Naked men climb Central Park tree in protest

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wdlove, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    It was more than spring fever that drove two people up a tree in Central Park Thursday.

    Police rushed to the park about 4:20 p.m. after receiving several 911 calls that two people had climbed a 55-foot Larch near Wollman Rink and were trying to have sex, authorities said.

    When officers arrived, the two suspects refused to come down from their perch some 40 feet up the tree, police said.

    Emergency Service Unit officers deployed an airbag around the tree as an officer trained in hostage negotiations tried to coax the two back to earth.

    One of the two, a 17-year-old man dressed only in a thong, said he wanted to talk to his mother, police said. The other person, 36, wearing only a shirt and described by police as a preoperative transsexual, demanded an apology from the Daily News.,0,3496444.story?coll=ny-nynews-headlines
  2. crenz macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2003
    Shanghai, China
    Weird. They're mad at the press writing bad articles about them, but I'm not sure what makes them believe this is the way to get better press... :)
  3. mactastic macrumors 68040


    Apr 24, 2003
  4. musicpyrite macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    Cape Cod
    America, home of the free...

    ...and the naked. :D
  5. mymemory macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2001
  6. Roger1 macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2002
    You were under the wrong tree.
  7. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Get attention, definitely. Make a point... not so sure about that, unless their point was that they're both just nuts.

    Certainly not the socially-well-adjusted image I'd want to be giving on international news if I were trying to complain that my family didn't understand me.
  8. MrMacMan macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    *runs around*

    Hey Look -- I'm crazy!

    Police: Righto! *Takes you away*
  9. Awimoway macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2002
    at the edge
  10. PickledSquirrel macrumors regular


    Dec 10, 2003
    Aarhus, DK
    If you're underneath a tree and something lands on your shoulder, DONT look up to see if it's bird-droppings :eek: :D
  11. TimDaddy macrumors 6502

    Mar 13, 2002
    Versailles, KY (and that's pronounced Vurr-sales)
    Maybe he was under the RIGHT tree. I mean, I wouldn't want to be under them, anyway!
  12. MacRAND macrumors 6502a


    May 24, 2003
    Phoenix AZ USA
    THINK ABOUT IT, if they really didn't do anything SEXUAL, do you suppose it's still a CHERRY TREE?
    One reporter, describing the older man said he appeared to be a DOG WOOD. :confused:
    Frankly, I think everyone should LEAF them alone.
    Asked if they were trying to have SEX in the tree, the 17 boy said he was just fulfilling a fantasy - he'd always wanted to be a SWINGER in PUBLIC, however, the ZOO is no where near that tree.
    When it was pointed out to the boy that his friend was a MALE and probably GAY, he got angry saying there was nothing wrong with him climbing a FRUIT TREE.
    The boy denied trying to have sex with anyone, saying climbing any fruit tree dressed like he was is an ART, and he was just SINGING a THONG in public.
    Since no one came forth to claim that the two did anything obscene in the tree, neither could be charged with a FELLOW KNEE, and as it turns out, neither MALE was charged with a MISS DEMEANOR.
    Many onlookers when polled by the police said they found the boy entertaining despite his THONG, while the older man was simply a CHAMELEON that hardly anyone actually saw while up in the tree.
    One witness stopped to look when he heard lots of other people saying things like, "I didn't just see that!", "Tell me I did't see anything", "Did you see, me neither" and things like that.
    Several people denied seeing anything in BUSH, while most were equally unsure about supporting the KERRY tree. Isn't this getting a little THREAD BARE?
    THE END.
  13. Counterfit macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    arg, pun.... overload.... :D
  14. sorryiwasdreami macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2004
    way out in the sticks
    I love hearing things like this! More Americans should feel free to be active, akin to our brothers and sisters in places like Europe, where people actually fight to be heard.

    (Not that we don't in the US; we just don't enough, in this writer's opinion.)
  15. wdlove thread starter macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    I don't really know if they had sex in the tree either, that is up to court to decide. This is America and they have a right to protest. They should remember the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr,., it should be civil disobedience. There manner of dress would not be considered civil. I also heard a report on the radio that they were taunting passerby's and throwing objects at them. That kind of action should not be tolerated from anyone.

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