Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Not-so-strange bedfellows

So, you know how sometimes you get this image in your head and no matter what you do, you just can't shake it? Well, I've been having one of those, but thankfully in a good way. Wait, check that, make that a very, very good way. It all started when super smart, super snarky journalist and frequent "The Rachel Maddow Show" contributor Ana Marie Cox started posting her series of bedhead pictures.

Ever since then I've had naughty, nerdy thoughts about her and Rachel...together...possibly naked...definitely talking about politics. Hello, nerdgasm. Look, I know Ana Marie is straight and married (despite her seriously lesbian hair). And I know that Rachel is partnered and happy (heck, they even just bought a TV). But, seriously, how hot would that be?

Not quite getting the picture? Maybe this'll help. Ana Marie even made Rachel blush. Just imagine they both have bedhead. And instead of teabagging, they're talking about something two gals might be able to do together. I can't quite think of the term, but you all are such cunning linguists (ahem) I'm sure you'll think of something appropriate.

Smart girls are hot, pass it on.

33 comments:

Emma said...
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Emma said...

It's like you're reading my mind.

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

That bed head is nothing compared to what Caty gets up sporting. Oh great, now my mind will be in the gutter for hours.

Sarah in Chicago said...

See, you know, that's the thing ... I know Cox is straight and married ... I so totally KNOW this ... but my gaydar goes insane around her ... every time she on screen it pings like a radar screen at an airshow.

And I have to say, the lesbian bedhair is not helping matters!

There needs to be a law. Seriously.

Ana said...

Glad I'm not the only one...

TheWeyrd1 said...

So Ana Marie is married, presumably to a man (though have we ever seen him???). Who says that makes her straight? She could be bi... My niece is married and has a child with her husband. She's bi. Just sayin' the queerdar doesn't usually lie...heh.

Rituximab said...

I'm just as guilty of watching the flirting between these two and coming to the same conclusions.
But...I have to say that if I was Susan, this post would have hurt me badly.
(I'm not including Ana Marie's hubby as we all know what the idea of 2 gals does to straight men).

Alaina said...

wow wow wow, she is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing ana marie cox with us.

Oh Rachel and your not-so-subtle hints. I love you.

ShamelessAddict said...

So funny you should say that...ever since Rachel debuted I've always thought her and Ana Marie had this little flirtation going. Damn, my gaydar was way off. But like you said, one can dream...

Anonymous said...

Thank you. I've had a shitastic morning, but this is definitely putting some much needed happy thoughts in my head.

Annie Stinkle said...

I have thought that there was something going on there since the very first time Ana Marie was on TRMS. Definite flirtation.

Anonymous said...

I can see how their banter could be conceived as flirtation, and I think that Ana Marie Cox is Rachel's straight girl crush. Ana Marie holds her own with Rachel and Rachel, too, likes a smart girl. Insofar as Susan's feelings are concerned, I doubt she feels threatened as Rachel's devotion to her is very clear.

Fab Fierce Femme said...

Ooh Baby Jesus! You read my mind! Every time I see these 2 together on TV I get this little giggly feeling..you know like I'm in on a secret. They would sooo be hot together ;)

tlsintx said...

now personally, ana marie doesn't do much for me...but I agree she and Rachel have some little vibe going...but...i don't care! i'm keeping Rachel all to myself in my own little dream world. mine mine mine!

Anonymous said...

Looks like I'm not the only one that noticed!

Anonymous said...

Oh, and I don't think this needs to be hurtful to anyone involved, and I don't think Ana is necessarily 100% straight. Ana seems like she has that straight/straight-reading bi girl thing for cute butch/androgynous women - see, Ellen, Shane. And the poster above nailed it when they said that Ana is kind of like Rachel's straight-girl crush.
Just because you're happily with someone doesn't mean you can't have those, and it doesn't mean you can't flirt for fun on network television :p

citizen spot said...

Blar! I woke up to Wolverine from "Xmen 2" hair this morning. Yikes! That said,
yes, there is a chemistry between RM & AMC, but it is just what happens when smart folks with great senses of "the snark" get together.

clovernode said...

They are always delightful together, I mentioned it on my blog too, when I was still posting regularly - it's great to read other comments on it as well... bring on the pundit wrestling!

