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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Monday Movie Review

The boys did not review a movie this past Monday.

Iconic Parliament House Celebrates 39 Years as Gay Resort

A Programing Update From Our Friends at Orlando Fringe

The Orlando Fringe Festival will return in May for its 24th year, but in the meantime a monthly series will keep the Fringe vibe flowing.

The "Fringe Year Round" series features some of the top acts from the most recent festival — as well as favorites from years gone by. We're talking the likes of Lady Winifred and Didi Panache from "The Screw You Revue," drama from playwright Michael Wanzie, works by Martin Dockery, who won the top Critics' Pick award at this year's Fringe, and something new from Stewart Huff, whose show won the critics' award for comedy at the 2013 Fringe.

In the case of Dockery, a special ticket lets theatergoers take in three of his best shows in a single weekend at a reduced price.

With one exception, the shows in "Fringe Year Round" take place at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St., Orlando, which also serves as headquarters for the festival itself. (The exception is "The Screw You Revue," staged in the Parliament House's Footlight Theatre at 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando.)

Prices vary and are indicated in the description of each show. For tickets and more information, go to:

www.orlandofringe.org

Here's the lineup:

FRINGE YEAR ROUND

SEASONS
The Elaine Pechacek/Katie Hammond musical opens the Fringe's "Drama Winners Weekend." The show follows the early stages of a young romance, as well as the mother-daughter relationship tested by illness. It was the 2014 Daily City Audience Choice Award winner for Best of the Fest and Best Musical.
Friday, September 12, 2014   ~  8 PM     $12  
Orlando Shakes

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
The Patrons' Pick at the 2014 Fringe, this series of three one-acts is by Orlando playwright Michael Wanzie. A Brooklyn mother and daughter struggle with aging, a Catholic priest has an unsettling visit with a former altar boy, and Judy Garland hallucinates a return to Oz.
Saturday, September 13, 2014   ~   8 PM   $12 
Orlando Shakes

REINCARNATION SOUP
Viet Nguyen's moving collection of heartfelt stories with a flavor specifically Vietnamese, but surprisingly universal, won the Critics' Choice Award for Best Drama at the 2014 Fringe.
Sunday, September 14, 2014   ~   3 PM   $12
Orlando Shakes

THE SCREW YOU REVUE
Comic cabaret mayhem returns from Lady Winifred and Didi Panache (Dewey Chaffee and Douglas McGeoch). Adult language and themes. Staged at the Parliament House.
Saturday, October 4, 2014 ~ 8 PM
Sunday, October 5, 2014   ~ 3 PM
Footlight Theatre at The Parliament House
       

MERRY FRINGEIN' XMAS III
Seasonal cheer at the Fringe's annual holiday fundraiser and silent auction.
Friday, December 5, 2014  
 ~   8 PM   $15  
Orlando Shakes

WANDERLUST
A comical, multi-award-winning, true-life odyssey in which Martin Dockery travels from a dead-end job in New York to a dead-end road in Timbuktu while seeking love, meaning — and a compass.
Friday, January 2, 2015   ~   8 PM   $16  
Orlando Shakes
Only $40 to see all three Dockery shows

THE SURPRISE
Martin Dockery discovers he has two 3-year old, half-Vietnamese twin siblings who are 36 years younger than he, and travels halfway around the world to meet them on a high-energy journey both emotional and comical.
Saturday, January 3, 2015  ~  8 PM   $16  
Orlando Shakes

Only $40 to see all three Dockery shows

THE HOLY LAND EXPERIENCE
Wrestling with monogamy and infidelity, Martin Dockery comically travels through the land of the uber-faithful — from Orlando's religious theme park to a Christmas Day in Bethlehem — looking for something to believe in.

Sunday, January 4, 2015  ~  3 PM   $16  
Orlando Shakes

Only $40 to see all three Dockery shows

DONATING SPERM TO MY SISTER'S WIFE
Stewart Huff recounts how he helped his lesbian sister and her wife get pregnant — but the show is also a clever look at American society today, especially in the South.
Friday, February 6 & Sunday, February 7, 2014  ~ 8 PM   $14  
Orlando Shakes

DARWIN VS. REDNECKS
Stewart Huff's all-new show includes stories, thoughts, and opinions from a true Southern Liberal.
Sunday, February 8, 2015  ~  3 PM   $14   
Orlando Shakes

TICKETS FOR ALL SHOWS LISTED ABOVE NOW ON SALE

http://orlandofringe.org

LADIES OF EOLA HEIGHTS Declared Hit by Critics

LADIES” CONTINUES RECEIVES RAVE REVIEWS:

From The Orlando Weekly Review:

“Director Howard has assembled a trio of polished performers who prove how strong Wanzie’s script actually is.”

