Sunday, December 26, 2010

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone! This week, I want to share with you a clip from one of my all-time favorite movies, A Song is Born. Enjoy all the jazz greats jamming together on this one!




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Eye Candy 12/26

Female Hottie: Leslie Bibb

This week's female hottie, Leslie Bibb is referred to numerous times as the "Smokin' hot wife" in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. Looking at this leggy blonde, its not hard to see why they chose her for that role. She has also appeared in Private Parts, The Skulls, Nip/Tuck, Crossing Jordan, ER, Popular,Law Abiding Citizen, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and is set to be seen in the upcoming comedy Zookeeper. I'm sure we'll always have plenty of opportunities to see this hottie.

Male Hottie: Jason Statham

This week's male hottie, Jason Statham, has been described as this generation's Bruce Willis. Not exactly sure what that means, but whatever. I am becoming a bigger fan of this guy by the day, though, as long as he keeps making mindless action flicks that are just fun to watch like Crank, Death Race, Crank 2: High Voltage and "normal" movies like The Transporter trilogy, War, and Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. This guy's career is on the upswing and showing no sings of slowing down. He was last seen in the testosterone-laden movie The Expendables.

Random Hottie from a movie or TV show seen this week: Lauren Graham

This week's random hottie is best known as being the mother on Gilmore Girls, although if you've ever watched even part of that show you know that it's rather hard to tell who the mother is and who the daughter is. She also has had a few film roles including the one that earned her this spot, Bad Santa. You know, she's the one that has a Santa fetish. One must wonder where she drew inspiration from for that role.

MILF: Amy Adams

It is well documented in these posts that I have a thing for redheads, so its really no surprise that she would eventually make this list, right? Amy Adams first reached mainstream success with Enchanted. Since then, her career has been red hot, with appearances in a variety of movie genres. She was last seen in The Fighter and is filming The Muppets. In May, she gave birth to her first child, a baby girl.

Classic/Retro Hottie: Lainie Kazan

Looking at that picture right there, and looking at her now, one would never believe that they are the same person, but that is indeed Lainie Kazan. Back in the day, she was quite the hottie. She even appeared in Playboy! Kazan's resume includes stints on Broadway, film, and television. Currently, she can be seen on Desperate Housewives

Death

It seems as if every year, someone that has an impact on my life seems to die on Xmas. A couple years ago it was James Brown, last year, it was my elementary school bus driver, and this year it was my favorite uncle.

Apparently, he passed away yesterday peacefully in his sleep. At least he didn't suffer. Darn cancer!

I'm not sure if I'll go to the funeral or not. I just don't think I could handle it, but we'll see.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

To you and yours...

Quote of the Week

Christmas is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten and his present remembered. What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day. - Phyllis Diller

Friday, December 24, 2010

Retro Commercial Friday

Do you remember...

X

Last night I made a post on Facebook about my frustration with A Christmas Carol not being shown on TV this year. As I was in a rush, I chose to use the shortened version, complete with X's.

Apparently, this is a pet peeve of one of my friends and she made sure to let me know it, and then proceeded to bitch about it on one of her posts and how if a person can't be courteous enough to keep Christ in Christmas, then she doesn't need their Happy Holidays.

I've since explained that I meant nothing by the X, but I still have to wonder...what is so offensive about saying Xmas?

As I said, I was just using shorthand, but I do know some people that prefer it be Xmas all the time. My friends come from a variety of religious beliefs, from Christian to Jewish, to Pagan, Agnostic, etc., so using X or just saying Happy Holidays works much better and doesn't offend anyone, but there is always that one person who takes things too far, you know?

In my opinion, how you celebrate the holidays and what you think the reason for the season is should be something for you and yours. Don't go around trying to make folks change the way they say/do things just because it doesn't fit into their beliefs.

At the same time, I do respect everyone's opinions and beliefs, so it is one of those things where you just can't please everyone. Hell, I'm sure folks get offended by sneezes these days. I'm just waiting to hear that some random person decided to sue someone else because they sneezed when they walked in the door and that was just sooo offensive...lol

Seriously, though, I don't see what the big deal is. Whether you believe this holiday is a stolen Pagan ritual, a celebration of the birth of Jesus, or just another day, is your business, but, as I said before, there is no reason to go around bitching about something as trivial as using an X!

I mean really, what good does that do? Is it really going to get you into heaven or keep you from hell by trying to make sure everyone says Christmas rather than Xmas?

*WHEW* I needed to get that out. Thanks for reading, guys!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

They're just movies!

