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Step lively for today’s hed gif from “Singin’ in the Rain.”

https://open.substack.com/pub/martiniambassador/p/singin-in-the-rain-but-dancin-in

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Mar 27Liked by Martini Glambassador
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Oh cool! I didn't know she'd made an appearance in that.

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Mar 27·edited Mar 27Liked by Martini Glambassador

She had an amazing career, and was still hoofing it late into life.

Truly an amazing dancer.

And give it to Janet to gather some greats in that video. Between Cyd and Cab, it is as good as it gets.

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I agree, great video with excellent cameos.

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Mar 27Liked by Martini Glambassador

ZOMFG!!! Cyd Cherisse!

😍🤩😍🤩😍

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Mar 27Liked by Martini Glambassador

Cyd Charisse and Gene Kelly in one of my all time favorite dance scenes. Thanks!!

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Mar 27Liked by Martini Glambassador

Singing in the Rain is one of the greatest movies of all time. I will die on that hill.

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Mar 27Liked by Martini Glambassador

The melding of serious dance and film has become something of a lost art. Cyd Charisse was a beautiful practitioner of it.

Oh ...and more than a little sexy!

As always, thanks

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Mar 27Liked by Martini Glambassador

Perhaps the best combo of a sexy/funny dance routine ever filmed.

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Mar 27Liked by Martini Glambassador

I absolutely adore how she returns Gene's hat to him!

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The hat alone conveys a kind if geekiness in his dance character that plays off of her literally smokin' looks.

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Mar 27Liked by Martini Glambassador

"When you've danced with Cyd, you stay danced with,"

--Fred Astaire

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Mar 27Liked by Martini Glambassador

I'm a leg man, and Cyd Charisse, she gots them.

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Damn! Those gams!

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Mar 27·edited Mar 27Liked by Martini Glambassador

Hubba hubba Cyd Charisse!

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I know, right?

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Mar 27Liked by Martini Glambassador

She's no Liza, but she sure is a looker!

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Mar 27·edited Mar 27Liked by Martini Glambassador

This is probably the only way you could have topped yesterday's for me.

The whole leadup to this moment is one of my favorite things in all the MGM musicals. The entire "Broadway Melody" ballet sequence is incredible, but from start to finish the dancing in the speakeasy sequence is Kelly at his pure best. Just the beginning--the agent, introducing him via the "Gotta dance!" with an authoritative baritone; the dancers, calling it back with raised and welcoming arms; Kelly himself, repeating it one last time with devotion and gratitude--bowls you over.

A back and forth with the chorus begins, and Kelly is barely able to contain himself; by the first "oooooh, that Broadway rhythm" he's *already* launching into his trademark windmill step.

Then the singing stops, and the chorus retreats. And then Kelly begins to *dance.* And it is one of the greatest sequences in all his films.

He puts *everything* into it, every bit of his training, and makes it look as effortless as anything Fred Astaire ever did. There are moments here where Gene Kelly--the earthy, low-to-the-ground, man's man of a dancer--appears to be lighter than air, actually *floating* as he leaves the ground. It's a moment worthy of Nureyev or Baryshnikov.

And then he slides across the floor, dead into Cyd Charisse's absolutely uncanny legs, and the whole thing goes off into something even *better.*

As great as Kelly's dancing is in the title scene, his work here blows that scene off the dance floor.

https://youtu.be/uLijQY55KY0

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He's one of my favorite dancers and it blows my mind that he didn't do a lot of dancing with Fred Astaire (though I already know theire styles are quite different, etc.).

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Mar 27Liked by Martini Glambassador

The one and only Cyd Charisse and her five miles of legs. A day that starts out with her is bound to be flawless

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Mar 27Liked by Martini Glambassador

I could watch Gene Kelly dance, all day. And this is one of my favorite movies - my favorite dance routine being "Moses Supposes." Thanks for this, this morning!

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Mar 27Liked by Martini Glambassador

I feel the same way about Kelly. He just blows me away and I’m not even a guy who normally pays much attention or cares about dancing.

Donald O’Connor’s “Make ‘em Laugh” is also amazing.

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Oh, yes. That is fantastic.

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An absolute tour-de-force!

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Mar 27·edited Mar 27Liked by Martini Glambassador

Check out the gams on that broad!

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I think it is spelled dat broad

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Yes, you are right, my bad.

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Umm,.. you's is right

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YOUSE right!

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Like Parcheesi?

