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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

I'm a Year Older and So Are These Gorgeous Bitches (Oh How Pinteresting)

Last year for my birthday I wrote "I'm 35 and So Are These Hotties Born in 1977." I'm a year older, and - well, the people who were born in 1977 were still born in 1977.

But they're still some quite lovely humans, so please enjoy them.

Shakira:



Orlando Bloom:



My personal favorite Rachel Dawes, Ms. Maggie Gyllenhaal:



Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges:



Michael Fassbender:



Kal Penn:



Jonathan Rhys Meyers:




Wow, guys - you all look so good for our age!

(I lifted this birthday post idea from Alexandra O'Hurley. Her awesome erotic romance author website is Oh Alex! Go check her out - she's fun.)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Several Hours I Spent Reading Conspiracy Theory Blogs

Once upon a time, I used to host a link on this blog to Nibiru Planet X, a conspiracy theory blog. Its author, Ray Austin, contacted me and asked me if I wanted to host a link on my blog in exchange for a link on Nibiru. I put up his link, but I don't think he ever put up mine. But anyway...

Nibiru Planet X maintains a post about Illuminati symbolism in Kanye West's "Heartless" video.
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One of my Facebook friends - and I don't remember who - shared a link today to a blog called MK Culture, whose author goes by the name of Yeshua. What caught my eye about the post mentioned in the link was that it was about Lady Gaga. I'm a fan. Why, only yesterday I was moved to express my support for Mother Monster on Mandy Nicole's blog Pretty Little Endeavors, when Mandy expressed the opinion that she much preferred Madonna to Gaga. But anyway...

I ended up spending a great deal of time reading over MK Culture. Its main premise seems to be that much of pop culture is directly related to, and influenced by, something called Project MKUltra, which a Wikipedia entry defines as "a covert, illegal human research program into behavior modification run by the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) Office of Scientific Intelligence. The program began in the early 1950s, was officially sanctioned in 1953, was reduced in scope in 1964, further curtailed in 1967 and finally halted in 1973." Yeshua contends, however, that it still goes on, and that young pop stars all show signs of having been indoctrinated into a specific mind control program. 
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Yeshua has a large number of posts related to Lady Gaga, dating back to 2009. One titled "Just Dance" also makes reference to Madonna, Beyonce, Rihanna, Ciara, Britney Spears and Janet Jackson, among other pop cultural phenomena. Across several blog posts, Yeshua contends that the on-stage or on-record alternate personalities represented by pop stars (Beyonce's Sasha Fierce, Janet Jackson's Damita Jo, Madonna's Dita) actually represent alternate personalities caused by intentional personality-splitting through ritualistic abuse. 
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It was an odd thing to read - and, like a supermarket tabloid, it was far too odd, disturbing and intriguing to stop reading. Here are a few highlights of the blog, in chronological order:

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I notice a lot of these female pop stars are people whose names are already listed in my tags, women I've already blogged about. What does this say about me? 

Branching off from Yeshua's blog, I read this intriguing post about the symbolism in The Prestige (the movie that caused me to fall in love with Christian Bale). Then I explored the blog Invoking Mother Spirit. Some interesting stuff there, too, such as: Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse all died on the eve of major awards shows. To my chagrin, it didn't actually have much to do with mother spirit. I love my goddess symbolism, not because I belong to the Illuminati (or want to) but because I'm a witch. That's my spirituality. 

I'm not saying I agree or disagree with any of the theories presented in the posts I read. They were just something that caught my interest today. 

Friday, May 25, 2012

Yes, I Finished 'Fifty Shades of Grey.' No, I'm Not Reviewing It (Yet)


Last night I finished the last 120 pages of the first book in E.L. James' Fifty Shades trilogy. I desperately want to review it, BUT not until after I've read further into my other recent Barnes and Noble purchase: Beyond Heaving Bosoms: The Smart Bitches' Guide to Romance Novels. I have ideas about literary loss of virginity and other things that I think Sarah Wendell and Candy Tan can contribute to in a meaningful (and fun) way. So I'm even withholding a star rating on GoodReads until I can get all my thoughts together.

(FYI, the paperback's cheaper than the Kindle edition.) 

But without that review to share, I have a little bit of blogger's block. (Kind of - I have lots to share on Memorial Day.) So instead I'm stealing this chick's idea, which comes to me through creeping around ThePurpleJunkie's Tumblr. The first 20 songs in my phone, no matter how much they may embarrass me. This is my soul laid bare in musical format.

