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Last night: Game of Thrones, the Mavs (hells to the YEAH! NBA CHAMPS!) the Tonys, and Real Housewives. Thank goodness for DVRs.

Did anyone here watch the Tonys? I can't help but love them, even when some of the acceptance speeches are so ridiculously over the top pretentious that I want to bean them in the head with a Dan Brown novel. But surely you heard the Book of Mormon: The Musical won, like, everything? OK, not all 14, but most of them. And they won best musical and Trey Parker thanked his co-writer, Joseph Smith and I lol'd and lol'd. I've had a lovely guy post all sorts of links to the music on my recap of the soundtrack, if you want to read it, listen to it, whatever. Part 1, Part 2.

ANd I have this thing I want to write up about why it's such an amazing musical, esp. after hearing performances from other musicals (Anything Goes? Really? Still?) and how it's post modern and what Glee thought it was, but isn't really, but that's so dorky I can't even go there. yet

I had two camps to get kids to this morning, and another child sick (nothing major, just something that requires a LOT of attention on my part, feh) and I'm feeling tres overwhelmed. I'll put it this way: I've not been able to eat anything yet today. And I need to fix that asap because I have that horrid empty stomach-acid gurgling happening, and a burger and fries would go a long way to fixing it, I think. Mmm, salt. Salt is my friend today. *pets shaker*

And for those that watched Game of Thrones last night and are BLOWN AWAY by the ending like I am (and yes, Smugly Smuggertons that knew the plot of the books, bully for you, but some of us didn't) come share in my Feelings and talk with me. WAAAAH. Also, I worked in a Warren G rap into a high fantasy recap, and followed it with a Lament for Boromir, so I've got that kind of nerd cred working for me. Lol.

winter-is-coming.net has been reccing me as a resource, so that's pretty boss and makes me feel like I matter. Finally, I can put away the torture devices and look in the mirror again! Hurr.


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Jun. 13th, 2011 11:54 pm (UTC)
And they won best musical and Trey Parker thanked his co-writer, Joseph Smith

Thank you for the clarification! I paused while surfing the TV and I was like oooh that's right. The Tonys. I was like is that one of the dudes from South Park? For some reason, I have trouble knowing who is Trey and who is Matt. *blush* Now I know!

Slinking away now....
Jun. 14th, 2011 12:05 am (UTC)
Well, we can't all be obsessed with Matt and Trey like I am, so no worries. :D
Jun. 14th, 2011 01:37 am (UTC)
Game of Thrones Haiku and such..
Geez GoT just about killed me. I cant think of an adequate response maybe something will come out in haiku form

Game of Thrones ending
That was some jacked up shit. NED!
Stupid TV Show

Well, you know what I mean. I think I will have to read the novels now.
Jun. 14th, 2011 03:24 am (UTC)
Re: Game of Thrones Haiku and such..
Was that show last not not OUTSTANDING?

Also, lol! (Remember, if ever stuck in a haiku, end with refrigerator.)

i'm TOTALLY going to be reading the novels - well, book 1 when season 1 is over. I'll see if I can hold out the same way with the other seasons/books. PROBABLY NOT.
Jun. 14th, 2011 03:43 am (UTC)
Re: Game of Thrones Haiku and such..
If I may... I picked up Book 1 in December because the trailers for Season 1 were out. And I wanted to read it before the series came out, but I was definitely not going to read the rest until GRRM finished the series.

That... didn't quite work out, that way.

I would advise against picking up Book 1 at all if you want to hold out. Though your willpower might be stronger than mine about such things (that's not hard).
Jun. 14th, 2011 02:06 am (UTC)
Have you been to see Book of Mormon yet? I would love to see it with you next time I'm in Dallas!
Jun. 14th, 2011 03:05 am (UTC)
If you can manage to bring Broadway musicals to Dallas when you travel, YOU ARE A MIRACLE WORKER! Hee! (Now, meeting in New York would be another thing of awesome.)
Jun. 14th, 2011 03:31 am (UTC)
You mean it won't have opened in Dallas by this summer? I thought you guys got all the cool culture! *g*

I might be travelling to Boston in August. A day-trip to New York could be arranged!
Jun. 14th, 2011 03:39 am (UTC)
Hahahahaha! Well, eventually. It starts the Nat'l tour in 2012.

