Sunday, April 03, 2005

Nudity in Art. HIDE THE KIDS!

Martha, get the kiddies indoors, theres some nudie art in town. Oh, hand me them there paper towels, I'm a-fixin to go check on it myself.

EVERYONE knows, of course, that the reason for the fall of Greek and Roman civilizations were their tolerance for public nudity in art. No, change that, they just didn't tolerate it, they seemed to roll in it like dogs on road-kill.

"The Venus de Milo had better wear a top and Michelangelo's David should put on some pants if they're going to be seen at a yard art business.

Bartholomew County officials told the business near Interstate 65 that it must move cement copies of the classical statues — and about 10 others — out of public view because they are obscene under Indiana law.

"It's not fair to point out our business, and personally, I don't find them offensive," Ginger Streeval, a co-owner of White River Truck Repair and Yard Art, told the Daily Journal of Franklin for a story Wednesday.

Frank Butler, the county's zoning inspector, disagreed.

"They have nudity ... and that should not be in the view of a minor," he said.