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February 22, 2006

Yet more naked news

In another cheap and pointless effort to increase site traffic, I have to give you the latest naked news. Like the item below, this piece has a British setting.

The so-called "naked rambler" has completed his second trek across the U.K. to "challenge public attitudes to nudity."

Naked rambler Stephen Gough has completed his second trek from Lands End to John O'Groats.

Mr Gough and his partner Melanie Roberts, 34, from Bournemouth, reached the north coast of Caithness on Monday.

The ex-marine, who began his 874-mile trek in June, has been arrested and jailed on several occasions.

Mr Gough, from Eastleigh in Hampshire, said he wanted to challenge public attitudes to nudity. He celebrated his success by putting his clothes on.
If Mr. Gough and Ms. Roberts had tried this in the United States, don't you think they'd attract a crowd and a bunch of video cameras? Well, our British friends are on about the same wavelength.
Speaking from a John O'Groats cafe, he said: "It's nice to get warmed up again.

"It has been pretty cold and the locals have been coming up to us offering us whisky and all sorts.

"They've been very, very friendly. We passed a school and there were even parents coming out with video cameras."
He had to do a couple of stints in jail, though, but I'm sure it was all worth it.

An earlier article notes that Mr. Gough began his trek when he walked "without his clothes from Land's End" to John O'Groats. If it's endorsements he's into, he's certainly got a lot of room on his person for ads.

(Also via Fark)