Posts Tagged ‘alkyholism’

Super-breaking news: Kate Beckinsale and Zooey Deschanel in Absolut Vodka ads shot by Ellen Von Unwerth

December 3, 2009

There is nothing about putting this post together that I don’t like. Ellen Von Unwerth photographed Kate Beckinsale and Zooey Deschanel for the new Absolut Vodka campaign. Pics debuted yesterday. First look at what I can find of the ads so far, three photos of Kate Beckinsale have been released with drink recipes so far and one of Zooey D, will keep you updated if I find more as this story unfolds! Quotes below the ads are overwrought blurbs from the press release.


Kate Beckinsale photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth for Absolut vodka.

• Beckinsale channels the 1980s as she is inspired by the lime garnish that can work in many lightly-mixed drinks in the ABSOLUT Tonic Twist ad. A second look at the ad reveals details that the swirls initially hide and the turn table and records give a musical theme to the ambience.


Kate Beckinsale photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth for Absolut vodka.

• In the ABSOLUT Crush ad, Beckinsale is larger than life, walking through a Miami-like city, home of sunshine and oranges. “Crush” is another way of saying “squeeze,” for fresh-squeezed juice.

By the way, once I saved these for myself from various official channels, I edited and scaled them to be extra-large for you, so click through to save the big versions.


Zooey Deschanel photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth for Absolut vodka.

• In the ABSOLUT Cosmo ad, Deschanel adds a science-fiction flair to the traditional ABSOLUT® CITRON cocktail in a retro-hip yet modern lounge as she plays the role of a “cosmo”-naut.


Kate Beckinsale photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth for Absolut vodka.

• There are many versions of the Bloody Mary legend with all of them involving calling Mary’s ghost while chanting into a mirror. In the ABSOLUT Bloody ad, Beckinsale brings the character to life as a stylish and mischievous temptress – one who won’t be contained.

Man. Two of my favorite actresses, shot by my favorite photographer, advertising a beverage which gets you one of my favorite things (*whisper*: d-r-u-n-k).

This is truly a red letter day!

Star Wars shenanigans

December 2, 2009

Last night was supposed to be Star Wars and Indiana Jones trivia night at the pub, but there was a snafu with the printer and we did regular trivia instead. Total folklore!

It’s been rescheduled for next week. So, if you are in the area, come down to P. Wexford’s in Modesto next Tuesday starting at 7pm for cheap Irish pints and a no-holds-barred*, bloody-knuckles-trivia-showdown. Prize is a free round of beer for the winners! And the knowledge that you are the geekiest person in the pub. Which is saying something, believe me!

*okay. Some holds barred. Boob honks and throwin’ elbows are just plain not allowed.

Daily Batman: Welcome to Bat Country — Pop. 2

November 14, 2009


“Fear and Loathing” sketched by artist Jay E. Fife at the Pittsburgh Comicon.

That‘s what I’m talking about. You know? It’s like this guy is in my head. Wild.

It happens: Tina Fey edition

October 27, 2009

Beer. It is a thing!

“In a study, scientists report that drinking beer can be good for the liver. I’m sorry, did I say “scientists”? I meant “Irish people.””

That’s a Hangover Sunday look if I ever saw one. Friendohs know of what I speak.

Hangover Sunday (n.): usually the morning after Saturday night Band Practice and adult libations, when one shuffles about in the double digits of the a.m. with vacant-zombie-eyes and puffy faces until Paolo gets on the skillet and fries up some resurrection.

Daily Batman: Batgirl and Robin are so grounded

October 21, 2009

Like, oh my god, dude, you should have been there.

We got in to Bruce’s liquor supply and went out to the Reservoir by Robinson Park and got thrashed. Toe up. Spring break, y’all. Woo-hoo!

(Seriously, he makes those kids work too hard.)

Ghostamus Postamus

September 22, 2009

Am I at the pub, winning at trivia? Who knows! All I know is, I sure hope they still got some Boddington’s, and, if they have, I am just wreckin’ it! I hope it is writing letters home to England, all like, “Dear Mummy and Daddy, everything was going decently until this woman showed up, she is some kind of crazy writer and she calls all her friends by aliases, I think her name starts with an E — she keeps making feral cat noises and drinking pints of me. I fear I shall never see Manchester again!” And it will be right, and its parents will come to me seeking vendetta, but I will just drink them too.

Mmmmm…….

I left the following liberated negative spaces behind last week, I wonder what I’ll be called to pass along tonight?

I was thinking of no longer liberating negative space at the pub but we’ll see if I can keep that resolution.

State of the state, or what condition my condition is in

September 17, 2009

  • Kidlet asleep on a rug, giggling and moving legs in her sleep. Difficult not to draw comparisons to a puppy.
  • Special K just called to cancel cause she missed school again, sounded legit sick. Sounded really awful. I’m a POS for thinking she needed a Truancy Talk. Gal is sick-ers and that’s that. Hoping to take her to either Osaka or Soosh Gardino for dinner tomorrow night to assuage inner guilt.
  • Pops not due home for hour, dinner already pre-made and mug for him in freezer.
  • Looks like I got this shit unexpectedly all nailed down.

    What’s a kitteh-lady to do? Why, would you look at that, in the corner of the garage is a twelver of Corona… calling my name… (Eliiiiiiizzzzzabeeeeth….)

    I hear you, guys, and don’t fret — I’m on the case!

  • Asked and answered

    September 8, 2009

    In regard to the ghost post of yester-eve wondering where the night would find me, I have an answer that will probably surprise no one.

    I was, indeedy, at the pub. The boys were MIA so I nearly bailed, but instead I mustered my will to be brave and try new things and teamed up with just Jonohs for the last night of Monday night trivia until football season ends (switchin’ to Tuesdays now). We did not win either round of the trivia, although I kept one eye on the Yankees game and their significant victory cushioned the blow.

    Mr. Kite and the Trio won by an impressive margin and Panda Eraser shocked all with a late-in-the-game cameo and joinage. She was unfortunately at the tail end of a very unmerry unbirthday (a day of no particular importance at all, nothing to see here so move along and also she was not born on that date so why are we even talking about this still, because it was not at all her birthday, jesus let it go), so I’m glad I was able to be there to buy her a drink. We also toasted this being her first day of cosmetology school, which has put Grease’s “Beauty School Dropout” in my head for the week I am sure. So, again, it worked out well that we went.

    Plus, had I lost my nerve and not gone, I would have missed Ronald’s wonderful left-field accent, which would have been a tragedy beyond the telling. It was somewhere between Hannibal Lecter and the guy from Wayne’s World 2 who had the brown m&m story. Truly unmissable. Finally, when Panda Eraser came back from the ladies’ room she said, “Someone wrote ‘BEWARE OF LIMBO DANCERS’ at the bottom of the door to the stall!” Guess who?

    All in all, an unexpectedly excellent time. My compliments and thanks to all involved.

    Ghost posts redux

    September 7, 2009

    Where am I, I wonder. The pub? I hope so.