Tuesday, December 6, 2016

From St. Nick To Eartha Kitt In One Fell Swoop Across 18 Centuries

Something goes off inside my head every year at this time and this year is no different.

Two years ago, I wondered about the disconnection between St. Nicholas gift-giving and Christmas. Chip Ahoy provided some answers in the comments to that post. This year, reading about the Saint, I learned what may be the origin of the chimney and stockings tradition. I quote Wiki at length:

In his most famous exploit, Nicholas aided a poor man who had three daughters, but could not afford a proper dowry for them. This meant that they would remain unmarried and probably, in absence of any other possible employment, would have to become prostitutes. Even if they did not, unmarried maidens in those days would have been assumed as being a prostitute. Hearing of the girls' plight, Nicholas decided to help them, but being too modest to help the family in public (or to save them the humiliation of accepting charity), he went to the house under the cover of night and threw three purses (one for each daughter) filled with gold coins through the window opening into the house. 
One version has him throwing one purse for three consecutive nights. Another has him throwing the purses over a period of three years, each time the night before one of the daughters comes of age. Invariably, the third time the father lies in wait, trying to discover the identity of their benefactor. In one version the father confronts the saint, only to have Nicholas say it is not him he should thank, but God alone. In another version, Nicholas learns of the poor man's plan and drops the third bag down the chimney instead; a variant holds that the daughter had washed her stockings that evening and hung them over the embers to dry, and that the bag of gold fell into the stocking. link

What does this have to do with Eartha Kitt?  Ask ricpic:

ricpic said...
Santa baby, just slip a sable under the tree for me,
Been an awful good girl,
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa baby, a '54 convertible too, light blue,
I'll wait up for you dear,
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa baby, I want a yacht and really that's not a lot,
Been an angel all year,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

The immortal Eartha Kitt!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Speaking with millennial college student

Source pic is Tucker Carlson on his show patiently speaking with a college student who wants a man on his college board dismissed for speaking with Trump. But there were previous reasons too. Video here at YouTube video

Their discussion is unproductive. Nothing is learned. 

"University’s ‘Whiteness Forum’ takes ‘critical look at whiteness’"

Students at Cal State San Marcos on Thursday hosted a “Whiteness Forum” as part of a communications class they are enrolled in, setting up more than a dozen displays that highlighted what they contend is how white privilege has oppressed people of color in a variety of ways.

A “white beauty standard” display stated “we are studying the white hegemonic ideals of the beauty industry.” Another asked “who does whiteness say that you are,” noting “whiteness studies” is defined as “the study of the system of white dominion in our society with a focus on ideologies of white supremacy as collective, rather than white individuals.”

Read more via Drudge: http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/30248/

Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend.....the Original Series

Toot’s Shors Saloon, May 16, 1962(Joe DiMaggio walks into Toots Shore’s saloon, what he doesn’t know is that his ex wife Marilyn Monroe is sitting in the back)
Toots: Hey Joe, how ya doing….ah…Marilyn’s here…in the back… again ….just so you know.
Joe DiMaggio:
Toots: I don’t want no trouble Joe, not like the last time, can you try it keep it friendly. …. why don’t you just go up and say hello.(Joe walks to the back to say hello and stands in front of her table)
Marilyn: (stands up and kisses Joe on the Cheek and says in a breathy sexy voice) Hi Joe. Did you miss me? (Marilyn sits down opposite Joe, and as she does her legs are really open. She is definitely not wearing any underwear, but she does seem a little worse for wear )
Joe DiMaggio:
Toots: Of course he missed ya kid.
Marilyn: So Joe. How have you been? Have you been seeing anybody lately? I divorced Artie. That bastard. He put me in nut house. A nut house Joe.
Joe DiMaggio:
Toots: Yeah I heard about that keed. That’s a shame.
Marilyn: Everybody thinks I am crazy. I know I am just fine. It’s just that all my old friends have dropped me. Sinatra won’t return my calls. Dean Martin is nice and all but he has no time for me. Even Jack Kennedy won’t let me blow him and he would take a blow job from Helen Thomas for Christ sake and she looks like Fred Flintstone. Why does everyone hate me Joe?
Joe DiMaggio:

Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend....the Next Generation

(Outside the Yankees Locker room in Jeter's rookie year, Joe Torre and Mel Sottlemeyer come out of the Locker room and run into Derek and his date in the hallway)
Joe Torre: Hey rook. Great game.
Derek Jeter: Thank you Mr. Torre. I would like you to meet my girl Mariah. Mariah this is my manager Mr. Torre.
Mariah Carey: So nice to meet you Joe. Derek loves you. He is always saying nice things about what you are teaching him. You are very wise.
Joe Torre: Why thank you. And I want you to know that my wife Ali loves your music. She has all your albums. So where are you kids off to?
Derek Jeter: Oh we are going out for a bite to eat.
Joe Torre: Yeah me too. I think I am going over to Rao's. For some reason I feel like some Bacala. You know some old fashioned stinky bacala like my grandmother used to make. I don't know why but all of a sudden I have an urge.
Derek Jeter: I guess that is an acquired taste.
Joe Torre: Yeah it is great once in a while but you wouldn't want to eat that every night.
Derek Jeter: You know Mr. Torre you always give me something to think about. See you tomorrow.

