Shock & Awe: Naked Animals Need Fig Leaves!

Think about this. “Decency today means morality tomorrow.” So true. We need more leaders who believe this in their hearts. Righteous men and true patriots like G. Clifford Prout, President of the Society for Indecency to Naked Animals:

Inside SINA, the newsletter of the Society for Indecency to Naked Animals. “G. Clifford Prout was a man with a mission, and that mission was to put clothes on all the millions of naked animals throughout the world. To realize his dream, Prout founded an organization called the Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, abbreviated as SINA. (It was left unexplained why the society was ‘for indecency’ not ‘against indecency’.)

“Prout first appeared before the American public to promote his unusual organization on May 27, 1959 when he appeared on NBC’s Today Show. His appearance generated a huge viewer response and soon thousands of letters were pouring in to SINA’s headquarters (Prout had provided a New York mailing address while on the air).

“More interviews followed after the success of this first appearance. Wherever he went Prout promoted his anti-animal-nudity philosophy and repeated his society’s catchy slogans: “Decency today means morality tomorrow” or “A nude horse is a rude horse.” Prout also urged SINA members (he claimed there were over 50,000 of them) to take an active role in their communities by handing ‘SINA Summonses’ to people who shamelessly walked their naked pets down the street.”

Learn more about the Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, then open your hearts and give generously.

Or listen to this exposé from On the Media:

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7 Responses to Shock & Awe: Naked Animals Need Fig Leaves!

  1. tomrobertstennessee says:

    That surreal entry stirs up a lot of free association. First, as your official archivist, an image reappeared in my long-term memory from our college days. It was of a magazine photo you had cut out of “Natural History” magazine and thumbtacked onto your bedroom door in Fairborn, Ohio. The photo featured two indecent turtles caught in an indecent act. Beneath the image was a biologist’s dry observation, ala Masters and Johnson, describing the sex life of these turtles.
    Second, I remembered one of the more entertaining short stories I’ve read, “Welcome to the Monkey House,” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

  2. tomrobertstennessee says:

    By the way, was that your April Fools Day entry?

  3. Mark Willis says:

    Tom, I’d give almost anything to have a JPEG of that turtle photo. It would go on the blog in a flash. It depicted two Galapagos tortoises espied in flagrante delicto. It came from Audubon magazine, I remember that. The caption said something about male Galapagos tortoises becoming so befuddled with lust that they sometimes tried to mate with large rocks.

    When Brendan was about 7 years old we witnessed such a scene at the National Zoo in Washington. I would give double almost anything for an MP3 of the sounds of those tortoises in the throes of ecstasy.

    And yes, Happy April Fool’s!

  4. ms modigliani says:

    Please don’t forget about piddle pants for Sam and Sappho, Mouffe and Silky. Our kitties can be decent with red stretchy fabric with blue bow or navy blue fabric with red bow. Of course, there’s the measuring: be sure to get the right size by measuring along the back from the collar to the base of the tail. And be sure not to oversize, as these piddle pants should fit snug. Only $8 for 28 disposable pads. For more details, visit http://www.joybies.com/pagecat.html

    On second thought, disposable kitty nappies are not ecologically friendly, so maybe a kitty diaper service would be best. Wouldn’t Prout agree?

  5. Mark Willis says:

    I just tried to measure Mouffe the Wild Thing. She bit me.

  6. William Sommerwerck says:

    The man behind SINA was Mel Brooks, at a time when he was not well-known (outside of the comedy-writing community). I saw him promote SINA on a late-night talk show (Jack Paar’s?). I didn’t know who he was, but it was obvious the whole thing was a put-on.

  7. Mark Willis says:

    Thanks, William. Mel Brooks is a national treasure!

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