The Daily F Bomb, Monday 1/14

by: Floja Roja

Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 10:00:30 AM EST



Happy Monday, Bombers. Call me superficial, but I am recovering from Golden Globe Mania from last night (and I haven't seen any of the films and few of the TV shows). What I found most amusing was everyone in my Twitter feed who tweets nonstop about football being amazed that anyone could care about an awards show! To tell the truth, I had little intention of watching the show, but the best hosts ever turned out to be Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. And Bill Clinton presented "Lincoln" and Jodie Foster came out officially. Interesting night!

So pardon me if all the questions relate to the show. ;-P

What's worse, pale white girls in flesh toned dresses or should-be pale white girls with spray on Boehner tans? Do you secretly wish that one of the actresses wearing a fishtail dress will topple over while going up to get her award? Is Quentin Tarantino an asshole or a talented asshole? For those who watched, what was the worst dress? Should men feel cheated for having to wear the same uniform at all these shows? What was the best dress? What was the best joke?

Almost all of the tweets relate to the show, too:

Now for the history lesson!

Floja Roja :: The Daily F Bomb, Monday 1/14
On This Day

In 1784, the United States ratified a peace treaty with England that ended the Revolutionary War.

In 1954, Baseball player Joe Dimaggio and actress Marilyn Monroe were married at San Francisco City Hall.

In 1963, George Wallace was sworn in as governor of Alabama with a pledge of "segregation forever."

In 1952, The Today Show debuted on NBC with host Dave Garroway.

In 1967, an event called The Human Be-In took place in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, which is said by some to have been the start of the Summer of Love.

In 1978, British punk band The Sex Pistols played their final gig (at Winterland in San Francisco) and broke up. I witnessed the show, but not the break up. ;-)

In 2005, Army Specialist Charles Graner Jr., the reputed ringleader of the  rogue guards at the Abu Ghraib prison, was convicted at Fort Hood, Texas, of abusing Iraqi detainees. He was later sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Born on This Day

1684 - Jean-Baptiste van Loo, French painter (d. 1745)

Alexander received his copy of 'Memory of Light,' but was not yet ready to start reading it.

1741 - Benedict Arnold, American/British general (d. 1801)

1780 - Henry Baldwin, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1844)

1836 - Henri Fantin-Latour, French painter (d. 1904)

The girls engaged in an energetic game of Frisbee with musical accompaniment.

1841 - Berthe Morisot, French painter (d. 1895)

Adele just realized that it was past time to get her roots touched up.

1875 - Albert Schweitzer, Alsatian physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1965)

1883 - Nina Ricci, Italian-born French fashion designer (d. 1970)

The frustrated model feels a swoon coming on.

1892 - Hal Roach, American film producer (d. 1992)

1896 - John Dos Passos, American author (d. 1970)

1901 - Bebe Daniels, American actress (d. 1971)

Her worst nightmare comes true as she is besieged by a circus clown.

1904 - Sir Cecil Beaton, English photographer (d. 1980)

His sister in a reflective moment.

1906 - William Bendix, American actor (d. 1964)

1924 - Guy Williams, American actor (d. 1989)

1938 - Allen Toussaint, American singer

1940 - Julian Bond, American civil rights activist

1941 - Faye Dunaway, American actress

1945 - Einar Hakonarson, Icelandic painter

1948 - T-Bone Burnett, American producer

1948 - Carl Weathers, American actor

1952 - Maureen Dowd, American writer

1964 - Mark Addy, British actor

1964 - Shepard Smith, American news anchor

1968 - LL Cool J, American rapper and actor

1969 - Jason Bateman, American actor

1969 - David Grohl, American drummer and composer (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Them Crooked Vultures)

1982 - Caleb Followill, American singer (Kings of Leon)

Died on This Day

1742 - Edmond Halley, English scientist (b. 1656)

1819 - Peter Pindar, English satirist (b. 1738)

1887 - Friedrich von Amerling, Austro-Hungarian painter (b. 1803)

His first order upon taking the throne was to order everyone off his lawn.

1898 - Lewis Carroll, English writer and mathematician (b. 1832)

1957 - Humphrey Bogart, American actor (b. 1899)

Sorry, kid, I'd love to go dancing, but I'm all tied up right now.

