Larry Hagman (1931-2012)

For real, y’all, he’s dead this time.

Off to the big oil field in the sky.

[Dallas Morning News – What, You Think I’d Use a Paper From Any Other City?]

I never watched Dallas – that was on during one of my non-TV-watching decades, but I loved Larry in I Dream of Jeannie.

Apparently missed the first, false report of his death. When was that?

If ol’ WikiP is correct, Larry advocated for legalizing weed, was opposed to GWB & his insane “war,” and was married faithfully to the same woman for 59 years. Take that, ‘Murkan rw bible thumpers!

I had a crush on him on I Dream of Jeannie and loved to hate him on Dallas (a show I found interesting because I was living through the excesses of the oil boom in Dallas-wannabe OKC).

@karen marie might be peeking just a little: same here. I even fled the country during the horrid early 80s of television, only to find that in Guatepeor, they loved them some Dallas.

Mary Martin’s son.

Speaking of which: fun fact. Did we know that M Martin was the first choice of L&L to play Eliza in My Fair Lady. I will pause to let that sink in. Not that one isn’t lost in wonderment at what she could do but still. And also, A Hepburn’s perf gets worse every time one sees it. A ghastly film of an indifferent musical that always makes one wonder Why God Why?: the play is such a perfection of comedy it can’t be improved.

Mary Martin and Larry Hagman: I always say the best way to raise a boy is surround him with musical theatre.

Let him learn how to bevel at his mother’s knee. It’s a life skill he will appreciate more as he grows older. Same goes for the proper application of a foundation. Matching skin tones is an art. Especially since Max Factor stopped making their liquid man tone movie line. I loved Mediterranian-tan. For pancake foundations CVS silk sponges are crap; a man needs a real sponge to press the foundation into the skin, let it dry, then buff it. Rule of thumb: highlights, three shade up; shadows, three shades down. The use of powder is controversial as it compromises makeup effects. Personally I see it as a way to cope with sweat. If we expect to sweat we powder, spray it down. Lake is to be avoided, gentlemen, as are 5 and 9: we’re not Henry Irving, after all, also never use a black eyeliner pencil. It only works if you’re Maria Montez. Mid-brown. Trust me. It will open your eyes without looking declarative. It will give a natural look when…

Wait. This isn’t gayboybroadway? Or asslesschapsgayboywhore? Well color me confused. Yeah but still, all you meterosexual Stinquistes (you know who you are) you might want to keep this in mind as you prepare Xmas/New Year party make up. What, no? Darlings, look in the mirror. With the overhead light. Take a good look. You’re not going like that are you? Think of the children. The point isn’t that less is more – evidence Catt – the point is we seek facial harmony: eyebrow waxing is the mark of Satan.

The hubby seems to be watching the movie of Gypsy. I will go and join him.

Hey Lefty, you suited up? So if Stanford wins today, they you play us again next week. If Stanford loses, then we play Los Pavos up in Eugene next week. Got it? Let’s play some football!

@SanFranLefty: “Fear the Tree”. Is this Night Music? But it’s Sondheim. Right?

Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd in a Castle of the King of the Belgians.

@Benedick: In the first half, my boys have played like the Worst Pies In London.

Went to see the Caravaggio and his followers exhibit at LACMA today, not heavily-attended, in contrast to the Stanley Kubrick exhibit, which was packed with hipsters.

@Dodgerblue: Correction. Fear Stepfan Taylor.

P.S. I love how the announcers are trying to make excuses for Uklah – clearly this is all planned by the Bruins – they’re playing like shit because they don’t want to play Los Pavos for the Pac-12 championship and they don’t want to give away any of their tricks to Stanford for the Pac-12 championship.



Mr. SFL after that gorgeous tackle/recovery/touchdown by The Tree:

“I had a bad feeling about having the Ducks’ fate dependent on fucking UCLA.”

@SanFranLefty: Not our finest hour. We need to figure out how to contain that guy, Step-Van. Like trying to stop a diesel truck. Yeah, that botched kickoff return, that would have been right in place in a drunken game of beach football. I’ll pay off my bet now . . .

@Dodgerblue: The American Red Cross thanks you. So if LSJU wins the Pac-12 next week will you wear the “Fear the Tree” shirt again? Or only if they win the Rose Bowl?

@SanFranLefty: You beat us twice in a row, I will wear the shirt and post a photo on FB.

@Dodgerblue: And if Uklah beats the Tree on Friday, the Red Cross will get a donation for Hurricane Sandy relief. Deal.

P.S. Cheering for U$C against the Popes makes me feel so damn dirty. If only they could tie 0-0.

@Tommmcatt May Just Have Some MJ In His System As Well, So What?: @Benedick: Watched a somewhat recent interview with Sondheim. Still bitching about what Lenny made him do on West Side. Too many rhymes.

@nojo: Is “Too many rhymes” going to be COTD?

@lynnlightfoot: The Daily Blurb depends on what abstractly amuses me around 11 p.m. — the more Dada, the better. I also try to avoid my own stuff unless I’m absolutely compelled, or I can’t find a comment to cop or riff on.

@Benedick: I thought he was raised by his grandmother. IIRC, Mary Martin was a teenager when she had him before she left Texas for B’way.

Thoroughly showbiz Larry Hagman anecdote, including Jeannie, Dallas, Pink Lady, Fred Silverman, a $1400 Stetson, and Sid Caesar.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: I’m sure you’re right. She sings Dancing in the Dark better than anyone. She had a very beautiful lower register, very surprising. Not sure what that has to do with Texas.

@nojo: Seems they were all terrified of Jerry Robbins. With good reason. His lyrics aren’t good at all in many places. ‘Say it loud and there’s music playing. Say it soft and it’s almost like praying.’ Certainly it rhymes but is this a kid from the ghetto?

@Dodgerblue: I wonder if Carravaggio’s coming here?

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