~Ramblings, tidbits and other poppycock from AVN's Peter 'Wetscrog Rex' Warren~

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Exciting News: Roberta E. Bassin Guests on 'Ray Donovan'

Here's a press release that came my way and may be of interest to somebody: Actress Roberta E. Bassin makes a guest appearance on this week's episode of Showtime's Ray Donovan. No details on what her role is in the episode, but you should recognize her as the gal with the "soft voice and cascading strawberry-blond hair," so the release describes her.

You may also recognize her as "Lilly the boozy bar regular" in 1987 Mickey Rourke/Faye Dunaway film Barfly—a role that apparently was "iconic." I don't know, I was 12 then, didn't see it. But she's gone on to appear in Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever, Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar, and TV shows including Criminal Minds, Grey's Anatomy and ER.

"I've been at both ends of the spectrum when it comes to my career with highs and lows," Bassin said. "But I love acting and enjoy each new success, big and small. In the end, you have to love what you do, be passionate about it and most of all persevere."

Look for Bassin in upcoming films The Petal Pushers and Shovel Buddies. The latter stars Bella Thorne, who is ABOUT to turn 18 and then will officially be hot.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

A Tale of Two Natalies

Today I had an unsettling realization. I can't believe it never dawned on me until now, but I'll go ahead and attribute that to my aversion to any thoughts regarding my father's sexual predilections. Nevertheless, like an unwelcome granny porn pop-up ad, suddenly this morning it hit me: My dad always made it pretty well known that growing up he had the hots for Natalie Wood ... and as every single person who's ever met me knows very well, I have burned a torch since pretty much the day I laid eyes on her for Natalie Portman. Yes, the all-time #1 spank queens for my dad and myself are both Natalies. And both brunette. Like father like son. I really need to get back into therapy.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

It's National Hot Dog Day

I am not the biggest hot dog eater in the world, but I do occasionally enjoy one. Only with chili, though, do not give me any non-chili waste of a bunned meat tube. Anyway, since it has been declared National Hot Dog Day by somebody or other, I guess I'd like to eat one later. For dinner probably. Or maybe two. Somebody go eat hot dogs with me. Oh! Maybe I'll try that funky hot dog spot by my apartment I've been wanting to try. C'mon! It's a nationally sanctioned holiday!

I am going to be eating hot dogs alone, aren't I? Like so many time before.