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A little while ago, I was ripping old discs back into my music library, and then organizing my playlists for loading, when I noticed the name "Victor Garber" in the "artists" list. Not unusual, I have Garber singing in several shows -- what was strange was this was in the original Broadway cast of Sweeney Todd. Why, I didn't know he'd been in that, and my mind immediately went to Garber as he is NOW, not considering that the Original Broadway Cast of Sweeney Todd was the early 80s, nearly 30 years ago; so I figured if he was singing Joanna, why, of course he must have played the Judge? No, that was Edmund Lydeck, I knew that... no, Victor Garber was the original ANTHONY. I never noticed that before!

I'm pondering whether I should buy a King Cake from a real bakery in New Orleans for Mardi Gras or just make one of my own. The bakery ones look REALLY nommy, they're not horribly expensive (for what they are), and they come with masks and beads and all manner of things. But on the other hand, it's not like they're tough to make, even with a fancy cherry-chocolate filling. Mardi Gras is early this year, March 8. Only two weeks away!

I'm finding I'm enjoying The Tudors; I tried to record it off BBCA a few weeks ago when it was on an overnight marathon, but every so often my BBCA connection fritzes and the satellite feed just FREEZES -- and it did that, for ten solid hours. *sigh* So I just rented the first few discs. It's a testament to the young fellow playing Henry that despite being one of history's biggest womanizing assholes that I'm actually feeling really bad for him here at the end of episode 5, when his bastard son dies.

This handsome fellow was strutting his stuff amidst his harem (and some other roosters, as well) on the front lawn of a house down a few blocks from us on Earll Street.



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Feb. 23rd, 2011 04:16 am (UTC)
Oooo, chickens and rooster!
Feb. 23rd, 2011 04:56 am (UTC)
I love that street. There's several yards that have chickens (one time I saw a hen and about a dozen pullets crossing the street -- they were cute!).
Feb. 23rd, 2011 01:32 pm (UTC)
Feb. 23rd, 2011 04:33 am (UTC)
i'm a sucker for beads

i keep hearing good things about the tudors but it doesn't look like something i'd like. maybe i should netflix and see

Feb. 23rd, 2011 04:55 am (UTC)
I know, me, too.

I'm enjoying it. It's reasonably accurate and well-acted, and so far the writing has been good, too. You could at least try the first disc, and if you don't like it, don't bother with the rest (It's available instantly, too, so you could just watch the first episode if you have instant play). I'm not a huge Anglophile but enough of one to be endlessly fascinated by British history.

Feb. 23rd, 2011 07:47 pm (UTC)
i'll add it to my copious queue
Feb. 24th, 2011 01:55 am (UTC)
Yeah, I have one of those, too. I keep leapfrogging things that are interesting to me over things that have been there since the dawn of time.

Now, bear in mind like any fictionalized account, they do play loose with a few details; Mary and Margaret Tudor (Henry's sisters) are sort of merged and Henry Fitzroy (the bastard son) dies as a child rather than in his teens (as well as a few other things), but on the whole, not bad.
Feb. 24th, 2011 02:20 am (UTC)
well yes you expect that with historical fiction

i can't make things leapfrog lately. I had to call and whine at them about that
Feb. 23rd, 2011 05:09 am (UTC)
That is a pretty rooster. I wonder what breed he is. My favorite breed is the Polish.
Feb. 23rd, 2011 02:45 pm (UTC)
I don't know enough about chicken breeds. He is handsome, though.
Feb. 23rd, 2011 02:49 pm (UTC)
These are Polish chickens
Imagine Bowie in his punk days as a rooster and you get the Polish roosters. They are the punk stars of the chicken worlds.
I love the hens myself with their bouffants.
http://www.cacklehatchery.com/polishpage.html#white crest
Feb. 24th, 2011 01:56 am (UTC)
Ah, yes, I've seen those at the fair.
Feb. 24th, 2011 01:58 am (UTC)
Yep show chickens are about all they are good for. They can't see too well because of their feathers on top. So they are more ditzy than normal chickens and your lucky if they produce 40 eggs a year. So to look pretty in the garden is what they were devolped for.
Feb. 23rd, 2011 11:08 am (UTC)
I saw Victor Garber on Broadway in the play Art-- he IS really good. :-)

Feb. 23rd, 2011 02:46 pm (UTC)
Yes, he is -- I love love love him in the original recording of Assassins (the guy playing Booth in the new recording isn't half as good). He was one of the reasons I loved Eli Stone so much.

Feb. 23rd, 2011 01:29 pm (UTC)
Get a bakery King Cake. They're nommy and all the goodies are fun. We always get bunches at work, and I miss them now that I technocommute. And it's so cool that your sort-of neighbors have chickens.
Feb. 23rd, 2011 02:48 pm (UTC)
Okay, I will! :d

I'm just glad the roosters are far enough away that I don't HEAR them all the time...! The folks across the street had a rooster for a while, and they don't just crow at sunrise! :D
Mar. 2nd, 2011 01:27 am (UTC)
I only know Victor Garber from Alias, and I found him super-sexy.

Mmm...King Cake!
Mar. 2nd, 2011 04:19 am (UTC)
I was first made AWARE of him in Titanic, but since then I have been mightily impressed by his acting chops (and he's a great singer, too).
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