January 31, 2011

A Little Monday Pick-Me-Up

If, like me, you can't seem to get the mental ignition to turn over today....

Yips! to A.B.

Tipsy Yips! from Gary:
I'll see your Drunken Scotsman and and raise you one incoherent Irish Comic:

Denis Leary's Traditional Irish Folk Song!!!

If it makes no sense, down some Bushmill's wait an hour and listen again.

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January 29, 2011

Homemade Vids

Kendra somebody has a new tape which has apparently gone viral on the Internet. I never understood the attraction of homemade videos, especially of the intimate variety. I'm sure it seemed like a good at the time, I just can't understand why.

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Egypt

Suddenly, people are concerned about the Suez Canal and the very real prospect of the Muslim Brotherhood taking over one of the largest countries in the Middle East. This is starting to look alot like 1979; hopefully our response will be more effective.

UPDATE: a Fox News guest pointed out that no one is burning the American flag, which is usually the hallmark of demonstrations in the Middle East. It may be an indication that it may break our way.

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TODAY IS HEATHER GRAHAM'S DAY

Still rockin' it at 41:

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Latest must-see flick: The Hangover.

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January 27, 2011

LMC Retro Birthday Reunion

Because we focus on what is important. Today is Bridget Fonda's day:

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Signature flicks: Point of No Return and Single White Female.

and Mimi Rogers:

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January 25, 2011

Scots Wha Hae!

Happy Robbie Burns Day!

Yes, today is the day we celebrate the birth of the National Poet of Scotland (chorus: The ONLY poet of Scotland!) and no doubt those who fancy eating boiled sheep's guts to mark the occassion will be scratching their heads and asking the question: Why didn't somebody think of haggis sliders sooner?

For Robbie Burns Day this Tuesday, the haggis gets a modern treatment ó Haggis Sliders ó at the hotelís Library Bar. Sliders? Thatís right. A three-some of mini haggis patties on sesame seed brioches garnished with tobacco onions (lightly coated and fried), roasted tomato and garlic chutney. Add a cute toothpick with pickled onion and gherkin, a side of Yukon gold fries, and youíll feel like donning a kilt, perhaps?

The novel creation of Executive Chef David Garcelon, these sliders may not go over in Scotland proper (where deep-fried Mars bars have become popular), but we have to say, having tasted the mini haggis burgers, they are good.

Thereís a slight mealiness and liver taste to the meat ó so itís not like Angus beef, donít be surprised ó but the onions, tomato and chutney work deliciously. Liver and onions make a tried and true combination. Haggis appeal to the masses can be a challenge, so sliders make sense to us. Genius!

Personally, despite the fact that I am mighty near pure Scots on my father's side, I think I'll pass and instead crack the bottle of Laphroaig 10 y.o. sitting on my sideboard.

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January 23, 2011

Eighties Brunette Reunion

Once again, we consider the babes of yesteryear, this time big-screen notable Isabella Rossellini. Although her personal life seems a bit erratic, she pulled it together and avoided both rehab and the trifecta that characterizes a career on the skids.

Here she is, back in the day:

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Signature '80s flick: White Nights.

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January 22, 2011

THOMAS FRIEDMAN, GASBAG OR USEFUL IDIOT?

This is his latest bloviation, courtesy of Hot Air. Friedman's fascination with Chinese totalitarian rule as a means of accomplishing "big things" is disturbing, to say the least. Never mind about the forced abortions and sterilizations under the "one-child policy", crushing of the 1989 democracy protesters, not to mention oppression of the the Falon Gong, the frequent saber rattling over Taiwan, or the persistent efforts to wipe out Tibetan culture.

I can't decide if he is more like the "fellow traveller" Fabian socialists of the interwar period or the Lefties who swooned over Stalin in the Thirties.

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Quote Of The Day

"Kim Kardashian is sooo sexy. Her butt is like a big mountain of pudding."
- Leopold "Butters" Stotch

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I heartily concur. That is all.

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Birthday Tribute

Yes we all remember the lovely Diane Lane in her younger days...

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But at a spry 46, I'd say she's holding up quite well. So, in honor of Diane Lane Day (a legal holiday her at the Pasture), I present some all new photos presenting her in all her gorgeous MILFy goodness:

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Yes, that's the October 2010 issue.

The perfect Neutrogena spokes babe:

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Ageless

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Yes, things are definitely looking up today.

Filling a sweater like no other:

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Short hair, long hair, any which way:

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She never fails to take my breath away...

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And to appropriately sum it up, a blast from the past:

Yeah, it's not really her voice (that would be Fire, Inc.) but hey she looks great shakin' that boot.

Happy Birthday, Diane.