1961 - Barry Fitzgerald, Irish actor (b. 1888)

1965 - Jeanette MacDonald, American actress and singer (b. 1903)

It's true! Red Bull does give you wings!

1977 - Peter Finch, English-born actor (b. 1916)

1977 - Anaïs Nin, French author (b. 1903)

1986 - Donna Reed, American actress (b. 1921)

She's a nice lady, but the bottle of milk is too big, and the litter box is too small.

1991 - Jerry Nolan, American rock drummer (The New York Dolls) (b. 1946)

2003 - Koloman Sokol, Slovak painter (b. 1902)

2004 - Uta Hagen, American actress (b. 1919)

2004 - Ron O'Neal, American actor (b. 1937)

2006 - Shelley Winters, American actress (b. 1920)

2009 - Ricardo Montalbán, Mexican actor (b. 1920)

Today is

Ratification Day
National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
Dress Up Your Pet Day
Organize Your Home Day

This Week is

National Pizza Week
 

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It's 33 here this morning. (2.00 / 15)
I know that would be shorts and t-shirt weather for some of you, but in California it is officially cold!

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

Golden Globe mania? FR is a maniac! (2.00 / 11)


I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all. -- William O. Douglas

Is that what I think it is? (2.00 / 9)
I can't see videos at work ... wait, I have my phone...

Nope, still can't see it. Just as well, if it is what I suspect, that is an earworm I do not need.

Mania is over, it's very temporary. All my girlfriends who are into this stuff affect me - it's contagious.  

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


[ Parent ]
Sorry. Could not resist. (2.00 / 7)


I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all. -- William O. Douglas

[ Parent ]
It's 55 degrees here in central NJ. (2.00 / 9)
When I left Leicester it was only 32 degrees there.

And, because of the anniversary you mentioned, (2.00 / 10)


I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all. -- William O. Douglas

What is this "Golden Globes" you speak of? (2.00 / 11)
Thanks for the effing bomb, Floja Roja.

Back later ... unless I get motivated to Organize My Home. Should we become members of SEIU or AFL-CIO?  

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


Had never seen the walk video (2.00 / 9)
took me until halfway through to realize it was a parody of "Falling Down".  I love David Grohl.

Also I can't ever quite put my finger on just why Kings of Leon reminds me so much of Eddie and the Cruisers but I always feel like that song (which sounds like it's about an STD) should be in the movie.  



answers will be given later... (2.00 / 11)
I am on an organizing roll, can't stop now!! I completely emptied the closet in the spare bedroom and now I am re-configuring. I have decided to store all of the extra linens and pillows in it, so of course I decided to wash the pillows which means I had to wash all the bed pillows in the house too and now I have an even bigger project!  I am going to super organize everything though, and bag all the bedding sets and label them with size, etc. After that will be to sort through all of the old manuals, and then tackle photos and photo albums. I'll be back when I am ready to throw it all in a large dumpster. ;)

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

Be careful, (2.00 / 10)


John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

[ Parent ]
hahahahaha!! (2.00 / 4)
I was!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
While you're at it (2.00 / 9)
please come organize the Walk-in Closet of Doom. Maybe you can figure out how to fend off one monstrous large one eyed cat and two determined and inquisitive kittens AND organize it at the same time.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
mine too! (2.00 / 4)
For me, closets are for throwing junk in when you can't find anyplace else to store them.  

[ Parent ]
For me (2.00 / 4)
the closet it where I put things I want to keep away from the cats.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
OK, you can be after FR. (2.00 / 3)
Although I am still not done, I emptied it and put some stuff back and have a small ebay pile and a good sized goodwill pile. Onward tomorrow!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Yes, I thought we already (2.00 / 3)
decided you were next. Be patient!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
You have extra linens and pillows? (2.00 / 10)
For some reason that's one I never have enough of.  I remember overflowing with linens at my mom's house but for some reason we wear out our sheets years beyond when they should be tossed.  I like nice sheets though and can't bring myself to spend money on them.  

