Friday, December 30, 2011

Betty Blue ...

 The Cinema 
Betty Blue

Betty Blue Betty Blue is a 1986 French film. Its original French title is 37°2 le matin, which means "37.2°C in the Morning". (37.2°C [99°F] is the normal morning temperature of a pregnant woman.)  The film received both a BAFTA and Oscar in 1986, as well as winning a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film C├ęsar Award for Best Poster. In 1992 it was awarded the Golden Space Needle of the Seattle International Film Festival.

Betty (Dalle) and Zorg (Anglade) are passionate lovers who live in a shack on the beach. He works as a handyman who does odd jobs to pay the bills. As the film begins, they have only been dating for a week and are in a very passionate stage of their relationship.

Zorg's boss asks him to paint the 500 shacks that populate the beach—a fact that he keeps from Betty who thinks they only have to do one. She attacks the project with enthusiasm that quickly turns to anger once she learns the actual number. In response, Betty covers the boss’s car with pink paint.

During a nasty fight, Betty accidentally discovers a series of notebooks that contain a novel Zorg wrote years ago. She reads it and falls in love with him even more. She then makes it her mission in life to type every hand-written page and get it published [Wikipedia]

After watching it, I'll call it "Under the Tuscan Sun meets Million Dollar Baby."  Unfortunately,  the film is marred by a lot of full nudity   both Betty and Zorg spend much of the movie jiggling about in the altogether.  But don't let that put you off.  Bare breasts are commonplace anymore, and you can very easily pretend Betty is wearing a black Bikini bottom.  The love scenes are simulated (probably), and neither men nor women view the  gentleman's sausage as  anything erotic. So what you're left with is a pretty good film.  Instant watch on NetFlix.                   

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Dionne: GOP race may be over already...

Sunday, October 02, 2011
Prediction: Mitt will be the nominee
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I hate reading from the same page as E.J. Dionne Jr., but ... . I've always felt that Sarah Palin was the one chance we had to break the GOP establishment stranglehold on a phony-baloney nomination process. When she demurred, all was kaput.  Romney is the establishment choice; and he will be the nominee.  Yes, he is by far a better everything than Obama, but after his first term in office, there will be exactly no real change in the way things are done.  I'm pinning my hopes on secession of at least one state, or more likely, a shift in the Earth's crust that will send us all back to square one  (and San Francisco to Davy Jone's locker room).  I mean this in the nicest possible way, of course.

Man Missing

Jamie Mac is missing in action


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I'd have Corporal Major of the Guard Jack Hamillton search for him, but he's AWOL too. Last time Jamie McD went missing we found him reading the bible and ministering to  some prostitutes behing the O  Club,  Will someone check?

Alex Len


Alex Len

Okay, that's not Maryland's 7'1" freshman center from the Ukraine, Alex Len; it's Valerija Sokolova.  Both are Russian; both are beautiful.  Alex played his first college game Wednesday, and if you're a Terp fan, you are thrilled.  We began the season with a new coach, our only true point guard (Pe'Shon Howard) sitting with a broken foot, and Len sitting out the first 10 games because he'd signed a Russian pro contract (but never played). Pe'Shon is back (the Terps had a season high 19 assists Wednesday), and Len reminds me of Ralph Sampson, only meaner. And of course,  there's Terrell Stoglin.  Life is good.  I expect it will take a month or so for this team to gel, but by March—   USA USA USA!!!

Shagging Dog Story

Shagging Dog Story

Man who sexually assaulted chihuahua gets 10-year sentence
must now register as a sex offender.

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Robert Edward De Shields

It's hard to take anything California does seriously anymore, so I find this story hilarious.  The biggest problem this perpetrator faces from his prison mates is "The dog was in pain and shock" —  but alive!

  cuzzin ricky