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Re: alexi naked
« Reply #75 on: July 30, 2008, 02:56:22 PM »
I don't see this picture as 'bad' or any others of this nature. He's only a child.
Whether you agree or not, it is not alright to look at his reproductive organs and make comments (jokes) on the size of it. He was only a little boy. It will raise many eyebrows on your behalf...

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« Reply #76 on: July 30, 2008, 03:07:26 PM »
I don't think that many of us made jokes about that... personally I've even written that these pictures permit me to remember my own evolution because at his age I was just like him ! 
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« Reply #77 on: July 30, 2008, 03:58:59 PM »
Is it really strange that a thread which is supposed to show alexei naked is used by some persons to talk about his crypto and his ability to have children?

So what are we supposed to discuss on this thread?  Gazillions of photos of Alexei have been posted on this forum and elsewhere.  The only  thing that makes this photo unique is his nakedness.  People post endlessly about his looks, his eyes, and other physical traits -- all known to them only through photographs.  Well, this photo just adds to the database on his physical traits, all others of which have been commented upon.

There is a long tradition in Russia of public nudity, including the ubiquity of mixed gender public banyas (baths) even in rural villages, where bathers rushed naked from the steam house out into the snow for a quick cooling down.  In fact, the Plague Riot of 1771 in Moscow was instigated, in part, by the government's closing of the public bath houses in an attempt to curb the spread of the plague.  It would seem Muscovites could brave the plague better than the temporary loss of their public bathing.

Somewhere long ago on this forum there was a thread about a collection of erotic furniture assembled by Catherine II that included rather graphic depictions of various body parts, presented almost invariably in joking fashion.  I doubt that considerable banter about one's "equipment" was all that rare in Russia, from village to palace.

Yes, Alexei was but a little boy.  But that also means he was not a demigod beyond the reach of banter.  The passage of 90 years since his death would seem to have restored our ability to look at him as a person, not some elevated mythic creature who is beyond slight, reproach . . . or humor.  Were the dead of any stripe to be perpetually sacrosanct, a fair portion of comic literature would not exist.

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« Reply #78 on: July 30, 2008, 04:37:27 PM »
yes, there are lots of pictures of alexei but only one shows him completely naked and this picture could have been a proof that alexei really suffered from cryptorchidism, that's all 

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« Reply #79 on: July 30, 2008, 09:06:15 PM »
On or off topic, the entire discussion is fascinating.

GOOD HEAVENS, I had NO IDEA things were so crazy in England regarding children!!!  Is it really in a child's best interest that they and their parents have no pictures or videos of special events in case the pictures might be misused?

I heard of one case in America years ago when a mother did a photo essay on her four-year-old son, Nicky, with some pictures clothed and some unclothed.  The clerk at the photo developer's had the police come for the mother and threatened that she would never see Nicky again, which caused him far more trauma than any pictures could have.

I guess I better start watching myself.  I have LITERALLY SCADS of pictures and videos of children, part of the reason being I don't have enough childhood pictures of myself and enjoy taking them of others.  (Sometimes they're lucky and even get copies!)  Occasionally I have filmed or photographed children in public.  I have NEVER had a problem with this from an American parent.  The ONLY people who objected were foreigners, and this one guy I remember particularly was not British.  In fact, I think he was Russian, and I just chalked it off to some of the propaganda Russians have heard about Americans.

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« Reply #80 on: July 31, 2008, 12:09:09 AM »
As what said before, it isn't just in England. The US is pretty bad for that, too. Some lady in the news got arrested for taking a photo of her 3-year-old granddaughter topless in the backyard.

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Now I'm remembering a topic on Louis XVI on another forum that took off almost like this.  ;)

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« Reply #81 on: August 09, 2008, 12:09:31 AM »
I am here to admit, I taped a kids' theater performance today.  I wasn't related to anyone in the production.  Them as wants me bad enough, will have to figure where to find me.

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« Reply #82 on: August 09, 2008, 12:17:25 AM »
I am here to admit, I taped a kids' theater performance today.  I wasn't related to anyone in the production.  Them as wants me bad enough, will have to figure where to find me.

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« Reply #83 on: August 10, 2008, 01:57:51 AM »
I am here to admit, I taped a kids' theater performance today.  I wasn't related to anyone in the production.  Them as wants me bad enough, will have to figure where to find me.

Thou Fiend!!! Off With Thy Head At Dawn!!!

Oh, my God, they ARE watching me!  The theater performance was a production of Alice in Wonderland in which "Off with their heads" was often repeated!  HOW DID YOU KNOW?

Here http://www.sauer-thompson.com/junkforcode/archives/2008/07/art-making-a-po.html is commentary on a case from Australia.

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Re: alexi naked
« Reply #84 on: August 29, 2008, 02:26:19 AM »
This is indeed an interesting topic,  I have a photograph of myself from age 2 or 3 naked drinking a bottle. My grandmother showed it to me on my 21st birthday infront of others *blush*.   

As for filming, well I was in a production last year which had 8 or 10 kids as "extras" in a pantomime. So a lot of people were filming the play.   I remember once my boyfriend was filming events at our local gymkanha pony club.  He got a few looks even though he was with me so we stuck to just filming my cousin.

As for Alexei, i don't see anything wrong with it.  I  just see a normal little boy who was just being washed down by his nanny on a hot summers day.  I am sure when we were younger we used to go out to the sprinklers in our undies on a hot day.     

I think this photo shows him as a mere mortal like the rest of us.
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