February 25, 2014

Drudge lines up the blondes and seems to say: The old is yielding to the young.



That's at the top of the 3 columns of Drudge right now. Jan Brewer is there because that "Arizona bill letting businesses deny service for religious reasons sparks heated debate." Jane Fonda on the other side is bleating about how little life she's got left, since she's 76. In the middle, we see Hillary Clinton sidling up to Ronan Farrow, but the story that's linked is just about Farrow's new MSNBC show.

To use a picture of him that includes Hillary is to create visual resonance with the 2 old blonde dames on either side, that is, to create a sense that the young man is ascendant and the old ladies are fighting for their lives. Each of the old blondes show her way of fighting — perhaps the iconic 3 styles of female power. Jan Brewer glares, snarls, and crushes you with her fingertipss. Hillary plays up to the man with the old let-me-remove-the-bit-of-lint-from-your-lapel move. And old Jane is defiant — I am on my own, I will survive, I will claim control over the definition of what beauty is until the very end.



Oh, but the new child of Hollywood royalty is on the scene to dazzle the people with blondness and youth.

54 comments:

Jan Koenig said...

You do realize don't you that your own pic appears in perfect alignment at the top of the screen along with the other blondes?

Wilbur said...

"we see Hillary Clinton sidling up to Ronan Farrow"

Don't you mean "slithering"?

Revenant said...

Fonda has had way too much work done. She looks plastic now.

Ron said...

Althouse has "Drudged" us! LOL!

President-Mom-Jeans said...

Tick tock Hanoi Jane.

I'll pop a good bottle of scotch the day that treasonous bitch shakes loose the mortal coil.

Rick M said...

President-Mom-Jeans said...Tick tock Hanoi Jane.

Excellent idea, I'll celebrate similarly!

khesanh0802 said...

What President- Mom -Jeans and Rick M said.

Seeing Red said...

ITA! Then we will find out where her money goes.

garage mahal said...

Wow, Jane Fonda is HAWT.

richlb said...

Althouse Drudgetaposes self.

William said...

I wonder if the kid's got pipes. He's very good looking. If he recorded some covers of Justin Bieber or Kanye West songs I bet they'd sell well.....The world does not need another MSNBC talking head. The world does not need any MSNBC Talking heads. He could find a better niche in the show biz world,

rcocean said...

Fonda = no class.

Steve said...

For everyone that shows up after the next post:

http://imgur.com/4w8uGcJ

The Drill SGT said...

I see a pattern here:


What President- Mom -Jeans, khesanh0802, and Rick M said.

Ann Althouse said...

"Althouse Drudgetaposes self."

LOL.

Didn't intend that, but see it.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

I'm with Garage on this one. I never knew Fonda was so hot when she was young.

Ann Althouse said...

"I'm with Garage on this one. I never knew Fonda was so hot when she was young."

She looks a lot like Brigitte Bardot in that picture I put up, and in the 60s she was married to a man who'd been married to Bardot in the 60s. You can see here with that man, Roger Vadim, getting interviewed by Merv Griffin in 1967 here.

The Roller said...

Like most elderly citizens rocking the fake blonde look, Jane Fonda is just one more oldie who has become the butt of young folks jokes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LW2CCGKu-14

Meade said...

Steve said...
"For everyone that shows up after the next post:

http://imgur.com/4w8uGcJ "

The one on the far right looks too young to fit in with those 3 old women.

Still, I'm ready for Hillary!

Meade said...

And I'd like to know where Drudge got that photo of me.

Humperdink said...

The article on Fonda was interesting. She indicates she starts crying every time she looks at her own mortality. Funny, it brings smiles to everyone else.

Revenant said...

I'm with Garage on this one. I never knew Fonda was so hot when she was young.

What, you've never seen "Barbarella"?

Big Mike said...

Jane Fonda on the other side is bleating about how little life she's got left, since she's 76.

And the main things she'll be remembered for are posing with an antiaircraft gun in Hanoi and for starring in "Barbarella." I don't think she's proud of that legacy.

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

Revenant,

Fonda has had way too much work done. She looks plastic now.

And that's not even counting the hair.

I don't want her dead, like some people here, but I do wish she'd move to Cuba already and do something (for her purposes) useful, like manning an anti-aircraft gun. Not that most Cubans try to escape their prison state by air, but it would keep her occupied. And we wouldn't have to look at her. And, hey, she might actually off someone, as I don't think she did in Hanoi.

Revenant said...

"9 to 5" was pretty funny too.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

At the age of eleven I saw Fonda in Cat Ballou, and I felt stirrings I had not known before.

Bob Loblaw said...

You missed the best photo of a famous blonde. If you scroll down the Drudge home page, there's a great photo of Bibi Netanyahu pointing at something, and the shadow of his finger makes a perfect Hitler-stache on Angela Merkel.

High-frickin-larious.

Bob Loblaw said...

Oops. Now that I've worked through a few more of Ann's posts, I see she's covered the Merkel-stache scandal.

Patrick said...

The picture of young Jane Fonda reminds me of how she looked in"Barefoot in the Park." Yea, very hot. I'm apparently old enough that I can't quite bring myself to pronounce "hot" like Garage.

Rich Buck said...

I love Jane and her shag. Klute

Rich Buck said...

