November 25, 2017

"Drudge-taposition: three men on Drudge right now. Sir Richard Branson, British billionaire and well-known boating enthusiast, has been accused of..."

"... 'motorboating' a plus-sized black female pop singer (w/o her consent), which is… well, I’ll let you discover on your own what that is. Then we have Jeff Bezos, who is way wealthier than Branson (though at that level, what the hell difference does is make, amiright?). To our knowledge, Bezos has never been accused of SexPred (or even garden-variety perv) behavior. Finally, Tim Tebow, who is now a baseball player. If he was ever accused of anything like that, well, it would be enormously out of character! He’s still saving himself for Mrs. Tebow."

Wrote Will Cate at 12:51 this afternoon (in the comments to "The Number 3 Café"). I'd noticed that 3-man lineup myself and almost did the screen-grab that Will did:



There's been a reshuffle of the images since then, with Prince Harry promoted to the best-guy spot, replacing Tebow:

59 comments:

Will Cate said...

:)

William said...

I've never read of Churchill having any lurid love affairs. His father died of syphilis. His mother, in one biography I read, was said to have had more than four hundred love affairs. That seems very high for the era. Maybe some of them were just flirtations, but, in any event, there were a lot. Churchill seems to have learned something from the example of his parents. You can accomplish so much more in life if you don't have a lurid love life.......That's not always for the best. Lenin didn't fool around much. He had one affair, which his wife seems to have encouraged, but otherwise he was a faithful husband. He wrote over fifty books and most of them were more than 600 pages long. I haven't read any of them, but, once upon a time, they were all read and studied. His life would have been better spent pursuing women than writing Marxist tomes.

Rob said...

Said the very zaftig motorboatee: "Richard Branson tried to get me to show him my boobs and I said: ‘No!’ I was wearing a one-piece swimsuit and at the time I was very heavy chested." At the time?!

rhhardin said...

Who knows what they did in the times of sailing ships. Probably fanning.

Char Char Binks said...

Will Branson get fired now?

Mary Beth said...

Bezos may not be accused of anything, but Amazon tolerated Roy Price's behavior and only did something about it after the Weinstein cascade.

tcrosse said...

Lucky for Harry there's not much he could do to scandalize the Brits, coming as he does from a notoriously dysfunctional family. And they can't fire him.

Jupiter said...

I'm guessing he mistook her for a couch and tried to lay down for a nap.

Michael K said...

"Churchill seems to have learned something from the example of his parents. You can accomplish so much more in life if you don't have a lurid love life"

His wife probably had an affair in her months long cruise to the East Indies.

He was afraid she would leave him but she came back.

John said...

$100 billion and Bezos pays not a penny of tax on his riches.

SUck it, progs.

Or pass a constitutional amendment amendment to tax the rich.

NB: Bezos does pay tax on his 3mm or so in income. Not on his wealth, though.

John Henry

Wilbur said...

I never heard the expression "motor boating" until now. I didn't need a description once I had the context.

traditionalguy said...

Guess which one most wants the Estate Tax to disappear. Mr Portals himself.

james james said...

Rich guys...

Went to the bar to have a few pre-game drinks before the Apple Cup. Not staying for the game: the bar gets crowded, the crowd gets loud, the kids get drunk, and I'm not up for that particular energy right now. I love that they love their team: I just am happy for their excitement, as opposed to experiencing that excitement wobble and bump and jostle into me, along with the tremulous quivering nests of the LOUD DRUNK COLLEGE GIRLS WITH THE LOUD HIGH VOICES.

Loud high noises make my ears ring lately.

While having a smoke, a guy with an expensive haircut, expensive clothes, maybe in his fifties, makes a display of parking his new silver Range Rover in front. Oh: he has an expensive watch, too. Shiny. Anyway, he gets out, nodding, but no one cares: everyone on the sidewalk is looking at the Japanese student's black Maserati parked two cars back.

You work hard, sacrifice your personal time and perhaps your ethics along the way, and you finally get the automobile that shows you are On Top of The World. But no one is watching. Meanwhile the twenty-year-old kid with the Maserati is oblivious as he talks to a Japanese girl in a short skirt and knee-high white socks, wearing a jacket because it's cold.

Range Rover Guy made me think of the title of an old Loud Family song: "No One's Watching My Limo Ride."

Then it was good and it was okay
To insist on getting our way
And the governmental cash was flowing freely
Now no one's watching my limo ride

The singer and songwriter of that band was in a previous band called Game Theory: in 1987 he coined a phrase and named an album 'Lolita Nation', well before the Nation Addendum Phraseology Thing was a Thing.

'Lolita Nation' still describes America, thirty years later. As Jim Morrison might say, 'the little girls (still) understand.'

Anyway: Lolita Nation also had one of the best pop tracks ever, "We Love You Carol and Alison".

