Friday, August 31, 2007

It wouldn't be a trip to the beach without...

an unfortunate Speedo moment. (And isn't just about any Speedo moment unfortunate?) You, sir, are no 1960s Sean Connery.



A closer look for those who are so inclined:




Me -- I don't want to know that much about a man's testicles unless I'm married to him.

20 comments:

Julie said...

At least it wasn't one of those skimpy bikini-like Speedos!

Molly said...

Eek. Fun part about being gay: you never have to get over that adolescent "boy parts are icky!" phase. So I, personally, don't want to know that much about any man's testicles, EVER.

Franklin said...

While in general I simply adore knowing all about the testicles of men to whom I am not married,I nonetheless quite agree that this fellow's choice of bathing attire was most unfortunate.

Lycra is a privilege, not a right.

M-H said...

In Aus those 'skimpy bikini-like Speedos' are known as 'budgie smugglers'.

terri said...

this is reminding me of a recent trauma I suffered at the YMCA swimming pool... I agree it's a complete GAH situation

Emma in France said...

Here in France, baggy swim shorts are not allowed in most public swimming pools and water parks. Tight swimwear is compulsory. Thank the FSM for the current fashion for shorts style tighties rather than skimpies.

Anyway, while at a water park two summers ago, I saw a father with his children and his swimwear was very obviously tented. I imagine that was an extremely embarassing situation.

Bridget said...

Ew. Speedon't.

Carol said...

Could be worse, but that guy's truly in need of boxers.

Ilana said...

And THAT is why I am glad I no longer have to travel to South Beach four times a year for work. Nothing worse than walking down the street behind someone in an ill-advised thong (usually on rollerblades), or looking up from your book only to be confronted by a close-proximity marble bag. I mean, good on 'em for the self-esteem, but couldn't they develop just a smidgen of my tortured body image???

anne marie in philly said...

talk about muffin top!

my verification word is "yejoko"; ye joko, old english version of "the joke". applies in this case. what a bad joke!

Marilyn said...

Now, too bad it wasn't a knitted suit. Then you could start a Gallery of Ghastly Knitted Speedos. Nothing shows a guy's junk better than a sagging knitted suit, methinks.

Anonymous said...

There must be some kind of a culture gap here, since I looked at the pictures and read all the comments here and I still quite get it... what are you supposed to see in these pictures, that is so upsetting?

Carol said...

Many beachgoers, particularly many Americans, find Speedo bathing suits to be unattractive and unfashionable. They are something of a fashion "don't." See, e.g., http://www.askmen.com/fashion/fashiontip/tip3.html

Always happy to contribute to cross-cultural understanding.

Tabitha said...

Well, obviously it's not a problem akin to global warming, but holy eggs in easter grass, Batman. I recently saw my middle-aged neighbor mowing the lawn in an Amish straw hat, Teva sandals and tiny red Speedo. And the enormous gut covered most of the front portion of the suit. And he's hairy like monkey. Not something you forget in a hurry. I suspect that the suit was from younger, thinner days, but really who looks good in those ever? Even buff guys look like they're trying too hard. I feel the same way about skimpy women's suits. Wear what you will, go naked, whatever, but I'm not impressed. And leave the package to the imagination, bub.

Carol said...

I don't mind the Speedo as a rule. I just like to see people wearing them that can do them justice. Like on Elia beach in Mykonos.

fillyjonk said...

Count me in with the "I don't want to know about a man's gonads unless I'm in a committed relationship with him" crowd.

I don't go to the beach because I don't like how *I* look in a swimsuit, so at least I'm spared firsthand knowledge of these sort of things.

Sherry W said...

If a guy is on the olympic swim team, please by all means, wear a speedo!

Carol said...

Just be thankful it wasn't bikini briefs!

SparkCrafted said...

...and even when you are married to him, you still don't actually want to know that much about the testicles. ever. unless you like tea-bagging.

(sorry)

Corbie said...

Speaking of Sean Connery, he was wearing a similarly unfortunate swimsuit in the 1974 movie Zardoz. Sean Connery in 1974 wasn't remotely close to 1960s Sean Connery, unfortunately!