Today’s seemingly out of nowhere question: has it really been 11 years since Moulin Rouge!? Unbelievable.
Since then, our fictionalized version of the artist Toulouse-Lautrec has been busy. He’s made three Ice Age movies (and okay, had a small part in Miracle at St. Anna, a movie written by my favorite professor). And now John Leguizamo is here, performing his fifth solo show, Ghetto Klown, in which he chronicles his life from homeboy in Queens to Hollywood. Reprehensible spelling aside, it did not get a completely terrible review when it was on Broadway a year or so ago. So if you are a fan of the former Colombian drug prince on Miami Vice, there are still cheap-ish seats for tonight’s show at the Majestic.
In delightful music news, The Polyphonic Spree has a gig at Sons of Hermann Hall. It’s a stop on their You+Me tour, so you should hear some new music. New Fumes will open, and planners can buy tickets in advance at Good Records. Otherwise, just show up.
For more to do tonight, go here.
Ginger Allen at CBS11 broke this story two weeks ago. Two days ago, as a result of Allen’s reporting, Sen. Charles Schumer (D, NY) said he would introduce legislation requiring passenger advocates at every airport. So good work, Ginger.
The TSA has responded:
“All of our millimeter wave technology units including those in Dallas have been upgraded with additional privacy enhancements that no longer display passenger-specific images,” the TSA said in a statement. “To further ensure passenger privacy and anonymity, a privacy filter was applied to blur all images.”
So far, so good. A clear victory for the good guys based on good reporting from Ginger Allen.
But I have a question. The TSA knows the general times and the specific gates at DFW where these incidents took place. That means they know which male employees were on those particular shifts. So why haven’t the goofs been fired?
I Hope Holli Christine Chapman and Leander Douglas Adams III Go To Hell. And as soon as this blog opens a swear jar, I would love to tell you in exacting detail what I hope happens to the two of them there.
[Deep Breath.] OK.
Six-Month Drug Sting At TCU Results In 17 Arrests, Including 4 Football Players. Well, I guess TCU is finally a part of big-time college athletics. The arrests are one thing, but if even close to 60 players failed a surprise drug test recently, I mean, damn, son. Or maybe it was just second-hand smoke.
One More Time For Mark Cuban, Ladies and Gents. He gave me an NBA title. He gave Tim his precious St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Next up: Krista needs a cure for diabetes. Whenever you’re ready, sir.
Wylie City Employees Are Playing Dodgeball. So that’s something.
Josh Hamilton Is Getting a “Josh Hamilton Makeover.” I hope he starts with losing the Oakleys.