Friday, September 30, 2011


            Hard day at the office?  Fight with your spouse or your mother-in-law?  Dating difficulties?  While comfort foods are only a temporary fix and don’t solve long term problems, they sure make us feel good “in the moment”.
            What exactly constitutes a comfort food?  I’d probably define it as a food that triggers a feeling of nostalgia, one that brings us back to a time when things were better, or at least simpler.
            Of course what passes as a comfort food to one person is different than what someone else might consider one to be. Cultural and/or ethnic background, what part of the country one is from, and even age will influence our taste. For example, grits might be a comfort food to someone raised in the South, where tamales might cause someone with a Mexican heritage to be reminded of home. To many people any fast food, be it a McDonald’s Quarter Pounder or a Nathan’s hot dog, is plenty comforting.
            It’s safe to say that by and large, comfort foods would not make it to the top of a nutritionist’s list. After all, ingredients such as butter, oil, and sour cream don’t do wonders for one’s cholesterol level. But who cares?  Comfort foods are not intended to replace a regular diet. They’re meant to offer solace and, well comfort, for a brief time.
            I made up a list of what I believe a great percentage of Americans might consider their ten favorite comfort foods. The list is not in any particular order and I tried not to be swayed by my own prejudices (though ice-cream did make the list:)  There are foods I enjoy that are not on the list and others that don’t particularly appeal to me.
            Please feel free to add your personal favorites.

  1. Ice cream
  2. Mac and cheese
  3. Chocolate
  4. Potatoes (French fries or mashed)
  5. Stew or Pot Roast
  6. Home made soup (one of my personal favorites)
  7. Fried chicken
  8. Meatloaf
  9. Spaghetti and meatballs
  10. Tollhouse (chocolate chip) cookies and milk

Hope this whetted your appetite and that your weekend is a good and comforting one.
And thank you for joining me on this week’s journey along,



Friday, September 23, 2011


                 Gone are the days of the good old tearjerker.  Sure, there have been occasional movies in recent years that have caused us to cry, but in my opinion, they don’t compare to the tearjerker of years ago.
            There are a few reasons that ‘the old fashioned tearjerker’ can be made no more. For one thing, the type of crisis that might have destroyed a life in the past (adultery, unwed motherhood) doesn’t necessarily exist today.
Also, movies whose themes used, as a backdrop, World War II, or earlier wars had an advantage. These wars, for the most part, had the backing of the country and were and still are looked upon through sentimental eyes. Beginning with the Korean War, viewers came to view war with a more jaundiced attitude. In fact, films dealing with Vietnam still evoke emotions of anger and disgust more than they stir up any warm, nostalgic feelings for that period of time.
Probably, though, the biggest advantage that movies being produced prior to, say, 1960 had is that they were made for an audience who had not yet become cynical.
            Whether it was the Kennedy assassinations, the Vietnam War, or simply the belief that we, as a country, were not always getting the entire truth from our government or our media, the overall result was an increase in cynicism. This cynicism was reflected in what we were willing to shed tears over when we went to a movie.
            Beginning in the sixties, the only way in which writers seemed able to crank a tear out of an audience, was by centering the story on a disease. Since Love Story, we’ve been given Brian’s Song, Terms of Endearment and Beaches, to name a few.  Now mind you this is not to say that watching the life of a character deteriorate due to disease and its devastating effect on loved ones wouldn’t make me cry. Of course it would. What I’m saying is that these are ‘easy crys’.  No-brainers, since they involve illness resulting in death. It is more difficult, for a film to have the ability to make the viewer cry at other circumstances of fate that cause lives to unravel. (Three movies made in recent years that could be considered tearjerkers and yet avoid defaulting to ‘the disease ploy’ are: Titanic, Life Is Beautiful, and Ghost, none of which employ the crutch of disease to draw forth tears).
            My favorite, vintage, tearjerkers of all time?

. Mrs. Miniver: 1942; Starring Greer Garson, this was a British film whose intent, aside from tugging at our heartstrings, was most likely to draw the United States into World War II.

. To Each His Own: 1946; Olivia DeHavilland stars in this story of an unwed mother forced to give up her son and watch as he is raised by others.

. An Affair To Remember: 1957; Though this movie was made three times, it is the Cary Grant/Deborah Kerr version that is most beloved. The lush theme song doesn’t hurt.

. Madame X:  1966; Lana Turner as a woman who “had it all” and squandered it. It is also a story of maternal sacrifice, an apparently very popular theme. Incidentally, this movie was produced by Ross Hunter, one of the biggest producers of “schmaltz” of his time.

 . Goodbye Mr. Chips: 1939;
 Adapted from the James Hilton novel, this story’s sentiment is based on the passing of time and the degree to which a person is appreciated in his lifetime.

. Since You Went Away: 1944; Starring Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, and a teenaged Shirley Temple. A World War II story centering on those waiting on the homefront for news of loved ones away at war.

. Imitation of Life: 1959; Lana Turner stars in yet another “sacrifice of a mother” story. Ironically, it is not Lana’s story from which the tears are derived but rather from the story of a young black woman who, wanting to “pass” for white, is callous towards the feelings of her loving mother.

. My Foolish Heart: 1949; This romantic, wartime tearjerker was based on a story by J.D. Salinger; it starred two solid actors: Susan Hayward and Dana Andrews and was enhanced by a title song that has since become a standard

.Penny Serenade: 1941; A true heartbreaker starring Cary Grant and Irene Dunne as a married couple desperate to adopt a child.

. Old Yeller: 1957; This is the only film on my list that involves an animal -- a beloved dog, to be exact. Still, there’s no doubt, whatsoever, of its being a tearjerker.

. Back Street: 1961; Based on the Fannie Hurst novel, this very melodramatic version was produced by Ross Hunter. Susan Hayward’s character, “rae”, falls in love with a married man with dire results. The married man was played by actor John Gavin who co-starred in Psycho and later went on to become U.S. ambassador to Mexico.

. Tomorrow Is Forever: 1946; Starring Orson Welles and Claudette Colbert, this is the story of a man who survives World War I only to find that his wife, the love of his life, has remarried and has created a new life for herself. (Natalie Wood appears in one of her earliest roles).

. Stella Dallas: 1937; Barbara Stanwyk stars as a woman from “the wrong side of the tracks” who sacrifices all (yes, again) so that her daughter might have a better life.

            It should be noted that most of the above films were filmed in black and white, something that seems to add depth to the story. They are all worthy of being considered at least two Kleenex box sob stories.

            Have a great weekend and thank you for joining me this week along,



Friday, September 16, 2011


            Don’t talk to strangers.  It’s one of the first warnings we’re given by our elders when we’re children.  Yet in the world we live in, strangers are often allowed into our lives without so much as a second thought, much of this due to the technological advances we’ve experienced over the past few years.
            A few months ago I received a message from a stranger on Facebook saying “you’re beautiful”. Flattering?  Not exactly. He went on to say that he was married but would love nothing more than to be my “Facebook friend”.  Very creepy.  I asked our “mutual friend” who this bozo was but he had no clue.  My friend admitted that he was very lax about screening who he accepted as a friend, thereby allowing his Facebook “acquaintances” access to his friends.
            Internet dating is another minefield in which one can be lulled into a false sense of security.  Merely joining a “bonafide” site doesn’t guarantee that the person with whom you connect isn’t lying. Granted, usually the lies are disappointing but harmless: people lying about looks, age, marital status. Still, ex-cons (and not so ex ones) have been known to troll these sites as well.
Browsing through some writing samples I’ve written over the years, I came across an article I’d written that was published in the L.A. Times Op Ed section many years ago. It was an essay that commented on the risks a woman takes in striking up relationships with perfect strangers.
This was written in 1993: before the Internet, before Facebook, before Twitter. Before the increase in college coeds “gone missing”. I believe it’s still relevant today, maybe more so since those risks have become even greater with the added complication of technology and the anonymity it provides. I thought it was well worth re-publishing the article:

Nowadays, A Relationship With A Mere Acquaintance Can Be Deadly : In today's society of violence, drugs and crime, men and women alike must practice extra caution before striking up a friendship or getting closer to someone.

