Monday, March 26, 2007 with 25% more magnesium!!!

Meet the newest member of the "Unlikely Sexy Guys" pantheon...Liev Schreiber.

He's currently on Broadway in a revival of the 1988 show "Talk Radio", which sent Eric Bogosian into orbit.

Now, he may look kinda creepy, but trust me, that's part of his appeal.

But if I had it, I would insert an MP3 or WAV file of the man's voice. THAT'S the deal-sealer. Rowr. If you want to have the Liev experience your own bad self, rent/watch Jonathan Demme's re-make of "The Manchurian Candidate". Even as his brainwashed character gets jiggy with his mom, he still makes me yearn for what can happen in a sauna. (drool, drool, pant, pant...)

So that's the first item on the agenda.

Next, another coveted "Huh?" Award from Rancho Sudiegirl, makers of FerretWear...fashions for YOUR ferret.

Subtitle: The "You Had Me, Then You Lost Me" department
Recipient: Lisa Nowak, lovelorn astronaut
Reason: Her legal strategy. To quote the article:

Former astronaut Lisa Nowak's attorneys formally entered a not guilty plea Thursday to charges that she tried to kidnap a rival for a space shuttle pilot's affections. spite of the fact that Ms. Nowak had pepper spray, a BB gun, a knife, a steel mallet and rubber tubing in the backseat of her car, AND pepper-sprayed the victim in the face, her attorneys are saying she's not guilty. Ms. Nowak was not in court when the plea was entered.
Judge's comments:

OK...I can understand the lovelorn stuff. Trust me. While I'm not a candidate for "Fatal Attraction" status, I've done stupid things thanks to a broken heart.

But let's face had the stuff in the back seat of your car, Nowak. You were so intent on making good time from Texas to Florida that you used adult spaceship diapers. That thought alone shows me that you were pretty serious in your endeavors, and also grosses me out (but that's another story altogether).

Whether you did it because of a broken heart or for entertainment, or anything in between, the fact remains that you pepper-sprayed this chick. She saw you do it. That alone qualifies as assault and battery (at least as far as my limited legal education allows me to take it). No matter how much you hurt, you've gotta take responsibility too, baby.

I just wonder how the man in this case gets out of this relatively unscathed? I mean, he was playing both ends down the middle, and nobody really talks about his reaction to all this. Interesting, no?

Next, a Rancho Sudiegirl seal of approval...Ladies and gentlemen, I give you "Deadbeat Pizza"!

In some Cincinatti, Ohio suburbs, a unique method of tracking dads has been formulated. To quote the article:

Customers at some suburban pizza parlors are getting something extra with their pepperoni and mushrooms — wanted posters for parents accused of failing to pay child support.

The idea came to Cynthia Brown, executive director of the Butler County Child Enforcement Agency, while she was ordering pizza.

"It suddenly dawned on me that most people running from the law don't eat out, they order pizza," said Brown, whose county is north of Cincinnati.

She's right...I don't know HOW many Lifetime TV movies I've seen where the perps are in a motel room littered with pizzas/pizza boxes. They've got all the food groups in one place, and you get hot peppers and parmesan with 'em if you're lucky.

Of course, there's an opposing viewpoint. Fathers' rights groups call this "horrible" and that this shames people.

But come on. There's a difference between dads who are honestly trying to make good on their commitments, and then there are people who work jobs until their wages are withheld by the courts for their kids' support. Then they quit those jobs and find others (some paying "under the table", some not) and just float around through life. And OF COURSE there's more than one set of kids he helped create. I've seen both sides of the coin. It's not good.

Also, shaming people is kind of the INTENT of wanted posters, correct? Wanted posters don't mean "We want this person to attend the next meeting of the Gardeners Club". They are meant to put others on alert that these people have a legal issue and it needs to be rectified. If they're running from the authorities, they pick up jobs anywhere and everywhere. They might be schmoozing other women for money. God knows what the possibilities are. I think this is a good use of pizza boxes. Here here!

To conclude this entry, I just wanna say thank you to those who dealt with my heebie-jeebies this past week regarding the holy state of matrimony. I've gotten good advice from many who commented, and it's all duly noted.

More to come...stay tuned!

Sudiegirl the sated