July 23, 2008

NYC — A Pleasant Surprise.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 8:15 pm

Went into Manhattan today with several legal types. Lunch at Sardi’s, a New York landmark, and afterwards we saw Mamma Mia. I had doubts about the show going in, as I am not an ABBA fan, and I’ve heard it said that no guy goes to see Mamma Mia unless he was dragged there by a woman.

Let me say that it is difficult to imagine someone not liking Mamma Mia. The performers had singing voices that could knock the rear wall down, the band was absolutely superb and there were plenty o’ laughs as well.

If you find yourself in New York and looking to be very well entertained for a couple hours, I highly recommend the show.


  1. I’ve heard the movie is excellent also.
    I’ll have to settle for that since NYC is a bit of a jaunt 🙂

    Comment by Jean — July 23, 2008 @ 8:18 pm

  2. I hold musicals in the same regard as wreaths of garlic and wooden stakes dipped in holy water… *shudder*

    Comment by gregor — July 23, 2008 @ 8:50 pm

  3. The last Musical I was dragged to was West Side Story……Back then I still smoked & spent much of the time in the Movie lobby smoking with the other huge crowd of people similarily bored shitless.What a dreadful piece of crap that turkey of a movie was.

    Since then I got rid of wife # 1, I no longer smoke & since I have a concealed weapons permit will never be forced to attend another musical. If I need real excitement …..I`ll go watch the grass rrow.

    Comment by dudley1 — July 24, 2008 @ 7:15 am

  4. Youse guys got no culture. 🙂


    Comment by Jim — July 24, 2008 @ 7:59 am

  5. We saw “South Pacific” a few months ago; it was excellent.

    But no lunch at Sardi’s for us 🙁

    Comment by Mr. Bingley — July 24, 2008 @ 8:37 am

  6. I had absolutely no interest in this until I read that one of the lady leads in ABBA was the product of a Nazi eugenics program (now she’s chummy with the Queen of Sweden).

    Comment by Suzette — July 24, 2008 @ 9:02 am

  7. Forgot the link:
    Norway’s Nazi Secret –

    Comment by Suzette — July 24, 2008 @ 9:02 am

  8. Well, Suzette, to be honest I much prefer the Girls From Sweden to the Boys From Brazil…

    Comment by Mr. Bingley — July 24, 2008 @ 9:36 am

  9. Wow Suzette. I had no idea. Interesting shit there.

    Comment by dogette — July 24, 2008 @ 9:37 am

  10. Yes, your Suzette is a serious observer of world issues. Also, hairspray and puppy pictures.

    Comment by Suzette — July 24, 2008 @ 10:00 am

  11. Your not an ABBA fan? WOW! I thought everybody liked ABBA

    Comment by GUYK — July 24, 2008 @ 10:17 am

  12. Glad you liked it (Mama Mia)! Sounds like a great show. I’ll have to catch the movie. Thanks too, to Suzette for the info on Norway’s secret.

    Comment by JihadGene — July 24, 2008 @ 11:42 am

  13. I bought tickets for my wife and her sister to go.

    They liked it and I got to hang out in the bar and get plastered 😀

    Comment by hammer — July 24, 2008 @ 6:33 pm

  14. Hammer —

    If you got shitfaced on Broadway, it must have been one expensive drunk.


    Comment by Jim — July 24, 2008 @ 7:34 pm

  15. It was in Vegas at the time. But yeah still expensive to get wasted.

    Comment by hammer — July 24, 2008 @ 8:19 pm

  16. We saw the show at the Preforming Arts Center in San Jose a couple of years ago and it was great. Humor, music and enthusiasm. We had lunch at McDonalds

    Comment by Brian, "Proud Air Force Vet" — July 24, 2008 @ 10:27 pm

  17. I’ll just have to take your word for it. I like ABBA, when performed by ABBA. But everything I’ve heard on XM Radio’s Broadway station irritates the crap outta me. I won’t be rushing to see the movie. And when I get to NYC again, I won’t be standing in line for the play, either.

    BTW, when I get to NYC again, I hope to stalk a certain Jimbo. Perhaps over a pizza on the Boulevard. I think you know where I mean.

    Comment by wRitErsbLock — July 25, 2008 @ 10:12 am

  18. Whew. For a moment there I thought you might have gone to see the movie version of Mamma Mia.

    Nothing like Pierce Brosnan singing to alter your attitude.

    Comment by The Thomas — July 28, 2008 @ 10:17 pm

  19. Well, it’s a matter of taste. Some people just aren’t big on corny musicals (I don’t mean corny as an insult). Some people like more serious-toned plays. I personally didn’t like Momma Mia and was dragged there, but that’s just me.

    Comment by Alfred — August 24, 2009 @ 11:54 am

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