One of the traditions I have every year is watching A Christmas Carol on TV. The one with George C. Scott, preferably...and of course there is always Mickey's!

I am a little disturbed by the fact that it hasn't aired this year, especially since they showed the Patrick Stewart version (nowhere near as good) earlier this week, and last year they were showing it ad nauseum. Did I mention that AMC is showing Scrooged! Seriously, who wants to see that on a regular rotation like it is some sort of classic (which it most certainly is not).

However, that is not the point of this post. In my search for airings of A Christmas Carol, I came across a post on one of the message boards that stated that republicans must hate the ending and how it must be like a horror movie to them because of how Scrooge becomes generous with his money...blah, blah, blah.

Another person said that this was nothing more than socialist propaganda that Dickens was trying to brainwash the people of the time into believing. I'm not too familiar with socio-economic climate of England during this period, but both of these topics are a bit disturbing.

Seriously, who takes a simple book/movie and tries to twist it into something political? It is just a work of entertainment, nothing more....nothing less!

Of course, now that I think about it, I seem to remember Glen Beck claiming that The Dark Knight was a victory/metaphor for conservatives --rolls eyes--

If all that wasn't bad enough, apparently there is a flap over the casting of an African-American...well, he's British, but I don't know what the correct term is over there...actor in the upcoming superhero flick Thor.

Idris Elba is going to playing Heimdall, a Norse warrior/God (not too familiar with the lore of Thor, so don't quote me on that). Obviously, when you think of Norsemen, the first thing that comes to mind would be a pale skinned, blonde figure.

If I'm not mistaken, in the comics, Heimdall is as white as the paper and has brown hair. However, as much as I am a proponent for movies to be faithful to the source material, I have no issues with this. Skin color is not that big of a deal. Well, guess what, someone has taken offense to this.

When I first heard of this, I thought it was just some fanboys, but apparently, a hate group from St. Louis has taken issue with Elba's casting. Their website states

"It's not enough that Marvel attacks conservatives values, now mythological Gods must be re-invented with black skin. ... It seems that Marvel Studios believes that white people should have nothing that is unique to themselves."


This has gone so far that there is actually a website called Boycott Thor that is filled with stuff related to making sure this movie is a flop just because this guy was cast! WTF?!?

In his defense, Elba had this to say

"Thor's mythical, right? Thor has a hammer that flies to him when he clicks his fingers. That's OK, but the color of my skin is wrong? I was cast in Thor and I'm cast as a Nordic god. If you know anything about the Nords, they don't look like me but there you go. I think that's a sign of the times for the future."


I applaud his for taking such a strong stance toward this unnecessary hatred. I mean if this was something like Will Smith being cast as JFK, there would be a reason for the outrage, but as he said this is nothing more than mythological fantasy. No reason at all to be taken so seriously. Some people just want to create something out of nothing apparently.

In conclusion, I would like to say that these examples are proof that there are those in our society that take stuff way too seriously and read way too much into everything. For goodness sakes, THEY'RE JUST MOVIES!!!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone. I toyed around with bringing you some Xmas music today, but figured why not for a some obscure Cher, instead. Please enjoy "Train of Thought"





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Eye Candy 12/19

Female Hottie: Olivia Wilde

Those of you that watch House probably are more than well acquainted with this weeks female hottie, Olivia Wilde. Last year, she was named hottest woman. I believe it was FHM that gave her that title, but I could be mistaken. Aside from her House duties, she has also appeared in a few movies such as Year One, The Girl Next Door and can currently be seen in Tron Legacy.

Male Hottie: Georges St-Pierre

This week's male hottie, is not an actor, though he may have appeared in a few small projects making cameos here and there, but rather he is a UFC fighter. Georges St-Pierre holds multiple black belts in various forms of martial arts, as well as his numerous UFC titles.

Random Hottie from a movie or TV show seen this week: Charisma Carpenter

Raise you hand if you have any clue who this week's random hottie is. Chances are, unless you're a big fan of direct-to-DVD movies, you probably have no clue. If you were a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, where she starred as Cordelia, then you know who Charisma Carpenter is. She was last seen in a couple episodes of Legend of the Seeker and had a role in last summer's The Expendables.

MILF: Nia Long

This week's MILF is one of those actresses that has an extensive resume, but not really any roles that would gain her instant fame. Her biggest jobs were as Lisa on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Debbie in Friday and Brandi in Boyz N the Hood. For the first half of the first season, her voice could have been heard as the voice of Roberta on The Cleveland Show. Currently, she has nothing in the works, but spending time with her 10 year old son, but that's sure to change before we even realize it.

