MeFi Calendar: "Free-form, go nuts!" April 6, 2011 6:48 PM   Subscribe

As announced in this thread, preliminary planning is underway for a "People of MetaFilter" nude calendar (NYC edition), shot by blaneyphoto and organized by myself. We're looking for participants, all types welcome, no makeup (or not much, anyway!)/glamor.

The proceeds will be donated to charity; I nominate First Book, but I welcome other suggestions.

Photos will be mainly taken in blaneyphoto's studio -- other locations may be possible.

Hopefully other cities will be inspired to continue the tradition (starting next year, of course, for the sake of a united effort this time around.)

Memail me if you are interested or have questions.
posted by hermitosis to MetaFilter-Related at 6:48 PM (210 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

Damn, I'd totally do it but I don't live in NYC.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 6:51 PM on April 6, 2011


Lemme think about it.
posted by jonmc at 6:53 PM on April 6, 2011


I'd do it, but I'm in LA.

Maybe we can talk DaShiv into taking pictures of my wang.

You know, for charity, or whatever.
posted by klangklangston at 6:54 PM on April 6, 2011


How does one sign up for the opposite of this list? Like... a day spent wearing extra clothes and never getting within 100' of a camera?
posted by DU at 6:56 PM on April 6, 2011 [73 favorites]


This thread may make me [hermitosis-ist].
posted by workerant at 6:58 PM on April 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Maybe we can talk DaShiv into taking pictures of my wang.

You know, for kids!
posted by backseatpilot at 7:00 PM on April 6, 2011 [7 favorites]


I'd do it if we could do it the weekend I'm in NY.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:03 PM on April 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'm in.
posted by miss-lapin at 7:03 PM on April 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


I would like to subscribe to this calendar.
posted by lalex at 7:07 PM on April 6, 2011


Yeah, when will it be?
posted by Melismata at 7:08 PM on April 6, 2011


I'm sending you some photos and video right now.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:10 PM on April 6, 2011 [11 favorites]


Oh, what the hell.
posted by jonmc at 7:11 PM on April 6, 2011 [4 favorites]


It will be a 2012 calendar. I'll update the thread when we've heard from enough people to start setting up a timetable for shooting.
posted by hermitosis at 7:19 PM on April 6, 2011


If I do this, can I wear a Viking helmet?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:22 PM on April 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


I wish I could do it because my scars from my breast reduction are still very prominent and visible. I know a lot of women are embarrassed of their surgery scars but I totally dig scars and would love to show mine off.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 7:23 PM on April 6, 2011 [17 favorites]


Will it be released in 3D?
posted by octothorpe at 7:24 PM on April 6, 2011


It's a great idea and yeah, I really hope we get a wild variety of body types, proudly paraded!
posted by Miko at 7:25 PM on April 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


I would love to be a part of this...if it were in LA
posted by zombiehoohaa at 7:28 PM on April 6, 2011


Please, for the love of Metafilter, spell glamour correctly on the calendar. It's not like colour/color or flavour/flavor. It's always glamour.
(Not interested in silly blogs that insist glamor is okay.)
posted by IndigoRain at 7:29 PM on April 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


needs more quonsar
posted by Ardiril at 7:36 PM on April 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Only if I can bring my pet tigers.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 7:39 PM on April 6, 2011


gam'ers
posted by clavdivs at 7:40 PM on April 6, 2011


I assume I can keep my hat on.
posted by jonmc at 7:42 PM on April 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


I don't want to be exposed to your anuses.
posted by found missing at 7:42 PM on April 6, 2011 [5 favorites]


Huh. I'll be in NYC for about fifteen minutes in July, but if that works out I'd go for it.
posted by restless_nomad at 7:49 PM on April 6, 2011


If I pay extra, can I get a calendar that ends on December 21st?
posted by fryman at 7:54 PM on April 6, 2011 [3 favorites]


I'll do it if someone will fly me to NYC for the photo shoot.
posted by hippybear at 8:01 PM on April 6, 2011


I'll do it if someone gets me a personal training for a year first.
posted by bluedaisy at 8:05 PM on April 6, 2011 [3 favorites]


Or even a personal trainer.
posted by bluedaisy at 8:07 PM on April 6, 2011


Metafilter is like the one thing on the internet that I though would be exempt from Rule 34.
posted by 2bucksplus at 8:09 PM on April 6, 2011 [13 favorites]


Can I get fries with that....

Actually, I better not...gonna be photographed naked. Better go throw up now. Does that make me a model?
posted by hal_c_on at 8:13 PM on April 6, 2011


I would do it, if I didnt have a soul
posted by wheelieman at 8:14 PM on April 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Can I get a stand in? I'd totally do it if I could get a stand in. :D

I wonder if Brad Pitt is available.
posted by zarq at 8:18 PM on April 6, 2011


I would love to do it (if I wasn't for the minor detail that I'm on the other side of the planet).

I will definitely buy that calendar, though.
posted by malibustacey9999 at 8:20 PM on April 6, 2011


I will pay extra if we can be spared having to look at jonmc's sorry nekkid azz.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 8:21 PM on April 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


I want to wear my tartan tie.
posted by The Whelk at 8:27 PM on April 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


You must take jonmc up on his offer. You must.

And I'd totally be on board for a DC edition.
posted by MrMoonPie at 8:29 PM on April 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm guessing nobody will get any of their "I'll do it if..." conditions met because:

1. You're body aint a special snowflake to anybody but you.
2. Metafilter has enough flashers and exhibitionists to make 400 different calendars.

Also, legitimate question...how many people are you looking to get, as a calendar usually has only 12 people.
posted by hal_c_on at 8:29 PM on April 6, 2011


I am totally okay with being with other people in the same image.
posted by The Whelk at 8:31 PM on April 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


A Tableau Vivant might be fun....
posted by The Whelk at 8:31 PM on April 6, 2011 [3 favorites]


I will pay extra if we can be spared having to look at jonmc's sorry nekkid azz.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy


I will pay extra to see jonmc's sorry nekkid ass!
posted by msali at 8:32 PM on April 6, 2011


hal_c_on: Group shots, duh. It could be like a nake meet-up.

Oh no, what Pandora's box have I opened now?
posted by charmcityblues at 8:32 PM on April 6, 2011 [5 favorites]


I vote for a reenactment of the signing of the Treaty of Westphalia as one group shot.
posted by BlooPen at 8:38 PM on April 6, 2011 [11 favorites]


Can I wear a half marathon medal?
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 8:40 PM on April 6, 2011


Depends which half.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 8:41 PM on April 6, 2011 [3 favorites]


Ok, again, how many people are we needing to fill up this calendar?

12 or 1200?

I'm assuming that many people will be more or less interested if they know in advance that they will be sharing or not sharing a page with others.
posted by hal_c_on at 8:43 PM on April 6, 2011


I call "Black History Month!"
posted by ColdChef at 8:43 PM on April 6, 2011 [5 favorites]


Maybe we can talk DaShiv into taking pictures of my wang.

posted by klangklangston



Yeah, I heard he's good at macro photography.
posted by special-k at 8:51 PM on April 6, 2011 [17 favorites]


I will pay extra is sixcolors is December.
posted by special-k at 8:52 PM on April 6, 2011 [5 favorites]


I'd do it but not in NY. I could send in something…
posted by rhapsodie at 8:53 PM on April 6, 2011


"Black History Month", a.k.a. "February", a.k.a., "the shortest month of the year".
posted by Curious Artificer at 8:54 PM on April 6, 2011


hal_c_on: Group shots, duh. It could be like a nake meet-up.

This is the moment historians will search for when trying to figure out why society's largest orgy-hosting community is called MetaTalk.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:55 PM on April 6, 2011 [3 favorites]


"Black History Month", a.k.a. "February", a.k.a., "the shortest month of the year".

It's not the length of the month, it's what you do with it.
posted by ColdChef at 8:57 PM on April 6, 2011 [10 favorites]


I'm in the midwest so I won't be participating.
posted by Sailormom at 8:57 PM on April 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Why not just have several versions of the calendar, so as to accomodate all the interested nudes? Swap em with your friends, collect the whole set, etc.
posted by Maximian at 9:00 PM on April 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


There should be a group photo of a bunch of nekkid people just wearing Vibram 5-finger shoes.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 9:11 PM on April 6, 2011 [5 favorites]


Add me to the people who are sorry to be so far away. I'm glad this is happening.
posted by Forktine at 9:12 PM on April 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Why not just have several versions of the calendar, so as to accomodate all the interested nudes? Swap em with your friends, collect the whole set, etc.

!

I propose a set of playing cards in which the front is the tasteful nude photograph and the back is a set of statistics. Year signed up, favorites per comment (FPC) average, deleted post errors, etc.
posted by lalex at 9:13 PM on April 6, 2011 [14 favorites]


I propose a set of playing cards in which the front is the tasteful nude photograph and the back is a set of statistics. Year signed up, favorites per comment (FPC) average, deleted post errors, etc.

I would buy this if only for the conversations it would lead to with guests.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 9:20 PM on April 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


My FPC was exactly 1 earlier this evening. You know, FYI.
posted by MrMoonPie at 9:20 PM on April 6, 2011


My FPC was exactly 1 earlier this evening. You know, FYI.

*winks*
posted by lalex at 9:30 PM on April 6, 2011


AS A MAN OF HONOR AND INTEGRITY I CERTAINLY CANNOT ALLOW THIS TO STAND.

MrMoonPie, aren't you more like 3049 favorites/(3047 MeFi comments + 580 MetaTalk comments + 2180 AskMe comments) = 0.52 favorites/comment?

I know what you're up to and you're not going to get away with it, not on my watch.
posted by floam at 9:31 PM on April 6, 2011


I could do this. Before gravity completely wins.
posted by Space Kitty at 9:45 PM on April 6, 2011 [4 favorites]


Note: Everyone needs a tater.
posted by not_on_display at 9:53 PM on April 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


As for how many people, I just encourage all interested people to state their interest, and we'll see how many of those people actually are able to follow through -- people may change their minds, or not wind up being available, etc.

If the number of actual people photographed looks like it'll be way higher than the number of months, we'll discuss what to do about it then. It might not wind up being an issue. If people are interested in sharing a pose, there'll be an opportunity to say so before we start.

I really feel bad about excluding so many far-off people, and maybe there's a way to expand this if it works out. For now I think it would be best to have all the photos taken by one person, it guarantees a thoroughly consistent result, and it would be nice feather in blaneyphoto's cap. So, if you think there's a chance you'll pass through town in the next few months and/or you'd like to be kept in the loop, memail me.

I will probably be in denial about this for most of tomorrow, but I will be sure to write back to all of you soon with more details!
posted by hermitosis at 9:55 PM on April 6, 2011


Some of you have already seen me naked.
posted by Afroblanco at 9:56 PM on April 6, 2011


= 0.52 favorites/comment

LET'S HAVE A WHOLE THREAD ABOUT THIS
posted by shakespeherian at 9:56 PM on April 6, 2011


Yeah, I heard he's good at macro photography."

Zing!
posted by klangklangston at 9:59 PM on April 6, 2011


something something something IMAGE TAG!
posted by stet at 10:00 PM on April 6, 2011 [4 favorites]


Ok, on a more serious note, can you talk about whether posing will be linked with either our IRL or MeFi names?
posted by lalex at 10:01 PM on April 6, 2011


Huh. I'll be in NYC for about fifteen minutes in July, but if that works out I'd go for it.

There's gotta be a TSA joke in there somewhere.

Ok, on a more serious note, can you talk about whether posing will be linked with either our IRL or MeFi names?

I assumed it would be linked with at least your MeFi names. I mean, otherwise how will people know who they're even looking at? It would just be a calendar full of completely random unknown people.

Maybe we could have an opt-out option, and people will finally get a look at anonymous. I don't know. If it's an issue for it, write me and we'll discuss it later.
posted by hermitosis at 10:06 PM on April 6, 2011


And by "it", I mean "you."
posted by hermitosis at 10:07 PM on April 6, 2011


Eh, I think you'll have more than enough volunteers. I'm probably a rarity in that I wouldn't want people to recognize my face and then be able to trawl my posts here. It sounds like an awesome project though and I am definitely in for a purchase!
posted by lalex at 10:10 PM on April 6, 2011


I volunteer to be anonymous.
posted by Sailormom at 10:13 PM on April 6, 2011


So far I have a list of seven people who've said they're (foreseeably) in; I think we'll definitely get enough for a full calendar, but I urge interested people to write me even if they think we're covered, because we may lose some along the way.

lalex, when we have more specific parameters set, I'll at least let you know what they are.
posted by hermitosis at 10:22 PM on April 6, 2011


Anonymous. (NSFW)
posted by floam at 10:22 PM on April 6, 2011 [3 favorites]


I think each person needs to wear one thing. Not clothes, but things like the half marathon medal, tie, or hat mentioned already. (But not those five finger shoes because I saw some in the wild recently and man, creepy.) Then you get to artfully work that thing into the shot, plus it makes it way more like an ANTM photo shoot. Win!
posted by shelleycat at 10:33 PM on April 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


God help you if you limit this to 12 people. God help you.
posted by danny the boy at 10:47 PM on April 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Can someone call Tony Danza's agent on this thing?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:59 PM on April 6, 2011


I just got back from having my picture taken for this calendar. But why did it have to be in the back of a van? Because I'm not in New York?
posted by Justinian at 11:03 PM on April 6, 2011 [10 favorites]


Mark my words, this will bring new meaning to "sockpuppet."
posted by klangklangston at 11:04 PM on April 6, 2011 [13 favorites]


I volunteer to shoot the Midwest division.
posted by pjern at 11:04 PM on April 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


I think the naked meetup is crucial to this. Perhaps a series of naked meetups, themed for each month? I mean, you could have bunting for the July picture. Bunting!
posted by Ghidorah at 11:39 PM on April 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm amazed at how many of you are volunteering to be photographed in the buff. You're all quite brave.

Me? *cluck cluck cluck*
posted by deborah at 11:42 PM on April 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


While there are several NYC MeFites I'd wished to see naked, I'd hoped it would be on more intimate terms.
posted by Eideteker at 11:49 PM on April 6, 2011 [4 favorites]


Don't think I'll be in New York anytime soon but will totally be in any Midwest edition.

