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Thursday, February 17, 2005
WHERE'S DAT WABBIT?
Remember Jimmah Carter’s “killer rabbit”?
[T]his large, wet animal, making strange hissing noises and gnashing its teeth, was intent upon climbing into the Presidential boat
AARP's SLIP IS SHOWING
Our AnkleBiting buddies are questioning
AARP and their “screw ‘em” message.
WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT!
Ask not what the lonely maiden LoanCat was doing perusing
the BedroomSports.com Adult Super Store. :)
DÉJÀ VU ALL OVER AGAIN
BILL CLINTON AN ANNEX-DODGER
LEARNING Annex boss Steve Schragis is steamed at Bill Clinton for reneging on a promise to deliver a seminar in exchange for a $150,000 donation to his presidential library in Little Rock, Ark.
Clinton's people promised to reschedule the engagement ASAP, but the Learning Annex is still waiting.
Clinton's office did not explain why he has not rescheduled, but said, "We hope the Learning Annex, a for-profit business, returns any money paid by consumers, because it's their responsibility to do so."
TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS, INSTEAD
oh she may be weary
them young girls they do get wearied
wearing that same old miniskirt dress
but when she gets weary
you try a little tenderness
The other night I printed out an article by Rodger Jacobs, entitled “Exhausted,” and planned on reading it while waiting for dinner. It's a 14-page piece about Rodger’s involvement (scroll down to "cast & credits") in the documentary Wadd about the late porn star, John C. Homes.
I snuggled up on the couch with an afghan, and immediately Princess jumped upon my lap and began her nesting. Ichabod noticed that Princess was getting my attention, so he sidled up next to the couch so I could reach his arched back to pet. DiDi thought I had food, so she jumped upon the coffee table. There I was trying to read with 3 cats simultaneously vying for my attention. Ignore cats at your peril. Princess eventually settled into her nest, Ichabod grew weak from standing and plopped down to nap, and DiDi realized it wasn’t supper time and left in her usual huff.
As I tried to get into Rodger’s article, DogMan was in the very next room struggling to learn gypsy guitar.
Pluck pluck, SHIT! Pluck pluck, DAMN! Pluck pluck, JESUS!I plodded through the first couple of pages as best I could, but my immediate surroundings kept intruding. It didn’t help that I had never heard of Wadd or any of the porn stars, and I really couldn’t care less. The only reason I was trying to read it at all was because Rodger had written it. I find nothing appealing in a porn star, no matter how gargantuan their physical attributes.
And then on page 3 I read, “I hated pornography,” which was an amazing admission coming from a man who at one time had written porn for a living. But I understood the sentiment. I finally had a hook, and the peripheral intrusions disappeared. Those three little words are a great lede, so good in fact that I think Rodger should have begun his article with that. It also felt like the first time that Exhausted truly read as a first person narrative.
When I was younger, I had no idea what porn was … the nudity and sex yes, but not its ugly underbelly … until I read “Last Exit to Brooklyn.” I was not prepared for what I was getting into when I began reading. I was hoping for naughty bits and got slimed, instead. I was maybe 20 at the time with at least one baby, two babies if I was 21. I don’t recall much from the book but what I do remember I remember vividly, and it sickens me to this day.
In 1977, my husband and I finally had a chance to go away for a weekend. We drove to Rochester (NY), settled into a Holiday Inn, and then went for a walk. X-rated movies were the rage then, although I had never seen one. I had even heard of live sex shows in some cities, which I couldn’t imagine. As we walked the drab, dreary streets of downtown Rochester, we passed by a little theater which advertised a live sex show. I casually commented that I didn't know what that was, which was all my husband needed to hear. He dragged me into the theater and paid an astronomical sum of $40 for our admittance. We had to pass through a grimy blanket hanging in the doorway to get to the seats. We were the only ones sitting together, and I was the only female there, which made me feel very vulnerable. The opening shot was gynecological, up close and personal. It was down hill after that. I was numb in no time, but it was obvious the others weren’t. There was a stag party in there, and many of the men were smoking. I sat there the entire time worrying that someone, in their excitement, would set the place on fire. I would die in that putrid place, and everyone back home would read about it in the paper: LOCAL MOTHER DIES IN SEX THEATER FIRE.
