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I'm Brendan Loy, a 26-year-old graduate of USC and Notre Dame now living and working in Knoxville, Tennessee. My wife Becky and I are brand-new parents of a beautiful baby girl, born on New Year's Eve.

I'm a big-time sports fan, a politics, media & law junkie, an astronomy buff, a weather nerd, an Apple aficionado, a Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter fanatic, and an all-around dork. My blog is best-known for its coverage of Hurricane Katrina, but I blog about anything and everything that interests me.

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Babes, Boobs & Sex

The key to a happy marriage? Sex!

By Brendan Loy

Okay, that's a vast oversimplification, but even so, this seems fairly obvious: "There's a strong relationship between rating your marriage as happy and frequency of intercourse." You don't say!

And/but: "We don't know whether people who are happy in their marriage have sex more, or whether people who have sex more become happy in their marriages, or a combination of those two." My money's on Choice #3.

(Hat tip: InstaPundit.)

For your viewing pleasure, Megan Fox

By Brendan Loy

FHM Online has a bunch of new pictures of Megan Fox. Well, "new" is a relative term; the pictures are apparently from an old photoshoot, but many of them are newly published, both online and in the July issue of the U.K. edition of FHM. Here's the cover:

See also some previously published FHM photos here, here and here. All links are probably SFW, but she's scantily clad -- in her underwear, to be specific -- which is why I've refrained from posting any of the pics, except the magazine cover.

(Hat tip: Perez Hilton, via Becky. Yes, that's right, Becky.)

P.S. Much more at Like for example, this, from the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards:

Previous Megan Fox-related posts can be found here, here, here and here.

ASU cheerleading team axed over raunchy photo

By Brendan Loy

[Warning: All of the links below are at least marginally SFW, in that they contain no actual nudity. However, some contain scantily clad women, suggestive material, etc., so depending on your situation and location, you may want to steer clear.]

The Arizona State cheerleading squad survived the uniformed ex-cheerleader in a porn movie scandal, but apparently the specter of six current cheerleaders in their underwear, baring their not-quite-naked bodies on the Internets for all to see, was too much for the university to handle:

[T]he cheerleading squad that performed at Arizona State football and basketball games has been eliminated. Arizona State will instead have "spirit squads" that will be led by the band director.

Why the change? It's not entirely clear, but the Fox TV affiliate in Phoenix suggests that it's because posted photos of Arizona State cheerleaders in their underwear.

More on this story -- including the photo -- after the jump.

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Lesbians sue lesbians in battle over Lesbos

By Brendan Loy

Hot Lesbian (legal) action!

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - A Greek court has been asked to draw the line between the natives of the Aegean Sea island of Lesbos and the world's gay women.

Three islanders from Lesbos—home of the ancient poet Sappho, who praised love between women—have taken a gay rights group to court for using the word lesbian in its name.

One of the plaintiffs said Wednesday that the name of the association, Homosexual and Lesbian Community of Greece, "insults the identity" of the people of Lesbos, who are also known as Lesbians.

"My sister can't say she is a Lesbian," said Dimitris Lambrou. "Our geographical designation has been usurped by certain ladies who have no connection whatsoever with Lesbos," he said.

Tee hee. (Hat tip: Mark Steyn, who says "lawyers in Gay, Michigan will be watching the case with interest." Heh. Just wait until Dildo, Newfoundland and Intercourse, Pennsylvania get in on the action!)

P.S. Maybe Angela Keathley and Renee Thomas can file amicus briefs?

(Hat tip: A&A.)

Megan Fox named world's sexiest woman

By Brendan Loy

FHM has named Megan Fox the sexiest woman in the world. (Hat tip: Jen Featherston.)

In other news, I'm stopping at Borders after work and buying the new issue of FHM. :)

iPhone = iPorn

By Brendan Loy

But of course. (Hat tip: Insty.)

Hillary & Huma?

By Brendan Loy

The Hillary-Clinton-lesbian-affair-with-Huma-Abedin story, which has been spreading via blogospheric whispers for months, has finally broken on Drudge after making it into print, sort of, in the Times of London.

This comes after the L.A. Times supposedly decided to sit on the story, though some deny that. Regardless, somebody alert Mickey Kaus and Luke Ford: the "Dark Unseen Scandal Star" is coming into view at last!

One thing's for sure: if it's true, then judging purely on physical appearance, Hillary has way better taste in women than Bill. More on the lovely Ms. Abedin here.

P.S. One other thing that's for sure: even if these rumors are true, Bill can't say that Hillary is cheating on him, because according to his definition of sex, it's physically impossible for her to have sex with a woman!

UPDATE: Is the person stoking these rumors about Hillary Clinton... Hillary Clinton?

More on the Hil-&-Huma allegations here.

Study: abstinence-only education doesn't work

By Brendan Loy

I am shocked, shocked: "You mean, simply telling teenagers not to have sex doesn’t work? And quality, comprehensive education does? And the Bush administration insists on supporting the prior while rejecting the latter? You don’t say."

USF vs. Rutgers, Sox vs. Indians

By Brendan Loy

South Florida and Rutgers are about to kick off another huge Thursday-night ESPN game. GameCast here.

As I said before, I expect Rutgers to pull the upset. And as a Trojan fan, I suppose I should root for the Scarlet Knights, since USC needs unbeaten teams to lose. But I just can't bring myself to root against the Bulls, not yet, not when I suspect USC will end up losing at least one more game, and South Florida -- as the resident underdog/Cinderella story -- would be my second choice among the current BCS Top 20, excluding USC. So, screw it. GO BULLS!!