Recently someone posted a pic on facebook of a mural I'd posed nude for back in the 90s. Need to do something to show my old self I'm still cool if my time machine ever gets out of the shop...

naked meetup? Bring towels... first thing I learned as host of "Naked Simpsons Night" in college
posted by jtron at 11:49 PM on April 6, 2011


There's no way I'd do this.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 11:51 PM on April 6, 2011


Oh man. I'm tempted, but I don't know...
posted by rachaelfaith at 12:01 AM on April 7, 2011


"While there are several NYC MeFites I'd wished to see naked, I'd hoped it would be on more intimate terms."

Like a subway car or a drunk tank!
posted by klangklangston at 12:20 AM on April 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Now wait jes' a GAHT-dam minit! Yew sayin' y'all wawnt pitchers-a me NEKKID? Sheeeeee-it! Yew Noo Yorkers is sum funny folks, I'm-a tell yuh WHUT!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:38 AM on April 7, 2011 [3 favorites]


How do y'all feel about hair and flab?
posted by maxwelton at 12:56 AM on April 7, 2011


Not that I'm a prolific commenter or anything, but I'd do this.
posted by jivadravya at 3:02 AM on April 7, 2011


Can we post cock pictures to our profiles? (For charity!)
posted by pracowity at 3:07 AM on April 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh, definitely, I'm in.
posted by thinkpiece at 4:16 AM on April 7, 2011


Can we post cock pictures to our profiles?

Done!
posted by 6550 at 4:21 AM on April 7, 2011 [11 favorites]


I'm available for this and my work-out routine has been producing some good results.
posted by fuq at 4:22 AM on April 7, 2011


Can we post cock pictures to our profiles?

I'm sending you photos and videos right now.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:41 AM on April 7, 2011


Damn, it's too bad that I'm a) not in New York and b) no longer gigantically pregnant. (Though b is admittedly only bad in this instance, as in general being gigantically pregnant kinda sucks.) I was totally on the fence about taking nude pregnancy photos and ultimately didn't and now, kinda wish I had because MAN IS THAT SOME SURREAL SHIT.
posted by sonika at 5:04 AM on April 7, 2011 [3 favorites]


The joys of pregnancy!
posted by ColdChef at 5:12 AM on April 7, 2011 [3 favorites]


I've call dibs on the April layout.
posted by matty at 5:17 AM on April 7, 2011


I volunteer to shoot the Midwest division.
posted by pjern at 1:04 AM on April 7


Why? So you can set up your computer on a board across the bathroom sink, turn off the light, pour some fixer in the bathtub, turn on the vent fan, and put a towel across the gap at the bottom of the door? Should I bring my own stop bath?
posted by Sailormom at 5:35 AM on April 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'll do it.

Ok, so I live in Florida, but I have people to visit in NY and NJ. Just tell me when.
posted by bilabial at 6:12 AM on April 7, 2011



Anonymous. (NSFW)


Wow. Every time I get all jaded and think I've seen it all, the internet throws me another curveball. There really is something for everyone out there.
posted by Forktine at 6:14 AM on April 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is exciting. You all are so beautiful. I can't wait to see what you look like.
posted by jph at 6:27 AM on April 7, 2011


That's funny, matty -- I believe my timestamp beats yours. HAHAHAHAHA :P

(we'll talk)
posted by hermitosis at 6:45 AM on April 7, 2011


"this is free form, go nuts!"

I love it. Can each month pick their own MeFi meme theme? The possibilities are endless!
posted by iamkimiam at 6:50 AM on April 7, 2011


Hang on... you're getting an elementary school teacher to shoot pictures for a nude calendar? I thought Americans didn't allow school teachers to have real lives. Won't the League of Gratuitously Indignant Mothers be out shaking their pitchforks?
posted by pracowity at 6:51 AM on April 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


I don't even know what most of you look like clothed. I am not sure I want to be thinking of someone's naked body when I'm reading their posts.
posted by desjardins at 7:17 AM on April 7, 2011 [2 favorites]


I am not sure I want to be thinking of someone's naked body when I'm reading their posts.

Of course, buying and viewing the calendar is not mandatory for continued MetaFilter membership.

If someone does end up doing a Minnesota edition, let me know - I'm not making promises but I'd seriously consider participating if it were really gonna happen.
posted by nickmark at 7:22 AM on April 7, 2011


I am naked right now!
posted by Mister_A at 7:50 AM on April 7, 2011


I'm naked right now, and my boss is furious.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:55 AM on April 7, 2011 [15 favorites]


Seems like there's as much interest in a west coast edition as an east coat. But y'all had first dibs.
posted by Justinian at 8:08 AM on April 7, 2011


I am naked in my profile pic.
posted by Meatbomb at 8:12 AM on April 7, 2011


I am also naked in meatbomb's profile pic.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:31 AM on April 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Now I understand the look on Meatbomb's face.
posted by pracowity at 8:34 AM on April 7, 2011 [6 favorites]


I'm on a different continent; can I just send mine in?
posted by taz at 8:35 AM on April 7, 2011 [8 favorites]


I would but this user name is associated with my online fandom activities, and the thought of arguing with someone over nu!trek spock/kirk versus tos!trek spock/kirk and having my mommy-saggy body appear on a hatememe to be snarked on by Tyra Banks-worshipping, Jackass-emulating, Starbucks bottle fed thirteen year olds makes me want to curl up like a pillbug under a rock and cry for a year.

