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05/13/10 09:53 - 44ºF - ID#51547

Life is a Cabaret

Doris Eaton Travis, the last living Ziegred Follies girl has died at the age of 106.

She first started dancing for the follies at the age of 14. During the height of the Great Depression she began teaching tap at the Arthur Murray school, eventually opening her own schools in Michigan.

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In her 70s she earned a long-delayed high school diploma. She then devoted 11 years to acquiring a college degree, taking a course or two a semester at the University of Oklahoma. She graduated in 1992 at the age of 88 with a history major and a Phi Beta Kappa key. She was halfway to a master's degree when she decided to focus on her memoirs instead.

In 2007, Oakland University in Michigan gave Mrs. Travis an honorary doctorate. She responded by singing and dancing "Ballin' the Jack," a song popularized by Lillian Lorraine, a renowned Ziegfeld Follies' star.

A little more than two weeks ago Mrs. Travis returned to Broadway to appear again at the annual Easter Bonnet Competition held by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, this time at the Minskoff Theater. She did a few kicks, apologizing that she no longer performed cartwheels.



Here is a video of her dancing at the age of 101



I feel like she has been more active in her last half century than I will have been in my first.

Hats off to you, Ms. Eaton Travis.

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05/03/10 01:44 - 65ºF - ID#51497 pmobl

70 and foggy is apocalyptic weather.


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04/30/10 10:12 - 65ºF - ID#51477

Electron Boy save Seattle!

The Make-A-Wish foundation gave a child with cancer his wish: to be a superhero. Hundreds of volunteers helped out to let Electron Boy save Seattle from the evil Dr.Dark and Blackout Boy.

Such an awesome story:




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04/09/10 01:02 - 37ºF - ID#51356

METAL!

This is the most METAL metal band to grace Odin's hall.

Hevisaurus is a an all-dinosaur metal band you could take your kids to see. You may also bring your Furry friends.



ROAWRRR!
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04/04/10 01:54 - 57ºF - ID#51328 pmobl

Passion

All the Passion of Christ without all that blood and gore.
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03/24/10 03:36 - 40ºF - ID#51258

Dead Puppy crosspost

I was whistling this song all day so I decided to listen to it. And, oh sweet god, adorable youtube video of sleeping/dead puppies!


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03/14/10 11:03 - 35ºF - ID#51184

MIKE!

This has to have been made with you in mind. Holy shit.


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03/02/10 04:37 - 34ºF - ID#51095

Make Jim Happy

Hello everyone. Hello Jim.

This ad was obviously made with you in mind. Enjoy.




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02/23/10 08:18 - 31ºF - ID#51065

Adopt a Kitty

Does anyone know of someone who could give a kitty a home. He is about 3 years old, up to date on his shots, and dog friendly. He loves to cuddle.
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02/14/10 05:39 - 27ºF - ID#51014 pmobl

Attention Paul

It is almost upon us!
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