Monday, July 30, 2007

Meme of the Food Shows

Tonight's Hell's Kitchen challenge: reinventing classic "American" dishes!!
That episode of Tof Chef where Micah was so insulting to Americans and their fondness for ketchup and yet her meatloaf was un-eatable: reinventing classic "American" dishes!!

Bonnie's assignment: reinvent franks and beans:
Lia's assignment: reinvent franks and beans (poorly, might I add. I would suggest: Tofurkey's beer brats or kielbasa -- mmm, "logs of chewy soy protein!" instead. or even smartpups! tofu dogs, i tell you!)
(I mean, dude, she just bought sausage and then she undercooked some lentils! Boring, Lia, boring!!

And, oh, see: poor Bonnie has never eaten franks-and-beans because she is a WASP.

Anyway. I must go eat my dinner (yes, I watch all my TV timeshifted) -- sauteed seitan over organic greens! reinvent THAT, suckas -- but apparently it is the season of the reinvention of classic "American" dishes!!


I thus proclaim. Look for these reinvention-themed restaurants to crop up everywhere! WE ARE A NATION AT WAR and we are STARVING FOR COMFORT FOOD.

Catch the meme today.

But we're also not about to eat transfats. So, meme-spreaders, I ask of you only this: for the love of all things tasty and delicious, reinvent classic "American" dishes and serve 'em to the sheeple. For we are weary, depressed and in need of starch.

This Man IS An Island

This might be my alltime fave-rave New Yorker cartoon (thanks for the inspiration, Gawky!)

In fact, when I used to do performance-art-y funny stuff, I often liked to single out a dude in the audience and proclaim: "This man, ladies and gentlemen, this man IS an island."

You know. Because no man is an island. And a rock feels no pain. And an island never cries.

But this man -- THIS MAN, friends -- literally is ... an island.

The mind reels.

Friday, July 27, 2007

So You Think You Can Wait on the World to Change

I'm sorry for my blog delinquence - I am all sorts of busy and spent right now, but please do dig some thoughts about So You Think You Can Dance and the Wade Robson / John Mayer performative debacle over on my Oomph blog!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

LOLcat "River of Gods"

Confidential to fans of Ian Mcdonald's "River of Gods"

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Michel Lauziere -- Master of Awesome

... this is by far one of the most whimsically amazing things I have ever seen on the teevee:

If I Were Ever To Have Children ...

... they would turn out JUST LIKE THIS:

(Kickawesome children-lipsyncing-Crazy-Frog video via my friend Steve's myspace page. Thanks, Steve!)

Monday, July 16, 2007

Rodeo from "Rock of Love" = Nicole Sullivan from "Mad TV"

Just wondering.

Rodeo from "Rock of Love"

Nicole Sullivan, of some tv stuff but you probably recognize her from "Mad TV"

Separated somewhere, if not at birth?

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Fun With Edit

Ah! Akon's "Don't Matter" and R. Kelly's "Ignition" -- separated at birth? With a smidgen of the PussyCat Doll's "Stickwitu?" Eh eh?

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Not Getting Married Today

I meant to post this ages ago but apparently I am too busy to blog on my very own blog, alas. I saw the current production of "Company" the day it closed -- and they were filming it for a "Great Performances" on PBS and a DVD, no less! Perhaps you will hear me sneeze in the final production, as I sneezed several times during the show. I really enjoyed the show -- "Company" isn't my faverave of musicals, but the abstract staging was perfectly suited to the show (and worked much better than it did in the director's production of "Sweeney Todd," which, while awesome, wasn't *quite* as appropriate for the abstraction technique as "Company," which is already abstracted.)

And, of course, no one will ever own "Ladies who Lunch" the way Elaine Strich owns it, but the cast was really super awesome. Including Angel Desai, as Marta, who played the original "Spiritual Advisor" in my "There's no place like Celebreality" campaign featuring the singing-dancing cast of celebrity entourage members in a theme park environment.

But what I want to share is Madeline Kahn's genius take on "Not Getting Married" from a performance at Carnegie Hall. Gawrsh, I love that woman. What a frakking comedic genius and such talent. WE MISS YOU, MADELINE!

Also, I was super awesomely lucky enough to see Patti Lupone as Mama Rose in "Gypsy" last night and it was AMAZING and you should get tickets NOW because it's only around for three weeks.