Thought we could use a little happy distraction this afternoon. Scout, sigh, moved up to a 26″ collar this week (don’t worry, it’s still on the tightest grommet) and…yesterday she jumped up on me and her big ole feet were on my shoulders. That caught me by surprise. Pretty sure the day before that was not possible.
I need a favor – I’m working on something and I need a name that would work as well for a stripper as it would for a country western singer. I figured you guys have the minds I’m looking for to accomplish this task. AND, if I choose the name you come up with, I do have a lovely gift for you (no really, I do).
Other than that – open thread.
Anonymous At Work
Or use the Ted game (film): Add Lynn to names to make them more country/stripper ready.
Telling us that we should be able to give you the name of your character is an “interesting” way of complimenting us.
@Anonymous At Work: Tammy Faye Lynn.
@opiejeanne: Or maybe it should be Bambi-Lynn LaRue.
Ahem. I’d stay away from the Tammys if you know what I mean.
@zeecube: I know it’s taken, but Dixie Longate.
That is all.
Or look here.
West of the Rockies
For a guy, Dirk Duggins, Randy Reemer…
Mustang Sally, of course. What other?
Jim, Foolish Literalist
Wanda LeFlambeau, the Cajun Torch
@WilliamC: Jessie James!
Tess La Rue
Felony Govt (Formerly Old Broad in California)
Brandie Ann Bridges
Lainie Lee Lyons
In non-stripper name news –
I went to a labor rally at the Maryland state capitol earlier this week for my wife’s union. SEIU is campaigning against the “Democratic” senate president, who killed a bill allowing collective bargaining at community colleges, as well as ones raising the minimum wage and creating real sexual harassment rules for the legislature.
There were also ammosexuals rallying. Did you know that gun violence restraining orders are communist? And they mean no due process? Learn something new every day…
Sign seen taped to a lamppost as I was running some errands earlier today:
(emphasis in original)
pissah! get some brain juice goin…desire’ cacti or cactus,velvet tumbleweed,busty hills,nippy gash, rexxy, or texxy, volva, kid pecos, hope spurs, lasso, or yeehaw yokel, fuzzy or fury banadana…let me know what all i won,and a fine day to you y’all too!
@zhena gogolia: Yeah. Thinking Scout Dane. Or the reverse.
Crystal Diamond or Ruby Latrec for suggestions. Love that photo of Scout!
@dmsilev: that’s great
@dmsilev: That’s great! Hope they get their beer!
Lacey Rhinestone (from the old AM days of Country and Western).
@Elizabelle: I’m glad it caught my eye. I read it and just started laughing. I really feel sorry for whoever wrote that; you can just imagine what their day was like.
Yeah. I know zero about dogs. But I am pretty sure that dog was a puppy yesterday.
Favorite stripper name
(Latin Grammy category)
Don’t have a good name.
Do have a dog story.
My dad bought a machine shop in LA about a billion years ago from the man who he has served an apprenticeship under nearly 30 yrs prior. The shop came with a guard dog, had a big ole dog house made of 4×4 lumber and corrugated steel. Dog was on a chain which he had broken on more than one occasion. Poison was a huge german shepherd who could stand on dad’s shoulders and his entire head was over dad’s head. Dad was about 5’9″. Poison has been known to pull the dog house around. Poison had been trained to be a racist dog, which I had no idea was even possible. He hated black people. He could be sleeping when someone walked by about 25 yards away. He’d cock an ear and open one eye. If it was a white person, not a sound and he’d go back to sleep. If it was a black person he would be up, at the end of his chain and barking like it was the end of the world by the time that person had taken 2 steps. No one ever broke into that shop. Poison passed away about 2 years after dad bought the shop.
FYI Penzeys seems to be having a doozy of a sale today – “American Soul” 8-jar boxes for free (just pay $7.95 for shipping). Use the coupon code “America”. Wow!
JoeyJoeJoe Junior Shabadoo
@opiejeanne: I’m operating on the rule which must exist stating All the good stripper names you can think of are in use.
‘At’s a lot of doggie!
Per the title (if not the topic), from Anne Laurie’s piece this am, the Arlington MA Penzeys is issuing rainchecks for the Soul Box. They had run out before 2 pm, and per HerrDoktor, the line snaked through the store to get to the register. The suspicion is that it’ll be 2-3 weeks before they get them in to fulfill today and tomorrow’s rainchecks.
