Sunday, February 19, 2006

Scare of the week!

As I was out on my lunch break downtown on Friday, I walked past the local Broadway Series office and received quite a scare. A Broadway poster in the window read:

Cathy Rigby IS Peter Pan!

The first thing that came to my mind was......Isn't she a bit old for this? Honestly.....enough already. Here is a example of one of our Olympic finest not being able to say "When". I came back to my desk and just had to "Google" her so I could reinforce the fact that she is a bit old for the part.

Cathy Rigby is 51 and she is still playing Peter Pan! She started playing this role in 1974! Good grief people......surely we have another star who could take this role and allow this woman to retire! Let her prep for the Summer Olympics for crying out loud. The thought of her flying around in the air at 51 and wearing all that pancake makeup to look youthful is a bit frightening.

Time to move along Cathy. It's been fun and a good run. You saved us from Mary Martin's aging performance and now it is time for someone to save you!

Fly Cathy Fly!

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Winter Olympics

I must say I have been a bit disappointed with our representatives to the Winter Games this year. Not crushed....just disappointed. I'm certainly not losing sleep over the fact that Bode isn't all what he was reported to be....although he is some of what was reported. Michelle Kwan's struggle to get that coveted spot on the figure skating team only to withdrawl was a bit unexpected but I wasn't truly shocked. I can tell you what did surprise me was the 50something woman known as "Grandma" in the Luge event. Sliding down the track in honor of all older women everywhere! Could you hear the trumpets and the cymbals crashing as you read that statement?

Where are the truly magnanimous athletes of old? Scotty Hamilton, Picabo Street, Katerina Witt? Ahhhh yes.....Katerina.

Anyway.........where are the athletes to rally behind? Are we seeing sooo much of the Olympic Games that they are now common place and worn out? Can you hum the Olympic theme backwards while drinking a glass of water standing on your head? Maybe we should only see them every four years period and not scattered every two years between Winter and Summer.

I mean really......if we are now watching 50 year old people participating in the Olympics.....doesn't it make you wonder about the variety of conditioned, talented athletes that are out there?

Before anyone gets carried away.....thinking they too can participate in the Olympics....let me clarify. Skiing down the Italian Alps really is more scary in person.......the Luge is not glorified sled riding and Curling is certainly not shuffleboard on ice for beer bellied men over the age of 50. there's an image.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Headline of the Week

Bush urges end to cartoon violence

This is funny on so many levels...................

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

No where to run or hide

President Bush took his lumps today at the Coretta Scott King's funeral. Several black pastors and even Jimmy Carter himself took a swipe or two at good ol' Dubya.

"She extended Martin's message against poverty, racism and war. She deplored the terror inflicted by our smart bombs on missions way afar. We know now that there were no weapons of mass destruction over there," said Rev. Joseph Lowery.

Of course.....the crowd cheered but the cameras didn't dare pan left or right where other U.S. notables were sitting. Hillary probably had a hard time containing a chuckle.


Speaking of no where to run or of the "enterainment" shows on television this evening reported (and showed rehersal footage) that Barry Manilow will be performing a "medley" of songs for the Grammy's tomorrow night. The poor guy looks like he is about dead!
He did some kind of foot stepping that resembled a 90 year old man at a Sweetheart Dance in a nursing home! I know.....I am being harsh. Maybe he has something BIG planned for tomorrow night. Come on least a sequenced jacket!

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Human-Animal Hybrids?


I would be remiss if I didn't comment on this item that was a part of GW's State of the Union last night. Now, I am against cloning of animals and humans. Let's just put that out on the table right now. However, the whole Human-Animal Hybrid thing caught my attention and I just have to ask a question.

Does anyone else think that in the next 30 to 40 years their next door neighbor will have a child with an elephant's snout and an appetite for peanuts?? Or maybe instead of having a butt as big as a horse.....they actually have a horses butt? I mean......we all have someone at our workplace who is just a total jackass. Is this now going to be literal??

I dunno........methinks GW has gone a little left of center on this one.