October 31, 2008
Works For Me
Since we're going red today, let me just put in a plug for the great Mariette Hartley. She's pushing 70 now, so I decided to jump in the Way-Back Machine on her behalf:
She was one of my first [Mom: But certainly not your last!] crushes way back when in my yoot, one of those actresses who was always showing up to do guest appearances on The Rockford Files, Bob Newhart, McCloud, Columbo and shows of that sort. And yes, I certain think she ranks right up there among the Babes of Star Trek as well.
Llama PSA: Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Drunk
It seems to me that if there is one way to sum up the vibe of this election cycle it is this: Beer-goggling.
That's it. That's the only explanation I can come up with.
So be it, I suppose. But let me just remind everyone out there that you may be having fun now, but come next Wednesday morning, you're not going to be able to simply get up and sneak away, or even fob him off with breakfast. Nope, it's a long term relationship whether you like it or not.
Just something to think about.
Gratuitous Fourth Estate Observation
Ya know, apart from the Sunday Pravda on the Potomac, as a regular matter I simply do not read newspapers anymore. Also, I gave up watching network nooz years and years ago.
However, when I'm out on my travels things change a bit: I find myself reading USE-less Today because it's tossed in front of my hotel room door. And I find myself watching CNN in airport boarding lounges simply because it's blared all over the place and I don't have much of a choice.
And I must say that when I am exposed to these media, I am simply appalled, not only at the comic-book/informercial level to which "journalism" has descended, but also by the thought that millions upon millions of Americans are taking this crap in and considering themselves "informed" on that basis.
God help the Republic.
Right back atcha, LMC.
Tom Cruise is an idiot. And a short idiot at that
At 41 years, still a youngster - and uber-hot!
But today, we see red
Shmokin' Julianne Moore, who turns 48 on the 1st of December:
October 30, 2008
I know you guys think that this year's World Series was some kind of big deal because you haven't got that ring since 1980.
And that's fine. But guess what? Nobody else gives a crap.
And the only ones outside of Philadelphia who did care were rooting for the Rays.
Have a nice off-season.
OK, Today We Go Blonde
49 years HOT!
Dem speechwriter for SWNBN and Edwards to vote for McCain
This will not get the same play as some fair-weather Republican's endorsement of The One but it a hell of a lot more cogent.
October 29, 2008
Gary, you leave me no choice
say hello to Ashley Judd who turned 40 this year:
October 28, 2008
Mrs. John Travolta (Kelly Preston):
As of October 13th, 46 years HOT! Oh yeah. (Turn off that seach filter on Google, boys, and you'll get full frontal. just sayin').
Look At It. Take It In. Is There Any Image Scarier For Halloween?
Hat Tip to Jon at Exurban League:
Oh man, this really gives me the heebie-jeebies.
McCain Riding The "Joe The Plumber" Pony Without A Saddle
Watching Sen. McCain on "Hannity & Colmes" right now and he's really letting Obama have it over "wealth redistribution". I worry that Joe came along about one or two weeks too late but, damn, McCain is FINALLY putting this in terms that voters can really understand.
I also worry that too many voters out there don't give a crap about the principle that's at issue here and only care about "gimmee, gimmee, gimmee" because they've dug into the class warfare foxhole.
I've been waiting for Big Mac to point out that 40% of Americans pay no Federal income taxes and he's finally doing it. Is it too late? It's like those AT&T commercials where the guy standing next to a Leprechaun or a Yeti say's "I've just found...the internet." You want to scream at the TV "look at the leprechaun! look at the leprechaun!!!!" You want John McCain to start pointing out the obvious. And it's like he finally noticed.
I swear whenever I look at the RCP Average there is always at least one poll that is so much out of whack that it skews the average way, way up. I can't make heads or tales of these polls. Why does Gallup all of a sudden report a number that ignores prior voting history? Why do they oversample African-Americans and people under 30? Because they assume they will show up in greater numbers when there is no historical data to support it? WTF?
I dunno. I've been following Presidential elections very closely since 1984 and haven't seen anything like this before. Sheesh.
Obama Supporters Wary Of Premature Cockiness?
