Respectful Insolence

One last photo from my afternoon at Venice Beach a couple of weeks ago.

All I want to ask is this:

Is this Alice Cooper’s daughter?


Dark eyeliner like Dad’s?


Huge snake like Dad’s?


It could be.

Or is this her below?



  1. #1 Bob
    April 7, 2006

    The funny thing is that Alice Cooper is now a golf playing suburbanite. I ran into him at an Arizona Diamonback’s game a few years ago and he was wearing a pink Izod golf shirt.

  2. #2 Joe Shelby
    April 7, 2006

    Cool quote from Wikipedia: My daughter comes home and she says, “You know what the problem is, dad? You’re cooler than my friends.”

  3. #3 Vasha
    April 7, 2006

    It always makes me a little nervous to see people carry their pet constrictor draped around their neck. Yes, your snake may be very mellow and naturally relaxed in a crowd, but what if it did get startled, wrapped itself around your throat, and cut off your breathing? Snake owners, please reply and tell me I’m worrying for nothing.

  4. #4 Tara Mobley
    April 7, 2006

    Vasha, you aren’t worried about nothing, but a snake isn’t considered a potential danger until it reaches between 6-8 feet in length. But then, a snake that is startled and upset is more likely to bite than squeeze. So even though there is a risk of accidental strangulation with a snake, it’s really unlikely.

    I used to live with a snake owner and spent time at the local exotic pets shop asking questions.

  5. #5 hollywoodjaded
    April 7, 2006

    At the precise moment I am reading your blog post and looking at the pic of Alice, who should appear on my television but dear Alice (nee Vince) himself. I will admit that the movie running is “Wayne’s World”, ahem. BTW, glad to hear you had a good time in my old stomping grounds! (I know that “gargoyle house”).

  6. #6 clone3g
    April 7, 2006

    The snake in the picture is a Burmese Python and they can be quite gentle. There is very little risk of constriction to the owner/handler because most snakes know enough not to kill what they can’t eat. A snake usually will not strangle it’s own perch be it human or tree.

    Hop in the water with a good sized green anaconda though and you may get a hug.

  7. #7 clone3g
    April 7, 2006

    Sorry, upon closer inspection that appears to be a reticulated python. They can be nasty but still little risk to the owner.

  8. #8 Kristjan Wager
    April 8, 2006

    Well, I guess it is one way of keeping at least some of the men at a distance (honestly though, I would definitely try to get into a talk with her – anyone who carries their snake around like that gotta be at least somewhat interesting).

  9. #9 Orac
    April 8, 2006

    The funny thing is that Alice Cooper is now a golf playing suburbanite. I ran into him at an Arizona Diamonback’s game a few years ago and he was wearing a pink Izod golf shirt.

    Oh, I’m aware of that. He’s been living in Arizona and playing golf for many years. Indeed, during the 1970’s, at the height of his popularity, I seem to recall his being quoted as wanting to play golf with Bing Crosby.

  10. #10 Joseph O'Donnell
    April 8, 2006

    She can see my badgers and mushrooms any time to go with her snake! <3

  11. #11 ArtK
    April 9, 2006

    Orac… I’m sorry that I didn’t know you were going to be visiting the area — I would have invited you to dinner. There’s a great Italian place a couple of blocks from the pier where you (probably) took the pelican pictures. I grew up nearby and still live fairly close.

    That’s not Alice Cooper’s daughter… she’s just one of many cookie-cutter “individuals” we’ve got out here.

    BTW, please stop posting pictures of people wearing shorts and short-sleeves in the middle of winter. You just caused another 20 or so people to decide to move here and it’s crowded enough!

  12. #12 Orac
    April 9, 2006

    It wasn’t the middle of winter when I took these; it was on March 22.

    Thanks for the invite, though. The AACR is in L.A. next year; I should keep it in mind.

  13. #13 Rosey
    April 10, 2006

    Many many years ago, Rosey was kicked out of high school English class for wearing a similar snake drape (brother’s ball python). Promise….no such attire at next years meeting in LA.

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