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Tremendously Intriguing Topical Subjects - 4.12.24

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Happy Birthday, Donna D'Errico

We're a bit late to this one, but on March 30th Donna D'Errico celebrated her birthday and we'd like to send her our kindest regards.

Ms. D'Errico is somewhat of a patron saint for the blog. This Dairy-Endowed Debutant from Dothan, Alabama was featured in a weekly segment that tracked the number of blogs written about being hot on the internet each week. I called it the "Donna D'Errico MILF Thirst Economy" and it was pretty great to see how many times bloggers would publish articles based on her latest Instagram post.

Donna Jeanette D'Errico, a Roman Catholic, is most known for her role as Donna Marco on Baywatch for which she appeared for two seasons, and she has maintained an acting and modeling career for the better part of three decades. She continues to post elite content on social media each week and refuses to allow the haters and the trolls to dictate what a 'woman her age' is permitted to post online. The first time D'Errico appeared on Flappr was as the subject of my blog Bosomy Baywatch Beauty Bullied For Brandishing Bolt-Ons In Bikini, which detailed how Donna was pushing back on trolls who attacked her for posting a video of herself in a star-spangled-string-bikini. She is an unwitting advocate for MILFs in addition to being an animal rights activist and vegan.

For her 56th birthday, this Paragon of Prolific Pokies posted a classy photo to her Instagram account with an inspiring message of gratitude to her friends and followers, stating "Grateful for another trip around the sun 🎂 Thank you all for the kind birthday wishes and love. I love you".

HBD, Ms. DD'Errico (intentional misspelling for comedic purposes). We love you too.

Writing about this story in honor of Donna's birthday. A 'mum' from Sweeeeden being "trolled" for celebrating how hot she looks in a pair of jorts. Now, I usually trend towards "yeah, that's too much for public" when these types of stories pop up on the blog (see: here, here, and here), but this crop top/jean short combo approaches the line without encroaching into unacceptable. Most notably, these shorts expose no ass-cheek (never acceptable for non-swimwear in public places). Additionally, this woman is on vacation and special rules apply to vacation attire.

You see when you're on vacation, you're allowed to dress 20% more inappropriately than when you're at home. Vacation is the time to pull out that sheer shawl and wear it over your bikini as you walk the grounds of your resort, or for a dude to throw on a cabana hat that makes him look like a total prick.

You wouldn't wear that hat to the bar to watch football, but you would wear it for a night on the town in South Beach. Make sense?

This woman came from a place where she only gets 6 hours of sunlight per day during the winter months. So while those booty jorts might be a tad inappropriate for a Floridian, this Swedish Seductress should be granted a bit more leniency for wanting to show off and tan those toned thighs. Context matters. The shorts fall (barely) within the 20% thotty-vacation-grace-band. Thems the rules. I think. I don't know. I just made all of this up.

The thong bikini on the beach with the kids is a different discussion, but whatever, she's a mum of two and she looks amazing. Also, I hope her husband, who appears to be roughly chiseled from a block of granite does not read this and try and kick my ass. Dude is an absolute unit.

Now, this story perfectly contrasts with the one above. This 'hot mum' loves wearing 'underwear as outerwear', which is inappropriate, even if allowing for the 20% thotty-vacation-grace-band (and it doesn't appear she's on vacation). You can't walk around in public wearing a bra. That's too much skin and she's not at a pool. It looks like she's just going out with the girls and that outfit this 'hot mum' is too thottish for public consumption.

It's not always that a story can help provide context to the one that preceded it, but it sure is helpful when it can.

In this article, Ms. Underwood (one of the most beautiful women in the world) recounts how she used to stuff her bra with 'these giant ‘chicken cutlets' to lead all of the people in her life to think she had "giant boobs." Underwood would later manifest her busty appearance into reality via surgical augmentation, but this does make me wonder . . . do y'all ladies really do stuff like this?

I have heard of the tissue-stuffed-torpedos-tactic, but Pretend Poultry Pontoons? That seems drastic and begs the question - what other seductive stratagems do you use to project a more robustly feminine appearance? Much to ponder.

Ms. Underwood's Machievllian Mammorial Maneuvering led to a bit of mortification after posing for Playboy, which exposed her skin and the Counterfeit Cutlet Calcium Cannon ruse she had been pulling during her youth. In the article, she said that she was really excited but "everyone was very surprised at how small [her] boobs actually were after years of deception."

