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United in Condemnation & Tonic: A Letter to the Midwest

21 February 2020 Lovettsville, VA Dear Scott, It is Sunday morning, everyone is fed, and there is still six inches of crusty, icy snow upon the ground. The will to put my boots back on and be upthrusting and productive outside dwindles with each contented sigh of little Mungo here at my feet.  It is a good time to answer your letter. I had thought of answering it last Sunday, regardless of the momentous date, but couldn’t trust you to leave the easy joke alone. It appears we are finally in agre...
Tags: Gardening, Florida, Instagram, Singapore, Everest, Oprah, United, Michael, Midwest, Marianne, Jerry Maguire, Nessa, Mungo, Madeline Kahn, Lovettsville VA, Terrebonne Oregon


VIDEO: Watch Lesli Margherita Sing a BLAZING SADDLES Classic!

Lesli Margherita, currently starring in Emojiland off Broadway, just hit the stage at Feinstein's54 Below to celebrate the comedy of Mel Brooks. Watch below as she hilariously takes on 'I'm Tired' -made famous by Madeline Kahn in Brooks' 1974 classic, Blazing Saddles. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Mel Brooks, Feinstein, Brooks, Lesli Margherita, Stage Tube, Madeline Kahn, Emojiland


Ditzy.

I wrote "ditsy" this morning (to describe an article titled "I’m Ready for the Female Takeover of the Democratic Party/The Venusification of the Democratic Party is on, and this man says it’s high time"), and Known Unknown wrote: "I prefer 'ditzy.' The z works better at communicating the thought."I didn't think about the spelling, but now that I am thinking about it, I agree with Known Unknown. "Z" is a much more interesting letter than the ultra-common "S," so I don't want to miss any opportuni...
Tags: Law, United States, Language, Bob Newhart, Harlem, Spelling, Democratic Party, Gilda Radner, Ann Althouse, Suzanne Somers, Lenox Avenue, Madeline Kahn, Known Unknown, Barker Darkmans


Discover Ray Bradbury & Kurt Vonnegut’s 1990s TV Shows: The Ray Bradbury Theater and Welcome to the Monkey House

There has always been good television. Even Kurt Vonnegut, wittiest of curmudgeons, had to agree in 1991 when he was interviewed in The Cable Guide for his own contribution to the medium, an adaptation of his book of stories, Welcome to the Monkey House on Showtime. Vonnegut did not like television, and compared it to thalidomide. “We don’t know what the side effects are until it’s too late.” He could only go up from there, and did, praising, Cheers, M*A*S*H, and Hill Street Blues, and t...
Tags: Google, Europe, Hbo, Usa, Television, College, Ray Bradbury, Cnn, Literature, Sci Fi, Alfred Hitchcock, Los Angeles Times, Dick, Kurt Vonnegut, John Huston, Facebook Twitter


And the Oscar for Best Supporting Weirdo goes to…

Crispin Glover in Back to the Future, Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park, and Madeline Kahn in Young Frankenstein are just a few of the interesting and eccentric performances worthy of a Best Supporting Weirdo Oscar. Tags: movies   video [Author: Jason Kottke]
Tags: Jurassic Park, Jason Kottke, Jeff Goldblum, Crispin Glover, Young Frankenstein, Madeline Kahn


Taking The Good, Taking The Bad: Charlotte Rae Shares The Facts of Her Life in New Book

You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who grew up in the 1980's who can't sing the famous theme song to TV's The Facts of Life. Of course, it wasn't just the show's catchy opening tune that won the affections of the American public for over ten years. Television audiences fell in love with the sitcom's four girls: Blair, Jo, Natalie, and Tootie. At the heart of the show was Charlotte Rae's iconic Edna Garrett, who ruled over the all-girls Eastland School (and beyond...) with a mix of common-s...
Tags: Amazon, New York, News, Nbc, California, Milwaukee, New York City, Norman Lear, America, Bellevue, Norman, Samuel Beckett, George Bernard Shaw, Huffington Post, Andy, Big Apple


And the Oscar for Best Supporting Weirdo goes to...

