Gentlemen’s Guide To Love & Murder. . .

Feb 19

Gentlemen’s Guide To Love & Murder. . .

. . . Meets The  Book of Mormon  Is there room for a hit show on Broadway that doesn’t involve jokes about fucking babies as a cure for AIDS? Thank the lord there is! It’s The Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder and I’d swear on the actual Book of Mormon itself that it’s as funny as its English cousin, the great classic...

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My Latest Obsession Is Gary Oldman

Feb 29

My Latest Obsession Is Gary Oldman

And why he didn’t get the Oscar for best actor in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Did I really expect him to win?  Hell no.   The Academy lives in an alternate universe of favoritism, whims, grosses, paybacks, politics—everything but actually seeking out the “best” in any category. Did you know that there are online sites solely devoted to the...

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Existentialism At The Cheapie Nail Salon

Feb 23

Existentialism At The Cheapie Nail Salon

Today I had my nails done and looked into the meaning of life. At the same time! This is the miracle of modern technology, specifically the iPhone, which I discovered is much better than old copies of People when my hands are trapped under the nail dryer, a bit of modern technology I have my doubts about. Does it really matter if you use it rather than just wait 15...

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Return of The Heart-Shaped Meatloaf

Feb 14

Return of The Heart-Shaped Meatloaf

Valentine’s Day is tricky. Take my heart-shaped meatloaf (You should only be so lucky). This year, it turned out rather free form, and the tomatoes and parsley could only disguise it so much. And yet. I needed a photo for the blog, having neglected to write anything else for the big day. Well, the photo session with my beloved didn’t go all that well....

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Don’t Get Mad — Get Nasty

Feb 07

Don’t Get Mad —     Get Nasty

It’s Not Nice To Be So Nice You know how you always hear that the man who went beserk and shot his wife and dog was “such a nice guy.” And that the mail sorter who went postal was “always so helpful” and “never got angry.” Well, they’ll never be able to say that about me. Or you, if you’re smart. Let’s face...

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Don’t Bet On The Oscars

Feb 27

Don’t Bet On The Oscars

Eons ago, when the world was young and I wasn’t so bad myself, I hosted Oscar parties complete with (gasp!) gambling, guzzling, and gaping at the gowns. Nothing like a nice, alliterative party, I always say. Things change. I stopped giving the parties and attended those of others. Still, I was enthusiastic about the Academy Awards: one year, between the...

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