Monday, May 01, 2006

irish are like the blacks—turned inside out

Well, if you had any question about it, the Irish aren't coming. They're already here in NY.

I attended The Faith Healer yesterday with Leonard (and while waiting to get in brushed shoulders with the redhead from Desperate Housewives. (that's right, Marcia Cross! as redhead and pale as they come!)

(that's also where that line in the title comes from, but once I searched on the web, I found out that it was a much more common epithet.)

Then tonight was The Leuitenant of Inishmore, which is perhaps the bloodiest play I've ever seen. There's something in the black comedy with all the cat killing, the guy strung up with his nipple about to be sliced and all the brains blown out that I connected with. Why it's on Broadway, I'm not sure but hey: half the shows on Broadway on the moment are either about incest, cannibalism, vampires or death so why not? (And they're all making money!) But good, funny, intense acting yes. Ralph Fiennes, well he was a bit overwrought, but these guys up there with their thick Irish brogues, now they're funny.

And I was just chatting with my friend Patrice (a full-on redheaded Irish lass) back in BCN about why the Irish are so popular (with that weirdly fun/addictive/scary gmail chat), and she said she heard the Irish are so popular in the States because they were oppressed but have never oppressed anyone. Sounds good enough for me.

I know I can claim my Irish heritage. Although my grandma always told me we were "black Irish" which actually doesn't mean anything to actual Irish, only to American Irish (I'm too tired to find you a link to explain why).

Anyway, it's time for bed. Viva the Irish.


At 9:37 AM, Blogger Jerry said...

realized, I've been watching too much Irish, that header is actually cribbed from a line in The Proposition, with Guy Pearce playing an Irish guy in Australia.

At 4:27 AM, Blogger Guillem said...

Irish plays were HUGE in London in the 90s, and years later, the fad invaded Barcelona. We had all the McDonaghs, McPhersons, and McEverythings here too. But that was years ago. You Americans are SO behind.

At 12:07 PM, Blogger Gayest Neil said...

I'll stick to "Mamma Mia!", thank you.

At 8:10 AM, Blogger Dee said...

Remember that hot baddy from Charlie's Angels 2?

He was Irish.


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