Ed Driscoll

The Last Seduction

While the promise of a new year brings with it mixed expectations, for decades upon decades its arrival has been soothed for millions of men with a free calendar provided by his local tradesman that’s filled with color photographs of 12 months of sexy, scantily-clad women in provocative poses.

But an Italian firm that “deals with the construction of sarcophagus, cinerary urns and handycraft-items of funeral art with cooperation of experienced art masters” maybe pushing the envelope just a hair with the 2008 calendar they’re offering to their customers.

Mark Steyn or Theodore Dalrymple could rip off 2000 words about the cultural significance of this, umm photographic achievement in about five minutes, I reckon.