From Gary R. Kelly on Facebook, a link to the Amazon site for the author publishing under the name Chuck Tingle. One of his books:
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As I post here from time to time, I often wake up with a name stuck in my head, usually for no reason I can discern. Today it was Snidely Whiplash, a wonderful name for a villain. And villain he is.
(Not about language, but about acting.)
Caught twice in re-runs of Law & Order episodes recently, the engaging and versatile actor Bobby Cannavale, seen below looking steamy:
Latest holiday postings, covering Advent, Hanukkah, and Christmas: an Advent Calendar for linguists; a Menorasaurus rex for Hanukkah; hunky mermen for the Christmas tree; and a Krampus sweater.
Not one, but two. First, a special offer from the BBC Doctor Who Shop. And a special holiday event at the Universal Orlando Resort, featuring Dr. Seuss’s Grinch and the Whos of Whoville.
(Not a death notice, but an appreciation.)
An old Law & Order: Criminal Intent went by me this morning, with the tall (6′ 4″) and versatile actor Jeff Goldblum in the role of Detective Zach Nichols. And that brought me to a wonderful GE commercial starring Goldblum that I had somehow missed. Goldblum, shirtless, and with big hair.
To help me through a sleepless night recently, I turned to an old favorite, the 1982 action/fantasy movie The Beastmaster. A very silly entertainment, starring Marc Singer and his fabulous physique (he’s in nothing but a loincloth for most of the movie) and big smile, plus a sizable cast of animals. One take, with Singer in fierce mode:
Yes, more shirtless men (following on Nick Jonas and Chris Pine, Zach Quinto, and Leonard Nimoy), but now with a semantic point, about systems of categorization, in this case a pop scheme of somatotype (body-type) classification. After some glances at tv hunks on this blog, I look at the three starring men in the series NCIS: Los Angeles, who illustrate the three ideal types in this somatotype scheme: mesomorph, endomorph, and ectomorph.(Along the way we also get a female star: the stars are aligned into two contrasting pairs.)
The three-way scheme has a complex and tangled history, but survives now primarily in the advice literature for bodybuilders / musclemen.