Saturday, October 4, 2014

An Uplifting Decorative Scheme

In some rowdy settings women are encouraged to donate their bras as decorative items, as remembrances of good times there.  For example, the Florabama Lounge near Orange Beach, AL has large numbers of bras hanging from the ceiling of this Gulf Coast dive.  There's the existential question for an occasion like this: do you wear an old, tired or cheap one for a possible donation occasion, or go for the pretty and distinctive.  Bras, after all, are expensive for impecunious grad students without sugar daddies.  Is donating a polka dot one too gauche?

A fence near Cardrona, New Zealand became a depository for over 1500 bras.  This was apparently the result of four girls celebrating the new millennium by hanging theirs on a fence; and other women have hung theirs in celebration of high spirits and fun or because theirs were simply too uncomfortable.  A little Kiwi uninhibitedness in action!



Some more conservative elements there have objected to the bra fence, claiming that it was a traffic hazard.  Others regarded it as a make-do tourist attraction!  Now, to my knowledge, no one near Amarillo, Texas ever objected to the ten Cadillacs partially buried in the prairie and subsequently defaced.  You would think that surreal spectacle would be a major distraction too.  No, apparently, the locals embraced this element of weird America!

I was not aware of this earlier, but a bar and bowling alley in Milwaukee had a 45-year practice of displaying bras from the ceiling!  Last year, a fire marshal objected to this display, claiming that it was a fire hazard and demanded their removal under penalty of a stiff fine!  You would think they weren't flame-retardant.

http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/citys-bra-ban-doesnt-hold-up-9m9vimk-207805611.html

Fortunately, the city fire marshal hooted after a day, and the bar's decorative harmony was restored.

I don't think that pirate ships would have objected to this kind of color display along with the Jolly Roger; however, brassieres were not to be invented for another 200 hundred years.  Arrr!



17 comments:

Bilbo said...

There is a similar decorative motif that uses men's neckties (sometimes cut off rather than simply removed and donated), but it's not nearly as much fun as the bra one.

MarkD60 said...

There's a gift shop here that has thong panties hanging all over the place.The owner asks all the women if they're wearing thongs and if they say yes, he asks if he can have them.
Apparently, he doesn't do too bad!

Linda Kay said...

Well, I think this is certainly more interesting than hanging padlocks on a fence. One can sit and speculate the size of the "girls"!

TexWisGirl said...

there's an interesting fence! :)

Grand Crapaud said...

So, did you strip to remove your bra, Angel?

Anemone said...

I think the custom is a real hoot!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Bilbo, I can see the similarities. Both involve an excuse from ordinary convention.

MarkD60, that's even more daring!

Linda Kay, they are available for prxmimate inspection.

TaxWisGirl, Anemone, I think so too.

Grand, you don't have to remove a short-sleeved blouse or tee; just pull the straps through the armholes;

Anonymous said...

So you removed your bra without removing your shirt? You're no fun at all.

Mike said...

I've asked girls to start a new custom by hanging bra straps from my ears but it hasn't gotten off the ground yet.

The Bastard King of England said...

Nothing like a little sex tease in a Gulf Coast dive.

Deena said...

If yours are D cups, you could adapt them as a planter.

Clarissa said...

That fence is funny.

Cloudia said...

Let `em fly!




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Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

A nice fence!

Insane Penguin said...

Let me know before you show your tits next time.

beach lad said...

it's a nice thought that the laydees who have donated spent the rest of the day bra-less.

Anonymous said...

Let 'em loose!