Lady Gaga was Shakespeare? Say it ain’t so

January 13, 2010 at 8:27 pm (music) (, , , , , , , , , , , )


The people over at the American Shakespeare Center  or ASC have recently discovered that it was Lady Gaga who wrote all of Shakespeare’s plays and they have the proof to back it up.  Don’t you just love the picture too?

  1. This excerpt from Timon of Athens, IV, iii reads like a Gaga manifesto outlining her “Love Game”:

    “Hadst thou. . . proceeded
    The sweet degrees that this brief world affords
    To such as may the passive drugs of it
    Freely command, thou wouldst have plunged thyself
    In general riot; melted down thy youth
    In different beds of lust; and never learn’d
    The icy precepts of respect, but follow’d
    The sugar’d game before thee. But myself,
    Who had the world as my confectionary,
    The mouths, the tongues, the eyes and hearts of men. . .
    That numberless upon me stuck as leaves
    Do on the oak. . . Fell from their boughs and left me open, bare.”

  2. In The Taming of the Shrew, III, ii, she describes her own sense of style and how important fashion is:

    “with a linen stock on one leg and a
    kersey boot-hose on the other, gartered with a red
    and blue list; an old hat and ‘the humour of forty
    fancies’ pricked in’t for a feather: a monster, a
    very monster in apparel, and not like a Christian
    footboy or a gentleman’s lackey.
  3. In this quote from Hamlet, V.i, isn’t the Melancholie Prince  really saying that he can’t read a poker face?

    “Where be your gibes now? your
    gambols? your songs? your flashes of merriment,
    that were wont to set the table on a roar?”

  4. The Winter’s Tale, IV.iv, reiterates what Our Lady Gaga has said numerous times regarding how she likes to play:

    “if it be rough, it will please plentifully.”

  5. Sonnet XX is reminiscent of and mirrors her “Bad Romance”––it’s clear as day!

    But since she prick’d thee out for women’s pleasure,
    Mine be thy love and thy love’s use their treasure.

  6. In Hamlet, I.i, Lady Gaga points out an integral component to looking good and encourages all women to follow suit:

    “God has given you one face, and you make yourselves another”

  7. Beautiful, dirty, rich––this Merchant of Venice, I.i, line has Gaga all over it:

    “I owe the most, in money and in love.”

  8. In A Comedy of Errors, V.i, Lady Gaga describes her liberation and her meteoric rise to success:

    “gnawing with my teeth my bonds in sunder, I gain’d my freedom, and immediately Ran hither to your grace.”

  9. In Cymbeline, I.i, she even talks about the tattoo on her wrist.

    “Peace, dear lady daughter, peace! Sweet sovereign.”

    And the number one reason why we think Lady Gaga is the true author of the work commonly attributed to William Shakespeare is…

  10. In Much Ado about Nothing, II.i, she comes right out and reveals her identity:

    “Troth, my lord, I have played the part of lady fame.”

But really, I didn’t know the ASC had a sense of humor or that they even existed for that matter.  I might start checking them out.  I do like Shakespeare.  And Lady Gaga does seem to be everywhere doing everything. She writes her own music, created her image…has her own headphones  line etc, etc,  She’s now a creative director for Polaroid cameras and going on Oprah Friday.  She might as well have written Shakespeare.


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Vote for Your Heart Dress

January 13, 2010 at 1:36 pm (fashion) (, , , , , , , , , , )

I was watching Regis and Kelly this morning on which Tim Gunn was a guest which reminded me that I needed to write an update on the contest that I had entered earlier.  (And that the new season of project runway is coming up and promises to be better than last season). The three top dresses have been posted on the site since then and waiting for you to vote on the winning dress.  Unfortunately my dress is not among these but I have posted the design here so that everyone can see it.  I am mentioned on the site under read more stories, titled a grandmother’s example, along with 5 others which means I had to be among the top choices right? Please vote even if my design’s not there. Heart disease awareness amongst women is very important to me.  Each vote translates into money that is then donated to research for heart disease in women.  Also the winning dress will be made and worn. 


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Julie & Julia

January 13, 2010 at 12:19 pm (food, movies) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I saw the movie Julie and Julia a few days ago.  I thought it was good, but it seemed kind of long, and it made me really hungry.  The food looked and sounded really good.   I really want some of Julia Child’s beef stew.  So I got the cookbook from the library and then realized beef’s expensive and so are a lot of those recipes.  Not to mention how long the cookbook is. Julie really was determined to go through it and blog about it.  Consistent blogging is tough.  I would know, considering how often I take breaks.  I just got off one.  And coming back is always hard.  

Julie’s blog was all about how she got through Julia Child’s cookbook.  It was actually more of a year long project which attracted a lot of attention.  You can check it out here from the beginning if you’re interested. There’s a book too.  Seems interesting to me.  Now if only I can think of something that interesting. 

I don’t know if I’ll make the beef stew.    Although beef is cheaper now because of the economy.  Fancy restaurants aren’t buying up the good cuts, so I guess now would be a good time to have beef stew.  But cheaper is not cheap.  Istill have to check about the price, but it looked good in the movie and I like trying new things.  It might be worth spending a few extra bucks for.


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