“[Beth] Marshall is marvelously brash, milking every ounce of mirth from moving her Hoveround inch by inch, and [Peg] O’Keef gives a master class in drunk-acting when stiff-necked sister Opal sheds her self-imposed inhibitions. Blue, in her first scripted starring role, stands toe-to-toe with the two veterans, delivering rapid-fire dialogue, and showing great flair for physical comedy with an expertly executed spit-take.”

“The explosive result is like Long Day’s Journey Into Night as reinterpreted by John Waters.”

“Wanzie has enjoyed great success over the years at venues like the Parliament House and Fringe Festival with his loving lampooning of local culture, but Ladies of Eola Heights remains the best example of his gift for combining outrageous comedy with heartfelt emotion.” By Seth Kubersky

From The Orlando Sentinel Review:

“In Ladies of Eola Heights, Orlando playwright Michael Wanzie deftly mixes broad comedy, a painfully horrible secret, local references, a lip-syncing drag queen, and Southern charm — that's the polite phrase, of course, for eccentricity. The result is a highly entertaining yet thoughtful production that can in the same scene provoke both belly laughs and shocked horror.”

“Director Kenny Howard succeeds in two critical ways: He seamlessly lets the high comedy flow into the serious bits. And he keeps the striking personalities of his actors and their larger-than-life characters in balance.”

“Much of the humor comes from the sisters' divergent personas, played to the hilt by some of Orlando's best-known performers: Peg O'Keef is a sour-faced Opal, disapproval dripping from her Southern drawl. Blue Star is hard-drinking Ruby, gleeful when she needles her sister. Beth Marshall, in her first stage role in four years, pulls off the tricky dichotomy of being the most outrageous — fussily maneuvering a mobility scooter, sucking on an oxygen mask — yet also the most grounded.”

“Sam Singhaus, known for his Miss Sammy drag persona, has a delightful star turn as their brother who escapes reality by dressing as a woman and lip-syncing to familiar standards. (He also gets to show off Marcy Singhaus's fabulous costumes.)”

“In the 2014 version, watching the women's eyes flicker with fear, regret, or anger is more chilling — which in turn gives the story more oomph…in the steady hands of Howard and the top-notch cast, the line that separates laughter from groaning is brushed against, not crossed.”

“In the play Steel Magnolias, another look at strong, Southern women, Truvy the beautician proclaims, ‘Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.’ Truvy would feel right at home — and be in darn fine company — with these powerhouse ladies.” - By Matt Palm

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“There’s a strong argument to be made that Wanzie is our best Orlando playwright; his shows reflect our town’s crazy-quilt character like Mamet’s do for Chicago, or Neil Simon’s for New York. Whether it’s your first visit to the Heights or your fifth, this is one reunion you won’t want to miss.”
Seth Kubersky, The Orlando Weekly

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Picture(s) Of The Week

"LADIES" REAPS FRINGE BENEFITS FOR PLAYWRIGHT:

On the left is my Gay Days 2014 Pumpkin, Jonathan Chase with his active duty sailor boy, Michael Marin, on their drive down from Jacksonville to see LADIES OF EOLA HEIGHTS this past Saturday night.


The morning after

 


When Reality Smacks You Upside the Head

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Daphne Ferrero Presents
THE EVOLUTION OF DRAG

Drag Through the Decades

A magical trip down memory lane through the eyes of a drag queen. Featuring 11 of Florida's Finest Top female Impersonators

FOOTLIGHT THEATRE AT THE PARLIAMENT HOUSE

Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 7 PM

Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 2 PM

Advance tickets $20

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Also On Sale:
Jeff Jones’ LITTLE MISS PARLIAMENT HOUSE

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Short Takes

 “Outside of the killings, DC has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.”
-- Former mayor of Washington, D.C. Marion Barry, March 24th, 1989, National Press Club speech

My Two Cents

Reprinted with permission...

One Amazing and Awesome Response to a Potential Life Threatening Situation
From Michelle Knight

Friends, Bear with this lengthy status. I was uncertain about how/when/if to make my current situation public, but ultimately I decided that sharing my story may help others.

I'm also a bad ass and love telling fear to suck it.

So...

I'm BRCA 1 positive. Technological advances in genetic testing have made it possible to map my DNA and pinpoint this shitty mutation that makes my lifetime risk of developing breast cancer 85% or higher.

The risk is too damn high.

At a young age I watched my aunt Patsy, (the woman that encouraged me to sing and dance, my idol and hero), go through a bone marrow transplant, double mastectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments. And we lost her.

