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Laff Riot: Hillary Glows At Glamour awards

From the (blinded by something) New York Daily News:

Hillary glows at Glamour awards


Tuesday, November 11th 2008

The thunderous applause as Senator Hillary Clinton took the Carnegie Hall stage during Monday’s Glamour Women of the Year Awards lasted a full minute. As one of the 10 recipients of the accolade, Clinton joked she was “very grateful to Glamour … because they always liked my pantsuits.”

The first female presidential candidate also spoke seriously about the need for the ceremony, which puts the spotlight on extraordinary and inspirational women making a difference in today’s global community.

Should they use “thunderous” in any article extolling Mrs. Rodham’s “glamour”?




And speaking of “glamour,” as we have noted before, the word was introduced into the literary language by Sir Walter Scott.

‘The glamour’ is a spell horribly ugly witches would cast upon their beholders, who would then see them as beautiful.

glamour, n. [Originally Sc., introduced into the literary language by Scott. A corrupt form of grammar; for the sense cf. gramarye (and F. grimoire), and for the form glomery.]
1. Magic, enchantment, spell; esp. in the phrase to cast the glamour over one (see quot. 1721).
?17.. Johnny Faa in Ritson Sc. Songs (1794) II. 177 As soon as they saw her well far’d face, They coost the glamer o’er her.
1721 — Gloss. to Poems s.v., When devils, wizards or jugglers deceive the sight, they are said to cast glamour o’er the eyes of the spectator.
1789 Burns Capt. Grose’s Peregrin. iv, Ye gipsy-gang that deal in glamor, And you deep read in hell’s black grammar, Warlocks and witches.
1830 Scott Demonol. iii, This species of Witchcraft is well known in Scotland as the glamour, or deceptio visus, and was supposed to be a special attribute of the race of Gipsies.
1860 Reade Cloister & H. I. 98 He knows father and daughter both. They cast their glamour on him.
1894 D. C. Murray Making of Novelist 199 The man had a glamour for me and drew me with the attraction of a magnet.
2. a. A magical or fictitious beauty attaching to any person or object; a delusive or alluring charm.

Alas, we are not sure Mrs. Clinton’s spells are working.

By the way, was (the truly glamorous) Governor Sarah Palin among thee women honored?

We didn’t think so.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, November 12th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

31 Responses to “Laff Riot: Hillary Glows At Glamour awards”

  1. bill says:

    LAff riot, you got that right.

  2. Sharps Rifle says:

    She looks like a black baldy cow in that outfit…only uglier.

  3. JohnMG says:

    That looks like a MATERNITY dress!!

  4. BigOil says:

    Her thighness should stick with pantsuits – we’d at least be spared the sight of her arms.

  5. DEZ says:

    Is that a country under her dress, or is she just glad to eat us?

  6. DW says:

    Hey, can someone direct me to the site that details how much her wardrobe has cost over the years. I seem to recall that being a big issue recently in the press…

  7. Professor_Repulso says:

    Criminy Pete! She’s built like a bowling pin. How now, black sow?

  8. JohnMG says:

    I think she’s trying to smuggle a honey-glazed ham from the buffet table out the door. Either that, or she’s got the dress on backwards and it looks like the gown has two bustles.

  9. Gila Monster says:

    Oh my, the humanity of it all, and the horror, …… the horror ………. ;o)

  10. Professor_Repulso says:

    “…make the night cats stop and stare…”

  11. DEZ says:

    “Criminy Pete! She’s built like a bowling pin.”

    Heh I just replaced a light in the kitchen with a smaller bulge.

  12. JohnMG says:

    I don’t know who picked out that dress for her to wear, but I’ll buy ’em a beer right now. No, no, wait. A whole GROUP of beers!!

  13. DEZ says:

    Well, now we know where the village went.
    “Get in my BELLY.”

  14. Professor_Repulso says:

    Poppin’ Fresh in a Hefty garbage bag.

  15. DEZ says:

    I think I will go watch the Ghost Busters Prof, because the traveler has come.
    “Its the Stay Puft Mashmellow Man”

  16. GetBackJack says:

    It pays to study the Holy Bible.

    “Serpent” at Genesis 3:1 – naw’chash: to hiss, as in to whisper an enchantment or spell; prognostication, divination, magic, illusions, magician, to cast illusions, enchantments, spells, enchantress. To diligently observe; to learn by experience. Strongs Exhaustive Concordance to the holy Bible, Hebrew 5175 and 5172

    The serpent at the garden was not a snake or a reptile, but a fundamental principle, and is where all the trouble of Mankind begins.

    No need for further comment.

  17. Steve says:

    Come to think of it, she should always come in a plain brown wrapper.

  18. pinandpuller says:

    Is that look Magnum or Blue Steel?

  19. Liberals Demise says:

    You ALL are cruel and without feelings!! Omar the tent maker spent all month stitching that shiny stuff on the burlap bags and then another month getting her to stand still long enough to fit her!!

  20. 64dodger says:

    Did she leave her broom home?

  21. 1republicanscientist says:

    glows like a nightlight in the hunting camp outhouse

  22. DANEgerus says:

    If you look closely at the 2nd pic, on the lower left, you can just make out the manufacturer’s stamp “Hefty CopperSak”

  23. Kilmeny says:

    I did not know that one could be glamorous in the exact same dress my high school English teacher wore while chaperoning the 1986 senior prom.

    I thought she reminded me of something in this picture but it took me a while to get it. She’s like one of those dolls my grandmother used to dress her spare roll of toilet paper in.

  24. Moonspinner says:

    She looks like a blimped out witch in that outfit. Hitlery never had fasion sense. Even as the first lady of Arkansas way back when she dressed in shapeless hippy dresses. She has not improved with age.

  25. proreason says:

    She looks like a massive oil spill.

  26. artboyusa says:

    I thought these awards were only for women.

  27. Steve says:

    “She’s like one of those dolls my grandmother used to dress her spare roll of toilet paper in.”

    Yes, a TP cosey.

  28. wardmama4 says:

    What is it with that woman – everything is one color (she did that with her damn pantsuits too) and short sleeves?!? Fashionista I am not – but evening gowns are usually sleeveless – certanily not a short sleeve. And every time I see her – she seems to have packed on a few pounds. And look much, much older.

  29. gipper says:

    Look at the second-to-last photo and say these words: “I taste so good because I am thick and rich, in fact I am thicker than the other leading brand.”

    Mrs. Butterworth, no?

  30. BronzePage says:

    She looks like a witch. Remember that “rhymes with rich” controversy from Barbara Bush back in 1984?

  31. DEZ says:

    “She looks like a witch.”

    Looks ain’t deceiving.;-)

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