Political Animal


April 28, 2013 9:20 PM Your moment of Zen: Diane Keaton talks tantric sex with Ellen Degeneres

By Kathleen Geier

Folks, sorry I didn’t get to post about Rogoff and Reinhart this weekend, but that will have to wait until next time. I need to wrap this up — it’s almost time for Mad Men!

But before I go, I wanted to put up one last post. Let’s face it: the last two weeks have been horrific. There was the Boston Marathon bombing, the workplace disasters in West Texas and Bangladesh, the ricin scare, the failure the gun control bill, the death of George Jones, and then, to top it off, today’s ghastly story about the deaths of 228 people in a gun battle between security forces and Islamist insurgents in Nigeria. All in all, pretty much a nightmare, right?

We could use a laugh, which is why I am posting this delightful recent clip of Diane Keaton on the Ellen Degeneres show. The ever-fabulous and perhaps tipsy Keaton, of whom I am a mad fan, talks to Ellen about her latest movie, which involves tantric sex. She finds she can’t stop laughing, and her silliness and joy is infectious. Enjoy, and may we all have a much better week!

Kathleen Geier is a writer and public policy researcher who lives in Chicago. She blogs at Inequality Matters. Find her on Twitter: @Kathy_Gee


  • Bob h on April 29, 2013 7:05 AM:

    Keaton is a very talented photographer, as well.

  • K in VA on April 29, 2013 8:34 AM:

    It is worth repeating what many, many people do not know. Diane Keaton was in the original cast of "Hair," and she was the only person who did not disrobe in the famous naked scene.

  • MuddyLee on April 29, 2013 9:26 AM:

    Thanks, Kathleen. You can't be serious all the time - but you left out one big news event: Palin felt compelled to issue a statement about the WHCD and used the term "ass-clowns" (and she wasn't talking about her own family).

  • TomParmenter on April 29, 2013 12:23 PM:

    Serious interesting funny well-informed blog posts are a rarity on the weekend, with one glaring exception. Thanks, Kathleen and the other weekend warriors that make Political Animal the only big-time blog that's seriously open seven days.