Stop Talking Like a Pirate Day (Wednesday)

Mahogany (1975)

Diana Ross, in her only filmed flesh-flash.

Diana Ross (Zipped .wmv)




Jon Stewart interviews Bill Clinton, Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3

Colbert reveals that Osama bin Laden caused Whitney to split from Bobby Brown

Colbert finishes his papier mache bust of the president

Stephen's novel sets a hypothetical record.

Colbert tells the Pope to stick with it

Colbert's "Word" advocates torture.

The Daily Show discusses Bob Novak's disapproval of their show.

The Daily Show's Jason Jones takes a look at how much safer we are without gay Arabic translators in the military. And here's Part 2 of the story.

The latest trends in Pubic Hair Fashion (Lots of nudity, not at all safe for work.)

San Diego Charger Girls: 2006-2007 Swimsuit Calendar

Tragic headline of the day: "Paris Hilton: No More Singing"

A new clip from School for Scoundrels, the new comedy starring Bad Santa and Napoleon Dynamite

Four clips from The Grudge 2

The trailer for The Prestige -

  • "From acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan ('Memento,' 'Batman Begins'), comes a mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences. From the time that they first met as young magicians on the rise, Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) were competitors. However, their friendly competition evolves into a bitter rivalry making them fierce enemies-for-life and consequently jeopardizing the lives of everyone around them. Full of twists and turns, 'The Prestige' is set against the backdrop of turn-of-the-century London, the exceptional cast includes two-time Oscar® winner Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson and David Bowie."

CNN reports on the real mystery of the Black Dahlia

My kind of theology: Is a Christian Threesome Possible?

Microscopic art by Willard Wigen

This week's movies, first blush:

  • All the King's Men, 1400 theaters, 13% positive reviews.
  • Flyboys, 2000 theaters, 17% positive reviews
  • Jackass Two, 3000 theaters, no reviews yet.
  • Fearless, 1600 theaters, 86% positive reviews
  • Feast, 200 theaters, 100% positive reviews, but all from horror genre specialty sites.

The Weekend Warrior's box office predictions for the upcoming weekend

  • Once again there are four new movies. He predicts that they will take four of the five top spots, with Gridiron Gang hanging in there at #3.
  • The only one of the four films to get the blockbuster treatment with distribution to 3000 theaters is Jackass Two, and he thinks that film will do just fine, earning $20 million and beating the next two films added together.

Pope apologizes to Rosie O'Donnell for slamming Islam

Yankee fans boo A-Rod for not being prepared to protect New York from a terrorist attack

The Swedes are really spoiling the vibe of Talk Like a Pirate Day

Mickey Hargitay, the actor and world champion bodybuilder who was married to 1950s sex siren Jayne Mansfield and whose daughter is Emmy-winning actress Mariska Hargitay, has died

Bush Accuses Saddam of Poisoning America's Spinach ... Calls Vegetables the New Front in War on Terror

Poll: In Match-up Between Hillary and Kerry, Most Democrats Would Choose Suicide

Ann Richards Eulogy: President Bush Delivers Heartfelt Remarks on the Passing of Cheap, Brassy Family Nemesis Ann Richards (WHITEHOUSE.ORG)

Letterman: Top Ten Signs Your Television Show Is Going To Be Cancelled

This is a real story: Hotel Minibar Keys Open Diebold Voting Machines

GALLUP: Bush Job Approval Up to 44% ... Highest approval rating so far this year

Government Traces E. coli Outbreak Back To Taliban

The latest Tek Jansen animated adventure




Movie Reviews:

Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe). White asterisk: expanded format. Blue asterisk: not mine. No asterisk: it probably sucks.


Hotel de Love (1996)

Hotel de Love is an unambitious Australian comedy about twin brothers, and their competition for women. Most of the film takes place at the Hotel de Love, formerly called Niagara Smalls, a popular if somewhat tacky place with elaborately-themed suites designed for honeymoons and romance. One of the brothers (Simon Bossell) is the manager, and his brother (Aden Young) works for him.

The story begins with a flashback in which both brothers are at a party, and Bossell suddenly "feels love." He turns around to see his dream girl (Saffron Burrows), and starts to walk towards her, only to be beaten to the target by his brother. He must then endure their resulting love affair, including her loss of virginity, at close range, while he is relegated to the role of friend. When she leaves for the university, they both pine for her.

