Friday, October 31, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

WACKED OUT WEDNESDAY IS THINKING OF GEORGE MICHAEL!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

WACKED OUT WEDNESDAY IS THINKING ABOUT MILDRED!

TUNEFUL TUESDAY IS HEARING THE DANDY WARHOLS!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

MUSICAL MONDAY PRESENTS, "MADAME"!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

SO OVER IT SUNDAY PRESENTS MY ARTICLE ON "MASTERS OF SEX". ENJOY!

Crusaders for Truth: Heart and Soul Makes ‘Masters of Sex’ More than Physical Richard Lloreda, Staff Writer September 19, 2014 Right from the playful opening credits, Masters of Sex, Showtime’s critically acclaimed seriocomic series, examines sex, from what its power is to how people define themselves through it, a subject that still raises gooseflesh in mixed company. The program is presented as a tasteful period drama set in Middle America, namely Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., during the buttoned-up 1950s and early 1960s. With human sexual response as its topic, it is everything that revolves around sex from which the real dramatic thrust comes. As Dr. William Masters and Dr. Virginia Johnson’s relationship unfolds, the program reveals more than what the naked eye can see. Their research touches off more than just a laboratory’s conditioned environment would have allowed. They are in fact part of their research. Each inspires the other to stretch their intellectual capabilities by exploring their differences. Their relationship is intricate as research partners, co-authors and more—much, much more than either one of them ever imagined. In modern terms, they could be seen as Pierre and Marie Curie, or to some, Victor and Elizabeth von Frankenstein. Therein lays the conflict of opinion debated by Masters and Johnson. Michael Sheen portrays Masters with brooding complexity. The emotionally unavailable Masters just begs to peel back his buttoned up layers, and Lizzie Caplan depicts Johnson as the intuitive explorer carefully pursuing her quest for emotional truth. Their conflicting viewpoints are the weekly spark that ignites this powder keg of a mid-century drama. Inspired by Thomas Maier’s book, Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love, the program unfolds elegantly, playing against the backdrop of the Eisenhower to Johnson administrations. Five Golden Globe nominations and a win for best actress Allison Janney as Margaret Scully in 2014 show the program is clearly a hit with critics and audiences. “Masters and Johnson were suddenly famous with the publication of their first landmark book, Human Sexual Response,” according to Maier. However, this series is not about fame or even solely about sex so much as it is about the human responses to life as lived through this complicated period of world history. Topics woven throughout the program confront themes including the inequality of women, the struggle with integration, battles against racism and breaching the taboo subject of sex and all of its facets, which parallel modern day anxieties. Masters’ take on the study is from a physiological point of view, but as the story unfolds, it is Johnson, compelled by the psychological effects, who guides the personal outlooks regarding all aspects of the motivations of behaviors behind the sexual responses. Masters is emotionally isolated and is somewhat perplexed by human relationships. His struggle is based on a complicated past, and by studying human sexual responses in a clinical light he keeps emotions at a safe distance. Love is something he cannot wrap his mind around, as evidenced by his rudimentary approach to intimacy with his wife, Libby Masters, played by Caitlin Fitzgerald. Johnson is discovering that the questions raised by the study touch her in ways she finds intriguing about both other human beings and herself. She struggles with being taken seriously, even by Dr. Masters, in the male dominated world of the hospital environment and larger society. She is ostracized by her female peers, who regard her as an oddity, whispering rumors about this strange sex research in which she is involved with Masters. As a single mother, she is both fighting for independence and doing work she cares about with the added financial realities that lead to her to sell diet pills to make ends meet. Johnson discovers enlightenment in her dealings with very human aspects of sexual response through the study. She is emotionally connected and desires to tell the personal stories behind the sexual behavior. Her road is one of mounting self-discovery as seen in her ability to form complex friendships with women. Johnson begins, through the study, to question and then understand her motivations and who Dr. Masters is. Johnson is a woman alone yet so immersed in the study that she really isn’t wounded by loneliness. Although her focus is on her work, she also develops a certain savvy in a man’s world, maneuvering around men with watchful caution, reacting to her situations as case scenarios. If Masters of Sex were a Turner Classic Movie, one could easily imagine the story set in the mid-1950s. Dr. Masters would be played by Henry Fonda at his most removed self. Johnson would be Ava Gardner, completely covered up, far more seductive and compelling than currently portrayed in today’s overly sexualized visually stimulated society. The irony of Masters of Sex lies in the fact that while there is nudity and there are sexual situations, these are not the most provocative aspects of the program. The key to the exciting story line is everything else going on rather than the actual sex. Michael Sheen’s Masters is fairly bursting to tell the audience why his character is so pent up. Caplan presents Johnson as so fascinating that she could make emptying a swimming pool with a teaspoon mind-blowing. In other words, if a cigarette company sponsored this program there would be a veritable skyrocket in sales on Sunday nights. Masters of Sex is high-performance drama that leaves the audience to ponder more questions than answers, a format that maximizes viewing pleasure. In a nutshell, Masters of Sex, Masters and Johnson’s relationship reflects the timeless lyrics of Johnny Mercer, “When an irresistible force such as you meets an old immovable object like me you can bet just as sure as you live something’s gotta give.”