I'll be honest, I don't care what you lady folk do to look the way you want. There is a long and storied history of female ingenuity used to thicken hips, blush lips, and project nips that I am willing to abide and honor. Whatever works, so long as you don't hurt yourselves and don't get mad if dudes react negatively upon discovery of the subterfuge. Seems fair to me.

Also, seriously, how beautiful is Sara Underwood? One of the most naturally (and unnaturally) gorgeous women of her era. She hasn't been in many shows or movies over the past few years, so I was glad to see her pop up. Big fan.

Well, lookie here! Gen Z discovered sex! That's good news since they'll be somewhat relied upon to continue the human race.

On one hand, that's a good thing - you shouldn't be a slut. On the other hand, it's concerning since this same generation doesn't want to get driver's licenses, get a job, or perform other routine tasks associated with adulthood. At some point, you do need to grow up. At some point, you do need to find someone suitable and have some sex (responsibly and safely, of course).

For the couple featured in this article, they allegedly met on a dating app and, within a week, they had sex and despite her use of contraception, she became pregnant. They're both in their 20s, they decided to keep the baby, their lives weren't ruined, and they're in love. They're a good-looking young married couple with a beautiful baby boy. That sounds kind of great!

I'm not trying to suggest that promiscuous sex that leads to pregnancy is the standard our society should strive for, but there are worse things in life than an unplanned pregnancy (plus, we need the babies or else we'll become like Japan and start seeing negative population growth). No, it's not fun to have your life turned upside down, but sometimes something that forces you to grow up and become less self-centered is not the worst thing imaginable.

In a version of the world that existed before we were raised to believe that all of our dreams can and should come true - meeting someone, getting them pregnant, marrying them, and then working to support them for the rest of your lives was not all that uncommon (or undesirable) of a life outcome. The trick here is that you have to make sure that the other person isn't crazy, which becomes more difficult as the dating pool thins out - but that's a whole different discussion.

So, maybe go out there, find a suitable/stable partner, and have some (safe and responsible) sex with them? Who knows, you might just start a life for yourselves!

Bart Reviews: Fallout on Amazon is good (so far).

When I saw the trailer for this show, I was skeptical because Hollywood has a terrible track record with video game adaptations. And because Amazon ruined Lord of the Rings. And because essentially all media content made these days is woke lame. And because Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas are two of the best video games ever made and I love them (the games that followed were trash).

But my youngest woke me up at 3 a.m. on Thursday morning and I couldn't fall back asleep, so I watched the pilot episode. I liked it! It captures the aesthetic perfectly. The show looks gorgeous. They're using a lot of practical effects, costumes, and real locations (rather than everything being shit-level CGI). Most importantly, the story captures the vibes of the source content. The acting is good (Walton Goggins, especially). The girl who plays the protagonist is heroic, but not a girl-boss, and does not physically dominate men twice her size. And while the source material contains political themes, this first episode did not inject modern-day politics into the story.

I only watched the first episode, but it was entertaining and captivating and I'm sure I'm going to regret praising this show after all the characters become non-binary halfway through the season.

However, based on what I've seen through one episode - so far, so good.

UPDATE: It was brought to my attention that in episode 1 a shaven-haired female member of the Brotherhood of Steel is referred to as a "their", suggesting that gender-non-conforming pronouns exist in the Wasteland. I did not notice this upon my first watch (and the character has not appeared in the show since) but this is injecting modern-day politics into the show (which I said the show eschewed).

For what it's worth, I have watched through episode 4 and the show is still very good. It's about an 8/10 and I would not characterize it as 'woke'.


Regular News!

Sheila Jackson Lee: thinks the moon is made of gasses; might be retarded

Sheila Jackson Lee is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Virginia School of Law. She has served in Congress since 1995. She has won her Texas district 15 consecutive times. She also told a bunch of high school students that the moon is a "planet" that is "made up mostly of gases", pondered whether or not "we as humans live on the moon" and wondered "[a]re the gases such that we could do that?"

She went on to say that the "sun is a mighty powerful heat" adding that it is "almost impossible to go near the sun" before clarifying that the "moon is more manageable."

