Monday, December 31, 2007

Some Wonder Women, then & now

I'm assuming you'll know who most if not all these women are, if curious about any, don't hesitate to ask.


I know, I'm featuring Dita Von Teese a lot today. But given my you blame me?

And as an aside to the better settle this strike soon. I want my "Life" back alive!

This is

Actress Sarah Shahi [arriving] for the inaugural Cinema Against AIDS Dubai event, held in association with Dubai International Film Festival, to benefit amfAR...

This is burlesque star Dita Von Teese arriving for the same event.

Do you realize what this means?

It means that Shahi and Von Teese, two of the sexiest, hottest, most lovely women alive, were in the same place at the same time.

I think my head just exploded.

(The first person who says "which one?" will be fined $200, and asked to leave the blog)

This is one of those rare moments wherein I really feel at one with my culture

Former ‘The View’ co-host Rosie O’Donnell ...has been dubbed the “most annoying celebrity” in a new online poll.

Politically, I'd almost like not to find O'Donnell as annoying as I do, if only because right-wing pundits hate her so much. But I'm sorry (kinda), that woman is just off-the-charts annoying.

Almost 2,000 readers of Parade magazine voted in the poll, with 42 percent calling 45-year-old O’Donnell the most irksome – followed by socialite Paris Hilton, with 24 percent of the vote.

Ouch. More annoying than Paris Hilton. Say what you will about Paris Hilton-and I've always liked Graham Norton's line when her sibling got engaged: "Well you know what they say...why buy the cow, when you could fuck the sister, for free?"

But, Paris Hilton is just stupid. She's not arrogant.

Besides O’Donnell and Hilton, Parade also named Ann Coulter, Heather Mills and Perez Hilton the Top 5 most annoying.

I'm gonna say "ouch" again. An evil-spewing, Republican bootlicking extremist, a nut. and, the most respectable, a gossip blogger. Yeah, I'm thinking that's a list you really don't wanna be on, much less head up.

Fun with politics in America

(image by Avedon)

Alice Everyday brings sunshine To my house most every day. Alice Everyday brings her friends Over to my house to play. Druscilla and...

You know...I'd always HEARD the expression, "you lucky dog," but until now, I'd never been quite sure what it meant

Ok, quick look, this picture...who would you say it is?

Once again, looking at the URL of the photo is considered cheating.

Rosario Dawson making my favorite color feel all kittenish

Pink ecstasy

I’ve decided I have a new mission in life

I must find out who this is, and marry her.

Rain, rain...don't go anywhere

This is just a guess, mind you

...but I gotta wonder whether Dita Von Teese likes spending time in bed with that dog more than she did with her ex...

Random Flickr Blogging img_2007

Steve's note this week encouraged
searching for "img_2007" and making it into a commentary on the past year.

You have but to command.

When I think back on the year 2007, one word comes right to mind...



No, but I kid. 2007 is the year I realized the reason there was only one set of footprints on the beach during the most dark and troubled periods of my life, is because:
That's when, as god explained to me apologetically later, I'd completely slipped his mind.


But seriously. It's been an important year in my life, because it's the year I decided to follow in the spiked heels of my heroine Courtney Love, and begin taking mood-altering drugs.


No, but really, this year is the year I learned that...oh hell, make up your own joke here, it's a picture of a red haired girl in green licking whipped cream off a guy's nipple, man!


And of course, two festivals left me with memories I won't soon forget. The running of the bulls...
...and the more rare but only slightly less cruel Rapid Transiting of the zombies.


2007 is the year I realized that the height of the lyrical arts was

Parfois c'est un pays ; parfois c'est une fille que vous connaissez, tout le monde obtenu d'avoir un but en ce monde vous Yankees êtes si idiot aux sujets du coeur vous ne savez pas que les femmes sont les seules oeuvres d'art


Oh yes, this is also the year that that sex-phobic babbling idiot Jerry Falwell dropped dead.

Now, I don't have scientific proof that the photo below was taken at the parade held in paradise that day.

But I do have the strongest suspicion...


The year I began to know the truth of the quotation, via Harlan Ellison,

...from the Japanese poet Tanaka Katsumi...

"I know that my true friend will appear after my death, and my sweetheart died before I was born."


It's the year I began to get in touch with the beauty of my inner color.


It's the year I learned not only are Japanese women's breasts getting bigger and they are in general become curvier...

...but that their clowns have eyes that bore into me like ice-hot needles from hell!

Ahem. Source.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

I can only assume that my Christmas present from Mandy Moore was delayed by the holiday rush

...because clearly, in these images from PopSugar, she was shopping for me a couple of weeks ago. As if the scarf and the bag wasn't a dead giveaway, pay close attention to her shoes. They're leopard print.

