Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Bare It For Books

ReBlog from

Happy Bare It For Books launch day, everybody! We are so thrilled to welcome you to our newly designed website, and equally thrilled to let everyone know that our sexy little calendar project is now up and running in earnest. Let’s all give a big round of Internet applause for the authors who will be baring it all in the name of literature for our 2014 calendar:
Angie Abdou – Ms. January
Trevor Cole – Mr. February
Farzana Doctor – Ms. March
Dave Bidini – Mr. April
Miranda Hill – Ms. May
Daniel MacIvor – Mr. June
Yasuko Thanh – Ms. July
Terry Fallis – Mr. August
Sachiko Murakami – Ms. September
Vincent Lam – Mr. October
Saleema Nawaz – Ms. November
Yann Martel – Mr. December
With cover illustration done by Sarah Leavitt.
We’d like to take this moment to thank each and every one of the authors who have graciously agreed to appear in our 2014 calendar, as well as those authors who will be appearing (hint, hint) in our Bare It For Books calendar in 2015. We couldn’t have gotten this far without you, and we are so grateful for your continued enthusiasm and support.
We’d also like to thank all of the people who have helped BIFB get to this moment – we wouldn’t have gone anywhere without you, too! You can see a comprehensive list of our supporters on this website. Much love and thanks to you all.
So what’s the next step in the Bare It For Books project? Why, pulling that calendar together, of course! As of today, you can hop on over to our Indiegogo campaign page and have a peek at all of the lovely swag you can score when you donate to the campaign. We are aiming to raise the bulk of our printing and production costs through our Indiegogo fund, so please spread the word about Bare It For Books far and wide, and get yourself some swag!

Friday, 8 February 2013

Big Nude Boat in Maclean's Magazine

Maclean's Magazine
(Canada's national weekly current affairs magazine)
February 6, 2013
by Alan Parker

3,000 passengers and lots of sunscreen on largest naked cruise in history

Sometime in the late afternoon on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 — an hour or so after the cruise ship Carnival Freedom leaves its home port of Fort Lauderdale, Florida — the ship’s captain will make an announcement on the ship’s public address system.

The captain’s message will go something like this:

“Ladies and gentlemen, we are now in international waters. Please feel free to disrobe.”

And with that, approximately 3,000 passengers aboard the Carnival Freedom will doff duds and begin eight days of the largest naked cruise vacation in the history of the world.

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Thursday, 7 February 2013

Naturism on Murdoch Mysteries

This week's episode of Murdoch Mysteries on CBC involved a "naturist colony".

Murdoch Mysteries is a drama, currently set in 1900, that revolves around Detective William Murdoch of the Toronto Constabulary who investigates murder using forensic techniques of the time. (think CSI from 100 years ago) The show is currently in its 6th season.

While 1900 is a bit early for naturism in Canada, it is not completely out of the realm of possibility. They must have done their research well because they were fairly accurate about the philosophy – right down to the gruff German leader. (although at times, his accent sounded more Scottish than German)

Watch the show here: