10 Celebrities i Wanna Party With (A Top 10 Lips)

My fellow alcoholics, your Functional Alcoholic Slurperson here, addressing members of the D-Generation (that’s ‘D’rinking-Generation for those of y’all new to Degeneration). Thanks for stopping by, nice to see all you D.R.I.N.K.E.R.s (Drunks Really Involved Now Known as Exiles Reunited) here.

A little update on my personal sitch before we get to the goodies and if you don’t give a shit about the personal sitch i’d just skip right ahead to the goodies if i was you. Really, i understand, no big deal. If you remember, my latest rule to control the drinking was to drink only outside the house, which means mostly business lunches, Open Bar Friday at the office and any art gallery events. Well, so far so good. The Fridays can be a bit of a challenge sometimes but i’ve stuck to my guns most of the time and haven’t gotten totally shit faced since i started the rule. Which explains why i haven’t been talking too much about my drinking lately. Nothing is more boring than a drinker who has his drinking under control for the moment, and i get that. Sorry babes. Hopefully i’ll fall off the wagon spectacularly really soon so i can provide you with some well deserved entertainment.

So to shake things up a little bit, here’s a Top 10 Lips for y’all. And by the way, if any mentioned celebrities are reading this, if you contact me in the comments below and pay for my drinks and any transportation required: i’m not kidding, i would love to party with you. Hell, Jim Morrison needed professional drinkers to hang with and watch out for him, you could do the same for me.

Plus, here’s a bonus round, Lily Allen singing an post-appropriate song from the juiced-box: Friday Night.

Anyways, my fellow alcoholics, i proudly present to you the

10 Celebrities i Wanna Get Fucked Up With

10. Michael Madsen

9. Kate Moss

8. David Hasselhoff

7. Amy Winehouse

6. Mischa Barton

5. Lily Allen

4. Michelle Rodriguez

3. Kiefer Sutherland

2. Tara Reid

1. Mickey Rourke

[Click here for my other Top 10 Lips]

Booze Revooze: A Drinker’s Skewed View of KABOOM

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From the juiced-box and the soundtrack:

[Press ‘Play’ for art rock]

Ramblings: Will Blow Your Nose If Not Your Mind

Final Proof: 3 Shots

You know how you get drunk with a college art school major? He paints makeup on, carefully sculpts his hair to look careless and poses himself in the chair wrong just so he can be a poser and different because he’s all about doing whatever he does weirdly, not realizing that doing everything opposite of the norm is the long spelling of “conformist”. So he drinks some imported shit he doesn’t even really like and looks so gay he probably isn’t but he’s not a total waste of negative space because in the foam at the bottom of his empty bottle of sincerity is a sincere desire to find himself. Plus he’s never boring and he always brings around these cute art major babes who never wear bras and are constantly showing you skin and not even caring when you look. That’s what Kaboom is like.

The whole look of this movie felt like a cheap suit worn by an artsy kid who can make fun of himself and sometimes wants to camp it up. Kaboom works best when it’s threading this needle, trying to look like a porn remake of Donnie Darko, because the whole mystery aspect of the film, while the most cohesive thing here, is dealt with pretty shabbily. Kind of like a little kid in a talent show who’s more about “Look at me, look at me” than “Look what I know how to do”.

This film started out bad and i was really worried it was going to be some college movie where they try to capture the spirit of a period or some crap and play tunes that must be cool because they’re so obscure no one’s ever heard of them while they swap one liners like hot spit that’s too contrived to be authentic. That’s what i was afraid of  because that’s how Kaboom started out but thank god it got away from that after the one party with the lesbian witch where the red headed twin mystery started because the men in animal masks stabbed her in the eye or not because Smith was on drugs.

My biggest beef with Kaboom was the ending. The movie on the whole was pretty entertaining but like a dorm kid with a bottle of mezcal, Gregg Araki was OK at the beginning and in the middle but didn’t know what to do at the end. Imagine you have a low-budget “X-Files on acid” episode where Scully and Mulder solve everything in two minutes after the last commercial break when they’re beginning to roll the credits and you’ll appreciate what they got going on here.

Yeah, Kaboom was really out there, too far out there probably but at least it was somewhere, you know?  Which is a lot farther than most movies want to go nowadays.

Buzz Kills (Watch Out for Spoilers)

From the juiced-box and the soundtrack, this is Engineers – Clean Coloured Wire

[Press ‘Play’ to hear what passes for music now]

Sex: 4 Shots

i’m saying. Nobody was more surprised than i was, except for maybe Miss Demeanor, when the girls started taking off their clothes all over the place. It was like, “OK, even if this movie is gonna be pretty mediocre at least i get to look at pretty girls in their next to nothings for an hour and a half.” So i did.

Beginning with Juno Temple (21), who portrays “London”, an English student who hooks up with tri-sexual Smith [Thomas Dekker]. We get to see a lot of Juno in this film—and often (way more than we did in Mr Nobody, where i already exposed her). We get to see her peeing at the party when she’s introduced and things go up from there, quite literally, because she’s in 2 or 3 sex scenes where she’s not afraid to reveal her sensitive sides (both of them). We also get to see an array of small tats freckling her lovely torso, though the tats are kind of confusing and if it’s for the movie i guess they make some kind of arty statement but if they’re really hers then they say something completely different (like “I thought these would wash off like the ones I got from the gumball machine when I was 12”). Anyway and for once, here’s less of Juno than you’ll see in the movie.

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There’s Juno shots rolling around in my drawers down there. Just keep scrolling down until you hit them.

My big discovery in this movie was Haley Bennett (22) who i’d never seen before and feel bad enough about that as it is so give me a break already. She plays Smith’s lesbian best friend, Stella. One of the sexy things about Stella is she swears a lot and y’all know how i like a girl who knows how to let a good “fuck” roll off her tongue now and again. The cool thing about Stella being a lesbian is we get to see her do lesbian stuff with Lorelei (Roxane Mesquida), a hot brunette i’m gonna talk about in a second, keep your pants on. Or not, make yourself at home. Like there’s some nice kissing in a student cafeteria that really worked for me. Here’s something else that works for me.

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i got some more Haley single shots lined up in my drawers, too.

Which brings us to Roxane Mesquida as Lorelei, who is a lesbian witch able to get Stella (Haley Bennett) off with her special powers and we get to see it. What we don’t get to see, however, are Stella’s boobs because Lorelei titty blocks her during their sex scene. Here’s a better view of Roxane Mesquida.

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Yep, single shots…drawers…you know the drill.

Silken Butterflies

The talented young Nicole LaLiberte is so talented she plays twins. Not ‘the twins’, just normal twins. Good thing she’s got enough skill for two. Here’s what i mean.

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Open my drawers of you want more shots of her including ones with her lovely freckles…mmmmm, freckles.

Finally, in the coveted role of “Drug Fairy Nymph”, i give you the stunning Brandy Futch.

For those of you more into wicks than bombshells, you’re really in luck ’cause there were tons of guys in this thing. While collecting their pics is about as interesting as talking about hot guys in a bar, i’m all about the equality so i’ll run through these as fast as possible.

Thomas Dekker (22) plays Smith, the lead character who is half bi or something. Anyway, he fantasizes about his roomate, gets banged in the back of a van by some huge black guy and gets caught beating offto gay porn by Stella. Plus he gets to sleep with London [Juno Temple, ‘member?] a lot. Here’s what he looks like.

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By the way, i almost forgot that i already talked about Thomas Dekker once, in the Dregs of the Week from October of last year when he was drunk driving and mowed some kid on a bike over.

Chris Zylka

My favorite guy character was Thor, and Chris Zylka (25) does an excellent job with this part. Thor is a blonde surfer dude who lays on his bed doing excercises so he can suck himself off (see photo) and asks Smith if he’s ever tasted his own sperm, not on purpose but sometimes a little gets in your mouth on accident and he confesses his jizz has a coconut twang. Anyway, there’s a lot of topless hunky shots of Thor, as well as a sex scene between him and this cute girl with overly large boobs (a gross error?) at the very beginning and i looked for the girl in the credits for the silken butterfly section but she’s not listed anywhere. Finishing off Chris, i should also mention we get to see him gay curious in a fantasy to which Smith is making like beef and stroggin-off until the real Thor enters the dorm room and shatters the illusion by banging that girl i just talked about in the last sentence. So here’s Chris…

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Speaking of gay, Brennan Mejia (19), makes an appearance as Oliver, a twink interested in Smith’s twinkie.

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Finally, even gayer is Jason Olive (38) as Hunter, the guy that bones Smith in the back of his van on the beach after the guys just meet, leading Stella to later confirm that Smith is a slut. Here’s what made him that way.

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A Smoke

Drink: 2½ Shots

So there was the expected number of drink references considering this thing is set at a university, but there was also the added bonus that both Smith [Dekker] and London [Temple] had an alcoholic father that cut out on them when they were younger. So drink played enough of a role in the party for me to increase the strength by half a shot. There was some other drink crap here too, though, like:

  • [Thor] enters drunk and drops beer bottle
  • Drunk red head [Nicole LaLiberte] pukes on Smith’s shoes

Slurred Speeches

The fact you randomly stick your dick in some girl doesn’t mean you’re not gay, it just means you have to monitor your drinking.

A Smoke

Rock & Roll: 1 Shot

Yeah, yeah, there are those of you out there who’re gonna say my taste in rock is too limited but for me, the closest they came to rock was Placebo during the end credits. Here is, from the juiced-box and the soundtrack, Placebo – The Bitter End.

This is the complete 4-1-1 on the tuneage:

  • Explosions in the Sky – Catastrophe and the Cure
  • The Big Pink – Crystal Visions
  • Ladytron – Weekend
  • A Place to Bury Strangers – To Fix the Gash in Your Head
  • Friendly Fires – Paris
  • Metro Area – Caught Up
  • The Horrors – Mirror’s Image
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Soft Shock
  • The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – This love is Fucking Right!
  • The Depreciation Guild – Dream About Me
  • Deluka – Cascade
  • Engineers – Clean Coloured Wire
  • Interpol – Song Seven
  • Placebo – The Bitter End

Boring Technical Crap

Written by: Gregg Araki

Directed by: Gregg Araki

Starring

Haley Bennett – Stella

Juno Temple – London

Roxane Mesquida – Lorelei

Nicole LaLiberte – Red-Haired Girl

Brandy Futch – Drug Fairy Nymph

Thomas Dekker – Smith

Chris Zylka – Thor

Brennan Mejia – Oliver

Jason Olive – Hunter

Bottom Line

If you get the chance to see it, you’d probably enjoy it if you were high or on X or something. i can’t recommend seeing it drunk or sober, though.

Al K Hall’s Drawers

Haley Bennett (22)

Haley Bennett in the Bar None

Juno Temple (21)

 

Juno Temple in the Bar None

Roxane Mesquida (29)

Nicole LaLiberte

Mmmm, Freckles

Nicole LaLiberte in the Bar None

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Dregs of the Week: October 4-18, 2010

Bring out your dregs. Bring out your dregs, to misquote Monty Python and The Holy Grail. ‘Cause i got two weeks of dregs overflowing thanks to some awesome participation from the regulars here in the bar. Like we got political tequila, Palestinian Oktoberfest, one big apse Church, and

From the juiced-box and the #1 country album of the week: Kenny Chesney – Hemingway’s Whiskey

Commoner Dregs

Oct 9: This Is Fun About Peace Love & Understanding

How many times have you been wandering around Palestine and wanted to get your drink on but you can’t because that’s one dry ass desert. Guess what, next time you decide to hang out in the Middle East and wander around the heart of Muslim country, make sure you stop by Taybeh. This rocking town of 2000 souls did what any other Christian outpost in the middle of Mohammed-land would do: open a brewery. From there, the next logical step is to…? Anyone? Anyone? Celebrate Oktoberfest. Maybe not as big or sexy as the one in Munich but i bet it’s a lot easier to get a hotel room and a drink.

