Black leather catsuits officially no longer hot

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Last updated on March 6th, 2018 at 12:30 am

Maureen Dowd reports:

When I need to work up my nerve to write a tough column, I try to think of myself as Emma Peel in a black leather catsuit, giving a kung fu kick to any diabolical mastermind who merits it.

I do the same thing. And when I’m working up my nerve to write a sensitive, caring piece, I think of myself as Mother Teresa in a humble shawl, handing baby seals to little leper children. When I want to write something about serious geopolitical issues, I imagine myself in Theodore Roosevelt’s tiny spectacles, shooting mimes on the way to invading Cuba. And when I aim to write a column everybody will ridicule and shun, why, I picture myself as Maureen Dowd.

Posted by Tim B. on 03/13/2005 at 11:38 AM
    1. Black leather catsuights officially no longer hot?  I’ll believe that when Ann Coulter gives up her leather skirts… or Kirstie Alley starts modeling them at Pier One…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 03/13 at 11:48 AM • permalink


    1. Maureen Dowd in a black leather catsuit?  Uh, no.  Really, um, no.

      Ann Coulter in a black leather catsuit?  Well, yes, that works for me.

      Richard, you mispelled catsuits.  The preview button is right beside the submit button.  Something you know quite well, since you seem to beat my comments EVERY TIME.

      What, do you have Tim Blair up on your screen 24/7?  Do you yell at your kids to stay off the computer in case Tim posts a comment.  “But daddy, he doesn’t do that very often anymore.  He’s now an editor for the Bulletin.” “Yes, but it could happen and I need to be comment #1!”

      Posted by wronwright on 03/13 at 11:58 AM • permalink


    1. Must… fight… urge…

      Mustn’t… open… Photoshop…

      Strength fading…

      For the love of all that is good and holy in the world, don’t click here!

      *sobs* How can something as cool as Photoshop be used for such… evil?

      Posted by david on 03/13 at 12:22 PM • permalink


    1. My eyes!  My eyes!

      Why David, for the love of all that is holy, why did you do it?

      (Ed:  well, why did you look wronwright? I really don’t know, it was looking at a public execution, something bad and dirty made me look).

      Posted by wronwright on 03/13 at 12:26 PM • permalink


    1. EEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      david, you are an EVIL person!!!!!

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 03/13 at 12:35 PM • permalink


    1. Actually, I kind of wish MoDo would put on a black leather outfit and wear it for the duration of a work-day.  Preferably an East Coast summer day.

      It would put her out of commission for at least a month, while the rash cleared up.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 03/13 at 12:46 PM • permalink


    1. Well, hell!  Just a couple weeks ago I bought this new black velour warm-up suit with lots of zippers on top, and it had occurred to me how much I felt like Emma Peel every time I wore it, and I felt so good, and now–doggone Margo anyway!

      Posted by suellen on 03/13 at 12:49 PM • permalink


    1. Maybe she should start fantasizing about good writers instead.

      Posted by Jim Treacher on 03/13 at 12:51 PM • permalink


    1. Sorry–Maureen.  See how mad she got me?

      Posted by suellen on 03/13 at 12:53 PM • permalink


    1. Ah well.  Maureen.  Margo.  Same thing.  Two intellectually challenged and aethestically challenged females.

      (ed.  yes, much nicer words wronwright. Yes, I didn’t call them oogly skanks, did I.  ed.  why the nicey nice stuff? One word:  Andrea).

      Posted by wronwright on 03/13 at 12:58 PM • permalink


    1. I often think of Emma Peel in a black leather catsuit also … but what I produce isn’t a newspaper column.

      Posted by Supercat on 03/13 at 01:03 PM • permalink


    1. Yeah, MoDo ought to be thrown in jail!  Mrs. Peel was a babe.  While watching “The Avengers” during my formulative years….ummmm, never mind!

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 03/13 at 01:09 PM • permalink


    1. wronwright — What, I doubt I spend more than 210-220 hours a month online… ( a statistic that rather worried me when I saw it on my bill, but I’m okay now…)

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 03/13 at 01:27 PM • permalink


    1. Whenever I am playing under the sink cabinet and accidentally ingest household chemicals, I also imagine MoDo in a black leather catsuit. For emergency vomit-inducement, it’s cheaper and more effective than Ipecac.

