Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Weak Ender: Another Cannonball Member Gone?

That's right, no image in this week's ender. Take a moment and imagine the image of Farrah Fawcett, in her one piece bathing suit, flashing that beautiful smile. Probably one of the most lasting images of the 1970s.

There is no need to post that picture here because you can already picture it in your mind.

(And if you are too young to have been around for the 1970s, this is what we are talking about.)

The critics said that Charlie's Angels was the beginning of "Jiggle TV." A notion that sex sold on television. The only difference between that era of the 1970s and the current crop of bimbos is that those women were sexy. The mere image of Farrah in a one-piece bathing suit was titillating. Filled the fantasy of young men for a generation.

And to be honest, there are many who will contend that Farrah was the least of the three Charlie's Angels. They aren't wrong.

But that was a sexy era. Charlie's Angels. Battle of the Network Stars. A generation could be turned on by Farrah's one-piece. Charlene Tilton going into the dunk tank. Compare that to today's bimbos who have to garner attention by flashing their beavers when coming out of a parked car.

Going back to that poster, how many of you had that as one of your first posters? I had that, a Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders poster and a Go With the Rams poster on my wall. One day, I ripped (like slightly tore) one of my sister's Kiss posters (she had like 90 of them). My punishment from my mom was to allow my sister to rip every poster off my wall.

The Farrah one hurt the worst.

And years later, when I found out my sister was a lesbian, I'm surprised that she just didn't keep the poster.

For the record, I have not watched Cannonball Run since Dom died, so the next time I do, well, it will be dusty in the house.

AND SINCE we're being nice to Farrah, here's my take on Michael Jackson. I want to see the body. Michael sightings are going to dwarf Elvis sightings from years ago. Put that body on Hollywood Blvd., like Morgan Freeman in Unforgiven (not Tombstonee as I idiotically stated earlier). And speaking of that ... please, spell the name correctly on the tombstone.

THE CAVS are going to have some awesome pregame introductions, a point raised by Reader Matt P. But see people, I told you the NBA was fixed. The Association didn't want to give the fans LeBron vs. Kobe until Shaq came aboard. Who is laughing now?

THE CLIPPERS are going to regret passing on that point guard. Blake Griffin is not an NBA player. Patty Mills should have stayed in school.

AND FINALLY, a new feud? Chad Ochocinco vs. Shawne Merriman. Looks awesome!


Robster said...

I had that Farrah poster. I also had Samantha Fox right next to Paul Coffey and a Raiders "No Passing Zone" poster with Lester Hayes, Mike Haynes, Vann McElroy and Mike Davis posing with Harleys before the rich and famous thought inferior American bikes were cool.

Do you know what made the 70s sexy? We hadn't heard of silicon yet and the women were glamorous --even if fashion at the time wasn't.

RIP Farrah. We'll never forget you.

Scott said...

Put that body on Hollywood Blvd., like Morgan Freeman in Tombstone.

Do you mean Morgan Earp, or is there a joke I'm not getting?

buckyor said...

Or maybe he means Morgan Freeman in Unforgiven.

"He should have armed himself if he's gonna decorate his saloon with my friend."

THN said...

Dog gone it.

The Hatriot said...

Little Bill Daggett: You'd be William Munny out of Missouri. Killer of women and children.

Will Munny: That's right. I've killed women and children. I've killed just about everything that walks or crawled at one time or another. And I'm here to kill you, Little Bill, for what you did to Ned.

One of the best damn westerns of all time. My favorite Farrah poster was the one where she's in a silver dress, mid-thigh length, crouching down by the edge of some stage. As a 12 year old boy, you were just sure that if stared hard enough you could make out something in the shadow between her legs. It seems a few lines from Bukowski's elegy for Marlyn Monroe might be in order:

slipping keenly into bright ashes,
target of vanilla tears
your sure body lit candles for men on dark nights,
and now your night is darker
than the candle's reach
I raise my drink a full minute
and smile

Gaylord said...

Lebron and Shaq probably won't be doing any more gay pregame intros. Lebron looked like quite the tool after fooling around all season with gay little skits then pouting like a little girl after he lost again. He should be all business next season.

Nike might make a play to sign Shaq, so they can have a Shaq puppet move into Kobe and Lebron's love nest though....

THN said...

Was this the one?


The Hatriot said...

Oh yeah.

KJ said...

Poor Farrah. The Jackson death really took away from her tributes. It was nice to see one up here for her. As for sightings of Michael still alive, I'm sure they have already started. That is probably why the doctor wouldn't sign the death certificate. Just kidding, but you know people will start saying that!

DAWUSS said...

Did Kordell ever...

Bain said...

Charlene Tilton... the face that launched a thousand faps.

Kordell said...

No, Kordell never messed around with Michael Jackson. Even Kordell has his standards.

Michael Learned, Michael Ironside, Michael Vick, George Michael and Michael Jordan are another story.

Bain said...

The Kordell bit kinda lost its rudder somewhere.

THN said...

Kordell should make an account so he can be the real one. But we are switching platforms soon so hold tight.