Prince Gomolvilas

Bend (Over) It Like Beckham

Filed By Prince Gomolvilas | October 27, 2009 3:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Entertainment
Tags: Bernini, David Beckham, James McAvoy, Levi Johnston, Maillais, Nastassja Kinski, Rodin, Rubens, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Zac Efron

Anyone who knows me knows that I spend an inordinate amount of time cutting out pictures of male icons from magazines - Levi Johnston, Zac Efron, James McAvoy - and glue-sticking them to the outside of condom wrappers. I think it's always good to have a point of inspiration when you're ready to don a prophylactic.

Well, leave it to the Spanish to take my home arts and crafts project and run with it. The Thyssen-Bornemisza museum in Madrid will soon be selling condoms with pictures of David Beckham on them. According to The Advocate:

An image of Beckham sleeping is one of many appearing on condom packaging at the museum's gift shop in conjunction with the "Tears of Eros" exhibit later this month.... A photo of actress Nastassja Kinski is also set to adorn condom wrappers. Works by Rodin, Rubens, Maillais, and Bernini may also be displayed on the condom packets.

Photos of the products in question are not yet available.

But wait! Didn't the Chinese already do something like this?

Indeed!

A couple of years ago, a Chinese manufacturer started naming its condoms after the soccer star and putting his picture on the packaging - without his permission, of course. Authorized or not, the David Beckham condom reportedly became the bestselling brand in China.

beckham condom.jpg

I could comment on the tiger blanket, but I don't want to deprive you of the pleasure.

[Thanks to Bil and Waymon for alerting me to this. Pervs.]


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What can I say- I am all over the Beckham news.

And this does combine a few of my favorite things... LOL

Wilson46201 | October 27, 2009 4:35 PM

maybe Levi Johnston could belatedly endorse a condom brand too ?

Now where can I get a condom with Bob Barker on it? Hipsters need protection too!

Why does everyone love Levi Johnson so much? He's not THAT hot. He's boy next door cute. If he was in my class, I'd have a crush on him. He's not hotter, than say, Puck from Glee! ;-)

Phil, some of us would love to corrupt the boy next door. (And I'm sure some of us have.)

Do you realize the propaganda that would spew out of Gramma Palin if she believed that you, Prince G (or any of the rest of us), had turned her grand-baby-daddy into one of those ... well, you know!

P.S. Needless to say, had Levi known what a condom was, he might not today be Gramma Palin's grand-baby-daddy ... but then you know that, according to the Religious Right, condoms fail at least 99.8% of the time ...

That was the first thing I thought of too, AJ. Levi Johnston is definitely NOT the best spokesperson for a condom brand. :)

He may not be a good spokesperson--but he can definitely endorse condoms as a real, live cautionary tale!

On the other hand, maybe Bristol Palin could head (... er ... uh ... ) a condom use campaign --- now that her "Abstinence Only" cover has been blown ( ... I mean ... exposed? ... oh ... I give up ... ).