My blog, Facebook and Twitter feeds of late have been filled with praise for The Bridges of Madison County, which ended its too-short Broadway run this past Sunday.
I was fortunate enough to see the show twice, including its final performance. But for those of you who were not able to attend — and perhaps have smiled indulgently at my near-obsessive behavior — I wanted to give you a taste of the quality performance I enjoyed.
Here’s Steven Pasquale performing “It All Fades Away” for the studio recording. (The note at 3:20 literally fills your head during the live performance.)
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In December, I registered a complaint here and on Twitter about AMC Theatre’s brand new policy trailer.
Featuring their ‘dot people,’ the short film has a bear eating cellphone dogs, and motorcyclists running over cattle. It is weird and nonsensical (and obviously rather abusive to animals for no apparent reason).
A member of the AMC marketing department responded to my concerns on Twitter, which I appreciated. And today I am happy to report –
The policy trailer has been CHANGED!
The dot people are still the focus, but this time, two red balloons float from scene to scene, connecting the action. It’s really very nice. And no dot animals were harmed in the animation.
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When I was home for Christmas last December, my three nephews were joking about the perils of having their mom and aunts on Facebook and Twitter.
They just never know when we may chime in on something they post.
Today I drove that point home.
I was stuck on the computer all day, working on a project with a tight deadline. When I needed a break, I would check Twitter; my nephew Nathaniel had just posted something every time.
So did I.
Each time I commented on his tweet or posted a tweet in reply, I added the hashtag #AuntsonTwitter. We chatted back and forth for quite a while, having a great time…or so I thought. Then he posted his own hashtag –
Whatever do you think it means??!?!
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I do not know Toneh Perry.
But when he offered his thoughts in a hashtag game on Twitter yesterday, I thought he and his entry deserved a larger audience.
The hashtag — #confessyourunpopularopinion
It is not
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If you watched Conan last night — or this morning on DVR like me — you saw his interview with astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield, who recently retired after his return from a six-month stint on the International Space Station.
While he was there, he conducted experiments on the impact of low gravity on human biology.
But that didn’t score him a guest shot on Conan.
No, Hadfield used Twitter and Facebook to chronicle life on the space station in video and pictures. In fact, his cover of David Bowie has received over 18 million hits on Youtube.
Let’s add a few more.
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The word of the moment is…
I’ve heard it used over and over this week.
On last night’s episode of Scandal — in what was arguably the line of the night — James said, “You’re a shameless monster!” to Cyrus….to which he replied, “Who loves you dearly!”
Well, that makes it all better.
And I just read this morning that Bob’s Burgers own Kristin Schaal, who provides the voice for bunny-eared Louise, sold a sitcom to ABC called — what else — American Monster.
Plus, there’s a #monster hashtag on Twitter floating around that links to all kinds of scary posts and pics.
So…be hip. Be happening.
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I follow a lot of entertainment magazines on Twitter…probably too many. And if I’m willing to admit that, they should meet me half way and admit they use the following headline way, way, way too much:
“____________ is barely recognizable [in new hair cut] [in hat] [after losing weight]
Either that, or their reporters, writers and editors are BLIND AS BATS.
Exhibit A: US Weekly found Pam Anderson ‘barely recognizable’ after she cut her trademark long locks into a short pixie.
Even with her shades on, I think it looks exactly like Pam Anderson…just with shorter hair.
Perhaps I am just more observant. And adaptable. And brilliant.
I am willing to own that.
Exhibit B: Another publication struggled to identify Anne Hathaway when she donned a beige sock top while out on a smoothie run.
I don’t know — maybe I do have amazing powers of deduction.
‘Cause I think it’s pretty obvious.
Maybe I have missed my true calling and should be an annoying member of the paparazzi. Or perhaps I should just blame the copy editor for using hyperbole — instead of creativity — to drive folks to their websites.
Although I do like the idea that I have super powers.
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