Friday, February 29, 2008

Someday My Prince Will Come

So Prince Harry got outed.

No, not like that. Don't be ridiculous. He was outed in the sense that Drudge let the world know that he was serving on the front lines in Afghanistan. As quick as you can say Mummy, he was on a plane back to Britain.

Far be it from me to whine for the plight of being a royal... Princess Di did enough of that to last a lifetime and a half. Still, I have to admit that it's more than a little sad that a young man who wanted to serve his country might lost the opportunity because of the public obsession.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Oysters

You know, pearls are all very well. It's not like I'm going to turn one down if I happen to crack open an oyster and see one of those creamy little spheres waiting for me. Still, I can think of things I would rather have. Maybe a gold coin? How about a roll of cash? Actually, that might be a little... Um... Gooey. Still, if the price is right then they can dry out. Or maybe the keys to a new car? No... That's silly. How would I ever find the car. Let's stick with the cash. It's the universal gift certificate! I'll get it dried out somehow.

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But We Enjoy Nature Walks Too!

"The Party Faithful," by Amy Sullivan: Evangelical Christians and the Democratic Party | Salon Books

Amy Sullivan has written a book (soon for the discount table) about how Democrats can reach out to Evangelical voters.

Sure. Fine. Whatever.

One of Miss Sullivan's arguments is about how many/most Democrats and liberal advocacy groups actually would like to reduce the number of abortions but they spend so much of their time defending "choice" that the message never gets out.

If I wanted to be a prick I might point out that the Nazis were about so much more than just killing Jews and yanking out their gold fillings. There were the public works projects, the discounted vacations for the working class... But somehow it's always the genocide that gets all the press.

If I wanted to be a prick, that is.

Today on NBC

I'm probably going to end up in some Google pervert filter for this one... Of course, if I still had any PageRank I'd probably care a whole lot more about that than I actually do, so...

I have a feeling someone out there was turning on this morning by the sight of Natalie Morales crawling around on all fours with a blindfold on.

Someone. Not me of course, but someone. Yes. Someone.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Beautiful in Black

You didn't think we would let a week go by without a few shots of our Miss Amy, did you? Heaven forbid, gentle reader... Particularly when she looked so fetching this past Saturday. While Jenna was wearing a dumb sweater that looks like something she pulled out of her dorm room closet, our Miss Amy looked tres stylish in basic black.

When is NBC going to get its head out of its... Ahem... Well, at any rate, haven't we put up with this division of labor between Amy and Jenna long enough? Let Jenna be the permanent weekend newsreader. That's fine. I can deal with that. But keep Amy where she belongs in the co-host's chair.

Okay... Off the soapbox... Roll the footage!




Alone Again... Naturally

Yes, friends, it's one of those personal posts you all know and love. The ones where I whine about my life rather than whining about TV, news or politics. Come on, you know you love them. After all, man does not live by shots of Amy Robach crossing her legs alone... Although...

I'm on my own for a few days. Mrs. MediaBlog and the Bloglet are off visiting her folks. The plus side is no Lifetime movies, the minus is I have to eat my own cooking. Sounds great, doesn't it?

Anyway, MediaBlog HQ is quiet without the Bloglet tottering around. It's amazing how quickly you get used to there always being noise around the house... And how much you miss it when it's not there.

SOB... No, I'm okay. Really. Don't look at me! I'm hideous.

By the way, did anyone else not watch the Oscars last night? I'm trying to remember the last Best Picture winner I actually saw in a theater. I guess it would be that last Lord of the Rings movie.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Clearly Brilliant

Take a quick look at this invisibleSHIELD video.



Wow! Are you as impressed as I am? I got one of the itouch iPods for Christmas. It's a great gadget if you want all the fun of an iphone but don't really need the phone. The one worry though is that touchscreen. It's so cool but I just always worry that I'm going to scrape it or crack it somehow. It's pretty tough on its own, but a little shield like this would be just the thing to keep it safe. This is a great idea!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

It's Been A Good Day For Camp McCain

Wait! Hear me out on this!

Yeah, they spent the day dealing with the scurrilous story from America's newspaper of record. Hee hee hee hee... Sorry, I can't even type that with a straight face. Does anyone who works outside of a college campus actually take the New York Times seriously anymore? Come on. Anyhoo, I can make a decent argument that the Times story was a boon for McCain.