Oooh, that might be an awesome b-day present for me!!
Jun. 14th, 2011 04:27 am (UTC)
Really? When is your birthday?
Jun. 14th, 2011 04:29 am (UTC)
August 8! *plots and schemes*
Jun. 16th, 2011 12:13 am (UTC)
Not sure yet what dates I'll be in Boston, but I'll let you know as soon as I find out. NYC on your birthday would be AWESOME. \0/
Jun. 14th, 2011 03:05 am (UTC)

*ips wine*

*loves on you*
Jun. 14th, 2011 03:25 am (UTC)
CRY! You are my One True Love, VooDoo. Imma buy you a car made of DREAMS AND RAINBOWS.
Jun. 14th, 2011 03:29 am (UTC)
Well, bibliotech is my OTL (we even have an ICON, witness!) but YOU ARE MY FAVORITEST PERSON I'VE MET SINCE 2008. :D

Srsly, how did we not meet until last year? Thwarted by DESTINY. To give us a bigger payoff later, y/y?

(wow all that html WITH WINE. I win. More than Charlie Sheen.)
Jun. 14th, 2011 03:40 am (UTC)
I'm pretty pleased you get to drink wine now! CLEARLY WE NEED A BOOZE DATE.

<3 <3 <3 (And got your email. LOVE. Love love love it.)
Jun. 14th, 2011 03:48 am (UTC)
YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW HAPPY THE WINE MAKES ME. It's not that I'm a big boozer, but ffs, I'M ITALIAN. Wine is life, yo. YES BOOZE DATE PLZ. With possible taxi service home ;))

Jun. 14th, 2011 03:19 am (UTC)
Oh, speaking as someone who knew the plot of the books, I can assure you that I was not at all Smugly Smuggerton. It took me five tries to watch the entirety of the Temple of Baelor scene. That was hard.
Jun. 14th, 2011 03:26 am (UTC)
*holds you tightly* I tend to draw people that like to mock my pain, lol.

And oh MAN, was that not just jaw dropping?! I must have screamed (breathlessly, with a pillow clutched to my bosom) NO!!! about five times.

Jun. 14th, 2011 03:41 am (UTC)
I have a sudden urge to find a .gif of that "Tyrion slaps Joffrey repeatedly" scene all the way back from Episode 2.

And watch it in infinite loop.


(...I might have shouted at the book, the first read-through.)
Jun. 14th, 2011 04:30 am (UTC)
Ha, I watched it earlier tonight and DELIGHTED IN IT. :D
Jun. 14th, 2011 04:19 am (UTC)
I know I just left a comment over at Hey, Don't Judge Me, but I'm horrible at comments. I've only just finished the latest episode of Game of Thrones, and everything is all still percolating in my brain. I am utterly shocked at the ending of Baelor. I never saw that coming. I thought for sure that a crow would be coming in at the last moment with news of the thing that would make the Queen pause and, thus, put a stop to the goings on.

I'm also starting the book tonight. I can't until after the season is over, even if it is next week. Besides, there's no way I'll be caught up by then.

I have so many other thoughts, but I think my brain is still in shock.

Also, I kinda want an icon of Arya from a couple episodes back, looking innocently at her father when he asked her what she was doing in the dungeons and saying "Chasing cats."
Jun. 14th, 2011 04:31 am (UTC)
I am SO HAPPY that you are watching it, too!! (What did you think of the Renly/his lover scene? Aside from there needing to be more sex? LOL!)
Jun. 14th, 2011 04:40 am (UTC)
There did need to be more sex. Also, I find it extremely unfair that every whore in the realm can be extremely naked, but Renly's lover can't? Everyone knows you don't shave your boyfriend's chest while wearing pants! And it was all very hot until he started practicing his kisses on the back of his hand giving him a lousy blowjob.