Filched from Llama crush Mary Katherine Ham at The Weekly Standard Blog:
Oh, I would love it so.
Megyn Kelly/Bill Burton Smackdown
Yesterday after the audio of a 2001 radio interview with The One surfaced where he talks about redistribution. Megyn lights Burton up after Burton suggests Fox ginned up the controversy:
Robbo's Mom, Look Away -Part II
because Julia Roberts is 41 today:
and Jamie Gertz is 43:
October 27, 2008
Robbo's Mom, Look Away!
Continuing on with our theme of aging gracefully shmokin' gals, Mariska Hargitay, age 44:
Quote Of The Day
From Michael Barone:
"The irony here is that voters motivated by anger at the decline in their wealth seem about to elect a president who has promised to embark on wealth-destroying policies."Amen, brutha.
I forgot to give any advanced notice of my road trip a couple weeks ago, and while it prompted Gary to come out of hiding and the LMC to step up, and therefore was at least in part a good thing, I still regret the suddenness of my disappearance.
Therefore, this is just to let all three of our remaining readers know that I'm off again in the morning, going to do the things that need to be done. I should be back on Halloween.
Yip! at you later.
The One's Closing Argument: National Unity?
Nice try. King Barack the Wealth-Spreader:"In one week, you can put an end to the politics that would divide a nation just to win an election."An end to the politics that divides?
He's kidding right? Putting the White House and the Congress in Democrat hands will end the toxic political divisions in this country? How? By suffocating any dissent from those who don't buy into his crap? I don't know how the chips will fall on Nov. 4th. But if Obama does become the President-Elect, does he really believe that those of us who didn't vote for him will forget all the ACORN voter fraud? The MSM's complete abdication of its journalistic responsibilities and its distortion of reality to protect The One from any challenging questions? Our absolute rejection of his socialist vision for the future of the United States?
Unity? He can forget it.
Will the Left side of the blogosphere (also known as that wretched hive of scum and villany, Mos Eisely spaceport), Hollywood pinheads and Liberal cretins in Blue State country put an end its hateful attacks on anyone that dares to disagree with them? Will they all of a sudden stop their exhaustive efforts to smear any and all opposition to deflect criticism of their party and their Messiah? Will Democrats in Congress all of a sudden embrace the Republican minority and work with them in bipartisan harmony to promote what is best for the economic health and national security of the United States?
Gee. Color me skeptical. In fact, under an Obama Presidency, you can expect the Left to become emboldened enough to ratchet it up a few notches.
And those tens of millions of voters who voted McCain (myself included) will be only too happy to extend the same courtesies to Obama that the Left afforded President Smirky McHallibuton Bushitler, the Chimperor in Thief for the last eight years.
Unity? Suck it.
A Small Victory
Yesterday afternoon as I was coaching the eldest Llama-ette along in her violin practice, there came a knock at the front door.
It turned out to be a well-heeled middle-aged lady who apparently lives down the street from us somewhere. Under her arm was a large bundle of what they like to call campaign literature. She gave me a big smile and, after being politely rebuffed in her quest to speak with the Missus, asked if I had a few minutes to hear about some of her candidate's positions on the Issues.
"I'm so sorry," I said with a big smile of my own, "But I'm afraid we support your candidate's opponent."
From the sudden and utter change in the woman's expression, you'd think I had said, "I'm so sorry, but I'm just off to rape your daughter, scalp your husband and burn down your house."
It probably didn't help that the Llama-ette, hovering around in the background with ears a-flapping, suddenly let loose with a whoop and yelled, "Yeah! Yay our guy! Boo your guy!"
The woman walked off in something pretty close to a huff.
One would imagine that people who stump door to door would be used to this sort of thing and not take it personally. On the other hand, perhaps the only people who feel inclined to do this kind of canvasing are the very ones who do take it personally.
Either way, it made my afternoon.
Mom Sends A Message To The Llamas
When out on the island for the summah, Mom has no internet access, and so had not dropped in on Llama Central for some time. However, she's now back in town for the wintah and last week found herself skimming through quite the gallery of actresses in their 40's, 50's and 60's.
As we were chatting this weekend, Mom said, "Um, are you boys having some kind of collective hormonal issue?"