Yips! from Robbo: I turn 46 myself on Wednesday. Should I be worried that I would much prefer somebody with the grace and experience of Diane than one of these twenty y.o. whippersnappers?

Return Yips! from Gary: It's a sign of maturity I suppose. Just follow the old adage "divide [your age] by two and add seven. So your cutoff will be officially 30 come this Wednesday. But that still covers a lot of ground.

Yips! back from Robbo! Who am I to mess about with received wisdom? Kids, go get a soda or something. Ladies? What's your pleasure?

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Diane Lane's Day

Our girl is 46 today.

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Some day, when Gary is President, this will be a national holiday.

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So Much for: "Safe, Legal, and Rare"

LMC fav Michelle Malkin's blistering piece on the Philadelphia abortion mill is here. She names names, including former GOP governor Tom Ridge. I would go one step futher: this is the end result of policies advocated by "pro-choice" apologists who hide behind phrases such as: "safe, legal, and rare"

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January 21, 2011

Special Announcement

Tomorrow is Diane Lane's 26th 46th birthday. Prepare.

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Your Friday Funny

Orson Welles, tight as an owl.....

Share and enjoy!

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January 19, 2011

Count On The Llamas To Ask Today's Tough Questions

Anne Hathaway as the new Catwoman. Supposedly, she beat out both Kiera Knightly and Jessica Biel.

Gentlemen, what say ye? I'm thinking I wouldn't have minded Kiera meself, but at the same time there doesn't seem to be a bad choice here.

On the other hand, if somebody had told me back in the day that it was humanly possible to stick Halle Berry in a skin-tight catsuit and make her boring, I'd have called them crazy, so what do I know.

And what is going to make this manifestation of the character stand out from those that came before? Is she going to be edgier? More psychotic? The world wonders.

Feverish Yips! from Gary:
Um...Robbo. The manifestation is that Anne Hathaway is super wicked nasty hot (don't believe me? turn off the filter on your Google image search).

I mean...

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Egads! Yes, I can definitely see this.

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January 18, 2011

Will Joe Go?

CT Sen. Joe Lieberman is set to announce his re-election plans for 2012. Sources say he won't seek a fifth term and I would put money on that outcome.

In 2006, the rabid Left - spurred on by Markos "Kos" Moulitsas Zuniga of The Daily Kos - conducted an attempted purge of Lieberman from the Democrat party because of the "heresy" of supporting our troops in Iraq. They ran an empty suit candidate who won the Dem nomination but was ultimately beat by Lieberman who ran as an independent. Clearly the majority of CT voters - most of whom are unaffiliated - spoke loud and clear that the loony-tunes moonbat Leftwingers did not speak for them and re-elected Joe on his commendable (if Liberal) record.

Now, I'm guessing Joe does not want to go up against newly declared former Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz who he is probably on friendly terms with. So he'll likely end his Senate career - on his own terms.

All this would create an open seat and you can bet your boo-TAY that Linda McMahon will be back on the campaign trail for the next two years. I don't know if I can stand getting those flyers in my mailbox EVERY.DAMN.DAY from now until November of 2012.

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January 17, 2011

Does My Heart Good

Watching the Jets (who NOBODY expected to even compete) upset the Patsies yesterday made my weekend.

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It was like watching the scrawny bespectacled kid with the asthma puffer take down the schoolyard bully.

As a Giants fan, I've got no one to really root for this post-season but the elimination of New England at least opens it up to all the remaining teams. I may actually enjoy this Superbowl.

AFC East Feud-Based Yips! from Robbo: Let's go to the videotape!:

HA! Ha!

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January 13, 2011

Hook Him, Book Him, Cook Him

Mrs. Robbo drops me this note:

Thought you might be interested... the lawyer defending the Arizona shooter is a visiting professor at Dubyanell. She says no one should be defined by their worst moment or day in their life...I think in horrendous cases like these, they should.

The article Mrs. R linkies says that this lawyer specializes in keeping people off death row and has helped such charmers as the Unabomber. So she's got that going for her.

I dunno. I said somewhere not too long ago that I have recently started to become somewhat agnostic on the subject of capital punishment, but I don't think this was the sort of thing I had in mind when I said it.

As far as the lawyer goes, since I've never handled defense work (or any criminal work, for that matter), I don't know that I have that much to offer. Certainly anyone tried for a crime, especially a capital one, ought to have somebody making sure that due process is observed and that the State jumps through all the hoops required of it. And, at least from the defendant's perspective, one would hope to get the best available. But I wonder just how far that advocate should push. "Justice" doesn't necessarily mean saving your client at all costs, even when that client could get the chair, a point that I think is sometimes lost on defense counsel.

Not that I'm suggesting this person thinks that way, although her sentiment and track record, as related by Mrs. R, raise some warning flags.