These evenings turn out to be such a crapshoot
Don't be such a reason not to leave
'Cause I smoke and kiss the same in all realities
And when they ask who's giving the rides
I feel as if I promised I'd look out
For all the lonely souls who still go home without
When the shoulder upstairs gets cold
If he had his way we'd all be old
And he's got nerve
Asking this Lolita Nation to bow and serve

The guy was Scott Miller, brilliant. Wrote a great book on music, "Music: What Happened?" and was a computer engineer. From Wiki:

"U.S. Patent 7,761,475 was issued to Miller on July 20, 2010, as the inventor of a technique for object-oriented database management.[87]"

So, yes: that kind of guy.

In 2013 he killed himself.

-jj

rcocean said...

"Motor-boating" - good God, does our "Power elite" ever have normal sex?

What a bunch of freaks.

OTOH, at least no potted plants were harmed.

Darrell said...

Here's an animated GIF of a cat eating pizza for those fair commenters that never heard of motorboating and are now in shock.

https://media0.giphy.com/media/abchS2JpYue7C/giphy.gif

Fernandistien said...

Michael K said...
He was afraid she would leave him but she came back.


You sure seem to know a lot about other people's wives!

Unknown said...

Well, a tipsy billionaire motorboating a fat black chick isn't going to require much, if any, self-abasement. I take this as a sign that this particular Red Scare is drawing down. Let's see...Russia, sexual harassment, ... Obama pretty much took the LGBT thing off the table...wait, taxes!...oh...well, I'm sure we'll think of something...

robother said...

Is Branson merely exploring the Final Frontier in wealthy misbehaving? Plus size women of color, where no Weinstein or Clinton has dared to go.

narciso said...

Dontvknow about churchill, but Ian Fleming had a complex relationship, something his alter ego seemed to share.

narciso said...

The closest thing I could find out about churchill,
www.independent.co.uk/news/people/winston-churchill-rated-women-out-of-1000-loved-sex-and-was-not-gay-claims-historian-10346749.html

Now his son is an interesting character.

narciso said...

It would be interesting if Boris Johnson, were the next pm, like Andrew marr predicted in his roman a clef 'head of state'
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/3533622/Winston-Churchills-grandson-reveals-the-private-life-and-loves-of-his-famous-namesake.html

Ralph L said...

At this point, is there going to be a Mrs. Tebow?

narciso said...

Maybe this was why marr predicted he would be a transitional figure, to William stevenson, the 'head' in the story:
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/he-s-fathered-a-love-child-and-had-three-affairs-but-the-british-public-still-loves-boris-johnson-8636709.html

More likely his foot in mouthism.

traditionalguy said...

The love sports of London aristocrats made JFK look like a piker. They all did them all sooner or later. The best ones were like baseball players traded after a few seasons with each team. Jenny Churchill was the Most Valuable player for many seasons.

The habit of tea time was actually started to create a 2-3 hours time in the afternoon when a visitor would come when the ladies had taken off their corsets and dresses and put on lounge wear that the gentleman caller/king could easily get off of them without help, and the ladies could quickly redress themselves in after the great man had left for his own home.

Big Mike said...

Hey! Lay off Branson. Imagine owning your very own Caribbean island and a hurricane flattened it? Just imagine ...

AReasonableMan said...

Ralph L said...
At this point, is there going to be a Mrs. Tebow?


Oy vey. Always with the difficult questions.

Curtiss said...

Baseball Tebow, billionaire Bezos and Motorboat Branson.

bagoh20 said...

Motorboating makes you a perv, but fucking people exclusively in the ass is the modern version of the right to procreate. "Times they are a changing."

Big Mike said...

@jj, I've used Objectivity/DB. Not bad, but the version I used back in the day had issues with large quantities of data. Many object oriented database engines back then had issues with data privacy and security.

narciso said...

I guess hbiris mire resembles palmerston:

www.victorianweb.org/history/pms/palmerst.html

Who was a basis for a character in Trollope's phineas series

rhhardin said...

I bailed out of Churchill (2017) pretty early. More war, less psychodrama. Rescue a damsel or something.

narciso said...

Well Gary Goldman has a new film, out now in selected theaters, about that critical period.

narciso said...

Palmerston was the churchill of the early 19th century, perhaps if he had been in a different post in the Aberdeen cabinet the crimean war might have turned out differently at the outset:


https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-darkest-hour-gary-oldham-re-imagines-a-dynamic-impulsive-churchill-1510776746

narciso said...

If Fanta kaplan had better aim, she WA the one who shot lenin in 1980. Perhaps Stalin wouldn't have Bernie able to consolidate power. Here story along with a host of others in hotel Europa a plutarch of the bloodlands

David said...

Tebo is a virgin? Doubt it.

narciso said...

Fanta in 1918, transition is curious.

Michael K said...

"You sure seem to know a lot about other people's wives!"

No, but I read fuckhead.

You should try it sometime.

Michael K said...

I looked at this idiot's profile and it says it is female.

I doubt it. Maybe angry trannie ?

narciso said...

Churchill was forced out of leadership because of his stance on India, so Baldwin then chamberlain, took up the torch, and somewhat akin to the two commanders who preceded marius in the prosecution of the jugurthan war, they made a hash of it.

Big Mike said...

What I don't get is how much Prince Harry resembles Henry VIII, though the Tudor line went extinct with Elizabeth I.

narciso said...