Gary, LMC - take note: Mom's watching now. I think you know what to do.
Yips! from Gary:
Dang, and just when my hormones where about to take a breather...
October 26, 2008
W sends a message to Boy Assad
Helicopter raid in Syria. Via Fox News. Watch for the "wag the dog" stories in the Drive-By Media.
For no other reason than
Mila Jovovich in The Fifth Element:
October 25, 2008
The Best Reason to "Dial the Gate"
The incomparable Amanda Tapping, age 43:
Turning 40 in December
your humble LMC gives you:
If you have to ask, see this.
Oldies but goodies--what everyone needs in these troubled times:
LOSS PREVENTION MODEL:
SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION SAMURAI:
and for Robbo and the LLama-ettes:
October 24, 2008
Jeri Thompson bitch-slapped
Alan Colmes for Team Sarah on Fox. Via the fine folks at Hot Air.
Moody's considering downgrading the The New York Times Co. to junk status. I heard this first on Limbaugh today.
Continuing with the theme
of hot older babes, your knuckle-dragging LMC give you:
Because It's Friday
And it's time to get down...
An oldie but a goodie.
Gratuitous Flatulence Posting
Let 'er rip, gentlemen. It's good for your blood pressure!
Please pass the chili...
Game. Set. Match.
The case for McCain is straightforward. The financial crisis has made us forget, or just blindly deny, how dangerous the world out there is. We have a generations-long struggle with Islamic jihadism. An apocalyptic, soon-to-be-nuclear Iran. A nuclear-armed Pakistan in danger of fragmentation. A rising Russia pushing the limits of revanchism. Plus the sure-to-come Falklands-like surprise popping out of nowhere.
Who do you want answering that phone at 3 a.m.? A man who’s been cramming on these issues for the last year, who’s never had to make an executive decision affecting so much as a city, let alone the world? A foreign-policy novice instinctively inclined to the flabbiest, most vaporous multilateralism (e.g., the Berlin Wall came down because of “a world that stands as one”), and who refers to the most deliberate act of war since Pearl Harbor as “the tragedy of 9/11,” a term more appropriate for a bus accident?
Or do you want a man who is the most prepared, most knowledgeable, most serious foreign-policy thinker in the United States Senate? A man who not only has the best instincts, but has the honor and the courage to, yes, put country first, as when he carried the lonely fight for the surge that turned Iraq from catastrophic defeat into achievable strategic victory?
There’s just no comparison. Obama’s own running mate warned this week that Obama’s youth and inexperience will invite a crisis — indeed a crisis “generated” precisely to test him. Can you be serious about national security and vote on November 4 to invite that test?
And how will he pass it? Well, how has he fared on the only two significant foreign policy tests he has faced since he’s been in the Senate? The first was the surge. Obama failed spectacularly. He not only opposed it. He tried to denigrate it, stop it, and — finally — deny its success.
The second test was Georgia, to which Obama responded instinctively with evenhanded moral equivalence, urging restraint on both sides. McCain did not have to consult his advisers to instantly identify the aggressor.
Today’s economic crisis, like every other in our history, will in time pass. But the barbarians will still be at the gates. Whom do you want on the parapet? I’m for the guy who can tell the lion from the lamb.
Judicial Confirmation Network reminding us what is at stake:
While we are at it, the Catholic Vote ad:
"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. . ."
Tomorrow is the feast of Saint Crispin. According to Wiki, the Battles of Agincourt and Leyte Gulf were fought on the saint's day as well as the Charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War. For the fourth year in a row is this from Henry IV:
This day is call'd the feast of Crispian.
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam'd,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say 'To-morrow is Saint Crispian.'
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say 'These wounds I had on Crispian's day.'
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he'll remember, with advantages,
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words-
Harry the King, Bedford and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester-
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb'red.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.
October 23, 2008
Gratuitous Post Game-1 Question
Forgive me for not having paid more attention to them all these years (although I've had no particular reason to do so), but how long have Tampa Bay been calling themselves just the Rays instead of the Devil Rays?