This is not the first time that the Congresswoman from the 18th district of Texas has struggled with celestial concepts. In 1997, during her second term and while serving on *checks notes* House Science Committee, Jackson Lee visited the Mars Pathfinder Operations Center in Pasadena, California. While at the facility, she allegedly asked the staff if the Mars Pathfinder had captured footage of the flag that Neil Armstrong planted on Mars in 1969, apparently unaware that Mars is very far away and that no human has ever visited the Red Planet.

I would like to reiterate that the voters in Jackson Lee's district have chosen her to represent them in 15 straight elections. God help us all.

A must-read. From the article:

"Because for all the emphasis on our North Star, NPR’s news audience in recent years has become less diverse, not more so. Back in 2011, our audience leaned a bit to the left but roughly reflected America politically; now, the audience is cramped into a smaller, progressive silo.

Despite all the resources we’d devoted to building up our news audience among blacks and Hispanics, the numbers have barely budged. In 2023, according to our demographic research, 6 percent of our news audience was black, far short of the overall U.S. adult population, which is 14.4 percent black. And Hispanics were only 7 percent, compared to the overall Hispanic adult population, around 19 percent. Our news audience doesn’t come close to reflecting America. It’s overwhelmingly white and progressive, and clustered around coastal cities and college towns."

There is so much to mine from this article from a CURRENT (probably soon to be former) senior business editor and reporter at NPR. He says that he researched the political leanings of the newsroom and found 87 registered Democrats working in editorial positions and 0 Republicans. He says that they botched Russiagate. He says that they botched the Wuhan-Lab Leak. He says that they botched the Hunter Biden laptop story.

Yeah, I disagree. They didn't botch these stories, because that assumes their coverage (or lack thereof) was unintentional. No, NPR's liberal hackery was absolutely intentional, as clearly outlined in this piece.

Still, it's nice to hear someone from within the belly of the beast acknowledge such shortcomings publicly. And that's what this article is, another "from within the belly of the beast" exposé from a liberal journalist who has come to believe his institution is as bad as we've said they were. We saw the same from James Benet and Adam Rubenstein after they left the NYT for having the audacity to allow Tom Cotton to write an Op-Ed (and nothing has changed since they were published).

The author of this piece is attempting to save his institution from almost certain failure. I respect that, but I genuinely doubt he would agree with the steps necessary to save NPR - firing many of his colleagues and replacing them with people who hold beliefs he likely finds repugnant.

So expect nothing from this article. NPR will continue being a bubble filled with white liberals talking about things that allegedly plague minorities (while the minorities are off doing something else).

The one in which Mr. Wombat Socho describes how Stellar Blade, an upcoming video game with a hot female protagonist, has upset feminist gaming journos:

"This month, Korean game company Shift UP announced that their new game Stellar Blade would be out soon for the PS5, and released a demo, which people really liked because it featured a really hot babe named Eve shooting and slicing her way through hordes of demonic enemies. Feminists screamed that Eve was obviously a product of horny boys who had never seen an actual woman, whereupon Shift Up released pics of Korean model Shin Jae Un, on whom Eve was based. For good measure, they released a pic of the chief artist for the game, who was none other than director Hyung-Tae Kim’s rather attractive wife."

Here's a clip from the game for research purposes:

I'll be honest, I don't need sexy girls in my vidya games. The most important thing to me is that the gameplay is fun and engaging and that story is passable by video game standards (I've written previously about how the plots of most of my favorite games are very Japanese and fairly incomprehensible, but still enjoyable).

That being said, I don't mind if the characters in an escapist fantasy are busty and beautiful - it's just not the reason I enjoy a video game from time to time. Moreover, modern game developers appear unwilling to make female characters appear feminine out of concern that they might insult masculine gamers who want to be considered female. So, in that respect, I appreciate what Stellar Blade is trying to do here - bringing sexy broads back into the culture and upsetting scummy gaming journos who wholly support sex workers, but cannot abide a video game character having curves.

Good for them. I might even buy the game . . . for research purposes.

David Thompson: A Failure To Affirm

The one in which David shares you tales from Reddit, more specifically a tale from a woman, who no longer wanted to be a woman, who is married to a man who no longer wants to be a man:

"It was done over text, and basically consisted of me trying to convince them that their life will be so much harder if they come out as trans, much less a trans woman… I just don’t know what to do. I found them attractive before, what if I don’t now? 

