Thursday, January 03, 2013

Random Musings

Well, since New Year's Day is the big football day, and since Carlos and I are such fans, we plopped ourselves in front of the TV and watched every single......
Yeah, we went to see Les Miserables, starring Hugh Jackman and his Huge Ackman.
I'm still trying to digest it.
Don't get me wrong, i loved it; Anne Hathaway's I Dreamed A Dream was heart-wrenching. But it's not your father's musical. No big show-stopping numbers; the singing was so intimate and yet the story was so big, you were really drawn into the film. Sometimes with musicals, the singing tends to stop the show, but not in this case. It really moved the story along,
Plus, well, as shallow as I am, Eddie Redmayne--on the right, up there--as Marius was delicious to watch. Of course, then we had to watch My Week With Marilyn because Eddie was in that, too, although the revelation was Michele Williams, so perfect as Marilyn.
So, perhaps John Boehner, who last cried when he becamse Speaker of the House, might shed a few more tears. It seems even his own party is fed up with Boehner and many want him removed as Speaker.
Cue the waterworks.
Throw a little, well,l not so little, Chris Christie ire into the mix--he's annoyed that Boehner and the GOP have failed to act on allocating funds for Hurricane Sandy Relief-- and Boehner really might have a reason to cry this time.
New Years Eve, because I loves me some Broadway, we watched Live From Lincoln Center on PBS. The show, One Singular Sensation, was a tribute to Marvin Hamlisch, and was planned well before his sudden passing last year, but went on anyway as a tribute to his music.
I appreciate Hamlisch's talent, but I watched because it featured Audra McDonald, one of the Great Voices I have ever heard. I'd listen to her sing the Phone Book, seriously.
Plus, well, as shallow as I am, it also featured delicious Latino-American, and openly bisexual, hunk, Raul Ezparza.
Out there to Michigan way,  Governor Rick Snyder, a Republican, of course, signed a bill that creates new regulations for abortion clinics and doctors. This bill requires doctors to screen patients to make sure they haven't been "coerced' into having an abortion, because, you know, women are like that; they can be easily manipulated and make the choice for abortion as easily as they decide what shoes to wear.
"To be screened for coercion is a reasonable thing," Snyder said. "It is really a question of women's health and safety."
Actually, it's a chance to make a woman feel like she doesn't have a choice in her own decisions regarding her body.
Hilary Clinton, who, if you believe FoxNews and the Wingnut Faction of the GOP, faked a stomach virus and a fainting spell, and a blood cot in her head just to avoid testifying about Benghazi, was released from the hospital and headed home.
Get well, Madame Secretary. You'll need to be in fighting form when you win the White House in 2016.


Mind Of Mine said...

I absolutely loved my Week With Marilyn, I though Michelle Williams was actually outstanding and played her in such a subtle understated way.

Cubby said...

I have totally fallen in love with Eddie Redmayne. He needs to come to America and marry me right away.

S'A said...

I wish someone had told me to take some kleenex with me to see Les Miserables--I've never seen it on stage, nor read the book, so I wasn't prepared. I'm glad my daughter talking me into going with her!

Princess said...

Le Mis... New nothing about the story ath all... Anne Hathaway's rendition of "That Song" and performance was absolutely gut wrentching... I smell Oscar's all around!

anne marie in philly said...

you two are so butch! :)

so WHY in hell was "boner" re-elected as speaker of the house? asshats!

the VA asshat rethuglican gov just signed strict abortion measures yesterday for his state. last time I checked, abortion is a LEGAL medical procedure.

and the beat goes on...

the dogs' mother said...

The job of Sec'y of State must have a huge impact on your health with all the traveling and the serious work that it is. Hope Kerry is able to keep healthy.

Joy said...

Orange Boner was re-elected as Speaker because no one else wants it.

Best wishes for improved health to Hillary!