Oh and btw, it's complicated but owing to the request of regular reader Mink Monica, I hereby am suspending whatever cursory powers I have against the Phils' winning the Series. Go for it, guys, and win one for the N.L. East!
Yips! from Mets Fan Gary:
Sorry, Robbo. I think I speak for a lot more N.L. East fans when I say...
October 22, 2008
Another One Bites The Dust
Fainting at funerals is always fun. My brother fainted at his own wedding. Just keeled back while on the kneeler. Of course it was late June and hotter than hell (with no fans or a/c in the church).
Check out the kid on the end as he topples back.
http://view.break.com/591376 - Watch more free videos
And oh, that "clunk" sound when his head hits the thinly-carpeted floor. Yikes!
h/t: BarStool Sports
Happy Birthday, Brian Boitano!
In honor of the occasion, "I went on line and I searched YouTube 'cos that's what Brian Boitano'd do!"
"I'm Joe The Plumber"
New from Team McCain:
They need to saturate the PA and OH markets with this one (picking up PA offsets CO, NM & VA if they go Obama).
I hereby dub thee "King Barack the Wealth-Spreader".
October 21, 2008
Turning the big 4-0, X-Files edition
Gillian Anderson, in August. I suspect she as crazy as hell, but who cares?
For Your Further Consideration
Mr. FLG of Fear and Loathing in Georgetown dropped this note in the Tasty Bits (TM) Mail Sack:
Dear Robbo the Llama,
I respectfully submit Catherine Bell for consideration on the middle age
babedom rollcall. She just turned 40, I believe.
Well, Mr. FLG, I must confess that I've never heard of Ms. Bell. But then again, I don't really watch any network teevee. Nonetheless, I am a firm believer in the marketplace of ideas, so I am happy to put your nominee (who did, indeed, just turn 40) up to my colleagues for their consideration:
What say you, Gentlemen?
Yips! from Gary:
She looks great in the toned-down pic above, Robbo. But my guess is Mr. FLG was hoping for a little something like this:
For you gentlemen who prefer the shorter hair.
Props to Mr. FLG, though. Catherine Bell is definitely one of those "under the radar" type babes too often overlooked.
The Powell Endorsement, Part II
Rich Lowry's take at NRO. Read it.
One sound bite from the endorsement that sticks in my mind is Powell's contention that Obama has "intellectual vigor." There is nothing from his record which suggests anything of the sort. He was editor of The Harvard Law Review, yet he has no published scholarly articles, not a student note or anything else, to include his time as an adjunct law professor. He has not released his student records from Columbia or Harvard and the conclusion to be drawn is his performance was unimpressive or worse, all of which cut against the campaign narrative.
October 20, 2008
For Your Consideration
Yes, indeedy. And at 45, she's still doing mighty nicely.
Fearless Prognostication Time
Independents and Undecideds are going to lose their nerve about betting on Obama at the last minute and hand the election to McCain.
Not an endorsement, just a hunch.
Because Gary made me do it
speaking of big guns, Carrie Fisher, age 52, back in the day:
My bad for vanishing like that last week, even though it prompted Gary to start posting babe pix again so at least some good came of it. Anyhoo, I was out on the road yet again and didn't have access to the intertoobs.
So I was standing at the fourth floor elevator bank where I had just finished up conducting some interviews. One of the elevators was out altogether and the other one was being very difficult. After a few minutes of waiting, the person escorting me remarked, "Yeah, these elevators 've never worked quite right since the tornaduh hit."
I took the stairs.
Rays' Mojo Pounds Down Sox
Tampa Bay looks intimidation in the face and hocks a huge, stanky loogie.
Many (not all) Sawx fans are getting a huge helping of humble pie this morning and they need to eat every crumb.
Look, I've lived in Red Sox nation my whole life and up until Boston finally broke the curse with that incredible comeback I've commiserated with the crap they've had to put up with from Yankees fans. They stood by loyally and cheered their team on every year even as their hopes would often come crashing down by Labor Day. They lived and died (all too often) with every season.
But something has happened in the last couple of years and I've seen a lot of Sox fans turn into everything they ever hated - lousy winners. With the wins came arrogance.
And a lot them have become absolutely insufferable.