I have this burning NEED for bad things to happen to Joffrey.
Jun. 14th, 2011 06:52 am (UTC)
The Tonys were awesome last night. Any show that includes NPH and Hugh Jackman waltzing, Broadway-related raps, enough "offensive" material there are people up in arms (all the pro-LGBT messages, Book of Mormon, Eve Ensler saying vagina 8 times in 60 seconds), and so many Spiderman jokes that people got wasted really, really quickly, certainly has my stamp of approval. Oh, and the batshit crazy winners for actor in a play.

And sometimes you just need some good old traditional musicals to appease the matinee ladies who were less-than-enthusiastic about stuff like BoM and Scottsboro Boys. Plus, it really was a stellar production of Anything Goes. (Sorry, I know you don't need people disagreeing with you on here, but I worked on it! *shutsup*)
Jun. 14th, 2011 03:20 pm (UTC)
The show was AWESOME! I thought the rap at the end was outstanding, as well. And how awkward does Spiderman look? I had to leave the room during their performance. UGH, no me gusta.

And honey pie, if you WORKED on that show, then apologies all around! I'm just... hmm. I've done theater since I was teeny (three) and quit when it just felt like a retread of the same old same old. There seemed to be less chances taken, less fresh ideas coming in, and I just got weary of revivals of some of the more over-done productions. (I will literally stab myself in the face if ever forced to sit through Our Town or Oklahoma again. In the face.)

BUT. The dance number was awesome for Anything Goes, I just have that whole "singing in the sinuses" aversion, and she's a sinus singer. BUT THE DANCING WAS GREAT.

(And I know what you mean about appeasing the old ladies with their traditional musicals - ugh, CHicago. I'm over Chicago, too - because they're the ones that come REGULARLY and pay full price. I get it. But I have FEELINGS. Lol.)
Jun. 14th, 2011 05:48 pm (UTC)
Ahh Lin Manuel Miranda is awesome. He was backstage writing raps throughout the show, if you go to his twitter page (@Lin_Manuel) he posted a video writing it and of NPH learning it.

Oh man, I haven't seen the new version of Spiderman, but jeez the first one was painful. It doesn't help that the guy playing Peter Parker is pretty, and that's about it.

Ahhh yeah, I totally get it. It's funny, because shows like Anything Goes are done to DEATH regionally and in local productions, but it actually hasn't been in New York since 1978. So to us we're all like WHOO COLE PORTER!! pretty costumes!! tap dancing!! Sutton Foster not playing an ingenue!! (although yeaah re: the sinus thing) and everywhere else everyone's so over it. Ah well.

lol and Chicago...it's either the worse show EVER, like it currently is, with Christie Brinkley as Roxie, and them having to dumb down everything for her. Or else it can be amazing, like when the original Roxie from London, Ruthie Henshall came in, and brought a new take on the character, and elevated everyone's performances. But really, 13 years in New York is enough.

And keep on having those feelings, it's what makes things interesting. :D /tl;dr

OH and b/c I'm pimping them out everywhere, you're in Dallas? You should totally see the Hair tour when they go through in September. It's a fantastic production and staging. And lots of slashy boys. *see icon* And pisses off a lot of the matinee ladies, the walkouts mid-show are both amusing and sad. *really done now*
Jun. 14th, 2011 06:20 pm (UTC)
Oh,. thanks for the twitter, GENIUS!

I've only seen bootlegs of performances and the number they had at the Tonys. Ugh, painful.

Oh, ahaha, OK, that makes sense, then. Regional theater can be ABYSMAL. And obv. I'm not a broadway actress (cries for days and days and days over dashed dreams) so I can only go by what I have access to - with the rare occasion that a BW production makes it to tape/broadcast. But then, one of the productions that I am most wanting to see (aside from BoM, which: duh) is The Importance of Being Earnest, which is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITES and it seems like it's managing to be both a lovely revival that's faithful AND a bit of a new take on it (one of the women is a man, right? Did I make that up in my head?)

