“They persecuted Jesus and look what happened. I’m not saying Mr. Cosby is Jesus, but we know what this country has done to black men for centuries.”

I can see the similarity between Cosby and Jesus. Neither of them thought plain water was a suitable drink for a festive occasion. In order to lighten the mood, Jesus changed it into wine, and Cosby added some gentle little pills.

The oddest part of this story is that Cosby’s publicist gratuitously added comments about Brett Kavanaugh, who presumably was considered somewhat less like Jesus. Or maybe not. I don’t really know because my knowledge of the Bible is a little hazy, and I just keep forgetting the part about Jesus whipping it out.

A young Alyssa Milano (1995) got naked in Embrace of the Vampire.  (1, 2, 3)

When the Fun House was just beginning, back in the 1995-1997 period, Milano was THE sexy young starlet. In addition to this movie, she did nudity in Poison Ivy 2, Fear, Hugo Pool, Deadly Sins and an episode of Outer Limits. But that was it for her career. After appearing naked in public for three years, she basically never got naked again.

We didn’t have the “top nude scenes” poll until 1999, but if we had completed one in 1995, Embrace of the Vampire would have contended for the top spot. It may not have won because – well, damn, there was a lot of film nudity in the mid 90s, but it might have, and I think it would surely have made the top five

These would have been the other contenders for that honor:

Mimi Rogers in Full Body Massage

Gina Gershon and Elizabeth Berkley in Showgirls

Natasha Henstridge in Species.

There were some other great scenes that year as well, but I think those would have been the ones in the upper echelon.

At any rate, Alyssa still looks great and is now an activist for women’s causes.

UPDATE I agree with the following from the comment section:

“Based on other years lists, Milano would have fit all of the criteria for the #1 spot on the list in 1995: former child star, making nude debut, showing the full monty, including a lesbo scene. I suppose Elizabeth Berkley would also have checked off all of those boxes, but I don’t think she had the same appeal as the girl from Who’s The Boss. If Berkley’s SBTB costar Tiffani Amber Thiessen had starred in Showgirls at age 21, however, I think it would still be the reigning champ.”

Stephanie Pratt Topless Paparazzi Shots (While Changing Her Bikini)

I know what you’re thinking, but …

She’s “kind of” a celebrity.

Remember her from The Hills? That was that awful show with Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt. Well, Stephanie was in that as well. She is Spencer’s less obnoxious sibling.

Anyway, she’s still on a reality show somewhere. Aren’t we all? (Possibly excepting her brother, who is probably employed in a position requiring a hairnet.) According to the article, Stephanie’s specific show is Made in Chelsea.

Especially the false acquisitions. Truth is our main weapon.

Well, truth and humor are our two main weapons.

… Um … truth and humor and sports … three main weapons

… wait … truth and humor and sports and a fanatical devotion to naked women

er …

amongst our weaponry are such diverse elements as …

Oh, bugger … I’ll come in again

“At a lunch on Tuesday, Senators were told to expect to be on the floor this weekend for the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation vote, said Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN).”

It does seem that the process will commence Saturday because we do know that the committee expects to take its vote on Friday. It’s not clear whether the actual vote of the entire Senate can take place over the weekend, given the expected procedural maneuvers.

Bill Cosby has received his first sentence for one of the many women who have accused him of various forms of predatory behavior. In this case, as in most of them, he drugged, then assaulted a woman. The judge declared Cosby a “sexually violent predator.”

He was escorted away in handcuffs. Three to ten years was his sentence for his behavior with just this one woman. Given the number of crimes he has been accused of (60 women) and his age (81), he has probably spent his last day as a free man and will die in prison.

Was there any bigger surprise among the recently exposed sexual predators? And how did he keep it so quiet for so many years? Let’s  face it, everyone knew that Harvey Weinstein and Les Moonves were creeps. There were always whispers and rumors, even when everyone feared their power, but  … Dr. Huxtable ???? That was like finding out Tom Hanks is a serial killer.

Marisa Tomei topless in one of the nude scenes that earned her two consecutive second-place finishes in our annual polls:

This performance finished second in the Top Nude Scenes of 2007

Her follow-up in The Wrestler merited second place in the Top Nude Scenes of 2008

By the way, she did those scenes when she was well into her 40s! (She turns 54 this year and still looks about the same.)

UN audience literally bursts out laughing at Trump’s speech.

He had ’em in stitches with his jokes and wacky faces.

Once again he proves to be 100% correct. He’s been saying all along that the world is laughing at us.

Related:  What the world thinks of the USA, and specifically of Trump.

The Onion’s take: Everyone At U.N. Watching Trump Speak Can’t Believe They Used To Consider U.S. A Superpower

Two small robots have begun hopping around the surface of asteroid Ryugu.

It’s a tricky process. Ryugu is tiny and has very little gravity, so the rovers there move around by hopping. When they land, some 15 minutes later, it is usually quite far from where they took off. On Saturday, Rover 1A returned an early picture of its new home world during one of its first hops.

This picture is indecipherable, but they are hoping for many more photos from the robots, as well as other forms of research. One goal of the project is to take surface samples and send them back to earth. I’m not talking about sending the analysis back to earth, but the actual, physical sample!

Ryugu comes very close to Earth – within a quarter of the distance to the moon at the closest point.