Thursday, September 24, 2020

Bobservations

The other night we watched Hampstead, an English film about a widow who finds love with a man who lives in a shack in the park across the road. It was cute—it starred Diane Keaton—and was filmed in Hampstead Heath so it was lovely to look at but … about twenty-seven minutes in Carlos said:

“Is that Diane Keaton?”

“Yes.”

“See, I know my actresses.”

“Except you’ve been watching her for half-an-hour and you just now figured it out?”

“Well, she just put on a beret, and Diane Keaton always wears hats.”

A new piece to the puzzle … blond women who sing must be, as Carlos pronounces it, Ma-dough-nah, and every actress in a beret is Diane Keaton.

Tuxedo takes after his daddy because, as he notes, if you want to effect change: CAST A GODDAMNED VOTE! 

Even a cat gets it.

As it should be … Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be the first woman to lie in state at the US Capitol this week. Ginsburg’s casket would be placed in National Statuary Hall, where a formal ceremony will be held for invited guests only, while a separate ceremony will be held Wednesday morning at the high court for Ginsburg’s family, close friends and members of the court.

She deserves every honor this country can bestow upon her.

_____ has announced that his SCOTUS nominee will be a woman.

Blatant pandering from a man who clearly thinks women are so dumb, they will vote for him simply  because he nominates a woman to the court.

A woman who will no doubt pander to _____’s rabid evangelical, anti-choice base.


I was noting the other day that Rosa Parks, Harvey Milk and Ruth Bader Ginsburg were heroes of mine; and then I added John Lewis and Elijah Cummings.

I then realized the GOP has no heroes, well, other than Reagan who ignored the AIDS crisis, invented trickledown economics which don’t trickle down, and Iran Contra.

Yeah … no heroes.

Oh-so-hot Canadian actor Francois Arnaud, who played Cesare Borgia on Showtime’s The Borgias, has come out as bisexual via Instagram”

“I’m sure many bisexual guys feel the same and end up doing as I did: letting other people’s assumptions of straightness stand uncorrected, perhaps out of fear of oversharing. Under the guise of privacy, maybe. Probably because ‘masculinity’ is a most fragile currency … and because it’s really f**king scary to give up your privilege. … But here’s the thing, silence has the perverse effect of perpetuating those stereotypes, making bi guys invisible, and leading people to doubt that we even exist. … labels are frustrating and words, imperfect. But I’ve always considered myself bisexual. Not confused or trying to look edgy. Not disloyal. Not ashamed. [No longer] invisible.”

Welcome out, Francois. I know a lot of people don’t understand bisexuality, but we don’t need to understand it, we just need to accept it as your truth. But, you know, shallow me, when your bisexuality swings toward the male side, I’m here to lend a ‘helping’ hand.

Just sayin’.

The other day conservative author and wingnut Candace Owens claimed that Amazon employees at a shipping center damaged copies of her books that were set to be mailed out to customers.

Uh huh. Anyway, conservative and Scientology wingnut Kirstie Alley Tweeted at Owens to hold Amazon accountable and I was preparing to Tweet at Alley that maybe the people who bought the books were the ones to deal with Amazon, if in fact the story was true.

But I discovered Kirstie Alley has Blocked me. I guess she doesn’t like people who disagree with her “church” and her “politics.”

Sorry, not sorry.

Joe Biden has a new ad running. It features ______ speaking at one of his rallies, where he says:

“If I lose to him, I don’t know what I’m gonna do. I will never speak to you again. You will never see me again.”

Cut to Joe:

“I’m Joe Biden and I approve this message.”

Comedy gold!

QAnon nutbag Marjorie Taylor-Green, running for a Congressional seat in Georgia, decided to go after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter with this:

“As a blonde woman I would like to take a moment to thank Congresswoman @AOC.

She has single handily [sic] put an end to all “dumb blonde” jokes.

Blondes everywhere appreciate your service and sacrifice.”

AOC has zero fucks to give and replied like this:

“Don’t worry Mrs. Greene, I completely understand why you need to swing + miss at my intellect to make yourself feel better.

You seem to have trouble spelling your insults correctly.

Next time try 'single-handedly,' it’ll work better.

Good luck writing legislation!”

Love.Her.

And I love him … blue-eyed hottie, model and fitness trainer, Alexander Breck. I love a man who can rock a hot …and nothing else, who looks good in faux fur … and nothing else … and tighty whities …and nothing else. I’m sensing a theme here …




14 comments:

the dogs' mother said...