Crispin Glover in Back to the Future, Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park, and Madeline Kahn in Young Frankenstein are just a few of the interesting and eccentric performances worthy of a Best Supporting Weirdo Oscar. Tags: movies   video [Author: Jason Kottke]
Tags: Jurassic Park, Jason Kottke, Jeff Goldblum, Crispin Glover, Young Frankenstein, Madeline Kahn


“Young Frankenstein” Blooper Reel Starring Gene Wilder Shows Humanity At Its Finest

When news of Gene Wilder’s death broke yesterday, stars lined up to share tributes and remembrances of the iconic character actor, who made his name in classics like “The Producers, “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory,” and “Blazing Saddles.” Related: Madeline Kahn, We’ll Never Stop Loving You Cloris Leachman, who played the fiendish Frau Blücher in 1974’s “Young Frankenstein,” tells Deadline, “Gene was in a class by himself. I looked up to him, yet on the set he was just one of us.” I remembe...
Tags: Feature, Video, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Gene, Cloris Leachman, Blazing Saddles, Frankenstein, Gene Wilder, Young Frankenstein, Frau Blücher, The Producers, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Madeline Kahn


A New ‘Clue’ Movie Will Kill Mr. Body in the Conservatory With the Potential Franchise

As someone who completely wore out his VHS copy of Clue through constant rewatching over many years, I’ll never not be delighted by the strong cult following Jonathan Lynn’s 1985 comedy has developed over the years. Here’s a film that was The LEGO Movie decades before The LEGO Movie existed – a bad idea executed to such perfection that it feels like a warning to every imitator. Don’t even try. We made this cynical idea, this film adaption of a popular toy brand, sing. It would be all downhill f...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Tim Curry, Fox, Hasbro, 20th Century Fox, Agatha Christie, Gore Verbinski, Caribbean, Clue, Don, Jonathan Lynn, Peter Berg, Action/Adventure, Mystery/Suspense, Tracking Board


Mrs. White Will Be Gone From the Clue Board, Replaced With a 'Dr. Orchid'

Changes are coming to a Clue board near you: Mrs. White, the ruffled-cap-wearing cook with potentially devious motives—or, if you prefer, Madeline Kahn—is being replaced with Dr. Orchid, a biologist with all the right skills to kill a man. Read more...
Tags: News, Hasbro, Board Games, Clue, Mrs White, Madeline Kahn


Board Question #86494: It's been a while since Halloween, amiright? Boyfriend and I ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,It's been a while since Halloween, amiright? Boyfriend and I went as Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein. Aww, cute. Yeah, I know. What's NOT cute is that Boyfriend has started telling me how much I resemble the Bride of Frankenstein NOW...long past Halloween. I think he's doing it because I have gotten a few grayish/whitish hairs, and I'm upset about it--26 year olds aren't supposed to have old lady hair yet! He already knows that I'm sensitive over the hairs and t...
Tags: DICE, Anne, Frankenstein, Young Frankenstein, Madeline Kahn


Joanna Gleason and Austin Pendleton Join ON MADELINE KAHN Panel at 92Y Tonight

Tony Award-winner Joanna Gleason and actordirector Austin Pendletonjoin ON MADELINE KAHN, a panel on the life and career of Madeline Kahn 1942-99, the Oscar-nominated, Emmy and Tony-winning actress, tonight, April 5, at 7pm at New York City's 92nd Street Y. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: New York City, Tony, BWW News Desk, Joanna Gleason, Austin Pendleton Join ON MADELINE KAHN Panel, Madeline Kahn, Austin Pendletonjoin


Joanna Gleason and Austin Pendleton Join ON MADELINE KAHN Panel at 92Y

Tony Award-winner Joanna Gleason andactordirector Austin Pendleton will join ON MADELINE KAHN, a panel on the life andcareer of Madeline Kahn 1942-99, the Oscar-nominated, Emmy andTony-winning actress, on Tuesday, April 5, at 7pm at New York City's 92nd Street Y. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: New York City, Austin Pendleton, BWW News Desk, Joanna Gleason, Austin Pendleton Join ON MADELINE KAHN Panel, ON MADELINE KAHN, Madeline Kahn