Monthly Archives: July 2015

Lip Sync Showcase

ANNE HATHAWAY LIP SYNC BATTLENext weekend is the First Annual Lip Sync Showcase.  I have to prepare a number.  What song would you choose?  I’ve been profoundly contemplating my choice.  I’m not sure what to perform.  As a fan of Lip Sync Battle, I’ve been paying close attention to what works and what doesn’t.  Nobody wants an earnest lip sync situation.  The song must be worded with a wink.  There are some obvious go-to’s.  I want to avoid those.  No Gloria Gaynor.  No Madonna.  But you don’t want to go too obscure or dark.  It’s preferable when everyone in the audience knows the words.  Speaking of audience, the selection must hype the people.  I know a kid who insists on karaoke-ing Happiness is a Warm Gun, and it is such a bummer every single time.  Don’t be that guy.  An upbeat song choice is key, but you don’t want to go too corny either.  I’m auditioning a few different ditties – and there’s choreography to consider.  I gotta get to werk.  And for those of you participating, I look forward to experiencing the full gamut of magic you have to offer.   RU

air kissing

FRENCH AIR KISSI’m not a huge fan of the air kiss.  To me, it smacks of insincerity, but I’ve accepted it’s part and parcel of a standard greeting for certain people, and therefore cannot be entirely avoided.  Outside of Italy, how am I supposed to know if we air kiss one, two, or three times?  You treble kissers must have strong and nimble necks.  There is one particularly ferocious air kisser, who doesn’t seem to understand the “air” part of air kisser.  On a weekly basis, she plants a fat, glossy, wet smooch on my cheek.  I feel the gooey gloss on my cheek after her lips depart.  This is often before I have to teach class, so I’m always paranoid that I have lip prints on my cheek.  I love her, but too much moisture, hunny.  If we must touch upon greeting socially (which as far as I’m concerned we don’t), I prefer handslap over all other available options.  Obviously, a firm handshake is the only appropriate contact for business situations.  That’s where many of us could use some work, the handshake department.  With some folks, it’s like yanking a sad, little limp dick.HANDSHAKE