Saturday, November 21, 2009

I'm a prophet.

From my review of Michael Palin's Diaries, 1969-1979: The Python Years:

Can we have 1980-1990 soon please Mike?

Apparently yes, yes we can.

And you all thought I was a dead loss...

Crazy question.

Is it me, or does Khalid Sheik Mohammed, here, look like a Muppet version of Captain Jack (Johnny Depp, not John Barrowman)?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Is it wrong that I'm in some ways sexually aroused by this news?

Six words:

New. Aaron. Sorkin. Written. TV. Show.

Up there with the big boys, but not in a good way

Remember last month when those lists of best-value-for-money movie stars came out, based on how much their films make vs. how much they get paid? Well, the other shoe had to drop sometime, and here it is: The Most Overpaid Stars in Hollywood.

Something to observe: I confess myself to have been kind of delighted to see that there are so many more men on the top 10 list (nine) than women (one).

That's because, at first blush, it made me think that movies centered on women are a better risk than movies centered on men. So maybe we'd see more of the former, especially since there were so many women on the money-making list.

On second glance, however, I wonder whether it might just say something about how much more even an unprofitable male movie star makes compared to a female...

Waist deep in the big hilly

Recommended reading: Dan Froomkin on the dilemma President Obama faces in Afghanistan. Excerpts:

As it happens, in this case political reality actually diverges quite markedly from public opinion. The public overwhelmingly opposes the war -- 57 percent to 39 percent, according to the latest Associated Press poll. And disengagement from Afghanistan -- even though it's not even being discussed as a serious option in political circles -- is considerably more popular with the American public than escalation, which is almost all anyone in Washington can talk about. The latest CNN poll found that 49 percent of Americans favored reducing the number of troops in Afghanistan -- with 28 percent saying they should all be withdrawn immediately -- compared to less than 40 percent who want to send more.

And while our nation's most predictably superficial media figures are jumping all over Obama for taking too long to make up his mind, the quality of the debate -- not to mention the existence of the debate itself -- is a tremendous improvement over the heedless rush to war in Iraq by the Bush administration.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Okay, I admit it...

For all that I've had my differences with President Obama this first year, seeing these images of him visiting the Great Wall really makes me feel...what's the opposite of disdain? It's been so long since I felt this way when looking at our Commander-in-Chief...

Ever see someone that you know is trying to look hot but instead they give you the creeps?

Leighton Meester.

(In her defense, it's not entirely the fault of her outfit and makeup. It's just that combined, they make her look like one of the underaged girls I used to see round the lobby before The Rocky Horror Picture Show...and that's just spooky.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Carrie Prejean truly is the gift that keeps on giving

To recap:

She's an embarrassment to my home state.
She's a hypocrite.
She's unbelievably stupid.

How unbelievably stupid?

...this unbelievably stupid:
The former Miss California said she learned a lot while doing pageants, and described her introduction to Donald Trump:

He meeted us!

It's true. I've seen the clip from the Today show where she said it.

PS: The link above takes Prejean at her word that she was 17 years of age when she made the tape(s) of herself expressing her sexuality in a healthy and natural way.

But per Countdown, the ex-boyfriend for whom she made the tape(s) says she's lying, that she was 20, and that she asked him to lie to back her up.

Apparently, I didn't create my new blog a moment too soon

My post about Jessica Simpson from earlier today was "tweeted" on a Twitter feed (I think that's the correct vernacular) called "sexycurvybabes."

I'd be in a better humor about this, were it not for the fact that by my rough estimate, 50% of the other tweets to the feed are things like (and for once I'm going to "censor" myself simply because I don't want to pick up certain kinds of traffic):

H()rnv blond fvck!ng outdoors: K!nkv chick fvck!ng really hard in all her holes

Being Catholic, on the other hand...

A preliminary report commissioned by the nation's Roman Catholic bishops to investigate the clergy sex abuse scandal has found no evidence that gay priests are more likely than heterosexual clergy to molest children, the lead authors of the study said Tuesday.

The fault, Dear Catholics, lies not in your stars...

The question has been raised repeatedly within and outside the church because the overwhelming majority of known victims were boys. As part of the church's response to the crisis, the Vatican ordered a review of all U.S. seminaries that, among other issues, looked for any "evidence of homosexuality" in the schools.

"What we are suggesting is that the idea of sexual identity be separated from the problem of sexual abuse," said Margaret Smith of John Jay College, in a speech to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. "At this point, we do not find a connection between homosexual identity and the increased likelihood of subsequent abuse from the data that we have right now."

But don't worry, any Catholics who may be looking in. Your church is still homophobic and generally sex-negative.

In a separate move on Tuesday, the bishops adopted a pastoral letter affirming the church's definition of marriage being between one man and one woman, and that sex is meant for procreation.

Capturing the exact precise instant Jessica Simpson realized her career was over


I suppose I could feel sorry for her, but when you can't really do anything but be curvy with big boobs and take most of your clothes off...

It'll never happen.

Too many slapfights about who gets to be called "Butch."

You won't often see me saying nice things about Jessica Biel.

I mean, she may be very sweet, and the nice ass and everything, but I generally think she's kind of a bimbo. However, especially in this day and age, I like any Hollywood starlet who realizes a baby isn't just an accessory.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Somebody tell Blogger

"When it comes to the flow of information, I think that the more freely information flows, the stronger the society becomes, because then citizens of countries around the world can call their own government to account," Obama said.

Teenaged hillbillys say some stupid things sometimes

Case in point.