Thursday, February 25, 2010

Coming In The Air

Maybe it's something in the water. Or in the air.

Maybe it's because Winter already seems to have lasted forever, and everyone is getting a serious case of "cabin fever".

Maybe it's because my favorite radio station--the one I refer to as "Radio Spanko"--recently underwent some changes, and every who works there is still a little giddy. They didn't change any of the programming (thank the deity), but they did change themselves from "FM107.1" to "MyTalk107.1", changed the call letters, and came up with a new on-air slogan--"A little gossip. A lot of laughs". (Personally, I think the slogan is horrid, but since they didn't ask me.........)

Whatever the reason, as I was listening a few weeks back, I must admit I was caught by surprise on more than one occasion after the big "change"--and all on the same day! (As usual, I'm relying on my memory for the dialogue, so I can almost guarantee that it's not 100% accurate. It's close enough to give you the flavor of it, however.)

The first incident was during the Jason and Alexis show (Jason Matheson, Alexis Thompson). Jason was doing a segment that he called, "Fantasy Island". Listeners were to call in and answer a simple question: If there were no repercussions or consequences, which celebrate would you like to make out with? (Actually, I believe the exact phrase was not "make out", but rather to have "hot sweaty monkey love" with).

Spankers and spankees have been doing a variation of this for years, and the discussions can be found on message boards everywhere: If you could, what celebrity would you like to spank? (Jennifer Aniston, if you're reading me!) Or, depending on your preference, which celebrity would you like to be spanked by?

Back to the show--several listeners called in with their choices (no surprise, George Clooney's name came up), and then one caller mentioned Harrison Ford. Jason thanked the caller, and then Alexis chimed in with, "Yeah, I'd have to agree. Harrison Ford. But the Indiana Jones version."

Jason said, "Right" and Alexis added, "With the whip......."

Jason: You would go straight to the whip.

Alexis: And the hat....

Jason: No, never mind the hat! You already gave yourself away with the whip!

Alexis started to backpedal a little bit, hemmed and hawed, and then said, "Oh, wait. You said "no consequences", right?

Jason: Right.

Alexis: Okay. Whip away!

The next radio startle came on the very next show. This is the show I probably have referenced the most, the Lori and Julia show, also known as the Lo-J show. I've suspected Lori of being a closet spanko for some time now--or if not a spanko, then someone with a bit of kink in them.

On their show, Lori was reading a blurb about a movie that was going into production that would star Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. The movie, she reported, would feature the two in some very steamy shower scenes--at which point Lori commented, "I wish there were nipple clamps and whips, but there aren't".

It's hard to laugh when your jaw has dropped to the floor........

Friday, February 19, 2010

Kathryn Grayson

The report out of Hollywood is that Kathryn Grayson passed away on Feb. 18th of natural causes at the age of 88. And if you're scratching your head and asking yourself, "Who's Kathryn Grayson"--you should be spanked. She appears in the one iconic image that--along with the famous scene of Maureen O'Hara/John Wayne in McLintock--every spanko should know. If you need a further hint, here's the well-known picture:

(Howard Keel spanking Kathryn Grayson in the film musical, Kiss Me, Kate")

MGM signed Kathryn when she was a teenager. They thought they could use her as a rival to Deanna Durbin, a star at another studio. What Kathryn really wanted to do, though, was to sing opera.

"I thought they were wasting their time and money," Grayson recalled of her first days at the studio. "I even told (studio boss) Louis B. Mayer that. He said he knew a lot more than a 16-year-old girl who is and who isn't good material for pictures.

"He offered a deal: I would make a screen test, and if the studio liked the test, I would shut up forever. If not, I would go. It was the longest test in motion picture history. They spent hundreds of thousands of dollars; it was almost a two-reeler .... The studio liked it. I told Mr. Mayer I didn't like it. He went home with a heart attack."

Concerned, Grayson agreed to stay, and she turned down an offer to sing "Lucia" at the Metropolitan Opera. She later learned that Mayer had two ploys to persuade recalcitrant actors: to cry or to claim a heart attack.

Kathryn did realize her ambition of singing opera after she left her film career behind. But there were many film roles for her before that happened, with Kiss Me, Kate probably being the most well-known--among spanking fans, anyway.

