Friday, September 5, 2014

St. George And The Half-Naked Brazilian Male Dancers

It looks like I won't be sharing a video or a collection of photos of the half-naked Brazilian male dancers. At least not this year. I never did see them again (after I posted this... click here).

Fortunately, however, sand-sculptor extraordinaire Paul Blane (click for his website) lives not far from where they performed all the time and he took a photo just for me, which I have enhanced a bit to give you a better look.

But first, here's Paul's latest sand sculpture. He wasn't there when I snapped these photos, but it's a safe bet that's Saint George (the one who slew the dragon). (Click here for the poem by Alfred Noyes.) Paul Blane's dragon still 'gets lit' regularly (there's a votive candle in its mouth*).

*Oops! I stand corrected. The fire-breather is not nearly so tame. Per Paul: "I've buried a tube in the sand which connects to an aerosol where I sit and so it blows a stream of fire on demand."

Click the images to enlarge Paul's work. 

The Half-Naked Brazilian Male Dancers are already as big as they're going to get.

...BUT ST GEORGE HE WAS AN ENGLISHMAN
AND DID NOT LIKE APPLAUSE.

"THE CREECHA WEIGHED A TON AT MOST,"
HE MUTTERED THROUGH HIS VIZAHD,
"I DO NOT FEEL INCLINED TO BOAST
ABOUT THAT PUNY LIZAHD."

THANKS GO TO PAUL...
AND THE HALF-NAKED BRAZILIAN MALE DANCERS.

Maybe they'll be back someday soon and return I will to old Brazil...



MEANWHILE, I'LL SIT BENEATH AN AMBER MOON.

33 comments:

  1. Wow, that last photo is amaaaazing. And the sand sculptures area always a treat! The dancers are very successfully half naked ;)

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    1. Judy:
      That last photo was taken the night of the supermoon. Paul pointed out that the dragon doesn't simply have a votive candle in its mouth; he's run a tube through it that connects to aerosol by his chair. He actually pumps fire through the mouth whenever he feels like it! And, yes, I think those dancers have almost perfected half naked.

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  2. Both sculptures, sand and man, are fabulous!

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  3. Those sand sculptures are amazing! I wonder how long they'd last on American beaches what with vandalism and all? Now... as for the dancers... uh huh.....

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    1. Sharon:
      Most of the sculptors have someone there all the time to protect it. There are sometimes vandals (usually just wandering kids or dogs).

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  4. The scenery is always excellent where you live, isn't it?

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    1. Michael:
      It sure is. Unfortunately, not everyone would appreciate having their pictures taken.

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  5. The track suit bottoms are a passion killer

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    1. Oh, poor John. They ARE removable, you know!

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  6. LOVE that last photo! I could live under that!
    We will be waiting for the dancers to return.
    Great sand sculpture.

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    1. Jim:
      That was the last supermoon and a cooperative gull. I'll be waiting for the dancers to return, too!

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  7. The sand sculptures you post are so much better than the ones created locally here at Cannon Beach when they have a sandcastle contest each year.

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    1. Stephen:
      There are some other good sculptors here and then several not-so-good. Paul is by far the best. He's not just an artist; he's also very intelligent and funny, which shows in his creations. Unfortunately, I'm told the quality of our sand is not the best for sculpting.

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  8. We must have patience but oh my it's difficult!

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    1. Ron:
      I'll see what I can find to hold your interest until Brazil returns.

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    1. Michelle:
      So do I! I can't think of this song without thinking of their many versions of it. And every time I meet someone named Yolanda, I immediately start singing (sometimes to myself)... "Donde estás donde estás Yolanda?"

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    1. Andrew:
      What a guy, huh?!? Of absolutely no interest to him; he took the shot just for us!

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  11. Phew, half naked Brazilian dancers, you made my morning :-)
    Di
    xoxo

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  12. What on earth is Georgie Porgie doing with that dragon? You're supposed to stick your SWORD in it!

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    1. Raybeard:
      But if he slays it, then it can't keep breathing fire!

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  13. I say throw a bucket of water over them. That should cool his ardour - as well as extinguishing the dragony breath.

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  14. Sure beats those half naked prairie dancers....

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    1. Maria:
      Oh, but I've never seen a half-naked prairie dancer.

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  15. Who is the saint for half-naked dancers, I want to know?

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    1. Oh St. Mitchell please intervene for me and send me one of these fellows.

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    2. Spo:
      I couldn't decide which one, so three are on their way. (Don't I wish?!?)

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  16. At least, you have the memories of those dancers...
    :D

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