Tuesday, October 25, 2011


First, let me reiterate - I dislike Hope Solo and think she should be voted off. She is arrogant and has an "entitled" mentality that is most unattractive.

Chaz Bono still is the hardest working dancer on the show. Unfortunately, he still seems to lumber around more than dance. But his luminous smile and complete humility are still winners!

Nancy Grace continues to amaze, Ricki Lake is very very good, I will vote again for Rob Kardashian, while J.R. Martinez remains my absolute favorite!

We'll see tonight what happens!

To the surprise of absolutely nobody, Davis and White, the first ever American ice dancing World Champions, won this event. However, it is the way they won it that is totally remarkable. Their two programs were impeccable and their skating was phenomenal. One of the ways in which you can determine the quality of an ice dancer's skate is the sound. Actually, it's the lack of sound that is remarkable. You see, ice dancing is a game of edges and when you are truly on your edges there is no sound - which tells the judges that you are doing it right. Davis and White are largely silent on the ice and the one point in the program where there was any sound - it was almost impossible not to make a sound because Charlie was changing edges! So congratulations on your 22 point victory!

The female champion, Alissa Czizny (of Bowling Green, Ohio) was composed, confident and excellent in both her technical and presentation values. The little girl who always looked like she wasn't sure she'd manage two programs is gone and in her place is a strong, skilled and gracefully wonderful skater who truly represents her 2011 U.S. Championship status well!

Michal Brezina of the Czech Republic won the men's title - although I think the others lost the title more accurately. His skating doesn't really do a thing for me but it's nice to see another country in the mix!

Savchenko & Szolkowy of Germany won the pairs title. Would someone please do something about her hair and get her a touch up before competitions? Her stringy, thin, fly-away hair contributes nothing, although their skating is fairly good.

Finally, my annual rant - dirty skates, dirty dirty laces, dark roots and some costumes that looked more Halloweenish than anything else! What can you say? The best outfits were sported by the Americans - Charlie White was born to wear a tux!

Thursday, October 20, 2011


An0ther repressive and brutal dictator has been 86'd by his own people, which is as it should be. For truly to remove that kind of evil from this world, the people most affected by his iron-fisted and murderous reign should be the ones to put him in the ground!

People like Saddam and Gaddafi were contemptible aberations of what leadership should be and they will not be missed, except for the equally foul creatures who supported them in power, most of whom have also gone on to their justified rewards.

Now they are in the hands of the fairest judge of all - God!

Monday, October 17, 2011


Once again, J.R. Martinez was so good I was in tears and cheering - scared the bejabbers out of Buddy and Rusty! Granted, I speak from the standpoint of someone who fell in love with the man several years ago when he started on All My Children, but is there any more attractive man on Planet Earth? What a brilliant effort tonight, once again! To the surprise of nobody, he gets my vote.

Clearly, Len isn't eating his All-Bran yet because I thought that Bruno's assessment of Carson's dance was dead on - loopy fun! I suspect that sometimes the judges expect professional quality dancing from a bunch of amateurs when they shouldn't. Anyway, he was terrific and I laughed and enjoyed the entire routine entirely!

David Arquette's mimicking of Len's tirades during rehearsal nearly caused me to choke on my hot cocoa! And his dance was excellent! Love the leather!

Ricki kind of lost the plot a little but her dance was still good and should keep her on board. Chaz Bono finally learned to forget his negative body image which has been hindering him all along and he turned in a creditable performance. Been there, did that until one memorable night (in the '80s oddly enough) when I'd had a couple of Long Island Iced Teas and hit the disco floor with a good gay friend of mine and we tore it up! All my early dance training came back and my love of movement overrode everything! After that, I danced every chance I got and lost 25 pounds in the process. Hmmmm! Maybe this old fart should consider doing that again!

Frankly, Rob Kardashian is the best of the entire Karadashian tribe, and it's a miracle he isn't a totally screwed up mess, given that he lives in a dictatorship ruled by females! I suspect Bruce Jenner deserves credit for that. But the hard work and dancing ability growth is truly praiseworthy!

Hope Solo is an arrogant bitch and I don't like her and I'd like to see her go. And that's saying a lot considering that Nancy Grace is a lawyer and I sure don't have a lot of liking for lawyers!

Does anyone agree with me that Bruno is sexy as hell? I know he's gay but damn - he's funny and can move and wow!

