Friday, January 30, 2009

Nat Geo Air Force One Special

Earlier this week, the National Geographic channel rolled out their special about Air Force One titled On Board Air Force One. The outgoing President Bush 43 and the incoming President Obama granted the camera crews from Nat Geo unprecedented access to the Air Force One fleet and to a couple of very high profile missions. As a viewer, we actually get to witness the new President stepping aboard for the first time last week. This is a great documentary! If you have a chance, and even if you don' t have the the time, tune in and take a peek.

Relevant and useful ad found over at Bacon and Lettuce

Our flirtatious and wildly fun blog friends over at Bacon and Lettuce Part Deux posted this Durex ad on their site this week. I like to share you know. ;)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Another post on women's shoes.....

Honestly, I do not have any sort of shoe fetish. But as I mentioned on one of these blogs, I have developed an appreciation of sorts for women's shoes and on occasion, often with the benefit of a drink or two, indulge my sexy wife with an unexpected trip to the store and a purchase of some very unnecessary foot wear. Therein most likely lies a fundamental difference between most men and most women. Men purchase shoes based upon practicality, social acceptance and comfort. Price and durability come into play as well. Many women purchase shoes based upon emotion. And I find no fault with that at all. To that end, and in a continuing effort to put off unit tomorrow that which I should be doing now, I offer the following selections that i just found on the Nordstrom site. The Stuart Weitzman 'Bamada' Slingback
The Jessica Bennett 'Kosta' Pump
The Stuart Weitzman 'Wicky' Slingback Pump

All of these are available at Nordstrom's and other fine retailers..... ;)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The President's New Phone

It seems the press is all abuzz about our former BlackBerry carrying new President's new phone. I suspect that he will be disappointed in his new phone.

This may be a small trade off for the new weekend house, the somewhat larger "corporate aircraft", new limousine, 24/7 food service and the perhaps the best perk of all.......your song played when you walk into organized functions.

I want my own song.

Sonya Walger

We were watching the new episode of "Lost" last evening and I realized that the actress who plays Penny on the show, Sonya Walger, had been on that excellent, steamy yet very controversial HBO series "Tell Me You Love Me". We both loved that show. Given the volume of quality series being generated by the cable networks today, I almost forgot about that one. If you aren't familiar with the series, it was based on the loves of a number of couples and their therapist. It portrayed some very graphic sexual scenes and had some wonderful story lines. It was most controversial because of the appearance of real sexual acts being portrayed by the characters. Later, it was announced that these were simulated. I'm not so sure about that. Nonetheless, I was a fan of the series. As for Sonya Walger, I became enamoured with her crazy beautiful full smile.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

United States Of Tara

Last evening after a very long yet fun Friday evening, my best friend and I spent a lazy evening having drinks and watching TV. Towards the end of the evening she put the premiere episode of United States of Tara on demand. It is a new cable series, from Dream Works and created / produced (?) by Steven Spielberg that actually premieres this evening (1/18/09) but has been available On Demand since at least yesterday and believe since 1/5/09. The story line of this well promoted series revolves around a the ongoing lives of an middle class couple with two kids living in suburbia. The wife suffers from a type of multi personality disorder known as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). These alter personalities manifest themselves whenever the mother, Tara, suffers some stressful moment in her life. We actually watched the first two episodes and I do not know just how many "alters" are present, but there are a few compelling characters and the husband and the two children both know them all by name. The show looks like it may be a successful cable series just as Californication, Mad Men, Big Love and even to a degree, the Sopranos and Sex and the City have been.
However, there is something mildly troubling about this show for me. The daughter Kate, is played brilliantly by Brie Larson an accomplished nineteen year old actress / singer who has been successful in her young career in both movies and music. She plays a convincing fifteen year old, strong willed, sexually promiscuous girl with an apparent voracious appetite for sex and is not embarrassed to say so to her mother, the "alters" and her father. The scenes where she describes her desires are somewhat sizzling, but are disturbingly unnerving in that that these words are being said by a fifteen year character. To paraphrase as best as I remember, she says "I like to fuck, I like to suck and I am not backdoor un-friendly." Watching her undress, and in a later scene have her mother help her remove her boots from her long and very spread legs showing her tight panties, I could not help but think of the men who we see occasionally on Dateline. Comparing these scenes to a later scene in the premiere episode where Kate performs in a school dance recital only reinforces my initial reaction to this character. This morning I asked Ally what she thought in this regard and she too noted the disturbingly sexual nature of this character.
I was troubled by my own reaction to this most taboo character. I was relieved to learn today that the actress is nineteen, but the character is fifteen. And in my upbringing, fifteen has been off limits since I was sixteen. So having one fifteen year old be so sexually open in a series is troubling to me, even as open and tolerant as I may be. And if her words and body movements can stir this illicit this mild reaction, I can only imagine what reaction this character will create for the mainstream pedophile. Most troubling. But then, good shows and other forms of entertainment often are.
The father, Max is well played by John Corbett (I think from My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and Tara is played by Toni Collette. She is a most believable in her performance of the "alters" and I suspect will lead this cast to a memorable season. I know Ally and I will be watching. Although I may need to close my eyes the next time this nineteen year old hottie peels off her jeans.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sticking with the theme of the previous picture

Whatever do think that she is scribbling on the wall?

Friday, January 2, 2009

I just found the craziest urinal picture......

I know. What was I looking for that brought me to this web page? I will explain that later. But I just found this and I just have to share it. Of course I was wondering how you clean it. And where do you buy such a thing? And does it come in a women's motif? And what do you tell the plumber when he installs it for you? And I found it here.