First, if you actually read it you realize just how vapid the whole thing is. There's absolutely no meat there. Nothing. If you're going to get shot at, much better if the other guy is firing blanks.

Second, it got him some press. The ongoing Clinton-Obama fight certainly divides the Dems, but it also drives McCain off the front pages. Even in a situation like this, there's no such thing as bad publicity. It's a chance to come out fighting. Not a bad thing.

Third, it has helped him with the base. I'm not the first person to say this today, but if it's John McCain versus the New York Times, even those on the right who aren't fans of McCain are going to take his side. Rush and Sean both were pretty favorable, though Rush couldn't resist an I-told-you-so for those, perhaps including McCain himself, who thought that the press would continue to be almost wholly favorable to the McCain. I didn't hear much of Glenn Beck today. What I did hear sounded like some sort of conspiracy theory about how the Times held the story just long enough for McCain to finish off Romney. Buzz... Sorry, Glenn... It's not the NYT's job to get Romney elected. We supported him around here but, for a lot of reasons, he just didn't get the job done this time around.

So, like I said, a pretty good day for John McCain. Of course, too many good days like this will probably finish him off, but one every now and then might not be such a bad thing.

There Are Lots of Good Reasons To Enjoy Eli Stone

This is one of them:

Give The People What They Want



Okay, fine. Jenna Wolfe on a pogo stick.
You people are sick.

Better Late Than Never, Guys

We sort of screwed you out of pictures of our Miss Amy last weekend. We just got busy. And, to be honest, we're probably going to screw you this weekend too since we'll be out of town.

Still, here are a few shots I managed to scrounge up.



Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A Question of Protocol

Iraq war vet accused of baby rape - Yahoo! News

Anybody care to explain to me why this shouldn't merit the death penalty?

Hillary: The Republican's Secret Weapon

Let's go through the looking glass, people. Black in white, white is black.

By the way, did anyone else hear Glenn Beck talking about Ayn Rand this morning? That was pretty much the last piece of the puzzle: hoarding food, buying gold and reading Ayn Rand. Art Bell is dead! Long live Art Bell!

Sorry... Where was I? Oh yeah... The obituaries (premature?) for Hillary's campaign are being written. Here's my $0.02. Hillary is the Republican's secret weapon. No, I don't mean because she is supposedly easier for McCain to beat than Obama would be. I agree with that, but that's not the point I am making here.

Let's say you're the Clinton Machine the morning after Hillary hangs it up. You have two choices... You can be the good party person and support the nominee. The young, charismatic nominee who is likely to win the presidency and shut you out forever from any chance to win yourself. Or...

Or you can do everything you can (quietly of course) to undercut him in the hope that McCain will win and the party will turn to you in remorse. That they will come crawling to Chappagua and beg you to forgive them for choosing flash over substance. That they will nominate you by acclimation for 2012.

Which course seems more Clintonian to you? And don't kid yourself into believing that Hillary might think she could just wait and give it a shot in 2016 after Obama has his two goes. It doesn't work that way. 2016 might as well be 2160. 8 years ago it was Barack who? Combine that with the fact that Hillary will be almost 70 in 2016... Yes, I know, that's younger than McCain... About the same age as Reagan, actually, when he first took office. She may be in very good health 8 years from now. One hopes so. Mazel tov. Whatever. She ain't going to look good though. Yeah, I know, that's an awful thing to say, but it's a fact. Women don't age as well as men and ain't nobody wants to see that. Besides, even if you don't buy the sexist argument, you can't deny the fact that, as I said, anything can happen in 8 years.

So, we can either beat Hillary face-to-face in the general election or we can have her clandestine assistance to knock Obama off. Either way, Hillary is a Republican's best friend.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A Hypothetical

Obama wins Wisconsin for 9th straight - Yahoo! News

This is a very, very, VERY premature question.

That being said... Is there a point where Hillary will drop out? Assuming Obama keeps winning, is there a point where Hillary will bow out gracefully?

From a numerical perspective she will never be out of the race. The Democrat's proportional allocation of delegates combined with the role of superdelegates guarantees that. Still, if Obama has the momentum and if he continues to poll better in head-to-heads against McCain, surely a lot of Democrats are going to want to avoid a divisive fight at the convention. The Democrats are a party of interest groups rather than individuals. A war between the feminists and Blacks, between seniors and young people would rip open all those fissures.