(Carlos) (Tuxedo)

Should be interesting next
week with the announcement
on Saturday.

take care, stay safe xoxo :-)

Mistress Maddie said...

Oh poor Carlos. How does he feel about being exposed weekly?

Got a bit teary eyed yesterday when I saw a clip of RBG'S memorial at the Courts.

How can Kirstie Alley say anything??? Does she usually have a triple sized éclair there?????

Funny you post the heroes thing. I was thinking the other day about the ones we have. And I really had to think about republican ones. You sure don't see them in history books. There must be one? *still thinking*

Thats why I LOVE AOC. She'll slap the shit out of a bitch and ask questions later.

Bob said...

@TDM
interesting is an understatement.

@MM
You should see the things I DON'T SAY! And, actually, he loves it.
AOC takes no pirsoners!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Tuxedo is right!

Raybeard said...

I saw 'Hampstead' at the cinema three years ago, rating it a near-mediocre 5.5/10. I was attracted by the presences of both Keaton and Gleason though the former seemed very much a fish-out-of-water in a non-American location, and thus for mainly that reason proved a bit of a disappointment.

I LOVE the idea of that latest Biden ad, though I've yet to actually see it. Sounds as punchy as it's possible to be. Straight to the point, no further words needed.

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Haha
Hey, to me Diane Keaton will forever be Annie Hall. Yes. I said that.
Tuxedo, wise as always....
I just learned Cheeto was booed at RBG's ceremony. Love it. He's scum.
Candace is trash. Kristie is trash. I would wear being blocked by her as a badge of honor.
Now, Arnaud id YUMMY and so is Mr. Breck. Damn, that's a handsome man...!

XOXO

Agnes Goldberg-DeWolfs said...

Yes, the coverage for Ruth Bader Ginsberg has been very moving. Still so sad. Looks like the GOP are going to ram rod aN appointee in. What a disgrace this country has become.

I think Carlos and William would be thick friends, while we dish Bob.

"And I really had to think about republican ones. You sure don't see them in history books. There must be one? *still thinking*" That Maddie cracks me up!

Kristie Ally? I hadn't heard that name in years.

anne marie in philly said...

I am certain you are all broken up about kirstie alley - NOT! bwhahahahaha!

GO AOC GO!

carlos is correct - diane always wears hats. and tuxedo is the smartest cat in the country.

well, the hot weather has come and gone, and we are STILL dealing with COVID-19. the dump was wrong.

Helen Lashbrook said...

I think Jeff Tiedrich hit the nail on the head (more nails for Deedles) with his drunk fratboy charge; you just know that the Trumposaur will find a woman who makes Bart O'Kavanagh look almost sane.

Bob said...

@Debra
He usually is, and he's getting a big head about it!

@Rabeard
I liked it for the scenery, of the town and the park, but it was a basically one-note story!

@Six
I saw _____ at the Supreme Court and when the crowd booed and shouted ... SHOUTED ... "Lock him up" he turned and walked away like a scared little rat.

@Agnes
Oh, we could dish! And MM is right, I cannot think of one heroic ReTHUGlican.

@AM
I thought it was high-larious that she blocked, but Scientologists hate to be questioned about their cult.
Tuxedo is wise beyond his years ... of any of his nine lives.

@Helen
I follow him on Twitter and he is always spot on.

uptonking said...

Loved all this. Man... Dianne Keaton is still sporting shoulder pads, too. Her 'look' is ummm... all her own. AOC rules. As usual. You ummm... you got blocked by Kirstie Alley! Wow. Does... does that mean you are famous now? I mean... are you going to get your own reality show? Because with Tux and Carlos... I think you have some fab supporting characters that will really snare you some major ratings!

Moving with Mitchell said...

Oh, Carlos. Definitely SG's little brother.

And Alexander looks exactly like our friend's son. Exactly. AND his name is also Alexander. And he's Spanish.

Dave R said...

I didn't know Diane Keaton started wearing berets again.

Reagan also claimed there was a silent majority, they still believe that.

Ah, Francois....

I saw that about Candace... Kristi?

Do you think Greene was smart enough to understand what AOC was saying?

Bob said...

@uptomking
I give Keaton props for sticking with a 'look'.
Blocked By Kirstie will be on my headstone!

@Mitchell
I need photos of your Alexander! =)

@Dave
Ah, Francois indeed. I saw an obscure movie he did where he gave us full frontal and it's pretty spectacular!