UPDATE: Carson Kressley is gone now, along with a lot of the sheer delightful fun! Instead that lugubrious and arrogant diva Hope Solo is still on the show. Her turn is coming! Such a pouty twit!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


J. R. Martinez was splendid, as was Ricki Lake. Carson Kressley was entertaining and Roib Kardashian is displaying a sense of dance unmatched by ANY of his siblings. For some reason, and I don't know why, I find Hope Solo eminently unlikeable as well as arrogant, while Nancy Grace is doing her best but she just doesn't have the "chops" to do it well.

Chaz Bono needs to be gone as it is so painful to watch him lumber across the dance floor with a look of pain on his face. He tries so hard and works so hard and yet that enormous physique of his is a major hindrance. I do find his friendship with J.R. to be inexplicable but somehow warming. Maybe it's time for Hope to run out?

Anyway, we'll see what happens tonight. I'm predicting it will be J.R. and Ricki going down to the wire with Rob in the top 3.

That's my prediction and I'll stick with it! Meanwhile, would someone get Judge Len Goodman some fiber cereal and/or a hot fudge sundae? He needs to be given some "pleasant" lessons!

UPDATE: Well, Chynna Phillips was eliminated tonight. Granted, she got lost in the "fog" machine last night but her dancing has been exquisite up until now and I don't honestly think the quality of Chaz Bono's dancing measures up in any way to Chynna's - nevertheless, she is gone!

H/T Cousin Scott!


Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way you can understand them. This quote came from the Czech Republic :

"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama Presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their President.The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools who made him their President."


Currently the Socialist radicals who are occupying Freedom Plaza (on a 4-month permit given them after they refused outright to honor the one that expired at 2 p.m. on Monday) are making any number of demands that the government bow to their agenda and claiming (quite falsely) that they are speaking for 99% of Americans - which they are not. And I'm willing to bet that their enthusiasm for their cause will quickly wane once the rains predicted for this week begin, let alone the snow and slush that will arrive with the November weather!

Nancy Pelosi and President Obama seem to be quite amenable to this disruption of the Nation's Capitol, despite the fact that the people who actually work in the District are likely being thoroughly inconvenienced by these idiots' antics! Of course, our dear President thinks nothing of swanning around town in his motorcade, screwing up traffic during rush hour so that us ignorant peasants have a longer-than-normal commute leaving town to return to our homes!

Apparently when people break the law and create major disruptions to the business of the nation, they are to be patted on the head and allowed to continue their disruptive behavior. When responsible American citizens who hold opposite views from these left-wing crybabies assemble peacefully, obey the law, leave the Mall cleaner than they found it and generally create no disruptions, they are labeled terrorists by the self-same people supporting tacitly the anti-Wall Street people, most of whom have little to no understanding of how the economic system functions and no clue whatsoever as to what their beloved Obama has done to muck up the works!

Dear Lord, I'm telling you, I've lived too long!

Thursday, October 06, 2011


You wouldn't be reading my blathering if it were not for two youngsters named Jobs and Wozniak (the one who clearly has been overlooked by most of the obit writers) in the tale of the Jobs ascendancy at Apple.

I lived in California at the time that these two visionary young men were just rolling out their new product. I even had a little cash on hand and an opportunity to invest in their fledgling enterprise. Would that I had. I'd be sitting on an island somewhere with my beloved pussycats roaming freely through the flora and fauna.

The man (and the Woz) both deserve full credit for opening up a new world in the later 20th century and both, along with their fellow visionary Bill Gates, changed the way our world communicates.

Jobs was young to die and we'll miss his vision and creativity.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011


Rob Kardashian, Carson Kressley and my beloved J.R. Martinez are the front runners as far as I'm concerned. Nancy Grace and Ricki Lake look good as well! Rob and J.R. both had my in floods of tears - so emotional and heartfelt were their dances. Kudos to Nancy Grace for displaying the heart beneath the tough exterior! Chynna Phillips likewise displayed grace and enormous emotion. As to the rest, well, I can live without them in coming weeks. Chaz Bono tries really hard but he just doesn't have the requisite talent and I worry constantly about him injuring himself!

Is it my imagination or are there more decent dancers out there this season than in previous seasons?

Tonight's elimination should be interesting!

UPDATE: Kristen Cavalieri and Mark Ballas are gone! Frankly, it should have been Chaz Bono but he does have his constituency! And he is one tough and dedicated competitor. Just no dancer!