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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

From Mascara to Rouge

One of the sad realities of the Internet is that there is very little of it dedicated to Tammy Faye Bakker (now Messner).

Do you remember that brilliantly trashy harridan of a woman from the 80s? She of the scandalous televangelist husband, oversized hair and applied-with-a-broom mascara.

Her story is firmly anchored alongside shoulder pads in the pop cultural vestiges of that decade. But what about now?

Well, this doesn't sound too good.

Poor Tammy! When she was well, she looked like this:

Although she probably also looks like that when she's not. Which really just goes to show the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Makes you wonder what she must have looked like in her 20s.


  • At 8:45 PM, October 25, 2006, Blogger Baby Doc said…

    I just wish I understood half the references.....

    Yup. Three weeks to go and I'm a real live Baby Doc (assuming I pass those pesky exams).

  • At 9:05 AM, October 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said… that horrendous creature Kate Tarago????!!!

  • At 9:45 AM, October 27, 2006, Blogger Scott said…

    It is indeed!

    Her pop cultural stocks have soared with that photo.

    Now she just needs to do something scandalous, like bitch-slap Paulini over a ham and mayo baguette.

  • At 10:12 AM, October 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Oh and she's sporting a diamonte neck very Gretel Kileen of her.

    Yes scandal can only be a good thing for our Kate. Look at what it's done for Debbie Byrnes. So firstly she needs to get herself a rampant Whitney Houston-style crack addiction. Then she needs to have an affair with Paulinis domestic violence prone boyfriend.

  • At 10:27 AM, October 27, 2006, Blogger Scott said…

    When you say "Paulini's domestic violence prone boyfriend", do you mean King Kong? Because if you do, you're wrong - Kong is her brother, I learnt recently.

  • At 11:02 AM, October 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Apparently his name is Wes...that name is a real winner.
    But perhaps she could set her brother up with Kate Tarago? And then Kate could do a Fairlie Arrow....what ever happened to her I wonder? Wouldn't that be wonderfully trashy?!

  • At 11:41 AM, October 27, 2006, Blogger Scott said…

    Fairlie Arrow! I forgot she existed. That's brilliant.

    I also thought about politician Ros Kelly and her whiteboard issues the other day.

  • At 1:38 PM, October 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I had forgotten about Tammy, and I thank you for reminding me of the woman who is widely described as having a shape like a swine, looks like a drag queen and prone to hysterical outbursts and religious rantings all while wearing shoulder pads as large as a 747. Bless.

    Oh and Whiteboard Ros - I love it! I wonder where she is now? Probably manning the drive through booth at McDonalds in Albury flinging around Big Macs and screeching about unfair dismissal.

    Life can be so unkind.

  • At 10:54 AM, October 31, 2006, Blogger said…

    Paulini claims boyfriend gave her black eye. I though her mother gave her two of them?

    Tammy is awesome. I did a project on Tammy in year 7. My teacher actually sent a letter home telling my mother she was worried. How no one suspected I was gay still amazes me to this day.


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