A long, long time ago I said that I couldn't really imagine Hillary losing. I couldn't picture it. I've got the picture now. What I still can't see is her losing gracefully. I just don't think she has that in her.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Scorecard

US, EU powers recognize Kosovo - Yahoo! News

So, let's make sure I've got this right:

Kurds seceding from Iraq? Bad
Kosovars seceding from Serbia? Good


Sure. Why not? Makes sense to me.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

It's Those Last Two Years That Really Make All the Difference

Obama and Edwards meet in NC - Yahoo! News

So St. Obama made his way down to the Edwards estate (has Johnny annexed the rest of North Carolina yet?) to meet with the Pope of Poverty, Mr. Edwards himself. Are there announcements to follow?

Maybe, maybe not. It seems, according to the article, that The Shyster "is concerned that Obama may not be ready for the presidency."

And if a one-term do-nothing Senator isn't well-versed in Presidential qualifications...

Heil Hillary!



Okay, so it's not all that original. You didn't honestly expect me to pass up on this did you?

Biel in Blonde



There was only one good reason to watch 7th Heaven. Well... Maybe two, depending on how you define it.

Anyhoo... She looks just as good as a blonde.

Hit the Road

It may not be Paris or Rome, but for Mrs. MediaBlog and I, Orlando, Florida has always been one of our favorite cities to visit. We went there for our first anniversary (and several times since) and it has always been a place where we have been able to have a lot of fun. Better yet, it's sort of a romantic place for us. You may think of it as nothing but The Mouse but there really are a lot of things to do in Orlando. I remember on our first visit we spent a day taking a boat tour around some beautiful homes, a little shopping in a ritzy part of town and then a romantic dinner at a great restaurant. It may sound simple, but it's a great memory for us.

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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Our Mandatory Saturday Today Post

Yes, there will be pictures. Hold your damn horses. It takes time, okay? Check the other blog later today for them.

First, however, you're going to have to put up with a little analysis. NBC may be going back and forth between Amy Robach and Jenna Wolfe but I think at least one person has a clear favorite:

Lester likes Amy.

From watching the chemistry, it is abundantly clear that Lester likes Amy but is annoyed by Jenna. In other words, Lester is sane.

Come on, NBC... Make a decision on this. Better yet, make the right decision. Leave Jenna at the newsdesk if you like, that's fine. The newsdesk is the traditional place where you exile the crazy aunt... Just ask Ann Curry. But put Amy Robach's oh so fine booty on that couch both Saturday and Sunday.

Lester (and America) have spoken!

Oh, and Amy? If you need me to kiss that boo-boo of yours...

Oh get your minds out of the gutter, people. She cut her thumb.

Friday, February 15, 2008

A Question for NBC News President Steve Capus

Olbermann Accuses 'Fascist' Bush of Engaging in 'Terrorism' | NewsBusters.org

Since David Schuster gets thrown to the wolves over two words, can we expect Keith Olbermann to at least be given a night off with pay after he calls the President of the United States a fascist?

Or should we just expect that this jackass will continue anchoring MSNBC's election coverage like he has been?

I don't want to hear any bullshit about Fox News or Bill O'Reilly or Sean Hannity. For one thing, O'Reilly is just about totally absent from Fox's election coverage. Hannity's role is clearly one of interview and commentary. If Keith Olbermann is going to appear on MSNBC it should be in the same role and no other.

MSNBC is not a credible news organization.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Maybe It Isn't So Bad After All

According to this article at Money Magic, this whole credit crunch thing may not be as bad as you would think if you're watching the breathless commentary from the financial types on the television. I'm not trying to minimize the whole thing, nor would I say that the article is. Still, if you think that you are going to end up living in a cardboard box then you may want to calm down a little.

What the article says is that mortgage borrowers in the United Kingdom probably will not be seriously affected by the whole thing. Hopefully that's true on both sides of the pond. The head of the Intermediate Mortgage Lenders Association is quoted as saying that the number of people falling into danger of foreclosure in the UK is actually lower than the number one would expect given the current financial situation. What that means, I suppose, is that a First Time Buyer Mortgage is still within reach for most people. That's certainly good news.