Classic/Retro Hottie: Heather Locklear

This week's retro hottie, like last week's, seems to not age. Heather Locklear has been steaming up the screen for nearly 3 decades now, and yet she doesn't look much older than she does in that picture right there. She was last seen on-screen in the ill-fated remake of Melrose Place. I'm sure she'll bless us with her presence again, soon, though.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Quote of the Week

When I was a kid, Pluto was still a planet, music was played on MTV, and phones were actually used to call people!

1000+

I just realized that I have passed 1,000 posts! Woohoo! That's quite the milestone, especially since there have been more than a few times that I've considered shutting this thing down.

Thanks to everyone that has been a faithful reader/commenter! Let's raise our glass to 1,000 more!

My other blog is nearing this milestone, as well. So, if you haven't been over to check out the movie blog, why haven't you? lol

Monday, December 13, 2010

This just isn't right!

It seems like more and more everyday, people are focusing in on people's weight, be they over or underweight, or even just plain old average sized. Well, this just takes it to another level.



First off all, would you call that woman anywhere near overweight? Sure, by what we think of as a ballerina, she may be a bit on the heavy side, but even then, she isn't overweight!

Second, it is this guy's right (and job) to criticize, but there is a line that you just don't cross, especially if you're going to talk about a woman's weight, and she recently suffered from an eating disorder.

I applaud him for standing by his comments, but the fact remains it should have never been said. His job was to review the ballet, not the ballerinas. Now, if she was indeed "overweight" and it was causing her to not give a good performance, then that would be different.

As far as I can tell, though, this was not the case, and this guy was just being hateful. It is people like this douche that cause many females to develop eating disorders or commit suicide.

Judging by this interview, I don't think this woman is going to go that route. She seems happy and comfortable in her skin, and isn't going to let the writings of one uneducated dumkopf to get to her.

However, I still have to say that this isn't right! What if this had been someone with not as high self-esteem? Chances are, if he's said this once, he's bound to attack another ballerina...probably for something as trivial as not having long enough legs different color hair or something.

Geesh! How can people like this exist?

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone! This week, let's take a trip back to the 80s and enjoy Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors"





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Eye Candy 12/12

Female Hottie: Natalie Portman

This little hottie is best known as Princess Amidalya from the Star Wars prequels, but she has done quite a bit more than that. She recently took a break from acting to pursue other interests. I think she was working on her degree or something. A face like that is made to be in front of cameras. She can currently be seen in the new movie, Black Swan.

Male Hottie: Orlando Bloom

This week's male hottie is best known for playing second fiddle to Johnny Depp in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies or for being an elf in The Lord of the Rings movies. At least those are the films that made his career (and took up a good chunk of the past decade). For some reason ladies love this guy, so hope you enjoy this week's choice.

Random Hottie from a movie or TV show seen this week: Emilie de Ravin

Emilie de Ravin is an up and coming actress in Hollywood. She has made appearances in Lost, The Hills Have Eyes, Public Enemies, NCIS, and the movie which earned her this spot, Santa's Slay. The future looks bright for this blonde hottie from Australia, as she has 3 movies in production. Let's keep an eye out for her, shall we?

MILF: Virginia Madsen

This week's MILF, Virginia Madsen, has been around for quite some time, although her brother is more of a household name. Appearing in such works as The Astronaut Farmer, Sideways, Monk, Wonder Woman (the animated movie), Dawson's Creek, Zombie High, Scoundrels, and will be in the forthcoming movie Red Riding Hood. Did I mention she has a 16 yr old son?

Classic/Retro Hottie: Christie Brinkley

This week's retro hottie, at 56 years old, doesn't look much different than she did when was at the height of her supermodel career. Christie Brinkley is one of the names that immediately come to mind when you mention supermodel (does anyone think of Janice Dickinson, seriously? lol). Aside from her modeling career, she was married to Billy Joel, appearing in his video for "Uptown Girl". To top all this off, she even made some film and TV appearances, most notably in National Lampoon's Vacation.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Quote of the Week

I got started dancing because I knew it was one way to meet girls. - Gene Kelly

MENSA Invitational

The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again invited readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.

Here are the winners:

1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.

2. Ignoranus : A person who's both stupid and an asshole.

3. Intaxicaton : Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

4. Reintarnation : Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

5. Bozone ( n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

6. Foreploy : Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.

7. Giraffiti : Vandalism spray-painted very, very high

8. Sarchasm : The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

9. Inoculatte : To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

10. Osteopornosis : A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

11. Karmageddon : It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.

12. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

13. Glibido : All talk and no action.

14. Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

15. Arachnoleptic Fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

16. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

17. Caterpallor ( n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.

The Washington Post has also published the winning submissions to its yearly contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words.

