Archive for December, 2008

Happy New Year! So Long 2008!!

Posted in Holiday on December 31, 2008 by Daddycatcher

Wow, 2008 is coming to a close and Daddycatcher reflects on the events of the past year that caught his attention:

10.) Release of first picture still from NINE

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Daddycatcher cannot wait for the premiere of this movie. It is his favorite musical of all time! And this photo makes him salivate with anticipation…

9.) Heath Ledger’s Death

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Shocking. Senseless. Those were the first two thoughts that entered Daddycatcher’s mind when he read the breaking news item on the New York Times website. Heath’s accidental death would linger all through 2008. His amazing portrayal of the homicidal Joker in The Dark Knight practically overshadowed the film itself. 2009 will probably yield a posthumous Oscar nomination for Heath.

Also lost to us in 2008: Estelle Getty, Eartha Kitt, and the eternally handsome Paul Newman.

8.) Proposition 8 passes in California

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In a year when America elects its first black president, the civil rights movement is dealt a severe blow when California passes Proposition 8. Proposition 8 amends the Constitution to restrict marriage to a union between a man and woman. 18,000 gay couples who had been able to marry since May were left not knowing whether their marriages were valid.

Out of the aftermath, thousands of gay men and women rallied all over the country to show their opposition to the ban. Keith Olbermann gave an impassioned speech about equality. Protests were held against the Mormon Church, who bankrolled the movement to ban gay marriage. People lost their jobs when voicing their position on either side of the issue. And a dandy little viral musical came out of it.

7.) The Year of Neil Patrick Harris

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NPH was everywhere this year! The OUT Magazine cover boy popped up in Old Spice commercials, hosted the Creative Emmy Awards, and in the above mentioned Proposition 8 musical. But it was his continued success on CBS’s How I Met Your Mother and the hilarious Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog that catapulted him as the go-to funny guy. It is refreshing to see a well-adjusted and popular gay man gaining so much positive national attention.

6.) Sarah Palin

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After the high that was Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, came the staggering and astonishing blow – Sarah Palin will run as John McCain‘s Vice-Presidential Nominee. WHO!?! But two months of Palin proved to be too much for the country! We do have two things to be thankful to her for: Tina Fey as Palin on SNL and Levi Johnston!!! tina-fey1
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5.) New Kids on the Block Reunite and validate Daddycatcher’s Childhood

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Now that they’ve gotten older, they are ripe for Daddycatcher’s pickin’. Daddycatcher attended both of their New York area shows and was astounded by how good their concert actually was. The Block, the first album in 15 years, has been playing nonstop on the iPod. Their sold out tour is proving that the guys still have the right stuff.

4.) The 74th Annual Drama League Awards

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Not wanting to give up too much of Daddycatcher’s anonymity…but for those in the know, this annual awards was the highlight of Daddycatcher’s year. So much work and uncertainty, but a job well done.

3.) August: Osage County on Broadway

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Talk about a family you wouldn’t want to have over for dinner. Matriarch Violet Weston would eat your head off…after she’s downed a bottle of pills as an appetizer. Yet, Tracy Lett’s 3 ½ hour family melodrama keeps audiences enthralled and engaged. Deanna Dunnagan and Rondi Reed give Tony-winning performances as Violet and Mattie Fae, respectively. The play won every award imaginable including the Tony and the Pulitzer. It opened in London last month and a movie version is in the works.

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2.) Barack Obama elected 44th President of the United States

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2008 began with a long and bitter Democratic primary between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. However, when all was said and done, Obama would lead the Democrats to victory as the first black president of the United States. Sure, his pick of Rick Warren to speak at his inauguration leaves many cold. All eyes will definitely be on Obama as he begins his historic presidency.

1.) The start of Daddycatcher’s Realm

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Daddycatcher had wanted to write his own blog for years. He always relented. Thanks must go out to his Fairy GayFather over at Modern Fabulosity for christening him “Daddycatcher” and for encouraging him to start up. Daddycatcher pledges to the House of ModFab!!!

Here’s hoping all you continue reading Daddycatcher’s Realm in 2009.

