Monday, July 31, 2017

Juicy Summer Reading

KiRKWOOD



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Quote du jour

"What if, all this time, Washington and the media have had the Russia collusion story backward? What if it wasn’t the Trump campaign playing footsie with the Vladimir Putin regime, but Democrats? The more we learn about Fusion, the more this seems a possibility..."
-Kimberley A. Strassel

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Headline du jour


KiRKWOOD



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Quote du jour

“If congress were farmers the crop would fail, the livestock would die and the weeds would be over the top of the barn.”
-Charlie Daniels

Saturday, July 29, 2017

A Little Saturday Night Music

The One on the Left is on the Right - Noel Harrison Smothers Brothers

Spider-Man Homecoming: A Movie Review, Sort Of



First, a synopsis from IMDB:
Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in New York City while fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man when a new threat emerges.

You remember that commercial where one lady is nattering on about 'friending people' and pictures 'on her wall', and her friend says, "That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works!"? That's me during Spider-man: Homecoming.

I knew from the trailers that there was a possibility of a love/hate relationship with this movie. If your only experience with Spider-Man is his appearance in the last Captain America movie, or possibly the last two reboots of the franchise, you might really like this film. If you're an aficionado of Spidey from the comics, you may have a few problems.

Here Be Spoilers!!

Herein I reveal my inner geek by knowing much too much about the subject. First thing in favor of the movie: It has Robert Downey Jr. in the role he was born to play: Iron Man. Against? Spider-Man never had Iron Man as a mentor, nor did Tony Stark cobble together some super powered suit with a Siri type, interactive computer. In favor? Spidey uses a mechanical web shooter that can run out of fluid at the most inopportune times, as opposed to the Tobey MacGuire's Spidey, who somehow grew ducts in his wrists that inexplicably shot out webs. In the comics, Peter Parker invented both the web shooters and the fluid and created his own costume. Not an Iron Man in sight! (Maybe an ironing board?)

Spidey's high school nemesis Flash Thompson, a burly (Caucasian) jock becomes simply "Flash" in this version, not a jock at all, but a fellow, slightly cooler nerd than Peter, in the same academic decathlon, played by a gentleman of Guatemalan descent. Which is not a problem other than constantly asking myself, "Is that supposed to be the same guy?" Juvenile humor alert: in this version, rather than physically intimidating him, Flash gets off on repeatedly calling him "Penis Parker". Real highbrow stuff!

A major annoyance and departure from the comics, is they gave Spidey a sidekick, ,a big Hawaiian kid who discovers Peter's secret identity early in the movie. The first of many. (People who know his secret, not Hawaiians!) Ned is really annoying. I mean really. No sidekick in the comics. Plus, the ante penultimate scene in the movie has young, hot Aunt May walking in on Peter in his room in his Spider-Man suit. (Ladies! Please knock!!)

The villain, played very nicely by Michael Keaton, was taken from the early issues of the comic, The Vulture, but they changed his origin to dovetail with the first Avengers movie, and beefed up his costume. A lot!

Spidey spends a lot of time talking to his suit, trying out features of which he is totally unaware, which is slightly reminiscent of the Greatest American Hero, which frankly did it better, with more laughs. The suit itself is annoying, in that the two eyeholes in his mask, permanent and fixed in the comics, narrow down in the movie, which serves to make his masked face more expressive, at the expense of his already limited peripheral vision. Rant break...

BTW, What's up with Spidey being played by a Brit? Are there no American actors to play American icons any more? The latest Superman is a Brit. In the Man From U.N.C.L.E., the Leo G. Carroll role was played by Hugh Grant. On TV, House, the Mentalist, the lead on Scorpion are all Brits! Now I have a great love for the Mother Country and the Mother Tongue, but we could use a few fewer mother loving Brits on the silver screen, nicht wahr?

...End of rant. The basic plot is boy meets suit, boy loses suit, boy gets suit back. On a Hollywood, inside baseball note, Gwyneth Paltrow makes a small cameo near the end of the movie. Has about five or six lines as I recall. I note this because I think she got something like fourth billing in the film, though if you blink you might miss her.

In typical Marvel fashion, there's not one but two vignettes during the credits. The first comes early on and gives a little insight into Michael Keaton's character. During the movie, we see a couple of public service type films made by Captain America. (And one really nice homage to Ferris Bueller). The last scene, at the very, very end of allllllllllllll the credits, is yet another one of these faux public service announcements on the virtues of ...patience. Droll.

The special effects surpass both of the other reboots. There are a few nice plot twists. Not a bad popcorn movie, but it wasn't exactly Spider-Man, at least not any we've seen before.

As I said, if you're not that familiar with the comics, but have seen the earlier Marvel Universe flicks, this might be right up your alley. And if you like eye candy Aunt May over old frail little old lady Aunt May, this version could be an improvement for you. My inner geek kept getting distracted by all the changes, so I'll give it 3 out of five stars.

KiRKWOOD



Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Best of the Web*

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*…that I’ve seen all week!
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Mattis begins clean up, slams Pentagon over years of wasted taxpayer money


The Fifth American War -Victor Davis Hanson

Proven Voter Fraud in Florida – Crimes, No Suspects?


Federal Court – Trump Commission On Voter Fraud Request For State Data Lawful


Imran Awan is also a writer for CNN!

Elizabeth Warren’s thugs tearing down signs calling for her defeat



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Golden Oldie: Democratic delegates boo the Boy Scouts of America


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US Navy tests electromagnetic railgun: fires projectiles 4,500mph penetrates concrete at 100 miles


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Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

Cartoon of the Day – NRO

Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies

John Cox- KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD

Today's Toons 7/19/17 , Today's Toons 7/20/17


Don’t Miss The Boat!

Today's Toons 7/21/17, Today's Toons 7/24/17

Today's Toons 7/25/17


Dem Party: Just Stands Against Trump


Don't know if she's protesting or has a sense of humor


We knew it would happen sooner or later…






Linkfests:
Larwyn's Linx: Judicial Watch: Mueller Probe is a Political Effort to Jail Trump and His Family

In The Mailbox: 07.24.17

Link O'rama... Keeping Tabs On Things

In The Mailbox: 07.25.17

Larwyn's Linx: What is Mueller investigating?


In The Mailbox: 07.26.17

Larwyn's Linx: David Stockman Has Had Enough: "Brennan, Rice, Power - Lock Them All Up!"


In The Mailbox: 07.27.17


Larwyn's Linx: Trump Needs To Be Smart About How He Fires Mueller


In The Mailbox: 07.28.17

Larwyn's Linx: DNC IT Aide Arrested At Airport After Wiring $300k To Pakistan From House Office


Larwyn's Linx: Democrat IT Spy Tries To Run To Pakistan: We Connect Some Dots For You


Larwyn's Linx: Dulles Does Debbie





Rule Five Roundup:
(While all Rule Five posts may be NSFW, I generally only flag the ones that are certainly NSFW)

90 Miles From Tyranny - Morning Mistress, girls with guns, Hot pick, Blogs With Rule 5 Links , Hot pick

American Power- Nicole Kidman

Rule 5 Randomness…
, Antje Utgaard, Madison Headrick, Charlotte McKinney

By Other Means - Cosplay, Tap Rack & Bang, Seeing Red , Legging It

Daily Mail - Rihanna , Cara Delevingne

The Daley Gator – Daley Babe, Shizuka Nakamura

Good Monday Morning

EBL - National Hamburger Day

Feral Irishman - Friday Femme Fatale

Emilia Clarke

Friday Night Babe - Alyssa Miller!

Good Stuff's Cyber World #303

Knuckledraggin' My Life Away - Milfy Monday, Good Morning Girl, Good Morning Girl, Good Morning Girl, Good Morning Girl, Fanny Friday, I’m sure she’s taken, men, I’m sure she’s taken, men

Pirates Cove - Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup, If all you see..., If all you see..., If all you see..., If all you see...

Flowing Curves of Beauty

Ladies in Lingerie

Sex in Advertising - vintage Lilli Ann ad

The Right Way -Friday Babe

Theo Spark – Nina Agdal Risks Her Life for the Perfect Bikini Photoshoot

The Other McCain- Rule Five Monday

Vintage Babe of the Week – Dorothy Burgess!

Rule 5 Woodsterman Style

Women of PETA IV

Your Crazy Uncle Bubba: Good afternoon, Murica, Buenas, Tite Dresses!


Use the comments as an open thread on any of these topics. Please send links of news, commentary, choice humor or Rule Fivage to: Proof.Positive@Hotmail.com

Quote du jour

There’s Malibu Barbie and Flight Attendant Barbie…Amy Schumer is playing the Hindenbarbie!
(Oh, the humanity!)
-Mike B

Friday, July 28, 2017

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Vintage Babe of the Week

Tonight's Vintage Babe* is Dorothy Burgess!
(*a.k.a. Rule Five)



Hereafter.Com

KiRKWOOD



Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

Homeland Security warned Monday the fall of ISIS cities could result in terrorists fanning out overseas and spreading jihad. One report says that terrorists are making plans to attack and kill every U.S. citizen in Los Angeles. Police officials fear that the death toll could be as high as a hundred.
-Argus Hamilton

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Medal of Honor

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Staff Sgt. (then Specialist) Ty Michael Carter


Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty: Specialist Ty M. Carter distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a Scout with Bravo Troop, 3d Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, during combat operations against an armed enemy in Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan on October 3, 2009.
On that morning, Specialist Carter and his comrades awakened to an attack of an estimated 300 enemy fighters occupying the high ground on all four sides of Combat Outpost Keating, employing concentrated fire from recoilless rifles, rocket propelled grenades, anti-aircraft machine guns, mortars and small arms fire. Specialist Carter reinforced a forward battle position, ran twice through a 100 meter gauntlet of enemy fire to resupply ammunition and voluntarily remained there to defend the isolated position. Armed with only an M4 carbine rifle, Specialist Carter placed accurate, deadly fire on the enemy, beating back the assault force and preventing the position from being overrun, over the course of several hours. With complete disregard for his own safety and in spite of his own wounds, he ran through a hail of enemy rocket propelled grenade and machine gun fire to rescue a critically wounded comrade who had been pinned down in an exposed position. Specialist Carter rendered life extending first aid and carried the Soldier to cover.
On his own initiative, Specialist Carter again maneuvered through enemy fire to check on a fallen Soldier and recovered the squad's radio, which allowed them to coordinate their evacuation with fellow Soldiers. With teammates providing covering fire, Specialist Carter assisted in moving the wounded Soldier 100 meters through withering enemy fire to the aid station and before returning to the fight. Specialist Carter's heroic actions and tactical skill were critical to the defense of Combat Outpost Keating, preventing the enemy from capturing the position and saving the lives of his fellow Soldiers.
Specialist Ty M. Carter's extraordinary heroism and selflessness above and beyond the call of duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, Bravo Troop, 3d Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division and the United States Army



Staff Sgt. Carter: We humbly salute you and thank you for your service.

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Hat tip Home of Heroes

There are seventy four living MoH recipients today. Their names and their stories should not be forgotten. My mission is to honor one of those heroes here each week, and salute them for their courage and sacrifice. In the words of John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

“A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it honors; the men it remembers.”

Hakuna Matata THIS, Mo Fo!


KiRKWOOD



Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

A liberal nirvana, a crunchy, weed-and-hops city where Republicans and plastic bags alike have been all but evicted, Portland has embodied and outpaced many of the urban trends of the early 21st century: gentrification and co-ops, food trucks and footbridges, transitions to a bike-and-pedestrian economy.
-Casey Mitchel

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Sex in Advertising

For all you connoisseurs of advertising...


I may not be exactly sure what she's selling, but, I'm pretty sure I'm in the market!

"If You Like Your Doctor..."

Classic KiRKWOOD



Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

"I am a politically astute leader"
-Nancy Pelosi


See? She has a real future in stand up comedy!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Our Temp Agency President* Skips Boy Scout Centennial - Redux

I just saw President Trump speaking to the Boy Scouts of America, and it reminded me of this, from 7/27/10. It speaks to priorities, so forgive me for the violation of the Obama Free Zone.

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I'm not quite sure why anything this administration does can still surprise or disgust me, but they've managed to do it again!

Obama Will Skip Boy Scout 100 Year Anniversary Jamboree – Will Appear on “The View” That Day Instead

The last three presidents (that includes Bill Clinton, for those of you keeping score at home!) have appeared in person at the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree. The Boy Scouts are a venerable part of this nation's history. They have helped to build the character of Presidents such as John F. Kennedy. Presidents have been former Scout leaders and members, and the contributions of this organization to the United States are many and the Scouts can be proud.

So where will Barack Obama be when the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts takes place? In a TV studio on a talk show for women. Really.

President Barack Obama, the honorary chairman of the Boy Scouts of America, will not speak in-person before the group on Wednesday at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia, as part of the organization's 100th anniversary celebration. However, the president is sending a videotaped message to the scouts for Wednesday, the same day he will be in Manhattan to tape an appearance for ABC TV’s talk show “The View.”

Bob Dries, chairman of national news and media at the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree – a gathering that happens every four years and attracts thousands of scouts from around the world – told CNSNews.com that the organization was told on Monday that the president had scheduling conflicts and would not be speaking in-person at the week-long event.


Scheduling conflicts. With a show he is taping to be shown the next day. Funny! He found time to tape some comments to the BSA. Why couldn't he have rescheduled his taping of the gab fest on The View, and make the personal appearance? Guess we know where his priorities lie!

It reminds me just a little of when Obama blew off his attendance at the Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball, where he blew off 48 Medal of Honor recipients so that he could hang out with Hollywood stars. Even Bill Clinton who is said to have "loathed the military" found time to put in an appearance at the Salute to Heroes Ball at his inauguration. Clinton had just as many balls to attend as Obama. How sad a commentary is it when you fall behind Bill Clinton in respecting the military? Or the Boy Scouts?