So take the loss in stride, guys. You played well but you ultimately got beat by a younger, hungrier team. Be respectful. Congratulate them. A lot of America came rallying to your side when you stomped the Yanks in the 2004 ALCS. Remember that.
The Powell endorsement
Read Michelle's take on it. She nails it--this is about abortion.
Yips! from Gary:
I think that's oversimplifying it a bit.
What this is about is the fact that Powell has always been a "reluctant" Republican. He was fine with the affiliation when it suited him, and it helped get him important jobs in Republican administrations. But he's never been critical of Democrats or their policies. He's had to have his arm twisted to speak at GOP conventions, and every speech was a lukewarm endorsement.
What made the difference is how badly he was attacked by the Left for supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. For a while he wasn't popular anymore. Now - bam - all of a sudden he's the end-all be-all of endorsements. He could have made this announcement weeks ago if not months ago. With two plus weeks to go, he wets his finger and holds it in the air. With winds blowing Obama's direction, this is no real surprise.
MORE LMC YIPS: Rush lead off with the Powell story today and noted Powell's son not only endorsed McCain but is campaigning for him.
still shmokin' at 42, and now available:
October 18, 2008
This Is Really Sad, Guys
By my count we have two proprietors - Steve and Robert - and at least three part-time contributors - the LMC, Chai-rista and myself.
And this site has gone over 48 hours without any new material. UN.AC.CEPTABLE.
It's time to take out the big guns:
The fair Melissa and her smoldering hazel eyes.
Next - oh yes, we miss the Diane Lane feature. So here she is in all her voluptuous MILFitude:
Proving that at 43 years HOT she - and her "girls" - are holding up nicely.
And, for the more analytically minded political junkies, Gallup's internals show exactly why Obama's "spread the wealth around" gaffe could prove to be incredibly damaging. From Kevin at Exurban League (via Hugh Hewitt):
Sheesh, even almost 3/4 of Democrats don't take two kindly to this Marxist concept.
Wait, you want more? Okay, here's a YouTube guaranteed to leave you speechless - a hispanic dwarf dressed up as Sarah Palin:
There. Hopefully that will tide y'all over until NFL kick-off tomorrow.
October 16, 2008
Because I feel like it:
Kelly McGillis, age 52, back in the day:
October 15, 2008
What McCain Should Say Tonight
In a closing address (assuming he gets one):
"My friends, the last two years of this Congress have not produced a record to be proud of. In fact, the approval rating for this Congress is the absolute lowest it's ever been in the history of polling.
Now, imagine this Democrat-controlled Congress working with a President of the same party who will basically rubber-stamp every piece of pork-laden, government-bloating, wasteful legislation that they send to his desk.
Imagine no meaningful efforts over the next four years to reduce our dependence on foreign oil through domestic drilling. Imagine a health care system in place where government bureaucrats make medical decisions for you instead of your doctors. Imagine a tax philosophy that believes anyone who works hard to earn a living should be penalized to subsidize those who don't.
Frankly, I don't think this is the kind of change that America is hoping for.
We need to bring change to our government, true. But this change should be borne out of reforming a system that rewards corruption, special interests and preserving one's own political power.
I have experience doing this. My opponent does not.
I have authored and sponsored meaningful bipartisan legislation that puts the interests of the people first. My opponent has not.
I have met and negotiated with world leaders - on terms that are in the best interest of the United States. My opponent's lack of experience in this area is clear.
And without a check against this free-spending, tax-raising Democrat Congress, I fear that the current economic situation will only deepen further. And you, my fellow Americans, will be the first ones to feel it.
I have a positive vision for the future of America. It's not one that looks back over the last eight years and uses hindsight and finger pointing to advance a political agenda. It is a vision that focuses on the next four years as a time of opportunity, one that will promote a domestic and foreign policy that will - despite party affiliation - put our country first.
My friends, tonight I ask you to join me in that positive vision for our future. I am asking for your vote. For, together, there is no goal that America cannot reach.
God bless you all, and God bless the United States of America."
It clocks in at just under two minutes.
Just one man's opinion. And the Senator is more than welcome to use any or all of the above without reference to its source.
