The Globes of Gold

Manolo says, as far as the Manolo could see, this year the theme for the ladies of the Globes of Gold awards was “Fantasy Bride”, as many, many of the famosas appeared in the white dresses.

Here is the partial list of the white-wearing Golden Globe Brides to Not Be…

The jilted Swan Lake non-bride

The comically well endowed Spawn of Trump

The Nastiest Little Mermaid

The beautiful Heidi Klump and Rebecca Romaine Lettuce

The very defintion of zaftig.

White, white, white, white, white, white as far as the eye could see!

Of the course the Manolo cannot ignore the mens…

The deer in the headlights.

Trump and Baldwin: in the truly just world these two men would be nothing more than the neighborhood butchers famous for the quality of their keilbasa.

What the Manolo Is…

Manolo says, it is Tuesday, time to see what the Manolo is…


Listenting to…


The Manolo has to say that he cannot remember when he loved the book on the first reading as much as he loved the Freddy and Fredericka.

Yes, it is the hilarious book, but more than that it is the beautifully written, wonderfully humane and elegaic book, one that celebrates all of those things that the Manolo most admires. It recognizes what the Manolo has long thought, that the greatest philosophy of all is love. It trumps everything.

Sadly, instead of moving straight into the next Helprin novel, the Manolo read the
Christopher Buckley book
, which, while amusing, was the thin, watery gruel compared to the feast of the Freddy and the Fredericka. And now the Manolo is determined to read all of the Helprin novels in the coming weeks.


Playing Dress Up

Manolo says, the Manolo would say that these were her mother’s shoes, except the Manolo is not sure if this girl and her sister have the mother. Indeed, sometimes he thinks they were raised by the feral dogs who were good at marketing.

P.S. Many thanks to the Manolo’s internet friend the Elayne for the link to the picture.