Oct 12: You Have the Right to Remain

Don’t you hate it when you’re taking a leisurely drive in the park, careening off posts and tearing up the botanical gardens when the public comes along and takes your keys!? And you were even staying on the footpath and everything for chrissakes, which in itself is a kind of miracle considering this 50-year-old woman had a BAC of 0.19%.

Oct 11: I’m Not Drunk, You’re Drunk

Here’s the problem with citizens’ arrests. William Valdiviez was passed out all safe and sound in his Chevy Avalanche (?—there’s really a car called an “Avalanche”? Does this name really install confidence?) with the engine running and reverse lights on. So this loser approaches the vehicle and knocks on the window, so Save Willy takes off. And crashes into 2 parked cars. So the police come and here’s a new strategy for the next time the cops catch you drunk driving. Refuse every test they try to throw at you and continue to insist that the arresting officer is the one who’s drunk. Still, if the “concerned citizen” had let the guy sleep it off…

Oct 4: My Brother Did It. With The Invisible Dogs.

So maybe you don’t feel comfortable telling the cop you’re not the one who’s drunk, he is. i can understand that. Try this…next time you decide to wear your favorite drinking shirt—you know the one i mean, the one that says “I Have A Drinking Problem” on it—and get so drunk that you crash into a neighbor’s house, do me a favor and do exactly what James Johnson (50) did ’cause i sure could use the laugh. When the cops ask “Have you been drinking?” as you stagger around the yard of the people’s whose house you smashed into tell them, “My brother has been drinking.” i fucking love this excuse and i don’t even have a brother. Next time i’m in the shit and someone says, “Did you steal that bottle of Jack and rape that farm animal in the heavy petting zoo in front of all those third graders on a field trip?” my retaliation will be, “No, my brother stole the whiskey and screwed the goat in front of all those kids.” After that, it’s almost anti-climatic to say that Johnson blamed the accident on the dogs running around in the back of his truck, which didn’t even exist. Like my brother.

Oct 9: Drunk Drunk Goose

This guy called Troy Kaczor (40 years young) lives in this place called Wausau in a state called Wisconsin. He got super drunk and saw a one-legged goose that he decided be wanted to have over for dinner. Literally. So took off his shirt and chased the goose into the Wisconsin river, where the cold water incapacitated him so the firemen had to come and save his ass so the police could arrest him on an outstanding warrant. Anyway, all this is good enough for me to post a picture of hotties drinking grey goose.

Oct 11: Tequila Shots for Latino Voters

You see that collage up there at the top of the Dregs this week? You know who else wants those hotties other than us? Republicans. Cali republicans. Republicans want some of that action so bad they’re drinking tequila shots wherever they go to impress the Eses. The sick shit behind this is that it’s two re-pubican women doing this nasty. The theory is that they think only drunk Hispanics would vote for their ugly asses so they’re taking the first shot to show the rest of the state how it’s done. When you see their pictures, their theory doesn’t look so stupid.

Celebrity Dregs

Oct 11: Church Communion

In case you don't know who Charlotte "One Big Ass" Church is--Click for wallpaper

[Press ‘Play’ for something that’d probably make me cry if i’d been drinking more.]

There’s this English opera singer who’s name is Charlotte “One Big Ass” Church and she’s 24 and has been singing since she was born. Apparently she’s not all that special though because she gets drunk and sings karaoke badly just like you do. This is apparently news because she said it to a journalist and you didn’t because if you said it to a journalist then it’d be news, too. Here’s what she looks like when she’s drunk.

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There’ll be more of that big apse down in my drawers.

Oct 8: Kim Kardashian is Dripping Wet

So this woman who has the weirdest job ever, professional cleavage, got into a bar fight in some New York City dinner club. Seems she was just there hanging out, like literally, and some guy comes up to her and wants to have a picture taken with her, to which she graciously replies, “Sure, whatever.” So then the guy’s GF (Goofy Freak) throws her drink on the professional cleavage which looked like a river of liquor flowing through a valley between two fake mountains.

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Check out my drawers for professional cleavage shots.

Bar None Dregs

Oct 23: World Record

Just to let y’all know yesterday was a red letter day here in the Bar None. If it seemed a little crowded in here, it’s because we served over 4,000 people, most of whom came in here (and i had to clean it up) to hang out with Featherston. Everyone’s welcome, even the one-handed stragglers indulged in normal activity.

This affluence of patronizers pushed me up and over the 500,000 mark. Yes, thanks to all of you, especially you because you’re actually reading this shit, more than half a million people have found their way in here. Gold bless you and all who sail on you, my brothers and especially the chicks who aren’t my sisters.

Oct 24: Wayne Buchanan Shout Out

Special thanks to Wayne Buchanan who sent me far more links than i could ever get to this week. i asked him for some help and he helped me all over the place. Unfortunately, i got so much life goin’ on i wasn’t able to get to all the stories he collected (and there’s still another set i haven’t even looked at) and so i don’t get too much of a backlog i’m gonna hafta cut my losses and post what i got right here and screw the rest. Hey, if any y’all got more time than me, let me know and i’ll set it up so you can help out with the dregs. Yes, it has gotten that busy.

Anyway, thanks Ken, my Brother, for the help and i’ll get started digesting the next batch tomorrow.

Al K Hall’s Drawers

Charlotte Church (24)

Church Domes

Kim Kardashian (30)

Kim Kardashian in the Bar None

Back to the Grey Goose. We’ve flown full circle…

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Booze Revooze: A Drinker’s Skewed View of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2

UPDATE: October 19, 2011

Due to recent increase in Pair-a-normals Activity centered around Molly Ephraim (and in honor of my seeing #3 tonight), i’ve included some screen shots of her in my drawers, all the way at the bottom.

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Check out the date this was originally posted… That’s right, babes, here in Yeamen we got Paranormal Activity 2 a full two days before the Americans. Don’t believe me? Here’s a shot i took with my cell phone for proof. Once again, Al K Hall is here with a scoop for you patrons of the Bar None.

