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Anonymous said: Mr. Hippity, BRIGADOON! Now I have it stuck in my head too. I once went to see a high-school production of Brigadoon complete with a LIVE ANIMALS, not just one or two, we're talking like an entire flock of sheep at one point. It was the longest and most boring yet majestic thing I have ever seen in my entire life.

We didn’t have sheep, but we had a dry ice machine to create “mist.” This impressed the audience greatly, as I recall. Many oohs and ahs.

By the way, this show contains a few reminders that Alan Jay Lerner was not always a genius. Here are some actual lyrics from the original production (which don’t appear in the movie version):

Lads say a prayer, I’m afraid Harry Beaton is dead!
Looks like he fell on a rock and it crushed in his head.

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So, thanks to Scotland being constantly in the news, I now have the entire score of “Brigadoon” constantly running through my head. This is because I was in an amateur theater production as a teenager, and that shit never leaves your head after one summer of rehearsals — no matter how many decades of misty, half-remembered time may have intervened.

I played Mr. Lundy, the wise old schoolmaster. And let me tell you, if you’ve never seen a teenage American boy attempt to portray elderly Scottish man, you’ve missed a real treat!

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Texas Wants to Execute Man Who Killed Home Intruder Who Turned Out to Be SWAT Member

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kohenari:

Attempting to serve a search warrant by entering a house through a window got Killeen, Texas, Police Detective Charles Dinwiddie shot in the face and killed last May. It was yet another SWAT raid organized for a purpose other than the reason they were invented. The police had a search warrant looking for narcotics at the home of Marvin Louis Guy, 49. They decided to serve this warrant at 5:30 in the morning and without knocking on his door. He opened fire on them, killing Dinwiddie and injuring three others.

Who wants to guess whether Guy — who is now in prison for the shooting only, since there were no drugs found during the raid — is black or white?

If you’re interested in contrast, here’s the last post I wrote about someone shooting an “intruder” … where no charges have been filed.

Burn it all down. To the ground.

Fuck this bullshit.

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Math is hard.

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Well, that was a rather unfortunate juxtaposition.

Well, that was a rather unfortunate juxtaposition.

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Project Runway Open Thread, Week 9

My latest post on Morning After. It was a good chat! A truly good chat.

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The eyewitnesses say Brian then began “horizontally bongoing her boobs back and forth.”

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I’m trying to visualize exactly what this means, and I think I’ve just about got it figured out.

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chrismohney:

That is a pretty startling twist

chrismohney:

That is a pretty startling twist

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Project Runway Open Thread: Week 8

My latest Project Runway Open Thread post is up, and the show starts in 15 minutes. Join us!

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This Syrian refugee wearing a Chanel sweatshirt tells you pretty much all you  need to know about this bizarre and fucked up world we live in.
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This Syrian refugee wearing a Chanel sweatshirt tells you pretty much all you  need to know about this bizarre and fucked up world we live in.

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Here are a few of my favorite comments from the Project Runway open thread I hosted on Morning After last week:

  • otterbird Girlfriend Intervention is a terrible, terrible, terrible show. Seriously. NATO should intervene.
  • GoOnWithoutMe  I told my dog to use the Aldo Back Yard poopfully, and she did. 
  • Boricua in Texas Kini’s bust cups may prove to be his Waterloo.
  • SamanthaWest The “sad Kini vs. sad bust cup” staring contest is both priceless and futile.
  • Mmmleftovers! My new band name is “Kini and the Bust Cups.”

(Last week’s theme, in case you missed it, was “bust cups.”)

Join us for the next open thread tonight! The post will appear on Gawker and Morning After at 8 pm Eastern, and the show starts at 9.

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misterhippity:

This commenter has probably been waiting six months to make this joke.

If the verdict had been guilty, he’d would have gone with “I bet that took the spring out of his step.” He had it all planned out.

misterhippity:

This commenter has probably been waiting six months to make this joke.

If the verdict had been guilty, he’d would have gone with “I bet that took the spring out of his step.” He had it all planned out.

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This commenter has probably been waiting six months to make this joke.

This commenter has probably been waiting six months to make this joke.

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I need a button like this for so many things …

I need a button like this for so many things …

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In days of yore, before there were cat pictures on the Internet ….
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In days of yore, before there were cat pictures on the Internet ….

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