Twist incoming.

I’ve been out as trans man for close to a year and a half now… I’m trans, I’m supposed to be gung-ho about all of this, right?"

I suppose there is some level of cosmic humor at work here. I mean, it's kind of funny that a biological woman wanted to become a (fake) gay man, but is repulsed by the idea of becoming a (fake) straight man or a (fake) lesbian.

These people are so fucked in the head.


Sports News!

UConn: won the NCAA Basketball Title; skull-fucked everybody for the second consecutive year

Over the last 2 NCAA Tournaments, UConn is 12-0, won each game by double digits, and covered the spread in each game with an average margin of victory of almost 22 points. UConn is now tied for third most NCAA Basketball titles with six, tied with UNC and head of Duke and Kansas. They have won their six titles over the past 25 years, spanning three different coaches. They have never lost a championship game. Remarkable.

Not sure it's possible to dominate more than the Huskies have over the past 2 years. Truly remarkable stuff. Coach Danny Hurley is electric to watch. He's cocky, he talks a lot of shit and he wears a suit!

Not many basketball coaches wear suits anymore. Instead, they wear quarter zips or worse. NBA coaches do the same. I don't know when this started (COVID maybe?) but it's a troubling trend that's robbing fans of iconic imagery like Jimmy Valvano running onto the court in a full suit and tie after N.C. State beat Hakeem Olajuwon and Houston for the 1983 title. Or Pat Riley patrolling the sidelines, with his hair slicked back and decked out in Armani watching Michael Jordan end another Knicks playoff run.

Those aesthetics were peak and now they're on life support. I don't gamble, but if I did . . . I'd always bet on a coach wearing a suit over the coach wearing athleisure wear. Bring back coaches wearing suits.

The Masters: is here

I like golf, but The Masters is the only tournament that I enthusiastically look forward to watching each year. This is mainly because of how hyped everyone around the sport gets. The Master is an unbent and unbroken institution. The players really want to fucking win a green jacket. Augusta National is treated with reverence. They eat pimento cheese sandwiches for some reason. They have a champion's dinner before the tournament starts. It's a tradition unlike any other.

Something that I did not realize until a few years ago is that the Masters does not sell its broadcast rights. The club could charge hundreds of millions of dollars for the right to air the tournament, but it doesn't . . it just allows ESPN and CBS to air the tournament for free. This sounds stupid, but by doing so the club can dictate exactly the broadcast it desires. They limit commercials to 4 minutes per hour. They get to choose the broadcasters. It's entirely their show, run their way.

Did you know that? I didn't until a few years back. That's pretty fucking cool.

I have no idea who will win this year, so my prediction is pretty worthless. But I like making worthless predictions, so let's say that Brooks Koepka wins his sixth major and takes home his first green jacket after choking it away last year.

Yeah, Brooks is gonna win. He's a lovable goof with a hot wife. Mark it down.

Speaking of . . .

Meet Jena Sims: actress, model and SSO to Brooks Koepka

Jena Sims is a former Miss Teen Georgia who went on to appear in a few movies and an episode of Entourage in addition to working as a model and taking home the 2023 Swim Search open casting call for Sports Illustrated.

Most importantly, she's the ride-or-die supportive significant other ("SSO") to Brooks Koepka. Jena travels with Brooks to tournaments looking like a snack. She stood by him when he decided to join the LIV tour. She let him put sparklers on her boobs and dance around at a New Year's Eve party. She gave him a son.

Brooks Koepka has an advantage over the field this week and her name is Jena. We speak your name, Jena Sims, a true golf SSO if there ever was one.

Brooks Koepka will not be the only competitor at Augusta National to have a stunning SSO by his side. No, the golf world is filled with some of the most supportive and most significant attractive wives and girlfriends in all of sports. These dudes have really hot wives, it's undeniable and perhaps an unspoken reason why some men pick up clubs with dreams of making the PGA Tour.

Not for the chance to kiss the storied Claret Jug, but for the privilege of finding, marrying, and bedding momentous jugs of a whole different sort.

Accordingly, even if you're not into golf, there will be much to appreciate during The Masters this weekend. The manicured greens and fairways look like brushstrokes to a beautiful portrait. The blooming azaleas and dogwoods burst into a riot of color, framing the emerald expanse with vibrant hues.