[ Parent ]
Have you tried stealing them? (2.00 / 7)
;-)

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
Well when you guys came (2.00 / 3)
I got about 4 sets I think, and I have a few twin size from the kids rooms. I did actually wear mine out until it ripped and had to get a new set. King is pricey, and I am the exact same way. I want nice or nothin'!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
You would have been proud of me yesterday (2.00 / 7)
I took a stab at organizing the pantry.  At least I moved everything around and grouped stuff together so now you can see everything and stuff I don't ever use is really out of way and stuff I need is up close.  I even threw out some of the old stuff, but I know there is lots of really old stuff in there that should also be tossed.  

Baby steps.


[ Parent ]
Baby steps is key! (2.00 / 3)
I am very proud of you! Is there anything left pre 2000?  ;)

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
I hope not (2.00 / 3)
But I can't be certain about some of those spices.  

Does pasta go bad?


[ Parent ]
Uh, (2.00 / 2)
I am going to say yeah on the pasta.  The spices will be very blah f they are old. You know what they say, when in doubt throw it out, and that goes for people too!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Martha Stewart, (2.00 / 8)
is that you?

Even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas. -- Anonymous

[ Parent ]
Martha would have slapped me. (2.00 / 4)
I didn't even print out the labels for the sheet sets, I just wrote full, twin, etc. with a sharpie on strips of construction paper.  The shame!!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
OK, now you are just scaring me (2.00 / 4)


[ Parent ]
I know. (2.00 / 4)
I can't believe how I am slipping. a couple of years ago this never would have happened.

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
Mrs. ItSCS went through the (2.00 / 5)
Garage of Doom this weekend.  When we moved about 11 months ago, many of the ornamental owls (which was a collection started by my mother) seemed to get lost.  I had peridically looked through the boxes there to no result.  Wife found them and they will soon be back on display.

I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all. -- William O. Douglas

[ Parent ]
YOU? (2.00 / 4)
Displaying OWLS?

Does Hedwig know about this?

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


[ Parent ]
I believe that one of the displays *is* Hedwig! (2.00 / 4)


Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
That sounds nightmarish! (2.00 / 4)


One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
I would worry about all the noise in the middle of the night (2.00 / 4)
coming from music videos in the dead threads. Owls can't be trusted to stay out of trouble when you are not looking.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
Eeeep! (2.00 / 4)
So that explains his frequent absences....  

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
!!!!!!! (2.00 / 4)
Owls????

!!!!!!!!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


[ Parent ]
They are figurines. (2.00 / 3)
Photobucket

I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all. -- William O. Douglas

[ Parent ]
Awwww, those are so cute!! (2.00 / 3)
Now we know who started this whole owl trend, it was YOU!!!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

[ Parent ]
I didn't watch the GG, I didn't watch football (2.00 / 9)
I basically never watch TV. Perhaps 20 hours a year or something like that.  

"Most people worry about their own bellies and other people's souls when we all ought to worry about our own souls and others' bellies" Israel Salanter

For once the free version of hulu has a purpose. (2.00 / 10)
When a pie fest erupted on another blog over Foster's speech, I wandered off to hulu. They had the whole thing (by all means check it out), plus Fey and Pohler's intro and many of the acceptance speeches, all boiled down to the fifteen minutes I am willing to give it.


Why were they pie-fighting? (2.00 / 7)
Over whether she was drunk or whether she came out?

Fey and Poehler were the best part.  

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


[ Parent ]
I thought someone said (2.00 / 8)
she'd come out years ago. But, whatever, I guess. I didn't watch the thing.

Even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas. -- Anonymous

[ Parent ]
I don't think it was ever official. (2.00 / 5)
She stopped keeping it secret, but never announced it.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
She was out to her friends, her family, her coworkers, and employers (2.00 / 6)
Why the hell does anyone else think she should have an obligation to come out to each and every person in this country?  It's really none of our business.  

[ Parent ]
That's one of my recent observations. (2.00 / 6)
I have tired of hearing folks say "s/he needs to come out of the closet".

Why?

It's kinda like saying "I'm OK with teh gayz, as long as I know who they are..."

Pink triangle badge, anyone?

On the lake in Ontario we lived during the last decade the population was/is overwhelmingly White (yes, capitalized). There was one black family...