Daddycatcher’s CATCH OF THE DAY: Joey McIntyre

Posted in Catch of the Day on December 31, 2008 by Daddycatcher

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Happy Birthday Joey McIntyre!!!

MILK and Frank Rich

Posted in Gay Rights, Movies on December 31, 2008 by Daddycatcher

Daddycatcher saw MILK last night with the Big Man…and loved it!!!

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It was such a powerful movie detailing the turbulent political climate of the 1970’s for gay rights. The movie resonated even more after the passing of Proposition 8 last month in California.

Daddycatcher recommends that everyone go see MILK.

He also recommends reading Frank Rich’s op-ed piece, “You’re Nice Enough, Gay People,” in the New York Times.

“When Obama defends Warren’s words by calling them an example of the “wide range of viewpoints” in a “diverse and noisy and opinionated” America, he is being too cute by half. He knows full well that a “viewpoint” defaming any minority group by linking it to sexual crimes like pedophilia is unacceptable.
It is even more toxic in a year when that group has been marginalized and stripped of its rights by ballot initiatives fomenting precisely such fears. “You’ve got to give them hope” was the refrain of the pioneering 1970s gay politician Harvey Milk, so stunningly brought back to life by Sean Penn on screen this winter. Milk reminds us that hope has to mean action, not just words.”

In the immortal words of Carrie Bradshaw from Daddycatcher’s favorite episode of Sex and the City: “I respect Frank Rich. Frank Rich is a writer.”

Daddycatcher would like to propose a BROast!

Posted in Bromance on December 30, 2008 by Daddycatcher

If there was any reason why Daddycatcher should have tried out for BROdy Jenner’s Bromance, it was presented in the visage of gay prospective “bro,” Michael.

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Michael floundered so tragically that Daddycatcher cowered in embarrassment for all gay kind. Michael was obsessed with The Hills and thought that the show was going to be a replica of the Lauren Conrad-led reality show.

After seeing the Bro-Mansion, with its frat boy décor, Michael wanted out. He just couldn’t take living in “one big flea market gone retarded.” After committing several sins against “The Bro Code,” he withdrew himself from the frat race.

Now there is no gay on, quite possibly, the gayest show on TV.

Wait, what is that you say?

“Daddycatcher, what is The Bro Code?”

The Bro Code, according to ultimate Bro Barney Stinson, is the internal code of conduct that is regarded by Bros the world over.

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And it is Daddycatcher’s job to make sure that BROdy Jenner and his wingmen, Frankie Delgado and Sleazy T, follow the Bro Code in the way the Stinson dynasty would have approved. If Bromance has taught us anything from its premiere episode is that a good Bromosexual is hard to find.

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ARTICLE 15 – A BRO NEVER DANCES WITH HIS HANDS ABOVE HIS HEAD

After not being able to score hot chicks to bring to the Fredericks of Hollywood lingerie party, Femi decides to insert a break dance into his toast to BROdy. He may not have been scored any girls to attend the party, but his hands never reached for the stratosphere.

ARTICLE 24 – WHEN WEARING A BASEBALL CAP, A BRO MAY POSITION THE BRIM AT EITHER 12 OR 6 O’CLOCK. ALL OTHER ANGLES ARE RESERVED FOR RAPPERS AND THE HANDICAPPED.

Jacob forgoes having to worry about this article by wearing fedoras. Even in the hot tub elimination scene, when he gets sent packing.

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ARTICLE 27 – A BRO NEVER REMOVES HIS SHIRT IN FRONT OF OTHER BROS, UNLESS AT A RESORT POOL OR BEACH.

Daddycatcher is assuming that the Bro-Mansion has a pool. If we are observing the articles of the Bro Code, then there is no reason Chris P. should have taken his shirt off at the bar after his toast to BROdy. He should have waited until he got home. That being said, Chris P. can disregard Article 27 anytime he wants!!!

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ARTICLE 42 – UPON GREETING ANOTHER BRO, A BRO MAY ENGAGE IN A HIGH FIVE, FIST BUMP, OR BRO HUG, BUT NEVER A FULL EMBRACE.

