Also: “11% of Alaskans Say They Can See Russia From Their Houses”

“John Edwards, move over. There’s a new standard bearer for the most unpopular person PPP has polled in any state: Levi Johnston in Alaska. Edwards’ 15/72 favorability on our January North Carolina poll had set the initial record for futility but Johnston matches the 72% unfavorable number while only 6% of Alaskans see him in a positive light.” [Public Policy Polling, via Political Wire]


But why? He’s a handsome young man who is fucking his brains out, living a comfortable life without working. I’ll betcha that more than 6% of Alaskan men would want that.

@Dodgerblue: They’re all just jealous. At least, that’s what Mama told me about being unpopular.

Apropos of nothing, here is a song by the young Barbara Cook, who played Cunegonde in the first Broadway production of Bernstein’s Candide:

Could this afternoon pass any more slowly? Time stands still on the Friday before a holiday weekend.

@Mistress Cynica:

I was supposed too leave at one but of course I have to wait to approve emboss plates from a fucking vendor.

My boss buried me in paperwork before leaving at 10:30 am, and now I’ll be working this weekend. (want-waw)

Have we had the Friday-horrifying-news-drop yet?

@Benedick: Wowser. I saw her a couple of years ago at the Sondheim 75th birthday tribute at the Hollywood Bowl. The crowd went batshit when she walked out on the stage. BTW Candide was a lot of fun last night. The principals had the L.A. Phil and the totally awesome L.A. Master Chorale behind them. And no, Benedick, I did not miss the overture.

@Benedick: Then compare it to this…

If Chenowith did one more cutsy aside to the audience she would spontaneously combust and change into a drag queen. And I love that song.

They don’t make Broadway like they used to.

@Tommmcatt Cannot Be Arsed To Think About Sharon Angle: Smart. Funny. Triple-threat plus. Can sing any style. Gorgeous. And, let’s face it, she has a terrific rack.

@Tommmcatt Cannot Be Arsed To Think About Sharon Angle: She’s unspeakable. But I think dodge meant Miss Cook.

If they do actually film Follies I wonder if she could sing Broadway Baby? You know her story? Big star when young and pretty ingenue. Then work stopped. She drank, ate and got fat. Very fat. The brilliant musical supervisor and conductor Wally Harper bumped into her in a bar on 8th ave. They talked and he said “This is ridiculous.” He coaxed her out of the bar and back beside a piano. He played and she gained confidence. They debuted at Don’t Tell Mama (where I first saw her) and she began the climb to where she is now. Carnegie Hall followed and international acclaim. She stopped drinking but couldn’t get Wally to stop. He drank and drugged himself to death and is still missed. Sidebar: when Dustin Hoffman did Salesman she wanted to play Linda. He wouldn’t see her for it. Putz.


We must agree to disagree on this one. Generally we are in agreement.

@Tommmcatt Cannot Be Arsed To Think About Sharon Angle: To be fair (you know how I am) she does have a pretty formidable technique. Plus rack.

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