...and everyone knew where they lived.

"I'm fine with it..."  Gosh, I'm sure that will make them very happy, knowing you are OK with them.

When we were selling our place, several friends mentioned that they had heard a Korean family was looking at it. "[caveat about how tolerant I am], but I wonder if they will be comfortable with [blah blah, denial is not just a river in egypt]"

We have gone through a period where it has helped immensely for people to "come out" (as if 'straight people' even exist, but don't get me started). Everyone now has a friend or family member they know is gay, and so it is harder for them to maintain their prejudices. We all owe those folks our thanks, because it has been rude as hell for the rest of us to invade their privacy in the first place.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


[ Parent ]
This soldier, (2.00 / 5)
deserves those thanks in spades.

Not only does he provide another proof for all those terrified of their own homo-erotic thoughts afraid of gay people to help them get over it, but his father shoots down the sterotype of those rotten southern redneck dads.

I'd like to give both these guys a hug.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


[ Parent ]
Just a little bit, eh? (2.00 / 3)
Chokes me up no end.

I love the way his dad laughs at a few points, like when his son says, "You can tell Mom". :~)

There is no end to the value we all get by understanding each other. From the perspective of the "side" represented by Moose we see it as a great thing that this young man acts as an example to those who would hate him, gives them someone they can relate to. But his father is no less an important example to Moose and those of similar political leanings.

Is the father in this video Pro Life, Pro Gun...? If so, does that make him any less an obviously loving father? Does it diminish his humanity, earn him our derision?

No, also in spades.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


[ Parent ]
I tried believe me to point this out. (2.00 / 3)
Her life, not mine, not anyone eles's.

[ Parent ]
To some people, she didn't come out enough, basicly. (2.00 / 8)
Or clearly enough, or forcefully enough. Some people are never satisfied. And yes, she hasn't been in for a long time, much like Anderson Cooper.

But they were arguing over a very poor video that had lots of sound problems. When you see clear footage it is different. That was my first impression too, she was drunk on her ass. Not sure if she and Mel Gibson are the best influences for each other.


[ Parent ]
"she didn't come out enough". Sigh. Just sigh. (2.00 / 7)


Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


[ Parent ]
Leave Sarah Palin aloooooooone!! (2.00 / 6)
   The fake Sarah Palin has now won more stuff than the real Sarah Palin.
   - Ben Greenman (@bengreenman) January 14, 2013

Actually, I wish there were an expiration date on celebrity but I guess as long as people are playing Trivial Pursuit she will be the answer to something.

And yes to that litter box being too small ... the cat cannot be faulted for wanting no part of that household.

Off to read last week's F Bombs. On the Internet, you are never really late.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


Oh for the days (2.00 / 4)
when there really was only 15 minutes of fame.

I blame "Reality" TV.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


[ Parent ]
busy day today (2.00 / 5)
I don't know if Tarantino is an asshole, but I just don't get his movies. I've watched Pulp Fiction- meh, Desperado and the sequel- better than meh but not much, and saw bits of Kill Bill- gah. Violence just isn't my thing, I suppose, even if it's supposed to be funny.  

I got violently upset when I walked into the middle of Reservoir Dogs (2.00 / 5)
I didn't get it, at all.

I love his movies now, though. They are riffs on riffs, jokes on common culture. The violence is just a frame and mechanism.

But, yeah, if violence is disturbing to you they won't work. Donna hates them. ;~)

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


[ Parent ]
Tarantino does nothing at all for me. (2.00 / 5)
Mildly repulsive, if anything. With the one exception of Jackie Brown, which I love. Then again, I have never cared for anything of Spielberg's except Empire of the Sun.

[ Parent ]
I hated what he did to Empire of the Sun (2.00 / 5)
because I loved the book, and it was not remotely sentimental, and everything Spielberg does is sentimental.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
I can well understand your pov. EotS is one of Ballard's (2.00 / 4)
I hadn't read or perhaps I might have shared your distaste. These things are relative; most people I recommend the movie to find it too dystopian.  

[ Parent ]
Movie feature? Movie Moose Monday? (2.00 / 2)
Cahiers du Cinéma Alces?

[ Parent ]
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