Thursday, April 16, 2009

Eliza Dushku Cracks The Whip

This clip demonstrates that, as Executive Producer (and star) of "Dollhouse," Eliza Dushku really knows how to crack the whip:

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

"Every Little Step" - For Fans Of "A Chorus Line"

As I've written here before, "A Chorus Line" is my favorite Broadway Musical and, in my opinion, the perfect synthesis of dramatic and performing arts.

"Every Little Step," in limited release right now, is a documentary look at how the 2005 revival of "A Chorus Line" came together.

The filmmakers had the complete cooperation of the creators of the original production, and of Michael Bennet's estate, and there is a lot of first-person insight into the way the original show was created.

As opposed to "American Idol," where every one wants to be a "Star," this move (and the play) is all about wanting to get a job.

And that should certainly resonate at this point in time.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

"St. Trinian's" Movie

With Colin Firth, Rupert Everett and Stephen Fry starring in this successful 2007 UK film, I'm baffled as to why it never played theatrically in the US and is unavailable on Netflix or OnDemand.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Makeover Idea For Your Bathroom

A Japanese coffee company, Goeorgia Max Coffee, modified the bathrooms of ski areas around Japan to promote their coffee energy drinks (and probably loosen things up, as well).

Click on the image to get the full effect:

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Mow The Lawn!

A Wilkinson Sword commercial, running on television in the UK:

The Wilkinson Sword commercial for the US market is a bit tamer.

Friday, April 10, 2009

What Would Jesus Tweet?

In an attempt to engage a younger demographic, Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan integrated Twitter into its Good Friday service.

Student Protest Redux? - New School

A scene from the conclusion of a student occupation this morning at the New School in Manhattan:

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

On Pride

“I have a new client, a laid-off lawyer, who’s commuting in every day — to his Starbucks,” said Robert C. Chope, a professor of counseling at San Francisco State University and president of the employment division of the American Counseling Association. “He gets dressed up, meets with colleagues, networks; he calls it his Western White House. I have encouraged him to keep his routine.”

I'm sure that many in the crowded demographic of the recently unemployed can relate to this, and, if they're smart, have implemented some variation of this strategy.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


To paraphrase the New York Times, it's really great to watch the First Lady rock some fashion looks!

Don't miss the slideshow part of the article.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Queen's iPod

According to a report in the New York Times, the Obamas presented Queen Elizabeth with an iPod at a reception at Buckingham Palace.

There will be a lot of discussion about this gift in the British tabloids, but I think it was a very thoughtful gift.

Now the Queen has a second iPod to use at the gym.