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WACKED OUT WEDNSDAY PRESENTS, "BABY JANE"!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

TUNEFULL TUESDAY IS THINKING OF "DIE, MOMMY DIE!"

Monday, September 1, 2014

MUSICAL MONDAY HAS THE BEATLES ON MY MIND!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

SO OVER IT SUNDAY REMEMBERS THE SMITHS!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

TUNEFUL THURSDAY RECALLS "SEXY BOY" FROM AIR!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WHACKED OUT WEDNESDAY LOOKS AT LUCY!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

MUSICAL MONDAY REMEMBERS ROBIN WILLIAMS!

Monday, August 11, 2014

SO OVER IT SUNDAY PRESENTS "THE CURE'!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Saturday, August 9, 2014

ALL HAIL QUEEN JOAN ON FASHION FRIDAY!

FASHION FRIDAY WITH IMPERIAL JOAN!

FASHION FRIDAY AND TI-YI-TI-ARA-S!

FASHION FRIDAY AND YET MORE CROWNS!

FASHION FRIDAY AND THOSE GALL DANG CROWNS!

FASHION FRIDAY SHOWS YOU QUEEN JOAN, CROWN AND ALL!

FASHION FRIDAY PRESENTS, "CROWNS"!

Friday, August 8, 2014

TUNEFUL THURSDAY IS THINKING, "I GET IDEAS'!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

WACKED OUT WEDNESDAY IS FEELING KINDA WHITE, JEANS, THAT IS!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

MUSICAL MONDAY PRESENTS MISS PATSY CLINE!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

SO OVER IT SUNDAY PRESENTS, "ROBBIE THE ROBOT"!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Friday, August 1, 2014

TUNEFUL THURSDAY IS HEARING"WHAT" FROM SOFT CELL, "WHAT"?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

WACKED OUT WEDNESDAY IS THINKING OF 'SHAMPOO"!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

TUNEFUL TUESDAY IS THINKING OF "VICTOR/VICTORIA"!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

MUSICAL MONDAY BRINGS YOU SOPHIA LOREN!

Friday, July 25, 2014

FASHION FRIDAY PRESENTS MORE "EVIL UNDER THE SUN"!

TUNEFUL THURSDAY, JOAN SINGING!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

MUSICAL MONDAY PRESENTS "JOHNNY GUITAR!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

SO OVER IT SUNDAY PRESENTS, "AL DI LA"!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

SASSY SATURDAY PRESENTS THE QUEEN BEE SLAP!

Friday, July 18, 2014

FASHION FRIDAY, HATS, HATS AND MORE CRAZY HATS!

FASHION FRIDAY PRESENTS HATS, ALA ROZ RUSSELL LOOKING LIKE AN ARABIAN NIGHTS WIZARD!

FASHION FRIDAY GETS HATTED!

TUNEFUL THURSDAY PRESENTS PAUL REVERE AND THE RAIDERS!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WHACKED OUT WEDNESDAY PRESENTS, "MADAME"!

TOO,TOO MUCH TUESDAY PRESENTS NATALIE WOOD AS MAGGIE THE CAT!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

LUSH ORCHESTRATIONS FROM THE LATER "ROMAN SPRING OF MRS. STONE"!

A SLIGHT DETOUR TO ROME ON MUSICAL MONDAYS!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

SO OVER IT SUNDAY WOULD LOVE TO BE THE LAZIEST GUY IN TOWN!

Friday, July 11, 2014

WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS WEEK? OH WELL, ENJOY FASHION FRIDAY!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

SO OVER IT SUNDAY LOOKS AT ELIZABETH TAYLOR GET THRASHED BY RICHARD BURTON IN "THE VIP"S"!

SASSY SATURDAY IS IMPRESSED WITH VERUSKA!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

JOAN CRAWFORD ENJOYS A GOOD FASHION READ ON FASHION FRIDAY!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

TOO, TOO MUCH TUESDAY BRINGS YOU MORE IN THE WAY OF ART!

MUSICAL MONDAYS PRESENTS THE MAMAS AND PAPAS!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

SO OVER IT SUNDAY IS THINKING ABOUT A PALMS SPRINGS WEEK-END!

FASHION FRIDAY/SASSY SATURDAY COMBO!

Friday, June 27, 2014

TUNEFUL THURSDAY IS DELIGHTED WITH A VOCAL LANA TURNER!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

AH SOPHIA, ON WACKED OUT WEDNESDAY!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

TOO, TOO MUCH TUESDAY PRESENTS PATRICK JANE!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

MUSICAL MONDAY PRESENTS THE MISSES RUSSELL AND WOOD IN "GYPSY'!

Monday, June 23, 2014

SO OVER IT SUNDAY PRESENTS DIANA VREELAND!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

SASSY SATURDAY, "BLOWS UP"!

