by Cathy Resmer
This week's feature: Sarah Maas' humorous response to a streaker at Wimbleton.
So I was watching the Sharapova/Dementieva match, when this naked guyran onto the court. He jumped around and did a cartwheel. Then securityguys took him away. The commentators remarked so calmly on it that Irewound and watched it again to make sure it really happened.
Theredoesn't seem to be a Janet Jackson/Super Bowl uproar and backlashhappening over this, and this was way worse than her wardrobemalfunction. I saw a completely naked man do a CARTWHEEL. I saw thedark side of the moon, people. Man parts that wouldn't usually see thelight of day even if he strolled outside in the nude.
And it was all flopping about, too.
People in the audience were laughing and cheering. Dementieva wassmirking. I could be wrong, but nobody appears to be suing ESPN orWimbledon, saying that unsuspecting families were watching, childrenwere traumatized. Because you know what really traumatizes thechildren? Their uptight parents making a big stink about it, reactingas if it is horrifying and shameful. So far everybody seems prettyeasygoing about the whole thing. Yay for tennis fans.
You can also find this bit of cultural commentary on the Letters to the Editor page of this week's Seven Days.