Ramblings: A Better Pair-a-Normals

Final Proof: 3 Shots

You know how you went camping that one time and the one drunk guy told that one ghost story? Well, you know how you decided to go drunk camping again? This time you’re better prepared and the fire is brighter and the steaks are bigger and the whiskey is smoother so you cook the fish you and your buds caught yourselves and you polish off the cooler full of brews you brought along and now, before bed, you sit in front of the fire sipping some fine whiskey and smoking cigars and all of a sudden one of the guys starts off telling a ghost story again. You’re not nearly drunk enough and last time you went through this you got kinda bored and so you’re not sure you feel like going through it again but what the fuck, you’re camping in the middle of nowhere and there’s no TV and nothing on anyway so you might as well listen. And as soon as the guy starts talking you can tell immediately you’re going to like it better than last time because his voice is smooth and the story is more like a real story and the suspense is as palpable as the lump in your throat that you don’t know if it’s a beer belch or barf. When it’s over, you’re not super scared but when you crawl back into your tent you feel like the night wasn’t a total waste and maybe you keep the flashlight on a minute or two longer than you normally would of. That’s what Paranormal Activity 2 was like.

Every movie has that one sentence people always say about it. Like for Sixth Sense everyone went around saying how they knew the surprise ending from the beginning and for Nineeveryone went around saying it sucked ass. Here’s what everyone’s gonna say about PA2, and i’ll give y’all this one free; you can go around saying it before anyone else in your little group, just remember you heard it in the Bar None first: “Yeah, I thought it was better than the first one.” OK, it’s not earth shattering but it’s not my fault if people aren’t gonna find smarter stuff to say about it. Here, shut up and look at another picture.

Anyway, it’s true, Paranormal Activity 2 really is better than the first one. There’s more of a story, the pacing is better, the ghost story suspense is more present. There were also some nice touches, like the first screen saying “Paramount Pictures would like to thank the families of the deceased and the Carlsbad Police.”

‘Course there were some holes as well, especially some WTF moments when crazy shit goes down and the family still decides to hang in the house regardless and the fact that everything is being recorded on CCTV video cameras in the house and the family never decides to watch the hard drive images (OK, they do it twice because the teenage daughter insists) and get the fuck out of Dodge.

Still, the suspense was there, the acting was solid and the story meshed well with PA1 because, and there are no real spoilers here, it’s a prequel. It tells the story of what happens to Katie’s sister before the demon goes to Katie’s house.

i don’t know…maybe i liked this one more than the first because my expectations were low with PA2 and there was a lot less hype about it, but alls i can say is that if you liked the first one even a little, then you should give this one a shot.

Buzz Kills (Watch Out for Spoilers)

Sex: 2 Shots

There were only three actresses in this movie and you won’t believe how long it took to find the name of any actress other than Katie Featherston. i kid you not. Check out the “Full Credits and Cast” page on IMDB. Things may have changed by the time you click on it, but as i write this tonight they only have one name, Katie Featherston, and she wasn’t even in this film all that much. That’s how secret the cast is.

Here’s a picture of the main actress in the tub (they did one of those soap suds titty-blocking scenes).

i was able to find out on some New Zealand website that the main actress’s name is Sprague Grayden (30). That’s a freakin’ name right there. “Sprague” is the kinda name it’s fun to use in some eastern European bar where the walls are made of stone and the floors are dirty and you and Sprague are the only ones who speaks English. Not only does she have a cool name, not only is she a great actress, but she also looks like this while doing all that.

i got more Sprague shots down in my drawers. Keep scrolling down til you hit my jackpot.

Of course, Katie Featherston (28) was in this as well, just not as much as Sprague. Still, she deserves to be represented here anyway, right? Miss D was looking at some shots of Katie as i was putting together this post and we both agreed that Katie has an abundant Pair-a-normals, and in the movie we even get some low-cut blouse action of both Katie and sister Sprague.

i got a couple drawer shots of her as well.

In addition to the low cut blouse shots, there were also a couple scenes filmed in the pool which means… hallelujah and praise god, Katie and Sprague in bikinis. Also in a bikini is our delicious silken butterfly…

Silken Butterflies

Due to the incredible lack of information out there about the cast at the moment, i have no way of knowing the name of the actress who plays “Ali” in the movie. Ali is the teenage stepdaughter and i’m guessing the actress who plays her is over 18. If she’s 18 or over, she’s a very talented and sexy actress. If she’s 17 or under, then she’s a talented and charming young actress. If i find out that she’s under age, of course i’ll card her and move her back up top so she can be a vestibule virgin where she belongs. Here then is the pro’lly over 18 mystery actress from shots i took off the screen with my cell phone.

UPDATE: 2010/10/22 – As the movie was released in the States and some of those Americans waited around to read the credits, i finally have a name for this lovely young starlette. Her name is Molly Ephraim and she doesn’t list her age, though i was able to determine she was in Princeton in 2008, which means i’m officially deciding she’s old enough to enter the Bar None here. So, here then is a collage which is nowhere near as hot as she was in a bikini in the pool. There’ll also be some shoots of her in my drawers.

And before i forget, she’s a fantastic actress. She really does a great job as the daughter and is able to come across as much younger than she actually is.

A Smoke

Drink:0 Shots

The husband-dad had a beer (Bud in a bottle, i suspect) while making dinner and then, when there was a date night, the daughter told the parents not to get too drunk.

A Smoke

Rock & Roll: 2½ Shots


No music, a lack which actually helps the ambiance. i’ll give this puppy 2½ shots for the rock and roll ambiance of the movie, though.

Boring Technical Crap

Written by: Michael R. Perry (screenplay), Oren Peli (Characters)

Directed by: Tod Williams

Starring

Sprague Grayden – Kristi

Katie Featherston – Katie

Molly Ephraim – Ali

Bottom Line

i don’t know if it’d be more fun to see this at home on the sofa in the dark or on the big screen with everyone around you shitting their pants, but one thing is sure, you’ll have fun whichever you chose.