You may see Paulina Gretzky looking so beautiful and supportive of Dustin Johnson, that you momentarily forget that her dad is the only NHL player ever to score over 200 points in a season (and he did it four times). Kelly Cahill might pop on the screen as a vision in platinum blonde and dog-leg curves, reminding you that her husband, John Rahm, won the green jacket last year and that his name is Jon and not John. Maybe we'll get to see Tiger in red on Sunday, conjuring up memories of his historic win in 1997, and then realize he'll probably be trolling Waffle House later in the evening, looking for naughty waitresses.

Buddy, , , I'm telling ya, The Masters is something special.

The Sun seems to always preface its spicy thirst posts headlines with "X risks Instagram ban". I think they do this to suggest to their readers that the photos behind the link border on pornographic when in most cases they're just standard social media thirst. This strategy usually seems kind of clickbaity to me, but it's more accurate than usual with this story - the photos were pretty suggestive and a stray nip could've resulted in tragedy.

So, kudos to Ms. Charis who was allegedly willing to 'risk' an 'Instagram ban' to 'leave [her] fans speechless'. That's inspiring stuff and while she's not yet on Paige's level, Grace continues to make her presence felt on the sports eGirl scene.

At a minimum, she's a prospect worth monitoring for future greatness.

We must investigate the literalness of this BSO headline (for journalistic purposes):

Paige Spiranac Masters

Clearly, this checks all the boxes for being a literal BSO headline, but I'm a bit concerned by something that I think is worth discussing.

This photo was posted by Paige on X earlier in the week, but it's actually from March of 2021. Reusing content is nothing new on social media. But this is Paige Spiranac and this is Masters week and Paige is, rightfully so, held to a higher standard than other, run-of-the-mill sports influencer types.

Part of me is concerned that Paige might be suffering from an illness of some sort. Part of me is somewhat disappointed that Paige is taking this week off from the content game. Part of me is worried that Paige might be losing her edge as she begins to entertain movie role offers.

The internet content game is the ultimate 'what have you done for me lately' ecosystem. It's a cruel beast with a hunger that is never satiated. One cannot simply rest on past accomplishments. Sports influencer eGirl dominance is rented, never owned - and rent is due every day. That's something to consider with contenders and pretenders attempting to dethrone her at every corner.

A champion like Paige Spiranac knows this and I'm sure we'll see some elite content before the weekend is over. In fact, I'd be shocked if we didn't.

This blog will be updated over the weekend should any such content be posted.

UPDATE: Paige apologizes to fans for lack of social media activity during The Masters; is exonerated of slacking off allegations

We told you. We knew Paige would respond. She even apologized to her fans for 'not being as active'. Perhaps Paige posted this story after reading the concerns posed by this blog (extremely unlikely).

The point is that we never doubted her and you shouldn't have either - because Paige is a champion and this is what champions do.


The Meme of the Week!

This week's top honors goes to @midnight_mitch for this simple, yet effective, play on Joe Biden's disgusting tendency to make shit up and leverage the tragic death of his son for political sympathy.

Joe didn't say this, but you could see him saying this, which elicited a chuckle from me. That's what good memes do.

Congrats @midnight_mitch, you've done it again.

UPDATE: Magills dropped a banger, has earned co-Meme of the Week honors

OJ meme

OJ Simpson died! I don't like speaking ill of the dead, but this dude was a pretty big piece of shit. He was found civilly liable for the murder of his ex-wife and her friend (after being found not guilty in the criminal trial, which . . . lol).

@Magills_ (not to be confused with @slligaM who won last week) dropped this banger after I had finished writing for the week, but it's so good that I had to update the blog. In fact, this meme is so deadly on point that it was stolen by a lot of big accounts and posted without any attribution.

That's not nice! I can't go back and make sure these accounts give the proper credit, but I can update this blog to award @Magills_ with our first-ever co-Meme of the Week honors.

Well done, sir.


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Apr 16

Mr. Sowell has some great work out there.


Apr 13

While I don't visit expecting to come across the likes of lunartic (ahem) Sheila Jackson Lee, I can appreciate the need for a dash of "Regular News" to keep things fair and balanced. Carry on.


Apr 12

Thomas Sowell rules! Thanks for the hole in one Masters' shots.


Apr 12

As always, a nice ramp up into a weekend. Thank you!

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