Sunday, June 16, 2019

Father's Day

Daddy???
Michael Shinafelt 
Who's Your Daddy? You'd better say me, it's Father's Day after all...

To all you actual Fathers out there have fun with your spawn. To those about to rock I salute you.

A shout out to the stepfathers and chosen fathers. The ones who have adopted and the mentors.

Special mention to LGBTQ Parents out there, you deserve the right.  

Of course let's not forget my breed, the Daddy.

Happy Father's Day Indeed!

Father's Day on Wikipedia -
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father%27s_Day  

Saturday, June 15, 2019

You Need To Calm Down

Partners In Crime
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Justin Mikita, Taylor Swift & Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Whether you like her music or not, there is something about Taylor Swift the person that is compelling. I'm glad she is finally using her not surprising liberal voice to support causes like Planned Parenthood and, "Yes" the mysterious "Gay Agenda." 

In honor of Pride Month Ms. Swift gave a surprise mini concert at the Stonewall Inn honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. She was joined on stage by out actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson of Modern Family fame for her song Shake It Off

Her latest single You Need To Calm Down pledges support to the LGBTQ community with it's upbeat lyrics, thus her celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall is a no brainer.

Pride Month continues to roll till the end of June. Keep on keeping...!!!

Taylor on IG -
https://www.instagram.com/taylorswift/?hl=en  

Friday, June 14, 2019

One Night Only

Infinity Grove Entertainment and The Montalbán Present
Accidental Joy: A New Musical
A Dark Musical Comedy by Marcus Terrell Smith
And Composer Robbie McDonald
Saturday, June 29, 2019
The Montalbán is proud to partner with Infinity Grove Entertainment to present Los Angeles audiences with a special opportunity to experience an enhanced workshop production of Accidental Joy: A New Musical, coming to the theatre for one-night-only on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Book by Marcus Terrell Smith, music by Robbie McDonald, and lyrics by both, Accidental Joy is a dark comedy musical about one woman’s incredible journey to find the guru within, and the four or five hilarious murders that follow her along the way. Doors will open at 7:00pm and the performance will begin at 8:00pm on the Montalbán’s main stage (1615 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028). Tickets range from $37 to $52. For tickets and more on this production, please call the box office at 323-461-6999 or visithttps://www.themontalban.com/accidentaljoy.
Accidental Joy: A New Musical – Synopsis:
Joy Perkins, a 40-year old disgruntled underachiever, has resigned herself to a life of regret and unfulfilled potential. But when world famous guru, Niev Lapel, comes to town, Joy is determined to take one final stab at getting what she deserves and becomes a guru herself. Laden with adult language and situations, catchy original songs, and four or five murders,Accidental Joy: A New Musical, is a third-eye opening dark comedy that speaks to the central role we play in forging our own destinies.

Accidental Joy was written as a singer’s musical,” explains writer and co-lyricist Smith, “where each song, though it propels the story forward, can stand alone. We really wanted to write something a musical theatre actor could really sink their teeth into and perform. We found an awe-inspiring array of amazing teammates to realize this such as actor Tyren Perry (Bustin’ Loose, Family Matters) and orchestrator/arranger Anthony Sabatino, along with a stellar band. Come one, come all, and be enlightened!”

Accidental Joy: A New Musical bloomed out of a fateful meeting between Smith and McDonald one night outside of an empty Los Angeles bar. Producer Linda Joe joined the dynamic team right after its sold-out “first look” event in April 2018. Since then, the trio has worked tirelessly to bring Accidental Joy’s message of self-confidence and a belief in one's self to life. This new musical is coming into its own with a glowing endorsement from the prestigious La Jolla Playhouse, it was an Official Selection at the 2018 New York Musical Festival and enjoyed a sold-out staged reading event at the Belasco Theater in Downtown Los Angeles last October.

This year, The Montalbán, a theatre building a reputation as an early champion of new productions—helping to nurture shows for eventual tours and Broadway-bound engagements—became a fan and supportive friend. Together with the show's producers, Linda Joe and Marcus Terrell Smith, they are deviating from the standard theater development process. For one thing, presentations of new shows are usually done for small focus groups but Accidental Joy is changing the trend and inviting 1,000 theater goers to have direct involvement in the development of this unique show, which will employ minimal sets and costumes for this workshop production on the 29th.

As Joy Perkins likes to say, “You can’t go half-ass on fate. She needs both cheeks to sit on.”