Autumn Sunshine Vest
Female: Honey Roper
If it works for you, use the old stripper formula, your first pet’s name plus the street you grew up on. My sister’s stripper name would be “Missy Belmont”. True story, I was riding my bike along the Charles River one Saturday afternoon, stopped and fixed the chain on a lovely woman’s bike, we chatted and had coffee, went out to dinner a couple of times on the third date she said “I really like you but i have something to tell you, I not only teach kid’s dancing classes, I’m also a stripper. Are you okay with that?” I told her yes. Then she said, “There is only one rule, you can never come to see me dance, if you do, I’ll never speak to you again.” Like an idiot I told my best pal what she did, of course he went to see her dance, got drunk and told her she was a friend of mine, she never spoke to me again.” Great looking, very nice woman. She used her real name on stage, Karen Stevens.
@FlyingToaster: Penzey’s has very good stuff, but I don’t have the space in our tiny kitchen to add more. Otherwise I’d be all over this.
old school C&W
Clara Belle Cowe.
Flower Beaver Court (my porno name…you know, first pet’s name + street…)
Ha! Using Jager’s formula, I come up with Sparky Willow, which I submit for your consideration.
Lula Mae Huggins
@Jager:so…is that s-t-e…
well… how about Delinda DeArchambeau.. ?
Lula Mae Purdy.
I see that great minds think somewhat alike.
Sorry, I just have to say that she’s doing her best Scooby Doo impression in that shot. Scout is just such an adorable pupper! She looks like ice cream with jimmies (that’s sprinkles to you normal people, i.e., not Massholes.)
mai naem mobile
@kingweasil: Not her real last name but close enough….
Yesterday my dog Gav had exploratory surgery. There were some shadows on his liver that showed up on a MRI last month. He’s been on meds but the liver count they are watching has not changed.
They found some lesions on part of one side of his liver and did a biopsy. Should find out in a couple weeks if it serious or nothing to be worried about. All other organs were fine.
Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho
Dixie Charm Scout on the pole stage.
Hey, somebody’s gotta scout for that Dixie charm.
Does she have a lisp and sing gospel? Thongs O’Praise.
@Anonymous At Work:
I know a Tammy Lynn IRL who is neither a stripper nor a country-western singer.
She is not pleased that her mother saddled her with the name.
Betty Lou Heaton
This sounds like a Greek myth, a Japanese ghost story or a Country and Western Ballad. A goddess loves a mortal, but says that he can never look directly at her. When he does, she disappears.
And so, in a related vein, my singer’s name:
Aphrodite “Didi Rae” Jones
Sally Mae Deckers
I believe we have a winnah.
Round M. Up Rachel
Mary Jane Weedum
Sarah Lee Pastry
Serena Sue Steele
@dmsilev: About iguanas.
Back when I was in grad school, the trade in exotic animals was a gray market– not illegal, but not entirely legitimate either. I knew a guy in the trade, and his apartment was full of ‘interesting’ creatures– snakes, reptiles with legs, what-have-you. One day, I was walking down the hallway to his apartment and crossed paths with an albino iguana, which I knew was the pride of his collection. Figured something had happened. In fact, someone had broken into his apartment, and many of the critters got freed.
@kdaug: That was a male WWE wrestler, if you didn’t know. (Believe ‘was’ not ‘is’- I’m off to goog to see if he’s still extant.) His son wrestled also: Dustin R.
Yup, Dusty has passed. Real name sooooo sounds like a C&W singer: Virgil Riley Runnels Jr
Mine ends up as more of a drag queen name: Choo-Choo Clifton.
@Amir Khalid: Sorry, Rhiannon Giddens is too good for that.
I would be Bruno 33rd Avenue, which is about half of the reasons for my lack of bookings.
I’ve been reading about the Regency Era (in England) and had to take a break. The casual human and animal cruelty can get to me after a while. Hunting and killing a fox as part of a performance at Astley’s Amphitheater was just another night on the town. ?
@Brachiator: No dog, no pick ups or trains so it can’t be a country song. Her rule was about public performances, nothing about private.
@Kathleen: Mascara Jones
@trollhattan: @trollhattan: Did you contact the old Ramrod Club in Boston?
Chait breaks with Adam and decides he’s a “peeliever.”
@Mnemosyne: Rita Mae Brown is a fox hunting devotee. She argues she doesn’t actually… kill… the foxes, but I assume they don’t enjoy being chased/hounded.