But good luck with the project, it sounds cool.
posted by FunkyHelix at 8:43 AM on April 7, 2011 [3 favorites]


There're other continents?
posted by Mister_A at 8:55 AM on April 7, 2011


I will do this. I would like to be photographed while giving a lecture to and about a room filled with a variety of desks.
posted by rmless at 8:56 AM on April 7, 2011


I would like to be photographed urinating off the roof of a skyscraper, but glamour shots aren't allowed, so I guess I'm out.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:06 AM on April 7, 2011


I would totally be in a california one!!!
posted by supermedusa at 9:07 AM on April 7, 2011


Ok, again, how many people are we needing to fill up this calendar?

12 or 1200?


Maybe it could be like a word-a-day desk calendar where instead of words you get a naked MeFite.
posted by Hoopo at 9:24 AM on April 7, 2011 [2 favorites]


Maybe it could be like a word-a-day desk calendar where instead of words you get a naked MeFite.

"Oh, sweet! Today's is 'hermitosis's bare thighs'. Let's see if I can use that in a sentence. 'This sushi-grade tuna steak has been gently seared and hermitosis's bare thighs.'"
posted by Greg Nog at 9:39 AM on April 7, 2011 [12 favorites]


"I don't even know what most of you look like clothed. I am not sure I want to be thinking of someone's naked body when I'm reading their posts."

Oh. Uh. I just assumed everyone had to be naked to comment here. Now I feel stupid and cold.
posted by klangklangston at 9:43 AM on April 7, 2011 [5 favorites]


Only in metatalk, only in metatalk.
posted by stet at 9:45 AM on April 7, 2011 [2 favorites]


Tableau's could soak up a bunch of people, if you pick the right painting.

In any case, I've decided that no matter what, I want a trident.
posted by The Whelk at 9:45 AM on April 7, 2011


Tableau's could soak up a bunch of people, if you pick the right painting.

Recommendation
posted by shakespeherian at 9:53 AM on April 7, 2011


Considering it's Metafilter - an all nude Plato's Academy
posted by The Whelk at 9:54 AM on April 7, 2011 [2 favorites]




You know, I would totally do this, if only to figuratively put my money where my mouth is with regard to complaining about the lack of diversity, older women, etc. in the original calendar/FPP which started this whole thing. As long as it would be shot tastefully, say from the back, and, um, fully clothed.
posted by jokeefe at 10:08 AM on April 7, 2011


No makeup?! You speak of color to one struck blind.
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 10:10 AM on April 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm totally in. I'll be visiting NYC at some point in the next several months. But I want to like be butt fucking the thinker on the Columbia campus, or something.
posted by Lutoslawski at 10:11 AM on April 7, 2011


Or, if we did a Portland version, we could, you know, get a shot with Howie, Cortex and PB with the servers....

Just sayin'.
posted by Lutoslawski at 10:17 AM on April 7, 2011 [2 favorites]


Ha. Oh the memories. For your group amusement, I refer you to New York Nude, a book done in 1981. It features among many other people, my father, my very pregnant mother, and my in-utero sister a few weeks before her birth. (They posed as a part of a large shot of people all in the same office, and as such, my 9 year old self was not invited.)

See also: Dallas Nude.
posted by DarlingBri at 10:20 AM on April 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Possible theme: strategically placed pancakes.
posted by MegoSteve at 10:21 AM on April 7, 2011 [5 favorites]


DarlingBri, I totally and completely remember that (and I don't remember much from then ...). Memories indeed.
posted by thinkpiece at 10:28 AM on April 7, 2011


Possible alternative theme: strategically placed non-declawed cats.
posted by desjardins at 10:31 AM on April 7, 2011 [4 favorites]


If you can't be exhibitionist on Metafilter, where can you be?
posted by whimsicalnymph at 10:48 AM on April 7, 2011


I'd do it but I'm not in NYC either. Southeast edition? I'm in for that, what the hell, I've been thinking about trying to become a stripper anyway. Middle aged lady strips, whoo! The theory I have is that I'll start out naked and people will pay me to put my clothes back on, one piece at a time. I think I could make a lot rather quickly.
posted by mygothlaundry at 10:53 AM on April 7, 2011 [2 favorites]


I don't think I'd be into a naked MeFite calendar, as beautiful as you all undoubtedly are.

