Saturday, February 24, 2007

"He Thinks He's Ethel Merman"

Ethel Merman is alive and well.

I love the Merm.

One day, I want I go to one of those trendy bars where they raffle off the chance for you to be the "D.J. for the Night" by plugging your iPod into their sound system, win the lottery and force everyone there to be a part of my personal MERMA- THON!

It's a dream I will make happen.

Legend has it that, standing backstage one night, someone rushed up to her and said, "Miss Merman, you're on!" Merman replied...

"I am? How am I doin'?

Or there's also that story of someone walking up to her after she came off stage from singing one of her big, belty show stoppers and saying, "How to you think the song went, Miss Merman?" Ethel's overly confident and heroically bitch response was...

"They clapped, didn't they?!?!"

It's nice to know that the Merman- ator is still with us...

...alive and wel...

...living the body of 10 year old boy.

There is hope for the world, yet!






Note: Watch this clip, bitches! "LOL" and "LMAO" and "FYMAHD"...

...that's "Fuck Your Mama And Her Donkey," FYI - - I made that one up...


... and the rest of the copies of "LOL" are used way too friggin' much by the kids born during the Clinton Administration.

But this clip of a young boy's Ethel Merman impersonation made me laugh in places I didn't know I had...


...and hopefully this weekend, I'll be exploring those places... a lot...

6 comments:

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

OMG!!! I think the kid is actually channeling her!

Stephen Rader said...

E - This is the second boy I have heard in as many months who can The Merm back from the Great Beyond.

What's puzzling is that both of them were born in the 90's and Ethel died in 1984. What was her soul doing for that decade inbetween?

Lance Noe said...

it is so good to see young homosexuals are alive and well in the world!

Stephen Rader said...

Lance - My favorite part, and the part that gives me hope for future and the end of homophobia, is that his mother does the introduction and has no problem saying...

"Here she is - Ethel Merman!"

My mother would never have done that when I was a boy...

...of course, my mother wouldn't know Ether Merman from Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Mertz or ethyl alcohol.

Michael said...

My God.....this makes me happy!!!

Stephen Rader said...

Michael - I know, I know. That little boy's performances of The Merm is joy incarnate.

It's just like Whitney used to sing...

"I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way"