1. Nelly Furtado, "I'm Like a Bird"

2. Weezer, "Say It Ain't So"

3. Enrique Iglesias, "Bailamos"

4. Billie Holiday, "Willow Weep For Me"

5. Josh Turner, "Firecracker"

6. Zwan, "Honestly"

The name of this Zwan album is an ancient title for the mother-goddess

7. Santana, "Game of Love"

8. Melissa Etheridge, "Refugee"

9. Shonen Knife, "Burning Farm" ~ great Beltane song, btw

10. U2, "So Cruel"

11. Duran Duran, "I Don't Want Your Love" 

12. Puddle of Mud, "She Fucking Hates Me"

13. Shakira, "Suerte"  ~ yes, I know all the Spanish lyrics

14. Maroon 5, "Wake Up Call" ~ Christian Grey and Ana Steele could probably appreciate the Maroon 5 post Beauty Queens of Only 18 and Misery

15. The Spice Girls, "Last Time Lover"

16. Shonen Knife, "Butterfly Boy"

17. Train, "Meet Virginia"

18. Soft Cell, "Tainted Love"

19. P!nk, "Get the Party Started" ~ P!nk will be one of this year's Hanukkah Hotties 

20. Sinead O'Connor, "Regina Caeli" ~ and yes, I know the Latin lyrics ~ Catholic school, yo
NOT something they taught us in Catholic school.
So obviously, my songs haven't been updated in a good, long while. If they had, I'd be listening to "Watching You Watch Him" by Eric Hutchinson, my current song crush about a love triangle. It could be how Jose feels about watching Ana with Christian. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I'm 35, and so are these 10 hotties born in 1977

Happy birthday to me! My birthday gift to you, loyal readers, is a gallery of hotness inspired by the year of my birth, 1977.

I am completely, blatantly ripping this post off from Alexandra O'Hurley and her blog Oh Alex, except Alex was born in a different year. Thanks, Alex, for the inspiration. Everybody should buy your books on Amazon or from their favorite retailer.



Fabulous Peeps Born in 1977:

10. John Mayer

Oh yeah, that body is a wonderland. He barely makes the list at #10 because he's still in the doghouse over his derogatory comments about women of color in a Playboy interview. He's one of those bros you shouldn't think is hot, but maybe you do.


9. Predrag "Peja" Stojaković

That Yugoslavia! Thing strikes again; I like big Serbian dudes and I cannot lie. Plus, you've gotta love Peja because of his deep commitment to children's charities, following the example of his mentor Vlade Divac.

Now that he's retired from the NBA, I believe he should be put out to stud; Peja makes beautiful babies.


8. Michael Fassbender

I first noticed him in Inglorious Basterds, and along with Eli Roth he inspired me to write Brad Pitt Is Not the Hottest Guy in Quentin Tarantino's Latest. The Internet nominates him to play the role of Christian Grey in 50 Shades of Grey.


A good Fassbender gallery comes from The Daily Hotness. A good Fassbender tweet is:

7. Chris "Ludacris" Bridges

Ludacris is another guy that when you're a feminist woman, you're not supposed to like him - but damn, this guy can lay down some irresistible beats. I especially enjoy his collaborations with Missy Elliot on "Gossip Folks" and "One Minute Man."

I love him in Crash - not the David Cronenberg film of the J.G. Ballard novel, but the other movie titled Crash. He was also a guest on The Simpsons, on which he created the greatest anti-tooth decay film ever. Dirty dirty mouth, y'all!


Luda even has his own brand of cognac - how cool is that?

Also, bisexual girls like Ludacris 'cause at first we thought he was saying, "Bi chick bad, bi chick hood/Bi chick do stuff that your chick wish she could."



6. Maggie Gyllenhaal

Yeah, yeah, I know I already sung the praises of the female Gyllenhaal sib as part of The Hanukkah Hotness, but can you ever really get enough Maggie G? Maggie and lil bro Jake rank very high on the list of Things Bisexual People Like.


Here, she's modeling for AgentProvocateur.

5. Kal Penn

New Jersey-born Kalpen Suresh Modi serves his country as Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. He's smart and sexy - that's hot. The politician and sometimes academic lecturer on Asian-American studies also goes by the stage name Kal Penn, under which he is best known as Kumar Patel of the film duo Harold & Kumar.


4. Shakira

Hips don't lie.


3. Zachary Quinto

Having had a crush on Syler on Heroes (when he wasn't cutting heads off), I based Zachary in "Innocent" on him. If I would have known he was gay, I would have made it a m/m story. Feel free to send me links to your Syler/Peter Petrelli slash.

No, really. Send them to me.


2. Orlando Bloom

Legolas. Need I say more?


1. Jonathan Rhys Meyers

He's not the guy who made out with Christian Bale in Velvet Goldmine, but who cares? He was in VELVET GOLDMINE.


A good JRM gallery is at MamaKitty Reviews.