Monday, December 28, 2009

So Long 2009.. Jib Jab Style.

Gotta' hand it to the guys and gals from Jib Jab and their catchy salute to all that was the year 2009.

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You Sir Are No Jack Kennedy!

Ahhh.... to be the first. Whether it be the first man on the moon or to be the apple of your affection's eye... man and tabloid journalism always seem to rush to the point - most of the time without looking anywhere but dead straight in front of them - like a horse with blinders on.
TMZ obtained a "never-before published" photograph which appears to show John F. Kennedy on a boat filled with naked women -- it's a photo that could have altered world events.
TMZ had multiple experts examine the photo -- all say there is NO evidence the picture was Photoshopped. The original print -- which is creased -- was scanned and examined for evidence of inconsistent lighting, photo composition and other forms of manipulation. The experts all concluded the photo appears authentic.
The photo was eventually given to a man who owned a car dealership on the East coast. The man kept it in a drawer for years, and would brag to friends he had an image of JFK on a boat with naked women. The man died 10 years ago and one of his sons inherited the photo.
Had the photo surfaced when John F. Kennedy ran for President in 1960, it could have torpedoed his run, and changed world history.
Here's the expert on the authenticity of the photo.

UPDATE: 2:34 PM ET TMZ now confirms the photo was part of a Playboy spread in 1967. The image published in Playboy was published in color. Due to the tragic events in Dallas Nov. 22 of 1963 - you sir are no Jack Kennedy

UPDATE: 1:11 PM ET A rep from Playboy tells TMZ the photo ran as part of story titled, "Playboy's Charter Yacht Party: How to Have a Ball on the Briny with an Able-Bodies Complement of Ship's Belles." She says the photo was taken on one of the islands that make up the Grenadines (Petit Rameau).

Ed Gien ...The Musical

What happen when you combine "Psycho", "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and "Silence of the Lambs" you get the local film production "Ed Gien: The Musical".


"The Butcher of Plainfield", a musical set in rural Wisconsin in the 1920's, is the story of Ed Gein. Gein is the real-life basis for Norman Bates in "Psycho" and Buffalo Bill in "Silence of the Lambs". Ed has two problems: he wants to be a woman, and when his mother dies, he needs to find a way to bring her back to life. Unfortunately for his victims he found a way to do both. With lyrics and libretto by Steven Charles Nicholas, music by Elliot AB. Sneider, and direction by Amy Leland, "The Butcher of Plainfield" tells the story of a quiet, tortured monster who finds his victims at hardware stores, taverns and his local grave yard.

Filmed over six months in Omro and Appleton with a micro budget of $9000 - it is a testament to what can be done with hard work and talent.

Ed Gein: The Musical,
which has its world premiere on Saturday, Jan.2, at the new Communication Arts Center at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley in Menasha.

WHAT: Ed Gein: The Musical

WHERE: UW-Fox Valley Communication Arts Center, Menasha

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 2, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15, 9:15 p.m.

COST: $10, which includes an 11x17 poster and a 20-minute Q&A with the director, writer and stars at each showing


Thanks to The Scene for additional resources and information