The club doesn’t have a dress code, huh?

September 19, 2011

Welcome to another edition of our popular feature, “Stuff Maybe We Should Have Mentioned in the Photo Caption, but didn’t.”

For newcomers to the blog, the concept is simple. We just show photos that seem to raise a lot of unanswered questions.

Take these pictures of “Toni,” for instance. The caption says she’s standing on the street in Toronto, “half naked to promote her private club.”

Really? Maybe I just need to get up to Toronto more often, but what the hell kind of club does Toni have? Are these stamp collectors? Origami enthusiasts?

I mean, Toni’s club may be private, but she doesn’t have anything else that is. If you want privacy, don’t stand outside with your dress down around your knees, which tends to attract the riff-raff pretty fast.

But I’ve said enough. I don’t want to jeopardize my online application to the club.

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“Toni” stands on the street half naked to promote her private club during the 36th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Toronto, September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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She doesn’t hide anything from her customers, that should be a good sign? :P

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

I think it’s a club for people who have occasional memory lapses – for example not remembering to stay fully clothed when out in a public place.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

it’s a TSA fantasy camp…no metal detectors required. I’m betting the pat down cost extra though.

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

Hmm… I wonder BG, why the discriminatory treatment? The Nude Blacks wore no salmon bars on your blog, yet this Toni gets two bars. Is there a Reuters policy we’re not aware of?

Maybe,… you like rugby BG?

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

I know–it’s a gloves optional club.

Posted by FriscoJohn | Report as abusive

Something is missing. Maybe some animation to make the bars shake? A little va-va-va-voom music? Some text that says, ‘click here’? :-)

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

And, NO, my sister’s name is NOT Toni!

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

HALF(!)Naked?

(Me thinks Toni belongs in a previous OE Blog. The second pic reminds me of the punchline to an old bad joke: “Oh, BUT HER face….”)

Posted by Moonshine | Report as abusive

Oh, now I know what Toni’s club is called – The Salmon Bar.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

That must be her attorney standing next to her.

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

@Moonshine: I was thinking the same thing. Which half of Toni is not naked? Wrists and the bottoms of one’s feet do not half a body make…

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

@Spin – maybe Toni has REALLY big feet and hands :P

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

In answer to your question, Blog Guy, I don’t think this is a club for origami enthusiasts, for it would have to fold.

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

@Malt – the rugby players had advertising that had to be visable. I’m sure that’s why nothing was blocked on those photos.

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

Hey what gives? I had to see dude bummy bum bum but Lamar gets all MS Paint happy on some “Toni” bummy bum bum? Me thinks I shall have to have a word with good ‘ol Lamar.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

I almost balked when I opened up the Blog.. cant open this kinda stuff at work, BG!
Though, I am sure the guys would want to have conferences in Toronto next..

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

“We just show photos that seem to raise a lot of unanswered questions.”

I was sure that the rest of that sentence was not going to be “unanswered questions” but, perhaps, “eyebrows” or something less printable.

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

I just figured out what Toni is saying in the second photo. She’s saying, “Happy birthday, Elvis!” http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/20 11/08/18/abe-hows-life-at-your-gettysbur g-address/

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