Al K Hall’s Drawers

Sprague Grayden (30)

Sprague Grayden in the Bar None

Katie Featherston (28)

To be honest, i’m not 100% convinced that this last pic is of Katie Featherston, but it was presented on the Net as her and would the Net lie? Besides, i operate on a Don’t Know, Don’t Care policy.

Molly Ephraim

Here’s the new shit:

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Booze Revooze: A Drinker’s Skewed View of LET ME IN

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From the juiced-box and the soundtrack: David Bowie – Let’s Dance

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[Press ‘Play’ to put on your red shoes and dance the blues]

Ramblings: I’m In

Final Proof: 4 Shots

4 shots

You know how you get drunk with a little girl on her 21st birthday? You promise yourself you won’t get drunk and fall in love and do whatever she asks and at the outset she tells you you’re not at all her type so you relax for an evening of drinking with a hot 21-year-old and there are no strings attached or wrapped around her finger, yet. Unfortunately for you she’s kind of dark and creepy because she senses that’s what you like best about her and the mystery is part of her charm because she knows exactly what it takes to bewitch you and she knows where your jugular beats so she enchants you by playing your game, drinking your drinks, saying what she knows you want her to say and the night ages far faster than she does as she sinks into your eyes, deeper with every drink and she lets slip a secret with each sip and each confession is more sinister than the last. She keeps feeding you more and more lines until you’re hooked long before you realize she was playing you but by then it’s too late because she’s caught you like the sucker fish you are and you wind up buying all her drinks, giving her your last cigarette and promising to help her hide a body. The last thing that you learn that night is young girls are vampires that charm you til you’re blind and then they suck you dry. Abby in Let Me In is exactly like that little girl.

i might as well be all up front with y’all and let you know i hesitated pouring a full 4th shot for this ’cause i was tempted to stop at 3½, but what can i say, i’m a tender bartender who’s a little buzzed and there’s a reason people like a drunk barkeep. Plus i’m a big fan of Chloë Grace Moretz who i tagged at the very beginning as someone to watch and she kicked so much ass in Kick Ass that i can afford to cut her a little slack on this one. Besides, i really did enjoy this movie a lot, so it’s not like i’m cheating or anything by rounding up.

One of the main problems i had with this was the beginning. It starts off with a flash forward—and if you haven’t heard me rant about what a poor excuse for story telling that is then you don’t want me to start now because i can go on all night about that shit—but even worse than the flash forward is that it’s an arty flash forward. There’s all kinds of closeups on obscure objects and fuzzy shots of you don’t know the hell what and weird angles and everything so you spend a couple minutes trying to remember if you’re drunk or hungover or what. Then you realize the film was a remake of a Swish (and i am the only one who knows Swiss and Swedish are the same?) movie and based on a Swish book so it’s pro’lly the director getting all foreign on your ass but hell, the people are speaking English so Matt Reeves shoulda made the movie American style.

Not that he screwed everything up and far from it or i wouldn’t have given Let Me In 4 shots. There’s something that distinguishes this particular vampire movie from the rest of the coven of vampire movies flying across the screens. Like the look and feel of Let Me In rocks, because believe you me there’s so much atmosphere in this film you can feel it and it feels authentic. It goes deeper than just your average horror film and concentrates more on that creepy, dark ambiance which really comes across like a puddle of absinthe spilling off the bar and onto your lap. You ever see Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm? There’s a lot more similarity between Let Me In and that movie than any Twi-Harder movie you can come up with.

One of the things that reminded me of a good movie like The Ice Storm was that Let Me In was set in the 80s. God knows why they chose the 80s when they coulda chosen a good decade but there you go. How do you make a movie look authentic? With the music of course. i’ll give you the blow by blow down below in the Rock and Roll section but let me just say two words to you: Culture Club. i know. Then there was some other 80s stuff i’m not smart enough to pay attention to so it’s a good thing i’m engaged to a woman as intellectual as Miss Demeanor who pointed out the haricuts weren’t very 80s because guys back then had hair parted in the middle and feathered and the guys in this movie had Bieber cuts. Still, there were some nice details like Rubik’s Cube, Ms PacMan being just released and the Now & Later candies that i remember so well i can almost taste them. More than that, though, was the overall look of the film felt like 25 years ago. The colors weren’t as bright back then, things weren’t as sharp as they are now and that’s the way they looked here. It was like Reeves made this movie on film he found from that time.

Before we move on, i’d love to get all rebel on your ass and separate myself from the rest of the reviewers by staking my own claim but i’m afraid i gotta tread on the same ground others have already done before me and no doubt tons better. What i’m babbling about is i gotta give a deep bow to the two main actors here who are just crazy talented for any freaking age. Kodi Smit-McPhee (Owen in the movie) is more talented at 14 than most of the actors at 40. And Chloë Grace Moretz…what else can i say about Chloë Grace that i haven’t already? Chloë Grace Moretz is the Meryl Streep of 13-year-olds. Speaking of how old they both aren’t, i gotta card their little butts here. Nothing age inappropriate going on in the Bar None, yo.

Buzz Kills (Watch Out for Spoilers)

[Press ‘Play’ for what we had to use for rock in the 80s: Blue Öyster Cult – Burnin’ For You]

Sex: 2 Shots

2 shots

OK, so there wasn’t a whole lot of sex going on here but at least there was a little flash of boob (and what a beautiful breast it was) and i’m so tired of seeing your freaking American movies with costumes that look like they were designed by the Amish.

An exception to this rule is the only woman we really get to see in the flesh, Owen’s neighbor Virginia (played lovely-ly by the charming Sasha Barrese – 29). We get to see her and her significant other sitting on the sofa, her in her robe and her friend slides his hand inside and her breast slips out through the slit.

Here’s the face attached to that lovely vision.

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There’s a couple shots more of Sasha rattling around in my drawers down below.

You know who else gets to see the boob? Little Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) because he’s quite the voyeur. There’s a kind of Rear Window vibe going on in Let Me In as far as Owen is concerned.

