Saturday, December 13, 2008
I start my Saturday by fixing the cables snaking about the floor so I'll be able to indulge myself in the absurdities which comprise the SciFi Channel, specifically the made-for-TV TP (torture porn) flick TIMBER FALLS.
One thing leads to another, and then this guy's just hanging around by the wrists, shirtless, being flogged. Patrick Wilson? I say to myself. So I google the movie, wander over to a website, and end up here, on SQUAREHIPPIES.
It didn't take but a few scrolls, and I then saw the line which caused me to lose it:
The Day My Crotch Stood Still.
Too fucking funny. I didn't care what the post was about because the header was that funny. A few more clicks, and I'm holding my head on my shoulders, quite literally.
Any site which can make me laugh that much over the observations of the (preferably) shirtless hirsute actor gets my vote.
PG-13 and SFW was NEVER this funny...
Friday, December 12, 2008
Charles Van Dell Johnson was born Aug. 25, 1916, in Newport, Rhode Island. Three years old when his mother left the family, he was raised in a boardinghouse by his father, Charles, a thrifty Swedish immigrant unmoved by his son’s infatuation with film or his dance lessons, according to Ronald L. Davis, author of “Van Johnson: MGM’s Golden Boy.”
Something I'd easily have paid for via a digital download, Grace Jones' HURRICANEis NOT available on the US iTMS (iTunes Music Store). Sure, you get HURRICANE and several remixes of WILLIAMS' BLOOD via the UK iTMS, but not the US.
So, 'tis the season...via the links you can find here.
Damn! Well worth the wait!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Los Angeles, December 11, 2008 – Bettie Page, sweet-smiling legendary 1950s pin-up queen with the killer curves and coal-black bangs, died earlier today of pneumonia at a Los Angeles area hospital. She was 85 years old. She suffered a heart attack one week ago and never regained consciousness. Her popularity as an underground, guilty pleasures phenomenon has continued to soar despite the fact that the reclusive Page disappeared almost a half century ago, leading many to believe that one of the most photographed individuals of the 20th century was already dead.
As the model who many have argued raised cheesecake to an art, Page combined exuberant, wide-eyed innocence with confident, sometimes aggressive sexuality. VANITY FAIR praised the playfully seductive Page as “our Uber-pin-up.” The NEW YORK TIMES has declared that today “her star shines more brightly than it did in her brief heyday from 1950 to 1957.” PLAYBOY immortalized Page as one of its inaugural centerfolds and recently named her “the model of the century, yet she remains one of its best kept secrets.” In a recent TVGuide.com poll, Bettie Page was voted the “ultimate sex goddess,” outscoring others such as Marilyn Monroe.
Born on April 22, 1923 in Nashville, Tennessee, Bettie (spelled “Betty” on her birth certificate) Mae Page was the second child of six born to Walter Roy Page and Edna Mae Pirtle. The family was poor, moved often, and as a child, Page frequently found it necessary to take charge of her siblings. On several occasions they were dispatched to an orphanage. Life was hard. They were raised in the Church. Page owed her extraordinary looks and high intelligence to her parents, but it was a mixed blessing. Her mother did not want her. Her father molested her.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Bettie Page, the quintessential 1950s pinup girl who captivated men and women alike with her dark, glossy hair, naughty fetish photos and incredible knockout figure, is in a coma after suffering a heart attack. Page, 85, had the heart attack on Friday and has since been in intensive care, according to agent Mark Roesler. Roesler also stated that Page is critically ill.
Page had been in the hospital for three weeks prior to the heart attack battling a case of pneumonia. She was scheduled for release but was sidelined by the heart attack. She was then transferred to another hospital in Los Angeles. Page family friend Todd Mueller told the press that the former pinup is in a coma.
Page, who battled mental illness and became a Born Again Christian after her modeling career, has been reclusive for several years. Page rarely grants interviews and refuses to have her photo taken, having said that she prefers fans to remember her as she looked when she was a young woman.
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Monday, December 08, 2008
Owner Arrested After Dog Freezes To SidewalkSHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- A woman was arrested after she left her dog outside in 6 degree weather, causing it to freeze to the sidewalk.
A neighbor called police after the dog was stuck to the pavement for more than 12 hours. Jiffy’s owner, a 59-year-old woman, was taken into custody on suspicion of animal neglect.
Animal care providers had to use warm water to gently pry Jiffy free from the ice. Locks of his hair are still frozen on the pavement in front of his house.
Jiffy, an 11-year-old border collie, can now crawl but is too heavy to walk. The extra 50 pounds he’s carrying almost cost him his life.
"It is very disturbing to see a dog that overweight and then to actually come up and see the dog frozen to the sidewalk. It was very, very traumatic for me,” said Carey Payne, who is with the Sheboygan Humane Society. “I've never seen a dog actually frozen to a sidewalk before.”
The owner told police she made frequents trips outside to check on the dog, but workers at the Sheboygan County Humane Society suggest the dog was abused long before he was frozen.
"You can overfeed a dog, and when you do the dog becomes extremely overweight, it cannot move properly, it puts a strain on all of their organs,” said Payne. “It's abuse. That’s plain and simple."
Todd Wagner, the neighbor that called police, said the owner tried to free the dog.
“I tried to help (the owner) with it on Wednesday night, but I got bit by it so I left it alone. She had other people coming to help and everybody did make an effort, you know it's not that it was total neglect on her fault,” he said.
Investigators said the owner was released shortly after she was arrested, and it will be up to the district attorney to decide what charges she will face, if any.
Aside from being overweight, the dog is in good health, according to the Humane Society.
The organization said it has received multiple calls from people who are interested in adopting Jiffy.
An eye for an eye, I say.
Freeze the bitch I say (and I'm not talking about the dog).