Saturday, August 29, 2009
For those of you just tuning in--when I'm at work, I listen to FM 107.1 here in Minnesota. It's one of the few radio stations that I can pick up inside the building. And in the afternoons from 3 p.m to 6 p.m. I listen to The Lori and Julia Show. It's 3 hours of interviews, reviews, and dishing the dirt--mostly the latter. You wouldn't think I'd enjoy a show like that, but it's done with such humor that I often find myself laughing out loud--and I'm all in favor of anything that can make me laugh while in the workplace!
It's an unusual pairing, to say the least. The two ladies are actually related by marriage--Lori is married to Julia's brother--and they play off of each other incredibly well. Julia gets ahead of herself while talking, and constantly gets people's names wrong--I can't tell you how many times she's referred to Jennifer Aniston as "Jennifer Anderson". And Lori....well, Lori has a dirty mind. Somehow they make it work.
Plus, I suspect that Lori just may be one of us--if not a total spanko, at least one who enjoys playing from time to time. She's dropped the "S" word into the middle of talk-show conversations often enough to make me suspicious.
(Lori and Julia, the Drive-Time Divas)
This past week, they were broadcasting live from the Minnesota State Fair, and Lori brought up an article she had seen in the morning paper. It was about "ManCave parties"--parties with products for men (the paper cleverly called it, "Manny Kay").
Julia didn't think much of the idea, and asked what sort of products were for sale at these parties.
The latest in outdoor grills, Lori responded. 34 different kinds of bratwurst. A beer cozy with a pager that belches when prompted. And, Lori said, "A 15-inch square spatula--good for flipping burgers and spanking!" She then added, "That's how I'd sell it."
When Julia and Donny, the show's producer, continued to pooh-pooh the idea of men attending parties like this, Lori's response was, "All I'm saying is, everybody needs a good spatula!"
Ya gotta love the woman......
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
.....because by the time he's done, even her blue jeans have been turned pink!
Now that's a spanking!
This comic was found on the Chicago Spanking Review site. I've added it to the blog roll. Not a new site by any means, but a wonderful source for spankos to peruse.
Also new to the blog roll is Poppy's Submissions. If you've read Devlin O'Neill's blog, then you're familiar with Poppy, from her comments and also the posts she's guest-written. I think Poppy's new blog is going to become one of your favorites over time. (Check out her Aug. 14th post, "The Great Non-Escape" on Devlin O'Neill's Weblog to get an idea of what to expect from Poppy.)
As always, when you go to these sites, look around, read, and be sure to leave a comment of encouragement. And feel free to tell them you saw their link on Doctor Ken's blog, Spanking Minnesota.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thankfully, there is Cable TV. The cable networks have no problem debuting new seasons of wonderful shows during Summer--Rescue Me and Eureka come to mind. And thankfully, this week has seen the return of two not-lame reality competition shows. Of course, for me, what makes them "not lame" are the two lovely and very spankable hosts--a very different set of criteria from the usual TV reviewer, to be sure.
Premiering last night on Lifetime, we have the return of Project Runway and the spankable bottom of Heidi Klum:
And on the previous night, we got the return of Top Chef and the equally spankable Padma Lakshmi:
Monday, August 17, 2009
"Cause For Paws" was started last year by the spanking world's very own Amber "Pixie" Wells, an animal lover and a volunteer down at her local shelter. The event raises money for the shelter, which is sorely needed, as I'm sure you can imagine.
Last year, Pixie made a special spanking video which she posted on her blog as a way of thanking all the good and generous people who donated money to the cause. She managed to raise over $1,000 and wound up taking over 400 swats from hand and implements, if I remember correctly.
(sad puppy eyes)
This year, she once again is proposing to do a special spanking video to help bring in donations. She learned her lesson from last year, though--she got Punished Brats Lily Anna to help share the spanks! Here, in her own words, is the way it's going to work:
"For every dollar raised up to $400, Lily Anna and I will share the swats, 1 hand spank / $1. That means, if we raised $400, Lily Anna and I would each get a 200 count hand spanking.
"At $500, an additional 20 swats each with the wooden spoon.
"At $600, an additional 20 swats each with the leather paddle.
"At $700, an additional 20 swats each with the hairbrush."
"At $800, an additional 10 swats each with the belt.
"At $900, an additional 10 swats each with the wooden paddle.
"And if we reach $1000 or more, we’ll celebrate by giving each other a little playful spanking.
"The spankings will be given by our significant others and will be done all in the spirit of fun and a good cause, but the swats will definitely be real. :) "
(sad cat eyes)
As of this writing, Pixie has already managed to raise $715. That means hand spanking, wooden spoon, leather paddle and hairbrush so far. That's going to be some video--and I, for one, am hoping they go over that $1,000 mark!