Silken Butterflies

Today’s Silken Butterfly is the amazing Cara Buono (39) who did a great job as Owen’s Mother. It was a hard role for her because Matt Reeves (who’s still the director i was talking about up there somewhere) decided to make Owen seem more alone / independent /cut-off by never showing his mother’s face. It’s all that much harder for us, the viewers, when you consider this is what we’re missing out on.

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There’s more single shot of her in my drawers as well. Just keep strolling down til you find them.

A Smoke

Drink: 2 Shots

2 shots

You wanna know why i’m being so nice giving Let Me In a couple shots when there wasn’t all that much drinking here? i hope so because i’m gonna tell you anyway. The reason is that the only drinking we get here is Owen’s mom, but she’s drinking in every shot we see her in. Like the first time we see her is at dinner and she’s pouring a glass and then, later in the movie she’s drinking it more and more and then in the last scene she’s in, she’s passed out on the sofa and there’s an empty glass on the table. Nicely done and as the booze plays a big part in defining her character, i’mma give the drink two solid shots.

A Smoke

Rock & Roll: 2 Shots

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This was another tricky call that was made all that much easier by the fact that the previous sections had 2 shots so it was easier for me to upload the image. The thing that was hard to peg here as far as the rock went was that the movie was set in the 80s, which was after rock had died and before punk resurrected it. So we had the Bowie, which i like, as well as the BOC and even a little Greg Kihn Band that i’ll serve up right here for you on the juice-box.

The Greg Kihn Band – The Break Up Song

Here’s the other songs they subjected us to:

  • David Bowie – Let’s Dance
  • The Vapors – Turning Japanese
  • Culture Club – Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
  • Culture Club – Time (Clock Of The Heart)
  • Blue Öyster Cult – Burnin’ For You
  • Freur – Doot Doot
  • Greg Kihn Band – Breakup Song

Not only was the music not really rock, the horror wasn’t either. Not that this is a bad thing. You don’t need a lot of scare you jumping crap or gross Saw shit to make a movie scary. Let Me In did just fine with the dark and creepy ambiance. Which isn’t rock, though.

Boring Technical Crap

Written by:

John Ajvide Lindqvist – Novel & Screenplay Låt den rätte komma in

Matt Reeves – Screenplay

Directed by:

Matt Reeves

Starring

Chloë Grace Moretz – Abby

Kodi Smit-McPhee – Owen

Cara Buono – Owen’s Mother

Sasha Barrese – Virginia

Richard Jenkins – The Father

Bottom Line

You’ll probably get a big enough kick from this off DVD as you would in the theater just so long as you don’t let yourself get distracted at home. Still, you should try to see this one either way. Moody horror, gotta love it.

Al K Hall’s Drawers

Cara Buono (39)

Sasha Barrese (29)

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Booze Revooze: A Drinker’s Skewed View of YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER

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Ramblings:  Tall Dark Stranger Danger

Final Proof: 2 Shots

You know how you get drunk with a factory worker? He spends his entire day cranking out the exact same product and some days the piece may look better than others but, c’mon, it’s just another replica of the same damn thing he does all the time and after work he’s tired and getting closer to retirement and comes into the bar in his blue collar work blues and drinks a lot but he always pounds “the usual” while he recounts the exact same stories he’s been telling since he was a little cog. Five minutes into your bender with this guy and he’s already laborious and you’re just waiting to get buzzed enough to flirt with the hot girl at the next table. That’s what Woody Allen and You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger is like.

Woody Allen makes a movie a year and it’s become so routine for him that he can do it automatically and he’s just stopped trying. Sure, every once in a while he coughs up something worthwhile like The Purple Rose of Cairo or Vicky Christina Barcelona but how many of you remember Anything Else or Hollywood Ending?

You wanna know what i didn’t like about this movie? ‘Cause if you do, i’ll go there. The narrator. i fucking hated the narrator who we never figure out who it is and we don’t give a shit anyway we just wonder why we have to have this voice of god in the background telling us what we’re seeing on the screen. It musta been that patented Woody Allen wit which i’m guessing is totally ironic because this here is a comedy with absolutely no jokes whatsoever. The other thing floating in this crap like a fly in 3% beer were the people around me. Yeamen and Yeawomen are known the world over for their love and adoration of the Woody because they fashion themselves intellectuals so during the whole damn film you get to hear their annoying intellectual chuckling at whatever parts they think they’re smart enough to recognize as funny.

You want me to talk a little about the actors? Because i ‘m not afraid to do them, either. Naomi Watts does an OK job as Sally, a young lady who is, because this is a Woody Allen movie, unhappy in her marriage and flirting with the idea of having an affair. Josh Brolin, who plays her tool husband Roy, plods along like that worker i mentioned in the intro, but he really has problems when it comes to scenes that require more than boredom. Fortunately for him (but not for us), that doesn’t happen a lot in YWMATDS. The real oil in this machine was Lucy Punch, who appears as Alfie’s (Anthony Hopkins—brilliant enough, as usual, to make us forget he’s famous) slutty new girlfriend. She fills out the role superbly and is very good at acting very bad.

Miss D pointed out that Woody Allen sucks in many cities but does all right with New York movies. Too bad it’s become too expensive for him to film there so he makes New York movies everywhere else, like London in this case, but that comes off as well as eating Mcfish and chips the rain when you forget your brolly. Someone needs to tell him to stop off-shoring his process—or to stop making movies. Or to stop me seeing his shoddy art and craps.

When i catch up to Woody in hell, and let there be no mistake, we will meet in hell, i’m gonna ask him back for this 1 hour and a half he stole from my life.

Buzz Kills (Watch Out for Spoilers)

Sex: 3 Shots

Woody Allen always gets hot girls in his movies because they want to pad their resumés and they’re still naïve enough to think what plops out of Woody’s assembly line is art. The only problem is, he never takes advantage of their naïveté to strip them down, the bastard.

