Saturday, July 31, 2010

File This Under "I Thought She Was Dead"

Who knew?
I thought old Phyllis "do as I say, not as I do" Schlafly had kicked the bucket.
But noooooooo, she is still out there being as horrid as she ever was.

One of the things Obama’s been doing is deliberately trying to increase the percentage of our population that is dependent on government for your living. For example, do you know what was the second biggest demographic group that voted for Obama? Obviously the blacks were the biggest demographic, y’all know what was the second biggest? Unmarried women. 70% of unmarried women voted for Obama. And this is because when you kick your husband out, you’ve got to have Big Brother Government to be your provider. And they know that. They’ve admitted it. And they have all kinds of bills to continue to subsidize illegitimacy…

The Obama administration wants to continue to subsidize this group because they know they are Democratic votes.

This is someone who's time had come and gone.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Summer Camp

My son went to summer camp once. It was OK, but he really did not like it.
When we were kids my sister and I went here:
Teamsters Local 688 Health and Medical Camp
(I know, what a hi-larious old fashioned name)

But we had fun.
So much fun.
They still have the same cabins.

Runway Disappoints....Spoilers

Spoilers Here.

Color me disappointed.

Jason should have gone home for the backwards kimono and Ivy for talking smack to Nina and making pants out of....pants.
Also she talked about herself in the third person.Thank you, but no.

Don't like the extra 30 min either....but the better lighting on the runway is a plus.

Winning dress?
Logan's Run.
I just saying.
I forgot I added the fabulous Laura "that bitch is living my dream life" Bennett's blog to the Blogs O' Doom.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Comfortable and Dead or Risky and Possibly Rich


Obligatory Mad Men Jantzen post.
The title is what Don says to the morons from Jantzen when they balk at a more sexy ad for their "two piece" bathing suit (yes, it is a bikini gents) that they want to sell more of...they are just hypocritical about what they are selling.
Of course the line is really for Don's benefit, but we will not get into that now.

I looked though the ads I had and none for 64' or 65' but in the 60's they were using the campaign "Just Wear A Smile and A Jantzen" which was used in both their swimming suit and sportswear advertising. FuzzyLizzie has another example on her blog.


From the Jantzen website:

Jantzen harkens back to its archives for its creative inspiration. Whether it’s using an Art Deco 1930s image from Jantzen Beach Theme Park where you could “Dance, Swim, and Play” or their successful 1960s “Just Wear a Smile and a Jantzen” campaign, promoting a form of “happiness” reflects today’s marketing pitch to consumers who are responding to old fashioned values. In a difficult economy, a little happiness goes a long way. Images from the Jantzen

Archives have been seen in the last two seasons of Emmy Award winning Mad Men on AMC and will again be featured in opening credits this fall with images from the 1960s Smile campaign.

Jezebel had a few ads pointing out the difference in advertising between the women's and men's lines, but instead of being from the 1960's they are all 40's and early 50's including this beauty:

And never to be forgotten the "Satan's Spawn" Jantzen ad campaign of 1947:

The Jantzen lingerie ads were a bit risque even in 1950.

What I did notice was that though the 40's and early 50's they were selling sexy and being attractive to the opposite sex, but as society became more permissive (and their competitors became more blatant maybe) Jantzen's ads did become more all about good wholesome fun and how happy a woman would be in a Jantzen bathing suit.

Which if I could find that suit in the top ad in my size I would be very, very happy indeed.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Boy Who Waited 2000 Years

I loved the finale of this season's Doctor Who.
Matt Smith as the new Doctor is wonderful...not 9 or 10, but engaging in his own slightly creepy way. For me though the addition of Rory to the mix really made the show.
The Boy who waited 2000 years got his girl in the end.


It was nice for once to have a happy finale.

Gays Ruin Traditional Marriage in Iowa...

Well, except the rates of marriage are up and divorce down in Iowa.
Those sneaky homosexuals, forcing hetros to marry more and divorce less.
How will Gay Marriage ruin America next?

Friday, July 16, 2010

I Don't Care What You Are, I Care What You Did

This is to point out that what someone said is racist without calling them a racist:

Via Balloon Juice

Monday, July 12, 2010

Why You Should Always Have Lemons

Because you never know when the blueberries will be ready and you can cook up a nice Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake like thingee.


Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Commie Lemonade

Remember kids There is no "free" Lemonade.

Wonkette's take:Evil Communist Youths Refuse To Let Financial Columnist Pay For Lemonade

Best comment on Ballon Juice:
Thanks, you shit little communist girls, for ruining this poor free marketeer’s July 4th holiday, which we celebrate for the launching of the first stock market independently of London.

It’s tough having to fight soshullism left and right and vanquishing its young troops in every neighborhood, even the nice rich ones, but somebody’s gotta do it.

The lady must be a fucking riot on Christmases and birthdays—“No I didn’t bring you a god-damned ‘present’, you worthless little 5 year old leach!” “Who invited crazy Terry again?”


Sunday, July 04, 2010

Dear God, Not Another LARPing Weekend

The teen is off with some friends this weekend and I assume he will come back missing a fingertip since each time he hangs out with his LARPing group (which he does twice a month...maybe) he comes home sick or injured.
Last time it was bronchitis he is still on meds for and the time before he twisted his ankle so bad he had to wear a boot and not work for 3 weeks. The total price for the medical bills for his LARPing weekends this year have been about $1200ish.

I guess this is payback for a relatively healthy and injury free childhood...

And the reason I say my son (he's 18) will be missing a fingertip is because this was the bottle rocket conversation the other day.

ME: Jesus, be careful
HIM: I am
ME: Put the damn thing in a bottle or can
HIM: NO I can hold
ME: Oh, for fucks sake (I said this as I walked away muttering to myself how I was not paying for it if he put his eye out and how hard it is for a guy missing an eye and a front tooth to get laid unless you are a really hot pirate.)

He has now shot off a few. I am on the deck. He comes up and turns ways from me.
ME: What's wrong
HIM: Nothing
ME: Bullshit, what did you do
HIM: Nothing (while he rushes into the house and into his bathroom all the while avoiding looking at me)
He came back out after a few min and he has a burn mark on his right eyelid where a piece of the burning paper had landed.

ME: Jesus Joseph and Mary.....I told you you would put your eye out
HIM: I blinked in enough time....

*BTW I stole the pictures from one of the guys Facebook pages, hope they don't mind, it is fun to see them in action.
EDIT:The sword he is using is from a couple of boxes of supplies that a wonderful reader sent for free!

Happy Fourth!!

"Vincent and the Doctor"

No wonder Doctor Who was so good last week.
Richard Curtis wrote it.
He, along with Rowan Atkinson wrote some of the Blackadder series (maybe one of the best things ever on TV), Four Weddings and a Funeral along with Love Actually and Pirate Radio which are two of my favorite movies. He also directed the last two.
And Bill Nighy is in both of them.
Of course he is...

Really, Pirate Radio is just a great flick with a fantastic soundtrack...if you have not seen it go rent it.