Perhaps the LMC, as he has had some experience with the forces of villainy, albeit on a lesser scale, can toss in his two cents.

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January 12, 2011

Storm of the Century - CT Edition

Wow. Just...wow. Sitting here in Western Connecticut - we got HAMMERED. Two feet on top of what we already had.

Obviously, I'm homebound today with the wife and the runts. The wife keeps worrying that the roof will cave in. I tell her "Don't worry. She'll hold together." (and gently patting the walls "Hear me baby? Hold together.")

The first order of business - construct a five-plus foot high snow fort/man cave out in the back yard. I have to keep busy or my bathroom door could end up looking like this by the end of the day:

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Yips! from Robbo: This is the third near-miss of the year for us down in my part of the Great Commonwealth of Virginny, producing only about an inch. As Calvin says, getting an inch of snow is like winning ten cents in the lottery.

Mid-Day Update:Had to go to plan B (explanation later) but making serious progress on the Man Cave. And the sun is helping out - making the structure more solid. Will add pix later this evening. Where's that shovel?

Success!!
OK, so the original plan was to use the "brick-maker" mold to create a perfectly symmetrical castle. But the snow was just too fluffy for that. So "plan B" - simply creating a huge pile of snow and digging out - worked out pretty well:

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The two older scrubs fit quite well. In fact, they decided to hang out in the "man cave" up until the dinner bell.

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On the down side, I'm exhausted. Need some serious sleep.

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January 11, 2011

NO SHAME

Last night MSNBC had Al Sharpton on to talk about his campaign "to end hate speech on talk radio". Freddy's Fashion Mart or Tawana Brawley, anyone? Bueller?

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TUCSON SHOOTING

God bless the brave--this story is a short piece on the retired Army colonel who choked the shooter. Pretty impressive, especially considering he is 74.

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January 09, 2011

The Same Four Chords?

You'll be amazed. Three Australian musicians/comics - the Axis of Awesome - demonstrate [F-bomb warning]. This is a must-watch:


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January 07, 2011

Gratuitous Nats Posting (TM)

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Word is out that MASN has hired F.P. Santangelo to take over Angry Rob Dibble's position as color man for Nats broadcasts this season.

Who?

Seems the guy knocked around the majors for a while and did a little local broadcasting in San Francisco, but that's about it.

We shall see, I suppose.

BTW, pitchers and catchers report five weeks from Monday! Woo Hoo!

GO, NATS!

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Happy Birthday, Col. Deering!

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The lovely and talented Erin Gray was born this day in 1950.

Since our old friend JohnL has retired TexasBestGrok (where I'm still convinced he rigged the Babes of Buck Rodgers contest), I can now say without fear of contradiction that Col. Deering was far hotter than that nasty tramp Princess Ardala, at least in my heated adolescent imagination. (Tweeky wasn't the only one going "beeda-beeda-beeda".)

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January 06, 2011

In Which Robbo Feels The Seduction Of The Dark Side.....

Steve Chapman on minivans:

The world is divided into two kinds of people: those who, when they have kids, worry they are no longer cool, and those who, when they have kids, think being a parent is cooler than anything they've ever done. The latter group will consider a minivan. The former won't, even if you paint a skull and crossbones on it.

The Butcher's Wife transports the Llama-ettes hither and yon in a Jeep Cherokee which is beginning to get a bit long in the tooth. I confess that when the LMC was packing up his family after spending New Year's at Orgle Manor, I found myself eyeing his 'van with something approaching.....longing. (Three rows of seats! Mmmmmmmm.......)

Slap a skull and crossbones on the side, and I think you'll probably have sold me.

Yips! to the Sith Blender of Puppies.

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Quote Of The Day

Who among us doesn't get a thrill up their leg when given the chance to bash Malthusians?

- Jonah Goldberg (from today's subscriber-only G-File)

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January 05, 2011

Eighties Brunette Birthday Reunion

Julia Ormond, of course who turned 46 yesterday:


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Ding Dong, the Witch is Dead!

Well, not in the literal sense, but...

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From Queen of the Hill to Backbench Wench.

Not to put too fine a point on it but allow me to paraphrase Eric Cartman, "Now get back in the kitchen...and make me some pie!"

Photo courtesy of the Weekly Standard.

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Bearded-Spock Llamas

It's a mighty disconcerting morning at Orgle Manor when the eldest Llama-ette wakes up cheerfully, gets dressed without prompting and is ready for school early, while everybody else is grumpy, slow and sullen.

Mighty disconcerting......

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January 02, 2011

LMC MOVIE REVIEW: TRON Legacy

Brought to you by the world's shallowest movie-goer. Great special effects, good way to waste an afternoon with one's brain firmly set in "idle".


Bonus: Olivia Wilde, who can be appreciated with the sound off or on.

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