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Friday, June 12, 2009
Great Neil Patrick Harris recap as 2009 Tony Award telecast bows out
After all my years of watching The Tonys, over and over,
with good hosts and bores and the just in-betweens
just waiting for... well something, to capture a mood
perfectly, it happened Sunday night.
By Dave Itzkoff
See also: Live Blogging the Tony Awards
By Dave Itzkoff and Charkles Isherwood
Shout out to the Signature Theatre back in Arlington,
and Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Managing
Director Maggie Boland for winning the Tony for
outstanding regional theater.
The NBA Finals? That's funny.
Why would I waste two-and-a-half perfectly good
hours watching that, when as everyone knows, you
only have to watch the last two minutes of an NBA
game, which takes six minutes to slog through
There's nothing but nothing more boring in sports
than the intentional foul in the last two minutes of
an NBA game, finals or not, especially the way most
NBA players clank their crucial free throws.
I haven't watched more than 20 minutes of an
NBA game since the Heat beat the Mavericks for
NCAA Field Hockey, Lacrosse and Soccer on the
other hand... I'm there from beginning to end.
And to conclude... the original Browadway El Gallo,
Jerry Orbach singing a song that a former dramaturg
girlfriend of mine in D.C. used to play all the time
from The Fantasticks album, with us singing songs
from the cast album, with her as Luisa and me as Matt.
We even sang the songs on the way to and from
Oriole games in Baltimore, esp. on Sunday drives.
I recommend the Michael Ritchie feature film
version, though it's not for everyone.
That's when I first realized how scary talented
Jean Louisa Kelly was!
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August 2016 update about above: As I could have predicted, once again, the fake candidate failed to file the appropriate paperwork and fee with the City of Hollywood, and so his name will NOT appear on ballot.
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Ethics? Not for us! Follow-up to my post re Hallandale Beach's unethical "business as usual" attitude, with "special rules for special people" if they are named Joy Cooper, Bill Julian and Anthony A. Sanders; What ethics? What rules? @MayorCooper, @SandersHBIn twenty-two more days, you'll get the chance you've wanted to take Hallandale Beach City Hall b ack and completely change ...
re Sonia Sotomayor ruling that teen's blog post created a created "foreseeable risk of substantial disruption"May 28th, 2009 4:30 p.m. You may've already heard about this particular case involving Sonia Sotomayor already, but just in case...
Say hello to Lacey Myers, one of "The World's Richest Teenagers" as seen on Channel 4 (U.K.) and MTV's Lacey Land. C'est la vie.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwWulWyLLXE Mark Dolan embarks on a quest to find the world's richest teenagers. Is the silver-spo...
Correction: Rancor among Hallandale Beach Police rank-and-file on Monday afternoon lasts long after labor negotiation meeting concludesMay 28, 2012 photo by South Beach Hoosier Note : Earlier today when I first posted this online, in a blog post titled " Ranco...
Why is Washington Post so reluctant to ask hard questions about Hillary Clinton that could well have been raised about her H.S. govt. aspirations -by even her friends- that are still dogging her now? Elizabeth Wurtzel's 1998 analysis of Hillary remains my go-to bible!Why is Washington Post so reluctant to ask hard questions about Hillary Clinton that could well have been raised about her H.S. govt. asp...
Some thoughts on the frustrating South Florida blogging scene in 2011 that compares so unfavorably to the innovative one in Sweden; Observations re NY Times' article on growing cleavage between using blogs and Twitter to disseminate original content: "Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter"; On comparing the blog portals at the Miami Herald to the ones used by savvy Swedish news media that makes young women like Blondinbella, Tess Montgomery and Josefina Boston influential voices on so many issues; The whole blogging scene in Sweden is not just different from the U.S. -it's better. Meanwhile, here, MSM and "Usual Suspects' try to dominate the conversationSouth Florida blogging scene in 2011; Observations re NY Times' article on growing cleavage between using blogs and Twitter to dissemi...
Christmas cheer straight from the heart of Scandinavia: Yohanna - "Don't Save It All For Christmas Day"; Jill Johnson -"O Holy Night", "Christmas With You", "Away In A Manger"Yohanna - "Don't Save It All For Christmas Day" - TV3's "En Sång För Hemlösa 2009" (A Song For The Ho...
Future of Hallandale Beach's Fashion Row Arts District on N.E. First Avenue to be discussed at an important 5:30 p.m. meeting on Wednesday at Dekka; What, if any, are insurance executive and developer Stephen L. Riemer's strategic plans for the future of the N.E. First Avenue area, alongside the F.E.C. tracks?; More cases of déjà vu on Hallandale Beach's woeful websiteAbove from June 19, 2012 March 12, 2013 One day before an important 5:30 meeting at Dekka about the future of NE First Aven...
On the Joe Geller Watch! Florida state Rep. Joseph S. Geller's curious and unsavory behavior gets more noteworthy by the month. Today: rigging an election, and earning his title of "Corruptocrat Extraordinaire," coined by Stephanie Kienzle, @dwightyoakamfanOn the Joe Geller Watch! Florida state Rep. Joseph S. Geller 's curious and unsavory behavior gets more noteworthy by the month. To...
Some news/thoughts re Editorial @SunSentinel - "To change decorum and direction, choose Anabelle Taub and Michele Lazarow in Hallandale Beach"; Hollywood candidate forum tonight at Summit Towers condoTo change decorum and direction, choose Anabelle Taub and Michele Lazarow in Hallandale Beach | Editorial https://t.co/QkFLB2jrmn pic....
Hej #STHLM, jag saknar dig, hejdå. So wish I was there RIGHT NOW!
Congratulations Sweden - 200 years of peace! Solveig Rundquist (@RundquistS)
Which European country has the most attractive citizens?
As seen in my July 31st, 2013 blog post titled, "Which European country has the most attractive citizens?" Sweden won in a landslide with almost four times as many votes as second-place France, with Spain third and Norway fourth. Yes, seeing is believing!; Norwegian.com's non-stop flights from Fort Lauderdale to Oslo start in 4 months! :) http://hallandalebeachblog.blogspot.com/2013/07/boredpandacom-poll-of-europeans-asked.html