In the entire history of fiction, there have been exactly two characters named Maurice. This is a flagrantly untrue statement, but I had to open this little ditty somehow. If you’ve seen both Maurice (1987) or Madagascar (2005)– I’ve seen one of the two; guess which– you’ll know that there is no difference between their … Continue reading Quiz: Which Cinematic Maurice is this Quote Directed At?
For all the talents Jane Fonda has mastered, Pants On The Runway is my personal favorite. She really seems to bring an unmatched degree of elegance to the red carpet pants game. I think I’m biased towards her, but that doesn’t make my subjective personal opinions any less reasonable or factual. She looks good. Now, … Continue reading Six of Jane Fonda’s Glamour Pants Looks and the Respective Personas They Reflect
If you haven’t heard, the popular awards the Tonys– that’s Theatre for Anthonys– are airing this Sunday evening. They hand out awards to people who have done theater this year: a quaint little tradition brought forth in the 1600s that we are so honored to continue today. Nominees have been announced, or so wikipedia says, … Continue reading Two Olives Predict the Winners of the 71st Tony Awards
Ever heard of Bernadette Peters? Me too. As we know, she’s got indescribable talent and skill. But do we all know she’s immortal? Are we all on the same page there? And please, I know what you’re thinking: just because she’s more iconic than me doesn’t mean she’s immortal. Actually, yes the fuck it does. … Continue reading Bernadette Peters is Immortal and I’ll Prove It
It's International Women's Day here at the Niche, and also everywhere else around the entire world. This may come as a surprise, but women are all-around nicher than you've been led to believe. Society is scamming you out of understanding that women do things like guard lighthouses, or lead revolts against the Han dynasty in … Continue reading Women You Didn’t Know Were Niche
Reading George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara taught me two things: poverty is a crime and Lucille Bluth is eternal. Picture, if you will, Lady Britomart saying "I mean, it's one banana, Stephen. What could it cost? Ten dollars?" Besides, neither Gob nor Buster is quite foundling enough for Lucille (though she won't say so). This is … Continue reading Major Barbara but Lady Britomart is Replaced with Lucille Bluth
When it comes right down to it, I can't think of anything that makes me laugh. There are a few lines from Young Frankenstein that make me laugh. I was thinking earlier that Randy Newman songs make me laugh. Here are some examples. (But don't get it twisted: I won't do stand up. I get … Continue reading Lines From Young Frankenstein & Randy Newman Songs that Make Me Laugh
To Our Comrade, Robert L (S Leonard), Scoffer at this Niche On this February 28th at 1AM, we thought it best to pay homage to the birthday sweaterboy himself: Robert Lawrence "Sean" Leonard. He's had some poignant moments, and we've ranked a list of highlights for you. Here at The Niche, RSL is a well-established gender icon, … Continue reading What We’re Reading at 1AM: RSL Edition
Vindication of the Rights of Woman: Chapter VIII. Thanks, Mary. Alex Trebek's Wikipedia page. That's self-explanatory. Just browsing for tea at Simpson & Vail. Irene really loves their Fancy Darjeeling Blend. Finalement... Safe Passage (1995) on youtube. Susan Sarandon comes for us all in the end.
Admittedly, Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness is pretty depressing. But what if raconteur boat boy Marlow was replaced with an egomaniacal anthropomorphic zoo lion? And what if good old Kurtz had a dance party to I Like to Move It? Great news: Dreamworks answered these questions and more in 2005 with their iconic film Madagascar. Let's go over the basics, shall we? … Continue reading Dreamworks Madagascar is a Heart of Darkness Adaptation and I’ll Prove It