That’s More Like It

As much as I have fun laughing at the Train Smash Women of Aintree et al., I must confess to enjoying the more classy women on display at Chester and more recently, at Goodwood this year:


…and even some of the questionable outfits were, by Aintree standards, quite restrained:

Good show, ladies:  in every respect.

More Wantonness

A while ago, I devoted a post to the concept of wanton poses, wherein women posed in unladylike fashion but without making the thing pornographic.

If it’s worth doing once, it’s worth doing again (as the actress said to the bishop), so here are a few more:

Sasha Alexander:

Salma Hayek:

Amy Smart:

Kate Beckinsale:

Carina Tyrrell:

…and in a blast from the past, Simonetta Stefanelli:

Open Day

The Open Championship begins today in Scotland (I previewed it here), and Reader Mike S. chimes in with this anecdote:

My friend was a US Naval Flight Officer. He also loved golf.
His aircraft was down for repairs at a Scottish base so they had some unexpected free time.
A Scottish “friend” asked “Care for a round of golf?”
Rather than ask “Where?” he just said, “Sure.”
Up at dawn, a drive, and then… HELL ON EARTH.
He claims the only reason he reached the 18th green was the survival training the Navy gave him.
It was, of course, Carnoustie.

Oh yeah, baby.

Now it must be said that it’s been unseasonably hot Over There of late, and only on Friday is there even a chance of seeing people dressed like this:

Here’s the forecast:

All that said:  if Carnoustie hasn’t had much rain, then the fairways will be hard — really hard.  In fact, one comment was that the fairways will run faster than the greens (which will have been watered).  Now one might think that this helps the golfers;  one would be wrong.  A hard surface is fine — if the surface is flat.  But Carnoustie’s fairways aren’t flat, which means the ball can bounce or run in any direction, e.g. off the fairway completely and into the dense rough or impenetrable gorse.

And so it begins…

Timeless Hotness

I only ever watched the first three seasons of the Brit TV time-travel series Outlander  (following the “Most TV Series Suck After Season 3” hypothesis), but I have to admit, Catriona Balfe could have tempted me back for a few more:

And here she is in modern clothing: