This album is like dropping acid with your Russian Bubbe.
Mandy Patinkin sings American novelty songs translated into Yiddish complete with sound effects.
He does not actually speak Yiddish.
My copy skips horrendously so I get frightening bits of falsetto in quick succession.
It might be the soundtrack to hell.
I fucking love it.

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Respectable. That being said, this puts the show in even more trouble. Comet doesn’t deserve what’s happening to it right now. Mandy did not deserve the hate he received. Dave does not deserve this to happen to his masterpiece. Nothing but love, respect, and good luck to the entire team. I’m so sorry for the crap that has been thrown their way by the universe, capitalism, and the fandom in the past couple days.

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This is devastating. God only knows how Dave feels right now about his creation going this direction. Love to Oak, love to Comet, love to Dave Malloy. Thanks for an adventure, and here’s to hoping for a sudden and quick turn in a better direction. 

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Fox News suggests Muslims should stop bombing and burning people if they want better TV portrayals

  • On Sunday, a few days after Trump dropped the “mother of all bombs” in Afghanistan, a panel of Fox News hosts told the Muslim community not to “set off bombs” if they want better media representation.
  • The comments came after Homeland actor Mandy Patinkin’s interview with MSNBC on Friday. Patinkin said the show was dedicated to de-escalating the fear of Muslims and refugees.
  • “In movies, it was the cowboys and Indians, the nazis and communists,” Patinkin said. “Now, they’ve chosen the Muslim community — a community who has made contributions to the world of a monumental nature.”
  • Of course, the hosts over at Fox & Friends Weekend had a problem with Patinkin’s remarks.
  • “Do we remember who the bombers of the Boston Marathon were?” cohost Jon Scott said. “I mean, just an aside to the Muslim community, if you don’t want to be portrayed in a negative light, maybe don’t burn people alive and set off bombs and things like that." 
  • Several Twitter users pointed out the hypocrisy and flawed logic in their response. Read more (4/17/17 12:35 PM)

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@dave_malloy: hey all. bit of a devastating last 24 hours. so sorry for how everything went down. nothing but love and artistic awe for @OakSmash 1/

@dave_malloy: the show was in desperate shape; sales after ingrid leaving Aug 13 were catastrophically low. show would have closed 2/

@dave_malloy: it’s apparently a weird show. turns out it needs a name to sell it. 3/

@dave_malloy: mandy is a beautiful legend. had no idea. he didn’t ask to out oak, the show asked him to come asap because we were on brink of closing 4/

@dave_malloy: so sorry to have missed the racial optics of it. we had to do same thing with dear beloved brittain so in my head it was no different. 5/

@dave_malloy: please don’t give mandy grief, he’s devastated. i am not sure that the show has a future now. 6/

@dave_malloysigning off now. going for ice cream or whiskey or likely both. so sorry. thank you for the love. 7/

@diepthought: Note: Great Comet has been playing at 86% capacity. Reminder to POC actors, you need to be twice as good as white actors to lead a musicaldave malloy‏Verified account 

@dave_malloy: @diepthought yeah those numbers are because of ingrid. i wish it were not so but the post aug 13 numbers were unsustainable