Well, it can't be any more clear. If you look at these two guys and figure that there "ain't a dime's worth of difference" well...then you're a dumbass.
Just an interesting point from history - in 200 George W. Bush was the "unknown" vs. the "known quantity" Al Gore. And as the days before the election closed, a lot of people decided that the known quantity was a better bet than the "unknown". In fact, a couple of more days and we may have been referring to former President Al Gore.
So, we'll see what happens in the next two and a half weeks.
BTW, Johnny. You're closing statement was..."eh". You should have stole my stuff. You're ads over the next two weeks should be focused on scaring the hell out of voters about a "one party" government if Obama is elected. Hammer it home. It may cause a lot of "gut checks" in the voting booth.
October 14, 2008
Northern Exposure babes
Your humble LMC presents Janine Turner, age 45.
NRO reports she is campaigning for McCain-Palin.
The LMC entourage went to Belvedere Plantation on Sunday to link up with Robbo, The Butcher's Wife, and the gels for a day of hay rides, pig races, corn mazes, zip lines, pumpkin cannons, and pugil-stick fighting. Robbo's two younger gels squared off in a inflatable ring, holding over-sized padded pugil stick and standing on inflated posts. The object of the match was to knock one's opponent off the post. Watching them enter the ring, I mentally put my money on the younger one who has the killer instinct. The middle gel mounted the post, picked up her stick, and assumed a defensive posture while her younger, smaller sister held her stick out like a bayonet at the ready. The first padded stroke was aimed at her older sister's head, knocking her off the post with the younger one winning the round as well as the next three.
Yips! from Robbo: Good times. Good times. And don't forget that at the end of their round, the youngest Llama-ette, still atop her perch, hurled her pugil at her elder sister, lying prone but smiling below. (She missed.) Two gels enter. One gel leaves.
I was also musing while watching the eldest Llama-ette square off against the Missus that there was enough material there for an entire psychiatric conference.
Not a good news day for The One
First, stock markets are rocketing, with the local fishwrapper reporting the largest one-day increase in the Dow since the Great Depression. Second, oil is tanking with the per-barrel price at $80 and falling. Third, ABC reports the Florida congressman who replaced Mark Foley is busted for paying off his mistress. Pelosi's statement yesterday:to the effect of "I heard about it for the first time today" does not square with reports that Rahm Emmanuel has been working with Mahoney to keep it from affecting Mahoney re-election bid. The GOP attacks ads practically write themselves . . .
Via Drudge, ABC, and PilotOnline.
October 11, 2008
Could Patrick Fitzgerald End Up Prosecuting Obama?
Yes, that Patrick Fitzgerald (of Plamegate fame).
Word is that Tony Rezko is singing like a canary - and his lyrics are causing heartburn for Barack Obama.
How ironic would this be? For over a year, those cretins posting at various left-wing blogs were flogging the Plame story as if it were Watergate only to have it essentially fizzle out - killing forever their dreams of impeachment.
If this develops and Fitzgerald becomes "Obama's bane" how will the lefty kook fringe react?
Predictably, of course.
October 10, 2008
LMC double play
Sandra Bullock, age 44:
Frances O'Connor: age 41:
Philadelphia Delenda Est
I'm starting a new thread for the rest of the month in which I hope Gary at least will join me: Philadelphia Must Be Destroyed.
I don't care who stops them or how, but the Phils must not win the Series.
That is all.
I'll See Your 1956 And Raise You To 1951
Wonder Woman herself is looking just fiiine at 57 and yes you would given half the chance, you dogs.
Looks Like 1956 Was An Exceptional Vintage
Also 52 years HOT:
October 09, 2008
You realize, this means war . . .
I have a thing for brunettes, so another set of doubles:
Brooke Shields, 43:
and Andie McDowell, 50:
I'm Gary And The Heat Is ON!
Got yer hot middle-aged babes right here:
Dana Delany - 52 years HOT!
...more to come!
Yips! from Robbo: Well played, Sir. Now I'm going to have to go home and dig out my copy of Tombstone....
