Posts Tagged ‘romance’

February 14th

February 14, 2017

February 14th
It’s Valentine’s Day. Love & Happiness, y’all.

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

January 24, 2016

“Baby, It’s Cold Outside,”  words and music by Frank Loesser. Performed by Ricardo Montalbán and Esther Williams in the 1949 MGM movie “ Neptune’s Daughter” and reprised later in the film by Red Skelton and Betty Garrett but with the boy-girl roles reversed. The song won the 1949 Academy Award.

A classic winter duet, the tune has been recorded by countless couples including Steve and Edie, Louis Jordan & Ella Fitzgerald, Rod Stewart & Dolly Parton, Lady Gaga & Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nora Jones & Willie Nelson, and Zooey Deschanel & Leon Redbone.

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February 14th

February 14, 2015

February 14th

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Virginia Snake Oil: Love Potion?

August 7, 2014

Virginia Snake Oil: Love Potion Number 9?

In the soap opera that is the public corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his former NFL Cheerleader wife Maureen, the defense claims the couple’s relationship was bad, so the Gov didn’t know the Mrs. had a crush on “diet supplement” peddler Jonnie Williams and tried to trade government favors in return for his high-priced gifts. Today, however, the focus shifted to the patent nostrum sold by said Mr. Williams, a snake oil named Anatabloc.

The active ingredient in Anatabloc is Anatabine, an alkaloid derived from tobacco. Star Scientific, Mr. William’s company at the time, sold discount cigarettes and smokeless tobacco through a subsidiary, but sales weren’t too good, so … right. Anatabloc was said to “reduce inflammation and support a healthy metabolism” but was marketed as a “dietary supplement” to avoid those pesky clinical trials required of drugs. That didn’t keep the firm from claiming that the crap could mitigate Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, thyroiditis and traumatic brain injuries. You know, like a drug. Finally, the FDA caught them at it and issued a stern letter. Heavens to Betsy.

So that’s what Virginia First Lady Maureen McDonnell was shilling in the Executive Mansion in 2011 on behalf of love interest Jonnie Williams.  Mr. Williams claims he viewed the gifts of luxury items and loans of his vacation resort home and Ferrari sports car to the Governor and his wife as part of a business relationship, but Mrs. McDonnell’s lawyer claims she was smitten with Mr. Williams.

Wait a minute. Is romantic attraction a result of taking Anatabloc? That’s worth billions.

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Eliot Spitzer and Girlfriend Shock Jamaica

January 7, 2014

Eliot Spitzer and Girlfriend Shock Jamaica

According to the New York Post, the Big Apple’s tabloid rag of record, amorous antics in a hot tub by former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and gal pal Lis Smith shocked fellow guests at a hotel in Jamaica’s Montego Bay.  At another hostelry, the Mayflower Hotel here in DC, Mr. Spitzer is better known as “Client Number 9.”

Lis Smith, former spokesperson for NYC’s new Mayor Bill DeBlasio, has recently been the constant companion of Mr. Spitzer who, for now, is wed to another. Ms. Smith worked on Mr. Spitzer’s failed campaign for New York City Comptroller.

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

December 18, 2013

“Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” words and music by Frank Loesser. Performed by Ricardo Montalbán and Esther Williams in the 1949 MGM movie “Neptune’s Daughter,” and reprised later in the film by Red Skelton and Betty Garrett but with the roles reversed. The song won the 1949 Academy Award.

A classic winter duet, the tune has been recorded by countless couples including Steve and Edie, Louis Jordan & Ella Fitzgerald, Rod Stewart & Dolly Parton, Lady Gaga & Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nora Jones & Willie Nelson, and Zooey Deschanel & Leon Redbone.

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Love: Science Explains It All to You

February 14, 2013

Love: Science Explains It All to You

February 14th is Saint Valentine’s Day. On this holiday devoted to Romance, AsapSCIENCE explains the Science of Love:

Related:

“Valentine’s Day, by the numbers,” Belle Reynoso, CNN Library

“Heart Shaped Meals for Valentines Day,” Mental Floss

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Valentine’s Day 2011

February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day 2011

Valentine’s Day 2011. The economy is in the pits but hearts still soar. Here are some Valentines Day ideas for our times:

Papa John’s Heart-Shaped Valentine’s Pizza

Candle-lit dinner at Waffle House

Valentines Day dinner at White Castle

 Valentine’s Day at KFC Hawaii

Omnia vincit amor (your mileage may vary).

 

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2009 Valentine

February 14, 2009

2009 Valentine

 

Valentine’s Day, 2009. The proper gift? Sour candy.

 

 

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Valentines for Our Times

February 13, 2009

Valentines for Our Times

Valentine’s Day, 2009: Romance Without Finance.  

Cupid confronts a cold economy and finds love on a budget:

Valentine’s Day at White Castle. 

Waffle House by candle light.

 “What to do for Valentine’s Day? A few ideas,”
Fast Food Maven
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“Last-minute Valentine’s food ideas,” Mike Sutter, Forklore.

“Valentine’s pizza: It’s the shape that counts,”
Mike Sutter, Forklore.

 Omnia vincit amor (your mileage may vary).

 

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