Friday, February 27, 2009

Most Dramatic Dress Ever

From D-Listed (the folks post and comment there are a might rough on celebrities, so be warned):

Posh, Victoria Beckham, Black dress, DListed,

Victoria Beckham

Yes, she's skinny, and not to my taste at all(yeah, right), and yes, she's just famous for being famous these days, I know, I know, but...OMG - this is just the MOST DRAMATIC DRESS EVER!

I squeed. I couldn't help myself.

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Crushes: Jennifer Tilly

Because she's awesome - Some pics I found on another site:

Jennifer Tilly November 2008Jennifer Tilly November 2008 02Jennifer Tilly November 2008 03
Jennifer Tilly November 2008 04Jennifer Tilly November 2008 05

Some pics of Jennifer Tilly from last November! When is she getting a new TV series?

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Important news

In important news:

Sam Jackson named Nick Fury for life

"'s been announced that Samuel L. Jackson's brief-but-memorable cameo as S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury in Iron Man was strong enough to win him the role of Fury for pretty much the rest of his natural life. He's already been signed for Iron Man 2, with an option to appear in nine more films. Don't expect to see a Marvel movie in the next 20 years without an appearance by that eyepatch-sportin' S.O.B."

My hopes for a new David Hasselhoff Nick Fury are dashed...

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Steve Gilliard - I'm a Fighting Liberal

I was just reminded that right-wing assholes have no idea who, or what liberals are. To these misguided and benighted souls...Gilly says for you to Go Fuck Yourself:

Steve Gilliard - I'm a fighting liberal:

...It's time to regain the sprit of FDR and Truman and the people around them. People who believed in the public good over private gain. It is time to stop apologizing for being a liberal and be proud to fight for your beliefs. No more shying away or being defined by other people. Liberals believe in a strong defense and punishment for crime. But not preemption and pointless jail sentences. We believe no American should be turned away from a hospital because they are too poor or lack a proper legal defense. We believe that people should make enough from one job to live on, to spend time on raising their family. We believe that individuals and not the state should dictate who gets married and why. The best way to defend marriage is to expand, not restrict it.

It was the liberals who opposed the Nazis while the conservatives were plotting to get their brown shirts or fund Hitler. It was the liberals who warned about Spain and fought there, who joined the RAF to fight the Germans, who brought democracy to Germany and Japan. Let us not forget it was the conservatives who opposed defending America until the Germans sank our ships. They would have done nothing as Britain came under Nazi control. It was they who supported Joe McCarthy and his baseless, drink fueled claims.

Without liberals, there would be no modern America, just a Nazi sattlelite state. Liberals weak on defense? Liberals created America's defense. The conservatives only need vets at election time...

Goes double for me.

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Do you remember back in 2004, when Obama spoke before the Democratic National Convention, and we all said, "Whoa - this guy is SOMETHING. We need to watch what he does next?" And then he actually RAN for President? And he WON?

Do you remember how that felt?





Bobby Jindal? Didn't do any of that.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009


From Athenae :

Nancy Pelosi, Rahm Emmanuel

I don't think I have anything else to say...why don't you folks caption this one for me...

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

About that cartoon

It's impossible for me to comment on the Post cartoon and say anything that others haven't said much better than I could...

Pam's House Blend:

The New York Post makes its case for a post-racial America
by: Pam Spaulding
Wed Feb 18, 2009 at 16:45:00 PM EST

I'm glad we don't have to worry about racism any more. Sean Delonas created this unbelievable cartoon for the New York Post that clearly passed muster with the editors' desk. It portrays commentary on the stimulus bill ("They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill") using a bullet-ridden chimp on the pavement. Who do you think he's referring to?


Just to make it clear: It's not just the chimp - that's just blatant name-calling in the old racist tradition - it's the MURDER and the threat of murder.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Because it's insanely cool...

Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey DBE (born 8 January 1937, Cardiff, Wales) is a British singer. She performed the theme songs to the James Bond films Goldfinger (1964), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), and Moonraker (1979). She is the only singer to have recorded more than one James Bond theme song.[1] Bassey is an international artist who has accumulated 20 silver discs for sales in Britain, Europe and the Middle East; fifty-plus gold discs for international record sales; and countless greatest hits compilation albums including one gold and two platinum...

This song was written by Linda Perry and originally recorded by Pink. Shirley sang it for the M&S Christmas TV ad, filmed in a spy movie style, and featured models Lizzy Jagger, Erin O'Connor, Laura Bailey, Noemie Lenoir and Twiggy as undercover agents on a secret mission to attend an exclusive DSB performance at a glamorous Christmas party...

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Sunday, February 08, 2009

DIVAS NEED LOVE TOO - Vicky Sue Robinson

DIVAS NEED LOVE TOO Vicky Sue Robinson disco divas
I don't have the words to describe how awesome and gorgeous the work that Marc is doing over at DIVAS NEED LOVE TOO. I came of age in the 70s, and I have never gotten over the beauty of my disco goddesses and their music and those incredible, incredible album covers. The ladies like Cory Day, Donna Summer, and of course, Vicky Sue Robinson simply OWN my music collection and my heart.

Just ONE SONG and I swear there isn't a day I don't think about Vicky Sue Robinson. Her accessibility, her joy at being able to sing as well as her sexy growl on "Turn The Beat Around" makes this track a permanent part of my life's playlist. (I've heard the the song had been covered by someone, later - really? I hadn't noticed.)

I'll share more of these with you.

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Friday, February 06, 2009

Obama Stimulus Explanation

Obama Stimulus Explanation. In small words. For Republicans.

Sodding the National Mall is WORK - you have to pay someone to do it. People will not, and cannot do it for free.

This is called a JOB.

Teaching children to read is WORK.
Child care is WORK.
Protecting battered women is cetera, et cetera.

This is a JOBS bill. We take the money to create WORK, which will create JOBS.

Republicans hate JOBS? Yes, I believe they do.

Do they hate people who have JOBS? Yes, they do.

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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Halibut Fish Tacos

And now I know what I'm making for dinner.

Halibut Fish Tacos

Serves 4

1 cup corn flour (Bob's Red Mill is good)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground red chile
Freshly ground black pepper
1 1/4 pounds halibut fillet, cut into 2-inch pieces to easily fit tacos
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
1/4 cup minced cilantro
4 cups thinly sliced white cabbage
1/4 cup canola oil + more if needed


1 dozen corn tortillas, warmed just before serving

Instructions: Pour the corn flour out on a large sheet of waxed paper and combine with the salt, red chile and pepper. Dust the pieces of fish so all surfaces are coated. Let them sit on the remaining seasoned flour while you prepare the cabbage.

Just before you cook the fish, combine the mayonnaise with the vinegar and cilantro. Toss with the cabbage. You want the cabbage to be barely moistened but enough to be a slaw. Set aside.

Redust the fish pieces with the remaining corn flour mixture. The damp fish absorbs the coating, so a second coating will help create a better crust. Heat the oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the fish pieces, a few at a time, and pan fry until golden on all sides, about 5 to 6 minutes. Add more oil, a tablespoon at a time, as needed. Remove the fish to a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat with the rest of the fish pieces.

Bring the golden fish, cabbage, warm tortillas and salsas to your table, and let everyone assemble their own tacos.

From our friend GWPDA, yclept Irate Scholar | 02.04.09 - 1:38 pm

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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Toujours l'audace

L'audace, l'audace, toujours l'audace!

Robert Reich, a professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley, was secretary of labor during the Clinton administration...

And yet I felt the need to correct him anyway...

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Monday, February 02, 2009


Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir becomes Prime Minister of Iceland, and the first openly gay head of government in modern times.

And a stone fox:

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