Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Few of My Favorite Things...


My friend Doug W. found this on Snopes. It's provably fake, for the sad reason that Julie Andrews has been unable to sing since 1997. Oh, well, it's still funny as hell...

Original Post:

Via my cousin Mike D. I have no idea if this is true or not, but who cares?

40 Yrs Later: The 7 Children In 'The Sound of Music'

'The Sound of Music' won the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1965 and is one of the most popular musicals ever produced.

Remember the 7 children of the Trapp family? They were having a reunion after 40 years and all were looking healthy and amazingly well...

It wouldn't be funny if it weren't so true... Julie Andrews turned 69 and to commemorate her 69th birthday on October 1, actress/vocalist she made a special appearance at Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall for the benefit of the AARP. One of the musical numbers she performed was "My Favourite Things" from the legendary movie "The Sound Of Music."

Here are the actual lyrics she used:
Maalox and nose drops and needles for knitting,
Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings,
Bundles of magazines tied up in string,
These are a few of my favourite things.

Cadillac's and cataracts, and hearing aids and glasses,
Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses,
Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings,
These are a few of my favourite things..

When the pipes leak, When the bones creak,
When the knees go bad,
I simply remember my favourite things,
And then I don't feel so bad.

Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunions,
No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions,
Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring,
These are a few of my favourite things.

Back pains, confused brains, and no need for sinnin',
Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin',

And we won't mention our short, shrunken frames,
When we remember our favourite things.

When the joints ache, When the hips break,
When the eyes grow dim,

Then I remember the great life I've had,
And then I don't feel so bad.
Ms. Andrews received a standing ovation from the crowd that lasted over four minutes and repeated encores.

Well, You Could See This Coming...

Obama's narcissism and arrogance make this an entirely predictable development. But the predictability doesn't make it any less horrifying.

The Obama administration has proposed using the National Endowment for the Arts (the NEA) to further their political goals.

No, I'm not joking.

Details here. Via Darleen Click at Protein Wisdom, who had the evocative picture at right (it's a lovely photoshop of the famous painting “Roses for Stalin”, by Boris Vladimirski).