Thursday, November 5, 2009

Clip of the day, II

Another amazing video.

Clips of the Day: Se-kur-iuh-tay! Se-kur-iuh-tay! Se-kur-iuh-tay!

I know that some of you have already seen these, but I think that they're too good to not post.


This first video is just amazing. Pure and simple.

This second one is a parody, of sorts, of a MadTV skit, featuring the character Bon Qui Qui. But this time, it is a little boy, complete with his fake French tips, that portrays this iconic character.

Below is the original Bon Qui Qui skit for reference.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Clip of the Year

No words are needed for this video

Friday, August 21, 2009

Clip of the Day

Who doesn't love the Golden Girls?


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Clip of the Day

This became viral a couple of months ago, but I felt that I needed to share this with you, both as a blogger and as a gay...

Enjoy! I know I did.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Clip of the Day

Fall out of your seat funny.


Friday, August 14, 2009

Clip of the Day

For all you Facebookers out there.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Clip of the Day

WTF. That's all

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Clip of the Day

This post is from my friend's blog, but I thought that it was pretty amazing, amazing enough to repost.

I’m reading a book called Subterranean Twin Cities that talks about caves, sewers, and other underground things in the metro area. The largest storm sewer in the cities, called “Geyser Drain” by this book’s author, is a 5-mile-long y-shaped tunnel that runs 120 feet below the streets of Minneapolis.

One branch starts near Minnehaha Creek and eventually works its way under 35W before joining the other branch (originating in Loring Park) and discharging into the Mississippi. During periods of extreme rainfall, storm water backs up in the 14-foot-wide tunnel, rises up through 120-foot-deep vent shafts, and shoots out of holes in the median between the lanes of 35W. It’s pretty crazy.


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009

Clip of the Day

A little boy dancing. He's pretty hot shit.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Clip of the Day

Enjoy today's clip!

Blooper reels are rarely available for films that are over 70 yrs old, but luckily that’s not the case for My Man Godfrey (1936).

Carole Lombard was famous for having the mouth of a sailor and she admirably lives up to that reputation in this outtake reel for My Man Godfrey (though William Powell is no slouch when it comes to profanity).

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Clip of the Day

I got this via Ryan Seacrest's twitter a while ago and now want to share it with all of you!


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Clip of the Day

Another video, courtesy of A blog about things. This is of the Kuroshio Sea, at the aquarium in Okanawa, Japan. It is the world's second largest aquarium, containing 7,500 cubic meters (1,981,290 gallons) of water and features the second largest acrylic glass panel, 8.2m x 22.5m x 60cm.


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Clip of the day

I know this is relatively old, but I liked it. So there.


Monday, July 27, 2009

Clip of the Day

A fun wedding processional. Proof that weddings can be fun. Sometimes.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Clip of the day

In light of yesterday's big news, I found this video.
The music is from Verdi's La traviata, Act II, Scene 2.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Opera at the Met

It would appear that someone has made a BIG sacrifice to the opera gods regarding the the Met's 2010-11 new production of Wagner's Ring Cycle.

From the New York Times:
In January 2007, during a public discussion at The New York Times, Mr. Gelb first revealed the names of the lead singers for the Met’s new production of Wagner’s “Ring,” directed by Robert Lepage, to be introduced starting in 2010: Deborah Voigt, singing her first staged Brünnhilde in a complete “Ring”; Bryn Terfel as Wotan; Ben Heppner as Siegfried.
Praise. Jesus.
I. can't. wait.

Clips of the day

I saw these two clips over at a blog about things, and had to put them up for the day. They are from Disney's Hollywood Studio. Every so often, they offer 'Star Wars Weekends' Part of this is a dance-off between characters from the franchise.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Clip of the day

Even though this has been around for a little while, I thought that I'd share it with you. Those folks at College Humor sure are entertaining. Enjoy!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Clip of the day

I found this on a blog about things and had to share it with you today for the premiere posting of this feature.


Monday, July 13, 2009

Ugly Shoe of the Week

Today's shoe comes to us from that beacon of fashion, Nordstrom. The Donald J Pliner 'Carly' Platform Sandal retails for a whopping $465.
What is there to say about this shoe? If this shoe was a solid color, it would be much better. Instead, it looks like the black part of the cow print was spattered like paint...or blood. As for a suggested outfit? I'd go with a denim mini, preferably acid wash, with a wife beater, color is your choice. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, you could take a dress shirt and tie it under the girls, exposing your stomach, for all to enjoy. Also, this would be a great shoe to go to the state fair in, dontcha think?