I was actually thinking of Fleetwood Mac.
@Ruckus: I had a dog that we adopted from the Humane Society that used to get aggressive when a black person would come around. It was embarrassing.
Boston eh? I suppose “Toidy-toid” might be helpful there. Just not “Doity-toid.”
Pansy Hunks (ht Al Capp)
Mine doesn’t work either.
CW gay porn star?
@trollhattan: The business about Trump’s obsession with Obama is entirely true.
J R in WV
Glad Gav came through OK, hope the lab work is negative!!
I’m going with history:
Blaze Starr – famous once, now deceased.
But a great pseudonym. I did not know she was from Wayne County, which is right next to my county of residence.
Born Fannie Belle Fleming
April 10, 1932
Wayne County, West Virginia, US
Died June 15, 2015 (aged 83)
Wilsondale, Wayne County, West Virginia, US
Cause of death Heart failure
Other names “The Hottest Blaze in Burlesque”
@Ruckus: White Dog. (I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet.)
In a traditional English fox hunt, the dogs corner the fox and rip it to pieces. Traditionally, if it was your first hunt, you got the honor of having the fox’s blood smeared on your face and being presented with its tail and paw pads. Jolly fun, what?
@Felony Govt (Formerly Old Broad in California): Spanky Jones is inspired. In my humble opinion.
Misty Lee Wray.
Oh wait, that’s my eye doctor.
@trollhattan: Mine’s Penny Yellowstone.
Sounds like someone who appeared for one episode on the Flintstones.
I don’t think anyone actually knew out side of dad and I. Industrial area in LA, not a lot of pedestrians, mostly one person at a time, and if mixed the dog would bark. They probably just hoped the chain would hold. This was the kind of chain that truckers used to secure loads, not normal dog chains. The fact that he had broken the chain on at least 2 or 3 occasions was amazing. I’ve known great danes and while they might actually be bigger, I’ve never met one as ornery as this ole dude was to everyone but me, including even the two adults who fed him.
I was going to circle back and recommend that. It’s directed and co-written by Samuel Fuller, one of our greatest American directors, and while it’s lower budget than his classic films, it has all of his trademark punch-in-the-gut moments. Fuller did not believe in subtlety, which is both his greatest strength and greatest weakeness as a writer/director.
(Curtis Hanson was the co-writer and always talked about what a privilege it was to work with Fuller even at the end of Fuller’s career.)
@dmsilev: We had a huge iguana living with us in our 9-bedroom co-ed house the first year out of the dorm. I loved Iggy, but i have to admit that I loved him in his humongous cage.
@Mnemosyne: The non-lethal American fox hunt merely harasses the fox. Still rather cruel, unless they enjoy being chased, which I doubt.
I never cared much for Ms. Brown. Her “advice for beginning writers” book seemed wrongheaded and mean. I think her idea was to discourage new writers, perhaps to cut down the emerging competition.
For example, don’t even think about becoming a writer unless you have a PhD. And learn Latin. And read the long list of books at the end of her book (spanning centuries of written word)
She’s also snobby about genre writing. “genre fiction is on the far edges of the distant suburbs of fiction; it isn’t real writing.”
The essence of many great country songs is heartache. We could easily amp this up in the lyrics. Add a little whisky and we’re good to go.
@J R in WV: Fannie Belle. That’s almost there.
Does anyone know (Mnemosyne) where the name Fannie came from? Appears to have been quite popular in England, 18th-19th centuries? And how did it end up meaning one’s posterior?
Given that her most successful books are a mystery series starring her cat, Sneaky Pie, I can’t help wondering if she wrote that tongue in cheek. Or at least when she was young and dumb.
Erin in Flagstaff
Misty Dawn. My brother, who is gay, but was not out at the time, invited me to a work party as his “date”. I thought this was so nice of him until he let me know as we arrived at the restaurant that I wasn’t his sister, but his girlfriend who is also a stripper by the name of Misty Dawn.
I went along with it, thinking he’d let everyone in on the joke soon. Uh uh. Too many co-workers wanted to set him up with nice girls that my “girlfriend” act was used as a way to stop that. My improv skills definitely got a workout that night.
@Ruckus: Machine shop. Dog conveys.
What a story.
This is a test
Yeah that is another fun part of growing up in a fucking racist country.
I was what 12 and still rather innocent in the ways of assholes. I’ve learned since.
