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Friday, November 2, 2007

The Morning News

posted by on November 2 at 7:38 AM

See How That Works? US pledges to assist our allies the Turks in their battles against our allies the Kurds.

Read a Book, Go to the Gym, Fuck Someone Senseless: Consumers ponder options as movie and television writers get set to strike, shutting down entertainment industry.

China Syndrome: The head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission has taken “dozens of trips” on the dime of the toy, appliance and children’s furniture industries she’s supposed to regulate.

Double Standards: One of the “big three” news anchors to host SNL.

The Triumph of the International Gay Agenda: Brunch comes to South Korea.

Atlanta is Out of Water: But the Mexican state of Tabasco is under it.

Green Mayor: New York’s got one.

Sense of the Senate: U.S. Senate passes children health care bill, again. Bush pledges to veto, again.

They’ll Probably Want a New Stadium Too: Group of local investors make noises about buying Sonics back from those Oklahoma douches.

Rosie Was Right! Staph’s No Laugh: Killer bug kills local man.

Enough of the Love Boat: Here’s Ann Miller in her prime—check out those tom-toms!

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I LOVE her. LOVE HER!! Ann Miller is/was fabulous in every way possible.

Posted by Michigan Matt | November 2, 2007 7:43 AM

Yeah, staph is no laugh alright, but local people have been dying of it for a while now... in the King County Jail.

Posted by Packratt | November 2, 2007 7:50 AM

Fred Astaire got the rap on being Hollywood's dance perfectionist, but Gene Kelly was right up there with him. Ms. Miller has said that very often at the end of the shooting day her shoes would be filled with blood.

Posted by Bauhaus | November 2, 2007 7:54 AM

When it comes to addressing climate change, Michael Bloomberg is the real deal. Greg "let's change our light bulbs" Nickels is a pretender.

Posted by cressona | November 2, 2007 7:58 AM

That is the strangest song I've ever heard.

Posted by la | November 2, 2007 8:11 AM

I forgot to say that I love Korean food and make it all the time. (Thank you, Manna Korean Market in Ann Arbor!) When I visited Seoul I was totally jazzed to have traditional breakfasts. While that's not going away, it's sad to see folks choking down food they don't even like. It makes me want to run to the kimchi jar in my fridge right now!

Posted by Michigan Matt | November 2, 2007 8:22 AM

Forget the tom-toms--check out those legs. I'll take Kelly over Astaire any day--I think he added a lot more freewheeling style to his perfection. And Ann Miller truly was a dancing goddess--check her out in the amazing Kiss Me Kate (which also features a rare dancing performance by choreographer Bob Fosse--it launched his career!)

Posted by tappitty | November 2, 2007 8:23 AM

Oh and by the way - the best, prettiest, most wistful song from "On The Town" - "Some Other Time" - was cut from the movie production because the producers thought it was too depressing.

Check out Tony Bennett's version on the classic Tony Bennett/Bill Evans CD.

Posted by Bauhaus | November 2, 2007 8:27 AM

Mmm. Kimchi omelet on Ann Miller's lap. Mmm

Posted by DaiBando | November 2, 2007 8:29 AM

And there's this. For those who love Dolphins.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 2, 2007 8:30 AM

I was wondering what was up with all the clips from vintage musicals. Now I understand: The International Gay Agenda.

Posted by flamingbanjo | November 2, 2007 8:52 AM

All this dancing is making me gay.

Posted by Mike in MO | November 2, 2007 9:03 AM

Thank you for Ann Miller! This should be required viewing for all presidential candidates, and an important topic of any debate, e.g., "Mitt, can you please tell us why you love or don't love Ann Miller (AND BE SPECIFIC)?"

Posted by The Gay Recluse | November 2, 2007 9:06 AM

Those are some quality options. But don't forget that the important thing is to support the writers.

Posted by Boomer in NYC | November 2, 2007 9:22 AM

solution: execute Nancy Nord & Hal Stratton.

Posted by cochise. | November 2, 2007 9:26 AM

This is the most embarrassing clip from the movie, but despite its problems it still sparkles. Kelly vs. Astaire, do I really have to choose? That one comes down to a single contested ballot in Florida. I'm going to go with Astaire, for the gracefulness, over Kelly's power -- but Kelly made better movies. And Jules Munshin was great, too. They don't make 'em like this anymore. I don't want to live in the 50s, but their movies were 1,000 times better than ours.

Posted by fnarf | November 2, 2007 9:30 AM

Next you should post a clip from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

Posted by Greg | November 2, 2007 9:48 AM

How about Clint Eastwood in a flowered shirt and wide-wale cords singing "I Talk To the Trees" in "Paint Your Wagon"? I guess you'll want one of the big dance numbers, though. Art forms are always most interesting when they start to collapse.

Posted by fnarf | November 2, 2007 10:32 AM

Ann Margaret - State Fair - 1954.

Now that's dancing!

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 2, 2007 11:26 AM

Seriously, I feel like smoking a great big dong now.

Posted by Mike in MO | November 2, 2007 11:27 AM

Oh, I didn't know you were a GOP incumbent, Mike in MO.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 2, 2007 1:46 PM

It's true: most people in Oklahoma are douchebags, but we're not all douchebags. I'm just saying...

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Oops--that was a little too emphatic. I only meant to italicize "all."

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