Meanwhile, the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians will shortly begin Game 5 of the ALCS. Can Josh Beckett get the series back to Boston, or will C.C. Sabathia outduel him this time? GO SAWX!!!

I daresay I'll be doing a fair amount of channel-flipping over the next few hours. :)

UPDATE: Dude! That punter can throw!

UPDATE 2: Okay, so I'm having trouble really jumping on the USF bandwagon here. I was on the Rutgers bandwagon last year, and darn it, I like them. I dunno. I'm not sure who I'm rooting for. I'm just enjoying watching the game. It's 20-17 Knights in the 3rd.

Meanwhile, the Red Sox lead the Indians 2-1 in the 5th. Go Sox!

UPDATE 3: Down goes Frazier South Florida! Rutgers wins an entertaining game, 30-27. The Bulls' BCS title dreams are dead.

Sorry, Jenn:

Aaaand I'm back to rooting for Rutgers to win the Big East. R-U! RAH RAH!

I feel ashamed for ever rooting against them. It was just my general love for Cinderella stories, and my desire to see BCS chaos, that caused me to flirt with USF -- but I never stopped loving you, State University of New Jersey! :)

Meanwhile, the Red Sox lead 7-1 in the 8th.

P.S. Er, when I say "rooting for Rutgers to win the Big East," that assumes UConn won't be a contender. Of course I would root for the Huskies above everyone else in that conference. But, notwithstanding their current 5-1 record, I'm assuming they will not be a serious threat to win the Big East.

P.P.S. If Ohio State loses to Michigan State on Saturday, would it be the first time in college-football history that both the #1 and #2 teams in the AP poll have lost for two consecutive weeks? Make it happen, Spartans!!

FINAL UPDATE: SOX WIN! Eight innings and a win for Beckett, one inning and a save for Papelbon. Nice. Back to Fenway, baby! See you Saturday night!!

TN cop charged in porn star scandal

By Brendan Loy

The Tennessee state trooper who got a roadside blowjob from a porn star he'd pulled over, allegedly in exchange for turning a blind eye to her drug possession, has been indicted by a grand jury. A previous incident of similar behavior (albeit not involving someone in the, ahem, adult entertainment industry) came to light in the wake of the Justis Richert/Barbie Cummings incident, and he is charged in connection with both.

UPDATE: Apparently Richert/Cummings is now a former porn star. The News-Sentinel reports, "She says she’s quit the porn industry, settled down with a boyfriend and has become pregnant." (Hat tip: Cup of Joe Powell.)

Weather + hot babes = blog gold

By Brendan Loy

This post I'm about to link to was published more than three years ago, but I just stumbled on it. I can't believe I haven't seen it, or mentioned it on the blog, before. It's a in-depth analysis of The Weather Channel's hot female meteorologists. (SFW.) LOL!

The weatherbabe pictured at right, BTW, is Stephanie Abrams. She has a whole fan club, and lots of admirers on the Internets. She's even been dubbed the "Hurricane Hottie" due to her frequent live reports from landfall zones, seemingly always wearing outfits like the one photographed. Heh.

Jenn Sterger, USF fan

By Brendan Loy

The South Florida bandwagon just got a little bit hotter. (Reasonably SFW. Cleavage.) More here.

UPDATE: According to several comments on the Wizard of Odds, Sterger is no bandwagoner; apparently she has longstanding ties to USF, and has attended many games there. Seems she's got dual loyalties to Florida State and South Florida. Well, I, of all people, can hardly fault someone for having dual loyalties -- especially this week!

Corroboration here and here.

UPDATE 2: This whole story is made-up nonsense! The photo of Sterger in a Bulls hat, supposedly proving she's jumped on the USF bandwagon now that they're #2 in the country, is from 2006!

Oops, she made a fool of herself again

By Brendan Loy

Britney Spears is embarrassed. Meanwhile, TMZ is issuing an R.I.P. for her career. More here.

Meanwhile, the AP looks at the catty commentary about Britney's figure and asks:

Did Spears, lest we forget a mother of two, deserve to be held up against the standard of her once fantastically toned abs, sculpted by sessions of 1,000 tummy crunches? Or was she asking for it by choosing that unforgiving black-sequined bikini?

More profoundly, in an age where skinny models and skeletal actresses are under scrutiny for the message they're sending young girls, what does it say that we're excoriating a young woman for a little thickness in her middle?

I'll admit, some of the commentary on her appearance did make me squirm. That she would be called "fat," or "lard," or "like a house" -- I don't know if I'd call it "unfair," I'd just say its inaccurate. Utterly factually inaccurate. She's not "fat." Good grief! ... That said, whether she can pull off that particular outfit is an entirely different question, to which I daresay the correct answer would be a resounding "no."

The more pertinent issue, IMHO, is that she sucked. Sucked monkey balls, in fact (as the Loy family's resident Britneyologist, Becky, would say).

Britney's back

By Brendan Loy

...and skankier than ever. (Not to mention, lip-sync-ier than ever.)

If you're watching the VMAs on MTV, you know what I'm talking about. If not, I'm sure it'll be on YouTube in like 5 seconds.

UPDATE: Here we go. Umm, NSFW? [UPDATE 2: The video has been yanked offline, presumably for copyright reasons. TMZ has a shorter clip; dunno how long it'll last.]

Here's a photo and some commentary.

Best Heisman campaign ever

By Brendan Loy

Booties for Booty! Heh. (WARNING: Some pics NSFW!)

(Hat tip: EDSBS.)

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