Category Archives: dance
If just for this unreal opening number.
NPH is a total God and Broadway is his playground.
The lyrics, his laugh, the fans going wild, the sheer enormity of it….
ALAS, the cruel, cruel psychos at NBC took it down from every site (via, no doubt, strongly worded letters)–if someone you know recorded it, for the love of God, go watch the opening number!!!
Nutters like the creators of this video who spread cheer on a disturbed planet deserve, in my opinion, the Congressional Medal of Honor. Which is actually called just the Medal of Honor, despite what the angel says about Harry in It’s a Wonderful Life.
If an intergalactic oppressor invaded and forbade earthly pleasures, we’d reply in 900 languages: “Good luck keeping us from dancing, pally.”
Play it here: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120710.html
Solid gold. Apparently a take-off on the 12 Days of Christmas number by the Rockettes.
If you want to watch it smaller or larger, go here.
While many celebrate one man’s questionable achievements, including the accidental discovery of land leading, arguably, to genocide, on Columbus Day (one of the more shocking Sopranos episodes, btw), some turned instead this weekend to the 9th Annual Russian and Slavic Cultural Festival in Howell, NJ.
If you haven’t heard a balalaika contrabass–or eaten those savory dumplings I won’t attempt to spell–you haven’t lived. I love how every culture seems to have its dumpling. Meat wrapped in dough… a tidy, giftwrapped present of meat. Fabulous!
Note 1: Amid much conflicting Internet info, it seems Columbus day wasn’t made a federal holiday until 1937, under FDR.
Note 2: Don’t get me wrong. Some of my best friends are Italians. A vivacious and lusty people. You always know where you stand with an Italian. Happy Columbus Day.