If you would wish to donate--if not for the video, then do it for the animals--just go to Pixie's site, Spanking Pixie, which I have listed to the right on the blog roll. You can donate through PayPal, or you can send a donation through the mail. You can get the details from Pixie's post on the subject here: http://spankingpixie.com/2009/08/cause-for-paws-2009/
(sad brat eyes) -photo courtesy of Amber "Pixie" Wells
Some of you might be saying, "Well, that's all well and good, but why should I send money to Pixie to help out an animal shelter where she lives?" And, of course, you don't have to. But if you don't want to do that, I urge you to find and make a donation to an animal shelter or rescue in YOUR area. They all do such important work, and donations are always welcome.
Please go to "Spanking Pixie" and check out her "Cause For Paws" post. Look into your hearts and please help out any way you can. The animals can't do it for themselves!
Friday, August 14, 2009
A couple of weeks ago, while I was off enjoying the latest Crimson Moon Spanking Party, this blog went over the 300,000 visitor mark! I find that number amazing--amazingly wonderful, at any rate--and I want to thank everybody who checks in here on my little dog-and-pony show. Whether you look in and read regularly, or give it the occasional read now and then, or even if you come in once in a blue moon (or Crimson Moon, for that matter), I appreciate your taking the time to come in and check things out. I hope you all keep coming back time and time again....
The next number is 200. My previous post, "The Top 4 List", was the 200th post I've written for my blog. Who knew I had that many posts in me? (Not me, I can tell you that!) When I began Spanking Minnesota, my only real thought was, "Well, I'll try it for a bit, see how it goes, and if I don't like or it gets to be too much, I'll just delete the whole thing." A year and a half and 200 posts later, I guess I can safely say that it's going all right. :-)
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Number 4: Why is her shirt pulled up? She's spanking her butt, not her chest. Unless the shirt was restricting her motion in some way.....
Number 3: Why aren't her pants down? Or off? If she's going to go to all that effort to self-spank, why waste it on smacking denim? She's denying herself a good, stinging impact that way.
Number 2: Why a belt? I should think something like a paddle or a hairbrush would be easier for her to aim and control.
And the Number 1 thing I wonder about as I look at this picture is--
Why didn't she just ask ME to spank her?
Monday, August 10, 2009
(Or, for that matter, get it if YOU have a birthday coming up. Why should your friends have all the fun?)
Yes, it's a birthday paddle, available from http://www.drinkingstuff.com/ (look under Accessories). Half the fun of having a birthday is getting--or giving--those birthday spankings, after all. Give her this present, then give her a spanking with it, and then sign it as a keepsake. Not only does the birthday girl have a nice, warm bottom to remember her birthday by, but she has the signature of everybody who gave her "one to grow on"as proof of how much they love her.
Here's a shot of it being put to good use:
Offhand, I'd say you probably couldn't do any serious walloping with this paddle without it breaking, but I bet the birthday gal would certainly feel a little heat and a little sting from it.
And if you think she deserves more than a "little sting".....well, you can always handle that in private, can't you?
Friday, August 7, 2009
On the one hand, she won a Best Supporting Actress Emmy in 2007 for her role in "Grey's Anatomy." And she's shown that she is the reigning queen of the summertime romantic comedy, appearing in such films as Knocked Up, 27 Dresses and this summer's The Ugly Truth. While these movies didn't set any box office records, they did show that she can star in a movie and help it make it's money back and then some. She already has 3 more movies in the works--Hollywood knows a good thing when they see it.
On the other hand, many people think she has a very "diva"-like attitude. Her Emmy acceptance speech turned some people off, and withdrawing her name from the Emmy's last year because of what she called a lack of suitable material in her character's storylines didn't win her any friends, either--especially among people who work on the TV show. (No wonder the scriptwriters gave her character Cancer this past year.)
For myself, all I know is what I see up there on the silver screen. I saw The Ugly Truth while on vacation last week. What can I tell you? She's very attractive, and she's one heck of an actress. Really. You can see her thoughts and emotions play out across her face and in her eyes. The talent is definitely there, and between the TV show and the movies she's shown she's equally adept at comedy or drama. As long as she picks the right material, she can probably be as big a star as she wants to be.
And if it doesn't occur in a film, maybe some of those "Grey's Anatomy" scriptwriters would be only to happy write such a scene for her!
As something of an added bonus, Ms. Heigl gets her bottom smacked on two seperate occasions by Gerard Butler in The Ugly Truth, once in a dress shop and once in her home. Maybe in a future film, she'll graduate from one-whackers to a complete spanking. Maybe. Don't hold your breath, but we can dream, can't we?