The story returns to the near present with Burrows checking in to their hotel, new boyfriend in tow. The old rivalry resumes immediately, but Bossell becomes increasingly distracted by the hotel psychic  (Pippa Grandison).

IMDb readers say 6.2, which is consistent with Ebert's 2.5 and Berardinelli's 2 stars. This is a mediocre romantic comedy which is occasionally amusing and features some pretty women.


Raelee Hill, as the girl who takes Bossell's virginity, shows breasts as she strips and then jumps on top of him.









Nikki Nova from "Hotel Erotica Cabo."







Today's theme: hard horror

Christina Marsillach from Argento's "Opera"

Euro pornostar Dalila

Euro pornostar Nikki Anderson

Julia Jameson, Jenna's sister

Zora Kerova from "Cannibal ferox"

and a couple more from horror films



Dann reports on Bottom's Up:

Paris Hilton is top-billed in this 2006 direct-to-video comedy, so that should give you some idea of how bad it is. And it is.

To save his Dad's restaurant, a mid-western guy with a talent for bartending goes to Hollywood to compete in a bartender contest. He stays with his gay Uncle Earl, who works for a Hollywood exploitation TV show.

He doesn't win the contest, but through Uncle Earl, he falls in with a fast Hollywood crowd that levitates around a young heartthrob, and winds up falling for the hunk's rich spoiled-brat brainless girlfriend, a part for which Paris didn't have to act at all.

This thing is gawdawful. There is no acting, the plot is dumber than a bag of hammers, and it just plain sucks. Just watch the part from about 31 minutes in to 40 minutes in, which contains all the nudity, and forget the rest. You'll laugh, but only about how terrible it is.

Paris Hilton others





Fatwa (2006):

- Lauren Holly


- Noa Tishby



Proof (2005):

- Gwyneth Paltrow



Madame Bovary (2000):

- Frances O'Connor


Crusaders (2001)

- Barbora Bobulova



Survival Island (200?) aka Three

- Gabrielle Jourdan

- Kelly Brook





Sadie Frost, exposing her tuchus for PETA



Pat's comments in yellow...

Tuesday, after months of buzz and secrecy, Fisher-Price finally unveiled what may be the hot toy for Christmas: the new version of Tickle Me Elmo.  It's called "T.M.X. Elmo," with the "X" standing for "extreme."  The original Elmo debuted 10 years ago and giggled when its tummy was touched.  But a spokesman said this T.M.X. Elmo's technology makes it do things you won't believe until you see it.  He grows more animated with each successive tickle until he's having a laughing fit, slapping his knee, falling on the floor, rolling around and pounding the floor.

*  I haven't seen anything like that since high school, when I asked a cheerleader out.

In Sao Luiz, Brazil, a man who sells books outside a post office and keeps
his stand inside after-hours was moving it out one morning when he realized a gang of armed men was robbing the clerks.  He got so scared, he started
screaming like a girl and knocked his books onto the floor.  A witness said the robbers were so startled, they forgot they had guns and ran away.  The man didn't want his name released, but a police spokesman said, "Even though it was unintentional, he stopped the robbery.  We will give him a medal for that.  We are calling him 'The Clumsy and Scared Hero.'"

*  That's also the title they give to every Rob Schneider movie that plays in Brazil.

A Swedish political party learned a hard lesson: Internet buzz doesn't translate into success.  The Pirate Party had just three platform
planks: boost online privacy, eliminate patents and cut copyright protection down to five years.  Young people online jumped on their bandwagon, envisioning a future of unlimited music and movie downloading.  But in Tuesday's vote, it  looks as if they not only won't win any power, the Pirate Party likely fell short of the 1 percent required to get state assistance with
election expenses.  Ironically, election day was also "Talk Like A Pirate" Day.

*  Their fans were too busy illegally downloading "Snakes on a  Plane" to go vote.

London's Daily Mail claims that Paramount ditched Tom Cruise for "committing career suicide" and costing them too much money, but they want to keep the "Mission: Impossible" franchise going with Brad Pitt replacing Cruise.  The tabloid says the studio is offering Pitt $39.5 million, which would make him the highest-paid star in history.  As for Cruise's character, the script would reportedly dispose of him with a brief mention that he retired to live a safe life with his new wife.

*  Yeah, get someone who works cheap and doesn't have a weird private life ...  like Brad Pitt!