I'm Robbo the Llama and I Approve THIS Message
As the LMC has opened up that can of worms known as the moderately-soon-to-be middle-aged man's secret hankerings for moderately-soon-to-be middle aged women, I'll just up and confess here and now that I have had something of a thing about 49 y.o. Catherine Keener for some time.
October 08, 2008
I am the LMC and I approved this message
For no reason I can think of other than I feel like it:
Halle Berry and
very not bad for 42.
DEDICATED READER BABS WANTS TO KNOW: "Who is Julianna?"
perhaps you may remember her as Nurse Hathaway from "ER"
Julianna made big lips fashionable in the late Eighties and early Ninties before Angelina Jolie came on the scene.
Gratuitous Post-Nashville Observation
I spent a cool, crisp, glorious October evening yesterday watching the eldest Llama-ette's softball team (and hemi-demi-semi-coaching it) play with pure joy and verve, whaling on their rival like a pack of ten year old Sawx.
I certainly wasn't going to go home after that and kill the buzz.
So if you want gen-u-ine post-debate reax, you're going to need to ask LMC or Gary or even, if you're feeling lucky, Steve-O.
October 07, 2008
Gratuitous Nats Posting - "Hello, Darkness? Meet Candle!"
As I have already lamented here, the Nats of course had an extraordinarily awful season this year. So what is the bright side? That with all of the games we watched together, I think I can safely confirm now that the Eldest Llama-ette is becoming a gen-u-ine baseball fan.
Want proof? This weekend, utterly out of the Blue, the gel asked me, "Hey, Dad, who had more home runs this season, Chase Utley or Chipper Jones?"
When the gel moves from paying attention not just to her own team, but to the stats of players on other teams as well, I feel that we have definitely arrived. And as I often say, even if I screw up all other aspects of fatherhood, I count kindling in her a love for this best of games as a major achievement.
(BTW, if you are wondering, the answer is Utley. He had 33, while Jones had 22 and yes, I had to look it up.)
October 06, 2008
The Monster's Out Of The Cage
With just less than a month to go, the McCain campaign is going balls to the wall against The One.
Now that the "bailout" is signed, sealed and delivered (for all the good it did), Big Mac is calling out Obama and other Dems for getting us into this mess in the first place while back in 2005 it was McCain who was raising the red flag about Fannie and Freddie.
And he doesn't mince words here at a speech in Albuquerque:
I gotta say, I like this new attitude. Let's answer that question "Who IS Barack Obama?" And let's not wince at the slings and arrows hurled back by the MSM. None of this "Oh, where afraid Bluto. We might get in trouble."** crap.
In the meantime, our Sarah lights it up in Florida - and slams a heckler to boot. Sweet.
**spot the quote
YIPS! From Robbo: I am beginning to feel the same kind of roller-coaster stress I associate with pennant races. Amazing, ain't it, how things can turn from being all over but sending out the Inaugural Ball invitations to horse-race time virtually overnight. I may even watch the debate tonight. This thing is far from ovah.
Gratuitous Fins Posting
Two and two, baybee! The Fins have now won twice as many games as they did last year: Aqua Nation is back!
(I just wish we could manage some wins without resorting to silly stunt plays.)
Random Radio Observation
I notice this morning that in its top-o-the-hour nooz updates, NPR has dropped all pretense of objectivity in covering the presidential campaigns.
Of course, I need not tell you for whom they are in the tank.
October 05, 2008
John Warner again demonstrates the corrosive effects of sleeping with Liz Taylor
to steal one of Robbo lines. This item from the local paper indicates Warner will not endorse the Republican nominee to succeed him, former governor and former RNC chairman Jim Gilmore, but may endorse his Democratic opponent, former governor Mark Warner.
October 03, 2008
Brown-eyed gals are back in vogue:
October 02, 2008
Hollywood Tries...Reverse Psychology?
Honestly, this almost too long to endure.
I'm reminded of that scene in "Scrooged" when the ad for IBC's holiday special implores viewers to watch because..."your life might just DEPEND ON IT!"
The funny thing is that the under-30 target market will - for the most part - kind of snicker and say "yeah, whatever". They ALWAYS do.
Okay, I have to link the clip if for no other reason than that Bill Murray is awesome.