The appeal of a spanking was never lost on Hollywood or the publicity mill. Think of all those spanking publicity shots that exist for movies that contain nary a spanking scene. Along with sex, I think it's safe to say, "Spanking sells". That probably explains this poster of the movie:

I'm not sure why the drawing of the spanking on the poster depicts the two of them in street clothes when the scene takes place on stage during a performance. Maybe it was just an excuse to show off her legs and for the dress to seem to be raised to her knees. Perhaps it seemed more enticing that way. Who knows?

Among her fans, she will be remembered for more than just Kiss Me, Kate. For spankos the world over, though, we thank her and Howard Keel for this wonderful and classic spanking scene. Rest in peace, Kathryn Grayson.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Private Practice

There was a cute little bit on the TV show Private Practice a few weeks back during a "crossover event". The story began on Grey's Anatomy and one of the plot lines then continued on into the next hour's show, Private Practice.

The little spanky moment featured Eric Dane and Kate Walsh, pictured below. (The Kate Walsh photo is by Tim White)

I'm not going to go into the details of the plot. It's really not that important. All you really need to know is that Eric (Dr. Mark Sloan) and Kate (Dr. Addison Montgomery) wind up in her office at the clinic, door closed, blinds pulled, with the two of them getting naked and going at it first on the sofa and then spilling over onto the floor. This is Network TV, of course, so it's all shot very discreetly.

The scene in question starts with them side by side on the floor, hot and sweaty in the afterglow. Addison rolls toward him, going in for another kiss, but can't help making a little remark about his ex-girlfriend.

There's a quick change in camera angle and we're left looking at the top of the furniture--a chair close to the camera, and the sofa across the room. The two are obviously on the floor in-between. From the bottom of the screen we see Sloan's arm come up, and then quickly come down, followed by a sound effect of a very satisfying "whack!"

The camera cuts back to a head-and-shoulders shot of the two of them, Addison's eyes and mouth wide open in astonishment as Sloan admonishes her to not make fun of his ex. Addison says, "Did you just spank me?" She's laughing by the end of the question, and trying to crawl on top of him.

He tries to grab her hands and replies, "Yeah. You looking for trouble?" to which Addison responds, "Maybe" and it turns into a little bit of a wrestling match between the two of them, during the course of which we hear--but again, do not see-- another slap and a yelp from Addison.

Of course, before this could possibly go any further, the door opens and they're interrupted by another doctor at the clinic. Sloan and Addison are left scrambling to cover themselves up.

For a little scene where everything is heard and nothing actually shown, it was well done and quite fun.

Addison's line was an echo from the film, "Along Come Polly" starring Jennifer Aniston and Ben Stiller. Ben is told by a friend that women like a little spanking, so while he and Jennifer are making out, he reaches back and gives her bottom a little smack. And Jennifer (the Polly of the title) says, "Did you just spank me?" The difference, of course, is that in the movie we get to see it--or, at the very least, we got to see Ben Stiller's hand-double give a little swat to Jennifer Aniston's butt-double. You can never be sure with the way Hollywood films things. But the expression on Kate Walsh's face really sells the unseen swat, and makes this scene just as good.

And, of course, this post wouldn't be complete without one final paparazzi photo of Kate Walsh on a windy day for those wondering just what Dr. Sloan was spanking:

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Happy Valentine's Day to all the loyal readers of "Spanking Minnesota"!!!

To all the wonderful ladies out there who visit my blog, my wishes for you are as follows: Lots of chocolates, lots of roses, and--of course--lots of wonderful spankings, whether you're getting them or giving them.

To all the gentlemen who drop by to visit, Happy Valentine's Day to you, as well. Beyond that, you're on your own--although the wish for lots of wonderful spankings is still there.

And to any ladies who want a wonderful spanking.......drop me an e-mail or call 555-drken. Operators are standing by.......

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Brand New Blog

Somewhere, although I'll be darned if I know where, there's a piece of paper with a list of spanking blogs that I've been meaning to add to the blog roll. Every time I come across an interesting blog, I jot down the name and the URL with the intention of linking to them and putting up a post telling you, the readers of Spanking Minnesota, a little something about it, all the while urging you to go, read, and see for yourself. I know I'll get around to it someday, as soon as I figure out where that piece of paper is. I'm pretty sure it's in one of the notebooks I keep handy near the computer. I'm just going to have to do a page by page search through all of them until I find exactly where that list is.

(I'm fairly certain that, in this case, the "somewhere" location of this list is not over the rainbow--although at times I feel like that's the only place I haven't looked.)

