They are some tough motherfuckers
What they have accomplished is little short of miraculous. That said, I think the worst is yet to come. Russia realized they were spread too thin to maintain all their supply lines, and that they had left themselves too vulnerable to ambushes from many directions. I feel sure that they will simply try a different strategy, perhaps by concentrating all their strength in one column in the east and overcoming Ukrainian territory with a blunt force approach, moving their line of control forward inch by inch, keeping supply lines open behind them, and thus eliminating vulnerable left and right flanks, until they power back to Kiiv.
I think the Ukrainians anticipated that exact strategy when they took out that fuel depot in Russia, near the Ukrainian border. They have to make it as difficult as possible for Russia to supply their forces with fuel, food and reinforcements.
If the Russians had run that play in the first place, they might have controlled half of Ukraine by now, but the strategy won’t work as effectively now because the Russians have lost a lot of equipment and the Ukrainians have had time to prepare. I’m guessing that the Russians originally felt it unnecessary to use such a long, drawn-out approach to get to Kiiv. They probably thought they could take the capital easily with their original strategy, then replace the government with some of Putin’s lackeys. It also appears that they thought some Ukrainians would welcome them and/or fail to resist. If there was ever any chance of that, it is now gone. Since the Russians started bombing civilian targets, the Ukrainians have become solidly unified against Russia, and totally convinced that they don’t want to be part of any country where the leadership indiscriminately kills children and bombs hospitals. Putin has convinced the Ukrainians that being independent is not just one of the many rational choices, like Puerto Rican independence, but is something worth dying for.
It has been a good month for funny men. Zelensky and Chris Rock have demonstrated that comedians can be as tough as nails.
I’m not sure whether that means she IS rising or CAUSES it.
(AKA “My Friend, The Traitor”)
Beautiful Valerie Kaprisky was a fixture in early 80s cinema, appearing in such famous efforts as Breathless (1982), The Year of the Jellyfish (1984), Aphrodite (1982) and La Femme Publique (1984). All of those films included lengthy Kaprisky nude scenes with substantial exposure. Although I was a big Kaprisky fan and have been researching nude scenes for nearly 30 years, I don’t remember this film at all. It just slipped by me. I must not be the only one who missed it, because it has only 133 votes on IMDb.
There is a story to the caps and clips of Maureen O’Sullivan in Tarzan and His Mate (1932). Most comments on the movie deal with the naked swimming scene done by Josephine McKim, who worked as Ms. O’Sullivan’s double in this movie. Turns out that was only one of two scenes with the Olympic champion swimmer as substitute for the lead actress; the second one has Tarzan’s mate, Jane, escaping from a leopard by jumping into a river, where a crocodile the size of Nebraska gives chase.
In this scene you can see that even though Jane wears a skimpy outfit throughout the movie she does not go commando. A loin cloth covers her naughty bits.
All of that is relevant because a few online sources and a YouTube video claim that in a late scene, Ms. O’Sullivan unintentionally reveals her garden of infinite bliss as she kneels. To be sure, a couple of earlier scenes are ambiguous, when we get her skirt flies open for a frame or two, but for the one scene in question, as Jane fights off a bunch of hungry lions, it is ever so obvious she wears an undergarment.
But. In that same scene, It looks to me as though she might do a Vivien Leigh and give us a peek at her tasty hoots. Maybe. Perhaps. So, a bad news, good news situation – no accidental exposure of furry bits but there could be a peek worthy of a poke.
That is quite a full rear.
Yes, I admit it. I have become a fan – not of her performing, but of all her free-spirited social media shenanigans.
What can I tell you? In 1930 this was the cat’s pajamas.
Her face doesn’t seem that stunning in the picture above, but she is really a beauty.
During the awards show this past weekend, there was a special category for “Worst Performance by Bruce Willis in a 2021 Movie.” He appeared in eight low-budget films last year and he was nominated for all of them, ultimately “winning” for Cosmic Sin.
“After much thought and consideration, the Razzies have made the decision to rescind the Razzie Award given to Bruce Willis, due to his recently disclosed diagnosis. If someone’s medical condition is a factor in their decision making and/or their performance, we acknowledge that it is not appropriate to give them a Razzie.”
In other words, “Yes, we noticed that his acting sucked, and was therefore Razzie-worthy, but we now realized he cheated to win that award. Using a brain disorder to suck at acting is the equivalent of using steroids to hit home runs.”
I can’t really agree with their decision. It’s seems to me that all really bad actors have a brain disorder, the symptom of which … is bad acting. Consider Nic Cage, Tom Green, Steven Segal, OJ Simpson – even the greatest bad actor of them all, our own muse, the great Bill Shatner. All of those guys have a few splinters in the windmills of their minds.
OK, you caught me. Roger Moore is an exception.
Big update this week. New pics for April 1:
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Anamaria Vartolomei in “l’événement”:
Louise Chevillotte in “l’événement”:
Leonor Oberson in “l’événement”:
Louise Orry-Diguero in “l’événement”:
Salomé Dewaels in “illusions perdues”:
Candice Bouchet in “illusions perdues”:
Ophélie Bazillou in “Groland”:
French version, with extensive commentary
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