Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Perspective is Everything

This week's story comes from Larissa Flanders of Carbondale Michigan:

"Wow, sorry about the picture -- I know it's hard to tell what's going on here, but it's the best picture we have, and it was just such a crazy day I had to share. That's me and my friend Joni, and what's supposed to be happening is us riding on one of those pull-a-parachute-behind-a-speedboat thingys you see at resorts, which I guess you can kinda see. What you don't see is our friend Ryan laughing like a maniac because he'd promised the driver an extra fifty if he managed to shake us off our little perch. (He knew were strapped in and there was no chance of actually falling -- he's mischievous, not a sociopath.) Neither of us are particularly afraid of heights, but you know, you get up in the air like that, and the resort was all-inclusive so we may have had a drink or two, and we were screeching and holding on for dear life, but we did finally fall off and flip over, like you can see. Ryan was our photographer, but with being in a speeding boat and having hysterics of his own, this was the only pic he managed. We gave him hell when we finally got down, but it was a hell of a ride, and we get to tell a good holiday story.

"Oh, and I guess, the reason we were topless was because we were on vacation, and we could be. Simple as that."

Well, Larissa, we have to admit, your flashing episode is a little more incidental to the story than we usually feature here at S.A.F.Y.B.F., but I personally am a sucker for all-inclusive vacations and the inevitable hijinks that ensue, so we'll let it slide this time. Thanks for your contribution, and say thanks to Ryan for us.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

All Kinds of Therapy

To get straight to the visual part of the post this week:

Of course, we at S.A.F.Y.B.F. are big proponents of water safety, so we were a little hesitant to show this picture. We are obviously adamant about how fantastic the friendly boob flash is, but even at our most zealous we wouldn't argue that unexpected skin can be a little distracting, and distracted is not necessarily the state of mind you want to be in when you find yourself neck-deep in salt water.

Fortunately, the letter we received with this photo put our concerns to rest. As Julian Carpenter of Arlen Texas lets us know, "A couple of years ago, I lost my shins in an unfortunate machine gun incident, and had my feet reattached at the knee. As you can imagine, the transition has put a lot of strain on my body, and I end up doing a lot of physio, just trying to keep myself healthy. My friend Sondra knows how tough this can be (she blew out her ankle playing jai alai years ago), so on top of inviting me to the beach to help me get a change of scenery from the rehab centre whirlpool, she's taken to walking around topless to give me some extra pleasant scenery to focus on. I tell you what, Sondra just shows me so much love -- I feel five feet tall."

Thanks, Julian, and you too Sondra. Keep up the good work -- you're both ten feet tall in our book.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Yes, I'm Sure the Bells are Jingling

Well, the whole world is on a holiday schedule this week, and we here at S.A.F.Y.B.F. are no different. We're going to post an anonymous contribution this week, and we're going to trust you to attribute the grimaces to the frigid water, and believe that that these intrepid polar bear dippers are reaping all the usual benefits offered by friendly flashing.

Happy Holidays, folks. May all your frostbite be minor.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

We Just Like Saying Double Decker

Another international contribution today, this time from our friends in the UK:

Sarah Worthington of East London sends us this photo of herself, showing how she likes to start her morning by brightening the day of both decks of a double decker bus. We must admit, though, we debated long and hard over showing this picture, from a legality standpoint. We understand the impulse to show your boobs to as many people as possible, but it would be irresponsible of us to ignore the fact in her enthusiasm, Sarah is technically breaking a law here. We discussed it with our crack legal team, and they assured us we were in the clear, but from a moral standpoint, we couldn't in good conscience publish this picture and ignore the downside. Remember, folks, this is important -- when using a motor vehicle, always wear your safety belt.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's All About The Endorphins

Ordinarily, we at S.A.F.Y.B.F. tend to focus on the altruistic elements of the friendly flash, and the effects it has on the flashee. It surprises us, honestly, that we have spent so little time exploring the benefits of this exchange to the flasher.

Michael Stanton of Alpaca Kansas sends us this picture, and as you can see by the look on his face, it's hard to believe he's going to have more fun today than he is right now. "It was just a fantastic time," Michael says. "My friend Kaley is a graphic artist who writes on all sorts of different surfaces, and she was shopping for some new markers. However, when we got to the store there was a scratch pad to try them out, but she couldn't decide which brand was right for her when paper was the only thing to test the products on. Well, Kaley's just so talented, I knew I had to help her get what she needed, you know, for art's sake. I was a little nervous, you know, because Kaley and I aren't exactly in the same league looks-wise, but it was just awesome. I'd do it again in a minute."

Good to hear, Michael. We'll help spread the word.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

We Come In Peace

My friends -- in the world today, there are countless opportunities to brighten someone's day with the power of positive nudity. Whether it's a private flash shared between two friends or a more public expression of good will to a complete stranger, there are as many ways to contribute as there are people on Earth. Of course, even though each flashing episode is a completely unique event, we here at S.A.F.Y.B.F. have noticed certain trends, certain patterns that start to recur over time. We are always pleasantly surprised when we open our mail and find the latest submissions, but rarely is the type of flash going to be something we have never seen before.

So, colour us delighted when Sheryl-Lynn Anderson of Harpers Corners Iowa sent us this picture, letting us know that it's not just men, women and livestock that can benefit from a flash, but even visitors from outer space can have the cockles of their two redundant hearts warmed by such a pleasant greeting. As Ms. Anderson so eloquently puts it, "I, for one, welcome our new alien overlords, and the best way I know to welcome them is in my birthday suit."

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Not-So-Lone Prairie

We here at S.A.F.Y.B.F. are always keen to point out the altruistic efforts of those good souls who offer to brighten a stranger's day with some spontaneous nudity, and in that spirit we introduce this next story.

Sabrina Delaney of Thistleton Nebraska (pictured here with her friend Beverly Silas) has made a point of showing her boobs to as many cross-country trains as she can over the past seventeen months. "I started by flashing morning commuter trains -- and don't get me wrong, that's a noble goal as well," she says, "but it just dawned on me that the people who could really use a pick-me-up are the ones who have been breathing recirculated air for the past seven hours. Believe me, if I could flash transatlantic flights, I would."

Makes sense to us, and as soon as we perfect that personal jet-pack that's been kicking around the garage work bench, you can bet Sabrina will be the first person we contact.