February 6th, 2008

Tom Lehrer is Smug

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Still no sign of the cat, which is incredibly disheartening but thank you all for your comments and help and good words, even the cranks who prove why anonymous screening is a good thing. (Now go back to your YouTube comments and continue to make clever insights like "lol that guy suckssss fag". There's a good troll.)

Tracy has been diligently fliering the neighborhood, especially in the places where we've had reports of Big Fat Tuxedo Cat sightings (Kidder Ave and Highland Road, and Cedar and Somerville Ave.) If you would like to help poster we would be incredibly grateful. There are two versions depending on whether or not you have a color or B&W printer. They're currently on Yousendit but I'll be transferring them to a more permanent host later on today.

abbie-lost.doc (B&W poster)

abbie-lost-color.doc (Color poster)

We also have a map up of sightings and postering locations; I feel as if we need a giant six-foot map with radial marks drawn around the house as in a police dragnet story.

I'm hoping that once the weather gets a bit better and he gets a bit hungrier, he'll venture out from wherever he is. I just hope whoever finds him is good people and hears about where he should really be. I've been toying with breaking the fourth wall on his blog, as it were, and writing for the first time as The Guy. I figured, though, that there'd only be one time ever when I'd have to do that. This reason at least has hope.

In happier news, joyeous and I saw My Fair Lady at the Opera House last night. We were in the nosebleeds (er, "Clouds") which provides a smaller view than the steeply-raked and considerably smaller Colonial, but the show -- a straightforward revival, this time -- was very entertaining and the set design quite clever. The actress playing Eliza acted as spirited as she needed to be, and was absolutely lovely. The trash can Stomp! number during "With A Little Bit of Luck" was surprising to me, but it kinda worked, all things considered.

Oh, and the actor who played Freddy really smacked of Michael Crawford in his young, goofy, physical comedy romantic lead days, and I thought that was pretty awesome.

The neatest surprise for me at least was the fact that Marni Nixon played Professor Higgins' mother. Marni was the singing voice of Audrey Hepburn in the film version of My Fair Lady (she also provided this service for other film stars, including Deborah Kerr in The King and I and Natalie Wood in West Side Story.) So, for me, it was a real treat to be able to applaud this familiar voice but in person this time. Quite nice all around, though.

I love the Opera House and want to find out the answer to a mystery. The mens' room on the second level is off of what was obviously the original Men's Lounge (the room has a darker, more masculine wood, and there are still the original closet-like phone booths with stained glass fronts.) The door to the actual Facilities themselves is right next to a flight of stairs, only these stairs go up two steps and are met by a wall.

I wonder what is, or was, behind that wall. Mystery steps always intrigue me.