Sunday, June 28, 2009

Rule 5 Sunday

by Smitty

Look, I'm bummed out. No, it's not that Hopium and Changeeba mean passing legislation that doesn't exist. It's not the celebrity demises. It's that, after last Sunday's success in finding someone for Conor Friedersdorf, there can never be a better Rule 5 post. It's that sad and simple. But soldier on we must, using the pure cheer-up factor of simple, old-fashioned lovliness as a light to navigate these dark days.
  • Starting of with She Whom We Have Not Linked Enough, we have Shivaree, "Goodnight Moon". Because you cannot go wrong with a sultry brunette. Thanks, Little Miss Attila.
  • I'm thinking that LMA may feel jealous about Paco's Rule 5 submission, however. Totally Awesome! I'm beginning to suspect this fellow is the physical embodiment of IMDB, as he presents yet another trio of lovely memories.
  • For the ladies, a bunch of dudes in a whimsical guide to facial hair.
  • Freeberg at HoE has a nostalgic hotpants in stark black and white. He also has the fortitude to post Flo, the Progressive Insurance pitch lady. This is less extreme a call than a lizard fling with that other outfit. Or not. Discuss.
  • Pat doesn't quite say it, but between the lines there seems to be a possibility of forsaking Shreveport for New Orleans. And, she was the first with a reasonably normal Michael Jackson post. Heaven rest an apparently tortured soul.
  • The Classical Liberal celebrates the tough and lovely Christina Applegate. I vaguely remember forgetting about the breast cancer. We'll also remember Farrah Fawcett here, though no one submitted her classic 70's pinup. Heaven rest her as well.
  • Three Beers Later posits a rule 5.5 (unsure if that's followed by a % sign) which seems to cover cartoons, such as a swipe at David Letterman. Given that the Rule 5 Sunday regulation manual is as notional as those governing the antics of the 111th Congress (PBUI*), we'll let 'er slide. Later, TBL found a cheerleader video that is spot on.
  • Martina McBride, suggests Fisherville Mike. Tough material. Recalls Sting, Never Coming Home, sort of.
  • Jeffords suggests Jeri Ryan, but it's really a lure into a thoughtful meditation on the week's news from the South Carolinian standpoint.
Needing a Satriani moment to gather vigor to finish the post.

Joe exemplifies the Smith family saying: "It ain't braggin', if you can do it." That's a wrap for now. Cheers, jeers, and updates to Smitty. I'd like to thank the academy, and RSM for a tiny bit of his celebrity blogger glow. And the tip jar.

*Pox Be Upon It


  1. Jeri Ryan? If the messy details of her divorce had not come out Obama probably never would have become president. Boo! Hiss!

  2. Smitty,

    John at Powerline has the Farrah Fawcett poster, with the added bonus of Racquel Welch.

  3. Q: What's the final nail in the coffin of John Edwards' political career?

    A: A sex tape:

    That'll teach him to be such an incredible douchebag.

    (Apologies RSM, Smitty, I haven't even tried to disguise how OT this comment is...)