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February 05, 2013

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cloudia

Is the the old fogies meeting? LOL!
Glad I came to the right place :)


Sending YOU Aloha
from Honolulu,
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Brandon

"For reasons that are not the kind of things I write about on this blog."

No comprendo.

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I thought Madonna's halftime performance last year was better: costumes, choreography, guest stars from Nicki Minaj to Cee-Lo, and nearly three decades' worth of wonderful songs.

Hattie

Cloudia: I was just over at the senior center talking to my pals there. They are so much fun, and they do not believe stupid things.
Brandon: Maybe the best thing to say is: I'm not in the targeted audience. And I have some theoretical, feminist based objections, too,such as the lack of cultural grounding for these events or any sense of inspiration and elevation of the participants or audience. I never minded Madonna and always thought she had some cultural relevance. But I enjoy 80's pop: and Janet Jackson in her heyday: wow!
I'm not a culture snob, really not, but the lack of substance and the grotesque bombast of this show, and reading about the stupid and sexist commercials: well, not my kuliana. And what these testosterone fueled lunkheads have to do with anything resembling real sports I fail to understand. So we get sex posturing and macho displays to emulate while people are getting blown up in the Middle East and trying in so many places to recover from climate fueled natural disasters.
We are a country that has been at war for years, and here people are, dancing on the graves of the victims of Katrina. And blowing out all the lights.
Geez.

Henry Hank Chapin

This is an all-time great blog entry. It has everything from the sublime to the ridiculous. They need an Oscar for bloggers.

Those German oompah dancers are a lot of fun. Why is Beyonce a blonde?

Chris tools around Manhattan on that bike of his and it looks like a comfortable way to live. In one ad, he wheels it right into his office building. But it's easy to steal a bike, I guess.

May I AM in the target audience for the half-time show, but I was at the Manoa Valley Theatre enjoying live theatre.

Henry Hank Chapin

Holy Moley! That hitchhiker is more vivid than any character in Jack Kerouac's "On the Road." A pure American lone isolato.

Hattie

Hank: Thanks for the compliment!
Actually, I think the original Heidi and the Highsteppers were a drag group, but I can't find out anything about them. I just like the name.
We are short on theater here, and it is one thing I miss in Hilo. We have had some good productions from time to time. Seattle was disappointing this time through, with nothing cultural going on that seemed interesting to me.
As to Beyonce and her crew: I used to enjoy over the top, bombastic entertainment on occasion, but not any more. And especially nothing as crude as that halftime show.
And wasn't Kai something else. Terry's cousin Jerry thought the whole thing was a put-on, but he is a naturalized Canadian citizen who winters in Mexico and hasn't lived in the U.S. for 40 years. I thought it was Americana to the max. Raw and real as it gets. Did you think of Huck Finn?

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