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Happy Memorial Day – Charlotte McKinney went to Cannes

I’ve been doing this site for 10 years and we have been at war for ALL TEN OF THEM.  And that doesn’t even count the years before the site started.  That’s a long time.  And the soldiers that have to fight don’t seem to get a lot of loot, despite the fact that the military…

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Persuasive Pin-Up

Rockabilly is one of the earliest sounds of Rock and Roll blending bluegrass with rock for a classic sound. It’s also a hip alternative style using that fifties era look with a modern attitude. That’s what some anonymous artist did giving a Elvgren girl some ink. I’m not sure what the GI’s would have thought…

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Friday Nineties – Tevas

I don’t know why Tevas ever went away.  Out of the many great contributions from the 90s, sandals that didn’t fall off was one of the best ones.  You could get them wet (well, not the guy wearing socks in the banner, but in general).  You could ride on roller coasters with them.  And they…

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Game of Thrones – Demented Weddings

Game of Thrones proves once again that it’s a demented version of Bride’s magazine, one published by sadists. I half expect Sansa to put on a cat suit, a latex one from one of the weird Batman movies, and start throwing out one liners about men. Catwoman: You poor guys. Always confusing your pistols with…

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Persuasive Pin-Up

Joyce Ballantyne painted the original Coppertone girl. At one time there were hundreds of giant billboards with a mechanical Cocker Spaniel pulling down the blue swimsuit of that little blond girl with a pale bottom. Ballantyne also painted the portraits of many entertainment and sports personalities. She often said of the Coppertone Girl:  “Big deal, it’s only…

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Friday Nineties – Mary Chapin Carpenter – Passionate Kisses

I am in Nashville from now until next week so I thought I would try to dig out one of the sneaky country songs that wormed their way into pop culture’s heads.  And I don’t just mean Shania Twain and Faith Hill.  This Mary Chapin Carpenter song will dare you not to sing along to…

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B.B. King Dies at 89

Blues legend B.B. King died this morning at the age of 89 after having quite a few health problems later in life.  But he did make it to 89.  Blues people seem to live a long time overall.  Maybe bitching all the time is good for your health.  My Catholic Nana lived to her 90s…