Getting the Boot!

We don't post much about Sunday Today around here. Saturday? Oh yeah, baby! Sunday? Not so much. Still, this time we're going to make an exception. Hows about this?



Wow! Sexy boots. Who wouldn't like that? There's a little something to get you up early on a Sunday morning. No, I didn't mean it like that. Get your mind out of the gutter. Well, maybe I did mean it like that. Who can say? Anyhoo... Nice boots. Say, those legs look a little twiggy, don't they? Huh... Wonder who that could be? Let's pull back a little, shall we?



Oh God, no! It's that twitchy annoying Jenna Wolfe. Geez... Talk about a buzz kill.

*Note... I am using the "blogporn" and "newsbabes" tags on this post not because I feel them to be accurate but because I think some of YOU might think them accurate. We're here to serve all tastes, friends, even the ones we think stupid.

Why Don't the Democrats Trust America?

Democrats' delegate dilemma | Philadelphia Inquirer | 02/10/2008

Read this one. Really good article here.

The Democrats are on the edge of creating a situation where party insiders are the ones who will actually choose their nominee. If Obama gets more of the delegates who are actually selected by the voters and if the superdelegates then hand the race to Hillary Clinton... Well, let's just say that I wouldn't want to have to explain to African-American Democrats that they're welcome in the party provided they remember their place.

More interesting to me is the fact that the superdelegates were created because party insiders didn't trust their own voters. After the McGovern debacle, they didn't want to take a chance that the Democrat rank-and-file would nominate someone unelectable. They changed the rules in 1981 and have won every presidential election since then by a comfortable margin.

Um...

No, seriously, what does it say about the Democrats that they feel like the masses aren't smart enough to choose a candidate but instead need to be led by an elite if they are going to make the right decisions? Shades of Bolsheviks verse Mensheviks if you ask me.

Of course, the entire underlying premise of the modern Democrat party is that people are too stupid to make their own choices and must be led. Why should their nominating process reflect anything else?

Saturday, February 09, 2008

The Beauty That Is To Come

We are processing now. Check back later today for framegrabs of the lovely Miss Robach from 2/9/2008!

11:27PM - Did you think we'd forgotten you? Perish the thought, gentle reader. Our Miss Amy looked great today. Sort of sassy. Here you go!






The Princess of the Panhandle

It's been a long time since we gave you an update on the goddess of local news in the panhandle, Lauren Phinney. In fact, it's been so long that her name isn't even Lauren Phinney anymore... It's Lauren Dorsett. A rose by any other name... Still, a few photos for your enjoyment:



Thursday, February 07, 2008

We Are Not Monolithic

Huckabee to get evangelical leader's nod - Yahoo! News

If your vote is affected at all by who James Dobson endorses then you are a frigging moron. Endorsements only matter to the media because they buy into the idea that people exist in groups rather than as individuals.

I care not a whit who James Dobson supports or opposes. It means absolutely NOTHING to me.

A Superficial Survivor Observation

The years have not been kind to America's favorite lesbian barista.

Throwing Good Money After Bad

Romney To Quit Race - The Page - by Mark Halperin - TIME

It ain't over until it's over, but if this is accurate then I guess Mitt decided there wasn't any point in spending any more of his own money on such long odds. To be honest, I can't say that I blame him. It's all very well for some of us to say he should stay in, but when you're the one with the money on the table it's a different matter.

There was a piece in the Boston Globe suggesting he run against John Kerry in the Fall. Not sure how popular Lurch is in Massachusetts so I can't speak to whether or not that's a good idea.

Anyway, assuming this report is true, we might as well take a couple of minutes to pick apart the Romney campaign. While we supported him (the banner will come down as soon as he is out) we never believed he was the perfect candidate. Romney came to the race with baggage. The polished speaking style that we like came across to many as packaging. The natural evolution of positions that is true of most candidates came off as being a little too convenient. And there is the Mormonism. There are a lot of Americans who just aren't ready for a Mormon in the White House. Mormonism to too far outside the Christian mainstream to be broadly acceptable to a lot of Christians and too secretive to be understandable to many, Christian and secular alike.

So, if this is the case, we're left with McCain and Huckabee. I, for one, will cast my lot with McCain without any sort of remorse.

A Television Potpourri

Did I spell that right?

