Monday, May 25, 2015

Guess I know who Tove Lo is now

It wasn't so much the bikini pics of Tove Lo down in Rio that caught my attention:

tove lo bikini

It was this seemingly deliberate oopsey on stage at the Rock in Rio show that set her apart from the crowd:

tove lo boob slip

Yeah, no other way to get that shoulder strap back in place. Had to Google her to figure out who she was. Here's a vid of one of her songs that I'm pretty much sure I've heard somewhere though I don't do Top 40 radio in my life. *Girl on girl kissing* alert necessary. And I'm kind of wondering with the implied drunken hook-up action between her and other girls in the video -- if this was on a college campus, would she now be walking around campus carrying a mattress, doing performance art, to protest her rape at the hands of these multiple offenders taking advantage of her?

Happy Memorial Day

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memorial day

Never forget why we celebrate this day.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Juan Pablo Montoya wins the Indy 500

juan Pablo Montoya wins the indy 500
Alternate title: Hey NASCAR, this is how the last 9 laps of a race should look.

First off, congrats to Juan Pablo for winning his second Indy 500. I've always been a fan of his. And wish he had had more success during his time in NASCAR. But he's back home in open wheel racing and getting it done big time. Today coming from 30th because of an incident during caution laps.

But to my alternate title thought. This season, IndyCar made some big changes to their aero package that had a dramatic effect on the racing today. The cars were able to draft successfully allowing for lots of lead changes and adding drama to the last handful of laps.

Goodyear, Cheever and Bestwick were nearly breathless talking about the strategy and repercussions of the last lap passes and marveling at Montoya's win-at-all-costs bravado at holding off challenges for the win. That's what racing is supposed to be. IndyCar has returned to that with this new design -- new aero, two chassis manufacturers . . . they've gotten away from the kit car mentality and it might just bring this long time fan back.

NASCAR should take note of this. Their premiere races are little more than 180mph traffic jams as the powers at be have decided that giant pack racing and the inherent wrecks are more exciting than daring passes and mad driving skills. Tony Stewart barked about NASCAR's new aero/hp package earlier this year and he was on point. Perhaps someone at NASCAR was watching Indy today and will take heed.

I hope so.

And congratulations once again to Juan Pablo Montoya for the exciting win!

Unpopular stance -- part 2

Alternate title: Ann Coulter gives a much needed de-pantsing to conservatives parroting liberal talking points.

In my post below, I complained about Megyn Kelly dropping a gotcha question at Jeb Bush about the U.S. entry into the Iraq War. I've said in previous posts, there has been some real memory loss about the facts in the run up to that war, and seemingly intentional blindness to why Iraq is a mess now. Though I've disagreed with Coulter on many things, she's spot on here.

I'm not pleased with the article's title, but I've got no complaints about the content.
Contrary to the fairy tale the left has told itself since Obama truculently gave away America’s victory in Iraq, our argument wasn’t that we had to invade Iraq because of Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction. And the left’s argument certainly was not: "He doesn’t have any WMDs!" Our argument was: There were lots of reasons to get rid of Saddam Hussein, and none to keep him.
Ann gives a number of reasons why we went to war in Iraq, chief among them -- Hussein was giving shelter to terrorists, he had tried to assassinate a U.S. President, he not only had WMD's (chemical/biological weapons) he had used them against his own people, and we needed to give someone in the Arab world a nose bloodying after 9/11 and Iraq's murderous dictator was the best choice.

It's a good article, filled with her trademark snark, and she name checks Megyn Kelly in it as well. So I'm hoping that leads to a little face-to-face on Kelly's show next week, though I doubt Kelly will back down on her populist stance of criticizing the war and Bush as well.

It's a worthy read, check it out for yourself.

Also worth noting -- Elizabeth Marxs might be perfect looking:

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elizabeth marxs
elizabeth marxs
elizabeth marxs

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Julianne Hough is noticeable

At a recent after party for something or other, Dancing with the Stars maven Julianne Hough gave everyone a bit of a show:

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julianne hough see thru nipples

She didn't give folks the full Melissa Reeves there, but that's still a risky dress to wear when you're going to get your party on.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Boy, the romance has gone out of flying, hasn't it?

When I was a kid, growing up in the 60s and 70s, my idea of airline travel was something like Eastern's Wings of Man ride at Disneyworld. All glamour and grace, meals served on china with linen napkins, roomy planes, the Yankee Clipper (the plane not Joe DiMaggio), and so on. All those James Bond movies with him riding in those planes that looked like your living room with wings. *sigh*

Now it's more like a city bus with wings.

I flew out to California to visit my son and his family last week. Took Southwest Airlines for the round trip. They're a great company, very reasonable rates, nice friendly folks on staff. They managed to shoehorn me into another flight when my original got delayed out of Tampa. The operative word there being shoehorn. Out and back, 5-6 hours in those tiny seats on that 737. Man, that's tough ride on these old knees.

And there's the whole TSA security bit too, that keeps family and friends from watching your flight depart from the airside. I remember watching my mom go off on business trips. There was something magical about being able to watch the plane taxi out and take off. It gave you a sense of closure, if that's the right way to phrase it. Now you get a hug in the parking lot and that's about it.

I was lucky one of the times my son was flying out of here, because he's in the Army, he had to fly in uniform. The ticket gal printed up a bland boarding pass so I could accompany him to the gate. That was nice. But the average traveler doesn't get that kind of stuff. I wonder if it will ever calm down enough to have some civility in airline travel again.

I find the term bucket list to be a bit tedious and overused these days, but if I had one, I think one wish would be to travel somewhere on a plane in style. You know, where there's only two seats on each side of the aisle, and the seats are like Barcaloungers. Where you get a decent meal, not a packet of 13 - 17 salted peanuts. Where a glass of Coke is a glass of Coke, not a little plastic thing with 1.2 oz of soda and bunch of ice cubes.

Just one time, to see what it's like.

And in the same vein, a little vintage Flight Attendant hotness:

flight attendant hotness
flight attendant hotness
flight attendant hotness

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Hypocrisy alert

Lightly talented Lena Dunham took time out of her busy schedule of telling women to celebrate Mother's Day by murdering their unborn children to tweet out this pic:

lena dunham horrifying in tights

The text of the tweet had to do with letting her followers know that she was off to the gym to work out with renowned fitness guru to the stars Tracy Anderson.

Hold the phone. Why is Lena Dunham working out? I thought her body was perfect as it is. Isn't that what she's been hectoring us about for the last few years? Her body's perfect. It is we that are the problem because we can't appreciate her awesome hotness.

lena dunham topless

And besides, she just knows that guys have been jerking off to her, in all her doughy hotness, for all her years in New York. At least that's what she tweeted out recently.

I did a post a few years back, when Adele was all the rage. After pimping herself as the plus-sized woman done wrong/hear me roar, she found a new boyfriend. And viola, she's suddenly talking about her new diet and how she's slimming down for her new man, etc.

Well, which is it ladies? You're comfortable in your own bodies and love me like I am, or you're just pandering to an audience and telling them whatever will get you more fame/followers/money?

I have a young friend who was struggling with her weight. I asked her if she found someone she was interested in, would that serve as a motivation to exercise/slim down and so on. And she told me nope. Exactly the opposite. She said that when she was in a relationship, she just packed on the pounds because she was happy, had her man, and wasn't worried about anything else.

At least that was honest. I respect her for that.