LINKS:
 Accidental Joy Event Info & Tickets - https://www.themontalban.com/accidentaljoy
 Accidental Joy: A New Musical - www.AccidentalJoyMusical.com
 Accidental Joy Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AccidentalJoyMusical
• Accidental Joy Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ACCIDENTALJOYMUSICAL
• The Montalbán - https://www.themontalban.com
• The Montalbán’s Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheMontalban
• The Montalbán’s Twitter - https://twitter.com/themontalban
• The Montalbán’s Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/the_montalban

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Michael's Musings

Twins?
Michael Shinafelt
Communication is weighing heavily on my mind of late, especially in relation to Doctors. Seriously why are they so vague with me, the patient when I have not one clue as to what is going down? I ask you, oh that's correct I bet you don't have the answer either, moving on up, or down depending on your perspective...

Spied a Latin Man sweeping the sidewalk in front of a church the other day with a T-Shirt that said "Jesus" on it, wasn't sure if it was a religious reference or not

And now for some Fembot action!!!

Salsa Cleanse, discuss

One day someone will light your hair on fire over a Kit Kat bar

You flooze, you lose

Rumor has it Kathy Hilton, Kyle Richards sister may be joining the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills to fill the Lisa Vanderpump void, yaaaaaaaawn!

I'm not in school anymore so stop testing me

Feel Good Headline of the Week: "House panel unanimously passes 9/11 victims fund bill after Jon Stewart shaming"

My Little Pony is introducing a Lesbian character, a horse of a different color 

Just Because this image made me smile, Mariska Hargitay & her husband Peter Hermann

There's only one dick I can't handle: Donald Trump

Wine Wankers, I'll simply leave that one here

How come you never see countries with universal health care trying to repeal it? Guess it works or something, ya think?!

Elevate the F#cking conversation

Join me, won't you? -
https://www.instagram.com/michaelshinafelt/?hl=en
https://twitter.com/MShinafelt  

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Hump Day & Chill

One of Twelve Reasons...
Dennis Ward
On the twelfth day of June my blogger gave to me...twelve, "Yes" twelve reasons to Hump Day & Chill

One of the things I like about Tye Briggs Favorite Hunks & Other Things is his fascination with vintage male nude photos. Well let us journey back in time to 1977, 42 years ago to be exact. Not only was it a simpler time, it was a time when twelve guys got naked for the camera for posterity. 

There is no real narrative with these guys other than a byline that heralds - 1977: Twelve of the Best! That's all one needs to really know. 

I know the number twelve is two more fingers than anyone actually has. It also might be a daunting task to Hump Day & Chill twelve times, or not. 

Give it a try by clicking on the vintage link below. Like fine wine these guys got better with age.

https://favoritehunks.blogspot.com/2019/05/1977-twelve-of-best.html

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Just Because... Evil Queens

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall...Bite Me!
Alec Baldwin & Olivia Wilde 
With the Pride Celebration that happened this past weekend in Los Angeles, somehow Evil Queens are on my mind..go figure. As evil as many Queens in Los Angeles can be, none will ever top (pun intended) the biggest bad ass of them all, Queen Grimhilde from Snow White

Thus I present to you Olivia Wilde as her royal evilness and Alec Baldwin as her magic mirror on the wall. As captured through famed photographer Annie Leibovitz's lens for an ad campaign for Disneyland.

That's correct boys this Evil Queen will do more than throw shade and give you two snaps. She will outright hunt your ass down and kill you. Killer Queens from Outer Space, now there's a movie I would go see!

So Just Because Queens are on my mind, it does not mean they can't be deliciously evil fun. Instead of snarky and lame.

Mic Drop!

The "Evil Queen" on Wikipedia -
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evil_Queen  

Monday, June 10, 2019

Monday Motivation

Don't Be Tardy For The Party
Alice in Wonderland
Another week, another Monday...."Yes" it's time for some Monday Motivation Minions (say THAT three times fast) 

This is one of those Mondays that I am not sure what could Motivate me. I'm kind of feeling somewhat like I fell down a rabbit hole. Thus today's MM is fantasy, we all need an escape from time to time and what better way to life our spirits and make us smile than some good old fashioned escapism of the mind.

What came to my mind today is already obvious, or it should be given the image accompanying this post. Alice in Wonderland is the rabbit hole I fell down when I woke-up this ayem feeling like Grumpy Cat, because I am in pain am having surgery for it today.

Thus while I am getting my toe broken and reset I will be hanging with Alice and the denizens of Wonderland in the corners of my mind. 

So, what tickles your fantasy fancy today? Inquiring minds want to know...

Alice on Wikipedia -
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice%27s_Adventures_in_Wonderland