Set-Ups to 32 Jokes About William Shatner

I've been devoting a good amount of headspace recently to mid-20th century beloved gay icon William Shatner, most notable for his kind, liquid eyes and for recording the audiobook version of his book Spirit of the Horse: A Celebration in Fact and Fable in 2016. Shatner is compelling enough to think on just as an abstract concept--obviously. … Continue reading Set-Ups to 32 Jokes About William Shatner

Please Cast Sue Perkins as Benedick Opposite Mel Giedroyc’s Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Thank You

As seen on BroadwayWorld, Mel Giedroyc will be taking to the stage next spring as Beatrice in the Rose Theatre's production of Much Ado About Nothing.  Further casting has yet to be announced, which puts the Rose Theatre, and director Simond Dormandy, in a unique position: They have the opportunity to finally do the text of Much Ado a … Continue reading Please Cast Sue Perkins as Benedick Opposite Mel Giedroyc’s Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Thank You

Pending Edits to the Brideshead Revisited Wikipedia Page Where It’s Star Wars Now

Until recently, the free, user-edited online encyclopedia Wikipedia contained a rather glaring error: Namely, it contained separate articles titled Star Wars: Episode IV--A New Hope, and Brideshead Revisited, perpetuating the misconception that rather than just being two names for the same thing, they are two separate works with different characters and different plots. No shame … Continue reading Pending Edits to the Brideshead Revisited Wikipedia Page Where It’s Star Wars Now

Excerpts From Truman Capote’s Original Hardcore Gay 1974 Script for ‘The Great Gatsby’ That Baz Luhrmann Has Read But No One Else

From Baz Luhrmann: Interviews, edited by Tom Ryan: “There’s a screenplay for it written by Truman Capote, which I got my hands on. Bob Evans, whom I now know very well and who was running the studio at the time, rejected it. Because, basically, Jordan is gay and Nick is gay and the script is too hardcore.” … Continue reading Excerpts From Truman Capote’s Original Hardcore Gay 1974 Script for ‘The Great Gatsby’ That Baz Luhrmann Has Read But No One Else

Women in Mary Cassatt Paintings As Straight Girls You’ve Had Crushes On

She was so beautiful, and so unattainable, and the more unattainable she seemed, the more beautiful she grew. One time you bumped into her outside the biology classroom, and she apologized to you. She called you the wrong name but that was all right. It was better if she didn't know anything about you. For … Continue reading Women in Mary Cassatt Paintings As Straight Girls You’ve Had Crushes On

Things Frankenstein’s Monster Says in Frankenstein That I Believe Will Appear on The Mountain Goats’ Upcoming Album ‘Goths’

The Mountain Goats have announced the release of their new album on May 19. It will be called Goths and it will feature songs called ‘Wear Black,’ ‘Abandoned Flesh,’ and ‘Grave Dust.’ Here are some lyrics that I am predicting are on the album, assuming that it consists entirely of quotes from the monster in Mary … Continue reading Things Frankenstein’s Monster Says in Frankenstein That I Believe Will Appear on The Mountain Goats’ Upcoming Album ‘Goths’

Daydreams I Have Had About Punching Hugh Laurie In The Face, If They Were Like The Dreams In ‘Wuthering Heights’

1. I began to dream, almost before I ceased to be sensible of my locality.  I thought it was morning; and I had set out on my way home, with Hugh Laurie for a guide.  The snow lay yards deep in our road; and, as we floundered on, my companion wearied me with constant reproaches … Continue reading Daydreams I Have Had About Punching Hugh Laurie In The Face, If They Were Like The Dreams In ‘Wuthering Heights’