Hammy Harrison doesn’t work too well. (hamster)
@MoxieM: She really looks like the sweetest goofball in that photo. Which she probably is!
It’s a nickname for Frances. It’s still used in England, though in England it means a woman’s, er, front bottom (as I once heard someone explain to a large mixed-gender crowd).
ETA: That’s right — it’s the British female equivalent of the name “Dick.”
The woman who appears in quite a few of The Cars music videos was a stripper from Boston.
Have you come across the expression “tailoring a hare”? It was in Galsworthy and I figured it out by assiduous googling. It’s when you’re not such a good shot and you don’t get it in the head, and the screams of the hare are quite unpleasant. So you’re not supposed to “tailor” them.
This reminds me of the 60s caper comedy, “After the Fox,” with Peter Sellers. An uneven movie with a great title song.
One of the female characters had the great name, Gina Romantica.
@Mnemosyne: There are quite a few genre titles in the “must read” list at the end of her book. She insists one must read every book on the list in chronological order. (The first title is from 600AD).
Reminds me of a Bloom County strip where Binkley’s dad brings home his girlfriend: Hello sugar, I’m Destinee with two E’s. Binkley: I’m appalled with two P’s. So my nomination is Destinee Bloom. Or Destinee Breathed.
@Mnemosyne: I knew you would know!
Is Fannie some Trollope heroine or something?
Frances is a lovely name.
Last, so Fannie is Britspeak for the Donald-grabbing site? Uh huh.
@J R in WV:
I remember ads for Blaze Starr in my hometown paper.
Didn’t we hear the name of someone’s pet some months ago and decide it was the perfect stripper name? I think we even came up with her back story. Was her name Roxie?
The only other name I can think of is Mandy Rich.
Nope. I really only know Regency slang, so I’m about 200 years out of date.
@Brachiator: “Why not work?”
“Ahh, work is hard!”
@Amir Khalid: beat you by only minutes!
In Jane Austen, Fanny is the nickname for Frances.
Roxie Winsor, ex-stripper and private eye! It was one of Dorothy A. Winsor (aka Iowa Old Lady)’s deceased pets.
SInce someone mentioned Al Capp:
Played on Broadway by Julie Newmar.
@Mnemosyne: Any conversation about ‘tourists with fanny-packs’ would lead to wide-eyed incomprehension if Brits were present.
ETA: And I should add the warning that ‘homely’ in the UK means ‘homey’, not ugly.
That was likely part of a nationwide call for rallying for gun rights. Some new grassroots group of “patriotic” Americans. I can’t remember the name of the group, but they asked people to bring their guns unloaded. We’ll see.
Yes!! That’s it. I still think we should do a group write if a short story or novella about her.
@zhena gogolia: Yeah. I kinda thought it appeared in Jane Austen, but haven’t read for so long; couldn’t remember.
Gotta scoot out to Penzeys to get my Soul Pak IOU. Maybe they’ll still have some, but I doubt it.
Frances (Fanny) Trollope was the mother of Anthony Trollope and an author in her own right. I read her travel book Domestic Manners of the Americans and it was a hoot. She did not like Americans, especially since she spent a fair amount t of her time here “out west” in Ohio in the late 1820s.
It’s a diminutive of Frances. You may have read John Cleland’s 18th century porn novel Memoirs of Fanny Hill. Per Wikipedia, the title character’s name Fanny Hill is an anglicisation of the Latin mons veneris, mound of Venus. Fanny means posterior in American slang, but in British slang it refers to the female crotch.
@WaterGirl: A friend of ours let his teen son keep an iguana in his bedroom, in a big tank. One spring he escaped. Come fall, he was back. Apparently, iguanas keep growing as long as they are eating lots and lots, and that is what he spent the whole summer doing.
Then he lived in the basement.
@debbie: Ammo Sexual
Tamara @ Top:
A little late to the show, but here are my entries:
@Elizabelle: The online store was still taking orders for the free Soul Pack as of about 20 minutes ago.
Yeah, I’m sensing some dry humor there that didn’t come across for you. Everyone’s MMV, after all.
I only read one book of hers, Rubyfruit Jungle. It’s a coming out story from the 1970s (or 1980s?) so it didn’t really speak to me personally.
May B. Fine
@kdaug: @p.a.: “Dusty Rhodes” was also sometimes used as an alias by guitarist Robert Fripp (of King Crimson fame). I first learned of this on a heavily-circulated bootleg of an early Peter Gabriel solo show and was rather startled when the wrestler came along.
