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#1097324 - 12/15/08 05:15 PM Re: Today's Reason To Drink ~Special K~
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<----- doesn't know who Betty Page is... crazy
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#1097327 - 12/15/08 05:16 PM Re: Today's Reason To Drink Retired DQ
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Betty was a classmate of yours
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#1097338 - 12/15/08 05:23 PM Re: Today's Reason To Drink 'Lil Freak!
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#1097358 - 12/15/08 05:41 PM Re: Today's Reason To Drink Retired DQ
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#1097367 - 12/15/08 05:52 PM Re: Today's Reason To Drink 'Lil Freak!
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/chi-121208-bettie-page-chicago-story,0,3764491.story


Pinup queen Bettie Page died Thursday at age 85, leaving a string of famous nude and cheesecake images.

But when she lived in Chicago in 1961, she spent her time distributing religious literature in Lincoln Park and attending summer school at the Moody Bible Institute, the religious college confirmed.



"I put my other life behind me," she told Playboy in 1998. "I threw all my bikinis in the garbage can. I threw out all my stockings and lingerie and panties, and lace bras. And I went to Bible school."

Moody was the second of three religious colleges Page attended. She told Playboy that she did "street witnessing" and "helped with church services at a home for teenage mothers." Page lived in student housing on LaSalle Street, and took courses in "personal evangelism and Bible synthesis," according to multiple biographies. She also worked for Billy Graham's ministries, according to longtime friend Richard Bann, a consultant for CMG Worldwide, her talent representation since 1995.
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#1097388 - 12/15/08 06:09 PM Re: Today's Reason To Drink Retired DQ
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Originally Posted By: Devil Queen
<----- doesn't know who Betty Page is... crazy



Since the last post didn't really explain who she was, here ya go!


http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/12/12/bettie.page.obit/?iref=mpstoryview


LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Legendary pinup queen Bettie Page died of pneumonia at the age of 85 in a Los Angeles, California, hospital Thursday, a week after suffering a heart attack, according to her agent.


Pinup queen Bettie Page was credited with helping to usher in the sexual revolution.

"She captured the imagination of a generation of men and women with her free spirit and unabashed sensuality," said agent Mark Roesler in a written statement. "She is the embodiment of beauty."

Page, said to be one of the most photographed people of the past century, became a recluse in recent decades. Yet, her images continued to be used around the world to market Bettie Page action figures, clothing lines and other merchandise.

"Her popularity as an underground, guilty pleasures phenomenon has continued to soar despite the fact that the reclusive Page disappeared almost a half century ago, leading many to believe that one of the most photographed individuals of the 20th century was already dead." Roesler said.

The Web site, BettiePage.com, logs about 20 million hits a month, Roesler said. A TVGuide.com poll recently placed Bettie Page as the "ultimate sex goddess," outscoring others such as Marilyn Monroe. iReport.com: Share your trubutes to Bettie Page

Page was born to a poor family in Tennessee on April 22, 1923. While her birth certificate spelled her name "Betty," she changed the spelling later in life to "Bettie."

At a time when few women pursued a college education, Page earned a bachelor of arts degree in education from Peabody College in Tennessee in 1944, according to her official biography.

Her teaching career, however, was hampered by her looks, she said.
"I couldn't control my students, especially the boys," she is quoted as saying.

After her modeling career ended, Page returned to Peabody College to work on a master's degree, the bio said. Her Southern drawl and a refusal to sleep with a Hollywood producer hampered her acting career, according to her bio.

"I didn't like his looks," Page said. "I wouldn't have gone to bed with him anyway. He was a creep. He drove off in his big car and scolded me, 'You'll be sorry.' I wasn't."

Page said she regretted not accepting studio boss Jack Warner's offer of another screen-test, but it came while she was trying to save her marriage to her first husband, Billy Neal.

Her modeling breakthrough began after she divorced Neal in 1947 when she met a police officer whose hobby was photography. He suggested the black bangs, which became her trademark, her bio said. Not long after, her images were everywhere, gracing magazine covers and locker pin-ups.

Page wore nothing but a Santa hat in Playboy's January 1955 centerfold. Playboy founder Hugh Hefner said her appearance in his magazine's first year was a milestone.

"She became, in time, an American icon, her winning smile and effervescent personality apparent in every pose," Hefner said.