First up in my notes is Naomi Watts (making 42 look like an age to shoot for), who plays Sally like i already talked about up there. She has the coolest accent. i just love the English accent because it sounds so musical, but i can’t give her acting cred for the accent because she comes from England and that’s how they talk there. Still, she does a mean American accent and if i ever see her in another American film i’ll be sure to fix her up with some mad props. She also looks incredibly good in tight pants and she did the window all kinds of favors when Roy (Josh Brolin) looked across the courtyard and caught her undressing down to her underwear. i don’t got any of that for you, but i did walk away with some of this.

 

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There’s a lot more of her hanging out down in my drawers. Just keep scrolling all the way down to get there.

Like i already mentioned, too, we got Lucy “Packs-Quite-A” Punch (33) and i’d like to show her what i’m packin’. She looks great playing the slutty trophy wife and as soon as she enters the movie she’s in a super short skirt (emphasis on “super”) with a very cleavagey (i didn’t know the word existed either but it was in my notes, so there you go) dress.

We get the Punch full in the face too because there’s an almost upskirt of her as she bends over to slide into her stripper boots and then there’s an almost crotch shot up her shorts when she’s in the gym, not to mention the part when she’s in a silk nightie. Screw it, if a picture’s worth 1000 words, here’s a mouthful.

 

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There’s a couple more shots of her in the drawers as well.

The other main hottie in this movie was Freida Pinto (26), who you may remember from Slumdog Millionaire and if you don’t it’s OK ’cause i remember enough for the both of us. The first thing i put in the notes was, “Brunettes playing classical guitar in are hot.” It went kinda like this:

What we also got was a shot of her undressing to her underwear (sports car red) from a distance across a courtyard. Hell, it’s better than nothing but not better than this.

 

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Of course there’s more Freida lays in my drawers.

And when i say Freida was the other main hottie, i’m not saying Anna Friel isn’t. Don’t get me wrong Anna Friel is a major hottie as she showed time and time again in the TV series Pushing Daisies, just Woody didn’t give her enough screen time to make her a main hottie in this film. To make up for Woody’s lack of taste, here’s me giving the delectable Anna Friel some screen time.

 

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i’m not even gonna talk about my drawers anymore ’cause i’m gonna sound like a perv, but if you look down in there, you’ll see Anna shots waiting for you.

Silken Butterflies

The first silken butterfly to flit across the screen was Kelly Harrison, a very fit 30-year-old from South Yorkshire who plays a “Personal Trainer”.

 

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Next on my list is a shout out to a talented young actress i’ve already shouted out before. i already hung some pictures of Eleanor Gecks in here when she appeared in Alice in Wonderland and now she’s in YWMATDS as Rollerblading Friend so this time i sent her a message through her agent but she never got back to me so i’m guessing she’s one of those women who’s already too famous to talk to me so when i’m richer and famouser i’ll be all rude to her and ignore her more than she ignored me just so i can pay her back. Yeah. While i’m waiting for that to never happen, i’ll have to make do with this.

The final butterfly brightening up this dreary film is the very lovely Natalie Walter (31), who flitted across the screen as Alan’s Sister. Even more impressive than her beauty was her talent as she had the chance to say a few lines and did a hell of a lot better acting angry than Josh Brolin did. i’ve sent her a request for an interview so keep whatever you got crossed that she’ll deign to speak with the dregs like me.

For those of you more into Tall Dark and Strange than Petite Sweet and Pretty here’s some Antonio Banderas (50).

 

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And here’s some Josh Brolin (42), looking better than he can act.

A Smoke

Drink: 2½ Shots

Yeah, i was pretty surprised about this myself. i gotta give  the Wood credit where it’s due though because pretty much every scene in the movie had alcohol in it and drinking of some kind. It was even big enough to be a minor theme which is why i gave it a minor note. If he’d a made the booze a major character i’d of boosted this up a little.

  • The medium [Pauline Collins as Cristal] asks the lead old woman [Gemma Jones as Helena] if she’d like some tea. The old woman says she’d prefer a sherry so the medium asks what about scotch? Helena says that’d be even better.
  • Chauffeur (Josh Brolin) has a beer when he gets home after crashing his car.
  • Beer at picnic and poker game.
  • The writer has beer a lot. He’s a writer. It’s his job. He should binge more.
  • Helena drinks whiskey in a tall glass.
  • Scotch with fortune teller after bad news.
  • Wine and champagne at classical evening.
  • Alfie [Anthony Hopkins] usually has a bar close by at all times.
  • Wine at lunch with Dad.
  • Hot painter [Anna Friel as Iris] has been dry for two years.
  • White wine goodbye drink [between Sally (Naomi Watts) and Greg (Antonio Banderas)].
  • Beers in a pub when he [Roy/Josh Brolin] introduces Dia [Freida Pinto]

Bottom line is i’m convinced that Woody put all the booze in this bad boy just for me. He’s catering to me ’cause he thinks he can trick me into giving this wreck a good score but i’m not that easily bought off. You wanna buy me off? Give me real alcohol.

A Smoke

Rock & Roll: 0 Shots

The only music throughout this whole thing is that Woody Allen ragtime jazz crap and some classical music and a little opera. Wake me up when we can go-go.

Boring Technical Crap

Written by: Woody Allen

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring

  • Naomi Watts – Sally
  • Freida Pinto – Dia
  • Lucy Punch – Charmaine
  • Anna Friel – Iris
  • Gemma Jones – Helena
  • Pauline Collins – Cristal
  • Natalie Walter – Alan’s Sister
  • Kelly Harrison – Personal Trainer
  • Eleanor Gecks – Rollerblading Friend
  • Anthony Hopkins – Alfie
  • Antonio Banderas – Greg
  • Josh Brolin – Roy

Bottom Line

When i catch up to Woody in hell, and let there be no mistake, we will meet in hell, i’m gonna ask him back for this 1 hour and a half he stole from my life.

