Darrell from Bette On The Boards should be arriving home today….FINALLY!!! But give him time to catch his breath so he can do his thang!
I saw the Saturday Night Live special Sunday night. I really enjoyed watching it, but there’s a book that came out a few years ago that really told the story of what went on backstage….chaos, people!:-) I thought it was great they used the Bette clip where she sings “Martha” to close out the show…. “those were days of roses, poetry and prose…” Very nice. Has Bette become the “Queen of Singing Out The End Of Eras?” Seems so…some of her song choices are so timeless.
Today on the news I heard that England was actively seeking gay men for their military, which is good. Every army should have color and bitchy humour brought into it. But I was really embarrassed then to find that in the United States everybody has their panties in a wad about gay marriage, plus the fact that we can’t even tell people if we ARE in the military. There’s just something patently absurd about the whole thing that it’s beyond satire. And to top it off…and this is true….some Congressman (I’ll google it later) said that if we allowed gay marriage soon there would be men walking down the aisle with BOX TURTLES!!!! Does this Congressman just sit around and ruminate where he thinks gay men would put their penis? Or maybe he’s thinking of all the places he could put his penis? I don’t know….but where do these guys come up with this stuff. It’s very worrisome, but you do have to give them credit for imagination. Personally, I like my turtles feisty…so I’d have to walk down the aisle with a snapping one…just thinking!
The week of Feb 16th:
1976, upon being given a “Woman of the Year” award by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding theatrical society, Bette Midler quips, “This award characterizes what the American male wants in a woman: brains, talent, and gorgeous tits”…
Love, Mister D