Should I admit to having read that? It’s kind of like a pornographic parody of Tom Jones and similar 18th century novels where the protagonist looks back on their adventurous life.
My parents moved to FL around the age of 80. As long as she lived there, mom was freaked out by the ubiquitous little brown lizards. . If she found one clinging to the wall in the shower, the screams were theatrical.
“They eat bugs”
Well, sort of. It’s fanny with a y and it’s a lot gentler than pu$$y. It is not used as an insult, unlike the latter and the C word
I should probably get back to reading the 1815 travel journals of Joseph Ballard, an American who went to England shortly after the Treaty of Ghent was signed. The endnotes are so extensive that I had to add an extra bookmark just to keep my place in them.
@Elmo: I see what you did there.
edit: If TaMara is looking for a female name, it would also work as Randi Cox
When I was in the 8th grade a couple of my friends and I paid a buck each to see a one girl carnival strip show in a tent. The Star of the show was Margy the Wham, Wham Girl. Her opening song was Preston Epp’s “Bongo Rock” Margy looked like one of the singers in my gram’s church choir.
Wasn’t Ebenezer Scrooge’s sister named “Fan”? I always liked the name.
@Jager: My stripper name is Calico McAllister which I rather like. A bit of a mouthful for a character name though Calico would definitely work as either a stripper or a country singer. Maybe a shorter last name — Calico Cash? Calico McCall?
@delk: Waiting is so hard. Is he feeling okay?
Fanny Hill, the protagonist of Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, an erotic novel by John Cleland (1749)
Fanny Price, heroine of Jane Austen’s 1814 novel Mansfield Park
Alternative: Lotta Juggz
@debbie: Ooo! Howzabout: Sissy Strutt
(h/t: The Meters)
@Elizabelle: Order it online!
Also the name of a navy pilot and Blue Angels team leader. Among others.
@John Revolta: polly wolly doodle all day! or Polly wolly doodle O’Day.
I mashed up the Trump campaign and The Producers, which some of you might find amusing: https://imgur.com/gallery/JRRfL
@WereBear: Kind of amazing that he came home!
Our Iggy was little until Laurie’s boyfriend (Iggy was Laurie’s) built him a cage that was 6 or 8 or 10 ft. tall. Turns out that Iguana’s size themselves to their environment, So Iggy went from a cute little guy to a HUGE iguana. He was part of the family so we loved him anyway, but when we moved out of the house Iggy got to go live in a nature preserve. We visited a couple of times, then lost track, as one did with college friends before there was email.
(Since it’s a little late in the day for me to need a porn name… )
Even though it (presumably) isn’t your iguana, I think you should buy the guy a beer on general principles. And because there’s probably a very funny detailed story he has to tell.
(People/animal stories can be great. Like this one. FTFNYT link, but worth one of your free clicks.)
Betty Big Boobs or her real name=Martha Big Boobs. Stolen from Ellen DeGeneres.
Scout is huge!
I can’t imagine why anyone would be ashamed to admit having read a literary classic. Fanny Hill‘s popularity has outlasted that of many more “serious” works of its time.
@arrieve: If Johnny has the Cash, then Helen’s Reddy.
The paint color of my car is Mocha Steel, which I have always maintained sounds like a stripper name.
Crystal Bridges. OK, maybe she’s an old stripper.
Holy shit! I don’t recall who posted the letter to Pruitt, signed by some congress critters and senators, but i just found it in the tab had opened earlier. Holy fuck, they can’t possibly allow him to have or retain a cabinet position, can they?
I picked up up my 25 cent plain cover copy at the local news stand when it was first available without going to one of “those stores.” I was 13 or 14, 1959 or ’60.
More like a pro wrestler of dusky hue
Falotta Vagina or the original courtesy of Mr. Bond= Pussy Galore. I never figured out(as a 9 year old) how they allowed Miss Galore’s name in Goldfinger.
@WaterGirl: He is still at the vet. We pick him up tomorrow.
Fanny was also the name of Felix Mendelssohn’s sister. She was quite an accomplished musician in her own right, but given the attitudes of the time, most of her works were published under her brother’s name. It’s only relatively recently that musicologists have begun identifying her works and giving her full credit. (Should be stressed that Felix himself always wanted his sister to get the credit for her own compositions, but the Mendelssohns were a family of pragmatists and bowed to the will of the publishers.)