Anyhoo... A few notes about recent TV.

Is anyone else watching Eli Stone? I saw the first episode last week because I was too lazy to flip after Lost and I have to say that I enjoyed it. It's from the guy who created Everwood so I was inclined to give it a go. It's sort of An Ally McBeal-ish kind of thing. My wife thought there was a dash of Journeyman (sans time travel) in there. I sort of see that. Anyway, worth watching... Particularly when the alternative is watching Johnny Fairplay mug for the camera over on CBS... Yes, I know they aren't on opposite one another. Not everything is meant to be taken literally, Governor Huckabee.

What else? Speaking of Johnny Fairplay... Survivor is coming back tomorrow. Apparently the fan favorite members of the cast include America's favorite lesbian barista, Ami whatshername and America's favorite female boxer named after a Hindu goddess, Pavarti... Life... Is... Good.

And, speaking of goddesses of love, here's a quick snap of our favorite do-it-yourselfer, Kirsten Kemp. She's like Paige Davis only sexier... And less perky... And not annoying... And a little sophisticated... Actually, she's nothing like Paige Davis. Scratch that.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Car Fever

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It's Awnnnn!

baltimoresun.com - Critical Mass: Spare Us the Extra TV Anchors - Please

So David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun has decided to get pissy with our favorite Weekend Today alum Campbell Brown. Zurawik, channeling Mr. Blackwell or whoever that fruit who makes the worst dressed list, isn't satisfied with questioning our Miss Campbell's role... Instead, he gets snarky about how she was dressed and her makeup.

Oh it's on, Zurawik. Nobody messes with our favorite convert to The Tribe and gets away with it. Let's see a picture of what you look like, bub. No makeup, no airbrushing... Just the raw Zurawik.

For the record, here's what the lovely Miss Campbell looked like last night. Quite fetching if you ask me.



So how about it, Zurawik? Care to go mug shot to mug shot? You know what, don't bother. Thanks to the magic of Google...



Maybe it's just me, but I'll take Campbell.

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

Barack Obama on the night of the South Carolina primary

We're not in the habit around here of giving free publicity to the other side. That being said, you need to watch this. I'm not saying I agree with him on the issues (I don't), I'm not saying I would vote for him (I wouldn't). That doesn't mean he doesn't impress me. If anyone out there on either side is still taking this man lightly, they do so at their own peril. Hillary has figured that out, I think.

I'm probably the millionth person to make the comparison, but this guy is Bobby Kennedy. It's not about what he wants to do, it's not about what he has done... If you think you're going to beat him by talking about his lack of a record then you are kidding yourself. It is about the dreams people fill that empty vessel with. It's about people wanting to be able to tell themselves that America is the same kind of place in reality that they want it to be. That the reality matches the dream.

You cannot look at this guy and not be proud of him and proud of America. No, I'm not going soft, I'm just being honest.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Mike Huckabee is the Dennis Miller of Holy Writ

You know, I appreciate an obscure Biblical reference as much as the next guy. Maybe more. I'm a frigging Southern Baptist for God's sake. But Mike Huckabee can take his widow's mite and his smooth stone and he can shove it up his sanctimonious ass.

Don't Do Us Any Favors, Grandma

Woman, 89, To Cast Her First Vote - News Archive Story - KNSD | San Diego

Seems that 89 year old Pauline Schaffer cast her first vote today. No, she's not a new citizen. She was just too lazy to get herself down to the polling place utill now. But boy is she excited about this election. Yep, she's registered as a Democrat and she's going to go down there to the polls and proudly cast her vote for Mrs. Bill Clinton. And gosh, isn't that just swell?

Mrs. Schaffer, the Republic somehow managed to get through most of the 20th Century without your help so hows about you don't break the track record?

Of course, the good news is that long after you're a-mouldering in the grave, you'll still be casting ballots. After all, that's how the Democrats do things. Why should the dead be disenfranchised?

And gosh she sure does love Hillarycare. You know, I could make a decent argument that geezers shouldn't be allowed to vote at all. I mean, when you've only got a one month lease, the landlord isn't likely to let you start ripping the plumbing out. Same thing for the Early Bird Special types like Mrs. Schaffer. Why should folks who are going to be departing this mortal coil sooner rather than later get to write checks and make decisions that they won't have to live with?

