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Wednesday, 02 February
A Bad Week
Paula Abdul was just on The Daily Show. The wife: "Is she drunk?"
I watched a little longer.
Skot: "My God. She's wasted!"
It's stuff like this that makes you want to hug your television. I imagine her getting chided by moral authority MC Skat Cat. "Not cool! Not cool to be drunk on TV! Hey, did you know I can lick my own asshole?"
Eh. Not much is funny this week. On Friday, dozens of us will be going to a funeral; Bronko's, whom I talked about last time. And IN THE NEWS has been the awful shooting death of Nicole DuFresne. This has apparently made CNN, which is a real broil temperature for our little theater scene here.
The thing I'm not supposed to say is, really, that I don't much care. I didn't know her. I'm sorry for my friends who did. But most of them didn't, from what I can tell. And yet local bulletin boards are clogged with grief, to which I say: Great! Except when I see comments like, "I never met Nicole, but . . . . "
Well, stop. Why are you here, anyway?
The most nauseating comment I've seen so far was a lamentation that the media never focuses on theater unless something crappy like this happens. As if this is somehow relevant. It's a moribund art form. Get used to this. This was not a death about "your community," or "our collective fuckall" or anything else. It's just a stupid, senseless death. It has nothing to do with our "community," and P.S., we've never had one in the first place.
I'm sorry. I'm certainly sorry for Nicole. The rest of the "theater community" can frankly go to hell. I know I'll get torched for this. I don't care.
I've got a funeral to attend on Friday.
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A hearty amen.
A hearty amen.
A hearty amen.
Forgive the double post. I hate this computer.
I think it's okay to be wasted on TV if you're interesting. Abdul was just incredibly grating.
My friends and I couldn't figure out if she was loaded or if she had another injection of botox right before the show. Whatever it was, she was actually able to make Jon Stewart boring. That was easily the worst Daily Show interview I've seen in quite some time.
It's not your computer, CG. The comment system is just screwed up. It happens pretty much every day.
There's definitely "something" going on with Miz Paula. Best Week Ever was ragging on her on last Friday and questioning whether she's just totally gone nutso from the stress or what. She certainly seems under the influence of something questionable, although perhaps it was just her own meandering insanity.
How odd that I was unableto post a comment with "v" "h" "1" as in the name of the channel. How did spammers manage to ruin that one? I thought it was the fact that I orginally used the term "bonkers" rather than "nutso." How quaint.
Having done this earlier this week, I think the multiple posts are coming from people hitting the "Post" button multiple times, while waiting through the lag that happens after hitting said button.
You don't care about Nicole's death, and most of her friends don't care about Bronk's. Lovely; congrats to everyone.
The American Idol recap at Television Without Pity has Paula's former employment monologue from TDS transcribed word for word (starts here; it was just weird watching it unfold, but when you read it, it suddenly becomes hilarious.
Thanks, Skot. Nice to know that everything I touch doesn't necessarily turn to crap because I touched it.
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