(From Fantastic Four #16, July 1963)
Pony Pal™ Matt has done something amazing! He has discovered the origin of Callista's mighty hair helmet in an unexpected place, the early renderings of Sue Storm, the Invisible Girl from the Fantastic Four! As you can see above, the coiffure is reversed, but otherwise the resemblance is so exact as to be downright stunning. So good. All four sparkly hooves AND a combable tail way, way up! Wow!
In Iowa, the "real" Callista has been making the rounds with that lumpy pale thing she married. Here they are on Tuesday:
Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, is accompanied by his wife Callista during a campaign stop at the National Farm Toy Museum in Dyersville, Iowa, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
I know you all live for these close-ups:
I'm telling you, she really brings out the mean side of wire photographers, more so than even Michele Bachmann. But anyway, the National Farm Toy Museum? Something tells me Cally is looking forward to this campaign being OVER if it means hanging out in places like that.
Speaking of museums and Newt Gingrich, do you want to hear a funny Newt Gingrich museum story with the details only slightly obscured? Once upon a time there was a spectacular, once-in-a-lifetime exhibition at a major museum which had to temporarily close because of Newt's famous 1995 government shutdown. During the shutdown, Newt thought, "Hey, I'd love to see that exhibition since all the pesky general public is locked out!" So he called the curator and actually had the nerve to request a private tour. The curator, for whom this exhibition was the culmination of decades of study and literally years of begging for loans, and was less than thrilled (practically suicidal, in fact) about it being shut down, responded something like this: "Are you kidding me? Fuck off." Paraphrased, but true story, and you heard it here first!
Back to Iowa, 2011. I'm guessing that Newt makes allowances to his much better half, you know, one stop for you, one stop for me? So after the farm toy place, it was Callista's turn to choose a stop yesterday, and she naturally picked a nail salon. The result is this fabulously creepy photo-op:
Sieg Heil, Newt!