Vintage Immodesty: Naked Gunner

 

This young man displayed such heroism that Mandesty is willing to forgive his Classic Immodesty. From Rare Historical Photos:

This young crewman of a US Navy “Dumbo” PBY rescue mission has just jumped into the water of Rabaul Harbor to rescue a badly burned Marine pilot who was shot down while bombing the Japanese-held fortress of Rabaul. Since Japanese coastal defense guns were firing at the plane while it was in the water during take-off, this brave young man, after rescuing the pilot, manned his position as machine gunner without taking time to put on his clothes. A hero photographed right after he’d completed his heroic act. Naked.

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I bet you didn’t notice the enemy in this photo. Image taken by Horace Bristol, 1944

Domestic Immodesty

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“Hey, hon. Just risking your mortal soul while I risk grease burns. See how much I love you?”

Immodesty is dangerous to your soul but cooking topless is dangerous to your health. I guess it’s just as well. I suppose you should get used to burning flesh anyway. You’ll get a lot of that in Hell, mister.

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Seriously, men. This is extremely unpractical. 

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Are all your clothes in the laundry, young man?

Men, I appreciate your effort into housework, but it is not enough. Put some clothes on and go make me a sandwich.

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Perfect example of the Modest Domestic Man: Flipping your breakfast but never your soul

Generic 1950s couple - man doing housework while woman puts her feet up.

The Way It Should Be

Mandesty: Oscars’ Edition

Oscar winner, history maker and star of Moonlight, Mahershala Ali is now starring in a campaign for Immodesty facilitator, Calvin Klein. This Klein person has been named on this blog several times. I’ve come to the conclusion that Mr. Klein got into this underwear business for the sole purpose of corrupting souls.

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Mahershala Ali for Calvin Klein

Joining Ali is fellow Moonlight co-star Trevante Rhodes

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Trevante Rhodes for Calvin Klein. I suppose I should caption this but I have lost my train of thought

 

Is it any wonder that this has happened though? After all, the Oscar itself is egregiously immodest.

82nd Annual Academy Awards - "Meet The Oscars" New York

You don’t see the Emmy statue naked, do you Oscar? 

 

 

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You know what though? These two look great together.