Okay. Calm down. I'm not serious. Anymore than I was serious about women not being allowed to vote. Although... No, but really, I'm all for touchy-feely human interest stories, but why should we be happy that this woman spent almost 70 years throwing away a privilege that people around the world (and some right here at home) have fought and died for?

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Get Over It

Vatican changes prayer for Jews - Yahoo! News

So the Vatican has changed a prayer that is used in the Latin rite which is aimed at asking for the conversion of the Jews. Some Jewish groups are still offended since, quite naturally, they don't feel any particular need to be converted.

See, here's the thing... I don't get to tell you how to run your synagogue, you don't get to tell me how to run my church. Jews DO NOT have a veto over what goes on in a Catholic service. Sorry. Christians think you're going to hell. Deal with it. Or don't. Either way, shut the frack up.

Sorry to get so worked up, but I'm tired of people thinking they have the right not to be offended. For that matter, it's like the folks who were offended because Mormons were conducting posthumous baptisms of Holocaust victims. Is that piss poor theology? In my book it is. Is it a little tacky? More than a little tacky? Sure. Here's the thing though... It's their church and they can do as they damn well please.

So, like I said, deal with it.

Monday, February 04, 2008

The Sound of Silence

Clinton goes hoarse rooting for Giants - Yahoo! News

Apparently Hillary told Dave Letterman that she lost her voice rooting for the Giants. Does anybody REALLY believe that Hillary Clinton shouted herself hoarse cheering on her "beloved" Giants? That is the biggest crock of crap I've heard since... Well, since the first time she teared up.

I really hate seeing some of these politicians going on comedy shows. Most of them aren't naturally funny people. Hillary is about as funny as putting puppies in a blender.

Going Out On A Limb

I have my daily routines. I get up, I shower, I drive to work, etc. etc. etc.

One of my routines is what I listen to during the day while I'm working. First our local morning show, then Glenn Beck, then Rush and then Sean Hannity. The drive home is either Hannity or Dave Ramsey, depending on my mood.

During lunch I listen to streaming audio over the computer. Every day it's the same thing: Rush Limbaugh.

Today I switched off Rush and listened to Shannon Burke (WTKS, Orlando).

Why? Because I'm sick of the constant diatribes against John McCain. Obviously, we're supporting Mitt Romney around here. We are doing so because we feel like he is the best candidate, not because we feel like McCain is the worst. We are pro-Mitt without being anti-McCain.

I seriously believe that all of this anti-McCain venom is a real threat to all of the progress Conservatives have made over the last thirty years. This idea that it would be better to go into the wilderness in defense of "Conservative principles" rather than voting for McCain is a recipe for disaster.

We continue to hope that Mitt Romney wins the nomination. That being said, when and if McCain wins the nomination we will support him without reservation. We're also going to unload on all these "principled" Conservatives. Count on it.

Book Report

Celebutantes is a fascinating new book from Amanda Goldberg and Ruthanna Khalighi Hopper. It's about the hidden life of Hollywood's young celebrities. Just about nobody is better placed to write a book like that then these two since they are the daughters of Hollywood big wigs (producer Leonard Goldberg and actor Dennis Hopper, respectively).

Now they've release an exciting new video staring some of Hollywood's best young talent. Here is the video:



It really does look interesting, doesn't it? If you're ready to buy a copy, hop on over to Amazon where it is available for the discount price of $16.29:

Flipping Gorgeous

We're given to obsession around here. Long ago, it was the lovely Princess Madeleine of Norway. More recently, it has been the lovely Amy Robach of NBC.

Now, we're not quite prepared to declare our Amy Robach obsession over. We sort of want to see how the whole dual between Ms. Robach and Jenna Wolfe turns out. That being said, we have found a second focus for our wandering eye. That would be the delightfully delicious Kirsten Kemp of TLC's Property Ladder.

