3:58 PM Sep 20, 2005

by Rob Ritchie

Republican Women vs Democrat Women

(As has been pointed out, this is an amusing but basically pointless presentation. Funny, though.)

Accomplished Hot Girl Syndrome

4:43 PM Jul 19, 2005by Rob Ritchie

Last night, I watched the movie National Treasure. The less said about this movie, the better, but I bring it up because it presented me with yet another example of something I call the Accomplished Hot Girl Syndrome (AHGS), which I've been meaning to write about for a little while now.

I define AHGS as the absolute certainty that in any Hollywood movie, the female lead's character will always be absurdly accomplished within her profession in direct proportion to her hotness, regardless of her age.

Examples? I thought you'd never ask!

In the aforementioned National Treasure Diane Kruger plays Abigale Chase, a conservator with the National Archives. She's apparently a big wheel there, because she has her own private office and also a nice salary, if I can judge from her wardrobe. Pretty hot, pretty accomplished, though really she's 29 years old so it's not entirely out-of-the question.

Here is future Mrs. Tom Cruise Katie Holmes from Batman Begins, where she plays Assistant District Attorney Rachel Dawes. Not bad for a girl in her mid-20's. But I'm sure we can do better....

One of the more ludicrous examples of AHGS was the laugh-producing Dr. Christmas Jones, an "expert in nuclear weapons," played by Denise Richards in 1999's The World Is Not Enough.

My final example comes from the recent film adaptation of the comic book Fantastic Four. Twenty-four-year-old Jessica Alba plays the "DNA specialist" / Invisible Super Hero Sue Storm. Accomplished and hot! Go get 'em, Sue!

These are just a few examples of AHGS, and I know there are many more. Feel free to leave a comment with your own suggestions.

Just a reminder: AHGS is marked by accomplishment that far excedes what is to be expected from a hot woman of the specified age. For example, Britney Spears as Supreme Court Judge, that sort of thing.

Have fun. I know I did.

It's a cheap shot, but I'll take it

11:05 AM Jun 1, 2005by Rob Ritchie

Beauty and the Beast

Update: Some people have commented on the, uh, outstanding features in the picture. But can you imagine how chilly it must be to stand right there?

1:34 PM Apr 14, 2005

by Rob Ritchie


Last October, two liberals responded to my speech at the University of Arizona -- during question and answer, no less -- by charging the stage and throwing two pies at me from a few yards away. Fortunately for me, liberals not only argue like liberals, they also throw like girls. (Apologies in advance to the Harvard biology professors who walked out on Larry Summers in a demonstration of their admiration of "research," not "revelation" -- but this may account for the dearth of female pitchers in Major League Baseball.)

1:40 PM Mar 15, 2005

by Rob Ritchie

God bless the Cedar Revolution!

Update:  I am put in my place.

Another Update:  Thoughts on the sexyness of freedom here.

11:46 AM Mar 14, 2005

by Rob Ritchie

Bring on the beautiful Lebanese hotties!

I'm sure that pictures like these are only incidentally connected to the popularity of the freedom movement an Lebanon; but it don't hurt.

Update:  Ha! Right on schedule

10:51 AM Jan 13, 2005

by Rob Ritchie

Ann Coulter sums up, in her way, the case for claims of CBS bias, Mapes' monomania, Rather's dishonesty and Burkett's need for strong medicine:

Liar, liar, now you're fired

4:48 PM Jan 6, 2005

by Rob Ritchie

Last night, I finished Ann Coulter's book How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must). I found this collection of her essays entertaining and fun, for the same reason I like everything she writes: she's not afraid to use the same outragous rhetoric to attack her political enemies (liberals and/or Democrats) that these same enemies use against Conservatives.

And to see the way ganders respond to her generous application of goose-sauce just makes me smile.

She's very confident, and once you've heard her throaty, not-exactly-melodious voice on TV or radio, it comes through in every line she writes.

Shot in the Dark has some thoughts about her, and points us to this interview in the New York Observer.

Update:  In the likely event you want to read more of Ann's columns, go here.

Republican hotty #5693034

7:07 PM Aug 31, 2004by Rob Ritchie

Republican hotty #45633

6:58 PM Aug 30, 2004by Rob Ritchie

Pious gratitude to: The Fraters

3:50 PM Jul 29, 2004

by Rob Ritchie

According to LGF, Muslims Seethe Over Underwear Ad

The British Advertising Standards Authority has ordered an underwear company to remove posters situated near a mosque.

In the interests of full discosure, I went searching for the offending billboard.

The things I do for my public...

Girls Gone Wild!

6:21 PM May 17, 2004by Rob Ritchie

Breast Baring Popular in 1600s

With pictures! (SFW)

OK, here's a quick one

5:25 PM Apr 15, 2004by Rob Ritchie

Go read the leggy firebrand.

Last week, 9-11 commissioner John Lehman revealed that "it was the policy (before 9-11) and I believe remains the policy today to fine airlines if they have more than two young Arab males in secondary questioning because that's discriminatory." Hmmm ... Is 19 more than two? Why, yes, I believe it is. So if two Jordanian cab drivers are searched before boarding a flight out of Newark, Osama bin Laden could then board that plane without being questioned. I'm no security expert, but I'm pretty sure this gives terrorists an opening for an attack.

Root for her!

11:09 AM Apr 12, 2004by Rob Ritchie

Go, Ann, Go!

12:15 PM Feb 19, 2004by Rob Ritchie

Ann Coulter is fighting back against her attackers after last week's "Max Cleland" column, and making some good points:

And yet the poignant truth of Cleland's own accident demonstrates the commitment and bravery of all members of the military who come into contact with ordnance. Cleland's injury was of the routine variety that occurs whenever young men and weapons are put in close proximity – including in the National Guard.

Hat tip: Andrew Sullivan

Ann Speaks

11:48 AM Jan 30, 2004by Rob Ritchie

If Democrats want to talk about middle-class tax cuts, couldn't they nominate someone who hasn't been a poodle to rich women for the past 33 years?

Ouch. From her latest.

Ann's got a rhetorical flair that's hard to categorize. Some people do it this way. (Available here.)

Personally, I find her harsh, painful words an antidote, or correction, for stuff like this.

Blonde Bombshell

6:45 PM Oct 21, 2003by Rob Ritchie

What liberals mean by "goose-stepping" or "ethnic cleansing" is generally something along the lines of "eliminating taxpayer funding for the National Endowment for the Arts." But they can't say that, or people would realize they're crazy. So instead they accuse Republicans of speaking in "code words."
This, and 9 other great Ann Coulter Quotes (plus a doll!) can be found here. Be sure to follow the doll link and listen to Ann in her own voice.

11:24 PM Sep 4, 2003

by Rob Ritchie

Finally, a celebrity with brains!

"Honestly, I think we should just trust our president in every decision that he makes and we should just support that," she said.

Don't you wish Michael Moore was more like her?

2:45 PM Aug 22, 2003

by Rob Ritchie

"...because only the ball should bounce."