Al K Hall’s Drawers

Naomi Watts (42)

 

Naomi Watts in the Bar None

 

Freida Pinto (26)

Lucy Punch (33)

Anna Friel (34)

 

 

Anna Friel in the Bar None

 

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Dregs of the Week: Sept 30 – Oct 3, 2010

 

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Looks like you picked the wrong day to come into the Bar None for a shot. This week, the dregs are packing a whole new way to be loaded in the bar, deep fried beer and, you know it, Oktoberfest. Do you feel me? Do you wanna? That’s not even mentioning the Celeb Dregs with the Bar Nun, underage Bristle Pain and Hayden Pantyhair at…you know it…Oktoberfest. Let’s kick this off with a song that’s #1 with a bullet.

From the juiced-box and dedicated to y’all in Tennessee: Jake Kellen – Guns and Beer and Girls

Commoner Dregs

Oct 3: Loaded in Bars

You know how someone steals your drink in a bar and you wish you had a gun to shoot them in the face? Me too, so let’s go to Tennessee, Virginia, Arizona and Georgia (hey, birds of a feather get shot together) where, by law, we can get all kinds of shots. There is finally legislation that explicitly allows me to carry a sidearm into a public house, and just in time too, because i was all set to start bitching about how the USA isn’t enough like the Wild West. Or Somalia.

Gun people (and you just gotta love gun people, doncha?—especially because if you don’t they shoot you in the face) pressed lawmakers like a trigger to pass the law after the Supreme Court, who was apparently smashed out of their minds on Supreme Cognac the time, said that Americans have a right given to them by God and country not just to arm a militia but themselves as well in the defense of their home; which obviously includes bars because you just know the kind of people who fight for this kind of shit practically live in bars anyway.

But who am i to judge someone who wants to marry their cousin and play William Tell in a saloon down south? Let’s look at this objectively, k?

Here are the pros:

All right, and here are the cons:

Hmmm.

Anyway, what’s sure is that i got more shots of guns and girls in my drawers, if you scroll down.

Aug 31: Deep Fried Beer

Because Texas is jealous that Tennessee always gets to look stupidest, some guy there invented deep fried beer. Apparently, he takes whatever passes for beer down there and puts it in a small pocket of pretzel dough and deep fries it. He says, “It tastes like you took a bite of hot pretzel dough and then took a drink of [oil saturated] beer.” Yeah, after a long hard day “wrangling” cattle (Texas talk for porking the livestock), what you really need to cool down is hot, flat beer soaked in grease.

A special shout out to my one and only Miss Demeanor who brought this bit of tid to my attention. Thanks, darlun.

Sept 18 – Oct 4: Rocktoberfest

i really don’t got nothin’ to say about this because, like an orgasm during a bowel movement, it’s already come and passed. Still, i’m always looking for opportunities to post pictures of hot girls drinking and this’ll do as good as any this week. Besides, i keep hoping if it keep posting this crap y’all eventually are gonna take up a collection to send me there one year.

 

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Celeb Dregs

Sept 25: Hayden Has Hollow Hooters

Hayden Panettiere took her boobs to Munich to show them Oktoberfest. Her boobs look bigger and a lot of websites are saying the twins are recent add-ons but i’m not so sure. i mean, she’s no taller than a German beer stein, right? So where does all the beer go when she drinks it? i’m thinking it fills her boobs. Judge for yourselves…

Here’s the requisite collage and there’ll be shots of her overflowing my drawers at the the bottom of the post.

 

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Sept 28: Bristol Palin Does NOT Drink (& Bears Do NOT Shit In The Woods)

Remember that mini scandal you never heard about? Republican’t politician Sarah Palin’s daughter, Bristol Palin, is only 19-years old and got caught popping into Rumrunner’s Old Towne Bar and Grill in Alaska. But she didn’t drink, she went there for the nachos. Which is like saying i drink for social contact or read Greased Irish Midgets In Latex for the articles.

Here’s a collage of her not drinking.

 

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She also does not carry a gun.

i bet she moves to Tennessee real soon.

Sept 30: Ho-hum-han

Lindsay Lohan is back in rehab. Blah blah blah. After last week’s revelation by InTheSameBoat, i’ve lost some motivation to dwell on our Bar Nun. She’s gonna hafta do something really spectacular to get back in my good graces. Or something really slutty. That’d work, too. Anyway, here’s a blurry picture of her in rehab from Egotastic.

Bar None Dregs

One Giant Step Towards World Domination

We’re kinda super famous! If you’ll remember, i posted an interview with Olga Fedori, the lovely actress from The Wolfman a while back. Well, guess what? Today i discovered Olga now has a Wiki page, which makes her officially (i think because i haven’t bothered to check the rest) my first interviewee to have a Wiki page. Check it out.

Did you see it? Didja? Look very closely at the “References” section. Who comes in just after “Dead Link”? Oh no, they didn’t. But, oh yes, they did go there! Pow. We here at the Bar None are becoming reference material. Didja see my name? My name in Wiki goes something like: Hall, Al K. Which makes absolutely no fuckin’ sense. But still, it’s a first step. Today, reference #2 just after “Dead Link” and tomorrow…maybe i’ll replace “Dead Link”. Dare to dream, babes.

Get Well (And Then In Another Accident)

On another, less personal note, i’d like to thank Juliette Lewis for getting in a car accident. The day after her car crash, the Bar None had it’s second “highest” day ever, coming in at exactly 2,996 page views, mostly for my review of Whip It. Thanks for coming by in drunk droves. And Juliette? Anytime you want to get hit and run, you know where to come, babe.

Where i’m At

For those of you guys who read about my new drinking rule and still care anyway, i’ve been sticking pretty regular to only drinking out of the house. 2-3 business lunches a week, the open bar office party on Friday’s, champagne at art gallery openings… i’ve only broken the rule once and it turned out badly because i drank a bottle of white at home and got mad at Miss D for some shit i should of talked to her about when i was sober but oh well, once in 3 weeks is a hell of a lot better than it was before. So the rule stands for the foreseeable future.

Al K Hall’s Drawers

No more wit. The wit is over. From now on the post is just pictures and completely witless.

Girls With Guns


Oktoberfest 2010

But wait, don’t girls drink at Oktoberfest? Let’s see…

Hayden Panettiere (21)

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