December 20, 2015

"She's Not There"... the great old Zombies song... is playing out of my computer...

... and Meade asks "Is that about Hillary?" (He imagined someone had cranked out a comic take on Hillary's failure to make it back to the debate stage on time last night.)

I said: "No, it's a Chanel ad. I'm just putting up with it so I can watch the new Bill Cunningham video...."



Here's the Bill Cunningham. He's observing the color white this week — white, as a pre-Christmas phenomenon, in store windows, ladies' coats, and the spats of Tom Wolfe.

Here's Hillary returning late to the stage, which we found very funny — the disruption, even as she tries to be inconspicuous; the applause, like it's an achievement (or relief that she's okay); and the utterly minimal "sorry" (which we replayed 10 times and laughed every time).



ADDED: The ad is excellent, connecting perfume to the memory of a woman who is not there. A woman — in white — tosses the perfume bottle to the man and walks toward him, and then a woman in black crosses her path and the woman in white dissipates and disappears. Pretty impressive ad placement, considering that the Cunningham video is about the color white.

AND: Speaking of Hillary and fashion, can anyone explain the extremely frumpy knee-length coat she wore last night?

I'm especially curious about the big patch pockets at belly level. I understand that's something a woman might choose as an alternative to carrying a purse, but Hillary has people to hold her things for her, and the pockets are so crude — huge and stuck on and bulgy. If I had to guess, I'd say she wears clothes as a deflection of attention from her body. Don't even look at it. I'm only a head.

It made me think of The Little King:

45 comments:

Meade said...

DNC White Privilege.

alan markus said...

At the Hillary clip I got an ad against Russ Feingold.

Real irony would have been an ad for Depends.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

...the great old Zombies ad...

I suspect the Zombies thought* of it more as a song...


*to the extent that zombies can think anything other than brainssss...

Curious George said...

Hillary's absence? All those painkillers make you constipated.

Laslo Spatula said...

CGI now allows every ad to look like it takes place in some futuristic parking garage that forgot to include places to park. I get it for car and hardware ads, but for cologne?

The Chanel Woman in White looks like she is inside a giant Cuisinart, for God's sake.

Mechanical edges and angles can be given some soul -- see Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2. or The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even..

Not everything needs to take place in a close-up of a Norelco electric shaver.

I am Laslo.

traditionalguy said...

Hillary probably needed to change her pants suit and required her body woman's help pull off the old one and pull the new one up over all the surplus white flesh.

Stars Wars redux. She has the persona of Jabba the Hut with a captive Princess Huma.

Curious George said...

"If I had to guess, I'd say she wears clothes as a deflection of attention from her body. Don't even look at it. I'm only a head."

Doubt it. That head has a face.

AllenS said...

One pocket holds her colostomy bag.

alan markus said...

I have not watched a lot of Hillary clips, but that side-to-side penguin wobble thing that she did when taking the microphone looks too familiar. The bulky suit adds to the effect.

I am embarrassed to be of the "baby boomer" generation - Sanders & Clinton both seem to be caricatures of our generation.




Barry Dauphin said...

Hillary's garb is starting to look a lot like Mao's.

Laslo Spatula said...

"If I had to guess, I'd say she wears clothes as a deflection of attention from her body. Don't even look at it. I'm only a head."

Althouse Post on Hillary's Floating Head..

I remember things.

I am Laslo.

Barry Dauphin said...

Regarding her lateness, Bernie probably left the toilet seat up. Don't make too much of her lateness, or there will be more rhetoric about the war on women.

Ann Althouse said...

"...the great old Zombies ad... I suspect the Zombies thought* of it more as a song..."

LOL. I just noticed that mistake.

Ann Althouse said...

"Althouse Post on Hillary's Floating Head."

Thanks for remembering that.

Original Mike said...

"I'm especially curious about the big patch pockets at belly level."

She's finally figured out how to carry two devices.

MayBee said...

alan marcus noticed what I noticed- Hillary has an odd gait coming back to the podium

Bob Boyd said...

"can anyone explain the extremely frumpy knee-length coat she wore last night?"

The Secret Service insisted Hillary adopt a wearable airbag. These devices are designed to deploy in the event of a fall and protect senior citizen's fragile hip bones, thus preventing a life-changing injury.

Martha said...

The "SORRY" reminded me of Tina Fey's SNL character Gilly.

http://youtu.be/SoR4LlOCmI0

Benghazi? SORRY!
Classified information on a private email server? SORRY!
Sliming Genifer Flowers, Monica Lwinsky, Kathleen Willey? SORRY!
Libya chaos? SORRY!

Kansas City said...

Do women really do that - wear clothes to defect attention to her head?

RAS743 said...

