Monster of the Day #491 Updated on June 7, 2012 By Ken Begg 19 Comments Not to shock the hell out of anyone, but this is my favorite pic of the week. Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1531 (Mar 22, 2017) Monster of the Day #1530 (Mar 21, 2017) Monster of the Day #1529 (Mar 20, 2017) Monster of the Day #1527 (Mar 16, 2017) Monster of the Day #1526 (Mar 15, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net Ericb What is this from? We’re not still on the Moon, are we? Ken_Begg Nope. Let’s just say that Melies was referencing the work of a fellow Frenchman. Flangepart Another reason to avoid cheap French wines. Yeah, where is this from? SteveWD Would that fellow Frenchman be Jules Verne? Ericb He was probably drinking absinthe rather than wine. Ericb You know you’re a monster geek when you notice a fake octopus before genuine naked breasts. Were these the first breasts on film? MrTongoRad Gotta give the French credit for being on the cutting edge of making risque video nasties, too! SteveWD The 5 armed octopus from “It Came From Beneath the Sea’s” Grandfather. What’s funny is the reason for 5 arms is probably the same. Cheaper and easier to puppeteer/animate. bgbear_rogerh I always assumed naked women were the first thing commented to any medium. Gamera977 If it’s ‘2000 Leages Under the Sea’ I don’t remember the topless mermaids. Breasts are indeed the cheapest special effect. SteveWD I’m guessing the character in Kirk Douglas’ striped shirt and John Travolta’s disco suit is Ned Land. Flangepart Ya know…that shirt makes me think ‘Mime’ for some reason. Silent film too, eh? Rock Those girls are topless? Funny, even a cheesecake cartoonist like myself saw the octopus first! I guess in my heart, monsters are still the priority! skrag2112 To quote Crow T Robot, “This is what I dreamed when I took Sudafed and Ny-Quil together.” Rock It’s Rock Baker, but I’ve been having speed issues with Facebook lately, so I had to sign in with my Yahoo account or else be here all day trying to sign in. Rock I tried to sign in using my regular Facebook account, but the little tab that allows it no longer pops up. I don’t know if this computer and Facebook are having a fight, or if Facebook is just acting up all by itself. Ken_Begg Hmm, that’s odd. If that happens, you can always use the log in box up above “ADD NEW COMMENT.” That opens a box that gives you the various log in options, including Facebook. Ken_Begg I don’t know, maybe that one woman is topless, but the other three are definitely wearing blouses, so I think the fourth one probably is too. But yeah, there was more nudity in silent films than you’d think, especially (surprise) in the European stuff. Rock That’s the one I meant. You have to push a tab to continue so as to sign in using Facebook or Yahoo, or a few other options. The tab, though, or button, or whatever you would call it, failed to appear for Facebook, so I used Yahoo instead.