Friday, May 8, 2015


This tremendous meta issue celebrates burlesque with Dita Von Teese, Sally Rand and Lucille Ball! Some cool vintage and retro stuff has been added for science!


Everything I know about fashion, I learn by watching FTV. However, It's cool that Dita Von Teese's dress was made with a 3D printer


Dita Von Teese is an American burlesque dancer, model, costume designer, entrepreneur and occasional actress. She is thought by some to have helped re-popularize burlesque performance 


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“For as long as I’ve been doing shows my goal has been to take burlesque to a different place than it was,” says Dita Von Teese  “When I first started performing burlesque there was no internet, there were no references…so I had to base my own idea on what I imagined, instead of what I saw.”


Dita Von Teese Porn Past is No Secret


Despite appearing in numerous special issues, this was Dita Von Teese first Playboy cover. 

The Official Facebook Page of Dita Von Teese


GOODSTUFFs Journey Into The Burlesque 


Bill Clinton's Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Tanzania


GOODSTUFFs "Lets Get Political" photo album
A fun Facebook project

There is one less robot exploring the solar system today. MESSENGER, which has orbited Mercury for four years, finally ran out of fuel and crashed into the planet

NASA’s MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft 

Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Opportunity Logs Sol 4000

  Sally Rand was a burlesque dancer and actress, most noted for her ostrich feather fan dance and balloon bubble dance. She also performed under the name Billie Beck.

NSFW Fred Dude has posted some great stuff this week 

Vintage Photos Reveal the Burlesque Troupe of Midgets from the 1920s 

 How to handle current events fatigue? My advice: Read InstaPundit, and let Glenn handle the fatigue for you!

An Old Oil Advertisement from the 1970's or sometime around then.  I doubt that Advertising campaign would be well-received in this day and age! 


What is happening in Ye Olde Blogosphere


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Rare Black and White Photos of Lucille Ball from the 1940s 

 Lucille was 40 years old and a struggling B list actress when she began “I Love Lucy” which showcased her quirky comedy and showcased her slapstick humor. Lucille Ball was the first pregnant woman to be seen on television as well as the first interracial couple to be seen on television, despite the producers of the shows disapproval. 

Mini Skirt Monday #185: Minis On Stage (Part 5)

Big Boob Friday 

BeCos(play) It's Friday

Diora "Double D" Baird 

Sexy Reds with Double Trouble Two 

Rule 5 compiled by Wombat Dude


Ellen Adarna Sexy Philippine Model
(Start at 1:02)

 Short attention span theatre

Japanese Arcades: Gundam Pods and Other Guilty Pleasures

Odysseus is Seeing Red

Against Occupation Regulations — US Soldiers Dating with Japanese Girls in 1946

The FBI’s ‘Suicide Letter’ To Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., And the Dangers Of A Paranoid State 
 Tracking this Jade Helm 15 stuff

"Jade" stands for "Joint Assistant for Deployment and Execution" 
"Helm" stands for "Homeland Eradication of Local Militants.”

Court - Warrantless cellphone tracking not illegal search 

FBI replies to Stingray Freedom of Information request with 5,000 blank pages Caught Sharing Customer DNA Data With Police With No Warrant


Vintage Babe of the Week is Marilyn Maxwell!


 Dictators and stark buildings are not however, the whole and sum of communist aesthetics.  

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There has been a lot of art produced in the name of the workers state, and with his unmistakable saturated colors and revolutionary tableaux, René Mederos was one such propagandist of the people. 

"A Guy who takes his time" is part of Dita Von Teese's famously known performance on "Strip Strip Hooray" in 2012


Ron Russell said...

First time visit to your site. Saw that you often look at my postings so thought to check you out. Adding you to blogroll at Obama Cartoons and my new site at Rule 5 Sites and if you like drop me a comment at the latter and I will add you to the "Rule 5 Widget"!

Katy Anders said...

I always look forward to Friday mornings to see what you've come up with for the week. Thanks again!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Wow Lucile Ball was sure a looker in her day.

cmblake6 said...

I agree with both comments so far. Always good stuff!

Proof said...

My small claim to fame is that I once met Dita von Teese. A very lovely lady.
I can neither confirm nor deny having my picture taken with her, with my arm around her, or her state of dress or undress.

William McCain said...

Communism and art? Check out the 2002 biopic Frida. Set in the '20s and '30 in Mexico. Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, and Geoffrey Rush as Trotsky. A thoroughly enjoyable film.