And the winners are:
1. Coffee, n.. The person upon whom one coughs.

2. Flabbergasted, adj. Appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained.

3.. Abdicate, v. To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

4 esplanade, v. To attempt an explanation while drunk.

5. Willy-nilly, adj. Impotent.

6.. Negligent, adj. Absentmindedly answering the door when wearing only a nightgown.

7. Lymph, v.. To walk with a lisp.

8. Gargoyle, n. Olive-flavored mouthwash.

9. Flatulence, n. Emergency vehicle that picks up someone who has been run over by a steamroller.

10. Balderdash, n. A rapidly receding hairline.

11. Testicle, n. A humorous question on an exam.

12. Rectitude, n. The formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.

13. Pokemon, n. A Rastafarian proctologist.

14. Oyster, n. A person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.

15. Frisbeetarianism, n. The belief that, after death, the soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.

16. Circumvent, n. An opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men

Friday, December 10, 2010

Video blog?

I got an e-ail this afternoon asking if I was slowly turning this into a video blog. The answer is no. I just haven't really had the time to post anything. However, Xmas vacation is coming up, so hopefully if I'm not passed out from exhaustion during those couple of weeks, there will be some actual posts.

Thank all of you for your patience, comments, and traffic. You are all more than appreciated!

Retro Commercial Friday

Do you remember...

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone! This week's selction is a piece from the classical world, but most of us know it best for this cartoon featureing Mickey Mouse from the movie Fantasia. Please enjoy Paul Dukas' "The Sorcerer's Apprentice".





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Eye Candy 12/5

Female Hottie: Dita von Teese

In case you're not familiar with this weeks female hottie, may I introduce you the modern pin up girl, Dita von Teese. She's not an actress, but rather a model, occasionally delving into fetish modeling. She's known for her burlesque style of pictures and recently started her own fragrance.

Male Hottie: Robert Downey, Jr.

This week's male hottie is currently best known as Iron Man in that successful film franchise, but before donning the armor, Downey was in and out of rehab, and before that he was one of the "brat pack". Downey has had quite the career appearing in such works as Chaplin, Ally McBeal, Tropic Thunder, Sherlock Holmes, Due Date, Weird Science, Heart and Souls, Charlie Bartlett, The Soloist, Family Guy, and that's just a start to his resume. He is currently filming Sherlock Holmes 2, then will go on to reprise his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man in The Avengers and Iron Man 3.

Random hottie from a movie or TV show seen this week: Megan Fox
Megan Fox is known for her hotness and outspoken mouth. She appears in this spot after playing a prostitute in Jonah Hex. Her other roles include Mean Girls, Jennifer's Body, Two and a Half Men, Hope & Faith, Confessions of a teenage Drama Queen, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, and of course, the role she is bet know for in both Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. For me, she'd be much hotter if not for the tattos and saying stupid stuff.

MILF: Julianne Moore

I love redheads...especially those that just turned 50 on Thursday! Uber MILF Julianne Moore has had roles in films like Boogie Nights, Evolution, Hannibal, The Kids are All Right and Jurassic Park: The Lost World just to name a few. I last saw her sharing an extremely hot love scene with Amanda Seyfried in Chloe. A very talented actress, her beauty is quite understated, as is the fact that she has 2 children. I, for one, didn't have any idea. Oh, and she just turned 50 this week!

Classic/Retro Hottie: Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball is one of, if not THE top redhead in my book (Christina Hendricks, Emma Stone, and Julianne Moore aren't far behind her). She is a classic beauty and comedienne from a bygone era. Most people know her as the lovable Lucy from I Love Lucy, but she also appeared in other film and television roles in works such as Mame, The Lucy Show, Too Many Girls, DuBarry Was a Lady, Forever Darling, just to name a few. Although she passed away from lung cancer (I think) in 1989, her legacy and timeless beauty are not forgotten.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Quote of the Week

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go. - Oscar Wilde

Thursday, December 2, 2010

No life

I was reading in the paper this morning how some local lady killed herself. Yeah, I bet you're wondering why I'm blogging about this, right? Well, apparently, she killed herself because a blog she was following didn't post and she "had no reason to live".

I'll admit that that I haven't been as good at blogging this year since I have way more work this year, but I at least try to get stuff up ASAP. I trust that 122 followers of this blog aren't putting their life on hold waiting for me to post. That would be quite sad.

