Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Remember Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash, the legendary "Man in Black" will be honored this year by a new postage stamp.  This is definitely something to walk the line for, even through a burning ring of fire.
We're doing mighty fine I do suppose
In our streak of lightning cars and fancy clothes
But just so we're reminded of the ones who are held back
Up front there ought to be a man in black.

Monday, January 28, 2013

This Month's Cosmo Cover

Cosmopolitan Magazine apparently knows how to decipher self-esteem or self-confidence, as this article in the NY Daily News affirms:

Miley Cyrus “Can’t Be Tamed” and her new Cosmopolitan cover is proving it.

The 20-year-old songstress appears on the cover of the mag’s March issue braless, a bold statement of her newfound confidence.

And she has a new boyfriend.

Gee . . . . How easy to declare your confidence!  Or, is it possible that women go braless for other reasons.

No worries about her Achy Breaky Heart.  Or her pecs, too, for that matter.  Her 'do is a fright that distracts from her cleavage-flaunting.  Actually, it seems that all Cosmo covers feature women who look sexually bold and not dressed for the office. 

The "Twenty moves" article promised more than it delivered.

Threesomes?  No thanks.  That strictly for the 213, 323, and 606 area codes.

Nice workout tips.

Read more:

Friday, January 25, 2013

A Totally Whimsical Swimsuit

I'm a great believer in whimsey and doing the unexpected.  While trying to cope with the temperature outside being in the teens and swimming a long way off, I was shopping online for a swimsuit when I found this one:

Yes, this string bikini is in the colors of the Maryland flag.  It is really colorful, unique in design, and should serve as a conversation gambit, even though I'm from Tennessee and not Maryland.  Additional bonus: the bottom is not a thong!

It's about this time of year back in Tennessee that the novelty of winter would lose its charm and there would be time of counting the days until spring.  Maybe that's why St. Patrick's Day is so much celebrated!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

'Bring It On' Opening

This movie came with a cool introductory song.  Here's Kirsten Dunst in it:

Big Red: I'm sexy, I'm cute, / I'm popular to boot.

The Toros Squad: I'm bitchin', great hair, / The boys all love to stare, / I'm wanted, I'm hot, / I'm everything you're not, / I'm pretty, I'm cool, / I dominate this school, / Who am I? Just guess, / Guys wanna touch my chest, / I'm rockin', I smile, / And many think I'm vile, / I'm flyin', I jump, / You can look but don't you hump, / Whoo / I'm major, I roar, / I swear I'm not a whore, / We cheer and we lead, / We act like we're on speed, / Hate us 'cause we're beautiful, / Well we don't like you either, / We're cheerleaders, / We are cheerleaders. /Roll call...

Friday, January 18, 2013

Kaliakra Monument in Bulgaria

Since we're mired in winter, I thought I'd put up some pictures from southern Bulgaria on the Black Sea at Cape Kaliakra, which translates into "Beautiful Cape."  It's a wild, scenic place.  The monument commemorates forty maidens who braided their hair together and jumped into the Black sea rather than being captured and sent into sexual slavery by the Ottomans.

Here's a medieval archway:

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The State of Absaroka

One of the proposed states that never quite came to pass was Absaroka: composed of southwest Montana, northern Wyoming, and extreme western South Dakota.  Here it is on the map:

It had a lot of local interest, and even got a flag.

This was first proposed back in 1939; it was not part of last year's post-election secession hijinks.  They had a license plate for a while, and still referred to in the local area:

I doubt that the legislatures in Helena, Cheyenne, and Pierre will ever have to send the National Guards to quell a possible uprising from this contrary area.  This temporary breakaway in 1939 was largely ignored.  People in those states have pretty impressive mountains.  They do not need to make mountains out of molehills.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Miss Montana

In tonight's Miss America pageant, Miss Montana, Alexis Wineman, is running on a platform of autism awareness.  It seems that she has mild symptoms of autism herself

I really, really hope she wins.  By the way, I'm not into those contests ordinarily.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

What Are Bad Ideas at Any Age?

The AAPR had an article about what people should not do after they turn 50. 

Other than the Dougie, why are these good ideas for people younger than 50?

  • Parkour.
  • Jell-O shots.
  • Karaoke after midnight.
  • Karaoke after Jell-O shots.
  • Trying to break a plank with your head.
  • Mud wrestling (intentional).
  • Crowd surfing to the mosh pit.
  • Joining the circus. Joining the ashram.
  • Drinking champagne from your son's girlfriend's shoe.
  • Drinking champagne from your daughter's boyfriend's shoe.
  • Drinking champagne from your own shoe.
  • Xtreme bingo cruises.
  • Collecting owls made of shells, frogs made of ceramic or lawn gnomes made of anything — really, really anything.
  • Playing basketball in high heels.
  • Throwing a wet T-shirt contest. Throwing a wet nightshirt contest.
  • Getting publicly and verbally excited about the number of stamps in your passport, zeroes in your paycheck, capital letters before or after your name (unless they're H.R.H.), number of names on your phone-favorites list, number of people you could have married, the size of your acreage … or the size of your anything else.
  • Explaining your personal role in the fact that your kids "never really got into any of that stuff …"
  • Explaining your personal role in the fact that your kids got into an Ivy League college.
  • Explaining your personal role in starting the rumor that Paul was dead.
  • Single-spacing your Christmas letter.
  • The Dougie.
  • Giving up — ever.