Friday, November 20, 2009

Fun Fact Friday - Viva la Revolucion

Before we go any further, I would like to thank ReviewYourOwnBlog for such a glowing review, and welcome those of you who are joining us from that brilliant, insightful tome.

November 20th is the 99th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution. How can I not write about that?

Because today is Bo Derek's 53rd birthday, that's how. I get more hits on this post than anything else I've ever written, so I'm just feeding my target demographic.

And since Jenny and David Hanley honeymooned in Manzanillo, Mexico in 10, I can justify it as relevant.

What? I doubt there's a person in my age bracket that didn't encounter Bo Derek at some early moment in their sexual evolution. I remember the bits and pieces of 10 on late night television, and I certainly remember my father's Playboys with Bo in all of her glory.And now, 30 years after the film's release, she's still a beautiful woman. We can all hope to age so well. Born Mary Cathleen Collins in Long Beach, CA, she started modeling to buy herself a surfboard. Shortly after that, she met photographer and filmmaker John Derek, 30 years her senior. They were married in 1976 and remained so until his passing in 1998.
She's an avid horsewoman, pro-gun and pro-hunting advocate (and much better looking than Ted Nugent on his best day).


As fun facts go, I think I went the right direction on this. Sorry, Mexico, maybe next year.

3 comments:

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

You're exactly right. I think I'm a touch younger than you, but I do remember Bo Derek figuring into my, um, darkest fantasies while in my formative years.

Mary said...

I think you and I must be almost exactly the same age...
She was and sit still beautiful. WIsh I looked like her when I was 12 and now...I still hate her ;)

word ver: mormesse

Are you mormon?
Well, I'm mormesse...I don;t subscribe to all of their teachings.

calicobebop said...

Sounds like one heck of a gal - still rocking!

And my word ver = milly. Kind of like silly, but mormanessed

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