Thursday, February 23, 2012

Shoe Store the Musical (selected scenes)





















This was a musical dramatization of this post.






58 comments:

  1. That was a very exciting post, I really liked it! I wish I had more witty banter but that's it for the moment. I am sorry..

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    1. Thanks Cynthia! I have to say, it was a HUGE pain to draw, given that it only takes 15 seconds to read.
      So a little witty banter would really have been appropriate here...

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  2. Oooooh, Windex. This is my kind of blog.

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    1. Your comment seems to imply a certain sexiness inherent to Windex. I must now spray it all over my face before retiring to the marital bed.

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    2. I sort of have a fetish. Though your wife may not share this. Fair warning.

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  3. You know what the weirdest part is? I was actually singing something in my head while reading this. And even weirder, I was singing it to the tune of "dont stop me now" by Queen. It's all very weird.

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  4. Thats interesting.
    The opening song is set to the tune of the Wonderpets theme song.
    The interlude where Shoe lady contemplates the strange twists her life as taken is set to think of me from phantom menace.
    and the last song, the climactic immolation of their forbidden love, is set to the thong song.

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  5. You know, I always wondered why there wasn't a musical version of that shoe store post.... I'm glad you FINALLY came around to it.

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    1. Years in the making, four hours in the drawing.
      Believe the dream.
      AWWWWWWWWw SHOESTORE!

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  6. I'm not gonna lie... the love scene was titillating.

    The chorus line?

    Brilliant.

    The ending?

    Worthy of a standing O. And possibly the Wave.

    I laughed, I cried...

    *bliss*

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    1. I pegged you as a sucker for a half-naked fat man paddling a giant shoe.
      You just have that look about you, killer cupcake.

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  7. Hammers & Roger's Steinway quality, you need an Oscar and a Tony.

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    1. Thank you, thank you-and think, these were only selected scenes from the 3 and a half hour extravaganza!

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    2. You know how to put the eXtra in "eXtravaganza!".

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    3. I liked the monotone opening, then boom, color.

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    4. Sorry, that should be monochromatic.

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  8. Hahahah, this is fantastic. I can't wait to see it on Broadway! :P

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    1. Just waiting on the financial backing.....

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  9. This is, without a doubt, my favorite blog post ever made by anyone ever. Ev. Er.

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    1. Oh geeeez, you flatterer you.
      blush and shush.
      Thats theater talk.

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    2. Oooh, that's the famous S-M-U-K, cool! I wonder when her neXt blog post is going to happen. Thousands anXiously await. Hundreds fear. Tens are laying odds. But only One knows ...

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    1. I can email you an mp3 of me singing it, but you must delete it after listening one time, else the beauty of my golden throat will escape into the world and blow the skin off of people's understanding of purity and tonal density.

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  11. gweenbrick + full bladder + laughing maniacally like a demented lunatic, newly escaped from a top security psychiatric prison ward, whilst standing over the prone figure of a now deceased body, which may or may not be the ex, while hold my steely blade aloft = peeing myself with laughter...or I could have just said, very funny post...

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    1. lily, listen carefully, you need to check yourself back in. Its not safe out here for you, you killed who you needed to kill, now just quietly turn yourself in.

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  12. Good Lord! JAZZ HANDS!!!! I love it!

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    1. Thanks thescousewife! Appreciate the nice comments you always leave me.

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  13. Ha, loving it. Suspense, drama, mystery, erotic tension, shoes, this post had it all!

    Looking forward to the 3D version Director's Cut with commentary and deeted scenes!

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    1. Thanks the Jules!
      Some images though are better left on the two dimensional plane

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  14. Love this. Mostly because I view all of life as a musical where I am the only one who hears the songs.

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    1. I know what you mean-most jobs I have ever had settle into a weird musical mode after I have worked there long enough

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  15. If only I hadn't had that cut rate laser eye surgery I would've been able to enjoy this seemingly delightful masterpiece along with everyone else.
    I'd like to know when it can be acted out in my living room for me, or when it's available in braille

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    1. Depends on where you live-I can drive in about a twenty minute radius from my home to do performances; any longer than that and I black out

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    1. Its actually supposed to say 'dance like a bro' which is how Jeffrey always describes his dancing

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  17. I will probably be singing that all day tomorrow....

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    1. At least you can adapt it to any tune you want, and feel free to add lyrics

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  18. oh I am so sad to be late to the party of reading this post! I love love love the waiting-outside-the-store-for-it-to-open part, no wait, my favorite part is where the shoe store lady manager has a secret crush on you and you seem to be sailing away, à la Edward Lear's masterpiece, "Owl and The Pussycat." Oh, to go to the land where the bong tree grows...........

    gweenbrick! you transport me! (that is better than "complete me") any day of the week)

    xxo
    MOV

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    1. Thanks for reading MOV! Glad I could transport you somewhere chubby and shoey

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  19. I don't know why, but I am kind of afraid of shoes now.

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  20. Hahaha that was hilarious =D "Until they shiiiiine!" classic.

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting, I am glad you liked it.

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  21. My favourite musicals usually involve gene kelly, but this will also do! :D

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    1. Shoot, I should have had myself spinning around a lightpost and singing that godawful good morning song

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  22. Laughed out loud. More than once. And I suck at writing witty comments, so this is what you're getting.

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  23. That was better than the plays put on by my kids school.

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    1. Ha ha awesome. Kids theater can be so amateurish

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  24. I loved this post! So fun to sing along with it as I read... such grace and beauty - and putting all sarcasm aside - very cleverly done! Thanks!

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  25. I just placed my first huge spring order for my shoe store earlier this week, and today is my deadline for my fall order for new styles, eXcitement builds! I have everything on display in a glass case though, so there isn't much dust, plus I already have a sister-in-law.

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    1. Do you really sell shoes? You mentioned that once before, but I thought you were joking..

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    2. Nope, no joke. I sell only Vibram FiveFingers "toe shoes". I discovered them quite by accident when I saw an ad that AdSense placed on my blog, and I thought how strange when I first saw a picture of them. But now a year later I have been turned into a shoe salesman, I never saw that coming after spending a life being a chemist and computer scientist. So it has been building momentum, people ask me about them all the time. But I just enjoy helping people after losing my job I loved three years ago, and improving peoples lives through better footgear is wonderful. I like to tell people I have the coolest "job" in the world, because like parents getting to watch their kids walk for the first time, I get to see people walk in Vibrams for the first time, and a lot of times the eXpressions on their faces are amazing.

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  26. Now that's going to be stuck in my head all day.

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