The Internet Is Leaking of the day: There are countless t-shirts with the face of human meme Nic Cage on them, but now we have confirmation that the man himself owns one. We also now know he wears it with a cowboy hat, beaded necklaces, frilled chaps, a cane, and sunglasses indoors at a Guns N’ Roses gig. The world is a remarkably strange place.
Nic Cage has transcended his human avatar and we are not worthy of being in his presence
This was a pose invented by accident, so to speak. During the first rehearsals in London Michael Crawford’s wig was less oily and slick compared to later wigs. When he removed the fedora during the title song cadenza, his wig acted up and he did an in-character move to smooth it out.
Gillian Lynne, original choreographer, was watching the rehearsals. She swooned when she saw how sensual the wig smoothing pose looked, and told Michael Crawford to do it again (and again). And so the wig slicking became a part of the choreography, done by every Phantom to come.
Here’s some legendary photos of it!
1. Anthony Crivello, Las Vegas.
2. Jonathan Roxmouth, Johannesburg.
3. John Owen-Jones, West End.
4. Dave Willetts, Edinburgh/UK tour.
5. Michael Craeford, West End*
6. Brad Little, Singapore/World Tour.
7. Mark McKerracher, Manchester/UK tour.
8. John Cudia, US tour.
9. Scott Davies, West End.
( * Note also how short his pants and jacket sleeves are. He and designer Maria Bjørnson wanted it this way, so arm and leg movements would be emphasized)
I didn’t know that Miley Cyrus was a brony
Secretariat, what are you doing?
winter evening on Flickr.
"you choose your favourite character because they remind you of yourself"
This is Peppermint. He’s the one-eared, three-legged, sixteen year old office cat at the veterinary I work at. Every day he comes up to one of us and meows for treats. If one does not give them to him right away, he starts clawing at your leg and looking at you with desperation in his eyes.
"You are my Phantom. Now and always. X" - Sierra Boggess about Ramin Karimloo
"It’s not a matter of wanting to work with her. I don’t want to. I need to." - Ramin Karimloo about Sierra Boggess
"And then on the other side I had Ramin. We created the Phantom and Christine in Love Never Dies together, which gave us a passionate chemistry with each other, and love for one another off-stage." - Sierra Boggess
Manchester United versus my city.
Of course I’m rooting for Manchester
No one knew of this shark’s existence until 1976. They are rarely seen in shallow water. There have only been three known recordings and fifty-nine specimen sightings of this shark as of May, 2014.
That last shark is a basking shark