Prom date.

I don’t know what’s worse about this picture — Condi’s dress or Bob’s facelift.

Boy, I remember when I thought Mel Gibson was about the yummiest piece of manflesh on the hoof. Now he looks like some sort of crazy Catholic/Mormon whack job who really should have listened to the advice about sunscreen. Yeah, I know he’s probably wearing all that facial hair for a movie. Still.

I ask you: What did we do for amusement before the internet? We had to wait for Spy magazine to point these things out to us.

Man, am I beat. My mouth feels as though it were coated in some sort of bacterial film. Think I’ll go drink some tea, get into my flannel jammies and pack it in early. Tomorrow we’ll catch up, eh?

Posted at 10:13 pm in Uncategorized |

11 responses to “Prom date.”

  1. alex said on December 7, 2005 at 10:38 pm

    C’mon. Someone at Reuters put the wrong picture and caption together. Has to be. That’s Donald Trump. I’d wager the price of a Hollywood facelift on it.

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  2. brian stouder said on December 7, 2005 at 11:47 pm

    Wow. You know, I never watched the movie The Way We Were from beginning to end until last weekend (it was on the Turner classic movie channel – no commercials) – and it’s vintage Redford and Babs at her apogee.

    How do people as beautiful as that age? In her case, pretty darned well! – but as for Redford….wow. I’m almost sure he’d look better if he let whatever hair still actually grows atop his scalp be whatever color it wants to be, even leaving aside the alien face thing.

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  3. Carmella said on December 8, 2005 at 6:50 am

    Well….the color of Condi’s dress is nice on her… I’ve always thought Mel looked a LOT like Soupy Sales…. anyone?? anyone??

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  4. Michael G said on December 8, 2005 at 8:41 am

    Mel has a side job these days standing in for Saddam Hussein. Then he’s going to produce a miniseries to prove the holocaust was made up.

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  5. Nance said on December 8, 2005 at 8:50 am

    Condi’s genetic hand was for maximum smarts and minimum boobs — the ultimate pinched-spinster body. She ought to take advantage of her slenderness and wear things that fit a little closer to the body, maybe with a full skirt; she could easily do so without tiptoeing into something her GOP buddies would consider “immodest.” That satin thing she has on looks like the sort of thing vindictive brides inflict upon their bridesmaids.

    As for Bob, it looks like he got the facelift and thenthe extra brow lift. I always liked the way he left those subcutaneous bumps in his face, when he obviously didn’t have to. Looks like his confidence finally ran out. Did anyone see “The Horse Whisperer”? The lens they shot him with was so soft it would have shamed Diane Sawyer.

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  6. MarkH said on December 8, 2005 at 11:54 am

    The funny thing about Ordinary Bob is that for a long time after it was obvious he had major work done, he denied it. And, yes, Nancy, the gauzed-lens treatment was very obvious throughout “Horse Whisperer”. I think he looked better in that film than he did post-treatment, soft lens or not.

    And don’t be so hard on OLD Mel; after all, he’ll be 50 in about three weeks.

    Carmella, I agree. I saw an old clip fo Soupy the other night and there IS a resemblance!

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  7. Michael G said on December 8, 2005 at 12:24 pm

    Only 50? I still think he looks like Saddam Hussein. Last time I saw Soupy Sales I was a kid. He must be ancient.

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  8. Nance said on December 8, 2005 at 12:32 pm

    It’s the grooming. He needs a haircut, a shave (needless to say) and some SERIOUS attention to those eyebrows. I assume he was in character for a movie role. No sane man would let that chin-mop grow to that length unless he was getting paid rather well for it.

    Of course, we all know that Mel is now rich-beyond-rich since his Jesus movie. (Is that EVER coming around on cable? I said I’d watch it once I didn’t have to pay for it, but man, it’s taking its time.) Maybe he’s gone a bit nuts.

    And yes: Saddam Hussein. Dead ringers.

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  9. mary said on December 8, 2005 at 12:42 pm

    Mel’s working on a Holocaust movie now, which should be interesting since his father is a Holocaust denier. Mel has not criticized his father’s view, or distanced himself from it. Maybe Mel’s making a career out being anti-semitic.

    And yes, I always thought he looked like Soupy Sales too. I like Soupy more. Mel was good in Gallipoli and Year of Living Dangerously (a really good movie) but hasn’t done much for me since then. Anyone see Signs? Yech.

    My problem with Condi goes far beyond her dress. Slate talks about it today. Her ambiguous, slimy way of talking about US policy regarding torture is pretty terrible. I knew her dad. He was a dean at University of Denver when I was there, and I had enormous respect for him. He was approachable and wise and compassionate. I’m sure he would be proud of his daughter being Sec of State, but I wonder what he would think of her covering up torture for Bush.

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  10. 4dbirds said on December 8, 2005 at 4:18 pm

    Orac at is pretty spot-on about Holocaust deniers.

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  11. maryo said on December 9, 2005 at 8:10 am

    I’m late to the party, but can’t resist the Robert Redford shot. He looks absolutely pitiful. My husband and I were watching our “Wild Bunch” DVD the other night and it occurred to me then: No one in Hollywood looks like that anymore. Older actors — in that case Robert Ryan and William Holden — aren’t allowed to look like that. And frankly, I think they looked pretty darn good, wattles and all. Today, they would have had to get facelifts, brow lifts, botox treatments, etc. I wish Redford had left himself to age.

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