This is one REALLY goofy hobby!
I know it’s only November 2, but I am confident that we have found the “Euphemism of the Month” already.
The photo captions say we’re seeing these women “prepare” for an amateur bodybuilding tournament. Excuse me?
“Hulga, will you help me ‘prepare’ by writing ‘good luck’ on my butt with a Magic Marker?”
“Girls, it’s tanning oil time! Wrap your bikinis in cellophane and grab those paint rollers! Let’s prepare!”
I know I don’t get out enough, but I don’t think I want a hobby that requires this sort of “preparation.” I do have a couple of thoughts about this, though.
First, it seems these photos were taken backstage. If I were planning this thing, I’d figure the audience would pay extra to watch this stuff onstage.
Secondly, I can’t help noticing this activity is in Krasnoyarsk, the same Siberian city as my men’s prison census item a few days ago.
It occurs to me that if they could just stage this women’s bodybuilding event inside that prison, there would be no shortage of guys willing to help out with that Magic Marker and paint roller preparation. It’s just a thought.
Top: Participants prepare before taking part in the “Strongo Cup” open amateur bodybuilding and body fitness tournament in Russia’s Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, October 30, 2010.
Participants have their skin darkened with tanning oil as they prepare backstage.
REUTERS photos by Ilya Naymushin