A friend of mine once told me that her husband would rent porn in hopes of arousing her. She tried to tell him that it left her cold. If he had listened to her he would have known that most of the time all he had to do was to caress her back and hold her.
WHY WE LOVE TO HATE CELEBS
They just make it so easy!
Guerrilla marketing at awards shows:
[T]he more graft they get, the worse celebrities' behavior becomes. … This year, the Globes presenter gift package was valued at $38,390, and included a $16,000 wine adventure.
ANYBODY GOT ANY CANOLIS?
Watch these reruns and see us in TWO YEARS!
"Frankly, it seems to make sense to us to not let the distance between the release of season four and season five get too great."
Wednesday, February 16, 2005
MIRACLE TOT SURVIVED 3 'ABORTIONS'
A baby miraculously survived at least three abortion attempts by his mother and was born alive at 24 weeks, it was revealed yesterday.
The infant was delivered in a British hospital after his 24-year-old mom changed her mind about terminating her pregnancy when she felt him move on the way home from an abortion clinic. While clinic doctors said an ultrasound scan had confirmed the child was dead, she went into labor later that afternoon and the boy was born alive.
He is now 2 years old and healthy.
The amazing tale of survival is documented in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
The journal reports that the mom had not realized she was going to have a baby until 22 weeks into the pregnancy, and felt that she couldn't cope with a second child.
A doctor at a private clinic in Warwickshire gave her a series of abortion drugs in three attempts to get rid of the fetus.
But none of them worked, despite the fact she was assured the fetus was dead.
This blog comes highly recommended by Lorie, at ByrdDroppings, and I can see why.
The Supermarket and the City Market
The ongoing debate over the quality of the MSM -vs- the Blogs is getting pretty heated. Many MSMers are getting rightly upset that their hold on the attention-span of the news-consumers is weakening. This begs the question, why would a savvy news-consumer go to an amateur pundit writing from his bedroom, when he has access to serious news businesses with full staffs to gather the news? The answer, I believe, can be found in how we shop for other items.
High School Prank Gets Overreaction
A Pennsylvania student dons a gorilla mask, climbs onto his school's cafeteria rooftop and peers into classroom windows. It's obviously a prank, right? That didn't stop the school from seriously overreacting. In this story, we learn that the school called "the authorities." These "authorities" then sent officers, a state police helicopter and a bomb squad. If that wasn't enough, the kid, a National Merit semifinalist with no school disciplinary record, was charged with reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and criminal trespass.
LINKS OF INTEREST
THIS MUST BE STOPPED
|HealingIraq's latest report:|
Next Step, National Reconciliation
|Freedom Of Speech Does Not Mean Freedom From Consequences|
|How to beat a dead (D)onkey to success|
Tuesday, February 15, 2005
OVER AT LIFELIKE PUNDITS ...
|Aaron has a request: He needs your questions.|
|Pat writes a great commentary on Arthur Miller.|
|I'll bet you didn't know what a Republican is, not really. |
See the definition Prof found.
|Has Her Royal C lost some of her power?|
BACK TO THE MOVIES ...
Aaron and Prof have posted their movies lists ... here are Pat's ... which, combined with the lists readers posted here (in the comments), made me realize how many movies I forgot. So, here are more for my list:
1. Radio Days
2. Raising Arizona
3. Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
4. Baghdad Cafe
5. Evil Under The Sun
6. Rear Window
7. The Maltese Falcon
I know I'll think of more as soon as I post this.
Got any more on your list?
Monday, February 14, 2005
A PROUD TEXAN
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (R) motions toward U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales during his swearing in ceremony at the Department of Justice, February 14, 2005. Also pictured are President George W. Bush and Gonzales' mother Maria. Gonzales served as White House counsel to President Bush before his recent appointment to U.S. Attorney General. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
President Thanks Attorney General Gonzales at Swearing-In Ceremony
Thanks to LoanCat, you can hear a bit of Bush's speech.
WHY DOES HE STAY?
I like some of Alec Baldwin's movies. I thought he was the best Jack Ryan in Tom Clancy's "Hunt For Red October." Harrison Ford's portrayal of Ryan never measured up to Baldwin's. And Baldwin was perfect in "Malice" and "The Cooler." I just wish he'd keep his political bloviatings private. So why hasn't he scrammed to Canada yet? Maybe because he knows that he's got it better right here.