I saw her waste, now I’m a peeliever
Sounds more like a private eye in 1930s Harlem!
That would also work.
@WaterGirl: I still think Randy with a Y works as a female name. Short for Miranda.
That would also, too, work!!
@delk: Crossing my fingers for you guys. Waiting sucks.
@Noah Brand: “We had the wrong candidate………….and the wrong party…………….and the wrong operatives………..
Where did we go right??”
When you see pics of T and the wife on election night it’s clear that this is just what happened.
Yes! Did you ever read the books about the Melendy family, by Elizabeth Enright? Randy (Miranda) was my favorite character.
I think it would be hard to find a better stripper/CW singer than Stormy Daniels.
Having an interesting day here on the tundra. Snow has been coming down mostly sideways, hard enough that I can’t see across the street at times. Looks to be about 8 inches so far & they expect it to continue till late tomorrow morning
Hey! My granddaughter’s a little young for that work!!
I’ve been out of commission pretty much all afternoon (opera). Can you provide a link or executive summary? Thanks!
@SiubhanDuinne: No! Damn, I thought I was being clever.
J R in WV
That last bit is truly fascinating, given that she has concentrated on genre mystery writing for years now, with talking animals who know more about crime solving than the human protagonist.
Are you looking for a more contemporary sounding first name? What decade are we talking? For fairly current, maybe Cadence Ryder, Cady for short, or Dakota Downs, nickname Dee Dee (or DD).
Oh, I’m not ashamed of it, but some people (mostly guys) take it the wrong way. It’s actually a pretty entertaining book, and Fanny is so good-hearted and unpretentious that the reader is happy when she’s able to find her way to respectability after her adventurous career.
Very OT. I would not normally link to Alex Jones or to Wikileaks, but Alex Jones is… unhappy with Trump bombing Syria.
@Mike J: Not a trace of ‘out of my mind’.
@SiubhanDuinne: Found it in my browser history. Letter to Pruitt
Mike in NC
There was a girl in the movie “Caddyshack” named Lacey Underall.
@Mike in NC: That makes a good stripper name. Some of these names sound like porn stars, which is a different thing. So I’m told, anyway.
J R in WV
OK, now you gotta post a link to Mr Pruitt’s letter, pronto.
@J R in WV: Yeah, I was being lazy because I had already closed the tab. You’ll find the link at my #214 above.
If the infowars loonies abandon hair furor he really will be in trouble. But they will have nobody left to believe in
Dear Front Pagers,
Only 3 threads in the last 10 hours, are we being punished?
May we have a new thread, please?
Whatever we did, we are really sorry, and we’ll be better.
I promise. Well, at least we’ll try.Some of us will, anyway. Maybe.
My wife’s dog’s name is “Trixie” which is a perfect stripper name, and probably would work for country western as well, @Tamara. :-)
I’m also local, so so much easier to award me the prize! D (j/k)
Jeeze, just woke up from sleepland and a chock full o’ fun thread.
For a drag queen: either Bottoms Earp or Grabby Hayes.
Mike in NC
There’s a reporter on TV right now covering a gun nut rally in Raleigh. A medium size crowd of stocky white people wearing odd hats and t-shirts.
Anyway, the reporter’s name is Candace Sweat.
@Jager: Depending on whether it was my family’s first pet when I was growing up or my own first pet, mine would either be Spooky Potomac or Fortuna Potomac. Sounds perfect for a congressman to be caught having an affair with…
@WaterGirl: I dunno, seems pretty typical for a weekend day.
@Redshift: Really? Not to me, but then I’m not exactly rolling in excess patience these days.
@cain: “Trixie Turner” would be good
First sips of coffee teased out one more:
So in the Spanish time travelers show on Netflix they had a run-in with Alfred Hitchcock. Actor playing Hitch, as he should, spoke in English. But with a heavy Spanish accent.
@Mike in NC:
Candy Sweat. God bless her parents.
This is not a mere stripper name. This is a Bond Girl name.
ETA. I’m sure that the real reporter is without a doubt a credible journalist.
Your nym would certainly work, too
I read every one of the Melendy books! I used to check them out of the library over and over. I ordered a set of the books in paperback and read them aloud to my boys when they were little.
Funny, clever, sweet, and timeless stories!
