Wow, that guy is a role model.
Maine Finn thinks that people like me and Uninen creates an bad image of Finns, so I
thought that I should show our actual positive contribution to the world. Enjoy!
TOM OF FINLAND was born Touko Laaksonen in 1920 in the village of
Kaarina, Finland. At the age of nineteen, he moved to Helsinki to attend art
college and, for his own personal enjoyment, created his first homoerotic
Following his release from the army after World War II, Touko began to work
in advertising. He continued to draw his fantasies and, urged by close
friends, submitted them to the American bodybuilding magazine Physique
Pictorial. Because of the conservative social climate in 1957, he chose to be
published under the pseudonym "Tom of Finland."
In 1991, he was featured in the film documentary Daddy and the Muscle
Academy - The Art, Life, and Times of Tom of Finland. Later that year, he
died of complications from emphysema.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Helsinki Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Turku Town Hall, Turku, Finland
Umm yeah whats up with the gay ****o art?
EDIT: double post
Ha! - thats some bizzare and funny ****.
Those are some interesting drawings...
Is it just me... or is there something a little off about lumberjacking *****? I'm thinking that could be risking the package.
im keeping my pants on in this thread....is it just me or does anyone else not get it...
not just you, definitely not just you.Originally Posted by farmgirl
Some more from Tom of Finland. He was an officer in the Finnish army during ww2 btw.
How should i break this to you.... "Tom Of Finland" was / is? homo******, now how in earth is this "positive"?
Or am i just being narrow minded?
Always thought you were somewhat queer.
Hey, you left yourself wide open for that one
Originally Posted by Uninen
Oh come on, Uninen... what makes you think he was gay?
I cant quite point my finger at it... but i have this strong feeling....Originally Posted by farmgirl
Lets just stick with NOKIA and SAUNA for positive Finland image ok?
Originally Posted by Uninen
I think he's just misunderstood.
I spent 6 weeks in Finland one summer. It was in Keitele (not sure if I spelled that correctly) However, I refused the sauna... cause they were all *****, and they had a 17 year old son. I was 18 at the time, and I wasn't really comfortable with that situation!
I think they might have tryed to trick you into something... as (at least in "my circles") it would be highly unusual to have man and woman that arent man / wife or boyfriend / girlfriend to go to sauna at the same time, let alone *****... :P
Futhermore we just usually make it the easy way and have the boys and girls go to sauna "in different turns"....
just with little kids it bit different... (but 17 and 18 years olds arent that...)
Oh and... "Keitele" seems about correct, just dont have a clue where its at...