October 24, 1993|VIVIAN RHODES | Vivian Rhodes is a free-lance writer who lives in Agoura
Though I am a member of Mystery Writers of America and have written about many fictional murders, certain true murders are extremely painful to read about. Take for example, Kellie O'Sullivan, the Thousand Oaks nurse who was apparently abducted and killed for her car recently, and the San Fernando Valley slaying of Sara Weir, 19, in which a suspect is being sought.
In all likelihood O'Sullivan had no control over her fate, but Weir might have--at least to the extent that she chose to become acquainted with her alleged killer.  I found her story disturbing on many levels. She seemed to be a beautiful young woman on the threshold of life.
Weir met her alleged assailant, Douglas Oliver Kelly, at a health club in Burbank. He apparently impressed her enough to gain her trust because she hired him to be her trainer. No doubt it was this trust and the naiveté of youth that led to her death.
Weir wasn't the only person taken in by Kelly, who is described as a 35-year-old charmer with a quick line. At a health club, where outward appearances are paramount, people don't tend to delve too deeply into someone's past.
As in O'Sullivan's slaying, Weir's death hit close to home. She might have been anyone's daughter, sister, or friend. She might have been me in the late '60s or early '70s, when I took chances that now seem awfully dumb.
But mine was a generation that hitched rides with strangers and crashed at the apartments of people we barely knew, since we were all supposed to be “brothers and sisters in the Age of Aquarius”.
It was only the sordid revelations of the likes of Charlie Manson and Ted Bundy that caused us to face the reality that it is best not to become too well-acquainted with some strangers.
Things have not gotten better in the past 20 years--they've gotten worse. Guns are more accessible; drug-crazed addicts, more desperate. Also, with the breakdown of the family and the weakening influence of religious institutions as a place in which to turn to formulate friendships, people must rely more and more on their own instincts when sizing up a stranger. There is little or no accountability.
What advice would I give a young woman so that she might protect herself from a predator? There are no hard rules, but here are some guidelines to keep in mind.
* Before considering getting into the car or visiting the apartment of a man you've just met, acquaint yourself with his circle of friends. Ideally, you should meet family members, but in our transient society that is often not feasible.
* Do his friends drink a little too much? Are they rough with their girlfriends? Maybe they hint at habits of his of which you were unaware—the use of hard drugs, for example.
* Are there things about him that bother you more than you're willing to admit? An off-color tattoo? His frequent use of obscenities? The bad temper he revealed when he blew up at the waiter or bartender? Small lies you've caught him in?
* Whether the relationship is businesslike, of a romantic nature or simply a friendship, never meet your new acquaintance anywhere but in a public place until you feel absolutely comfortable. Incidentally, this applies to people of either gender. Men can find themselves with women who turn out to be con artists, stalkers, or sociopaths.
* Should the friendship grow, you have a right to find out from others the reason why his ex-wife left him and why his ex-boss fired him as opposed to solely relying upon his version.
* Trust your instincts, but be careful. It's your life you're gambling with.
            As I said…I think this is just as pertinent today as when I first wrote it. Maybe more so. ‘Googling’ a perspective date is a beginning, but keep in mind, not everyone will show up on the radar. Don’t be too concerned with being a little paranoid; in these cases it’s often best to exercise common sense and to err on the side of caution.