Leg warmers go go Galore. Hank Williams' Cadillac Driver.

Rich Buck said...

Yves' cheek split.

mike said...

In honor and memory of my father, USAR, Bien Hoa 1967, I, too, will celebrate Hanoi Jane's passing.

With regard to the Drudge 'new vs old' thing, what exactly is news about that? It has never been the other way around.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

I miss Father M. Fox. I feel his contributions are valuable to me. Maybe this makes me selfish and off topic and if so I apologize. The reason I thought of him and talk of it is because the actual topic, J of Fonda, doesn't make me feel good thoughts.

Like the Quaester (or however 'twas spelt) avatar I feel, without Father Fox, as if I may be the little boy pointing at the world saying "I don't like you. You're thinking bad thoughts about me." And such.

William said...

They say you can live a meaningful life without God, but you can't have a meaningful after life without God. She's coming to the end of the line. Life has given her more perks and pleasures than most people. It must be hard for wealthy people with privileged lives to pass into nothingness........Well, who know? Maybe a just God exists and we're rewarded for our virtues and punished for our vices in the next world. That would be so cool. She could spend a few thousand years in the Hanoi Hilton going through the crap McCain went through. We, in heaven, could kill time in eternity by watching her growth as an artist.

Kelly said...

I saw On Golden Pond with Jane and Henry Fonda when I was about sixteen. It was the only movie playing and I had to vacate the house because of a funeral. I hate now that I love that movie. 9 to 5 was pretty good too.

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Lydia said...

Fonda's not an atheist, and she apparently played with the idea of becoming an evangelical Christian around the time her marriage with Ted Turner was ending. Now, though, she takes great pains to distance herself from born-agains, for instance. If you can bear it, she talks about what kind of Christian she is on her blog here. Yes, she has a blog, complete with comments.

Sam Hall said...

Well, Jane there are many of us who think you have lived far too long. You should have been hung when you came back from North Vietnam, but we have lost the courage we had before your kind crawled out from your rock.

Revenant said...

Maybe a just God exists and we're rewarded for our virtues and punished for our vices in the next world. That would be so cool.

Well, provided he shares your opinion of what constitutes virtue or vice. Otherwise you lead what you thought was a virtuous life and then burn in hell anyway.

If it turns out that the supreme judge is on the same page with the Iranian mullahs, Jane's time as an enemy of the American government might earn her brownie points while you spend a thousand years cleaning out Khomeni's ass with your tongue.

wildswan said...

To me that juxtaposition says that Madame President gets the hot men.

William said...

Lydia, just above, links to Jane Fonda's blog where Jane shares her thoughts on the existence of God. I didn't make it through the whole article, but, good grief, that woman's ability to spew nonsense in a hectoring, self righteous way is truly phenomenal......She was blessed at birth with money, physical grace, sex appeal, and privilege. She has somehow managed to translate all those trump cards into a losing hand. It's my understanding that every few years she writes another autobiography detailing how the last one or two husbands screwed up her life and that now she has at long last achieved perfection......She doesn't have to go to hell. She can create her own,antsy where she goes.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Father forgive us, we know not what we do.

Michael K said...

" It's my understanding that every few years she writes another autobiography detailing how the last one or two husbands screwed up her life and that now she has at long last achieved perfection......She doesn't have to go to hell. She can create her own,antsy where she goes."

Well, she was married to Ted Turner to mess up a pretty good sailor. He made a big left turn when he was married to her. It didn't stop him from buffing every tootsie that came along but it did screw up his sailing.

William said...

My own view is that you pass into nothingness after death. I have had some experience with nothingness, and, for me, it will be just another day at the office. But Jane has led an important and significant life. Who will show us the path to morality and righteousness after she's gone? I'm convinced that if God exists he will let her live forever, if only to lighten his own load. I'm sure that's what Jane secretly thinks.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

To clarify I meant God forgive us, not Father M. Fox, forgive us, we know not what we do.

Revenant said...

She was blessed at birth with money, physical grace, sex appeal, and privilege

Maybe its just me, but I don't find the thought of an infant Jane Fonda to be all that sexy.

rcommal said...

http://youtu.be/-jbya4kxC6E

David said...

"And old Jane is defiant — I am on my own, I will survive, I will claim control over the definition of what beauty is until the very end."

Not a bad choice then. Very beautiful woman.

Though she generally avoids Drudgery.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Revenant, whatever that means, think of what the word "was" encompasses.

Then think more.

More.

More.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Frankly I am Johnny Carson to an extent I care litte (not most always but sometimes a quantum) if you know or care.

Live your life without Johnny or Dick Nixon.

You're so much better than James Buchanan or E. Stevenson and basically anyone you've ever met offline,

Cool,
.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

I don't clog up joints no more.

This (THAT!) isn't what I do no more.

I watched a lil Eastwood and amended my ways. Started scripture quoten' and whatnot.

And then heard about Ann Barnhardt through American Digest and thought "we gotta get together and it will be all right" so I didn't worry 'bout things.

Revenant said...

Revenant, whatever that means

It was a tasteless joke in response to the statement that Fonda was blessed at birth with sex appeal.

Smilin' Jack said...

If people have a problem with what Jane says, it's their problem, not hers. If there is a God, He obviously made Jane to be looked at, not listened to.