Welcome Back to Travels with Fluff!
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London and the Opal Coast of France (for one day, to get some wine)
Dispatch from the What the Fluff? Festival in Union Square, Somerville
Don’t forget to take the Fluff Quiz at the bottom of this post. Answers to the previous Fluff Quiz posted too!
Fluff has taken a few bites out of the Big Apple in the last year and a half or so, as I’ve gone to see a few plays and went to an art opening. Before this, I hadn’t really checked out New York before, claiming that it held no charm for me. I’m not really sure what caused this, but I’m glad I got over my weirdo self, because New York rocks. Here are a few pictures of our travels there thatFluff wanted to share with you.
Fluff at Spamalot, March 16, 2005 (last dress rehersal). Scored autographs from David Hyde Pierce and Hank Azaria. Missed Tim Curry by that much (Damn!)
Fluff at the Booth Theater. Waiting in line for half-priced tickets to Faith Healer. Incredible Play
Fluff at Radio City Music Hall (the day it poured)
Fluff at the New York Times
Fluff at the Empire State Building
Fluff at the Chrysler Building
Fluff Enjoying the View from Central Park
Fluff in Little Italy
Fluff at Great Brunch Spot in Union Square
Fluff at Amazing Brunch Spot in Tribeca
Fluff at the Carnegie Deli
Fluff at Fluffy’s
Fluff at CBGB’s (soon to be RIP)
Fluff Quiz the Second!
It’s that time again. Remember, if you cheat, you are only cheating yourself. Answers to the first quiz appear below.
1. Is Fluff kosher?
2. Is Fluff a Boston Red Sox fan or a New York Yankees fan? Why?
3. Which Monty Python member is responsible for Spamalot?
4. Ian McDiarmid played Teddy in the Broadway revival of Brian Friel’s Faith Healer. Who did he play in Return of the Jedi?
5. Alas, it appears as though the legendary rock club CBGB’s really is headed for memory lane this time. What does CBGB stand for?
Extra Credit: What does OMFUG stand for? Hint: It ain’t dirty.
Answers to the Fluff Quiz the First!
James wins this round with the most correct answers. Here are the answers to the quiz.
1. Name one common recipe calling for Fluff.
Fudge and the Fluffernutter were the ones I came up with. It kicks ass in hot chocolate (c’mon, you know that you’ve had it). If you really want to go nuts, there’s a whole Fluff cookbook available.
2. Name two ingredients in Fluff.
Fluff contains corn syrup, sugar, dried egg whites, vanillin. You know it’s bad when you are relieved that there’s at least one “natural” ingredient in there, and that ingredient is sugar.
3. To what does “Take Courage” refer?
“Take Courage” was an add encouraging people to drink Courage beer. Now that’s inspiration.
4. How old is the existing London Bridge?
The existing London Bridge was completed in 1972, making it about thirty-four. The last London Bridge was purchased in 1968 by Robert P. McCulloch and reconstructed in Arizona. Rumor has it that McCulloch thought he was buying Tower Bridge.
5. Would you go see the Rod Stewart musical? Why or why not.
This is my answer. Your answer is your own. For the sick curiosity of it, and if I was given a free ticket and ample boozy treats, I would go. Serenading friends with “Tonight’s the Night” when they have new people in their lives is a cherished tradition. Also, in an oddly Fluff appropriate coincidence, my friends and I did Rockette kicks in the backyard to two things: Rod Stewart’s “Hot Legs” (it was the late-seventies), and to a little chant, “Peanut Butter ‘N Marshen-mellow!” (when we wanted Fluffernutters—don’t ask; I have no idea where it came from, but I know I was the first one to do it). So yes, I would go see it, but only for cheap thrills and slightly twisted nostalgia.
In the next installment, we’ll catch up with Fluffy in Memphis.