Have a great weekend and thank you for joining me on this week’s journey along,

Friday, September 9, 2011


 Since my post last week on the sexiest actresses ever, I’ve had several requests to write a similar one about the men of Hollywood. And why not?
Just as tastes in women’s sex appeal have changed through the decades, so have tastes in what constitutes sex appeal in men.
For example, facial hair is something that’s often been in and out of favor over the decades. (“Muttonchops” were a huge hit in the days of the Civil War). Having a mustache was popular in the thirties and forties, but not so much in the fifties and early sixties. The “hippy” movement of the late sixties, however, ushered in a resurgence of beards, mustaches, and long sideburns with many men going for the “apostle” look. Hair on the chest was another matter entirely.  The smooth, hairless chest we see on actors today is a fairly recent phenomenon (and more likely to be seen on those under the age of forty or fifty).
As far as body type goes leading men were, generally, shorter than they are today.  (Alan Ladd, though handsome, was 5’5” and was often filmed while standing on a box so that he might “measure up” to his leading lady). In addition to this, the “six-pack” physique only seemed to become mandatory in the past thirty or forty years. Prior to the sixties, there were actors considered to be sexy who were, shall we say, “not as buff” as their modern counterparts.
Women, for the most part, are more generous in defining “sex appeal” when it comes to men.  At least we seem to cast a larger net than do men when sizing up women.
True, woman may be attracted to a dazzling smile or a toothy grin, dimples or a cleft, a rugged build or tight buns, a baritone voice or a mop of thick hair.  Still, they are more likely, I think, than men to make allowances if the man’s personality is particularly endearing or quirky. (Much as they might argue the point, most men will choose traditional beauty over “quirky” any day).
            With this in mind, I’ve compiled a list of sexy actors.  First, let me state that there are some very attractive men who didn’t make the list for a variety of reasons. I’ve grouped them into “categories of persona”. The “tough” guy (men’s men): John Wayne, Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, Clint Eastwood, Russell Crowe, Bruce Willis, Vin Diesel; the “ethnic anti heroes” who emerged in the mid sixties and didn’t bother changing their ethnic sounding names : Dustin Hoffman, Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Sylvester Stallone, Ray Liota; the “foreign” guy: Charles Boyer, Louis Jordan, Ricardo Montalban, Marcello Mastriani, “the pretty boys” (women’s men): Tyrone Power, Rock Hudson,Warren Beatty, Hugh Grant, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jude Law, Ryan Gosling, Robert Pattinson, the “moody men”: Marlon Brando, James Dean, Colin Farrell, and lastly the “nice guy” (because nice guys finish last:): Joel McCrea, Jimmy Stewart, Jack Lemmon, James Garner, Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Will Smith).  Though many of these men have appeal, much of that appeal is due to the particular category they fall into as opposed to having overall sex appeal.
            As stated in my previous post, all of this is, of course, subjective. I tried to be as objective as possible in that I included men who weren’t necessarily my personal choices (Burt Lancaster, Burt Reynolds, Brad Pitt) and omitted those I would have chosen: John Stamos, Hugh Laurie, Anthony Hopkins, Richard Widmark (yes, Richard Widmark -- talk about quirky, this guy played a psychopath to perfection).
I also limited this list to actors. For example, though Elvis acted, he was primarily thought of as a sexy singer (may be enough of those for an entirely separate list).  John Kennedy Jr., possibly one of the sexiest men ever, was a magazine publisher. What I came up with is a list of sexy leading men with which I thought the majority of women would concur.

1.   1930’s - Errol Flynn: a womanizer and heavy drinker, Australian born Flynn was known for his swashbuckling roles (The Adventures of Robin Hood) and flamboyant lifestyle.

2.   1930’s - Clark Gable: nicknamed “the king”; best known for his role as Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind; despite his big ears, Gable made women’s hearts beat faster (think young Judy Garland singing her heart out to a photo of Mr. Gable) while at the same time being considered to be the ultimate “man’s man”.

3.   1940’s - Cary Grant: handsome, and debonair, Grant’s acting ability was often underestimated because he made it all look so easy. Though he could play screw- ball comedy, suspense and drama with ease, Alfred Hitchcock had to alter the ending of the film “Suspicion” because he feared audiences wouldn’t accept Grant as a villain.

4.   1940’s - Kirk Douglas: virile star of Sparticus; great build and a killer cleft. Played tough guys as well as cads. (A personal favorite of mine; years ago I had the opportunity of telling his son Michael that I’d had a terrific crush on his father).

5.   1940’s - Robert Mitchum: cynical, dark; the perfect “noir” star (Out of the Past) Troubles in his personal life (he was arrested for possession of marijuana) only enhanced his Hollywood “bad boy” image.

6.   1940’s - Burt Lancaster: star of From Here to Eternity; known for his athletic physique and captivating smile, Lancaster worked as an acrobat in a circus in his early years.

7.   1950’s - William Holden: star of Sunset Boulevard, Holden was very good-looking and often played a cynical, tough guy or a spoiled playboy (ie. Stalag 17, Picnic, Sabrina); definitely had a raw magnetism.

8.   1950’s - Paul Newman: known in his later years for his philanthropy, his race car enthusiasm, and his long (fifty years) marriage to actress Joanne Woodward; his ice blue eyes and easy smile lit up the screen. This, together with somewhat of a rebellious film image, made him one of the most sought after actors of his time.

9.   1960’s - Sean Connery: Scottish born; roguish persona; the original James Bond (and nobody did it better); at the age of 69 he was voted “the sexiest man of the century” (had the occasion of meeting and flirting with him when I was in my twenties and can honestly say the title was well deserved!)

