It's a bit hard for me to believe that all my video demo clips on Spankingtube have just surpassed 2,000,000 views. I was having trouble uploading new ones until I switched internet providers. I could upload to other stores and sites but not to Spankingtube. But now that problem is fixed. I get a lot of wonderful comments from my ST followers as well as those on Fetlife who stop by to comment on pictures and videos I've posted there.
This has been a good year for the videos. It seems the longer we've been able to hang in there the more naughty women contact me to get their bottoms spanked. My goal for 2014 is to upload a video a week. I'm not sure that's possible right now but you got to have goals!
So to remember a few people who passed away in 2013. I suppose I do this at the end of the year for a few reasons. One is that it reminds me we are here for such a short time and then all we leave are the memories of those who cared about us or in sum cases loved and admired our work as an artist, scientist, person, etc. At times I'm shocked when I hear of someones passing and then every year I'm shocked that I still haven't heard of others passing away when I know they are in their late 90's and still going strong. I'm not posting Nelson Mandela for example because EVERYONE should know who he was and his death wasn't a flash snippet on the news.
Annette FunicelloAnnette Funicello won America’s heart as a 12-year-old in Mickey Mouse ears, captivated adolescent baby boomers in slightly spicy beach movies, and later championed people with multiple sclerosis, a disease she had for more than 25 years. She died on April 8 in Bakersfield, Calif., at 70. Below, second from the left.
Bonnie Franklin's portrayal of a pert but determined Ann Romano on the television show “One Day at a Time” in the 1970s and ’80s spun laughter out of the tribulations of a divorced woman juggling parenting, career, love life and feminist convictions. Ms. Franklin died at 69 on March 1 at her home in Los Angeles.
A smoky-voiced actress, Eileen Brennan had worked in show business for more than 20 years before gaining her widest attention as a gleefully tough Army captain in both the film and television versions of “Private Benjamin.” She died on July 28 at her home in Burbank, Calif., at 80.
George Jones was the definitive country singer of the last half-century, and his songs about heartbreak and hard drinking echoed his own turbulent life. He was 81 when he died on April 26 in Nashville.
Laughlin drew a huge following for his four movies of the 1960s and '70s showcasing Billy Jack, a troubled Vietnam veteran who quietly promotes a message of peace when he's not throwing bad guys through plate-glass windows. He was 82. Billy Jack, the movie, was the first movie I saw repeatedly at the movies. At the time I thought it was fantastic. Years later I caught the movie on late night and watched it. I couldn't believe how bad it was but that's the difference age makes too.
The actress Jean Stapleton's portrayal of a slow-witted, big-hearted and submissive — up to a point — housewife on the groundbreaking series “All in the Family” made her, along with Mary Tyler Moore and Bea Arthur, not only one of the foremost women in television comedy in the 1970s but also a symbol of emergent feminism in American popular culture. She died at 90 on May 31 at her home in New York City.
Joan Fontaine rose to Hollywood stardom as a haunted second wife in the Alfred Hitchcock film “Rebecca” in 1940 and won an Academy Award for her portrayal of a terrified newlywed in Hitchcock’s “Suspicion.” She was 96 when she died on Dec. 15 at her home in Carmel, Calif. By the way, her sister is still alive and her name is Olivia de Havilland and she's 97.
A busy and widely recognizable character actor, Michael Ansara, was best known for portraying American Indians and later a Klingon in three different “Star Trek” series. He died on July 31 at his home in Calabasas, Calif., at 91.
There are more and I would invite you to do a google search of "deaths in 2013" to view the rest if you're interested.
On a different note I've been kicking around the idea of writing a book about my life of spanking. If you have a comment about that please weigh in and tell me what you think.
Happy New Year Everyone!