Two nudists and streaking fans from across the world meet up… in the nude, of course.
Here’s the famous moment at the 1974 Oscars when a streaker ran behind David Niven. LINK (alas, Youtube won’t let me embed it)
The great actor wasn’t ruffled, making a witty comment about the streaker’s shortcomings.
Alas, it’s been a while since I updated the Streakerama site. I’ve now upgraded the blog and messed with the theme. Will see if I can add a few more youtube clips while I’m at it.
I have been contact by a TV show producer looking for streakers to interview for the program. She writes:
My name is Michele and I am a casting producer for a medical series on TLC called “Strange Sex.” The series, now entering its second season, highlights unusual sexual conditions and lifestyles, with a goal of educating the viewer and shedding light on a little understood, real-life condition or situation. We know that topics we explore might be shared among members of our audience who’d appreciate the subjects being brought to light, and the erasing of any misconceptions or myths.
As we gear up for our new season, we are looking at a number of topics to explore in our episodes, among them, exhibitionism or streaking.
We would like to locate a person who is either currently a streaker or used to be in the past. We are looking for someone who lives in the United States. We’d like to speak to them about appearing in our program, since our goal is to provide context for the person’s story and education to our viewers. We tell the story in a respectful and sensitive manner. We don’t even have a narrator for this show — the stories are told in the words of the people who have gone through the experience.
Poor old Streakerama. This site has been dreadfully neglected for months. Thankfully a man without pants at the Australian Open has prompted me to add a long-overdue post.
Serena Williams couldn’t believe what she was seeing. A nearly naked man had just run on court while she and sister Venus were playing doubles at the Australian Open, prancing around before being arrested.
“I just thought, my eyes, my innocent eyes,” Williams said Saturday, still chuckling at the memory…
The man, wearing only a shirt, jumped onto the court, sprinted across the sidelines and made several dance moves.
“First, I saw him jump over and then I noticed he didn’t have underwear on,” Williams said after her third-round singles victory over China’s Peng Shuai. “I thought, `OK, I must be seeing things.’
“He ran out on the court. I was thinking, `I hope he doesn’t come,’ because he was pretty close to me and V. I was like, `I hope he doesn’t come, he’s too close.’ Then I thought, `This is crazy.’ Doesn’t really happen too much.”
As he headed toward an exit, the man was met by security guards, arrested and banned for the event. He was not immediately identified.
Australian Open officials said the streaker was on the court for 14 seconds.
Unfortunately I haven’t been able to find a pic of the streaker himself. Here’s a quick video:
Also, check out this piece about streakers being tolerated in Queenstown: What’s so wrong with being naked?
Three streakers made waves at an Australia-England polo match attended by Prince Charles on the 26th July. BBC reports that the three emerged nude from the grandstand toward the end of the match, with one being chased by security guards and getting away.
25,000 people attended the match. Charles watched the whole thing from the royal box. England went on to win.
England team captain Luke Tomlinson later said it was not the first time he had played in a match interrupted by naked intruders.
“You are so focused on the game you hardly notice. It brings a bit of humour in and the crowd seem to enjoy it,” he said.
Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for the club said: “I think it is the hot weather and the Pimms to blame. These things happen.”
Now that’s the kind of laid back attitude from authorities that we like to see. Pimms is obviously the thing to be drinking when naked lunatics make an appearance.
Here’s a Youtube clip from the Sunrise show here in Australia, including the usual crap comments from the hosts.
I love this little bit of animation. It’s from the TV series “Big Train.” Youtube has a the full collection of World Stare Out competition bits, well worth a look.
About 1 minute there’s footage of streaker Tashy running onto the field.
The Daily Telegraph reports that Mark Roberts did a streak at the World Snooker Championships final in Sheffield. As you can see, he had some sponsorship for the streak. Looks like he’s back in business after a long break.
It also has a pic of a female streaker from the FA Women’s Cup final. She has posted a link to her Myspace page on the article – her name is Tashy and she’s very proud of her run by the looks of it.
Helen made headlines when she streaked at the 1982 AFL grand final between Carlton and Richmond. Wearing only a scarf, she did her best to cuddle bald player Bruce Doull.
Interest in the streak has re-emerged because Doull agreed to re-enact the streak for a Toyota commercial.
I found this great photo on this site, but I can’t find any further info about this guy, or when it was. Still, it’s a great pic.
The Daily Telegraph reports that the cricketing powers that be aren’t too fussed with the fine given to One Day streaker Robert Ogilvie, saying it was too lenient and will encourage other streakers. Ogilvie had no conviction recorded and was fined $1500.
Although unwilling to publicly criticise Magistrate John Costello, a leading cricket official said ground authorities were flabbergasted at the leniency of the fine.
“It’s incredible that he can get off so lightly – he can just get 10 of his mates to chip in and pay $150 each and the matter is done with,” a cricket source said.
This evening I did a radio interview with Andrew Daddo on ABC 702 Sydney about the Symonds streaker. It went well enough, but I now have this sinking feeling about the end of it. I didn’t know the name of the gadget guy who was on after my segment and I strongly suspect I called the station “706.” Eeeep! Ah well.
There may be a transcript or audio file of the segment available soon. I’ll post it up when that happens.
Today there’s plenty of news coverage of last night’s One Day final streaker. Andrew Symonds has not been reprimanded by Cricket Australia for knocking him down, even though he could have faced a ban for “interfering with a spectator.”
The streaker, Robert Ogilvie, has been fined $1500 for “interfering with a person engaged in sport and wilful exposure.” Who knew that interfering with a person playing sport was an illegal offence? Ogilvie says he did the streak after his mates dared him to do so, and he was drunk at the time.
Asked by reporters if he felt embarrassed by his antics, Ogilvie replied: “No. Not really.”
He added that he would not do it again saying: “Nah, Nah. Done it once.”
Admitting it had been the first time he had streaked, he said: “You only live once.”
He won’t be bringing charges of assault against Symonds and apparently said “wake up to yourself” to the reporter who asked him that question.
There’s no further info at present about the second streaker who appeared later in the game.