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Dallas: Scandal City

Posted by Miss Ess, December 7, 2007 04:11pm | Post a Comment
Well, I somehow managed to throw my back out yesterday and thank god I've had Dallas Season 4 at home to keep me company and to numb the pain! 

dallas miss ellie pammie jr bobby jock

pammy dallas Dallas was one of the definitive shows of the 80s and I have to pammy dallassay, if nothing else, it's worth watching just for the styling and the cars.  Everything is completely over the top--  from the wood paneling to the exposed chest hair, the whole show is one long nostalgic trip through the fashions of the 80s and I love it!  Pammy's hair (see photos, left and right) alone makes the show!  It goes from rat's nest to sleek to curly to shagged-- every which way.

jock ewing dallas Maybe I should provide a little more background here:  Dallas is about the trials and tribulations of the Ewing Family.  The Ewings are rich as all get out from their oidigger barnes dallas pammyl business and they live on a ranch in Texas.  The family is large, with matriarch Miss Ellie, patriarch Jock Ewing (left) and their sons, meddler JR and do-gooder Bobby.  They have another son, Gary, who lives in California and returns from time to time.  His young adult daughter, Lucy, lives on the ranch with her grandparents.  Sue Ellen is JR's long suffering alcoholic wife and Pam is Bobby's young, fresh wife.  With this much family living in one house and all that wealth around, trouble just comes right to the Ewings!

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Whiskers on roses & raindrops on kittens: I. Overture

Posted by Job O Brother, August 5, 2007 11:29pm | Post a Comment

It was on this day in 1962 that Marilyn Monroe took her own life. Or, if conspiracy theories are to be believed, it marks the day that the Kennedy Family hired Reticulians to invade the actress’ home, kill her, make it look like a suicide, and then use snippets of her DNA to… I dunno… revive Adolf Hitler’s dehydrating brain. (I’m not as well-read when it comes to American history as I should be.)

It’s also the day that the Manson Family first killed, fulfilling the only thing possible that Charles Manson could do that would actually be worse than his music.


Ladies of the Canyon: "Gypsy", Ruth Anne & "Squeaky"

It’s also the anniversary of the day that Paul Tibbets flew his airplane, named after his mom, Enola Gay, over to Hiroshima, where he performed an act that would later be re-enacted by every Thai food delivery service that gets inside my apartment building.


"Look Ma, no mercy!" Paul Tibbets in the cockpit

I could go on. In short, it’s a particularly dark day in history. So I’m sitting with my beloved in his favorite café, Stir Crazy (at La Brea & Melrose), asking myself to accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative; I’m calling upon myself to remember things – music, movies, flavors of Method cleaning products – that remind me that it is a beautiful world after all, and that Norma Jean didn't have the right idea, forty-five years ago.