Things Money Can’t Buy: Sanity

14 Apr

Hey, so remember that nude pic of France’s First Lady, Carla Bruni? (Hey, that rhymes!) Clicked by a minor French photographer, it was recently sold at auction and fetched a price far in excess of its base price of $4,000 – some Chinese dude with more money than sense bought it for $91,000. Maybe he can throw darts at it in revenge for her husband’s Olympic dis.

But that’s not the story.

At the same auction, you see, somebody paid $193,000 for that pic of Gisele Bundchen above. To put things in perspective, a photograph of Brigitte Bardot shot by Richard Avedon sold at the same venue for $181,000. It’s almost like finding out Marilyn Monroe’s sex tape is on par with a junkie American Idol reject’s. (Not kidding.)

So, okay – no skin off my nose, you want to spend your money, go ahead and spend it. And it was shot by irving Penn (probably in his sleep) so points for that. Also, naked supermodel: yay, woo-hoo, etc.

But… really? You spent $193,000 on a nude pic of a Victoria’s Secret model? Have you, um, never opened a magazine? How about a catalog for the leading lingerie outlet in the United States? Otherwise known as “junk mail”?

What on earth are you going to do with a $193,000 photograph of Gisele tastefully posing in the nude anyway? Frame it and put it on your wall? In which case, I hope you don’t have any teen boys coming over the house coz you know they’re going to laugh at your ass. If they had $193,000 to blow on a pic like that, you know they’d be out there trying to date the woman in that instead of buying her photos.

But then, any group that includes a zany who’d drop $241,000 for this Helmut Newton pic, is one that shouldn’t surprise me.

Anyway, all of you who’re reading this blog right now can rejoice – you’re getting something worth nearly $200,000 for free. You should print that pic and gift it to as many people you know and tell ’em what a great deal they’re getting. Beat that, Oprah!

PS – as a bonus, here are a few more pics of Ms. Bundchen in various clothes averse poses. So free, it’s FREE!


Posted by on April 14, 2008 in Celebrity, News


4 responses to “Things Money Can’t Buy: Sanity

  1. terri

    April 14, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Jeez, Ams, you could’ve put a NSFW tag on this post! I know it’s “art,” but I could be fired for looking at pictures like this at work. Oh, wait, I’m quitting, anyway.

    Despite the falsies, picture #2 makes me want to go take a cold shower.

    P.S. Butt-arranger did a fine job. I wonder if she has a boob-arranger too.

  2. sidekick

    April 15, 2008 at 9:23 am

    $193,000 for that? people sure don’t know what to do with their money! nothing cold or asexual abt those pics, though!

    terri, falsies? do u mean she had breast implants? i was also thinking that butt arranger was worth every cent he was paid.

  3. DesiGirl

    April 15, 2008 at 11:57 am

    The first thought that popped into my lame head, on looking at that priceless *koff* pic, was “ooh looks like she’s desperate for a wee!”

    Or could be an incontinence-related ad thingy.

    I think I shall get back to my books. Right.

  4. Amrita

    April 16, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Terri – she probly has an eyelash arranger too! And really, this would be NSFW? I’ve seen more of her in ads than this one. Glad I didn’t get you fired though šŸ˜›

    Sidekick – this is true! Gisele is way better a supermodel than Bruni. And I don’t know if she has implants or whether she’s a freak of nature but that uni boob in the pic Terri talks about kind of freaks the hell out of me.

    DG – stop looking at nudie pics of girlies on the net! Get cracking and study study study! This is your mommy speaking!

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