Holy shit, I heard Brinkley was in CHicago and just about choked. WOW. It smacks of daddy buying her a job, even though she's pushing 60. I imagine that's a trainwreck, my sympathies to the hard working chorus and crew.

New takes on old parts I'm always for. I mean, where's the all black cast of Oklahoma with Nikki M. James as Laurey? I'd see that. :D

Wow, walk outs in HAIR?! After all these years? That means something amazing is happening, so OF COURSE I'll go, thanks for that heads up!
Jun. 14th, 2011 08:27 pm (UTC)
Ahh Lin is awesome. And he posts embarrassing videos of himself when he reaches certain numbers of followers. He's also done some hilarious parodies that are up on youtube, like of High School Musical and the Legally Blonde reality show, just search for "usnavi", that's his account.

Seriously, that was one of the least painful moments of Spiderman. I'm not even touching the whole "I'm leaving the astral plane via the help of human shoes!" bit.

Hey, you know, never say never. I know your circumstances aren't conducive to the New York theatre scene, but stranger things have happened.

Um, you know that Earnest was just filmed and broadcast in HD to cinemas, right? I *think* the screenings are already over, but we're praying for a DVD release. And yup, the great Brian Bedford directed and starred in it as Lady Bracknell, and the production was amazing. It was visually stunning, wonderfully acted, and truly showed how it really is timeless. This girl I know is extremely particular about Earnest, and she raved about it for days. Also a show I vaguely worked on, having interned for the producers while it was running.

Nah, it's more like the producers of Chicago have no soul and will let any so-called celebrity do their show to make a buck. They pretty much invented bad stunt-casting.

I feel like there *was* an all black cast of Oklahoma done regionally somewhere, or at least non-traditional casting. *googles* Ah yes, the lauded DC production had a black Laurey and a Latino Curley. And there's an upcoming all-black production at one of Portland's main regional theatres.

Yeah, there weren't really walkouts in New York, because for the most part, it *isn't* that shocking any more, subject-wise at least (omg they're smoking pot! and everyone's groping each other!) but apparently there were walkouts on the tour in some of the more conservative areas of the country. But in general, this cast is great, and most importantly, they have great chemistry with each other (especially Claude and Berger), because there's nothing more depressing an awkward than a Tribe that obviously is uncomfortable with each other. And the staging is great, the director really managed to minimize all the issues with Hair, mainly fixing the barely-there book, so it makes sense at least, and bringing out all the highlights and emotion of the show.

...I swear I can talk about more than theatre. I swear.
Jun. 14th, 2011 09:13 pm (UTC)
Seeing as I did theater for 20 some odd years and have had NO ONE to talk to about it for 10, you can talk theater to me ANY TIME.
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Jun. 14th, 2011 03:21 pm (UTC)
It is! i'm sitting in a coffee house writing while #2 is at tennis and The Boy is at golf. Em wasn't able to get in to her camp until next week, so she's not missing out on anything, fortunately.


<3 <3 <3
Jun. 14th, 2011 04:21 pm (UTC)
Congrats to Parker/Stone

As a DC based Bron-Bron hater, congrats to the Mavericks. I think Dirk should begin randomly guesting all over your favorite TV shows as a reward.

Game of Thrones is excellent.
Jun. 14th, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC)
I mean, I was watching the Mavs with my dad back when they were an expansion team! Dallas is overcome with joy, as is expected. Dirk is an outstanding guy as well as player. Can't say the same about Kidd, but he is a solid player (he used to be unbelievable, but he still gets the job done.)

GoT is fan-freaking-tastic.
Jun. 14th, 2011 05:09 pm (UTC)
I like how it has the pretty pretty scenery of a fine heroic fantasy, with the dark heart of a pre-Hays Code gangster film.
Jun. 29th, 2011 09:28 pm (UTC)
I am still boggling at the fact that it exists a Book of Mormon musical...
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