      Posted by iowahawk on 03/13 at 02:56 PM • permalink


    1. Of course, Margo has already been mentioned, but when we all want to write bad text that goes on and on we go over all Ms Kingston.

      Now we await images of Tim in that little suit of his, or do we? Hmmmmm.

      Posted by Darlene Taylor on 03/13 at 03:43 PM • permalink


    1. When I write, I use a gorilla suit.

      Posted by rhhardin on 03/13 at 03:44 PM • permalink


    1. Lol, Tim!  Too funny. But gosh, that was brutal.

      Maureen Dowd – Screwed, Blued and Tattooed

      Posted by Frank Villon on 03/13 at 03:50 PM • permalink


    1. Could be worse.  All I could think of was “don’t let david get a picture of Helen Thomas for his photoshop!) Pardon me while I empty into the wastebasket.

      Posted by JorgXMcKie on 03/13 at 04:37 PM • permalink


    1. Dammit, David! Now I have to trash my whole set!!!

      Posted by nofixedabode on 03/13 at 04:52 PM • permalink


    1. Phillip Adams is feeling unfashionable in black! He is very sorry for himself, and all despite the wonderful and warm issues he espouses:
      “The barrows I push (or, to return to the bag lady metaphor, the shopping trolleys) groan beneath the weight of second-hand remnants such as “social justice�? and “human rights�?. Which in this time of right-wing retro, have become terms of derision.”
      It’s not the social justice and human rights which are the reason for the derision, Phil.
      It’s the crap you come out with. Your article on Howard the ducktator was really the end. And I said you had talent!
      Then again, they do say that alzheimers is on the increase.

      Posted by blogstrop on 03/13 at 05:48 PM • permalink


    1. Please. The only time we’ll ever see the words “Maureen Dowd” and “hip” in the same sentence will be with the additional word, “fractured”.

      Posted by JohnO on 03/13 at 06:04 PM • permalink


    1. It’s amazing how little Mo Do resembles Uma Thurman.

      Posted by Bruce Rheinstein on 03/13 at 06:10 PM • permalink


    1. Blogstrop: Ducktator sounds like what they would have called Hitler in New Zealand.

      Posted by kisdm001 on 03/13 at 06:42 PM • permalink


    1. Here’s an emminently suitable black leather suit for MoDo; she’d be a bigger hit than ever with the Greenwich Village gang. (Is it possible also to turn off the air supply?)

      Posted by Habib on 03/13 at 08:56 PM • permalink


    1. Urgh… Sick, David, profoundly, terminally, satanically sick. I think you are probably deeply depraved as well. I like that a lot.

      I am still laughing fit to bust! Just don’t do Philip Adams, please.

      Altho he does have much bigger boobs than Emma Peel….


      Posted by MarkL on 03/13 at 11:04 PM • permalink


    1. From Diana Rigg’s final episode: “No, Mrs. Peel, it’s not because I feel threatened by you. Or ‘testosterone poisoning’, whatever that may be. I’m simply tired of being called ‘Steedy’ all the time. Goodbye.”

      Posted by Paul Zrimsek on 03/13 at 11:27 PM • permalink


    1. In one of the Avengers novelizations, the author wrote, Steed believed that someday, when they were both in their eighties and it was absolutely safe, he would rise up out of his wheelchair and throw himself on Emma Peel…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 03/13 at 11:41 PM • permalink


    1. MODOPE! barking queen of moonbats!

      Steed believed that someday, when they were both in their nighties and it was absolutely safe, he would rise up out of his wheelchair and throw himself on Emma Peel…

      Posted by guinsPen on 03/14 at 09:26 PM • permalink


    1. GuinsPen — Hey, come on, part credit, I was quoting from a 40 year old memory of books I read between Honey West novels (that girl could not keep a sweater on… how come that never made it into the TV series…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 03/15 at 03:14 AM • permalink


  1. Oy. The picture of MoDo in leather, and just the thought of Margo Kingston in same was almost enough to put me off my ceremonial meal of roast beast on May 15…

    Almost, but not quite.

    Posted by Kim du Toit on 03/15 at 06:52 PM • permalink