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad you guys are followers, especially since most of us have left Entrecard, but isn't this just a bit much?

On top of other stories I've read over the past few years of how people have offed themselves because they couldn't log onto Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, etc, and now this.

What is this world coming to? Remember when if folks killed themselves it was for a "good" reason like a breakup, losing their job, etc?

*SIGH* Oh how I long for those days. I guess I need to get started on that time machine I keep saying I'm going to build. Anyone got some spare plutonim, a DeLorean, and a flix capacitor laying around (let's see who gets that reference...lol)?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Puns for Educated Minds

1. The fattest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.

2. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian .

3. She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.

4. A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class, because it was a weapon of math disruption.

5. No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

6. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.

7. A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.

8. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.

9. A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it.

10. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

11. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

12. Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other: 'You stay here; I'll go on a head.'

13. I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.

14. A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said: 'Keep off the Grass.'

15. The midget fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.

16. The soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.

17. A backward poet writes inverse.

18. In a democracy it's your vote that counts. In feudalism it's your count
that votes.

19. When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.

20. If you jumped off the bridge in Paris, you'd be in Seine .

21. A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons. The stewardess looks at him and says, 'I'm sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per passenger.'

22. Two fish swim into a concrete wall. One turns to the other and says 'Dam!'

23. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can't have your kayak and heat it too.

24. Two hydrogen atoms meet. One says, 'I've lost my electron.' The other says 'Are you sure?' The first replies, 'Yes, I'm positive.'

25. Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root canal? His goal: transcend dental medication.

26. There was the person who sent ten puns to friends, with the hope that at least one of the puns would make them laugh. No pun in ten did.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone! This week's selection was a semi-big hit around 99-2001 (not sure what year exactly). Enjoy "I'm Outta Love" by Anastacia.





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Eye Candy 11/28

Female Hottie: Salma Hayek

If there was ever a woman that personified why many (including myself) think Latin women are hot, Salma Hayek is it. Salma has had quite the career, appearing in movies such as Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, Dogma, Bandidas, Frida, and served as producer for the TV show Ugly Betty. This curvy beauty's voice can be heard in the forthcoming animated feature Puss in Boots.

Male Hottie(s): NKOTB

A couple weeks ago, I had the Spice Girls as the retro hotties, so in an effort to be fair, I decided to give these guys a chance to be featured. Lord knows my big sister drove me crazy with their music when we were growing up. These days the guys have all gone on to various other projects, but a few years back, they reunited, and did it again this past Sunday along with the Backstreet Boys, with whom they are launching a tour this summer.

Random Hottie from a movie or TV show seen this week: Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton is one of those actresses in Hollywood that you see, but never know her name. Did you even realize that she was in The Chronicles of Riddick, Mission Impossible II, 2012, or Crash? If you did, I bet you didn't know her name. I know I didn't. I recently saw her in the movie Norbit.

MILF: Catherine Zeta-Jones

Our MILF for the week is Catherine Zeta-Jones. Currently, she is lighting up Broadway in A Little Night Music, for which she won a Tony Award. She was last seen on the big screen in The Rebound (a movie which hasn't been released in the US, yet). I have to say, after 2 kids and at her age, she looks pretty good.

Classic/Retro Hottie: Adrienne Barbeau

This week's classic hottie is best known for her time in the late 70s and early 80s as a sex symbol (as you can see, she's very well blessed). Adrienne was the original Rizzo in the Broadway version of Grease, and also appeared in film and television shows such as Swamp Thing, Maude, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Creepshow and recently started on General Hospital. She also has lent her voice to numerous cartoons and video games, most notably as Hera in the God of War series and Catwoman in the 90s Batman cartoon series. At 65 yeas young, she's showing no signs of slowing down.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Quote of the Week

I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and long words bother me. - Winnie the Pooh

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Flu Shot

more hilarity sent to me via e-mail

To avoid it...
Eat right!

Make sure you get your daily dose of fruit and veggies.

Take your vitamins and bump up your vitamin C.

Get plenty of exercise because it builds your immune system.

Walk for at least an hour a day, go for a swim,

take the stairs instead of the lift, etc.

Wash your hands often. If you can't, keep a bottle of antibacterial stuff around.

Get lots of fresh air. Open doors & windows whenever possible.

Try to eliminate as much stress from your life as you can.

Get plenty of rest.

OR

Take the doctor's approach.

Think about it...

When you go for a flu jab, what do they do first?

