John Cranko, Onegin
Ludmilla Pagliero and Karl Paquette
ph. Julien Benhamou
Eddie Izzard - shopping at Mac store in Soho
New York City - May 14, 2014
When I was a kid I saw his HBO special. I watched it so many times I still know most of the words. It was the first time I saw a man dressed feminine, be funny, and not have women as a punch line. He didn’t slump out in front of the stage embarrassed by his clothing, he came out perfectly happy, hoping around, and didn’t do some silly feminine voice for laughs, he just used his voice, he wore his clothes, spoke about social injustice, and he was fucking funny. It was nice to watch a comedian and not be the fucking punch line or a flattened stereotype for laughs.
For those of you who don’t know me personally, or on Facebook anyways, my father was in a terrible bicycle accident on Thursday. He has already had surgery for two bulging disks in his neck, has 2 more fractured cervical vertebrae, 2 fractured thoracic vertebrae, his jaw is broken on both sides; he’s knocked out teeth, his cheek bones and nose are broken, and he goes through phases of paralysis and loss of sensation below the waist. Last night he went into cardiac arrest and may have had a stroke. He has been re-intubated, put into a medicated paralysis, and his body temperature is being lowered to minimize damage. I have four younger siblings, and was supposed to leave for university today. Given all this, I will be putting it off.
Please hold my dad in your thoughts and prayers. I hope he gets better, but at this point, it might take a miracle.
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