yes-yes, it's been as high as a balmy seventy degrees down here in Tejas, but that doesn't mean that much of the rest of the country hasn't been buried in snow this holiday season. and, here's proof from the national weather thingie, so all of our global warming trendies can go suck a snowcone.
smockmomma: December 2008 Archives
there's no question that the smock digs some sexy. and seein' as how we lost some truly sexy legends in 2008; well, she felt obliged to share.. .
eartha. the name alone evokes sexiness. orson welles once called her "the most exciting woman in the world" -- and eatha did her level best to live up to the compliment. the legendary jazz singer is probably best known for her sultry "santa baby" song; although, those of us who had the pleasure of growing up with a bat channel remember her most fondly as "catwoman."
can anyone think of paul newman and not immediately picture his crystal clear blue eyes? or ripling muscles? or .... eh-hem. classically handsome, but always leaking sex appeal around the edges, paul newman was a true hollywood legend. movie star, philanthropist, or activist, mr. newman did whatever he did with gusto. i first had the pleasure of witnessing the manly manish manness of paul newman as "cool hand luke" when i was in the sixth grade. it breaks my heart that a whole generation of women are going to remember him as "the guy on the salad dressing label."
say what you will about miss bettie page, it won't change the fact that this pin-up beauty and her raven bangs became the personification of sexy sweetness. bettie only posed as a, well, as a somewhat controversial model for 8 years; but she was "born again" in 1959 and spent several years with billy graham's ministry as a missionary to angola. despite the very hard life bettie lived, she was known as a relatively innocent and naive woman who abhorred "trashy talk" and profanity. my heart goes out to her -- and i heart me some of this beauty.
sexy? michael crichton? oh, yes! anyone who can piss off the entire "global warming trendies" community (read, state of fear -- no really, read state of fear) in one fell swoop really melts my butter. beautiful baby blues and an infectious smile don't hurt either. of course, nothing -- nuh-thing -- is sexier than a really big brain, and author, storyteller, and filmmaker mr. crichton, "who enjoyed challenging his reader's preconceived notions about the world around them," shared his smarts in spades.
it has been brought to my attention that seein' as how william f. buckley, jr., the patron saint of American conservatives, had the biggest brain of all, he should have been included in my sexy legends list. fair 'nuff.
i don't think a man could get any manlier than mister charlton heston. women wanted him -- in togas, tights, or trousers -- and men wanted to be him. bottom line: the man made moses sexy. what more can one say?
he played the perfect everyman as well as the perfect psycho. while he may have been a tad too pretty for smock's taste, he had one helluva sexy voice. that could make your toes curl. in a good way. young ledger was proof that there is often a very fine line between genius and madness. it's a cryin' shame he crossed it.
unkay, just had to break in here for a moment so that i could share the following:
yes! i love all things hitchcock, and surely this counts on some level, right? i mean, c'mon. how cool is this?
yes! the birds is my fave hitchcock flick. here's a tidbit, too: it's reported that when someone asked sir alfred about having so many "bird's eye-view" shots in the film, he corrected them saying, "those shots are from God's eye-view."
yes! i collect barbies -- but only fairly unusual ones and this one, no doubt, takes the cake!
yes! i love tippi and where else could i ever find a tippi hedren doll as faboo as this ... one that looks frightened and has flawless hair?
yes! i would totally be BFFs with the one who managed to convince smockdaddy to put it under the tree.
and for your viewing pleasure, i stumbled across this cheeky little jewel, the 1963 original teaser for the birds. enjoy!
smockwarning: this WILL make your soul cringe and your blood boil. and to think that my children can walk into any convenience store and see an even more graphic picture than the one featured at foxnews.com behind the counter makes me want to vomit. i've boycotted 7-11 for years, but how do we boycott a rag we've never purchased? i don't know how to stop this sort of thing by any means other than fervent prayer.
that said, i'm about to beg off for awhile. i have one band concert, two school recitals and four parties, a brownie field trip and a girl scout field trip and a social to prepare for and/or attend or oversee over the next week, so i'm verrah busy -- just like everyone else in the blogosphere -- but, unlike everyone else, i am no good under pressure. so, i'll see y'all mamas soon.
No Public Schools for the Obamas, from the WSJ
Michelle and Barack Obama have settled on a Washington, D.C., school for their daughters, and you will not be surprised to learn it is not a public institution. Malia, age 10, and seven-year-old Sasha will attend the Sidwell Friends School, the private academy that educates the children of much of Washington's elite...
Mr. Obama says he opposes such vouchers, because "although it might benefit some kids at the top, what you're going to do is leave a lot of kids at the bottom." The example of his own children refutes that: The current system offers plenty of choice to kids "at the top" while abandoning those at the bottom.
shamelessly snagged from TS @ video meliora