FURRY FRIDAY: Man’s Best Friend, Part Two

There are a lot of fans out there of furry men with their furry companions—the canine kind! Hey, I can understand that! I love a dog so much. Two ever more. So since the doggies were so popular last time, here we go again. Let me know which ones you like! Don’t forget to vote, and remember you can vote for more than one!  Continue reading

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FURRY FRIDAY: Man’s Best Friend, Part One

In honor of the newest member of our family, this week’s Furry Friday is dedicated to man’s best friend. His beard. Ooops! I mean, his dog. Or dogs. In our case, a bearded man’s dog/s. I found enough wonderful men and their faithful companions that I bet this one can go a good two or three weeks. What do you think of that idea?

And what do you think of the men below…and their dogs?

Don’t forget to vote! Continue reading

🍀🍀 St Patrick’s Day in KC: Shamrocks and Shenanigans 🍀🍀

Shamrocks and Shenanigans…

That is the theme this year of Kansas City’s huge St. Patrick’s Day parade. Not sure what that means, but I’m sure it isn’t quite as drunken as it might sounds (although we do tend to party today).

Several years ago a good friend of mine convinced me to head downtown with him to watch my first KC St Pat’s parade and I had a wonderful time. Life changes, friendships some times fade, but for years I kept going, even if Continue reading

MY ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE BEGINS

For those of you that know one of my big “things,” I dearly love the Oscars. Growing up and well in to my thirties, they pissed me off. Oh, did they! I would get so *mad* when the movies I loved were ignored, or when they did get nominated, didn’t win.

However, the more I studied film, and made it a cause to see all the nominated films–at least for the six major awards–I got surprised. In most cases, I began to see that Continue reading

CHRISTMAS SHOES: WINNER OF THE WORST HOLIDAY SONG IN HUMAN HISTORY

A quick note from Wikipedia FOLLOWED by the story of how it came to be….

“The Christmas Shoes” is a Christmas-themed song by the Christian vocal group NewSong. The song was released through Benson Records as a bonus track on their 2000 album Sheltering Tree. It reached No. 31 on the BillboardHot Country Songs chart. “The Christmas Shoes” spent one week at No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart and No. 42 on the Hot 100 chart.

I found many many websites the revile this song. At TODAY for instance, Jennifer Rutherford, a California collector of terrible holiday songs says, “(The) audience (for ‘Christmas Shoes’) is intended to actually like it and find it touching. However, in most people it provokes a divine rage, gasps of horror, and a brilliant rant by Patton Oswalt. Bad tacky is like finding syrupy angel statues in a country store. You’re supposed to find it cute and enjoyable, but all you feel is nausea.” And at the site JEZEBEL, after weeks worth of toiling and thousands of votes, Christmas Shoes was the “audio blight [that] deserves the title of Worst Christmas Song of All Time! “This song is a zit on the nape of Christmas’s neck.” E! News published an essay called “5 Reasons “Christmas Shoes” Is the Worst Song Ever Written.”

AND NOW THE STORY OF HOW IT CAME TO BE. The names have been changed to protect the guilty (and to help keep me from getting sued):

One morning while three DJs were deciding what to do about the coming holiday…. Continue reading

FURRY FRIDAY: Doctors, Nurses and Other Medical Men

So, in honor of me being stuck in the hospital—and surviving a heart attack!!—this Furry Friday is for all those sexy, beautiful, bearded medical professionals. Most of these are real too, but I wouldn’t be surprised if there is at least one model or actor who has “slipped in” there. But hey! This is all about the fantasy anyway, right? So open up and say….Awwwwww…!   Continue reading