Monday, November 24, 2008

Fur is Murder. Fabulous, sexy murder.

One of the ways we, as a society, went wrong was by buckling into the red-paint-splashing fur-haters.

We can have a debate about the ethics of wearing fur--you'll lose, but we can have it--but the issue should've been removed from the table the instant terrorist tactics were used.

Yeah, pro-oil and pro-fur. And yet, not really conservative. Heh.

I mention this because Malkin is in the new Clare Booth Luce "Conservative Women" calendar. Now, the Luce family was corrupting media long before our current, completely disreputable media was even born. (Henry and Clare dropped LSD--responsibly, under a psychiatrist's careful gaze--back in 1958!) But that's a separate subject.

The subject here--the salient, eternal subject--is women in fur. Mmmmm. There's not much better than a woman wearing a fur. Maybe it's some primal thing, going back to when you had to hand kill the bear. Maybe it's that whatever they think consciously, women seem to respond in a primal fashion to wearing fur. Not too long ago, and for quite some time, the fur coat was the epitome of the luxury romance item, alongside of diamonds and fine chocolates.

Anyway, the pix...are a little disappointing. There's a great shot of Coulter up front, and Malkin's looking good. But they over did the makeup on Mary Katherine Ham--I know what they were going for, but it required more skill and lighting. MKH looks marvellous with a more "natural" makeup. You can see the same thing in the other pictures, too, although for some reason it works on Amanda Carpenter.

Tragically, I couldn't find a picture that really epitomized what I was thinking of while writing this. But how about a little Marilyn? An archetypal woman in an archetypal symbol of romance.


  1. That's the worst photo of MKH I have ever seen. She looks like the Planet Mongo [green fur] version of Tori Spelling. Genuinely good-looking women should keep away from "glamour" photographers.

  2. Oh, sorry:

    In these difficult economic times, genuinely good-looking women should keep away from "glamour" photographers.

  3. Isn't it, though?

    If they just put in her the fur with some firelight. A little smile--would've been killer.

    They were trying to do some sort of '50s thing and it fell on its face.

    They did great with Coulter and Malkin, though--15 and 25 years older, respectively!

  4. In these difficult economic times, genuinely good-looking women should keep away from "glamour" photographers.

    In these difficult economic times, lol, exactly!

  5. If you are going to do a women in fur photo you missed a bet on not doing Raquel Welch in her fur bikini from her caveman movie.

  6. My wife made me watch that Sex in the City movie. There was a lot of fur in that. And not just the red headed bitchs twat either.

  7. No, no, the fur bikini doesn't cut it.

    Something like this is necessary.

  8. I noticed that the fur Ann Coulter modeled was from her own wardrobe. She looked the best in it, too. Perhaps it takes a while before one is comfortable in one's own fur.

  9. Lord knows it took me a while...


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