Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Liza Does Larry

I know I exaggerate and declare just about everything a "must-see," but youse guys really have to check this one out:

"Last Wednesday, Liza Minnelli appeared on Larry King Live. I know: who cares, right? I mention it not as a disciple of Liza or a fan of musical theater (I couldn't be further from either), but as someone who loves a good trainwreck. Which is what she offered, sorta."

I couldn't even remotely contain myself for a few of her violent, maniacal outbursts of insanity-laced laughter. The work people know.

9 Comments:

At 3:58 PM, Blogger Matty Mac said...

You think one of herassistants brought over a spittoon and placed it next to her so she could hack up whatever was stuck in her smoke-infested lungs? Larry was probably thankful he wasn;t in the same room. God knows what flew out of her mouth every time she cackled.

 
At 4:09 PM, Blogger Candy_Maldonado said...

Holy shit- she's nuttier than a squirrel turd.

 
At 5:03 PM, Blogger ethan said...

i wonder if larry k asked her about making out with buster.

 
At 6:05 PM, Blogger Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Okay, we differ on our opinion of Bill Walton, but I hope I can get back in good graces by whole-heartedly agreeing with you that Liza is crazier than a shit house rat.

 
At 8:15 AM, Anonymous en regalia said...

i thought of a few things watching that

1) mouth breather with perma-clogged nostrils

2) brenda vacccaro for stay-fresh maxi pads

and

3) gawd she just got a booty bump and needs to EXODUS: movement of jah-poop-le

 
At 9:19 AM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

As the great philosopher George Clinton says, "Booty ain't nothin' but a butt," en reg.

Goddamn, I just watched that clip for the second time and I think it's even better. This woman needs to have her own show, maybe an Arrested Dev spinoff: Lucille II Takes Manhattan.

She's definitely craisins, or Olympic swimmer Lenny Krazylberg. But I always give Liza a free pass because she's awesome in Arthur. Great flick.

 
At 1:14 PM, Anonymous en regalia said...

kudos to even the concept of a "free pass"

in esquire magazines 60th anniversary issue mabye 15 years ago, where they asked 60 different men to comment about they're unique experiences of being a guy, there was a PHENOMENAL essay by ken kesey...wait i have to find this, it is so good, it defines a lot of my ever present philosophy on life and will until i die...shit cannot find it...

anyhow, kesey says this..."what i ever needed to know about life i learned as a high school wrestler..."get off quick, get away clean and finish strong"

he goes on to say he became very disallusioned in later life b/c so many of his literary and artisitc heros were not doing this...finishing strong or getting away clean. hemingway, brautigan, kerouac, etc...

so, he says he is being puzzled by this incongruency of great american literary gods when he attends a literary fxn in DC.

he lays eyes upon jerzy kozinsky and says though he loves things like "the painted bird" and "being there" his esteem for the guy immediately is enhanced by looking at jerzy's wife. evidently she was stunning

so though the two had never met, kesey decides to go up to kozinsky and ask him a question premised in this "get off quick, get away clean and finish strong" mode and why were so many of his american contemporaries killing themselves or otherwise not getting away clean...

w/o missing a beat, jerzy says..."because in america, you are only as good as your last work...whereas in europe if you create a masterpiece, you are universally and forever celebrated"

so the concept of a "free pass" based on genius will always carry water with this kid...

last note...a few years after this encounter kozinsky himself committed suicide....

 
At 1:23 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

That's great stuff, ER...Kesey himself earned a free pass by being the coolest non-Cassady motherfucker on the planet.

 
At 1:32 PM, Anonymous en regalia said...

btw, AC...did you see that reality show application thing from rolling stone/mtv? i posted something on GZ. i think you should audition/apply whatever it takes, 220/221 whatever it takes

 

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