Monday, March 16, 2009

Finally - SPAM You Can Believe In!!

So, it is 1am and I open my email to find the following email from Serge G (and I quote):
"IT IS NOT A SPAM, but if you received that message second and plus time JUST CLICK DELETE button and have a nice day. Don't feel bad, please understand original Scarlett's family very desperate to shut down that humiliating antichristian "actress" clones line career development. Hello dear Ladies and Gentlemen! I would like inform you that Scarlett Johansson ?actress? actually is a clone from original person Scarlett Galabekian last name, who has nothing with acting career, surname Galabekian, because of adoption happened in 1992. Clones was created illegally by using stolen biological material. Original person is very nice (not d**n sexy),most important - CHRISTIAN young lady!"
OK, so the real Scarlett is a nice CHRISTIAN young lady. Not sure what "d**n" sexy means, but she's not it! Evidently in Germany, these clones have be going on for a while now. Excellent. Some mention of Nazi involvement, because, come on, in 2009, Germany and Nazis still go hand in freakin' hand, right?

What the f**k? (f**k I understand!). This SPAM is not even asking me for anything. Not money. Not information. Nothing. Nada. I guess it is just a friendly warning about the evils of cloning and a warning to beware of Scarlett Johansson, since she is evidently not who we think she is.

Oh, fair Scarlett Johansson. You clone temptress from 33 movies since 1994. If I cannot believe in you and your scary talent (since you are a clone), then who can I believe in? LiLo? (that's Lindsay Lohan to you non-abbrevs). Don't make me go over to Keira or Dame Winslet (oh, sorry, I just time-warped into the future when Dame Winslet is the biggest and bestest actress ever!). But back to our fair, sad, clone - Scarlett. I knew I couldn't trust you in "Home Alone 3" or "Eight Legged Freaks"! Now I hear you're playing "Natasha Romanoff" in "Iron Man 2" - a Rusky with a hidden identity! You clones cannot be trusted.

You must be stopped!

And to make matters oh so worse, my friend, the Nigerian Prince, will be quite disappointed that this SPAMmer is doing it wrong!

Oh well. At least I got a blog out of it.

(P.S. Paul McCartney is STILL dead. Ignore the past 43 years of music!)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

"Rent" & The Stage Door

Dateline... March 8, 2009... Los Angeles, California.

With tickets to "Rent" in hand, Mark and I head to The Pantages Theatre for the 1PM Matinee. This Broadway Tour includes Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal (the original Mark and Roger) as well as Gwen Stewart, the awesome belter who had the spotlight solo in "Seasons of Love" during the original run. The production was great, lots of fun, and then came (bum-bum-bum) the Stage Door.

With poster in hand we jetted to the stage door in hopes of catching the cast to sign. Well, after waiting over 30 mins, we only had Maureen, Benny and one Ensemble member. Bummer. On the way home, Mark says, 'Hey, lets come back tonight!' (Tonight's performance being the closing night). I said 'sure'.

We get back at 8PM shortly before Intermission and find ourselves first in line! When the show ends and the cast come out, we get Yuka who played Alexi and then (yay!), both Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal. Shortly after that, Gwen appears with bags and totes and looks like she's skipping the line. I shout out to her to please do the line and offer to watch her bags. She does! (on both accounts) and Mark even gets a great pic with her.

About 20 mins later, she comes back to get her bags, hugs us both and calls us "Prince among Men". Very sweet and a great experience.

Only blight on the night was a friggin' RAT that runs across the sidewalk just in front of us as we head to our car. I HATE RATS!!!!

Regardless, 'no day but today'!