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Sorry for the prolonged absence, but I’ve got this family wedding coming up, and I think the only way to make sure that everyone lets my whole “almost-dying” thing go is to look super-amazing and fit and healthy. So I’ve been exercising like a demon.
However, even while working up a sweat, I’ve been thinking about the change of season — snuggling up in warm blankets, getting cozy in front of comfortable, crackling fires — and I have created “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” your warm and fuzzy, specially curated parade of Playmates hailing from nights in the lonesome Autumn and Winter months. (Don’t worry; The Girls of Summer will make their triumphant return around May.) I will try to get the Inaugural Edition of that going today. Even-steven?
I know I have used this picture before …
… but I still think it is just about the most adorable thing ever. Lisa Loring as Wednesday on the 1960′s television series The Addams Family.
Got my kidlet’s first parent-teacher conference in a bit, here. Incredibly nervous!
I don’t have the time today to make it a true Wednesday Wednesday, but here’s a little Miss Addams in your life, both literal and reminiscent, and also some really cool wisdom from great sources about two simple, harmonious, earth-friendly pleasures for which we can thank each other: reading and bicycling.
It is curious that with the advent of the automobile and the airplane, the bicycle is still with us. Perhaps people like the world they can see from a bike, or the air they breathe when they’re out on a bike. Or they like the bicycle’s simplicity and the precision with which it is made. Or because they like the feeling of being able to hurtle through air one minute, and saunter through a park the next, without leaving behind clouds of choking exhaust, without leaving behind so much as a footstep. — Gurdon S. Leete
Schoolgirl IV Reading by x-Autopsie on deviantart.
I used to walk to school with my nose buried in a book. — Coolio
This day has been heavily skewed toward Christina Ricci, not only because I like her version of Charles Addams’ character best, which I know owes more to writing and direction than to anything she did, but also because I think as an adult she is an adorable teensy tiny pocket rocket, a “little looker,” if you will (I will!). Seriously, do you know how freaking small she is? That is so fucking cute to me, I find super-tiny women fascinating. Okay, on with the show.
It should surprise no one that, in the wake of the success of the Barry Sonnenfeld movies, the network which stepped up to create a television series and make a quick buck off America’s renewed interest in the Addams Family’s spooky hijinks was Fox. Nicole Fugere played Wednesday, seen here with Pugsley, played by Brody Smith.
The show was cancelled after two seasons on the then-fledgling Fox Family Channel, which was still trying to find its legs, programming-wise. (They run classy fare now like stuff about teenagers having sex, because it is a family channel — duh.)
Old school: adorable Lisa Loring, whose version of the character was quite sweet actually, was the Wednesday of the original television series, a little winsome and dark, but not much teeth; mainly of the lisping and precocious child star variety that was popular at the time (Opie, Beav, etc).
This is Jennifer Suprenant as Wednesday Friday Addams, Jr., who along with a Pugsley, Jr. (Ken Marquis) appeared alongside their
1964 series counterparts Lisa Loring and Ken Weatherwax as a second set of Addams children, ones that Gomez and Tish apparently popped out after the “senior” children left the nest, in the 1977 made-for-TV special Halloween with the New Addams Family.
This has been your Wednesday Wednesday! Thank you and good evening!