That doesn't mean I don't have a wonderful new blog to tell you about, though. The author is pictured below. (Hint: she's the one standing next to Amber "Pixie" Wells in the first photo.)

(photos by Amber "Pixie" Wells)

Meet Lily Anna. Those of you follow the Punished Brats site are very familiar with this young lady, as she's done a number of videos for them. She also took part in Pixie's "Cause For Paws" video, sharing in the swats that resulted from all the contributions that were made.

Her blog is called, "Submissive Lily Anna". There's only about 3 posts there so far--like I said, it's brand spanking new--but you can already tell that it's going to be very interesting. She has her own insights to share, and asks some very interesting questions that you should feel free to comment on. As she writes more and "finds her voice", I think her blog is only going to get better and better.

I have added a link to her site under "More blogs I read" on the right hand side of the screen. I think you'll enjoy what you find. Please leave her a comment welcoming her to the blogging universe, or in response to one of her posts.

And, as always, tell her that Dr. Ken sent you. :-)

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Votes Are In

In my previous post, I asked you for your help in picking a new drawing for the blog profile. You all responded with your selections and your comments, and I just want to say a big "thank you" to all of you for participating!

From the very start, it was evident which picture was going to win. It jumped to a 4-1 lead with the first 5 votes, and it turned into a landslide after that. The second picture garnered only 2 votes overall, and was never really a serious contender.

My thanks to several very astute readers who mentioned the fact that the dialogue in picture two, once reduced in size, would become unreadable, thus losing some of the charm of the drawing--although, as another wonderful reader pointed out, with a "nice red butt" like that, who cares?

(For that matter, the printing on the diploma in the first picture--"Doctor Of Spanking Therapy"--can't be read in it's shrunken down, either, but it's probably not quite as vital to that picture as the dialogue is to the other. And you can always click on the picture and view it full size--I know I do that with a number of profile pictures on other blogs.)

So, the change has been made, and the new profile picture is now on display. Thanks to everyone for making this an easy decision.

Now, my original intent was to use the losing picture for my profile the next time I decided to change it--probably around the next blog anniversary. But a number of people stated that they liked the very first drawing that I used on this blog--better than either of the two choices they were voting on. So, the next time I make a picture change, I'll go back to that original drawing.

And once I've done that, maybe I'll just leave it alone for a while.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I Need Your Help

Do you remember this drawing?

This is the drawing I used as my Avatar in the "About Me" section during the first year of this blog. It doesn't look anything like me--and the guy dresses way better than I do--but it had that nice old-fashioned feel to it, which seemed appropriate for a blog dedicated to the fine art of giving someone a good old-fashioned spanking.

When I celebrated the 1-year anniversary--or "blogiversary", if you will--I thought it would be nice to make a change and swapped this picture out for the one you now see adorning the blog over on the right hand side. Again, it has a distinct older feel to it, like a domestic discipline scene from the late 40's/early 50's.

Well, now my 2-year blogiversary has come and gone, and I want to change the picture again. This time I thought I'd choose a picture that played up to my nickname--Dr. Ken. (For those who don't know, I'm not a real Doctor, nor do I play one on TV. I do, however, claim to be a Doctor of Spankology.)

Here's where I need your help.

I've actually found two pictures that fit the theme I'm looking for, but I can't really decide between them. And that's where you come in.

I'd like for all you readers out there to VOTE for which picture I should use as my Avatar in the "About Me" section for the upcoming year. You cast your vote by leaving a comment--it doesn't have to be a long comment (unless you feel like it). Just replying, "Picture 1" or "Picture 2" will be fine.

I'll leave this post up for a few days, and then tally things up, and the drawing that gets the most votes will go up as my profile picture for the next year. (The losing picture will probably wind up being the drawing I use the following year--if I'm still around and blogging by that time.)

Okay, here we go.


I already use this drawing as my profile picture on FetLife and SpankoLife, but don't let that influence you. I'm more than willing to use a different picture here. I like the "Doctor Of Spanking Therapy" degree on the wall. Like I said--Doctor of Spankology.

The other one that I'm considering is this one--


You really can't go wrong with a drawing from Endart. It too plays into the "Dr." theme, and I like the humor of it. Spanking can, indeed, be a very effective "treatment". And I'm very proud to say that practically all of my "patients" come back again and again for further therapy.

So, those are the choices, and I now leave the final choice in your hands. Let me know which one you'd like me to use--Picture 1 or Picture 2.

I'll let you know the results in a few days or so. And "thanks" in advance for voting!