You've overlooked the obvious -- it's a bath robe and she's in her dotage, imagining she going to run the country.

Sebastian said...

"If I had to guess, I'd say she wears clothes as a deflection of attention from her body. Don't even look at it" That can't be true, since we just read about a cool artists who was so attracted to her that she made cool pictures of her. From a slightly different angle, a cynical cynic might say that that everything she does is defection: every word, every hear style, every utterance -- a deflection from the truth, in the interest of a consuming lust for power.

Quaestor said...

It (the coat) smoothes out the gravity-afflicted caboose.

Quaestor said...

In the future Hillary's head will be on a shelf with Nixon's.

Deirdre Mundy said...

Consensus at our house-- The grey, ragged look shows she's a true worker, a man of the people, the candidate of the proletariat who will toil side by side with them on the collective farm.

Meanwhile look at Bernie in his suit and tie! Clearly a tool of "Big Wall Street."

Hill knows her audience.

John said...

You all know what happened to the floating head who wished he was something else.

We,You do, don't you?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEMB6y2IdkU

John Henry

rehajm said...

Bill Cunningham observes and reports. He's likely the last reporter and/or decent human being left at NYT.

sydney said...

I can understand choosing longer jackets/sweaters to cover a pear shape, but the fringes are an odd choice. Do you suppose she makes her own clothing choices, or does she have fashion consultants? The problem with fashion is that those style choices on the fringe only work if you are young and cute. They do not work on the old or on plain people. The old and the plain have to stick with simple, classic lines and colors.

Roughcoat said...

I guess it's okay to criticize what a woman is wearing?

Bob Boyd said...

She looks like she poked her head out the smoke hole of a yurt.

mikee said...

Deflection of attention to hillary's clothes is necessary, when what she is saying is such utter crap. Still, Hillary will win the election, and God help the world when she does.

Bill said...

Deep pockets.

Michael said...

She is wearing a wool Shalwar kameez with a single pocket for a single "smart" phone.

coupe said...

The pocket contains her insulin injectors.

vanderleun said...

Standing Ovation for catching "The Little King" look.

As Dennis Miller once quipped: "Stop me before I reference again."

Mom2Es said...

Gilly was my first thought, as well.

My second thought was of Al Gore and that weird stunt where he walked over to stare at W during one of the debates. What a weird and upstaging thing to do to just walk out throwing your arms out (not seen in this particular clip, but in stills I found elsewhere) in the middle of another candidate's question. Wouldn't it have been less rude and upstaging for her to wait until either the question or Bernie's answer was finished?

Theranter said...

If she was going for the grandma look, it worked.

Howard said...

She dressed like my liberal Mom did in 1974. It's an homage to her mentors.

DrSquid said...

Never have and never will watch a democrat debate, but are all of the questions asked like this one to Bernie Sanders was? Yeesh, talk about a wheel-house/hit it right outa the park softball question.

robother said...

And Grandma in her bathrobe and I in my cap, had just settled down for a long winter's nap....

Leigh said...

Her bizarre tardiness is infinitely more interesting than her house coat. Where the heck was she, and why was she late? Did she fall down? Doze off? Forget where she was?

The ad writes itself.

Juxtapose her long, awkward vacancy at the podium with her old 3AM phone-call ad (when she was EIGHT years younger), followed by footage of the bloodshed in _______ (insert Benghazi, Fort Hood, Chattanooga, San Bernardino, or ISIS's most recent terror attack) and cap it off with a few repeats of her cookie-jar "sorry." BAM. That would be the only commercial the GOP candidate would need to defeat her. Or at least, it seems so to me. This means, of course, that the GOP will never run such an ad, assuming the nominee is the establishment's pick.

wildswan said...

Following after a messianic President who has left 70 % of the country saying we are headed in the wrong direction comes the hardworking, charm-free (like Richard Nixon) Hillary. With the same unpopular message. Two charming con-men slip out the door leaving Grandmother of the Year to pay the bill.

Stephen said...

Enlarge the photo and look right above her right butt cheek. It's a Depends panty line. It takes longer to change Depends than just a normal pee. That's why she was late back to her lectern after the break and her Mao Tse Tung inspired tunic was designed to hide her Depends panty lines. Old people pee their pants quite often and she is definitely old. In my mind I keep contrasting Vladimir Putin, virile, shirtless on horseback, with a vision of Hillary changing her Depends in the Oval Office. Definitely not a happy vision..........

Clyde said...

Least sincere "Sorry" since Bluto smashed the guitar in Animal House.

LizardLizard said...

If I had a sofa that looked like Hillary, I would have donated it to Good Will a long time ago....

Gregory Bash said...

Hillary Clinton, who denies having horns, is a congenital liar.