A "Cats of MetaFilter" calendar, though? THAT I sincerely want and would pay double-price for. Especially a 365-day calendar with accompanying stories! There could also be fun cat facts as supplied by AskMe answers. Most of the fun cat facts would be "cats are weird" and "cats are assholes."
posted by Metroid Baby at 11:01 AM on April 7, 2011 [26 favorites]


CATS OF MEFI WOULD BE RAW AS HELL
posted by Greg Nog at 11:20 AM on April 7, 2011 [9 favorites]


NUDE CATS R FUNY LUKEN!!!NO THANX!!!DO NOT WANT!!!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:21 AM on April 7, 2011


Cats of MeFi might be more ... wide-reaching both in appeal and in getting models. If the first idea goes well maybe follow-up with the second one.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:21 AM on April 7, 2011 [7 favorites]


It would be the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation to the naked calendar's The Wire.
posted by Justinian at 11:23 AM on April 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm down, but only if I can get drunk first. And during. And after.
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists at 11:35 AM on April 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


My ex-cat would so totally be the best in Cats of MeFi. She was from Saudi Arabia. Attention everyone else: your cats are inferior to Impierna
posted by ambient2 at 11:39 AM on April 7, 2011


I'm also willing to pimp my dog for the Nude Canids of Metafilter version. She can leave her hat on.
posted by taz at 11:41 AM on April 7, 2011 [4 favorites]


This is a Brilliant Idea.
posted by theora55 at 11:45 AM on April 7, 2011


Also it looks like I live within walking distance of the studio so ...I'm going to go Trident shopping.

It's always a good investment.
posted by The Whelk at 11:47 AM on April 7, 2011


Oh, I am in like Flynn. Not in New York usually, but have family to visit. "Hey Mom, no sorry, no Broadway today. I have to shoot a nude calendar." "Have fun! Do you have a Metrocard?"
posted by Polyhymnia at 11:56 AM on April 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm fairly certain that Nosy Parker is a natural.
posted by Space Kitty at 11:58 AM on April 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


So, where are all y'all seeing the studio location and is there actually really truly a date?
posted by thinkpiece at 11:58 AM on April 7, 2011


So far I have a list of sixteen MeFites who've either posted here or memailed me, and some of those are people whose participation hinges on their travel plans. So I doubt it's going to be a situation where we have to double up much. It's a very good mix of people, I'm excited about it.

blaneyphoto and I are going to get together really soon to iron out the timeline. I'll send out a group email to everyone on my list at that time.

If anyone would like to throw out some suggestions w/r/t printing options, please message me. We have a few ideas, but there's enough lead time to explore all angles.

In the meantime, if anyone needs me, I'll be doing pushups forever. [NOT THIGHS-IST]
posted by hermitosis at 11:58 AM on April 7, 2011


How about a "Nude Cats of Metafilter" calendar?

Seriously - a calendar with each month (or even week) having an archived cat question and associated photo(s). That sounds fun.
posted by amtho at 12:04 PM on April 7, 2011


needs more quonsar

easily arranged, my son resides in brooklyn. i always knew i'd get famous on the internet. when is the shoot?
posted by quonsar II: smock fishpants and the temple of foon at 12:05 PM on April 7, 2011


oh, i call dibs on cocktober.
posted by quonsar II: smock fishpants and the temple of foon at 12:09 PM on April 7, 2011 [2 favorites]


Really? Thought you had a Pisces in your pants?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:15 PM on April 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Omfg, this is real. I (might've) created a (sexy, charitable) monster.
posted by Rudy Gerner at 12:25 PM on April 7, 2011


I'm still waffling on whether I want to be in the calendar, but I'm definitely available if you need a fluffer.
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! at 12:40 PM on April 7, 2011 [9 favorites]


Reconsider your parentheticals, friend.
posted by Mister_A at 12:40 PM on April 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Could a web page be set up where those of us not in NYC, but who want to purchase a calendar, can keep an eye on the project?

Sadly, this is not something I could ever participate in, as I'm rather unphotogenic (e.g., fat).
posted by mrbill at 12:50 PM on April 7, 2011


"Like a subway car or a drunk tank!"

Why not both? Clearly, you've never been on a date with me.

"Or, if we did a Portland version, we could, you know, get a shot with Howie, Cortex and PB with the servers...."

This is definitely a case where I'd far prefer the other (original) Portland. You know who you are, Maine ladies. That's right, you. Quit blushing. On second thought, keep blushing. *snap* It's great for the color palette. *snap* *snap* aww yeah...

Oops, need to install that filter between brain and keyboard.
posted by Eideteker at 12:56 PM on April 7, 2011 [3 favorites]


I propose a set of playing cards in which the front is the tasteful nude photograph and the back is a set of statistics. Year signed up, favorites per comment (FPC) average, deleted post errors, etc.

You mean, Top Rumps?

