Thursday, December 06, 2007

Ballsy Rainy Day Woman

In my column this week, I offer up a not-so-comprehensive list of Broads with balls, Erin-style.

If you have something to say about it, please email the Free Times. Be sure to include your full name and city. Frank Lewis is the editor.

For a companion post, I've put together this fun bunch-o-YouTubes. I couldn't find any video footage of Carrie Nation, but here is a quote from the Feb. 5, 1901 New York Times article One More For Mrs. Nation that is just astonishing:

Mrs. Carrie Nation and three followers today wrought damage to the extent of $1,500 in "The Senate," the finest equipped "joint" in Topeka.

Mrs. Nation and her wreckers, each armed with a hatchet, sallied forth at daybreak. They forced their way past a negro who guarded the door of the Senate, and in less than ten minutes had strewn the floor with broken mirrors, bottles, slot machines, and splintered bar fixtures. The negro fired a shot of warrning into the ceiling, but it had no effect. Presently, a policeman stalked leisurely into the room and said: "Well, Sister Nation, I guess we'll have to arrest you again."

Mrs. Nation had just smashed the last bottle and was ready to go.

"All right," she responded, cheerily. "You came just when I wanted you to."

Read the whole article here.


Cher's outfit in this video was so outrageous, it was banned by many stations and MTV would only air it after 9 p.m:



Cher and Marie before they had balls:



Sue Johanson demonstrates fellatio:



Mrs. Robinson--a cool montage:



Why Danica Patrick should stick with Indy cars:



Jenna Jameson vs. Bill O'Reilly:



I loved Ann Richards:



Margaret Thatcher might have had the biggest balls of all:

13 comments:

Erin O'Brien said...

Hi everyone,

I'm having a devil of a time with comments. If you've been unable to post or had other trouble, sorry about that. Blogger is supposedly on it. Hope all is back up to snuff soon.

Doug said...

Testing . . .

Testing . . .

How coincidental. I was just watching Jenna Jameson last night. Doing, um, an educational piece on public television. Right.

Anonymous said...

What's more ballsy than a woman in the NFL?? Didn't the Goat talk to you about Georgia Frontierre who owned the Rams?

Karen said...

I think you forgot about another "ballsy" woman.....Molly Ivans and the dildo diaries come to mind.

Anonymous said...

Add yourself to that list, young lady. Just don't start talking about men with ovaries.

Other contenders:
my wife
Chrissie Hynde
Julie Taymor (director of Titus and Across the Universe)
Rosa Parks
Rosie the Riveter
Medea
Dorothy Parker
Jane Tennyson from Prime Suspect (and why not throw in Dame Helen Mirren as well)

PS: This system is saying I have to comment anonymously for some reason, but here is where I hang: http://www.happyvalleynews.wordpress.com

Velvet Fog said...

Sue Johanson freaks my shit out.
I'd still probably have to do her though. I mean she's nuts. That would be one Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.

Anonymous said...

I would say Ann Coulter but that would be a literal interpretation of "balls"....

A really ballsy woman, Joanie Weston, late, great Queen of the Roller Derby. And, of course, R.I.P. Molly Ivins. Bang on some pots and pans and raise some hell. "WE ARE THE DECIDERS."

RJ

Ken Houghton said...

Owning a team is not the same as running one well. ("Why did Georgia F. request a table on the patio? She wanted to know how a good draft feels.")

The Sonny and Marie video appears to be a Terms of Use Violation. Their loss.

Goat said...

I should have mentioned Marge Schott, owner of the Cincinnati Reds, but did not think of her before the list was finalized.

THE MERKIN MAN said...

Thanks Erin.

I'm going to the "big sex store" for my Head Honcho today.

YAY!!

Anonymous said...

... on the subject of Ballsy women one old captain who sailed the seven seas observed quietly so as not to offend " shoot kids, it's easy to have balls when you know your not going to get kicked in em."

Anonymous said...

... on the subject of Ballsy women one old captain who sailed the seven seas observed quietly so as not to offend " shoot kids, it's easy to have balls when you know your not going to get kicked in em."

Amy L. Hanna said...

I would like to nominate

JOAN JETT
(The Mother of All Riot Grrls)

to that privileged lineup.