10. 1960’s - Steve McQueen: avid motorcycle and car racer; star of The Great Escape; drank too much, smoked too much, lived hard and was considered a legendary “bad boy”; McQueen, nicknamed “king of cool” was adored by woman and envied by men. He was hot.

11. 1970’s - Burt Reynolds: known for his good looks and self-deprecating humor as well as his near-nude spread in Cosmopolitan magazine in the early seventies. Romantically linked to many women including Dinah Shore and Sally Field.

12. 1970’s - Harrison Ford: easy going, rugged good looks; known for his role as Han Solo in the Star Wars trilogy as well as his portrayal as Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Arc.

13. 1970’s - Denzel Washington: portrayed Malcolm X; recognized not only for his charitable work and his acting ability but for his striking good looks. For what it’s worth, in a special that aired about one’s looks, it was once determined that Washington has a “perfectly symmetrical face”.

14. 1980’s - Antonio Bandaras: Virile, Spanish actor who began his career as a soccer player; known for his lead role in Zorro; a Latin heartthrob despite the fact that he stands slightly under 5’8”.

15. 1980’s - Mel Gibson: raised in Australia, Gibson burst on the scene with his Mad Max and Lethal Weapon series. His striking good looks and the humorous twinkle in his blue eyes made him a world-wide box office sensation.

16. 1990’s - Pierce Brosnan: handsome and suave, Irish actor Brosnan was first noticed by American audiences in the hit TV show, Remington Steele. He went on to become one of the most popular actors to portray James Bond since Sean Connery.

17. 1990’s - Johnny Depp: known for taking on a wide variety of character driven roles (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd) Depp is most closely associated with the role of Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean) Manages to be sexy in a low key way. (My daughter’s personal favorite).

18. 2000’s - Hugh Jackman: another Aussie, Jackman is the ultimate performer; star of stage (The Boy From Oz) and screen (X-Men), he sings and dances as well as acts. Extraordinarily good looking and seemingly self effacing, which adds to his charm.

19. 2000’s – Daniel Craig: British actor with rugged good looks. Known mostly to Americans as the sixth (and last) actor to portray James Bond. (Yes, there are three Bond actors on this list, but for good reason).  Craig’s Bond was a little different than previous Bonds (fairer, a little less acerbic, but more intense).

20. 2000’s - Mathew McConaughay: his breakout role was the lead in the movie A Time to Kill; his well toned body, easy Texas drawl, and the deepest of dimples make him one of today’s sexiest actors.

A special nod to actors Cary Grant, Paul Newman, Clint Eastwood, and Sean Connery, who managed to maintain their sex appeal well into their senior years.

Well, that’s it. Please feel free to add a favorite of yours you think I’ve missed. Have a great weekend and thank you for joining me on this week’s journey along,



Friday, September 2, 2011


Sex appeal is an extremely subjective matter.  What makes a woman sexy?  In Japan it may be a small foot.  In India, the perfect belly.
A dazzling smile. A great pair of legs. Seductive eyes. Thick, lustrous hair. A sultry voice.
To many American men it’s as simple as a great "rack".
Tastes have changed over the years, to be sure.  In the early part of the twentieth century, women were shorter and rounder and, in fact, the “ideal” figure was that of an hourglass. The “flapper” ushered in a nearly non-existent  bosom which blossomed again during the depression, a time when appearing gaunt was possibly considered less than fashionable.
During WWII, woman may have been patriotic enough to give up their hose, but not enough to forfeit the sensual appeal of a seamed stocking. With a ruler, eyebrow pencil, and some ingenuity, they managed to suggest the illusion of a seam. (After all, isn’t sex appeal often only about illusion)?
In the fifties there were a sufficient number of “blonde bombshells” to combat the “June Cleaver” type but it was the sixties that left an indelible mark. Model Twiggy’s “little boy” look had a major effect upon how women would view their sexual appeal for years to come. For the first time, they did not desire the sophisticated look of French knots and ample cleavage. Instead, they aspired to look young and “waifish” even if it took anorexia and/or bulimia to achieve those goals. There’s a scene on the beach in the movie, Gidget where Gidget’s well endowed friends scoff at Gidget’s petite, boyish figure. Nowadays it’s likely that Gidget would be laughing at her friends, viewing them as “fat”.
I’ve compiled a list of  20 actresses who might be considered to be the sexiest for the times in which they lived. (I say “might” because, as mentioned, tastes are subjective).
These women stand out for having maintained their sexuality, either by creating their own styles or by bucking the trends of the times.
I intentionally omitted beauties such as: Carole Lombard, Claudette Colbert, Lauren Becall, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood, Goldie Hawn, Demi Moore, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Jennifer Aniston, who, while they might be elegant, cute, or “girl-next-doorish” don’t necessarily exude sex. (Not to say that many men wouldn’t find them sexy or that women wouldn’t want to look like them. Audrey Hepburn is my personal favorite).

1.   1930’s - JEAN HARLOW (34-25-36) Star of "Hell’s Angels"; the original “blonde bombshell”.

2.   1940’s - RITA HAYWORTH (32-25-34) Glamorous star of “Gilda”; married to Orson Welles and also to Prince Aly Khan.

3.   1940’s - BETTY GRABLE (34-24-36) Known for her “great gams”; #1 pinup girl of WW II; married to trumpet player, Harry James.

4.  1950’s - MARILYN MONROE (37-23-36) Sexy and vulnerable; famous (amongst other things) for the dress that flew up around her waist in “The Seven Year Itch”.

5.   1950’s - JANE MANSFIELD (42-21-35) Very intelligent, despite her “poor man’s Marilyn Monroe” image. Mother of actress Mariska Harigtay, another beauty.    

6.   1950’s - AVA GARDNER (36-23-37) Star of “The Barefoot Contessa”; had an earthy femininity; steamy marriage to Frank Sinatra.

7.   1960’s - ELIZABETH TAYLOR (36-21-36) Violet eyes set off her exquisite beauty; stormy relationship with Richard Burton; apparently not a fan of casual dating, she was married eight times.

8.   1960’s - ANN MARGRET (35-23-35) Ended up being considered the star of “Bye Bye Birdie” (an honor intended for veteran actress and co-star, Janet Leigh); Swedish “sex kitten” with a wholesome appeal; acted and had an affair with Elvis.

9.   1960’s - RAQUEL WELCH (37-22-35) Star of “One Million Years B.C.”, which popularized the “fur bikini”.

10.  1960’s - SOPHIA LOREN (38-24-38) Smoldering Italian actress; starred in “Two Women”; turned down Cary Grant to marry director, Carlo Ponti, still sizzling in her seventies.

11.  1960’s - BRIDGET BARDOT (35-19-35) French, exotic, sexy.  American men adored her. (Check out that waistline…did these women wear corsets?)

12.  1970’s - FARRAH FAWCETT (35-24-35) Star of “Charlie’s Angels”. How many girls came of age with “Farrah haircuts”?  How many boys came of age with that famed “Farrah poster?”

13.  1980’s - MADONNA (CICCONE) (34-23-33) Pop singer with a talent for re-inventing herself often, each persona sexier than the next; popularized “trashy lingerie”.

14.  1990’s - SHARON STONE (36-25-35) Interrogation scene from “Basic Instinct” – enough said.

15.  1990’s - PAM ANDERSON (36-22-34) Star of “Bay Watch”; hot relationship with rocker, Tommy Lee; epitomized the California “beach babe look” (or at least what men living outside California fantasize them to look like).

16.  2000’s - BEYONCE KNOWLES (34-26-40) Hip Hop star. The moves, the body, the voice.

17.  2000’s - SCARLETT JOHANSSON (37-26-37) Starred in numerous Woody Allen films. Voluptuous in a surprisingly old fashioned way.

18.  2000’s - HALLE BERRY (36-22-37) Starred as Catwoman in “Batman” and the costume fit to perfection, emphasizing her great body and terrific features.

19.  2000’s - SALMA HAYAK (36-25-37) Gorgeous Mexican born actress; 
star of "Frida”.  Recognized for having a spectacular, non-enhanced “rack”.

20.  2000’s – ANGELINA JOLIE (36-27-36) Known for her altruism, large family, and husband, Brad Pitt; considered to be one of the sexiest woman of her time; her bee-stung lips (emulated unsuccessfully by many women who don’t own mirrors) alone would qualify her for this distinction.

I apologize to anyone who might feel this posting to have been a touch politically incorrect but then I’m often a touch politically incorrect myself.

Have a great weekend and thank you for joining me on this week’s journey along,