@WaterGirl: I’ve been commenting in the last 4 front-page posts off and on today. Sometimes the slower pace is nice.
It got up to 87F here in NoVA today and the redbuds are finally starting to bloom. Spring seems to finally be here.
@NotMax: I once was visiting Montreal and for some random reason flipped on the hotel room TV to a John Wayne WWII film. It was dubbed into French, and they actually found someone who spoke French with a John Wayne accent. Somewhere on the spectrum between hilarious and terrifying.
Chikni == pretty
Haha, then my stripper name would be JoJo Acapulco!
@Mike in NC:
Did you guys not have a local March For Science today, or are they covering the gun nuts instead?
@Another Scott: Yeah, it’s 65 here today, but damp so it feels colder than that. Starting tomorrow, we have 3 days of hard freeze coming up. Hoping all my flowers will be okay. At least the tulips aren’t up. Hoping my redbuds and Jane tulip magnolia can take it.
@dmsilev: James Thurber had a thing for French-language Western novels. You would find things in there like the grizzled old sheriff who, when the townsfolk complained about some troublemakers who had rolled into town, said “Alors. I will demand of them their cartes d’identitie!”
Taylor Sw—- owwww stop hitting me
Omaha, no wait that’s been done
Jewel Lee Rivers
@WaterGirl: Many porn stars also dance.
@?BillinGlendaleCA: Really? I had no idea! (seriously)
Not very manly to take his anger out on a spinning chair.
Since this is a Company town for all aspects of the entertainment business, I remember reading a story that was about strippers who were losing jobs and/or seeing their pay drop because clubs were hiring porn stars instead.
Most strippers have some form of dance training, so they were pretty pissed that porn stars could come in, put on a terrible show, and make more money because they were a “name.”
Also, IIRC, strippers have usually been slightly above porn actors in the hierarchy of sex workers, so quite a few strippers were pissed that they were being dragged down to the social level of porn stars.
@Mnemosyne: @Mnemosyne: foxes were considered vermin. To many English farmers/shepherds, they still are.
At least a neck snap from a hound is pretty quick and clean. I notice that the British PETA types who made such a fuss over fox-hunting don’t seem to get quite as upset over the hundreds of foxes who still get gassed, poisoned, caught in leg traps, or strangled in snares every year in Old Blighty. Hmmm…
Montana Wildhack. Oh wait… that damn Vonnegut.
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I look forward to reading all your suggestions!
Assuming it’s a neck snap. In the good old days, a neck snap was too quick an end to the show, which is why I specified “torn to pieces by the dogs” above.
This was a time period where dogfighting, cockfighting, and bear-baiting were family entertainment, so you don’t need to try and make fox hunting sound less cruel than it really was.
Also, note that it was part of a performance at Astley’s Amphitheater in London. Not exactly sporting to bring the fox into an arena where it has no chance of escape.
I don’t know. The personal appearance tour is how adult film stars bring in the big bucks, often more than they make from the movies. And they sometimes bring bigger crowds.
I had a co-worker who regularly would go to some semi famous venue in Hollywood. The Tropicana??
Georgie LaMirada won’t do
Late to the party…
“Ladies and gentlemen put your hands together for the new young starlet Ms April Rains”.
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@Jager: my stripper name is Daisy Kenosha. TaMara you are welcome to use it.
Mrs. D. Ranged in AZ
Jessie Straddle (Jessie is short for Jezebel, I can see the character in my head)
Mrs. D. Ranged in AZ
@Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho: @Bruuuuce: my Dad’s name is Dusty Rhodes, literally. I got tired of people asking me if he was the famous wrestler or the famous baseball player. He was neither.
@Joeg: Reminds me of April May June – one of Julia’s characters on SNL years ago.
@delk: So sorry about your pup – liver issues are very complex. Hopefully, the biopsy will provide specific dx. Two years ago we started down the liver dx path with one of my girls, but she was eventually dx’ed with Atypical Cushing’s. If you are on Facebook, there is a really good group – the Admin has a very good collection of information and is really knowledgeable. Search for ‘Canine Liver Disease Support Group’ – Also, info at ‘Canine Liver Disease Information’. Full disclosure I have been asked to assist with admining the page, though I haven’t been too active. Diet and supplements can help a lot, though they need to be specific to the disease.
Late to the thread, stripper name: Spice South B, variation Spicy Bee.
Waaaaay late, but:
Even later: Genie Stringer.