Quelle surprise! Lady M went classical for the Christmas in Washington celebration party last night! Roman tunic style.
She may have been channeling Charlton Heston in Ben-Hur
…or possibly Cleopatra in the Claude Rains-Vivien Leigh version of Caesar and Cleopatra:
More likely it was inspired by Quo Vadis:
In which Nero, the incompetent, petty, cruel, Emperor of Rome explains his plan to burn down old Rome in order to make way for the new-improved Rome. His cohort of yes-men, flatterers and fools whole-heartedly agree.
Anyway, it was another great holiday extravaganza. Performers ranging from Michael Jackson wannabe, Dianna Ross,
to Scotty McCreery led the crowd in singing old secular holiday standards such as Sleigh Ride, Jingle Bells, It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, All I Want for Christmas is You, I'll be Home for Christmas, Santa Claus is Back in Town and The Christmas Song – the later performed by the man-of-the-moment, South Korean Neon-rapper PSY.
You may recall the brouhaha that arose last week concerning PSY. Some people considered it inappropriate for him to perform at a concert attended by Big Guy due to the "inflammatory and inappropriate language" he used during anti-U.S. protests at concerts in 2002 and 2004. It was pretty ugly stuff and I was surprised that such anti-American vitriol could come from the mouth of that little rider of horses.
Then I found out that he went to college in the U.S. – say no more - he gets a pass. He must have learned his history and grievance politics right here in the good old USA; so naturally he hates everything American. Everything, that is, except for the wealth one can accumulate from the American buying public who will apparently buy anything; including a mealy mouthed, insincere, pro-forma celebrity apology.
I wonder if PSY, son of Park Won-Ho, executive chairman of DI Corporation, a manufacturer of semiconductors, and by any standard a child of privilege was ever schooled on the American role in South Korea’s history. Does he even know that - butt for the sacrifice of American blood (I know, same old story) - there would be no South Korea? No DI Corporation, no Gangham Style? No PSY?
So Merry Gang-land style Christmas America: from that little horse’s arse,
all of his little virtual horseback riding clones,
and the horse he rode in on.
**Today’s holiday greetings brought to you courtesy of TNT, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Time Warner Company **
PS. Not to change the subject, butt here’s a picture of Raj’s actual pear gingerbread upside down cake that I made in my Easy-Bake Oven. I used dried red cherries at Janice the Elder’s suggestion. Nice addition. My little bunker at the back of Lady M’s closet still smells marvelous!
I had to use Anjou pears, as the Boscs were icky, butt apparently any kind works.