January 24, 2010

Tennis in flesh-colored underpants.

Ha ha ha.

19 comments:

Freeman Hunt said...

Bet that could distract an opponent.

rhhardin said...

Stephen Potter ("Gamesmanship") recommends black socks for tennis.

knox said...

For years now, I have recommended black socks for dorkiness.

Big Mike said...

Well, the photo certainly looks like she's showing off, doesn't it?

alan markus said...

I can remember when Crayola had a "flesh" color crayon. Thanks, to the internet, I find out the following:

"1962
Partly in response to the civil rights movement, Crayola decides to change the name of the “flesh” crayon to “peach.” Renaming this crayon was a way of recognizing that skin comes in a variety of shades."

http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0872797.html

knox said...

Uh-oh. I still refer to that particular, revolting shade as "Flesh" whenever I see it. They were still around when I was a kid in the mid-70s.

p.t. fogger said...

Yeah, I remember the "Flesh" Crayons in the 70's, too. And at some point, Band-Aides started coming in assorted darker shades for roughly the same reasons.

Paul said...

Wow . . . those pictures are incredibly unerotic.

I do like the Athena 'Tennis Girl' poster, though.

rhhardin said...

Don't forget Indian Red crayolas, for coloring the faces of Indians.

EDH said...

Tightness is more important than color.

Palladian said...

Just wait. The First Lady is going to wear that same outfit one of these days...

knox said...

Don't forget Indian Red crayolas, for coloring the faces of Indians.

((gasp!))

bearing said...

I remembered coloring with "flesh" crayons too, and I was born in 1974, but I suspect that the crayons I remember were from the coffee can'o'broken crayons kept in my grandmother's house just for visiting grandchildren.

Jumbled crayon containers being what they are, I'm sure the average residence time of a particular crayon from pristinely squared-off tip to chewed-up nubbin tossed in the trash works out to be measured in years.

Ann Althouse said...

Those of you talking about flesh-colored crayons probably didn't click on the link....

BJM said...

Venus should keep her day job.

@Palladian - thanks for the mental image. I was trying to forget FLOTUS' summer shorts camel toe.


@rh the name "Indian Red" originated from the Dutch East India Company in the 1600's to denote a deep ocher pigment, used in oil paints and pottery glaze. The pigment was commonly found on small islands off the coast of India.

De Vinci was very fond of sketching in India red ink.

Bruce Hayden said...

What is humorous is that when you get a closer look at what she is doing, she is wearing dark brown. It just turns out that this shade of brown is decently close to the color of her skin, esp. her legs (and much less, her chest).

Now that picture of the blond at the end of the article is sexy, since her rear end really is bare. I think all those boys who loved this picture were just waiting for her to bend over to get some balls.

alan markus said...

Unfortunately, I clicked on the link right away & felt like I was poked in the eye with a stick. Then I got to thinking of my younger days when the "flesh-colored" crayon meant only one thing. And that crayon was usually the one most fought over, and the first to get worn out.

Cedarford said...

A lot of the women tennis players have smoking hot bodies. Her sister Serena included of you like muscular, curvey women.

Alas, Venus does not. Yes, she has legs from here to the Moon, but with...6' 2" of cellulite and a face out of an anthropology book.

But both the sisters see Tennis as just ONE of the things they do. Both have lucrative fashion lines that they don't simply lend their names to, but actively design. The Williams dress will sell. Big time.

I also think that many of the gal tennis player's tennis careers, if not their bottom line, is hurt by exceptional to very good looks once they "make it" to a major championship or two. Like Sharapova, the "Other Maria" Kirilenko, Ana Ivanovic (Who, like the Williams sisters, net over 10 million a year globally in endorsements, products, and fees - far more than their prize money.)

As for black socks, Roger Federer made them cool a few years back with his "Darth Federer" all-black outfit at the 2007 US Open.

Charismatic men like Federer, Rafa Nadal, Roddick, Leyton Hewitt, the Djoker make over 10 million a year off-court. (with Murray and what my wife calls "the super hunk" Del Potro) joining them this year.

Kylos said...

Cedarford, you have a way with words. And that's not a compliment.