Anonymous said...

When I first saw Ana Marie Cox, I was like... This woman has dyke hair! Then when I followed her on twitter, I realized that she's the coolest non-dyke around. Wow. Who posts pictures of her "pant status". That is way. awesome.

aj said...

Rachel Maddow is the shit.

Anonymous said...

Ana Marie is very cute and very "dyke-ish". Too bad she doesn't play for our team :)

Norma Desmond said...

TOTALLY can see it.

Also, Ana Marie's hair... CRAZY lesbian. That's not even a little bit straight.

Anonymous said...

When Ana Marie made her very first appearance on Rachel's show she had, actually, quite god awful dowdy hair. The next time she appeared, she had the wonderfully improved short do. I think two things happened: AMC noticed her hair looked like shyte on the TV, and she also noticed what would appeal to Rachel's demographic. I think AMC totally plays up the gossip of a vibe between her and RM for kicks, and for a following. In other words, pretty savvy. RM likes smart women, and I think she does have a lil ol' crush on AMC. it's very cute and she can't really hide it. It's all over her face. However, that doesn't compare to how she feels about her beloved Susan.

Anonymous said...

I agree there's some definite energy between the two, but I don't think Ana Marie is gay. She did definitely go a little (ok, a lot) more hipster since hanging with Rachel on the show, and actually dresses more like her (Rachel). Maybe it is just seeing herself on TV and wanting to cultivate an image. I'm sure she's smart enough to know Rachel tapped into a civics geek-friendly audience and that's obviously Ana Marie's target audience as well.
I do think their banter is cute...ok, hot, but it ends there.
There's nothing more going on there. I agree that Ana Marie is kind of playing with the attention it's drawing.

Commuter said...

Cox and Maddow flirt with each other, I noticed that months ago, I thought I had gotten it wrong, but did some google research, and found out I wasn't the only one who had noticed that. It is actually very cute.
And regarding Cox being straight... well, she is, until she isn't. Like so many of us so-called straight women.

Anonymous said...

oh dear lord. monday may 11 will be a day that lives in RM/AMC infamy.

AMC being a double berry feelin' bad girl, and RM busting out laughing like the cutest damn thing you've ever seen.

and AMC teasing on her twitter feed, saying she's going "to be on @maddow tonight" but would everyone just please get their minds out of the gutter?

yeah, ok.

Anonymous said...

I'm late to the game and straight as an arrow. But I'm crazy about Rachel as an analyst/commentator and the interplay between these two is clearly out there. Easy to see them together, clean or dirty minds included.

OrbitalDiamonds said...

Right on! *fistbump!

Anonymous said...

Allright. I'm thinking it's the other way around now...that AMC has the hots for RM. AMC was recently in the studio with Rachel, and was kind of a nervous mess while Rachel was all business and playing it very cool. I think AMC has been on a couple of times since, and Rachel is definitely cooler than she was when things seemed to have peaked around teabagging time and Orzag's berries. Maybe she's been reading various fansites about the chemistry that seemd to be between them and wants to put an end to that little rumor. I do think AMC is way flirtier to Rachel than the other way around. Rachel's just cute and polite and that may be taken as flirtatious. It's not like she asked AMC out for drinks or something. ;o)

Melissa said...

My girlfriend and I love to watch those two flirt and Rachael ALWAYS blushes. Dirty thoughts, dirty thoughts. hehehehe

Anonymous said...

I thought i was the only one that noticed Rachel and Ana Marie Cox frequent flirting and blushing on TV. I must admit, they look HOT together.

Lauren said...

Just because you're on a diet doesn't mean you can't read the menu. Twitter @laurenthedyke

purple_moogle said...

I totally agree with anonymous. "I do think AMC is way flirtier to Rachel than the other way around. Rachel's just cute and polite and that may be taken as flirtatious."

But I loves them together anyways and Rachel has more reasons for being less flirtyso she might WANT to flirt as much I guess.
It's her show, she likes girls so flirting might be taken more seriously and would be more disprespectful to her gf than Ana's flirting would be to her bf I guess. Ana Marie is known for being flirty and pushing it as to what she can say (e.g. berries) so.. I mean she can get away with lots more on a TV show which isn't hers.