In a similar vein, imagine if by some chance guiliani had stayed in the senate race and defeated red queen, likely he wouldn't have been able to rally nyers in the same way of September 11th,

chickelit said...

Motorboating -- inbroad or outbroad?

Fritz said...

Branson has nothing on these guys.

rcocean said...

"I doubt it. Maybe angry trannie ?"

Pretty much describes "Inga" aka "Unknown".

Says "she" is some sort of "woman" but writes like an angry Gay man.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Michael McNeil said...

Winston Churchill’s A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, published in 1956, is (in 4 volumes) 1,791 pages in length, and extremely worthwhile reading in my view. Other historians have tried a couple of times to abridge it down to a single volume (I’ve read Henry Steele Commager’s version). But one should really read the whole thing, in my view; it’s very well written. Churchill’s history includes several excellent chapters well covering the American Civil War, as well as instilling Churchill’s Parliamentarian insight into how representative institutions arose through the history of the English-speaking peoples.

james james said...

Looks like the UW is going to win the Apple Cup.

The street will no doubt be teeming with kids from the bars, kids coming out from the stadium, kids from the dorms, and police in black at the corners to make sure things don't get too out of hand: keep them moving, keep them moving.

Tomorrow, some boys will be nursing their first epic hangover.

Tomorrow, some girls will be regretting their previous night's decisions, team decals still stuck on their face.

Most of the kids will be fine. Because most kids usually are: they are learning to keep their balance. Some of them even still come from non-dysfunctional families.

Meanwhile the heroin kids are in the alleys, their street temporarily taken over. They are like the cat of the house hiding under the bed when the party guests arrive.

At the bar someone will certainly play Queen's "We Are The Champions." To which someone will jukebox-reply "Another One Bites The Dust." Then a lot of songs from the early 2000's will play, because those songs are these kids' nostalgia for good times. Many of those early 2000's songs will be rap, because They Are Still Keeping It Real.

And, yeah, someone will probably play "Free Bird" because: Big Game Win Fuck Yeah! Sometimes the kids need an epic guitar solo to express their soul, and because some kids always believe they are that Bird You Can Not Change.

-jj

Unknown said...

Regardless of whether motorboating is a good thing in real life, "The Wedding Crashers" is still a funny movie. (Albeit slowing to a crawl during the time Ferrell is on screen).

james james said...

A lot of the kids at the bar still play Classic Rock on the jukebox. The sixties and seventies are still sticky in radio aspic, and many have a wistfulness about that time, without thinking too much about that being some of the music their grandparents listened to while having sex.

What doesn't get played? Bob Dylan.

For these kids there is a Dylan-shaped hole in their sixties and seventies: heard of him, likely, but not listened to. If they sense that hole then it is usually filled instead with John Lennon: they say they want a Revolution, too, and -- no -- they don't need to see the plan. This also means the song 'Imagine' will just not fucking die.

The racing wordplay and ricochet rhymes of Dylan are now found in their Rap artists. "Bob Dylan's 115th Dream" has been supplanted by Jay-Z's 99 Problems. Of which a bitch ain't one: sorry, Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands.

Dylan seems prissy to them, although you could certainly argue that he was the first Real Slim Shady. In 2003 Eminem released "The Singles" box set. My Name Is, The Real Slim Shady, Stan, Lose Yourself, etc. For perspective: in 2003 Meat Loaf covered Dylan's "Forever Young".

Classic Rock doesn't play much Bob Dylan. Classic Rock doesn't play much Meat Loaf nowadays, either.

Dylan had his Christian period. Now he is awaiting his resurrection.

-jj

Yancey Ward said...

I had the image of Branson dragging her behind the boat with her off her water skis bouncing on and off the surface of the ocean.

JMW Turner said...

Jesus, Mr James James, 5.49 PM,what a fantastic post! JMW TURNER...

james james said...
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Shane said...

"Amiright?"!! You have to make a tag for your usage of this.

james james said...

I thought my 11:49 Dylan comment was going to be cheese for Althouse.

Then I remembered: Althouse is not a mouse.

Indeed: she can be very cat-like.

Inscrutable.

Which means "unable to be scruted".

-jj

james james said...

Don't scrute with Althouse.

-jj

Paco Wové said...

"Who knows what they did in the times of sailing ships. Probably fanning."

Luffing, I'll bet. Maybe windjamming.

Fernandistien said...

Michael K pontificated...
I doubt it. Maybe angry trannie[sic] ?


You are obviously an angry person, but psychological projection helps calm you down, doesn't it?

Pro Tip: You can tell an angry tranny because it says "Grrrannnk!" when you try to shift into first.

Michael K said...

""I doubt it. Maybe angry trannie ?"

Pretty much describes "Inga" aka "Unknown".


No, Inga is ignorant but only angry about politics. This other one has some serious problems that go to anger at either doctors or men.

The Toothless Revolutionary said...

This juxtaposition nonsense... is it just a way of illustrating how much trouble conservatives have of keeping issues separate and why they're so prone to concocting and believing conspiracy theories?

TWW said...

So the Number one country single by Little Big Town is okay but acting on it is not?