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Burton 'Love' snowboard line points out America's puritanical hypocrisy
Some people are hating on Burton's new Love line of snowboards. Can't we all get along?

Burton 'Love' snowboard line points out America's puritanical hypocrisy

By Scott Proper

January 23, 2009 —  I am more psyched about riding the chairlift this season than I have ever been. The reason? Burton's new “Love” snowboard line!

Burton's new line features large graphics of vintage, nude Playboy centerfolds. Nipples and genitalia are strategically placed or cropped out of view.

When the line was introduced, there was some whining amongst soccer moms, prudes, and puritans. Or, more likely, there wasn't, but the press has just decided to grab onto it and present it as if it's a big deal because they were tired of reporting the financial meltdown.

Some consider the snowboards offensive, blah, blah, blah. Well I, like most men, dig looking at hot chicks. More importantly, I think that the tolerance of violence but disgust towards nudity in the United States is stupid.

Don't get me wrong, I was instilled with the mindless perspective that sex is bad and secret, and that nudity is shameful. Thanks for that, misinterpreted Christianity. I am glad to have overcome it.

I lived in Germany as an exchange student for a year when I was in high school. There, I had the privilege of answering questions such as, “Why are Americans such prudes about nudity and sex, but they embrace violence so much?”

That is a good question. While watching soft porn one evening on public TV in Germany, I realized that being naked and having sex is natural and something everyone does. Shooting or stabbing someone is not natural and is something very few do. And when those select few do it, they wind up with PTSD. Yet what gets you the PG-13 rating? Blood and gore? Heck, no! Showing a little too much skin is what gets you it.

Cheers to Burton for having the guts to come out with this line of snowboards and then stick to it amidst the emotional responses by sexually repressed puritans. Burton appears to be the biggest winner amidst the controversy, because they have gotten many millions worth of public relations exposure.

Folks who don't like the images on these snowboards, do yourself a favor and simply look away. There you go, that wasn't that hard, now, was it? Getting all riled up achieves nothing but an end that is the opposite of what you seek.

More importantly, looking away will help ensure that you are not in the way when I want to sneak a quick glance. Nothing more than that, though, because anything more would be shameful.



Comment on article  4 Comments on "Burton 'Love' snowboard line points out America's puritanical hypocrisy"


Mike — January 23, 2009

The snowboards are offensive, rude, and sinful. Burn in eternal hellfire, Proper!

Here's proof!

GAL 5:16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.
GAL 5:17 For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.
GAL 5:18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law.
GAL 5:19 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality,
GAL 5:20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions,
GAL 5:21 envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you just as I have forewarned you that those who practice such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
GAL 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
GAL 5:23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.


Dan S, — January 26, 2009

Now the next time someone gets pants on the chairlift in Vail, they are gonna be brandishing wood.


Nick  — February 23, 2009

I think the snowboards are great! When and where can I get one? If I can get a pic of my Fiance on one, can you make it. That way she wont be jealous of my riding someone other than her?

\\m// (-_-) \\m//


Patrick — November 24, 2009

I 'Love'(yah pun intended) these boards.. every religious nut job, now have something to stick up there tight ass...reason Americans see blood, and a FUBAR guy all mangled up, as a pg-13 yet take a boob shot as "ohh god the sky is falling" is because the bible is filled with blood and death, yet sex is somehow done with a virgin....yah tell me how tht makes sense...



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