MyNewPlaidPants' recent/delightful appreciation of the hunka John Gavin is worth your delectation. And, along those lines, you should really know about Square Hippies, a site I've come to quite enjoy over the last few months. It's devoted to the very simple pleasures of shirtless male celebrities.
___ Item 2: BE BOOTYLICIOUS.
A (w)hole new meaning (totally nsfw).
via Plushie Schwartz___ Item 3: BE PART OF THE FUTURE OF FASHION.
MrStinky's niece is a finalist in some Tommy Hilfiger fashion contest that I don't entirely understand. What I do understand is that (a) it's a great prize and (b) she's a great kid and (c) the winner is determined by a popular vote. So, lovely reader, do check out the contestants and, if you are at all inclined, please consider clicking your support for Contestant #1. You can vote once a day, so do vote early and vote often.
___ Item 4: BE GRATEFUL FOR SMALL FAVORS.
Everytime the American Idol humiliations (aka auditions) run on television, I give a private prayer of thanks that the program wasn't around when I was a teen. I can just see myself showing up to give a really sincere but truly awful audition and then tossing just enough drama to capture the editor's eye. I was, shall we say, somewhat intense as a highschooler. And this account of "The High School Tony Awards" brings all that cringe-tasticness to newly hilarious, delirious, delightful life....
___ Item 5: BE PATIENT.
The still-outstanding extra profiles (Manville, Hamilton, Tomlin, Huppert, et al) have created an embarrassing backlog, perhaps the most conspicuous casualties of my big move (into a big house with MrStinky) and my more professional obligations. I haven't forgotten these ladies, but remain uncertain about when/if I'll get to them. As such, I won't be adding to the pile by promising "overlooked" and "born in" profiles for 1949. So - FYI.
___ Item 6: BE CONTRARY.
My reaction to WALL*E -- in which I found myself impressed but unmoved and unsettled (for all sorts of reasons aside from what the filmmakers seemed to intend) -- seems to have established me as something of a naysaying curmudgeonly iconoclast. Am I really all alone in my frustration with the basic conservatism of this often admirable picture? (Then, again, I might be just a freak. I basically liked The Happening, after all.) But I don't try to be a contrarian, and I don't especially enjoy it when it happens. But happen it does. Which makes me wonder: which movies generally acclaimed/reviled films have inspired your most intransigent contrarianism? Which performers/performances? Please do share your thoughts in comments.
Have at it, lovelies...