Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Art isn't easy (even when you're hot)

quirky 3-10

I overheard this on Monday night as Eric and Heather were sitting on the couch reading bedtime stories (and apparently looking at pictures as well)

ERIC (to Heather): So, I guess you're not quite ready for post-impressionism yet, huh?

(Heaven help that girl!)

There's mother lode of points here!

10 points for the name of the song
5 points for the name of the musical from which the song comes
2 points for the name of the character who sings song
2 points for the name of the actor who played said character in the original Broadway Production
1 point each for the names of MOVIES (not plays) in which this actor has played a major or semi-major role
2 points for the name of the composer of the musical
1 point each for the names of other musicals which this particular composer has written

Other points given by whim.

[image found here]


Kami Willis said...

Brenda (who I share an office with) tells me that this is from "Sunday in the Park with George" written by Stephen Sondeheim (sp?) the book the play was based on was written by James Lapine. George sings the song and Mandy Patinken (sp?) played the part of George.

I know that he was in The Princess Bride, Dick Tracy, The Doctor, Squanto, and Elmo movie, and the TV shows Chicago Hope, Dead Like Me and Criminal Mind. Also that Stephen Sondeheim wrote the lyrics for West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods and Gypsy.

amy greenway said...

Man, I thought with just one comment up I may have a shot. Nope. Way to sweep it Kami.

Carol said...

Way to go Kami - I thought I would have a chance as well. I don't even have any really long personal stories to share with the world on this one! (Don't ya' just hear all the sighs of relief?)

Tasha said...

I haven't even heard of this one! But here is my pathetic attempt to get some points.

Today, I took Heather's third cousin to see your dad for her kindergarten check-up where five (count 'em FIVE) shots were administered. Your dad recommended a book to me that I haven't read that has mention of shared family members and expressed his excitement over a book that he enjoyed. He also gave me props for being able to give Jake a run for his money as far as the manipulation of points is concerned, and since he is currently ONE ahead of me, I have to make some kind of effort.

Word for verification? Peatarme which just sounds funny.

Charlotte said...

Now, I'm not sure how I feel about using office-mates in this little competition. I mean, if I don't allow google, can I allow office mates? Where does it stop?

And then, I realize that I've already allowed Harmony and Jeff to team up for points, and so I don't have a leg to stand on, and if I'm going to take a stand, I'd better take it now.

So, here is MY STAND:

You can't use the internet (google, imdb, e-mail etc.) to help you get your answers. You also can't use your telephone to get your answers. Beyond that, do what you want. Ask who you want, as long as you do it via face-to-face contact or snail mail, run down to the library and look things up, whatever. It's totally up to you.

Oh--but if you won last year, you can't team up with your spouse. Sorry J&M.

And now that I've resolved that in my mind, it's time to award some points!


5 points for the name of the musical
2 points for the name of the character
2 points for the name of the singer
5 points for five movies that Mandy Patenken (sp) was in
3 whim points for 3 tv shows that also featured Mr. P
2 points for composer
4 points for other musicals written by Stephen Sondheim

Total Points= 23 WOW!

I'll throw you a word verification bone.

Total points = 1

You get the same bone.

total points=1

1 point for word verification
1 point for superior point manipulation skills
1 point for seeing my dad
1 point for typing the word verification AGAIN in your comment.

I'll give you another point if you'll tell me what the book my dad recommended is. I'm curious.

Total points (for now) = 4


Specifically, the song hasn't been named yet, nor have all the other compositions of Mr Sondheim, or the other Movies of Mr. Mandy. (I can only think of one other movie, and he co-starred in that one with Barbra Streisand, just FYI)

So, feel free to chime in (or chime back in) if you'd like some of those for yourself.

Tasha said...

The Undaunted by Gerald Lund

Jake said...

I want points because I have read The undaunted and enjoyed reading about those Decker relatives and I'm planning to be the doctor of that five year old when she's 7

also I'm sure I'll have numerous opportunities to agree with the title in the future when Melissa drags me off to see something painted or sculpted by some dude 500 years ago and I'm sure it will be in the middle of summer.

Once again coming to you via iPod as our 2 month old gateway won't open (were on our second one as the first did this after two weeks)

Heather Albee-Scott said...

Hahaha, Eric sounds like my husband - guess that's why they were friends! We were reading Descartes to Soph when she was a week old..figured it might soak in and it might be the only time she'd lay still enough to pay attention!

Harmony said...

I don't know if I can type this as my eyes are rolling too far up in my head in reaction to the point-scrounging that is going on here.

If they stay too far up in my head I will have to go see MY primary care physician, Joe Brent--also related to you--who was inspired to become a physician by his Uncle Bob (who used to be my primary care physician).

