November 1, 2017

If it weren't for Tim McGraw's nipple, I'd have to say this casino is sexually harassing me.

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42 comments:

Laslo Spatula said...

The asses on those statues are disappointing.

Several are sagging, and the ass of number four might be that of a streetwalking transsexual.

You would think that, in Vegas, they would have made the asses perfect.

Not like the asses of strippers at a rundown strip club.

In Reno.

I am Laslo.

Quaestor said...

A more entertaining Tim without the extenuating nipple.

zipity said...

I'm familiar with the term "brass balls" but not with "brass ass"....

mccullough said...

Those the cheerleaders for the Vegas Golden Knights?

Ann Althouse said...

@Laslo

I too thought the asses were poorly articulated, but it's possible that the flattened shape is the result of millions of hands rubbing them over the years.

Sebastian said...

So if a place of entertainment you enter of your own free will, a place that holds no power over you, displays objects that bug you, it "sexually harasses" you? That's defining harassment down.

Meade said...

"I'm familiar with the term "brass balls" but not with "brass ass"...."

There once was a strip club on the main street of Newport, KY called The Brass Ass. Get it? — donkey.

Meade said...

Looks like it's still there.

Laslo Spatula said...

“Baby needs a new pair of shoes!”.

I am Laslo.

Mike said...

I find it interesting that the artist managed to get a lot of variety in the asses he sculpted yet gave them the exact same JBF-like hairstyle. The choices artists make are intriguing.

Ann Althouse said...

The hair (along with the saggy asses) made me sad.

It looks like a drawing made by a 13 year old boy who's trying to get better by drawing the same thing over an over. He doesn't know much about hair, but he's decided on long hair, and he draws squiggles to the right length and that's good enough. He's relieved not to have to attempt a face, and his adolescent fantasy doesn't require one... or even want one. Don't look at me! I'm ugly!

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

The only body that should be sculpted is a fake-perfect porn body. @@

Tim Gilliland said...

Gosh guys you all are sure critical of those statues. I sure am glad its not my ass that's being handed such scorn. That said I am pretty sure this was sculpted to reflect actual strippers from the area; they probably had a contest for the models, like the "Best Ass in Vegass Contest" and thus those are real asses there not some idealized ass from the fervid imaginations of onlookers. As far as the hair... who is looking at the hair? Or perhaps I should say, what man is looking at the hair. Or the lack of a face... Priorities, Priorities.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

The sculpture is obviously lowbrow and super lame, designed to be groped photographed and hashtagged by drunk idiots, but y'alls issue with it is that the asses are too 'saggy?'

If you must touch sculpted brass body parts, this is a far classier option. Rub the toes for good luck.

rhhardin said...

The asses look average good to me. I'm not sure what a top-notch ass would be. Guys aren't really particular.

The body parts are there as reminders how many hot babes you can get if you win. It raises the gambling odds by increasing the winnings. You not only get money but something you'd like more than money, anyway in the state of mind you're probably in.

rhhardin said...

It's a celebration of bad choices.

CStanley said...

who is looking at the hair?

"Hey, mister, my hair is up here!"

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Mike said...

I find it interesting that the artist managed to get a lot of variety in the asses he sculpted yet gave them the exact same JBF-like hairstyle. The choices artists make are intriguing.

The sculpture was intended to replicate the actual line-up of the Crazy Girls burlesque show at the time. So the same hairstyle was likely a feature of the show, not something dreamed up by the artist.

One of the girls in the show was transgender, although I'm not sure if they were a part of the show line-up on which that the sculpture was based .

Kate said...

Let's set up the statue in front of the Wall Street Bull. Fearless Girls.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

The sculpture is obviously lowbrow and super lame, designed to be groped photographed and hashtagged...

Groped and photographed yes*, hashtagged, no. The sculpture is from 1995.

*Somewhere I have a picture of my wife, posed at one end, with her hand on the butt of the girl next to her. The picture was her idea. ( Having her pose in costume was my suggestion, which for some reason she declined. )

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

Somewhere I have a picture of my wife

No offense to Mrs. Bliss with my drunk idiots comment. You know what I mean, though. :)

Ignorance is Bliss said...

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

No offense to Mrs. Bliss with my drunk idiots comment. You know what I mean, though. :)

No offense taken. It was intentionally lowbrow, and done by sober idiots. :)

Ignorance is Bliss said...

It was intentionally lowbrow...

Of course, if she had taken my suggestion, then it would have been highbrow.

Laslo Spatula said...

If Trump was in charge of that Casino the asses would've been PERFECT.

I am Laslo.

ALP said...

Oh Ann, you must seek out the Betty White slot machine as an antidote to all the hyper-sexuality.

ALP said...

Ann: see if you can find a slot machine game called Lunaris. Its the most visually interesting game I came across, using moths, fireflies, the moon etc.

Seeing Red said...

How did I miss that last year? I stayed there!

ALP said...

Ann: another tip - the Pawn Stars downtown Vegas location has a surprising amount of original art from famous artists.

tcrosse said...

There is a large part of Las Vegas far from the Strip where actual people live normal lives. As such it's not much different from any other place in the Southwest.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Ann Althouse said...

I too thought the asses were poorly articulated...

ar·tic·u·lat·ed
ärˈtikyəˌlādəd
adjective

Having two or more sections connected by a flexible joint.

Obviously on a bronze statue the joints will not be flexible. I'd have to see the stage show to know just how well articulated the originals were...

Static Ping said...

I do wonder how often they need to hose the butt line down. Is there a convenient drain nearby?

Rusty said...

Althouse. At our age a little sexual harassment can be a good thing.

Freeman Hunt said...

I have a family member who lives in Las Vegas and says it's a great place to live for people who like to keep odd hours.

southcentralpa said...

It's often seemed like for many women saying "unwanted sexual advances" was functionally equivalent to "Doesn't look like George Clooney" (or in this case, Tim McGraw)...

Birkel said...

In fact, I have often said about the only people who have any real freedom of speech left are people who are in the fortunate position of myself: tenured professors at major private universities on the verge of retirement!
-- Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman in 1977

https://www.hoover.org/research/future-capitalism

I would be interested to get the Althousian perspective.

Anthony said...

They’re actually cast from real showgirls so one day expects variation: https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/14103

Ann Althouse said...

I am disappointed that NO ONE is interested in Tim McGraw's nipple.

Laslo Spatula said...

"I am disappointed that NO ONE is interested in Tim McGraw's nipple."

His T-shirt isn't wet.

I am Laslo.

southcentralpa said...

I thought (interest in) his nipple(s) was implied in mine ...

veni vidi vici said...

That row of brass girls was made for a long-running show at the Riviera, no? Now it's at the PH? Makes me content that I've never set foot in the joint. Well, since it was the Aladdin, anyway.

Unknown said...

Spinal Tap - Big Bottom

The bigger the cushion, the sweeter the pushin'
That's what I said
The looser the waistband, the deeper the quicksand
Or so I have read

Big bottom, big bottom
Talk about bum cakes, my girl's got 'em
Big bottom drive me out of my mind
How could I leave this behind?

I met her on Monday, 'twas my lucky bun day
You know what I mean
I love her each weekday, each velvety cheek day
You know what I mean

My love gun's loaded and she's in my sights
Big game is waiting there inside her tights, yeah

Big bottom, big bottom
Talk about mud flaps, my girl's got 'em
Big bottom drive me out of my mind
How could I leave this behind?

Rusty said...

Ann Althouse said...
I am disappointed that NO ONE is interested in Tim McGraw's nipple.

They've obviously made an impression on you.