Monday, January 23, 2012

Callista Roundup!

It's a Gingrichpalooza out there these days! What could be better? Soon, everywhere you look you will see Goddess Callista smiling at you, from official portraits in every workplace, to stamps and coins, and on huge flying billboards like in Blade Runner. CALLISTA EVERYWHERE NOW PLEASE! Speaking of loose Philip K. Dick adaptations, imagine also that all those pictures of Callista are calling to you by name, like in The Minority Report. In fact, I'm mentally casting Callista in all sorts of Philip K. Dick scenarios: she could be permanent First Lady to a succession of presidents like "Nicole" in The Simulacra; she's easy to imagine as a brittle colonist in Martian Time Slip; thrill as Callista regresses first to a teen, then a toddler in Counter-Clock World!

In other words: bring on the Callistabots!

So what are other people saying about Queen Callie-Lou? Let's see:

  • Gawker's post about Callista's coiffure is just another "we interviewed a hairdresser and this is how difficult and old-fashioned he says the hairdo is," but that's not a bad thing! That's a good thing!
  • Andrew Sullivan linked to a gross sex fantasy about Newt, but also referred to the Callista hair object as a "pointy helmet."
  • This isn't about Callista, but PSP fantasy mistress Jen Rubin at the Washington Post is, hilariously, on the Newt warpath again, all panicky-like, and it is wonderful unintentional satire.
  • You should probably view this magnificent video inspired by the sphericality of The Hairdo immediately.
  • What would it be like to BE Callista? Buzzfeed wants to help.
  • The Orange County Register wonders out loud if Callista has had "work" done: "Dr. Douglas Hendricks sounded quite certain: "Without question she has had extensive botox to the forehead, crows feet and the frown lines…no matter what expression she has, there are no lines and no movement or change in her expession in the upper 1/3 of her face."" Oh, it's mean, and it's good.

12 comments:

samael7 said...

Sullivan has twice referenced her; the first was something about her "impeccable grooming." I LOLd.

That is a fine, fine video of the Spherecallista.

She continues to be the leavening bubble to his iron maiden campaign. And anything that upsets Jennifer Rubin is entertainment gold.

Toriko said...

Is boxtox considered 'work' now? I hate the stuff, but I thought it was as common as an eyebrow wax now a days.

Matty Boy said...

The magnificent video is definitely a keeper. be sure to click on the "Like" button!

Anonymous said...

Why would she have had to have work done? She's only 45--I'm a year older and have no crow's feet or forehead wrinkles. Maybe people don't realize she's only 45, and assume due to hairdo and clothing that she's 60.

hooverific said...

Can't WAIT to get back to the comic strips!

HRH King Friday XIII, Ret. said...

A Phillip K. Dick reference! *sqeaul* I LOVE THIS BLOG!!!

dianegsocialist said...

The magnificent video is, indeed, magnificent! :)

rdale said...

You might enjoy the Next Media Animation take on Newt'n'Callista, her as a dominatrix!:

http://www.nma.tv/gingrich-upsets-romney-south-carolina-blows-open-gop-race/

The Cat's Meow said...

That video.... that music... I keep wanting to throw a bean bag through the center of my screen.

Anonymous said...

Jennifer clearly doesn't understand that the so-called Republican establishment is scared to death of the raucous, bigoted, hate-filled party base they're trying to ride. Or that there's currently nobody in the GOP who can bridge the party's fatal divide. Which makes it all pretty fun to watch.

Lulu Maude said...

Surely living with Newt is going to age a person pretty quickly. I would need a host of injections --botox and anything else-- to be with him 24/7.

(I don't really like the expression 24/7, but it seems only fair to spell out just how much time the lady(?) spends with him.)

Moiself--my teeth would have fallen out by now, my gums turned black.

Anonymous said...

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/absolutely-horrifying-conan-obrien-and-andy-richter-dress-up-as-newt-and-calista-gingrich/

This is spooky.