putin Style

President Putin poses semi-nude in public (granted, while on vacation):


And still I maintain that public nudity only serves to expose one as vulnerable, the antithesis of powerful. My first thought on seeing the picture was "Wow, that's reckless; a sniper would have such an easy shot!" My second thought: "Leaving something to the imagination...always the way to go."



At 9:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A public display of vulnerability can serve as a sort of conspicuous consumption though, a sort of "I could fight you with one hand tied behind my back" sort of statement.

It probably helps that Putin appears surprisingly fit for a world leader---even though physical strength has almost nothing to do with the job, it still has a subconscious effect.


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