July 20, 2007


I am sad to say that I actually caught a few sickening minutes of Posh's "reality" show tonight. There are plenty of other reviews bashing it so I won't bother writing another. What's so pitiful is that she's supposed to the most photographed woman in the world! It actually angers me that her and her husband are well-known enough to have nicknames. I could care less about either of them. A former Spice Girl? So? She's nothing more than a haircut. Of all the bobbleheads, she may be the most bobbly--that really thin neck emphasized by implants and her large head. The most photographed woman in the world is soooo undeserving.

But I forget that she married well. I gather that her husband has sports skills, but I don't give a crap about American sports, much less foreign ones. He's a fine specimen of a man, but just because soccer stands to be a new marketing opportunity, some english couple is being crammed down my throat and I'm already sick of it. Well, I guess I wouldn't mind having him "crammed" down my throat. But Mrs. Beckham just seems like a dull snot. This is from the UK's Guardian:

The show - originally planned as a six-part series for which the Beckhams were reportedly going to be paid $10m - was cut down to a one-hour "special" after NBC realised there wasn't much to go on.

Wow. So the most photographed woman in the world doesn't even have enough talent or charm to warrant a mini-series. I guess I can't blame her for wanting the paparazzi to follow her--while pretending to scowl at them--but I can blame everyone else for creating the demand. So I promise never mention her wothless over-hyped ass again.

In contrast, I also watched the Larry King Tammy Faye Baker interview. Tammy requested the interview since she's dying of cancer. At 65 pounds, she looked horrific and was in considerable pain. But even though I denounce her religion as practiced in this country, it's funny how an aging evangelical with garish make-up and a week to live has more charisma than...well, I said I wouldn't mention her name again. Tammy joked, looking like a skeleton, joked optimistically that she'd gained 5 pounds.

I can't help but love Tammy. She said the pain was in her back and "tummy"--so adorably southern! And she wants to be cremated "so the bugs won't eat me." Bless her heart, she still had her customary warpaint on, minus the lower lashes. She even had a kind word for the gays: something to the effect that "When PTL fell, the gays were the ones who came to my rescue." Maybe they remembered that she discussed AIDS on The PTL Club before then president Reagan would even uttered the word, much less addressed blossoming epidemic. It was hard not to cry when the eternally perky, upeat Tammy laughed. A sunny spirit to the end. I'm not writing her off--maybe there will be a miracle!

I don't understand her faith--if she's are "in God's hands" as she claimed, why is he rewarding years of proselytizing with a painful, fatal illness?--but I'm not going to kick her religion while she's down. (Not today, anyhow.) It's a shame to see someone who has been constantly warm, nutty, and entertaining die a long, slow death. I guess she requested the interview to connect with her fans one last time and wish them peace and joy. If she were merely vain and wanting to self-promote, she would never had appeared looking so haggard. As if she'd forgotten, her husband did pipe up at the end to urge people to buy her book, but he's rich and so they can't need the money. She just has a desire to connect. So Tammy, I wish you peace and joy right back.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one should have to go through what Tammy's suffering now, and yet so many do. Trying to understand such things is one of the reasons humans have created religion. I wish her the best, and though Christianity is a toxic force destroying our planet, I'm glad for her that it's bringing peace to her in her painful last days.

I do think her support for gays--particularly in her PTL days--has been exaggerated, initially to promote the WOW documentary on her. I have seen only one clip, again and again, that's supposed to prove her love of gays. Maybe in her heart and sometimes her words she was less evil than the others in the conservative Christian industry she helped build and lead. But I can't help wonder if the millions of dollars she helped bilk from elderly viewers and others wasn't used against us in ways that vastly offset whatever good caused by that one clip (and others, if any).

That's long in the past, and she hasn't worked in the Conservative Christian movement for a long time. In a way, she's even become a part of the gay community. There is much to admire about her, and no need to improve on the truth.

Also, in the screengrab from Larry King, she looks kind of like post-stroke Bette Davis on David Leterman.

8:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for a complicated and thoughtful entry, Lady Bunny.

In response to Boris's post, I would argue that it is hatred, rather than Christianity as it was originally taught, that is "a toxic force destroying our planet." It comes in many guises.

12:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree 100% with the Beckham bullshit! Go back to England!!!!!!!!!!! I honestly was never really a fan of Tammy Faye Bakker Messner, but to see her in such pain was heartbreaking. I do wish her peace. It was slimy how her husband plugged her book at the end, brought back memories of all the stuff that went on with her and Jim Bakker's ministry stealing money!

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the kind words about Tammy Faye. She's been such an inspiration to so many people, and no doubt there are many christians today who, because of Tammy, are a little more accepting and a little more compassionate towards gays and lesbians. She has my respect and admiration no matter what religion she professes.

4:19 PM  
Blogger Tommy said...

...Bunny, as cynical as I am about christianity, I admit my heart goes out to her... and eventually Avon...

9:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems your blog entry was timely. In a delayed announcement on Saturday night, Larry King revealed that Tammy Faye had passed away Friday morning. The delay was made by the family so they could have some time to gather. She was cremated according to her wishes, the ashes scattered at the Kansas-Oklahoma state line in a remote part of Kansas. Full story:


Rest in peace, Tammy Faye.

11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

p.s. that link works without the denotation after the article name. You can just use:


11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace Victoria Beckham!

12:14 PM  
Blogger Star Queen said...

rip Tammy Faye

6:42 PM  
Blogger amandalynnette said...

I can't beleive it. I loved Tammy Faye. Even in her situation she was still talking about Jesus. It's all confusing.

4:54 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

If you have not yet seen it, rent the movie, The Eyes of Tammy Faye. Indeed, she was a friend of gay men long before any scandal hit her husband. She was not involved in any of that scandal, btw.

She is truly an angel and I wish her the peace and joy she wished us all. Imagine, using your last moments on earth to spread love to others. There are very few people like her out there. I just lost my mother in law a month ago and she will be in good company having Tammy with her in heaven.

Rest in Peace Joanie and Tammy.

8:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nicely said, Bun. I thought it was horrible to see her visage like that, but as you point out, it's the true reality, not "reality tv." Somehow actual death goes right beyond the world of Infotainment...

11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tammy died a horrific and agonizing death because she deserved it. See there is a God.

8:53 AM  

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