How can I be the first person to think that?
posted by sodium lights the horizon at 1:09 PM on April 7, 2011


On second thought, keep blushing. *snap* It's great for the color palette. *snap* *snap* aww yeah...

Pretty sure I'm changing my mind at this point.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:12 PM on April 7, 2011 [8 favorites]


Now you've got me thinking of this thread. Wonder what ever happened with them.
posted by Melismata at 1:25 PM on April 7, 2011


taz: is your dog wearing Aretha Franklin's inauguration hat? Your dog is awesome!
posted by crush-onastick at 1:33 PM on April 7, 2011


needs more quonsar


No. No it does NOT.

I know quonsar. I love quonsar. But for the love of truth, justice and the American Way, not to mention our eyesight, please, NO.



(And I'll be staying far, far away from the Northeast meself, if you know what I mean, and I know you do.)
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 2:05 PM on April 7, 2011


there's enough lead time to explore all angles

I'll take three copies.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:41 PM on April 7, 2011


Can we pose with a tilted Fedora and strategically placed banjo?
posted by Hardcore Poser at 3:30 PM on April 7, 2011


I never know which way you weirdos are going to jump. This is great. I'd be willing to pose for a West-Coast edition if there's a strong need to fill the fat-and-hairy quota.
posted by lekvar at 4:53 PM on April 7, 2011


In the meantime, if anyone needs me, I'll be doing pushups forever.

Nahh. I'll be happily beergutted and acne-scarred, like always.
posted by jonmc at 4:59 PM on April 7, 2011


Are you doing Mefi theme pictures with this? As pointed out there are some definite Mefi themed pictures you could do:
1. Hardcore Taters.
2. Viking helmet
3. A meeting of the Secret Quosnar
4. Someone Hurf Durf Butter Eating
5. Someone welcoming our new alien overlords. (Preferably not being too welcoming)
6. Someone using a Cat Scanner.
7. Strategically Placed Pancakes
8. A Meetup
9. The moderators of Metafilter (perhaps with some strategic post deletion)
10.
11.
12.


Of course, the cover does need to be a Front Page Post... (I shudder at this last suggestion)
posted by Nanukthedog at 5:02 PM on April 7, 2011


I've already seen most of you naked.

P.S. Please don't cover up your webcam with a sticky note. It's really difficult to sneak into your house at night and remove it.
posted by loquacious at 5:19 PM on April 7, 2011 [2 favorites]


Dude! I'm pretty sure that note wasn't sticky when I left it there.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:27 PM on April 7, 2011 [3 favorites]


This is a weird idea. Just weird, guys.

However, I'd be down if I can be slightly more modest. Like, I don't want ya'll to see any of my bits, thank you very much. Blanket? Leaves? Lens flare!?
posted by two lights above the sea at 5:41 PM on April 7, 2011


Tits or GTFO!!

Sorry. Wait, no I'm not. When the hell else am I going to ever be able to deliver that stupid line straight? No pun intended.
posted by loquacious at 5:45 PM on April 7, 2011 [2 favorites]


Ass.
posted by functionequalsform at 5:46 PM on April 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


this is not something I could ever participate in, as I'm rather unphotogenic

I thought part of the the idea of this sort of thing was you didn't actually have to be a sexy hottie to be on the calendar?

(As for myself, I can't participate because I don't want the devil-camera to steal my soul)
posted by hattifattener at 6:09 PM on April 7, 2011 [3 favorites]


10 Contemplating a plate of beans?
posted by BozoBurgerBonanza at 6:45 PM on April 7, 2011


11. Holding son_of_minya's hand.
posted by lalex at 7:13 PM on April 7, 2011 [2 favorites]


Well, if I do it I'd better joint the fit month thing pretty quick.

I'd really need an exception for make-up, perhaps the airbrushed-on kind to even things out a bit.
posted by jgirl at 7:17 PM on April 7, 2011


12. Cooking bacon.
posted by jgirl at 7:18 PM on April 7, 2011


(perhaps with some strategic post deletion)

you could have phrased that better.
posted by quonsar II: smock fishpants and the temple of foon at 7:22 PM on April 7, 2011


this is pretty cool.
posted by exlotuseater at 7:35 PM on April 7, 2011


4. Someone Hurf Durf Butter Eating

I really feel like that one oughta be reserved for the Minnesota edition, in honor of the State Fair Butter Sculptures.
posted by nickmark at 8:02 PM on April 7, 2011


I didn't realize until Weeds that butter eating was a thing that people actually do (I'll eat a pound of butter if that scene was really shot in Montana, though).
posted by desjardins at 8:12 PM on April 7, 2011


msali: "I will pay extra to see jonmc's sorry nekkid ass"

Haven't we seen it already? I think I've seen it.


The Whelk: "Tableau's could soak up a bunch of people, if you pick the right painting."