They clean your arm with alcohol...

Why?


Because Alcohol KILLS GERMS.
So...


I walk to the pub. (exercise)

I put lime in my vodka...(fruit)

Celery in my Bloody Mary (veggies)

Drink outdoors on the patio..(fresh air)

Tell rude jokes and laugh....(eliminate stress)

Then I pass out. (rest)


The way I see it...


If you keep your alcohol levels up, flu germs can't get you!

As my grandmother always said, 'A shot in the glass is better than one in the ass!'

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Musical Monday

I had a bit of the sniffles this past week, but in honor of Thanksgiving breank and that fact that I'm feeling better now, I figured what better song for this week's Musicla Monday than Collective Soul's "Better Now". Enjoy!





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Eye Candy 11/21

Female Hottie: Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway first came to everyone's attention with her role as Princess Mia in
The Princess Diaries. Since then she has matured as an actress and taken on a variety of roles from the more serious, to more comedic, and even animated voice overs. With a face like that, though, why wouldn't you want to see her on screen? Rumor has it that she has plenty of nude scenes in her current movie Love and Other Drugs.


Male Hottie: Daniel Radcliffe

Remember a few years ago when this guy was just a cute little boy? Well, Harry Potter has grown up right before our very eyes, and even had a chance to be fully nude in the play Equus on Broadway, which I'm sure more than a few ladies enjoyed. Aside from the Potter films, Radcliffe has appeared in a couple of movies and lent his voice to an episode of The Simpsons.

Random hottie from a movie or TV show seen this week: Summer Glau

This week's random hottie is arguably the hottest geek fantasy girl. She recently appeared on Chuck, but is best known for her role on the show Firefly or as the Terminator in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. She has also appeared on Angel, The 4400, The Big Bang Theory, Dollhouse and recently lent her voice to Supergirl in the animated DVD movie Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. Rest assured, she'll be back on this list sooner, rather than later.

MILF: Giada DeLaurentiis

Hands down one of the hottest creatures to ever grace the screens of the Food Network or step into a kitchen, Giada Delaurentiis is this week's female hottie. This recent MILF recently was seen as a mentor of The Next Food Network Star and lent her voice to a character on Handy Manny.

Classic/Retro Hottie: Barbara Eden

Barbara Eden is a true classic beauty and one of those women who epitomizes aging gracefully. One must wonder if she really had any of the genie magic that has allowed her to maintain her youthful looks at 74 yrs young. Aside from her best known role as Jeannie on I Dream of Jeannie, Barbara also appeared in other film and TV works, such as Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter, The Electric Company, as well as an extensive resume. Her next screen appearance is set to be a cameo in the 2011 movie The Muppets.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Quote of the Week

This is the 80's Claree. If you can achieve puberty, you can achieve a past. - Dolly Parton as Truvy in Steel Magnolias

Thursday, November 18, 2010

It ain't easy being green

Unless you've been living under a rock, or just don't bother looking at all the various "interesting" things that happen to be up on yahoo or other various homepages, then you may or may not have seen the first trailer for next summer's superhero movie Green Lantern.

I won't sit here and go into all the back story about Lantern right now, other than he is played by the newly crowned sexist man alive, Ryan Reynolds. More importantly, he is a breath of fresh air that we all need in this day and time.

Why do I say that? Well, think about all the superhero movies that have come out in the last...shall we say, 5 yrs? With the exception of the Fantastic Four movies and you can make the case for the Iron Man films, as well. Most have been dark.

The most notorious of these is Batman, especially in what most people have called the best comic book movie, ever, The Dark Knight. I am one of the few people that didn't gush over it, though. I liked it, but it was mostly because I'm a Batman fan, not because of the tone.

The point I'm trying to make here is that while Batman is dark and psychotic (been that way since the late 80s), whereas Green Lantern is a throwback to those swashbuckler heroes of the 40s and 50s.

Yahoo put this up yesterday, and said basically what I'm trying to say

Ever since the first "X-Men" in 2000, the trend in comic book movie adaptations has been to try to give a sense of realism to costumed superheroes. "Spider-Man," "Iron Man" and especially Christopher Nolan's two "Batman" movies have all tried to tone down the fantastical elements from the source material and bring the characters down to Earth.

It looks like that trend may end next summer with the release of "Green Lantern." Based on the much-loved DC Comics series, this latest superhero movie has aliens, spaceships, and a ring that creates objects out of light. But unlike some more terrestrial heroes, the cosmic explorations of the Green Lantern have always been a major part of the character's appeal.