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Heh, that was auto correct, that I "corrected"!

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Kick it while it's down!

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Mar 27Liked by Martini Glambassador

Brilliant. I think this is from the "Fantasie" portion of the show, dancing for dancing's sake. Love it.

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Mar 27Liked by Martini Glambassador

Gotta tab! Gotta tab! Gotta tab!

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Mar 27Liked by Martini Glambassador

Gene Kelly? YINZER REPRESENT!

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Hey c'mon! That's Cyd Charisse! I think it's appropriate to exclaim ecstatically HUBBA HUBBA!!!

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Oh, those legs!

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Not a fan of that Berlin Airport Podcast; politically it is at best uninformed and at worst slanting right; they also get a lot of the details and actual issues wrong.

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You and I must've listened from a different point of view. I took most of their jibes at social democracy and extolling capitalism as sarcasm.

I'd be fascinated to hear you explain why it took 13 years to complete and a 25 words or less summary of one specific thing that was incorrect.

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Mostly the trope that poor left behind people in the east vote AfD when this is nation-wide and especially prevalent among people who are quite well off. As to the airport, details that make it worse rather than better (how the Frankfurt airport operator was involved, hilarious software issues and gross incompetence by the architect who managed to create a layout that is incapable of handling new plane types and new airlines)

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Fun fact about Nicole Shanahan: she had an affair with Elon Musk which apparently ended her marriage.

So whenever you see her now, you will be picturing her fucking Muskrat.

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Someone should be constantly reminding her of that, every day. I think it says a lot about her judgement.

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not even a tiny bit fun if you ask me

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Not a bit

But not only does it make more sense now that that Brillo-voiced Kennedy stepchild picked her -- but it also seems like Melon Husk (whom I wish the Pentagon would tell to get the HELL OUT) is hedging his bets

So gross, though

If someone was going to have an affair with someone, why would you pick a something instead?

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A shout out to Cyd Charrise and her almost perfect legs.

https://youtu.be/JgeAUejUZhg?si=yuHLagu8oM6n5VKo

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Coeur d’Alene used to be ranked among the best places to live, no doubt because it was pretty much lily-white.

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The Missouri AG's office constantly libels people. They libeled me when then-AG Eric Schmitt called a press conference and called me a murderer and read filthy lies about me from my (unverified) psycho cousin's statement. He then printed the same in a press release. This was blatant libel, slander and defamation of character, prosecutorial misconduct, and a violation of prosecutorial ethics.

Now AG Bailey is slandering the Hazelwood School district. He also slandered a St. Louis Post-Dispatch journalist. They do it all the time.

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Thank you so much. I'm really struggling. Our site got sold from G/O Media yesterday and I'm trying to decide what to do with this new offer. How do you guys make this newsletter work full time?!

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Coeur d’Alene is a shit-stain....even in Idaho.

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This week's Movie Night is 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐆𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐃𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐢𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐧.

And it couldn't be more appropriate, with an insane, moronic dictator at the center.

https://open.substack.com/pub/ziggywiggy/p/wonkette-movie-night-march-30-the?r=2knfuc&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

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Good lord that story about the Utah women’s basketball team was frightening!

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Mar 27·edited Mar 27

It all makes sense now. We are in the WEASELVERSE,

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Time to drive out the shitweasels for the sake of all!

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One of my laptop's fan motors keeps cycling on and off. If I go black it is not just because I am in the wilds of V T. That is next week.

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CA Court Dropkicks Elon Musk Trollsuit

Yesterday, a federal judge in California dismissed Twitter’s trollsuit against the non-profit Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) for the tort of saying mean, true things about the company under Elon Musk’s leadership.*

The ruling was utterly scathing, striking the complaint under the state’s anti-SLAPP law and reading the company for filth.

Sometimes it is unclear what is driving a litigation, and only by reading between the lines of a complaint can one attempt to surmise a plaintiff’s true purpose. Other times, a complaint is so unabashedly and vociferously about one thing that there can be no mistaking that purpose. This case represents the latter circumstance. This case is about punishing the Defendants for their speech.

https://www.lawandchaospod.com/p/ca-court-dropkicks-elon-musk-trollsuit

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I don't regret leaving you, Coeur d’Alene. I think I managed to live there during that magical moment after they'd driven out the white supremacists in Hayden and before they decided to let all the (relatively) minor racists come crawling back from the surrounding hills to Make CDA Racist As Fuck Again (MCRAFA? I suppose it makes as much sense as MAGA).

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