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Boomer Dancing: “I’m your Venus”


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  • Sisu January 21, 2022, 6:30 PM

    Ursula was and always will be in my heart (I forgive her indiscretions; and we both knew she was too old for me) though not my first love. Henry’s daughter (vacuous pseudo intellectual, communist) in “Cat Ballou” … No. When I first knew what love was, I was in the third grade, and my first date was at her suggestion: “I collect pennies, too.” … But, then it wasn’t as well defined as when I first saw Natalie in “Miracle …”. … Funny, how later when I was enjoying the “friendship” of almost a handful, from various backgrounds and all generous to a fault, … I was taken with and married a friend who later shared her childhood picture from when she was four – seemingly at first impression all of aura of Natalie’s charm without the precociousness but … more brilliant.

    Yet, if I had not been so blessed, with the experience and good sense I now possess (while I am yet confident in my ability to fulfill a wide range of dreams), if in the next life I cannot be reunited with my wife, … I’d like to see if Cyd Charisse and I might not be able to find a loving relationship.

  • gwbnyc January 21, 2022, 7:09 PM

    -just a nice, old-fashioned mohel.

  • Sid V January 22, 2022, 4:44 AM

    Wow – that Banarama video sent me down an interweb rabbit hole – thanks of course to that spunky cutie on the far right – Siobhan Fahey. Fahey apparently “married Dave Stewart of Eurythmics in 1987; the couple divorced in 1996” and have 2 kids together. “Fahey has two younger sisters, Máire (who played Eileen in the video of the 1982 song “Come On Eileen”, a hit for Dexys Midnight Runners)”. The more you know! Lol

    I was always partial to “Cruel Summer” by them. Great song. “It was ranked number 44 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of the ’80s.[2] Billboard named the song #13 on their list of 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time.[3]” ….” After an exhausting morning shooting (the video) in the city (NYC) in brutal August heat, the band returned to the tavern for lunch. They made the acquaintance of some local dockworkers, who, upon learning of their situation, shared vials of cocaine with them. “That was our lunch,” said Fahey, who had never tried the drug before. “When you watch that video, we look really tired and miserable in the scenes we shot before lunch, and then the after-lunch shots are all euphoric and manic.”[5]”. Lol again!

  • mmack January 22, 2022, 7:11 AM

    Thank you for the Bananarama version. 👍🏻

    • Vanderleun January 22, 2022, 9:49 AM

      It is the GOLD standard, after all.

      • Mike Austin January 23, 2022, 5:52 PM

        Shocking Blue for me.

        • Vanderleun January 23, 2022, 6:05 PM

          Come come, do I have to explain to you the obvious benefits of the Trinity?

  • KCK January 22, 2022, 11:32 AM

    A Bond Girl (they were called “girls” back then, and it was fine) who, unironcally, might cut your NuZz off for little provocation. Back when the Cold War was dangerous, and sex was safe.

    God, I miss those days.

    (Cue the John Barry, Monty Norman theme).

    • KCK January 22, 2022, 2:42 PM

      Whatever Ursula wants, Ursula gets!

      Now, to clean up this coffee nose explosion I just had…

  • Doctor Septimus Pretorious January 22, 2022, 11:51 AM

    The boomer standard will always be the 1969 original version by the dutch group Shocking Blue . (Venus — by Robbie van Leeuwen ) . The way Miriska Veres sang lyrics as “chore desire” is forever burnt into my bong receptors.
    Then again , the classic 1967 poster of Rachel Welsh (Fathom) rising from the sea hung on my wall in the pre black-light poster days. Posters of Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress) from Dr. No were scarce to be found ; yet “SHE” was demandingly luscious in 1965 with an unforgettable S&M dip into the flames.
    Botticellis’ Venus model Simonetta Vespucci was virginal, but I swing towards the full curved buttocks of the Velasquez /Rokeby Venus. (I have been tempted by Goyas’ Venus, slutty as she is, but Goya faced the Inquisition because of her) https://i.etsystatic.com/19024656/r/il/2ffdd6/2324365952/il_794xN.2324365952_tlif.jpg

    • Vanderleun January 22, 2022, 1:33 PM

      No. Just no.

    • Mike Austin January 23, 2022, 5:45 PM

      “La Maja Desnuda”. Goya ruffled a lot of feathers when he painted her.

  • Snakepit Kansas January 22, 2022, 5:29 PM

    If we are talking about stunning women of the memorable past, then Jill Goodacre from Victoria Secret rags in the early 90s has to be in the Top 10 of my lifetime. Anyone who knows me knows I prefer brown women, but Jill is white as a bedsheet, and in her youth, hotter than the surface of the sun.

    • Mike Austin January 23, 2022, 5:49 PM

      Black haired women for me. Skin tone olive or off-white. Madeline Stowe will do.

  • John G Condon January 25, 2022, 7:12 AM

    Pretty young ladies are so cute when they are angry.

    Here’s a tribute to yet another Venus Archetype:

    Behold the badly flawed Betty Draper.