Saturday, November 27, 2021

The greatest of them all is gone, and other tales of woe...

Stephen Sondheim, master of musical theater and American icon, dead at 91...  

If only we could all live such a prolific, creative life.

 Sondheim was the theater’s most revered and influential composer-lyricist of the last half of the 20th century, if not its most popular.
His work melded words and music in a way that enhanced them both. From his earliest successes in the late 1950s, when he wrote the lyrics for “West Side Story” and “Gypsy,” through the 1990s, when he wrote the music and lyrics for two audacious musicals, “Assassins,” giving voice to the men and women who killed or tried to kill American presidents, and “Passion,” an operatic probe into the nature of true love, he was a relentlessly innovative theatrical force.
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Today's word of the day is:
As in: 'If Trump does it he's being xenophobic, 
but if I do it, I do it out of 'an abundance 
of caution' (Is that true Mr. Biden?)
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I could say I've never done this, but it would be more 
appropriate to say 'I've never been caught doing this'...
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 If Thanksgiving is over, you know 
that Christmas isn't too far off, guys.
Women especially love gifts of jewelry like this... 

Click on the picture for information on this item.
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In the history of the theater, only a handful could call Mr. Sondheim peer. The list of major theater composers who wrote words to accompany their own scores (and vice versa) is a short one — it includes Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Frank Loesser, Jerry Herman and Noël Coward.
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You may think you're cool, and you may
 actually be somewhat cool, but you'll
 never be 'Lawrence Welk rockin' a fur
 vest wearing love beads' cool.
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The Biden administration is trying to reign in gas prices by releasing oil from the US strategic reserve — but a different sticky supply situation north of the border has spurred Canadians to tap their emergency stockpile of maple syrup amid a major shortage of the sweet stuff.
The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers is a government-sponsored cartel that controls some 70 percent of the world’s maple syrup supply and is sometimes compared to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ grip on oil.
The consortium of more than 11,000 Canadian maple syrup producers said this week that a warmer- and shorter-than-expected spring led to a 24 percent year-over-drop in production of the pancake topping.
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Is there any guy out there my age that
 wasn't in love with Cybil Shepard 
at one point or another in the 70's?
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The jewelry my wife makes would be a perfect gift. 
Click on the banner or the photo to see all she has to offer.
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Is your cat a psychopath? Study suggests tormenting its prey, meowing loudly and going into 'overdrive' could all be signs your pet has 'personality issues'. No worries here - there's no doubt about the fact that our cat is totally batshit fuckin' loonietunes.
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In case you missed the Cowboys-Raiders game yesterday,
here's the highlights in 10 seconds: 

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One of the few things I do miss about not being up north 
is this - Central Park at this time of year.
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 Christmas isn't too far off guys.
Women like nice jewelry.
Women especially love gifts of jewelry like this... 

Click on the picture for information on this item. 
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2 comments:

  1. Joe B. is reprising Nancy P's "C'mon down to Chinatown!" so the Omicron variant can get a foothold here.

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