Take a look at the first trailer for "Green Lantern" starring the newly crowned "Sexiest Man Alive," Ryan Reynolds.

Reynolds plays Hal Jordan, who was actually the second Green Lantern in the comic books starting in 1959. He is a test pilot at Ferris Aircraft alongside Carol Ferris (played by Blake Lively). Jordan discovers where a spacecraft crashes on Earth, and its alien passenger, Abin Sur (Temuera Morrison), passes on his power ring to Jordan before he dies. So Jordan is inducted into the Green Lantern Corps, sort of an interplanetary police force whose rings have the power to create anything they can imagine.

It's still an early trailer, so we only get a few glimpses of the Green Lantern's power, specifically one shot where he punches out three guys with one giant glowing fist. You see the villain Hector Hammond (Peter Sarsgaard) both before and after his head mutates to an enormous size. There is also a brief look at Sinestro (Mark Strong), the purple-skinned Lantern Corps member who starts off as Jordan's ally (but, as comic book readers know, doesn't stay that way).

It's a far cry from the gritty realism of a movie like "The Dark Knight," but that's by design. It also has a lighter tone that gives Reynolds the chance to show off his trademark charm, putting his romantic comedy experience to use in his bantering with Lively. And unlike the brooding, tortured heroes like Christian Bale's Batman or Hugh Jackman's Wolverine, Reynolds seems to be having fun with his superpowers.

Another difference is Green Lantern's costume. Rather than the spandex bodysuits or leathery armor of most movie superheroes, Reynolds was filmed wearing a motion capture suit (much like the actors in "Avatar"), and his costume is entirely created with digital effects. It gives him a sleek, glowing look that could not be acheived by traditional means.

"Green Lantern" arrives in theaters on June 17, 2011


The trailer isn't without its problems, but I am looking forward to this movie. It's fun, action packed, and above all...NOT DARK!!!!

What do you think?

The long season...

What a way to end marching season...

First off, let me apologize for not posting any real blogs the past week. Now let me catch you all up.

First off, as my loyal readers know, I was getting ready for the biggest contest of our season, as well as the final home football game.

Well, the game went great, despite being cold. We won against our arch rival, sending us into the playoffs and them home. More on the playoff trip in a sec. The most important thing about the game was the pep rally that morning.

As we all know, coaches and band directors don't normally get along. Well, at the pep rally that morning, the coach took the time before he went into his speech to let everyone know that we were going to huge contest the following morning and that it was more important for them to cheer us on and support us than to cheer for them. Ok...not exactly, but he did say something about how it was more important that they support us than the team. How often do you hear coach say that?

So, contest...a long 5 hr drive back to my alma mater. I won't lie to you, I got a bit "homesick". I was amazed at how much campus has changed, and yet stayed the same.

The kids gave their best performance of the season, and rightfully so. It was all or nothing here. Afterwards, bosman gave them a little spiel about how proud he was, blah, blah, blah...

The day goes on, and my first high school takes the field. I remember before O moved away, my band director told me that I would look back in years and be proud of what I helped establish. He wasn't kidding. They were awesome. They were followed by my college band performing in exhibition. Man, how I miss wearing that uniform!

Finally, awards ceremony. We're all gathered around waiting for the announcer. The bands before us get some rather low marks, and as I've documented here before, I believe there is a small band bias. That wasn't the case here, though, these are just tough judges, especially the color guard judge.

Having said that, we got a II in guard, II in percussion, I in drum major (personally trained by yours truly...lol), and a band got a I. We were 1 of only 2 bands to get a I in our class. Two ironic things about that. The school I left a couple years ago got a III and the other band that got a I also had a show arranged by me.

In case you forgot we got a III in our first contest, a II in the 2nd on and a I this time. While it would have been better to have Is in all 3 contests, to go from a III to a I like that is an accomplishment, even if I still think thee was small band bias.

After all the ratings were given out, it was time for the best in class. We got best in class drum major and came in 2nd in our class. Funny thing is that alot of the kids were/are a little miffed that I wrote the show that beat us. They'll get over it. It's only a business, plus that guy is one of my dearest friends and I student taught under him.

Next day, we find out that we have a playoff game up north. Bossman had to debate whether to go, especially after making a long trip the previous weekend. In the end, a prominent alumni (New Orleans' Saints defensive back Tracey Porter) paid for a charter for the football team, which freed up the school bus for us, the cheerleaders, and the fans that were gonna go.

