I added a companion piece to this post: http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-219134
OKAY HERE IS THE LINK TO THE whole PHOTO IN THE HUFFINGTON POST OF THE BRAZIL CARNIVAL DANCER WHO BODY PAINTED PRESIDENT OBAMA ON HER THIGH. I most certaintly CAN NOT post this picture on any site.. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/02/22/nude-carnival-queen-vivia_n_168923.html Dancer sets Carnival record for baring nearly all 1 hour ago RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - It's a record that can only be broken in Rio de Janeiro. A samba dancer has worn the smallest scrap of clothing ever in a Carnival parade. The O Globo newspaper says model Dani Sperle sported a sparkly silver headdress, a necklace, matching arm bands - and nothing else but a 3 centimeter (1.2-inch) long patch of cloth. All in front of 80,000 Sambadrome specators early Monday morning. That breaks the record set last year by Viviane Castro, whose covering was all of 4-centimeters (1.5 inches) long. Judges last year penalized Castro for violating nudity limits. There's no word yet if Sperle's samba school will also lose points. -
Link: http://www.concierge.com/cntraveler/blogs/80days/2009/02/getting-a-lift.html Sao Paolo's reigning queen of Carnival naughty, Viviane Castro, notable last year for incurring an actual fine from the Carnival authorities for wearing too little
that's a fine for being naked, in Carnival, in Sao Paolo, get it?has a new idea. First, let's recap. *Vivianeis a Sao Paolo "student" and samba school dancer with the *X-9 Paulistanacrew. Her '08 costume consisted of an inch-and-a-half-wide "cuff" running between her legs. The glitter-covered device had to be glued in place, over a splendid, eponymous "Brazilian," in fact. Seen front to back, it ran from the top of Viviane's pelvis bone to a point in the middle of her butt, a span of approximately nine crucial inches. According to Carnival authorities, the cuff's inch-and-a-half width didn't cover quite enough flesh up front. But none of that is the point. Except that it is. For last Friday's parade, Viviane promised to paint her body with an image of, in her immortal words, "the great political figure Barack Obama," even though X-9 Paulistana's theme was the preservation of the Amazon. Attention, red-blooded Democrats in Sao Paolo! Anybody get a shot of Viviane?