Thursday, 13 December 2007

UNDERCOVER CHRISTMAS

It is many months now since I blogged on the topic of underwear, mainly because various people (such as Gill's friend, the Duchess) tend to get a bit steamed up about such posts.

However, the unveiling of David Beckham's first advertisements for Emporio Armani two days ago has promoted me to break this self-imposed taboo...


This image has aroused some controversy with various cyber-sites questioning whether everything shown in the picture actually belongs to Becks or whether he has been 'touched up' by someone other than Victoria. Some have hinted at digital enhancement (which looks ruder written down than when I was typing the words!) or whether we have just been made privy to where the chap keeps his spare soccer socks!

Anyway, while we're on the subject, I thought I'd share with you some curious images from a Christmas catalogue produced by the people at a company called UnderU aimed at promoting seasonal knicker-sales.

There is, I fancy, an encoded tale being hinted at in the pages of this catalogue: a tale that goes something like this...

Ken and Barbie are off to spend Christmas with Ken's old school chum, Dick...


After lunch the three of them gather round the fire to open presents and listen to the Queen's Speech...


In the evening, Ken and Dick enjoy and drink and a game of cards...


Until Barbie gets bored and goes to bed, leaving Ken and Dick to watch the video they recorded earlier of Kylie Minogue on Dr Who and reminisce about their days in the school rugger team...

7 comments:

chris said...

The angle of the photo certainly makes the endowments look more generous as well

Suzanne said...

Personally, I think it's where he keeps his spare socks!
Ken & Barbie didn't look particularly happy to be spending time with Dick did they?

LisaH said...

As soon as I saw the Becks photo in the papers I wondered how long it would be before you included it in your Blog.
There might very well have been some air-brushing and enhancements - but on the other hand, Victoria does call him 'Golden Balls'.
Either way, your Blog provides a nice way to start a cold, dark winter's morning.

Boll Weavil said...

Yes, there's nothing in David Beckham's sock drawer to write home about.As for the wusses in your story, I don't think they'd be reminiscing about playing rugger do you ? They're so weedy they wouldn't last two minutes.I also deplore the fact that you seem to be insuating that an ancient and respected sport like rugby is a haven for homosexuality.Nothing could be further from the truth.It's a man's game, played by real men, tough, strong and rugged.I have played the game for years without coming into contact with anything of this nature.This is also true for my best friend Mark and his partner Derek.

Brian Sibley said...

GILL comments...

Good morning,
The Duchess has asked me to convey that her penchant for the young Mr Beckham allows her to overcome any moral scruples she may have had about today's blog.

She is however disturbed by any suggestion that he would need to store his socks in such an inappropriate place as she has always understood him to have great natural talent.

My personal thanks are also due.....

Brian Sibley said...

CHRIS - Ah, yes, that's the trouble with Life: it's all down to (or up to) angles!

SUZANNE - You're right Ken, Barbie and Dick really don't look too happy, but then if the weather is anything like it is in London today (and since the fire's clearly gone out) they're probably a bit bloody cold, loafing around in their scanties...

LisaH - That's me, nothing if not predictable! Still, I'm glad to have brought a little golden light to your day!

BOLL - Your analysis of rugby seriously disappoints me... I always thought all that scrumming business was a kind of on-field dating agency... I was thinking of taking it up, but now I've gone off the idea - apart, of course, from the opportunity to meet Mark and Derek!

GILL - I'm sure the Duchess is far better informed on such matters than I and I am very glad not to have incurred her (or your) disapproval!

Qenny said...

It's a matter of public record that DB has indeed been touched up by someone other than Victoria. Isn't that why they moved from Spain?