Back to blogging

I am trying to get back on a regular schedule with my blog features (Ugly Shoe of the Week & Women Who Make Me Touch Myself). I do apologize for not keeping up on such things, but life got a little crazy after the first couple postings. Also, I will be creating a new feature, hopefully daily(during the week), but I make no promises, called Clip of the Day.

Happy reading!


Monday, May 18, 2009

Random YouTube Videos

I know that I haven't blogged recently, but this is an attempt to do so...So, enjoy the movies.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Filippa Giordano

I don't think that there are words to describe this aptly.

An english version of Nessun dorma from Puccini's Turandot.

O mio babbino caro from Puccini's Gianni Schicchi

Vissi d'arte from Puccini's Tosca

Casta diva from Bellini's Norma

Una voce poco fa from Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia

from Bizet's Carmen

Si, mi chiamano Mimi from Puccini's La boheme

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Could this be any more amazing?...Or cute? I think not. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Women Who Make Me Touch Myself: Renée Fleming (Soprano)

Welcome to 'Women Who Make Me Touch Myself'! This is the first of a monthly series in which I will talk about female opera singers & one of their albums that make me all hot and bothered. And, really, is there any singer besides Ms. Fleming that should start such a discussion? (Well if you're one of those people, Ms. Callas may be the one, but I digress...)

Renée Fleming

As “the people’s diva,” renowned soprano Renée Fleming continues to charm audiences throughout the world with her superb vocal intelligence, exquisite musical grace, and voice of “liquid gold.” Her artistry has taken her to the world’s capitals and great opera houses, captivating audiences everywhere she goes. On September 22, 2008, the Metropolitan Opera celebrates her in their Gala Opening Night —an evening starring this beloved singer. Additional appearances at the Metropolitan Opera this season are in Massenet's Thaïs and Dvorák’s Rusalka. Over the past few seasons, Ms. Fleming has begun hosting many broadcasts, including the Met’s HD series for movie theaters as well as television, and “Live from Lincoln Center” on PBS. In fall 2008, the perfume company Coty launches La Voce by Renée Fleming, her first ever fragrance with the proceeds benefiting the Metropolitan Opera.

Following a triumphant set of June performances of Capriccio, the Vienna State Opera welcomes Ms. Fleming back in October 2008, followed by November performances of Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia at Washington National Opera (conducted by Plácido Domingo), Massenet’s Thaïs at the Metropolitan Opera in December through January 2009, and a return to the Metropolitan Opera in March for performances of Dvorák’s Rusalka. Additional appearances this season are at galas for the symphony orchestras of Edmonton, Portland, and Milwaukee, as well as European tours with Orchestre National de France and Orchestre de Paris. Ms. Fleming’s 2008-09 season concludes with performances of Verdi’s La traviata at Covent Garden’s Royal Opera. A master of recitals, she appears this season at noted venues across North America, including Rice University, Vanderbilt University, Denison University, Boston's Symphony Hall and Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall, among others.

A two-time Grammy winner, Ms. Fleming’s most recent CD, Strauss: Four Last Songs, conducted by Christian Thielemann, was released in fall 2008. In 2007, Decca released two DVDs featuring Renée Fleming: Los Angeles Opera’s production of La traviata and Metropolitan Opera’s HD Live Eugene Onegin. Her last CD recording, entitled Homage – The Age of the Diva, was released in fall of 2006 and is comprised of rarely-heard works associated with legendary singers of the past. In recent years, this nine-time Grammy nominated artist has recorded everything from Strauss’ complete Daphne to the jazz recording Haunted Heart, to the movie soundtrack of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Her recording honors range from the 2006 Echo Award for Strauss’ Daphne to the Prix Maria Callas Orphée d’Or by the Académie du Disque Lyric for TDK’s DVD production of Capriccio.

Renée Fleming’s artistry has been an inspiration to many other prominent artists, such as Chuck Close and Robert Wilson, whose portraits of her were included in the Metropolitan Opera’s 2007 fund-raising auction. Two portraits of Ms. Fleming were also created by Francesco Clemente, who displayed the work at Salzburg’s Easter Festival in spring 2007, with the Metropolitan Opera displaying the other in 2008. Among her numerous awards are Sweden’s Polar Prize (2008); the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur by the French government (2005); Honorary Membership in the Royal Academy of Music (2003); and a 2003 Honorary Doctorate from The Juilliard School, where she was also commencement speaker.