What will Alec Baldwin find in Canada?
By John Leo
Many U.S. newspapers salute Canada for its low crime rate. But according to the International Crime Victimization Survey, the rate of certain “contact” crimes (robbery, sexual assault, and assault with force) is over 1.5 times higher in Canada than in the United States.
The customary problems of socialized medicine.
A 2000 report from the Heritage Foundation found long waiting lists, government rationing, and substandard care in Canada’s system. Drug spending is controlled, according to the report, by limiting the number of approved drugs and slowing down the approval process.
Un-nice books and videos are seized at the border or banned from libraries. Any material cited for “undue exploitation of sex” or for being “degrading or dehumanizing” can be banned.
Speech is illegal if it “promotes hatred” or spreads “false news.” Advertising “directed at children” can be ruled illegal. If the recorded message on your answering machine is deemed discriminatory, you can be prosecuted for it.
Isn't that CENSORSHIP??
YOU CAN HAVE SEX WITH THESE WIVES AND LEAVE-IT'S PURELY PHYSICAL
PETE C., a carpenter who works in Westchester County, doesn't need to watch "Desperate Housewives." He lives it. Tall, handsome and broad-shouldered, Pete is a constant target for real-life desperate housewives who are financially well-kept yet sexually neglected by workaholic husbands.
"You'll be working at the far end of the house and they'll come in wearing spandex and a belly shirt and say, 'If you need me I'll be in the shower.'
"Or she'll say, 'Thank God the kids are in school until three.' Why is she telling you that? It means you've got the green light. If you want to pursue it, you say, 'Let me know if you need help drying off,' and you're off to the races." For Robert, a well-built married man who does high-end repair work in Westchester and Connecticut, it's the skimpy outfits that give the wives away. "They'll come out in a nightgown, or a loose-hanging robe with nothing on underneath," he said, speaking to The Post on his cellphone between jobs. "Sometimes it's unbelievable. I've had women come at me in things you'd die to have your girlfriend come to bed with.
Sunday, February 13, 2005| |
CHECK OUT PAT'S NEW LOGO!
I dunno, I think he needs a haircut.
SCREW, OR SCREW YOU!
I just want to clarify that my heading refers to the first item in Mark Steyn’s column.
On culture front, we're losing war
Here are three small news items from around the world you might have missed:
1) An unemployed waitress in Berlin faces the loss of her welfare benefits after refusing a job as a prostitute in a legalized brothel.
2) A British court has ruled that a suspected terrorist from Algeria cannot be detained in custody because jail causes him to suffer a ''depressive illness.''
3) Seventeen-year-old Jeffrey Eden of Charlestown, R.I., has been awarded an A by his teacher and the ''Silver Key'' in the Rhode Island Scholastic Art Awards for a diorama titled ''Bush/Hitler and How History Repeats Itself.''
When the Germans legalized their whorehouses, they thought it showed how relaxed and enlightened they were. The al-Qaida types take a different line: They think it's a sign that the West is decadent and weak and cannot survive. And they have a point: The government forcing women into prostitution is merely the latest example of the internal contradictions of the modern secular state.
I'm not worried about Iraq. As they demonstrated on Jan. 30, they'll be just fine. The western front is the important one in this war, the point of intersection between Islam and a liberal democratic tradition so mired in self-loathing it would rather destroy our civilization just to demonstrate its multicultural bona fides. It's not that young Eden knows nothing, but that neither his teachers, judges nor furniture showroom proprietors do. By contrast, our enemies know us very well, at least when it comes to courtroom strategies and canny manipulation of the fetish of ''tolerance.''
Speaking of losing the culture war …
"SUPERSIZE ME" director Morgan Spurlock played havoc with his health by eating nothing but McDonald's in his hit documentary, and now he's looking for a mom to spend a month drinking like a lush. For an episode of his new FX show "30 Days," Spurlock is looking for a woman living in New York City with a teenager headed to college. The mom would have to drink like a hard-partying sorority girl for 30 days, all the while maintaining her work and home responsiblities to the best of her ability. Anyone willing to undergo the experiment should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.