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NewFiddlerGirl
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I found this on the Drudge Report and had to post it.

Naked Man, playing fiddle, arrested outside of Portland's Courthouse

http://www.oregonlive.com/port.....arres.html

 

Apparently only the naked part got him arrested. Hmmmmm....serenade

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sorry. I get a bit crazy on the whiskey

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Fiddlerman
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May 26, 2014 - 10:35 am
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I can't help getting upset at some of the laws of our country. After all, we were all born naked right? The guy was not hurting anyone was he?
I guess I lived in Sweden too long. LOL

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but the one who needs the least."

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Hmmm.  That story raises more questions than it answers and sounds like the beginning of at least two jokes:

 

1. What does a naked fiddler use to write a sign?

2. This naked fiddler walks into a bar....

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Was his fiddling any good? What did he play? This article seems to have left out the important details.

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what?   Its a little more liberal in the Northwest than you think, Pierre.  They have naked bicycle parades in Fremont district of Seattle,WA and Pearl district of Portland; and the cops in Portland.,OR escort the naked bicycle club so they don't get harassed.   To get arrested you have to be lewd, not just nude.   maybe he was playing a lewd fiddle tune? 

gws

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gwscheer said

what?   Its a little more liberal in the Northwest than you think, Pierre.  They have naked bicycle parades in Fremont district of Seattle,WA and Pearl district of Portland; and the cops in Portland.,OR escort the naked bicycle club so they don't get harassed.   To get arrested you have to be lewd, not just nude.   maybe he was playing a lewd fiddle tune? 

gws

Sounds uncomfortable.

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Come on whoever it was, 'fess-up - bringing disgrace on the FM Community, huh?  You don't need to use such "naked aggression" when planning robbery with "violence" - you should be a bit more subtle (sautille) in your approach then you wouldn't get collared (colléd) by the "fuzz"....

....... oh, well, I tried.. there just had to be a joke line in there somewhere..... sorry folks!

And BTW - it wasn't me - I didn't do it 

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I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes.  

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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The news is just full of violin stories....

http://www.theblaze.com/storie.....h-violins/

Maybe they should have stripped on the tarmac and THEN started to play. Or perhaps that would have been an act of naked aggression with violins....

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This is NOT my husband's airline. He would have told whoever told the violinist that they couldn't board to go pound sand. Then he would've asked to see their fiddle and sent me a pic, too. 

You should hear some of the horror stories he tells me about the TSA and gate agents and rampers and.....

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Fiddlerman said
I can't help getting upset at some of the laws of our country. After all, we were all born naked right? The guy was not hurting anyone was he?
I guess I lived in Sweden too long. LOL

In general I have no problem with public nudity, but why is it that people that like to go naked in public are generally people you don't want to see naked?  

Maybe in Sweden it's different... 

'Tis a gift to be simple, 'tis a gift to be free
'Tis a gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right, 
  'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.

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Ha ha... I think nude fiddling is funny... And I am with Pierre... Not too upright about it... Unless it is me... Ha ha ha... Funny topic.  Fiddles in the news... No press is bad Press.... ?? Giggle

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Well, honestly, It's not that I want people to be fiddling in the nude but it wouldn't bother me a bit. Also, what they look like doesn't concern me either. Usually it will be a sick person wanting to play violin naked outside when they know they will be told to get dressed or be arrested but my main point is that he was harmless and didn't need to be arrested. Nudity is harmless....
Nude biking. LOL.
I'm glad that all states are not the same. Wish we could lighten up on laws that are designed to control us rather than to protect us.

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I confess. I do live in Oregon and only about ~45 minutes south of there. It does however pose the question....

How many naked fiddlers does it take to be arrested in Portland?  only 1, but it takes several officers, a Sergeant, and a Lieutenant to do it. moony-2173

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Just goes to show you, the Bow is mightier then the pen... or chalk

oh, I think he was play the "Streak"  by the great Ray Stevens.

"I find your lack of Fiddle, disturbing" - Darth Vader

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Barry said
sorry. I get a bit crazy on the whiskey

bunny_pole_dancer

 

roflol

Baaaaahahahahahaaa! roflroflroflroflrofl

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We have a few 'clothing optional' beaches around here. Haven't tried playing the violin on one of them yet.

Mmmmmmm.... Thinking........ I don't suppose I could post the video roflol

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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I'll let you do it John. ROFL

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