The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Rule Five Sunday: Good Night, Sweet Princess

— compiled by Wombat-socho It gives me no pleasure to inform those of you not already aware that Verna Bloom, who played Dean Wormer’s frustrated wife Marion in Animal House, is dead at the age of 80. She also appeared in Clint Eastwood’s High Plains Drifter and played Mary the Mother of God in <em>The […]

Rule Five Tuesday

— compiled by Wombat-socho Running way behind and pressed for time, so no appetizer this week. Ninety Miles From Tyranny: Hot Pick Of The Late Night, The 90 Miles Mystery Box Episode #489, Morning Mistress, and Girls With Guns. Animal Magnetism: Rule Five Socialist Sweden Friday and a rare Saturday Blondepocalypse. EBL: Medici The Magnificent,  […]

Rule 5 Monday: Michelle Dockery

— compiled by Wombat-socho I have a lot of friends who all think Terry Pratchett was God’s gift to the fantasy genre, but with a couple of exceptions I just haven’t gotten around to reading his books or watching the various movies & TV shows made from them. Until last night, when I spent a […]

Rule 5 Sunday: Merry Christmas!

— compiled by Wombat-socho As we all know, our friends in Japan are somewhat confused about the history and practices of Western Civilization, and nowhere is this more evident than in anime, manga, and video games. For example, in the tremendously popular phone game Fate/Grand Order, many historical figures have been recreated as Heroic Spirits, […]

Rule 5 Sunday: Eliza Dushku

— compiled by Wombat-socho I first became aware of Eliza Dushku (as I suspect most people did) from her portrayal of the “bad girl” Faith on Buffy The Vampire Slayer and its spinoff series Angel; I was aware that she’d gone on to other roles in other Joss Whedon shows like Dollhouse and Tru Calling, […]

Rule 5 Sunday: Babe In Toyland

— compiled by Wombat-socho Today I learned that one of my favorite Christmas movies, Laurel & Hardy’s Babes In Toyland, had been remade in 1961 with Ray Bolger, Annette Funicello, and Tommy Sands…and again in 1986 with Keanu Reeves (!) and Drew Barrymore, though the last one sounds like the scriptwriter got the plot confused […]

Rule 5 Sunday: Happy Hanukkah!

— compiled by Wombat-socho We used to have a saying in the Cold War Army that certain women were so hot they made fatigues look good, and I don’t think there’s any doubt that former IDF soldier Gal Gadot, better known these days as the actress who plays Wonder Woman, is one of those women. […]

Rule 5 Sunday: Roll Tide!

— compiled by Wombat-socho My original intention for this week was to go with a Thanksgiving theme, but much like John Madden’s mutant turkeys, all the pics I could find had too much leg and not enough breasts…fortunately, the Crimson Tide crushed Auburn in the Iron Bowl yesterday, which meant I had a backup plan. […]

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