*In 2010, I used the clown's name instead


Originally posted 7/27/2010

Liberal Logic -"Would You Like a Bikini with That Double Mocha Latte?


Friend Wyatt over at The O.K. Corral, posts a story about Everett, Washington and a proposed crackdown on bikini baristas.

The city attorney says this is not about placating people who are offended by women wearing bikinis in coffee stands. Instead, it's an effort to eliminate prostitution and other illegal activities the city says is common at some bikini barista stands.

Because, if I have a choice on my morning commute between coffee and a doughnut or coffee and a quickie, I always ask for extra sprinkles!

Liberal logic: If you don't like abortion, don't have one.
If you don't like bikini clad coffee servers, don't go there make it illegal, shut them down, fine them, penalize them, and eliminate competition with good liberal establishments like Starbucks!

CNN-do Shot First


Classic KiRKWOOD


Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

"Our brand is worse than Trump.”
- Tim Ryan, D-OH

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Women of PETA IV

To the delight of some and the chagrin of others, we continue with yet one more tribute to those lovely lasses who would bare their assets to further the cause of PETA.

Because the world needs more naked, nearly naked and vegetable clad vegetarians!


KiRKWOOD



Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."
— Douglas Adams

Saturday, July 22, 2017

A Little Saturday Night Music

Who Put The Bomp - Barry Mann

Sorry, But When I hear "Scaramucci", I Think...


In case you were too young to get the reference...

KiRKWOOD



Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

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Videos
P.J. Watson on Linda Sarsour NSFW language



Culture
Barbarians at the Campus Gates

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David Brooks: Further thoughts on his discriminatory cultural arrogance

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Technology
Why Chinese submarines soon could be quieter than U.S. undersea boats





Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

Cartoon of the Day – NRO

Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies

John Cox- KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD

Today's Toons 7/12/17
, Today's Toons 7/13/17


The Dynasty Implodes...

Today's Toons 7/17/17, Today's Toons 7/14/17

Cartoon Round Up

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Why Are Radical Animal Rights Activists More Opposed To Fur Than Leather?





Linkfests:
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Link O'rama


Larwyn's Linx: A couple of deaths where “Clinton” pops up

In The Mailbox: 07.18.17

Larwyn's Linx: Missing from the Intelligence Report: The Word ‘Podesta’


In The Mailbox: 07.19.17


Larwyn's Linx: Trump, McConnell, Pence Call For Full, Clean Obamacare Repeal


In The Mailbox: 07.20.17

Larwyn's Linx: All he does is fail: Reap what you sowed, Mitch McConnell


In The Mailbox: 07.21.17

Larwyn's Linx: SCOTUS: Travel Ban Can Stay in Place While Lawsuits Continue


Larwyn's Linx: Mueller’s Investigation Must Be Limited and Accountable





Rule Five Roundup:
(While all Rule Five posts may be NSFW, I generally only flag the ones that are certainly NSFW)

90 Miles From Tyranny - Morning Mistress, girls with guns, girls with guns, girls with guns, Hot pick, Blogs With Rule 5 Links , Hot pick

American Power- Christina Ionno, Bar Refaeli , Ava Capra, Lottie Moss, Ana Paula Araujo, Hailey Clauson, Tessa Fowler, Eniko Mihalik , Ronja Furrer, Danica Patrick ,
Claudia Galanti -topless

By Other Means - Cosplay, Tap Rack & Bang, Beware Sirens, Seeing Red

Daily Mail - Emily Ratajkowski -Naked

The Daley Gator – Daley Babe , Tina Guo

Good Monday Morning

EBL - Mimsy Farmer, Ana de Armas , National Hot Dog Day 

Friday Night Babe - Katharine McPhee!

Good Stuff's Cyber World #302


Knuckledraggin' My Life Away - Milfy Monday, Good Morning Girl, Good Morning Girl, Good Morning Girl, Good Morning Girl, Good Morning Girls -redheads, Fanny Friday, Babes in uniform, I’m sure she’s taken, men

Pirates Cove - Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup, If all you see..., If all you see..., If all you see..., If all you see..., If all you see..., If all you see..., If all you see...

Flowing Curves of Beauty

Sex in Advertising - Guess

The Right Way -Friday Babe

The Other McCain- Rule Five Sunday

Vintage Babe of the Week – Brenda Marshall

Rule 5 Woodsterman Style

Your Crazy Uncle Bubba - Dresses, Shorts, Nice Bass! , Leg Day, Dresses


Use the comments as an open thread on any of these topics. Please send links of news, commentary, choice humor or Rule Fivage to: Proof.Positive@Hotmail.com

Quote du jour

The DNC is broadening their followers' vocabularies. A month ago, they thought "collusion" was hitting another car with their VW microbus!
-Mike B
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