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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Leading the way

This is our cast backstage before the Battle of the Burlesque at the Palace of Wonders, Saturday in Washington DC. For the first time in the history of burlesque at the venue, we sold out the place to the absolute limit, and there was such a big crowd that couldn't get in, that we decided to do an impromptu second, midnight show to accomodate them. We had an almost full house come back for the late show! It was, without a doubt, one of the most triumphant nights of my life. And it points towards many of the exciting things we've got coming up the rest of the year, stay tuned.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Life before the Internet

Skimming twitter and clicking links to the latest "you've got to see this" video clips...I suddenly remembered how we got to see clips of quirky shit when I was a kid. It was also life before irony, BTW.

And this. Bonus that I didn't remember: Fred Willard!


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

It was seriously my favorite show, from age 9-12

Look, I know that this is just the latest, cynical, we've-run-out-of-ideas, nostalgia-always-pays Hollywood product. But I can't help it, I'm kind of excited about it.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Some of the old magic

I'm sure you saw this...but this is without a doubt my favorite online video thing of 2009. (A close second: Autotune the News. Youtube that shit, yo.)

A January of Adventure (in which I mostly stay home.)

January is an epic beginning to the new year, when Clams Casino and her cohorts (including yours truly) are bringing NYC burlesque down the entire Eastern Seaboard! Clams and Anita Cookie are bringing Little Brooklyn and hooking up with Baltimore's acrobatic king and queen, Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey, for the Party Show tour!

That epic journey through the sultry South culminates in the weekend-long Key West Burlesque Holiday Extravaganza! Clams is performing in the Saturday night all-star bash.

After that, she catches her breath back in NYC, and then Casino O'Fortune Entertainments heads to Washington DC for the return of the Battle of the Burlesque Stars!

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You know what they call a quarter pounder with cheese in France?

No man, they have the metric system, they don't know what the fuck a quarter pounder is.

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Saturday, January 02, 2010

A nice accolade to start the New Year

Another honor for my favorite burlesque star, Miss Clams Casino (and that's not just because I'm married to her!), she's been voted one of the top 50 burlesque stars in the world for 2009 by the fans and her peers!