Sunday, July 29, 2012

Michelle Jenneke

In honor of the Olympics, which are currently taking place in London, Clean Sheets and Dirty Girls presents  the lovely hurdler Michelle Jenneke: 

Hi, Everybody!

So Michelle, I hear you dance before you race.  
Any chance you want to do that dance right now?

C'mon, you know you want to.

We're off to a good start.

Wow, there's even a little hop at the end of your dance- cute.

Someone should tell her to get down from there.

If you're going to draw attention to yourself, you better be good
at what you do...

...because people will judge you if you fail just like it appears 
that girl in the green shirt on the left is doing at this moment.  
So, Michelle, are you any good?

(Security guard enjoying his view of the starting line)

Not bad for Michelle so far

Especially since this is clearly not easy to do

But it looks like...

 ...she's pretty good at this.

If you hit the hurdle button this early in the second 
level of Contra, your guy would be flashing right now.

Anybody here?

Guess not


Victory Lap!!

She's attractive even when she's blurry.

C'mon scientists, you're telling me that we can put a guy on the 
Moon but we can't make shorts that don't ride up?  



Looks like we're at the end *wink*

Finally, here is the entire video of Michelle Jenneke's
dance and race set to creepy strip club music

Friday, July 20, 2012

Better Enjoy Your Weekend, Part 2

Who Doesn't Like a Game About Mindless Mass Suicide?

In the latest installment of my Better Enjoy Your Weekend series comes Lemmings.  Lemmings was a game that was originally released on something that we called a 3.5" floppy disc despite the fact that it was rigid and only its predecessor the 5.25" disk was actually floppy.  I actually remember playing this game from the DOS command prompt on my first computer, a 486 my family bought in the 1990s.  I'm happy to report that through the magic of the internet the exact Lemmings game I remember from my childhood is available here.
Level 1

I suggest that if you do try to play the game, you do so on at least the "Tricky" difficulty setting because the "Fun" setting is too easy even for a guy like me who does not play a lot of video games.  Also, if you do play, be prepared for the annoying fact that after you assign a task to a lemming you will have to click on the action icon twice to select it for the next Lemming.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Throw It Out

Think About Throwing Out Some Clothes

Protip: After washing your clothing several times it will become thinner and, possibly, even see through.  The stuff that collects in the lint trap of your dryer is material that came off your clothing. 

Ladies (and guys too, I shudder to think) if you have spandex outer wear that you have been wearing for years, it might be time to think about tossing it out.  Last Saturday morning, as I was sitting in Starbucks reading the news and writing, a group of women walked in after what could only be the end of a nearby exercise class.   One woman was wearing a matching purple tank top and shorts both made from spandex that left the white triangle of her thong very obviously visible through both the shorts and the bottom of the tank top, which was pulled down over her shorts. I wonder what the people facing the front of her outfit saw.

Getting Thrown Out of Congress

Thad McCotter joins Pluto on the list of things who have been kicked out of the cool kids club.

Technically, Thad McCotter retired but it's fairly clear that had he not given up his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, he would have been thrown out of Congress because he did not actually meet the requirements to hold the office.  The New York Times reports that "1,563 of the 1,830 signatures he turned in to get his name on the primary ballot were found to be fraudulent.  Only 1,000 were required."   The full New York Times story is here.  I wrote about just how inept Newt Gingrich was for not submitting enough valid signatures to get on the Republican Primary in Virginia here.  

Monday, July 9, 2012

Entertainment - Films

Netflix Movie Recommendation
Ironclad, a 2011 film starring Paul Giamatti, has more on screen violence and nudity than Braveheart and presents an look at a time in history of which I was previously unaware.  The film is set in the early 13th century and King John of England (Giamatti) is pissed because he had to sign over a small amount of power to the barons of England by putting his... well.. pre-John Hancock on the Magna Carta.

The Sword is Actually Bigger in the Movie

Here are some of the comments I made while watching this film for the first time:
  • “Do the other side too just so they match” I said just before the drunk gets the wound on his shoulder cauterized.
  • "Ye olde scrolls for sale! Ye olde scrolls for sale! Oh, is this not the renaissance faire?" I said when I caught a glace of the camp of King John's army.
  • "Iron wool!" I exclaimed when the film shows the heroic Templar Knight sharpening his sword.
Maybe you had to be there.

In any event, I highly recommend Ironclad to anyone who enjoys a bloody sword slashing movie.

The only downside to the movie is that it isn't a big budget film and I think it runs about 15 minutes too long.  I would have liked to have some of the "that-person-is-lying-on-the-ground-and-not-moving-so-they-must-be-dead... oh-wait-they're-still-alive, yay!" moments and other tropes to have been cut.

Here is the link to where you can watch Ironclad instantly if you're hooked up with the whole Netflix streaming thing.

Overheard Conversation
"I tape it (Say Yes to the Dress) and watch it in the morning."

Really?  Can you even still buy blank VHS tapes in the age of TiVo and the DVR?

VHS tapes are so old I don't even know how to draw them anymore.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth of July

Today We Celebrate Our Independence Day

This time it really does make sense to watch this video, I promise:

Skip to 1:02, if you like

Stirring, emotional and for the first time in the history of this blog, this video is being used on an appropriate date.

This video made me laugh.  I suppose it sort of has fireworks in it, which makes it relevant today:

Do You Believe in Magic?

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Happy Voting Mexico!

Tengo el Gato en Mis Pantalones*

Today Mexico votes for the person that will represent them for the next six years.

Since the United States already flies drones over Mexico, do the Mexicans really control their own country?