LADY-GODIVA

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“He goes ‘I’m a very smart man.’ I said ‘You are?’ And he goes ‘Yes. And you’re going to remember me. On April 19, 95 you’re going to remember me for the rest of your life.’”

On April 8, 1995 Timothy McVeigh and two other men were allegedly at a strip club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Above is security camera footage from the dressing room at Lady Godiva’s that night. Eleven days later Tim would go on to commit the Oklahoma City bombing.

You can watch the footage as part of the documentary Terror From Within here.

He learned many things from her wise red lips. Her smooth gentle hand taught him many things. He, who was still a boy as regards to love and was inclined to plunge to the depths of it blindly and insatiably, was taught by her that one cannot have pleasure without giving it, and that every gesture, every caress, every touch, every glance, every single part of the body has its secret which can give pleasure to one who can understand.
—  Siddartha, Herman Hesse

Art History Meme [3/9] Paintings
↳ Lady Godiva by John Collier, 1897

Godiva (/ɡəˈdaɪvə/; Old English: Godgifu) — known as Lady Godiva — was an 11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who, according to a legend dating back at least to the 13th century, rode naked through the streets of Coventry in order to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation imposed by her husband on his tenants. [x]

LADY GODIVA DOES SOME NAKED SOCIAL JUSTICE

IT’S THE ENGLISH CITY OF COVENTRY. IT’S THE MIDDLE AGES. THINGS ARE REALLY FUCKING SHITTY, WITH ALL THE DISEASE AND POVERTY. LADY GODIVA, THE EARL’S WIFE, HAS HAD ENOUGH OF THIS FUCKERY, BECAUSE PEASANTS ARE WAY LESS FUN WHEN THEY’RE COMPLAINING ABOUT BEING POOR.

HER HUSBAND IS TAXING THE FUCK OUT OF THE CITIZENS, SO SHE TELLS HIM TO STOP THIS SHIT. HE SAYS “SURE THING, IF YOU RIDE THROUGH THE CITY BUTT-NAKED”. HE THOUGHT SHE WOULDN’T DO THE THING, BECAUSE SHE’S A MODEST HOUSEWIFE. ALSO, CHAFING, 

BUT OF COURSE SHE FUCKING DOES THE THING, BECAUSE SHE’S A SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIOR. SHE TELLS THE CITIZENS TO STAY INSIDE AND NOT LOOK OUT THEIR WINDOWS. THIS SOUNDS SHADY AS FUCK BUT THEY ALL WENT WITH IT. ALL EXCEPT ONE FUCKER, THE ORIGINAL PEEPING TOM, WHO MADE FUCKING EYE-HOLES IN HIS SHUTTERS AND STARE AT THE SEXY NAKED LADY ON A HORSE. OR THE SEXY NAKED HORSE. WHATEVER.

LADY GODIVA RIDES THROUGH TOWN, FREEZES HER BUTT OFF BECAUSE ENGLAND CAN BE FUCKING NIPPY, AND HER HUSBAND LOWERS THE TAXES. OH AND THE PEEPING TOM GOES FUCKING BLIND. OR DIES. OR HAS HIS EYES POKED OUT BY THE CITIZENS. 

Maude
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Maude

Lady Godiva was a freedom rider she didn’t care if the whole world looked. 
Joan of Arc with the Lord to guide her she was a sister who really cooked. 

Isadora was the first bra burner and you’re glad she showed up. (Oh yeah) 
And when the country was falling apart Betsy Ross got it all sewed up. 
And then there’s Maude. (6X) 

And then there’s that old compromisin’, enterprisin’, anything but tranquilizin’, 
Right on Maude!