no one can argue that celebrity babes generate traffic. Over at Conservative Grapevine, the most popular links are always the bikini pictures. And try as I might to make “logical arguments” for tax cuts, wouldn’t you rather watch Michelle Lee Muccio make those arguments?

Robert Stay McCain Feb 15 2009

I had planned to stay off the net today but went to check the score of the football games when I saw this post at Robert Stacy McCain’s site that had the following words:

There is a scene from The Movie I Will Not Name in which Alyssa’s character does Things I Will Not Describe and, while I do not wish to derogate her skills as an actress, her extreme discomfort with the scene is quite evident. And it is precisely this creepy scene, of course, which is splattered all over the Internet in videos and photos.

To anybody seeing this, paragraph and knowing the scene in question, this would come as a shock. Stacy McCain is the inventor of Rule 5 and Rule 5 Sundays. If there is one thing he has no objection to it’s incredibly attractive women in a state of undress.

Now one might think reading the post that it might just be an excellent chance to hit a feminist:

We sort of expect a French dude to display Valérie Allain’s assets. We expect James Cameron to give us Kate Winslett naked. This we can explain either by reference to the ordinary impulses of human nature or (if we are feminist ideologues) as the typical oppression of the patriarchy. But I’m having a hard time understanding how anyone could explain Anne Goursaud’s treatment of Alyssa Milano in that movie.

but a closer look at the post gives the real clue:

Early in my pursuit of that celebrity re-Tweet, a friend more familiar with Hollywood gave me a warning: “Whatever you do, don’t ever mention that vampire movie. She hates that movie.”

And that is the overriding factor.

I don’t doubt for one moment that Stacy objects to the film in question, I don’t doubt for one moment that in his opinion Milano is ill used in the film in a gratuitous way, but Ace’s post or no I think the driving force behind the last half of this long post is that sentence and one that preceded it.

It was one of those crazy double-dog-dare-you stunts, and Alyssa Milano was certainly a good sport about it.

And that makes all the difference, Stacy was doing a stunt as a running gag in an attempt to generate hits and Milano eventually noticed and gave him that re-tweet he wanted and a reason to crow about it. Milano did a favor for Stacy a favor that would give he no advantage.

If anyone thinks for one moment that Stacy McCain will ever forget that favor they are out of their mind, so when in the course of event Stacy McCain had the chance to defend Milano’s honor and simultaneously hit the director of the movie she “hates” you had better believe that Stacy would do it.

However my previous statement still stands. I submit and suggest I’m one up on him on celeb tweets There will never be a shortage of beautiful women in Hollywood, but there is still only one William Shatner.

Of course neither a Milano re-tweet or a Shatner tweet will get pay the bills this month, that’s what the emergency bleg is for and after 10 days I’m still $370 short, if you think the blog is worth it I’d really appreciate it.

Update: Cause & Effect

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