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Kevin Myers: Most will see Hunky Dory ads as good dirty fun in the worst possible taste

It is almost a universal rule in life that both men and women like looking at pictures of naked or near-naked women, so most people will see the Hunky Dory advertisements just as some good dirty fun in the worst possible taste, writes Kevin Myers

Published 08/09/2011 | 18:00

I'm happy to say that my Hunky Dory calendar arrived safely yesterday. It consists of a series of exceedingly tasteful photographs of young women, clad in what might be some splendidly minimalist GAA outfits, or since a couple are holding an oval ball, possibly Australian Rules. The less the merrier, I always say, in matters of girls' togs.

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It is almost a universal rule in life that both men and women like looking at pictures of naked or near-naked women, which is why women's magazines feature so much she-nudity.

But it is also a universal rule in life that these simple pleasures will also be trumped by the joyless priggishness of the "offended" brigade, who can be relied on to get constables patrolling the streets in pairs whenever a female breast or two heaves into view.

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