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May 24

Looker of the Week

Posted by: Nate Lowe at 2:21 pm | Leave a Comment (5)
Category: Looker of the Week

Courtesy of IowaPresidentialWatch.com

In selecting the “Looker” for this week, TGR turned its attention to politics.  Of course, this decision stems from last week’s heavily followed primary elections held around the nation.  One race in particular right here in the Bluegrass State gained national and international attention.  I’m talking about the Republican bid for U.S. Senate between Rand Paul, a Bowling Green ophthalmologist, and Trey Grayson, the Secretary of State.  As the Lexington Herald-Leader reported the day after, Paul “thumped” Grayson by almost 25 percentage points.  I recall watching the results last Tuesday evening, and, quite frankly, the race was over after only about one-third of the precincts had reported.  It was amazing.

The significance of Paul’s overwhelming victory pertains to the fact that he represents the new face of the Tea Party movement, while Grayson represented the GOP establishment.  More specifically, Grayson had the support of Kentucky’s own Mitch McConnell, the U.S. Senate Minority Leader and top Republican in Congress.  McConnell just won his fifth re-election in 2008, which made him the longest serving Senator in Kentucky’s history.  To say the least, the man has a lot of clout in both Kentucky and Washington.

Yet, Paul’s victory last week may have put McConnell in a “bind.”  See, Paul and his Tea Party followers adamantly oppose the “business-as-usual” politics that have ran Washington for the past several years and in which McConnell comprises.  This was not a good thing for the GOP and McConnell.  It even landed him as this week’s candidate for “Worst Week in Washington.”  Ouch!

In my humble opinion, I think Mitch receiving any bad press is a good thing.  It makes me smile.  The man may be one of the best political strategists and articulate members of Congress, but he definitely wore the clown suit on this one.  So congrats, Mitch, your “TGR Looker of the Week” t-shirt is in the mail.  I sure hope you wear it proudly. 

And as always, if you have a good candidate for “Looker of the Week,” please let us know.  Until next time, my friends, refrain from making dim-witted remarks and/or engaging in ludicrous acts, or you may just be our next “Looker.”  Cheers!

May 17

Looker of the Week

Posted by: Nate Lowe at 2:07 pm | Leave a Comment (3)
Category: Looker of the Week

Courtesy of PBS.org (Futterman) and CBS News (Fakih)

This week, TGR has produced two “lookers,” since we could not decide between the two candidates.  The first is a cat named Matthew Futterman, a journalist with the Wall Street Journal.  In his article about the recent perfect game thrown by Oakland A’s pitcher Dallas Braden, Futterman used the term “mister” to refer to players.  As long-time sports writer Frank Deford put it, “mister is to sports as crying is to baseball”—you just don’t do it.  Now, I realize the Wall Street Journal is still becoming acclimated to the sports world, so they may not be fully informed about its culture.  But jeez, “mister?”  Really?  Could you imagine if sports announcers and commentators used “mister” or “miss” during a game?  It would be devastating, I know.  I suggest for Futterman and the rest of his Wall Street buddies to go have a beer and relax; something really blue-collar like Natty Light, Busch, or even the “Beast.”  Get to know the people and the culture, for Pete’s sake!

The second “looker” is Rima Fakih, winner of the 2010 Miss USA pageant.  Based on the photo alone, I believe Rima meets the TGR definition of “looker” rather well.  However, I will say she almost cost herself the crown by “nearly stumbling” during the evening gown portion of the pageant, which really makes her a “looker” on two separate levels, y’know?  In her defense, though, at least she didn’t make a catastrophic mistake as Lauren Caitlin Upton did a few years ago in the Miss Teen USA pageant.  If you have forgotten about her little mishap, please do me a favor by watching this short video clip.  It’s priceless.  I still laugh every time I watch it.

So, congrats to Futterman and Rima for a job well done this week.  Your “TGR Looker of the Week” t-shirts are in the mail.  Cheers!

May 10

Looker of the Week

Posted by: R.A.Pedigo at 1:49 pm | Leave a Comment (17)
Category: Looker of the Week

It took just a short drive south bound on I75 to find this week’s’ Looker’. Down in the city that the devil built and Lane Kiffin burned, Knoxville, resides 29 year old, Desmond Hatchett. Desmond Hatchett is an unassuming young man, holds a minimum wage earning job, seems to keep it real, etc.  He would seem to be your run of the mill hard working and under paid American, until you learn that Desmond Hatchett has 21 kids from 11 different women. That is right ladies and gentlemen, Desmond Hatchett has never heard the phrase, “Don’t be silly, put a rubber on that willy!”  he apparently thinks condoms are delicious toppings to enhance your hamburgers and hotdogs   during summer picnics.

Desmond Hatchett has fathered 4 children in the same year twice. Desmond Hatchett’s lawyer stated that Desmond Hatchett was unable to keep up with all of the child support and Desmond Hatchett was jailed. Desmond Hatchett said he is not, and was not trying to break any records with his siring. Desmond Hatchett’s attorney was quoted as saying that the state of Tennessee has to step in to help with the children’s support.

When Desmond Hatchett was asked if he planned on having any more kid’s, Desmond Hatchett answered “I’m done. I’ll say I’m done,” he told WVLT local television. “I didn’t intend to have this many. It just happened.”

You know what “just happens” Desmond Hatchett? Earthquakes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, snow, rain, and wind.  21 babies, doesn’t “just happen” That is why you, Desmond hatchet, are our “Looker of the Week”

Desmond Hatchett, Desmond Hatchett, Desmond Hatchett, Desmond Hatchett, Desmond Hatchett, Desmond Hatchett and Desmond Hatchett.  Figured I would mention your name for all 21 of your kids.

May 3

Looker of the Week

Posted by: Nate Lowe at 3:28 pm | Leave a Comment (3)
Category: Looker of the Week

Courtesy of Courier-Journal

It should be by no surprise who we have selected for the “Looker of the Week” for this week.  But, for those of you who are a bit slow, I’ll give you a few hints.  Think the Kentucky Derby, rain, mud, drunken people, and cameras to document all the absurdity.  Yep, you got it:  the entire crowd of the infield.

Rather than me trying to describe the infield in detail, I’ll rely on the late great and Kentucky native Hunter S. Thompson’s description (courtesy of www.kentuckyderby.com):

“That whole thing will be jammed with people; fifty thousand or so, and most of them staggering drunk. It’s a fantastic scene–thousands of people fainting, crying, copulating, trampling each other, and fighting with broken whiskey bottles.”

 

Courtesy of Courier-Journal

Furthermore, I would be doing disservice if I attempted to describe the various outlandish acts that occurred within the infield this past weekend.  Instead, I’ll simply direct your attention to the few photos and this video, thereby allowing you to develop your own take on the matter.

Congratulations to any of you who were among the tens of thousands of folks in the infield.  And, a special shout-out to those special people captured in the photos and video.  Personally, I like the two cats in the cowboy and Indian outfits.  Those are the type of people that would cause me to mutter “WTF?!” to myself if I saw them in person.  Cheers!