All that sounds great, right? Well, the school board decided to try and be cheap and cram a 70 piece band, 20 cheerleaders, 40 fans, and and all the directors, sponsors, and chaperons onto 2 school buses. Needless to say, the 4 hr drive was cramped, especially since I had to sit with the...how to put this nicely...largest..guy in the band.

If you want a visual, I spent the whole time on the almost in the aisle because he literally took about the whole seat. On top of that, the game was in the worst part of town!

Apparently, there had been a shooting the previous week, where a football player has his brains literally blown out of his head following a game. On top of that, we lost. It was like our team forgot to do anything but run. When they passed, it worked. A real head scratchier, lemme tell ya.

Well, that should catch everyone up! Thanks for taking the time to read my ramblings! I appreciate you all!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone! Last week, I went a bit mellow on you, so let's crank things back up and have some this week, eh? Please enjoy Beyonce's "Crazy in Love"





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Ey Candy 11/14

Female Hottie: Kate Winslet

Perhaps best known for her role as Rose in Titanic, as well as being nude in almost all of her movies, Kate is an extremely talented actress who has gone out of her way to say she's proud of her curves (then went and lost a bunch of weight). Personally, I prefer curvier Kate, but she looks good no matter what.

Male Hottie: Will Smith

Hard to believe that the biggest movie star on the planet was once a skinny rapper, huh? I can't tell you how many requests I get for Will. For those wondering when he'll be back on the big screen, look for him to reprise his role as Agent J in 2012 when Men in Black III comes out.

Random Hottie from a movie or TV show seen this week: Anna Camp

I bet you have no idea who Anna Camp is, right? Well, she played Sarah Newlin on the second season of True Blood. While more of a Broadway actress, Sarah has also had guest appearances on Glee, Mad Men, Numb3rs, and has a couple of movies in the works.

MILF: Brooke Burke

Can you believe this woman has 2 kids? Currently co-hosting Dancing With the Stars, and best known for her modeling work as well as host of E!'s Wild On, Brooke is some tasty eye candy and a true MILF!

Classic/Retro Hottie: Bettie Page

The final eye candy entry this week sadly left us a couple years ago. I'm a big fan of retro pin-ups. Along with Marilyn Monroe, Bettie Page is probably the best known face of that medium. Along with her pin-up work, she also did a few films. What a classic beauty, indeed. She is missed, but she left quite a legacy in pin ups. Hopefully, Dita von Tesse (the modern day pin up girl) can live up to and fill her shoes.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Quote of the Week

All you need is scented candles, massage oil, and Barry White. Write that down. - Ryan Reynolds as Van Wilder in Van Wilder

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone! This week, let's change the pace a bit and enjoy some good, mellow, big band jazz. Please enjoy Tommy Dorsey's signature tune, "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You"





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Eye Candy 11/7

Female Hottie: Nigella Lawson

This week's female hottie, Nigella Lawson, is another of the reasons I even think about watching cooking shows. This buxom English beauty has been called the "queen of food porn". If you ever see one of her shows, you'll know why!

Male Hottie: Gerard Butler

This week's male hottie is Gerard Butler. This guy was starting to become a big action star, but lately he's been doing a lot of romantic comedies. You can see him is stuff like 300, Phantom of the Opera, Nim's Island, Dracula 2000, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life and P.S. I Love You, The Ugly Truth, The Bounty Hunter, and How to Train Your Dragon just to name a few. Hope you ladies enjoy!

Random Hottie from a movie or TV show seen this week: Stana Katic

This week's random hottie can be seen each week on the ABC crime dramedy Castle. Stana Katic actually started out as a model, though. She has made appearances in TV shows such as Heroes, Alias, JAG, 24, etc. Her big screen credits include The Spirit, Stiletto, Quantum of Solace, and the forthcoming movies Truth About Kerry, The Double, and For Lovers Only. I'm sure we haven't seen the last of Stana.

MILF: Leah Remini

We first got a glimpse of this MILF in a major role on Saved by the Bell when they worked at the beach for the summer. She went on to play the wife on King of Queens and is currently one of the co-hosts on the new talk show The Talk. No matter what you think of her personality, she is on hot mama!

Classic/Retro Hottie: Spice Girls

This week's classic hottie(s) come to us from the music world. In the mid 90s, the Spice Girls took the world by storm with hits like "Say You'll Be There", "Wannabe", "Spice up Your Life", and their recent reunion hit "Headlines". (It is best to not mention their movie Spice World) While each of them have gone on to start families and various other aspects of their careers, they have remained friends and rumor has it they are going to reunite again. (Baby Spice was my favorite, in case you were wondering)