BETTY PAGE passes away at age 85

If you know anything about anything you will know who Betty Page was and is! she is the reason for almost the whole entire cheese cake model revival. without Betty gracing the covers of magazines comic book artist and painters would have no basis for the perfect female form. At about 10:57pm I get a call from my close friend and website researcher who broke the news to us about her passing. What do you say? what can you say?

Nothing………………………………………………………..

for people out of the loop about Betty Page here is a quick break down of the One and Only

Bettie Page was born Betty Mae Page on April 22, 1923 the second child of Walter Roy Page and Edna Mae Pirtle. As the salutatorian of her class,on June 6, 1940, Bettie Page graduated from high school with a scholarship and enrolled at George Peabody College with the intention of becoming a teacher. However, the next fall she began studying acting, hoping to become a movie star. At the same time, she began her first job, typing for author Alfred Leland Crab. Page graduated from Peabody with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1944. In 1943, she married high school classmate Billy Neal in a simple courthouse ceremony shortly before he was drafted into the Navy for service in World War I1. For the next few years, Bettie moved from San Francisco to Nashville to Miami and to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where she felt a special affinity with the country and its culture.In November 1947, while back in the United States, Bettie filed for divorce from Neal.

Following her divorce, Page worked briefly in San Francisco, and in Haiti. She moved to New York City, where she hoped to find work as an actress. In the meantime, she supported herself by working as a secretary. In 1950, while walking along the Coney Island shore, Bettie met Jerry Tibbs, a police officer with an interest in photography. Bettie was a willing model, and Tibbs took pictures of her and put together her first pinup portfolio.

soon she became famous in the 1950s for her fetish modeling and pin-up photos. She was also one of the earliest Playmates of the Month for Playboy magazine.she faded into obscurity in the 1960s after converting to Christianity and serving as a Baptist missionary in Angola

she experienced a resurgence of popularity in the 1980s and now has a significant cult following. Her look, including her jet black hair and trademark bangs, has influenced many artists. some of the more known names are Jim Silke, Dave Stevens,Greg Theakston and comic book publisher Eros comics.

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Bettie Page (April 22, 1923 – December 11, 2008)

Zack and Miri make a porno

Saw the newest Kevin Smith film on friday October 31 2008.

Kevin Smith has completely come into his own as a filmmaker. First let’s talk about the movie: if you don’t know already, here it is. Lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri look to solve their respective cash-flow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought.

With every movie Kevin makes you see his progression in his art. From lighting to camera shots, you see his fully realized film capability. There are so many well thought out shots and masterfully edited scenes in this movie you would never believe that Kevin basically wrote, shot, and cut the film on his own.

A lot of reviewers pan this film mostly because they either do not like Kevin Smith films or they have a fear of human anatomy. it maybe the heavy use of Adult language or they could just be middle age old recluses who refuse to change with the time. Potty mouth Language is always in full force, The dirty talk only helps assert the already well understanding fact that these people are normal average Americans who use the 4 letter and sometimes larger words to help show and explain their feelings in a simple and to the point way. That’s how we talk, The only thing I do miss is Kevin’s monologues. this film seems to be more mainstream than all his other films but it is always and without a doubt is his work.

this is one of the funniest and well thought out comedy films this year!

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Halloween 2008

Happy Halloween, before you go out to the Halloween parade in NYC

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let us understand why we celebrate this day.

History of Halloween:

Halloween has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain from the Old Irish samain.

The festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture, and is sometimes¬† regarded as the “Celtic New Year”.

Traditionally, the festival was a time used by the ancient pagans to take stock of supplies and slaughter livestock for winter. The ancient Gaels believed that on October 31, now known as Halloween, the boundary between the earthly bound  and the deceased dissolved, and the dead become dangerous for the living by causing problems such as sickness or damaged crops.

The festivals would frequently involve bonfires, into which bones of slaughtered livestock were thrown. Costumes and masks were also worn at the festivals in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or placate them.

Halloween (whats in the name)

The term Halloween is shortened from All Hallows’ Even. Halloween” gets its “n” from “even”) as it is the eve of “All Hallows’ Day, which is now also known as All Saints’ Day

why the costume:

the present-day Halloween custom of wearing costumes and going trick-or-treating has its place in history. the medieval practices of “mumming” and “going a-souling” on the eves of All Saints and All Souls Days November 1 and 2. Mumming took the form of wearing costumes, singing, play-acting, and mischief making, while souling entailed going door to door and offering prayers for the dead in exchange for treats, particularly “soul cakes.”

V for Halloween:

British custom, dating from the 1600s, of youths wearing masks and carrying effigies while begging for pennies on Bonfire Night (also known as Guy Fawkes Night), the November 5 commemoration of the so-called Gunpowder Plot to blow up Parliament in 1605.

Trick or Treat:

the mordern day invention of Halloween started around 1940s and remains so to this very day. adults and children alike dress in outlandish outfits and enjoy this true pagan hoilday!

Happy Halloween

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Dolemite March 17, 1927 – October 19, 2008

Rudy Ray Moore, a raunchy 1970s comedian who played the title role of a flashy pimp in the movie Dolemite and influenced a generation of rappers, has died. He was 81.

Moore said he developed the style, later a feature of rap music, by listening to men sitting outside joints “drinking beer and lying and talking (expletive).”

Moore played the fast-talking pimp and title character in the 1975 film Dolemite. In later years Moore collaborated with 2 Live Crew, Big Daddy Kane and Snoop Dogg.

Moore’s other acting credits during the Blaxploitation era of black action films included The Human Tornado in 1976 and Disco Godfather in 1979.

Rudy Ray Moore reprised his role as Dolemite in Insane Clown Posse’s film Big Money Hustlas a 2000 comedy which had other pop icons like John G. Brennan (jerky boys and family guy) wrestler author Mick Foley and Fred Berry (rerun from what’s happening).