Aug 272009
 
  • Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy has died at 77.  It will surprise no one who knows me that Kennedy was hardly one of my favorite people, and I’m not sorry his legislative voice is silent.  Nevertheless, he has indeed been around a very long time.  This is my favorite thing about him that I’ve read since his death.  God be with his family.  RIP.
  • I’m sorry, but the Porsche Panamera looks like King Kong stepped on a Cayenne to me.  Very disappointing, Stuttgart.  I think your allegiance to a 911ish rear was horribly misguided.  If you’re in the market for a hoity-toity $100K sedan, the Maserati Quattroporte is way sexier.
  • The boys got FluMisted yesterday.  Of course, this year there is the whole H1N1 swine flu factor, the vaccine for which is supposed to be available in another couple of months.  It’s two shots.  The whole thing still feels more than a tad hysterical to me.
  • As of this month, Hardbodies is on DVD.  I never thought I’d see the day.  I appreciate great trash, which this is.  It’s not Reform School Girls, but Hardbodies might be my ’80s runner-up for such.  Now give me the Canadian sleazefest Goin’ All the Way on DVD, and I think I shan’t have any more such wants.
  • I didn’t remember Hardbodies 2, but there it is on the DVD.  I think I won’t watch it.  There’s a big difference between an anorexically thin plot awash in skin and remembered fondly from 13 years old, and one experienced for the first time at 38.
  • We Are Doomed:  Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism, by one of my favorite opinion journalists, comes out next month.  I’ve already got an autographed copy lined up.  Envy me.
  • After extensive research, I had to veto G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra for Nathan.  He’s sad, and I really do hate like hell to be the heavy, but my decision is final.  I want to be his friend, but I have to be his daddy.
  • Week from the day after tomorrow!

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  6 Responses to “Thursday miscellanea #51”

  1. Good call on the GI Joe veto. It looks like utter crap. Get him a copy of the old cartoon on DVD and let him have fun with that. Thundercats can only be next.

    BTW, my boys are enjoying Pinky and the Brain on DVD in the car trips.

  2. ZOMG! I can’t wait for football season. I’ve become a tad twitchy. I even re-upped satellite radio to ensure coverage of any SEC game I wish to hear, because we’ve got several fall travel weekends sans tv in the car.

  3. Bring on football season! Can’t wait!

    Flumisted already?! Hmmm…might need to check with my kids’ doc about that especially now that they’re both in high school and can’t afford to get sick.

  4. Go DAWGS!!! Football Football Football!!!

    And on the H1N1 front: http://distractible.org/2009/08/26/hype/
    I’ve enjoyed reading Dr. Rob’s blog over the last several months … kind of a view of the health care debate from the trenches, if you will. Without political side-taking. =)

  5. Hardbodies is my one of my favorite 80’s sex movie! I’m sure it is not nearly as funny as it was back in the day. I’m still looking for the BBD.

  6. BamaDan: That’s a great idea on the cartoon series.

    ‘seester: I’ve still to this day resisted satellite radio, but if I ever cave, football is probably going to be the reason.

    azn8tive: Yes, we’re cutting edge this year. My little one certainly does prefer the mist to the needle, I’ll tell you that!

    wxchick: It’s tough for me to see you guys breaking .500 this year. Good luck.

    TommyG: You don’t look for the BBD. You sell the BBD. 🙂

    There are a few laughs that hold up. I’ve mostly enjoyed the music, and the beautiful breasts of a world that had not yet gone completely insane for implants.

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