"A kinky connection was added by Irving Klaw's spanking, fetish and bondage photos, which became part of the Bettie Page mystique," Hefner said. "They were playful parodies that are now perceived as the early inspiration for Madonna's excursions into the realm of sexual perversion."

Perhaps the most memorable photos of Page were her bondage poses, which she said were all pretend.

"I never understood how anyone believed those poses were sexy," she later said. "To be tied up? I don't get it."

"She was a remarkable woman, truly someone that changed the social norms, not only here in this country, but also around the world," Roesler said. "While Jackie Robinson was changing the racial attitudes, Bettie Page was changing our attitudes on sex. She became a James Dean type of 'rebel' figure as she allowed people to be less inhibited and look at sex in a different way."

Saucy photos of Paige in skimpy clothing or none at all helped to lead the way for the sexual revolution of the 1960s.

Page suddenly disappeared from the scene in 1958. It was only decades later revealed that she re-emerged to explain that she underwent a religious conversion and moved to Florida.

Her life took a dark turn starting in 1978 after her third marriage failed, Roesler said.

Page went through "some mental instability, violent mood swings, and serious trouble with the law" and was eventually diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, according to her bio.

Page reappeared in public in December 2003 for Playboy's 50th anniversary party, where she made a grand entrance with Anna Nicole Smith.

It was the only time in the past 50 years that Page allowed her photograph to be taken, Roesler said.

A private funeral service is planned for Tuesday. Page will buried at Westwood Cemetery in Los Angeles, just a few feet away from Monroe.

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#1097391 - 12/15/08 06:12 PM Re: Today's Reason To Drink ~Special K~
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Issued by The National Weather Service
Houston/Galveston, TX
11:08 am CST, Mon., Dec. 15, 2008

... FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM CST THIS EVENING TO 9 AM CST TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM CST THIS EVENING TO 9 AM CST TUESDAY. THE ADVISORY AREA COVERS THE AREA GENERALLY ALONG AND NORTHWEST OF A COLUMBUS TO CONROE TO LIVINGSTON LINE.

PATCHES OF LIGHT RAIN AND DRIZZLE ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME FREEZING RAIN AND FREEZING DRIZZLE DURING THE EARLY EVENING HOURS ACROSS THE NORTHWEST EDGE OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS AS THE TEMPERATURE DROPS BELOW THE FREEZING MARK AND PRECIPITATION COVERAGE INCREASES.


hot toddies tonight!
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#1097426 - 12/15/08 06:55 PM Re: Today's Reason To Drink Pale Rider
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Looking for My Happy Place....
I really can't stay
I've got to go away
This evening has been
So very nice
My mother will start to worry
And Father will be pacing the floor
Really I'd better scurry
Well, maybe just a half a drink more.........
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#1097904 - 12/16/08 04:27 PM Re: Today's Reason To Drink Tigg
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because I have garlic breath grin
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Because the temp here today is -25 and with windchill -41...
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#1097908 - 12/16/08 04:31 PM Re: Today's Reason To Drink RR Sarah
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Because today is National Chocolate Covered Anything Day.
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#1097913 - 12/16/08 04:33 PM Re: Today's Reason To Drink 'Lil Freak!
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#1097985 - 12/16/08 05:17 PM Re: Today's Reason To Drink Pale Rider
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oooohhhh...the possibilities are endless!!!!
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#1098075 - 12/16/08 06:49 PM Re: Today's Reason To Drink TINKerBell
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A toast to DreamCatcher's son coming home!

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#1098090 - 12/16/08 07:03 PM Re: Today's Reason To Drink Tigg
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Cause it's snowing out and it's fun to snuggle up by the fire with a nice glass of cabernet, turn on the outside spotlights and watch it come down.
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thanks Tigg...he will be my 'son' as of the 27th of this month!
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#1098094 - 12/16/08 07:09 PM Re: Today's Reason To Drink TINKerBell
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oh my!!!

the DC and Pooh are one step closer to being hot grandmas!
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for never being invited on a crawl
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Drink and gripe! It's Festivus!

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#1101283 - 12/23/08 01:58 PM Re: Today's Reason To Drink ~Special K~
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#1101284 - 12/23/08 01:59 PM Re: Today's Reason To Drink Miscuit
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Nas-drov-yev! (spelling-who know's; phonetically, it's close) smile
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