Saturday, September 3, 2011

Happy Birthday, AnnPW!

Ah, Christmas.  The crunch of new fallen snow.  The smell of gingerbread fresh from the oven.  The still and frosty night air warmed by the sound of voices raised in sacred, but joyous song.  Yes, while most families were gathered 'round the hearth, trimming the tree, mulling the wine, and flocking the dog, AnnPW's parents were making the Roast Beast with Two Backs.  And on that special night, they planted a seed that would one day blossom into a Unique Page View.  Mom?  Dad?  Our Hit Counter thanks you.

But more important, that Yuletide liaison resulted in Ann, who has been a friend of the blog and a delight to the Comments section for many years now.  And so we felt that, instead of the obligatory Ann Coulter picture, which she has never escaped, this year we'd get her a Glamour Shot.  Once again, I must quote Li'l Innocent, who remarked below:
Hell, we all deserve lovely pinups. I remember one of about 1939 vintage - a fab candid shot of Gary Cooper sitting in a folding chair on a movie set with the neck of his shirt slightly open, very simple... and as a college gal pal of mine memorably said of it, "Look at that. What a piece of ass." 
So on behalf of your friends at World O' Crap and a classic piece of ass, I'd just like to say:  Happy Birthday, AnnPW.

Gary Cooper, being stalked by the pitchfork-wielding maniac in the climax of Todd Browning's adaptation of the Grant Wood opus, American Gothic Horror (1933).

17 comments:

Stacia said...

Happy birthday Ann!

I don't think this is the picture you were talking about, but it's Gary Cooper, so I don't think you'll mind -- From Hollywood Heyday:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iNLtcc6dW9Q/TGBWMd0mXSI/AAAAAAAAFIw/J0WNU4isHXQ/s1600/Gary+Cooper+042732.jpg

AnnPW said...

Thanx crappers! How could I mind Coop (especially as opposed to The Walking Dead Ann Coulter)! Besides, any guy lusted after by Marlene Dietrich is ok by me! So thanx again - and let's see if I can pull off posting this from my phone...

James Briggs Stratton "Doghouse" Riley said...

any guy lusted after by Marlene Dietrich is ok by me!

Thus narrowing the field down to anyone born in the first three-quarters of the 20th century who wore pants. Or skirts.

Or so I'm told.

Many happy returns, Ann.

AnnPW said...

Exactly! Thx Doghouse!

Bill S said...

Happy Birthdayto you, AnnW!

and, thanks to the posting of Cooper, Happy UnBirthday to ME!

heydave said...

Deep in the heart of Texas, we know at least one person who 'taint swayed by our next Prez, Goodhair hisself. Happy birthday, Ann.

Brian Schlosser said...

And a very happy birthday to ya, Ann!

Li'l Innocent said...

Well, I'm honored to be quoted again... dear me!I may not bring much snark, but I have pretty good (time-tested, too) eyes for an interesting male. If you amalgamated Coop and Turok, Son of Stone, just imagine the result. A laconic yet debonair half-Amerind cowboy tuba-playing plesiosaur-hunter.

That gleaming photo above put me on a search for the one I mentioned, which I did not find - but pieceofass fanciers can find multi great pics of GC scattered across the internet like seed pearls if they wish.

So, AnnBirthdayGirl, many happy returns, and long may you continue to agree with Marlene. And as for Doghouse's scathing remark - - hey, she had the cream of the crop to choose from, from a pretty early age! That's something we can all envy in good faith.

D. Sidhe said...

Happy birthday, Ann! I wish you another year of happy commenting here! Oh, wait, that's not a wish, that's more of a demand. But in a nice way!

Anntichrist S. Coulter said...

Amen to everything that Li'l, D., Doghouse, Scott, Heydave, Bill S. & you said, Ann!!! Dietrich, Cooper... *sigh* Oh, the visuals... {happy smile, dirty mind, a/c-current back massager...}

Happy happy joy joy happy happy joy joy happy happy joy joy and many many a moon of more loverly comments for you, birfday girl!

(sorry about the skeery head-cartoon up there, but sometimes I just can't help it... and I looooooove me some Gary Cooper... };-)~~~< ) (and Marlene wasn't chopped liver her damned self!) If I ever DO hit the powerball, AnnPW, I am SO gonna send you a Hitachi Magic Wand, like Robin M. did for ME! Hey, it's quick, neat, keeps me off the streets, and can help me move furniture, how can you go wrong?

Anntichrist S. Coulter said...

P.S. My word verification "word" was, I shit y'all not, "ELECTRI"!!!!!! Tell me that Big Brother ain't monitoring this shit... that ain't no logarithm, kids, nor a language bot, I promise you.

Maybe it's "just" karma, showing its approval of Magic Wands... right. ?

preznit said...

Happy (belated) Birthday Ann, the salt mines have been keeping me busy and my tubes had a truck in them yesterday to where I couldn't post

heydave said...

And may I just add that I am now in a bar (I'm shocked also, too) & very happy to add more fun wishes1!

Anntichrist S. Coulter said...

Drink one for me, heydave!

(since, y'know, I can't and all... *sigh*)

Damn, I miss booze.

Nevermind my whining, everybody enjoy!

AnnPW said...

Thanks a million everyone! A million what, you say? Well, I leave that to your Crap-stoked imaginations........

Anntichrist S. Coulter said...

Let's just say a million hot Gary Coopers, Ann, honey, 'cause face it, MY birfday ain't gonna go like this... No, no, it's fine, I'm used to it. Really.

Carl said...

Jiminy...miss a few weeks of posting....Happy birthday Ann!