Yup, Mandy Moore has set her cap for me, the poor girl's in love...

Girls at play

Laila Ali-

Unknown model, photographed by Carla van de Puttelaar-

Scissorina Sarah.

Sharon Stone-what the hey, I feel like being an adult.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Something happened in the Knoxville, Tenn. Hooters today

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A customer who was upset over his tab fired several shots into a Hooters restaurant Saturday, killing one person and seriously wounding a manager, police said.

Police were searching for the man, who left on foot just after midnight, Lt. Kenny Miller said.

Managers asked the man to leave after he refused to pay his bill. He then went outside and started firing a .40-caliber handgun at the building, police said.

The shots hit another customer identified as 35-year-old Stacey Sherman of Applegate, Mich. Sherman, who police believed was visiting family for the holidays, died later at a hospital.

The other victim, a 24-year-old Hooters manager named Kris Key, was hospitalized in serious condition.

No further comment.

Except--to say that the more news items I read about the place* the more grateful I am I made it out of there without getting a bullet in the brain.

*And this seems like a good time to tell you that I don't go looking for them, honestly, they just find me!

Not in Nottingham

As I've written before, the songs and vocal performances are the greatest things about Disney's Robin Hood, and this song is the best as they appear in the movie.

("Whistle Stop" is a close second, but that's been co-opted into the "Hamster Dance Song")

Confidence, coincidence, call it a sin It's just like people say. Tomorrow's here so open up your eyes, Never hesitate

Portraits of Venus via this blog.

Courtney Love making my favorite color feel sexy


Nations go to war Over women like you It's just a form of appreciation

Larry Clark

There's something in this about...well, everybody, come to think of it

self-portrait done by Helmut Newton

Friday, December 28, 2007

J'aime vos boobs. Je pense qu'ils sont très amicaux et sans prétention

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Just around the corner from beauty

Francesca Woodman
Self Portrait with Lily, Rome

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Kylie Variations

This is one of those images that I think I like not just because it's of a hot woman but for other reasons as well. There's something fascinating to me about her eyes in it.

I know nothing about the circumstances under which it was taken, but it makes me think of an early morning after one of her performances. Still dressed from the show, she steps out onto the balcony and a friend takes her picture just as the sun rises over the horizon.

Though now that I look again at the light, I wonder if maybe the opposite is true-she's dressed for a show she's about to go to, and that sun is coming down.

Oh, and make up your own "Kylie makes my favorite color X" joke here.

As Sam began to suspect that it might be time to review his underarm deodorant selection

To tell you the truth, this costume doesn't really do much for me

There's nothing wrong with it per se, it just doesn't happen to ring my particular bell. The way, say, red hair or voluptuous lips or Phoebe Cates in the red bikini or leopard-print do.

However, this catalog listing... for the exact same costume...gets me so hot.
Satin & spandex dress with petticoat & ostrich boa trim. Stockings, shoes and tiara not included.

Or perhaps I've divulged too much.


Residents of Minneapolis and Seattle are the most bookish and well-read, according to results from a new survey released today of the most literate American cities.

The survey focused on 69 U.S. cities with populations of 250,000 or above. Jack Miller of Central Connecticut State University chose six key indicators to rank literacy. These included newspaper circulation, number of bookstores, library resources, periodical publishing resources, educational attainment and Internet resources.

Cough, cough.

Then we are decided?

I like the rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar. Whatever faith I have is derived from it (and Godspell) at least as much as the bible or any church. No, more.

This is the great priests' song, "Then We Are Decided." Since leaving Rice, ALW has only rarely had lyrics anywhere near this good.

I know nothing about this picture or who painted it, but I like it

Let's hear it for the old home town girl

This is a model named Josie Moran, about whom I knew little or nothing before I came across this picture. I learn from this web site she was born in Menlo Park, California, which is right near where I grew up.

So I found these pictures of a young woman dressed up; looking awesome

...and "riffing," as she puts it, on one of those movies from which anyone my age can quote endlessly, Sixteen Candles.

I was searching for images to use for last night's Pharmaceutical Diaries entry.

Oh. My. God.

The photographer/subject's Flickr-name is chicfreaksali.

She lists among her
"favorite movies & stars" Raiders of the Lost Ark, Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the original), Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club...what can I say? I grew up in the 80s!!), Jaws, Meatballs, Jeremy Piven, and Hugh Laurie.

(BTW, she's taken. I'm not saying I was interested...but you will notice I checked.)

Oh...and here's the punchline...

All these photos were uploaded on my 36th birthday.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christina Ricci

...for me, one of the poster children for how distressing the movie industry's emphasis on "thinness" is.

She used to be so nice-looking...10 years ago (give or take), before she had the "baby fat" beaten off her by a business that thinks Kate Winslet is somehow too heavy.

I loved her.