Monday, May 12, 2008

They're Taking away our Freedom, Bit by Bit

Man Ticketed For Wearing Speedo On Beach - Orlando News Story - WKMG Orlando: "Bob Hezzelwood said he has been visiting Bonita Beach for years and no one has bothered or complained about his bathing suit.

However, recently, a Lee County sheriff's deputy gave Hezzelwood a ticket for trespass and told him not to return to the beach.

A judge tossed out the case.

However, Hezzelwood said he plans to sue the sheriff's department, saying his civil rights were violated."

12 comments:

Karin M said...

I like the way the TV doesn't even show the man's bathing suit! Strategically placed gear and cropped shots serve as fig leaves.

Bill Crider said...

Yes, something to be thankful for.

Mé said...

Baywatch meets the Beach-Taliban. Segregate men and women and make everyone wear a burqa.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Should I ever wear a Speedo on the beach it would seem fair to bury me in the sand.

Bill Crider said...

And deprive the babes of your manly pulchritude?

Doc Quatermass said...

Drew Carey had a bit in his stand up years ago (before his sitcom gave him too much exposure) about fat guys in Atlantic City roaming around the boardwalk in Speedos. He joked that putting a Speedo on him was like putting a rubber band around a Bartlett pear. There's a couple of big belly guys at the Wellness Center that wear suits that would look good on Daniel Craig in the beach scene in Casino Royale but they need to go with the baggier trunks.

Bill Crider said...

We were in France a few years ago and went into a mall with a huge indoor pool. Every guy there wore a Speedo.

Karin M said...

Including you?

Bill Crider said...

Heh. I was merely a spectator, standing in the mall and looking into the pool area through glass.

Doc Quatermass said...

Yesterday at the WC I was pausing between weights/cardio and getting showered to get in the therapy pool to chat with a woman in her 60s whom I lust after and flirt with (and who looks very good in a swim suit). She was walking on one of the treadmills and smiled and waved to me, so I had to be polite and stop to pass some time. As we were chatting about how great she looks and what it takes to stay on top of keeping trim, gravity being a harsh mistress, and my need to get my diet back on track after the surgeries and some few months of mostly inactivity and undisciplined eating and drinking (the latter to deal with pain that for awhile would have tempted me to pull the trigger had I a gun in my hand and got to be too much a habit). While we were talking, one of the TVs had VH1 on and they seemed to be running a piece on celebrity man boobs, showing a number of photos of Jack Nicholson and John Travolta needing a "Bro". They even showed Arnold, the "Goveninator" frolicking with his family in the surf and looking a little saggy around the lower pecs, so I guess we shouldn't feel too bad that in this land of plenty and inflamed appetites we need to avoid Speedos.

Mé said...

Bill must have been at Aquaboulevard in Paris.

There are different ranges of speedo suit styles such as high cut 2"(5cm), medium cut 3 1/2"(8cm), and square cut that are about 10 inches or 25 cm down the side. The fashion rule for wearing a speedo is if you have a flat stomach, you can wear a high cut speedo. If you have the Molson muscle (i.e., a beer belly), the length of your speedo should be long enough to see the lower part of your swimsuit while standing up straight.

Also, the square leg cut is good for those who do not wish to reveal too much. If that is not good enough, wear a $550 Speedo LZR and look like a robot.

Bill Crider said...

I didn't know there were rules.

And I like the "Molson muscle" phrase.