Monday, January 03, 2011

 9 Songs
(SFW)
There's a NetFlix category STEAMY ROMANCE. Some of the titles in the category are  Murphy's Romance,  The Young Victoria, Roman Holiday, and 9 Songs.   It's my job to find movies I think MoSup will like, and this is one of the venues I mine for the chick flicks she favors (Sleeping in Seattle, etc). Over the holidays I dialed up 9 Songs. 

The film tells the modern love story set over a period of 12 months in London, England of a young couple: Matt, a British climatologist, and Lisa, an American exchange student. The story is framed in a personal review from Matt's perspective when he is working in Antarctica. Their main common interest is a passion for live music and they frequently attend rock concerts together; the film depicts the couple, or Matt alone, watching nine songs at Brixton Academy and other concert venues. It also shows their weekend getaway into the countryside, and their travels around London. Lisa brings their short and intense relationship to an end at Christmas time when she returns home to America.

 So I'm watching, and it doesn't take long for me to notice that this really is steamy.  And then really really steamy. And then HFS steamy.  It is in fact ... well, allow me to quote from Wikipedia:

According to The Guardian, 9 Songs was the most sexually explicit mainstream film to date, largely because it includes several scenes of real sex between the two lead actors. Margo Stilley's role is highly unusual in that she had unsimulated and very graphic sex with her co-star Kieran O'Brien, including genital fondling, masturbation with and without a vibrator, penetrative vaginal sex, cunnilingus and fellatio. During a scene in which Stilley masturbates his penis with her hand after performing fellatio on him, he became the only actor who has been shown ejaculating in a mainstream, UK-produced feature. In the interest of sexual health and to avoid any possible pregnancy, O'Brien wore a condom on his erect penis during the vaginal sex but not while receiving oral sex.

Yes, it's porn, but it's also a chick flick. Kieran O'Brien had a role in Band of Brothers, and Margo Stilley is girl next door; no tats, no piercings. I actually wound up caring about these two.  If Mo Sup  ever expressed a desire to watch porn (for the first time), it would be this one I'd suggest.  But I won't. I'll just say, "this looked promisng, do you want to give it a go?"  Without the steamy sex it's only 3½ (out of 5) stars. I gave it 9. 


The Kiss of Death

The Lindsay Graham Kiss of Death
                                
                             Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday
                            he thinks Mitt Romney is the party’s
                                  leading potential presidential
                               candidate for 2012.

                  

                                        
                                                                            





Caption Mededvev

CAPTION

Birth of Tea Bags

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How about ass-sucking canker-blossom?

Schwarzenegger Exits, Legacy Vague
No it's not

Kennedy on Kennedy

Today's QOTD

JOHN HENDREN, ABC: The sun has set on the Kennedy era. When Congress reconvenes next week, it will be the first time in 64 years that there has not been a Kennedy in office.

KATHLEEN KENNEDY TOWNSEND:
I think it's sad. I think that we need a Kennedy.
Boned Jello
Runners-up

Ha! I was the other guy!

LIFE

Ha! I was the other guy!

blah blah blah and then you die

The Obamunist Threat

2010: The Year the Internet Went to War

Regulatory fiat is the unilateral taking of legislative power by a regulatory agency that cannot legally exercise that power according to the Constitution. This new theory of progressive governance, which contradicts progressive rhetoric about “democracy”, is based on the ideas of Constitutional relativism which see the Constitution as a “responsive” document in which present meanings and definitions of words, and not the original intent, are the driving force.   [The Freedomist]

Via the Pitchfork Chronicles

This WIRED article missed the late breaking news about the UN  voting to staff a working group on the future of the Internet Governance Forum -- an important theater of discussion on matters of cyberspace -- by governments alone. It does however capture the Obamunist efforts along the same lines.  Which would be controlling what's said, and who says it.  Here's a few examples:

BUT WAIT!  DECEMBER 2010

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to federal appeals court: EFF-YOU!  Imposes net neutrality by fiat. Only one blog hangs him.
  ... an April federal appeals court decision that said the Federal Communications Commission had no power to enforce its principles of net neutrality, absent congressional authority. The ruling, by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, came after Comcast appealed an FCC reprimand for having sabotaged its customers’ BitTorrent traffic.
Regulatory fiat is the unilateral taking of legislative power by a regulatory agency that cannot legally exercise that power according to the Constitution. This new theory of progressive governance, which contradicts progressive rhetoric about “democracy”, is based on the ideas of Constitutional relativism which see the Constitution as a “responsive” document in which present meanings and definitions of words, and not the original intent, are the driving force.
Ol' Blue Lips
Most important, the year 2010 witnessed a major milestone in a long-simmering fight for e-mail privacy.

The Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declared that the Fourth Amendment, regardless of what the 1986 Stored Communications Act said, protected Americans’ e-mail. It was one, all-too-rare case of rebuking the cliché that the law does not keep up with technology.
BUT WAIT!

The Barack Obama administration fought against the ruling. The decision, if it withstands Supreme Court scrutiny, means the authorities need a court warrant to access e-mail from mail providers.
I wanted to thrown in here a reminder that the EPA Moved to Unilaterally Impose Carbon Caps, but it was more than I can stand right now.  Sorry.  

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