Thursday, August 28, 2008

When in Rome

Oh, kittens, it's been a long, emotionally draining week for a variety of reasons – both personal and political. I'll tell you right now – just so you won't be surprised and can mentally prepare yourself for the anguish, ahem – that I'm going on vacation the first 10 days of September. I'll be recharging and posting very sporadically during that time. I hope to come back full of spark and many, many good nights sleep. Still, as tired (and apparently whiny, listen to me go on – boo hoo) as I am now, one thing never fails to light a delightful spark under me. That one thing, naturally, is Helen Mirren. God, I love that dame. So, it only follows that the news of an uncut, uncensored DVD edition of her 1979 Roman orgy “Caligula” got me excited in all the right places. No, it's not a great film by any leap of the imagination, but that's hardly the point. Heck, that cheeky monkey Helen herself called the film an “irresistible mix of art and genitals.” That has to be the best tagline in the history of cinema. So, how did Helen look in her “Caligula” days? Gosh, do you even have to ask? But, since you did, what follows should sufficiently whet your appetite for this greatest of dames circa 1979. What follows is also (tastefully) NSFW. So make sure your boss is at lunch and then hit the scroll button.

[Click to enlarge, you know you want to.]

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

that will be the longest 10 days ever...
;)) babs

Dyke Tales said...

Oh Miss Snarker, you have such great taste! The Dame is so divine so thank you again for sharing...

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

I've actually watched Caligula, more than once even ;) Enjoy the R&R!

Slym said...

Oh Hele! Oh Ms. S! Oh DAMN!!! ***THUD***

10 days!!! Ah hell, what do you expect me to do for 10 whole days! lol.

Do enjoy it! And in as much as we're all gonna turn to cigarettes, driniking and probably other habits that aren't good for us, do stay away from the PC and get the rest that you need and so deserve.

Iasa said...

Ah Helen Mirren, she'll get you going first thing in the morning.

Have a great vacation, you deserve it!

DJ Spinster said...

That was quite a send off, thank you kindly!

pyewacket said...

Enjoy your time off.

*sniffle*

Don't forget about us.

*waves goodbye*

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Anonymous said...

? okay, so it could be more difficult to see you outside.

i didn't buy any com yet,
that's why simple action is so
difficult.

anyway, have fun.
i was yesterday.

Anonymous said...

10 days? oh geez. Another loss. sigh
Will miss you beyond reason.

Tim Rooch said...

Bless you Ms. Snarker, I've always gotten a smile from your posts. Enjoy your vacation and come back when you are ready.

dc said...

I will no doubt get withdrawal symptoms from your absence.

10 days!?

Maybe I'll clean my apartment :)

TheWeyrd1 said...

Very nice...good thing I was working from home today!

Anonymous said...

Oh. Sweet. Jeebus.

I need a holiday to recover after seeing that too ;)

SFT said...

Ummm...yeah. And she's still really hot. Morgana LeFey in Excalibur? I'm not into sword & sorcery that much, but..the Dragon's breath...

Susanna said...

oh my, lovely ;). good thing you warned about the boss lurking behind :D:D