As a musical statesman, Renée Fleming has recently been sought after for numerous distinguished occasions, from the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony honoring Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus, to the 2008 Nobel Laureates Conference in Jordan, as well as appearances at Buckingham Palace for Prince Charles.

An advocate for literacy, Renée Fleming has been featured in promotional campaigns for the Association of American Publishers (Get Caught Reading,) and the Magazine Publishers of America’s READ poster campaign for the American Library Association. She was honored by The New York Public Library as a “Library Lion.” Her book, “The Inner Voice,” was published by Viking Penguin in 2004, and released in paperback by Penguin the following year. An intimate account of her career and creative process, the book is also published in France by Fayard Editions, in the United Kingdom by Virgin Books, by Henschel Verlag in Germany, Shunjusha in Japan, and by Fantom Press in Russia.

In addition to her work on stage and in recordings, Renée Fleming has represented Rolex timepieces in print advertising since 2001. Master Chef Daniel Boulud has created the dessert “La Diva Renée” (1999) in her honor, and she has inspired the “Renée Fleming Iris” (2004,) which has been replicated in porcelain by Boehm. Having been added to Mr. Blackwell’s best dressed list in 2001, her gowns have been designed by Gianfranco Ferré, Issey Miyake, Bill Blass, Vivienne Westwood, Angel Sanchez, Oscar de la Renta, John Galliano, Christian Lacroix, and Karl Lagerfeld.

Ms. Fleming is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Hall Corporation and of the Advisory Board of the White Nights Foundation of America.

In her self-titled album, she does all 19th-century arias, sticking to Italian operas - mostly Puccini - but also including arias from Massenet's Manon, Bizet's Carmen, Gounod's Roméo et Juliette and the rarely done (especially in French) Verdi Les vêpres siciliennes.

While we all know that Renée Fleming is phenomenal, this album is amazing; she nails all of the arias. All of them have the traits they need and nothing less. Above all, they all have finesse, which is more than we can say about some of her colleagues. [cough] Juan Diego Florez [cough] Everyone loves Butterfly's aria Un bel di, but my favorite on this album is from the Verdi. She puts an E-natural at the end that is unlike any I've ever heard. Note: Ms. Fleming is the only soprano I know to go to the e-natural. On a humorous note, my friend and I have decided that she took one day and just recorded the end of that aria. So, the day went like this: "...notes, a few measures before the note...high e-natural. Ok guys, lets go home." Also, If you look at the album cover, it essentially says, "Hi, my name is Renée Fleming and do you know what is underneath this mirror-like object? Well bitches, it's an E-natural!"

Below is a youtube version of this track. Enjoy!

For more information about Ms. Fleming, go to her website:

Thursday, February 5, 2009

What the Lucia...

No. Words.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Ugly Shoe of the Week

This week's shoe is a real treat!

This is the Marciano 'Tamina' Pump and retails for $249.95.

How does one describe this shoe? J'ne sais pas. The darkened zebra print really is a nice touch though. And that ever so cute peep toe will let you show off your newly 'did' pedi. How precious. I think the preferred outfit for this shoe is a mini that goes just a little past the kitty, and a shirt that is a couple sizes too small. Thoughts?

See you next week!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Ugly Shoe of the Week

Welcome to the first installment of Ugly Shoe of the Week! I hope you enjoy this series. Any comments or suggestions(for other shoes or genres) are greatly appreciated.

This week's shoe is a bastardized version of everyone's favorite: the Chuck Taylor. It is called the 'Tattoo High-Top Kick' and retails for $24.99.

My co-worker and I were talking about this shoe, and she asked me why I dislike it so much. I simply asked her what is to like about it? I mean, really, what is there to like? The gaudiness of the 'tattoo', the colors... What would you even wear this with? I have not the slightest clue.

Thanks for tuning in, and come next week to see what my internet search has found!

New monthly feature

Just so ya'll know, on the first Saturday of each month, there will be a post about a famous singer. I won't spill the beans on what the title of said series will be, but it will be amazing, you can rest assured.

See you on February 7!

New weekly feature

I'm going to write a weekly feature: Ugly Shoe of the Week. Seeing as how I work in a shoe store, I see plenty of ugly shoes. And, as is our nature, I would like to share these lovely works with you. Look for it on Sunday nights around 7pm.



Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Marriage, eh?

I found this link whilst reading some of my fav. blogs...check it out!