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“Today, April 12, 2011, is Equal Pay Day. To correct for their lower average pay relative to similarly qualified male counterparts, women must work this far into the new year to equal the pay of men (Via The National Committee on Pay Equity):
Equal Pay Day was originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men’s and women’s wages.
Because women earn less, on average, than men, they must work longer for the same amount of pay. The wage gap is even greater for most women of color.”
Everyone working on their costume? I’ve got the dad and kid brother in town, but I picked up the last bits and things Monday, and will assemble (to make sure I’m set) later tomorrow. Here’s a clue, if you don’t already know.
You know the excitement when you discover an author or great book, and all you want to do is rush home and read? Well, I’m having a bit of that at the moment. Damon Runyon!! How have I never read him? I’m reading the short stories that Guys and Dolls is based on – which I’ve seen, loved, been in – and they are fantastic. The vernacular is so rich and unto itself; there’s practically no tenses and all the women are Dolls or Judys. It’s killing me! Here’s a couple examples:
“But I will say that the doll in the club car is worth looking at, and anybody can see that she has plenty of class, although personally I like them with legs that are not quite so spindly. She is by no means a real young doll, being maybe twenty-five or twenty-six, and anybody can see that she knows what time it is.
Furthermore, she is very stylish, and even if Harry the Horse is a guy who gives dolls a tumble this is about the last doll you will figure him to tumble, because she looks as if she may be such as doll as will holler for the gendarmes if anybody as much as says boo to her.”
“She is tall, and thin, and has a first class shape, and her hair is a light brown, going on blond, and her eyes are like I do not know what, except that they are one-hundred-percent eyes in every respect.”
How great is that? Gendarmes? One-hundred-percent eyes? Harry the Horse? I want to go back in time and be a gambler’s doll on Broadway. Sigh. Here’s a clip from the movie; The Sky rolls for souls.
I can’t stop listening to The Bird and The Bee‘s new (a few weeks now) album, “Interpreting the Masters: A Tribute to Hall and Oates.” It’s so good. Just shows to go how solid a band Hall and Oates are. When others can cover songs and they’re on par with the originals, but new, that’s a good pop song.
Here’s a vid.
It’s amazing, stuff like this makes me so hopeful and scared all at the same time. It seems so obvious. Fingers crossed.
My super fabulous, smart friend Iann Robinson turned me onto this video. I think I’ll just let it speak for itself.
I love you Philip Michael Thomas.
This is so beautiful and hopeful it brought me to tears.
Well you got nothing on Miss Charisse. Cyd Charisse passed away yesterday. Another legend gone. What legs she had.