Lots of love on Bromance. Bro hugs, all around!!! It was during all this show of affection that Daddycatcher thought of that internet sensation, Baitbus. All of these guys are a fist bump in a van away from being gay. And does anyone really do the fist bump besides BROdy, the Obamas, and the ladies of The View?

ARTICLE 52 – A BRO IS NOT REQUIRED TO REMEMBER ANOTHER BRO’S BIRTHDAY

In one strange – and pretty gay – move, Michael gives BROdy a birthday card at the Fredericks of Hollywood lingerie party. BROdy is gracious but as the wise Bro himself says later, “A greeting card? At a lingerie party? Really!?!”
See also ARTICLE 8: A BRO NEVER SENDS A GREETING CARD TO ANOTHER BRO.

ARTICLE 56 – A BRO IS REQUIRED TO ALERT ANOTHER BRO IF THE BRO/CHICK RATIO AT A PARTY FALLS BELOW 1:1.

The week’s challenge clearly exhibits understanding of Article 56. Each potential bro-mate has to bring two hot chicks to the Fredericks of Hollywood party. Geeks Gary & Chris F. score big by being the first two men to have their chicks arrive on time. Therefore, the Bro/Chick ratio is 2:1 – with the exception of Chris P. and Femi. Although Chris F. thought he had the hot chick contest in the bag, BROdy picked Luke (and his thick Medford, MA accent) as the winner with two hot blonde roommates.

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ARTICLE 63 – A BRO WILL MAKE ANY AND ALL EFFORTS TO PROVIDE HIS BRO WITH PROTECTION.

BROdy invites everyone to his bro-proofed pad and Chris F. wisely asks if they should bring condoms. That is the making of a good bro. BROdy, pay attention to these things!!!

ARTICLE 70 – A BRO WILL DRIVE ANOTHER BRO TO THE AIRPORT OR PICK HIM UP, BUT NEVER BOTH FOR THE SAME TRIP. HE IS NOT EXPECTED TO BE ON TIME, HELP WITH LUGGAGE, OR INQUIRE ABOUT HIS BRO’S TRIP OR GENERAL WELL-BEING.

When gay loser Michael leaves the show, BROdy offers him a ride to the airport. In a sign that BROdy might rival Barney Stinson as the ultimate Bro, BROdy helps Michael with his luggage. Oh BROdy!!!

ARTICLE 81 – A BRO LEAVES THE TOILET SEAT UP FOR HIS BROS.

The Can-fessional. That’s all…

ARTICLE 86 – WHEN A BRO MEETS A CHICK, HE SHALL ENDEAVOR TO FIND OUT WHERE SHE FITS ON THE HOT/CRAZY SCALE BEFORE PURSUING HER.

Daddycatcher did not see any of the bromies check out for crazies among the hot chicks. However, if you’re inviting random girls to a party just to get bromantical with BROdy Jenner – who really is the crazy one here!?!

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One less “Brother” on “Brothers & Sisters”

Posted in Television on December 29, 2008 by Daddycatcher

It looks like the least interesting Walker sibling may be taking a reduced role in the series.

Balthazar Getty, heir to the Getty oil dynasty, has been told by producers of the ABC hit (and Daddycatcher’s favorite Sunday evening show) Brothers & Sisters that they will be reducing the role of Tommy Walker to a recurring character.

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They state that it’s because of budgetary and storyline concerns, but the gossip mill says that it’s because no one can stand the cheater anymore.

Hmmm…sounds like a typical Walker family disagreement brewing!?!

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Daddycatcher’s MUSICAL MONDAY: Eartha Kitt – “I’m Still Here”

Posted in Musical Mondays on December 29, 2008 by Daddycatcher

Daddycatcher would like to pay homage to the late, great Eartha Kitt by showing off her performance as Carlotta from the London production of Follies.

She replaced Dolores Gray in the original London production of the show.  In this song, arguably the most famous, Carlotta sings about the ups and downs of her career.

The Boys of WEST SIDE STORY

Posted in Broadway on December 27, 2008 by Daddycatcher

Bloggers don’t seem to be digging the new revival of West Side Story, currently trying out in Washington, D.C.  But Daddycatcher is enjoying pictures of Matt Cavenaugh and Cody Green playing Tony and Riff, respectively.

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