Mimi lost a billionaire so she could bang a back up dancer!

Mariah and boytoy can’t hide their smiles at premiere party 

New York Post By Nola Ojomu, The Sun December 5, 2016 

looked absolutely smitten with dancer Bryan Tanaka as they attended her reality show viewing party on Sunday.
The 46-year-old singer and her boytoy fella were pictured sharing sweet smiles at each other as they posed for pictures at Catch in New York as they celebrated the start of the diva’s new docu-series, “Mariah’s World.”
Carey was certainly dressed to impress as she showcased her cleavage in an extremely plunging gown that clung to her famous curves.
The sheer mini dress featured a nude underlay to protect the star’s modesty while her figure was highlighted by black net detailing and diamante beading. She completed the look with black fishnet tights, a diamond necklace and sparkling heeled sandals. Her long locks were styled into glamorous curls while she wore flawlessly applied makeup and accessorized with a diamond stud and butterfly ring.
Tanaka, 33, appeared to be in great spirits as he wore a white top, black leather jacket and a gold necklace.
Carey and Tanaka recently went public with their new romance, two months after her split from billionaire fiancé James Packer.

WKRLEM: Mannequin Challenge

Everything you see is available on our website leeleesvalise.com.

Except for the fat elf.

Snowden claims two-tiered justice system

""...Petraeus pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge in 2015 for the mishandling of classified information. 
“And he shared this information not with the public for their benefit, but with his biographer and lover for personal benefit — conversations that had information, detailed information, about military special-access programs, that’s classified above top secret, conversations with the president and so on,” he added.
“He never spent a single day in jail, despite the type of classified information he exposed,” Snowden said.
Snowden has sought asylum in Moscow, as he faces felony charges in America for espionage."

Taiwan president calls Trump, media freaks out -- by Animated Taiwan News

Meals Ready to Eat

*puts marbles in mouth, lifts on sunglasses to eyes*
"What's up everybody? Welcome back to my laboratory where safety is our number one priority."
Is there any doubt why Taras Kulakov is so successful on YouTube? He likes everything. He loves everything. This is the guy you'd want to have camping with you. This is the guy you'd want at your dinner party. Everything is fantastic. Whoa. Everything awesome.

This first video has well over 5 million views. His account has over 900 videos, with 1.7 billion views collectively and he has 9 million subscribers. His net worth is 3 million dollars. His Wikipedia page.

American MRE

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Woman born without a vagina is determined to be a mom!

New York Post by Natalie Musumeci December 4,2016

A Georgia woman born without a vagina is now on a quest to become a mom.
At just 12 years old, Devan Merck was diagnosed with a rare condition called Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome, a congenital disorder that affects the reproductive tract. In Merck’s case, she was born without a vaginal canal, cervix and a malformed uterus.
Merck, now 23, underwent a hysterectomy at 13 years old, and later had reconstructive surgery, using tissue grafts to create a “man-made” vagina.
“They had to basically make a vaginal opening for me so I can have intercourse,” Merck, of Fort Benning, told Barcoft Media. “I had a thick layer of skin that covered my vaginal opening that they had to cut open and then they took skin from my bottom and placed it inside of me.”
Merck added: “I am no different — instead of having a fully functioning vagina, I have a man-made vagina.”
Growing up, dating was always a challenge, and she endured years of merciless bullying.
“Kids would call me a ‘boy’ and a ‘freak’ and boyfriends would disappear when they realized I wouldn’t have sex,” she said.
Even the boyfriend with whom she lost her virginity was cruel.
He would “call me names” and “remind me about my surgeries and how different I was — it hurt me,” she said.
She eventually found love and has been married for five years — and is planning a family.

Voter Fraud That Will Never Be Checked

(that's my handiwork, so no need to link to original)
From Power Line:
It’s hard to single out the most delicious example of the post-Trump liberal freak out, but the din about California secession has to rank high on the list. Among other obvious things, California provided Hillary Clinton with her entire margin of victory in the popular vote—without California, Trump wins the popular vote in the other 49 states handily. (Without California and the five boroughs of Manhattan, Trump’s popular vote victory starts to approach a landslide.)
Read the whole thing

Related: California has "conservatives" but they aren't who you think they are. They are the status quo. The one-party state mimics the Old South, politically. We had this discussion here: Who Are California's Conservatives. It's truer now more than ever.