She can flip me anytime she likes. That's supposed to sound dirty but it just comes out as dumb. Sorry. Hotness always leaves me tongue-tied. Anyhoo... Here's another taste of her beauty. No remodeling needed on this one, folks:






See what I mean? There's something sort of hot about a woman who tells you that you're an idiot and you're going to wind up living in a cardboard box if you don't get this remodel done. Whip me, beat me, make me do drywall!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

My Only Takeaway From the Super Bowl Commercials

Bill Frist's acting makes James Carville look like frigging Laurence Olivier.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Crazy for the Chicken

Nothing beats a good piece of chicken. And nobody does chicken like El Pollo Loco! In fact, people have been known to go just a little... Well... Loco when they taste that great Mexican chicken. It is just SOOO good that you almost can't help yourself. Why, even I have been known to get a little wild after just one bite:





Saturday Today Gripes

What? No great leg shots of Amy Robach this weekend? Geez, guys, throw us a bone here. And, for the record, putting Amy Robach in an oversized sweater and slippers is like throwing a frigging tarp over the Venus de Milo. Hey, NBC... Give the people what they want. We want her sitting up on that stool with her legs crossed. This isn't complicated.

Well, at least we didn't have to deal with Jenna Wolfe at the newsdesk this morning. Although, that other chick isn't what I would call an improvement.

Not to worry, Gentle Reader... I wouldn't deny you a little newsbabe blogporn on a Saturday. Nothing fresh, but here's a hodgepodge of lovelies.




Friday, February 01, 2008

Maybe This Will Help With The Feuding

W.Va. may offer gun training in schools - Yahoo! News

You know... Feuding... Hatfields and McCoys... Sigh... It's like pearls before swine with you people sometimes.

Anyhoo... Gotta love this one. Only in West Virginia would a Democrat actually sponsor something like this. Personally, I love it. I have some ties to the Mountaineer State so I feel entitled to make the occasional joke about the place. Still, I think this is a great idea. Instead of hiding guns from kids, give them some actual training on the things. Show them that they aren't toys.

All the Lefties are constantly prattling on that kids are going to have sex so we have to show them how to do it safely, right? Well, kids are going to pop Bambi in the ten ring so it might be nice if they could manage to do it without shooting their cousin in the nuts.

As Far As I'm Concerned, He Can Call Them Whatever He Wants

McCain Criticized for Slur / He says he'll keep using term for ex-captors in Vietnam

So John McCain calls the people who beat him and his fellow POWs "gooks." Yeah, I'm sure some other folks of an Asian persuasion don't care for the word. I don't blame them. McCain, however, made it clear that he is not referring to all Asians, only to those who behaved monstrously toward him and his fellow captives.

Personally, I think he has earned the right to call them whatever he wants. I also think we spend way too much time worrying about words and names.

Here is one interesting thing though... I haven't seen a lot of coverage of this in the national media. The article I'm linking to is out of San Francisco which, of course, loves stories like this. Why isn't the national media hitting him about this? Could any other major candidate (certainly any other Republican candidate) get away with the same?

Of course not. I think the reason for that is that a lot of people in the press genuinely like John McCain because they don't think he's scripted. And, of course, the fact that he's not somewhere to the right of Atilla the Hun probably helps too.

This is a potentially huge advantage in the Fall that Republicans need to really think about. Yeah, ideologically most of the press is in bed with Hillary (and if that isn't a revolting image), but more and more I get the sense that they don't like her. So, they like McCain but disagree with him and dislike Hillary but agree with her. That sort of gut feeling makes a big difference in how things are phrased and what is covered. More people think with the heart than the head.

I'm not saying that McCain will get a universally favorable press. He hasn't and he won't. Still, he might get a less biased press than any Republican candidate of our lifetime.

Are You Ready For Some Football? Okay, How About Danica Patrick?

I have to admit that I'm not the biggest fan of professional football in the world. I love the college game, but the pros just don't get me worked up in the same way.

That being said, you have to watch the Super Bowl, right? I mean it's the game of the year. It's more like a holiday than anything else. So, naturally, I'll be there to watch the Patriots and the Giants.

To be honest though, I may be more interested in seeing the commercials. Every year, the Super Bowl commercials are pretty much event television. And nothing is more looked forward to (and more talked about) that the commercial for Go Daddy.

With the Go Daddy Super Bowl commercial, you always know what you're going to get. You're going to get Bikini Babes, you're going to have Bikini Babes and you're going to have Hot Babes.

This year's commercial features professional auto race hottie Danica Patrick. Take a look at the intro to the commercial below:

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Hot Babes, fast cars... What is there not to love? Watch the Super Bowl ad on Sunday, but get more information and more fun right now at the links above.