Friday, June 20, 2014

FASHION FRIDAY PRESENTS GINGER ROGERS IN "LADY IN THE DARK"!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

TUNEFUL THURSDAY PRESENTS MISS DORIS DAY AND ROCK HUDSON IN "PILLOW TALK"!

WACKED OUT WEDNSEDAY PRESENTS "THE CARRIE NATIONS"!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

TOO, TOO MUCH TUESDAY LOOKS AT CAROLE LOMBARD!

MUSICAL MONDAY PRESENTS SOMETHING WILD!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

AVA GARDNER GIVES YOU THE BRUSH OFF ON SO OVER IT SUNDAY!

SASSY SATURDAY PRESENTS, LUSH BUDGET!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

WACKED OUT WEDNESDAY PRESENTS MISS GLORIA SWANSON!

TOO, TOO MUCH TUESDAY PRESENTS MISS BETTE DAVIS!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

JOAN'S GODSON, JACK JONES ON MUSICAL MONDAY!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

SO OVER IT SUNDAY CONTINUES WITH 'THE WOMEN"!

SASSY SATURDAY CONTINUES WITH "THE WOMEN'!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

FASHION FRIDAY DEMANDS MORE FROM "THE WOMEN"!

Friday, June 6, 2014

MORE FROM "THE WOMEN"!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

WACKED OUT WEDNESDAY CONTINUES WITH "THE WOMEN"!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

NORMA SHEARER IN "THE WOMEN"! LOOK OUT MRS. HAINES!

TOO, TOO MUCH TUESDAY IS UNDER WAY! "THE WOMEN"!

Monday, June 2, 2014

"EVERYTHING IS YOURS" ON MUSICAL MONDAY!

MUSICAL MONDAY NODS TO JOAN AND FRED!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Thursday, May 29, 2014

TUNEFUL THURSDAY STARRING TINA LOUISE!

HERE IS TO TUNEFUL THURSDAY!

QUEEN JOAN ...WOULDN'T SHE MAKE A GREAT BOSS LADY TO JAMES BOND ON WACKED OUT WEDNESDAY!

IMAGINE IF QUEEN JOAN PLAYED "M"!

E ESTA "CASINO ROYALE" IN ITALIANO A WACKED OUT WEDNESDAY!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

WOWSVILLE BABY ON MUSICAL MONDAY!

MUSICAL MONDAY PRESENTS "THE WOMEN" FASHION PARADE BY ADRIAN! I SEE A LOT OF "JOAN CRAWFORD" TYPES!

A QUALITY ACT FOR MUSICAL MONDAY, MISS DOLORES GRAY!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

HAVE A BREWSKI, IT'S SO OVER IT SUNDAY!

EVERYONE IN THE POOL, IT'S SUMMER ON SO OVER IT SUNDAY!

EVERYDAY CAN TRULY FEEL LIKE SO OVER IT SUNDAY!

SO OVER IT SUNDAY IS JUST ABOUT SO OVER IT!

SUMMER IS COMING ON SASSY SATURDAY!

A BOY IN A DRESS ON SASSY SATURDAY!

SASSY SATURDAYS, BACK TO JOHN LEGUIZAMO!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

FRISKY FASHION FRIDAY PERFUMERY PERIPHERY!

TIME FOR UNREASONABLY GLAM FRAGRANCE ADS ON FASHION FRIDAY!

FASHION FRIDAY WITH CRAZY PERFUME ADS!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

SO COOL, SO COOL THIS TUNEFUL THURSDAY!

TUNE THURSDAY PRESENTS SOMETHING TRIPPY!

TUNEFUL THURSDAY PRESENTS A LOVELY TUNE!

AHH CHOOO! YES, HAVING A COLD CAN GET ONE OFF OF ONE'S SCHEDULE! HERE'S TO TOO, TOO MUCH TUESDAY!

TOO, TOO MUCH TUESDAY CAN BE VEXING!

DUE TO A TOO, TOO MUCH COLD I GOT MY DAYS MIXED UP, HERE IS A TOO, TOO MUCH TUESDAY OFFERING!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

SCOTT BAKULA GROOVES TO CANADA DRY ON WHACKED OUT WEDNESDAY!

ASK ANN MARGRET ALL ABOUT CANADA DRY ON WHACKED OUT WEDNESDAY!

VIVA LAS WHACKED OUT WEDNESDAY!

Monday, May 19, 2014

I MAY KILL MYSELF! IT'S "TORCH SONG" IN THE CAMPIEST MUSICAL MONDAY YET!

DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE THIS FEMALE DRAG QUEEN NUMBER CAME FROM, ASIDE FROM "TORCH SONG", ON MUSICAL MONDAY!

"TORCH SONG" SEEMS TO LAY THERE LIKE A POT ROAST DINNER ON MUSICAL MONDAY!

MUSICAL MONDAY IS THINKING OF THIS DITTY!

SO OVER IT SUNDAY IS...WELL...SO OVER THIS WEEK!

SO OVER IT SUNDAY WANTS YOU TO RELAX!

SO OVER IT SUNDAY SAYS , "SIT A SPELL"!

 
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