I think we all know which tableau needs a second go-round here
.
posted by hydrophonic at 8:32 PM on April 7, 2011 [2 favorites]




hydrophonic:

I think we all know which tableau needs a second go-round here


Well, this time I could bring some lights and a wider lens. You suppose the staff at the Billy Goat would mind?
posted by pjern at 8:57 PM on April 7, 2011


P.S. Mathowie will, of course, need to send cortex back to Chicago.
posted by pjern at 8:59 PM on April 7, 2011


How many ask.me threads will this project spawn?
posted by arnicae at 9:55 PM on April 7, 2011


Who wants to see a programmer's ass?
posted by boo_radley at 11:38 PM on April 7, 2011


I'd totally be up for participating in a PDX contingent project...

On the other side of the lens, of course. Because....eww. And I have lots of ideas but need the practice.
posted by geckoinpdx at 1:40 AM on April 8, 2011


crush - she can also tap out  R. E. S. P. E. C. T. with her paw in morse code.
posted by taz at 2:20 AM on April 8, 2011


Can we pose with a tilted Fedora and strategically placed banjo?

Only if you are sitting under a tree.
posted by molecicco at 3:01 AM on April 8, 2011


I don't even know what most of you look like clothed. I am not sure I want to be thinking of someone's naked body when I'm reading their posts.

This sounds like a feature, not a bug. Reee-owwww.

I would so do this - scars n all. What do you reckon, Aussie Me-Fites?
posted by honey-barbara at 3:55 AM on April 8, 2011


I reckon these days you'll get better travel with a uke and a glass of hateraide.
posted by The Whelk at 4:04 AM on April 8, 2011


Who wants to see a programmer's ass?

Herman Miller
posted by zippy at 4:07 AM on April 8, 2011 [5 favorites]


Next project: Mefi's Got Talent, naked version. (NSFW)
posted by madamjujujive at 5:44 AM on April 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Sadly, this is not something I could ever participate in, as I'm rather unphotogenic (e.g., fat).

dude. fat is the new hot.
posted by quonsar II: smock fishpants and the temple of foon at 8:42 AM on April 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


Next project: Mefi's Got Talent, naked version. (NSFW)

NSFSanity.

I said ooh, la la, Sassoon. Come on, come on!
posted by zippy at 12:21 PM on April 8, 2011


You know who you are, Maine ladies. That's right, you. Quit blushing. On second thought, keep blushing. *snap* It's great for the color palette. *snap* *snap* aww yeah...

The Maine ladies are going to be mad once they figure out that you're holding an imaginary camera.
posted by anniecat at 12:26 PM on April 8, 2011


We're looking for participants, all types welcome, no makeup (or not much, anyway!)/glamor.

Don't forget the sunless tanning lotion, ye internet cave dwellers who wish to be photographed in the nude. Maybe you guys should go in on ordering a ton of it in full wholesale in bulk for a lower price. Especially if this thing ends up having future editions.

Maybe mathowie can get a lab to whip some up and stick the Metafilter label on it (the way celebs get their perfumes mixed for retail sale). It can be sold alongside the teeshirts and stuff. You'll all be easily identifiable at Meetups as the orange-colored people (unless John Boehner's fan club, the Boehnerites, are also having a meetup at the same place and same day).
posted by anniecat at 1:39 PM on April 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


"The Maine ladies are going to be mad once they figure out that you're holding an imaginary camera."

Mad, or swoony?
posted by Eideteker at 2:12 PM on April 8, 2011


Allow me to be the first to say,

Yum.
posted by Houyhnhnm at 4:53 PM on April 8, 2011


This should be fun. Or funny.

Which is why I support art history recreations and humorous props from anicent times.
posted by The Whelk at 8:42 PM on April 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


I suppose with a name like "EmpressCallipygos," it's probably time to put my money where my....butt is.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 2:05 PM on April 9, 2011 [4 favorites]


Count me in. Not in the posing. Luckily for all of you and anyone who sees the final product, I'm too bashful. However, count me in for ordering a few of these once they're available. I also love the deck of cards idea. Plus, it's for charity. Yay!
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 10:02 PM on April 9, 2011


Next project: Mefi's Got Talent, naked version. (NSFW)
posted by madamjujujive 2 days ago [1 favorite +]


How is it possible that this has only received one favorite?
posted by thinkpiece at 4:57 AM on April 10, 2011


If there's ever a "Southern Belles and Gents" version I think I could muster up the courage to participate. For reasons similar to MaryDellamorte's and Space Kitty's--scar pride, not-getting-any-firmer-wanna-do-it-NOW etc.
posted by ifjuly at 5:46 AM on April 13, 2011


If there's ever a "Souther Riff Riff and Malcontents" version, I have some photos from previous work.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:48 AM on April 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


« Older oh dear   |   My Little Pony: Mobiles Are Magic Newer »

You are not logged in, either login or create an account to post comments