Do I get any points for being the 5-year-old's aunt?

Does Jake really think Tasha will let him be her 7-year-old's primary care physician if he beats Tasha in this game by means of such shameful point-scrounging?

Can I have a point for being in the middle of reading Undaunted and knowing as I read it that the Deckers are related to you and to Tasha?

Do I get another point for being related to a person who was also a Hole in the Rock pioneer but is not generally known to have gone on the expedition because he was in hiding from U.S. marshalls for his (supposed) involvement in the Mountain Meadows Massacre?

And, Jeff adds that he lived near the Hole in the Rock as a child and has visited it on numerous occasions.

Never mind. I don't need any points. I'm just in this for the sheer entertainment value!

Charlotte is still and will ever be--THE BEST!

Harmony said...

Oh, and I really like Into the Woods. You can give me a point for that. It's musical.

Charlotte said...

Oh Gadfrey!

After just reading these last few comments out loud to Eric and laughing my head off, I'm afraid that I simply must go to bed now, and will get around to awarding extra points in the morning (or perhaps early afternoon).

2010 Midwinter Musical Madness Rules!!

Doug said...

Into the woods. I was in Mrs Miller's 7th grade production of Into the Woods. I played the main roll of the baker. There was no singing, but there was a lot of lip syncing. The play was about 40 minutes long. Betcha didn't know that. Boo Yah

Tasha said...

This is quite possibly the most fun I've had in weeks!

Harmony said...

"My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

Although not from a musical, this is arguably the best and most famous line Mandy Patinkin has ever spoken. And I typed it from memory, which I think might be worthy of a point. :-)

Jake said...

Stop Saying That!

Harmony, I can't believe you forgot the hello said very forcefully with staccato and sounding more like Hallo.

Harmony said...

Touche' Jake. I think you deserve a point for correcting me!

Harmony said...

I should know better than to get involved in a battle of wits with a Corry when death (or anything else) is on the line.

Anonymous said...

I feel like I need to post something so I can be a part of these comments.

Jake said...

I'll bring my copy of the book to Chicago next month for another few points. Surely you won't be up to 12 on the queue by then.

How's that for bribery?

Harmony said...

Yes! Thank you Charlotte! I'm with Tasha. This is the most fun I've had in quite awhile. Although I think Jeff and I might do (legimately) better if Tasha decided to do a Latewinter Literary Lunacy contest. :-)

Jeff says he thinks Mandy Patinkin is also well-known for playing Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha on Broadway (although we have only seen Fred Adam's in it at the SUU Auditorium--which was delightful, by the way).

You'd better do a new post soon Charlotte. I think we are beginning to beat this one to death.

Maegan said...

The picture which is on this post has a man holding a wild flower, and where did he go to find this wild flower??? Most certainly he went INTO THE WOODS!!! Next Question.
Mandy Patinkin also played a doctor on the hit TV show Chicago Hope. I have a father and two brothers who are doctors, as well as a cousin and an uncle, (and another uncle who has passed away,) anyway it appears that we are related to many doctors so we are probably related to Mandy Patinkin as well.

Doug said...

That previous comment was actually from me. Sorry about the confusion.

Anonymous said...

Is the Barbara Streisand movie Yentl? I have never actually seen it, although I really want to. (I think I will go add that to my netflix que when I am done here (Lucky Jacob)). I have, however, seen clips of it on her concert video and I think the guy she falls in love with could also be Inigo Montoya. Just a guess :)

Charlotte said...

Harmony is right. I'd better get a new post up here soon, this one is getting way out of hand!

Jacob--For the promise of bringing the book and letting me take it home with me, I give you three more points.

Harmony and Jeff-I looked up Mandy P. on the internet broadway database and couldn't see where he was listed under Man of La Mancha. If you find proof of this claim (you can use the computer, obviously), I'll give you another point or two, but otherwise, I have to leave you out in the cold on this one.

(BTW--I'm quite sure that I would lose lose lose a Latewinter Literary Lunacy contest!)

Doug--I'll give you two points for the far-fetched Doctor analogy, but none for the Into the Woods wild-ness(in case you're wondering, the tie in is that both Into the Woods and Sunday in the Park with George have the same composer. That's already been stated in these comments, but since there are 24 of them now, I can't say I blame you for not sifting through them all)

And Melissa! Yes, 1 point for Yentl!

Harmony said...

Yes, Jeff was wrong about Mandy Patinkin being in Man of La Mancha, but we didn't look it up until AFTER we had posted. It must have been Secret Garden instead. We did discover that there is such a thing as the Broadway internet database, but that's only helpful if we're cheating. We also learned (from Wikipedia) that Inigo Montoya is Mandy Patinkin's favorite role. Learn something new every day!

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