It left me wanting revenge on cancer.

When my other beloved aunts were diagnosed, I became aware of this dark cloud looming in my future.

Now I'm getting pissed.

And proactive.

I have grenades on my chest, and I'm not going to sit and wait for them to go off.

On July 30th, I'll go into the hospital and have a preventative total mastectomy.

A week later I'll have reconstruction.

I'm not sick, I'm just not gambling.

There's no time to waste.

Thank you in advance for your care, concern, prayers, and positive thinking.

I have a beautiful life. This is not a sad day. It's a day to kick ass. It's a day to celebrate the memory of the women that didn't have the opportunity to throw the first punch.

Fuck you cancer. I'm not the one.

Editor's Note...there is going to be a support party on July 28.

LET ME EXPLAIN IT TO YOU
By Mike Dorman

The editorial cartoon above ran in the Villages Daily Sun Tuesday, July 15. The hubris of the cartoonist is astounding, as is the lack of homework done prior to drawing this piece of drivel.

Where to start?

Ok, let's start by pointing out that rarely is a speaking fee based on wisdom. Dr. Ben Carson commands high fees, yet he believes the earth is about 4,800 years old! Few high school dropouts are so naive. Former President George W. Bush routinely (141 times since leaving office) "earns" (is paid)  100-150 thousand dollars per talk.  Most, including Republicans would hesitate to use the adjective "wise" when discussing Bush 43. Sarah Palin has been paid $100,000 for speaking at the graduation ceremonies of a college no one has even heard of. So, what implies and imparts  "wisdom" in a person? Experience? Education? Diversity of endeavor? By those yardsticks, at 34, Chelsea Clinton leads the above mentioned in most categories.

Consider Chelsea Clinton at 34 years of age compared to previous three I named.

I'll simply be kind and point out that Dr. Ben Carson, a groundbreaking neurosurgeon, overcame significant personal obstacles to achieve his well deserved renown in the medical community; in other areas of science, he is a relative dunce. I'm not being unkind, I am simply telling the (probably now highly offended) readers to check out his stances on other scientific issues. His fundamentalist religious beliefs have stunted his intellectual growth outside the neuroscience field. Good guy, scientific tunnel vision.

George W. Bush at 34? Well, it took him 29 years to accomplish an (almost assuredly charitable, since he was a "C" student) MBA. He then worked a bit in the oil business, and by 34 failed in a run for Congress. We know the rest of the publically known and not so publically known facts, including cocaine use, alcoholism, etc. Wisdom? Not so much.

As for Sarah Palin, after five different college stints, she earned a bachelor's degree in communication and, by 32 was mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, a metropolis of about 7,500 persons and Huskies, from which, she alleged, she could  "see Russia,” which apparently constitutes her entire foreign policy portfolio, which earned her second seat on John McCain's ticket in 2008. She resigned from her only elected position as Governor of Alaska. 

So what of Chelsea Clinton? Start with 8 years in the White House, from ages 8 to 16, exposed to the inner workings of government as few ever are. Essentially no other elected president other than John Quincy Adams in this century has similar experience.  (I know, "W"s daddy was...yes, but "W" wasn't there!)  In fact, during his father's vice presidency, there was at least one incident where brother Jeb Bush intervened between a drunken "W" and George Senior. Chelsea, on the other hand delivered over 100 speeches in support of her mother's Presidential campaign, supporting her, as she had done during Hillary's New York Senate campaign.

Chelsea Clinton has been essentially constantly involved in politics as observer or participant since the age of 2 when she actually accompanied her dad during his Arkansas Gubernatorial race, which is a ton of experience. But, you say, what is experience without the intellectual means to apply it? Ms. Clinton has a BA in History from Stanford, an MPhil in International relations from Oxford, a PhD in International Relations from Oxford, which makes her far better prepared at 34 than either Bush or Palin ever were at any time. Additionally, Ms. Clinton has earned a Master's of Public Health at Columbia, where she is also adjunct faculty.  

So for those who might still agree with the cartoonist regarding choosing one's parents wisely...I have two words - Bristol Palin.

Mike Dorman is a man who lives in The Villages where he is often enraged by the content of that mega-hamlet’s newspaper.

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Now Playing

Now Playing (End date to be determined by attendance)

In 3D - On Giant Screen – Digital Adventure Theater
Orlando Science Center
Also currently screening in various in-museum theaters: Galapagos, Unseen World 3D, Penguins 3D, Flight Of The Butterflies, Titans Of The Ice Age, Peabody & Sherman, Catching Fire, and Coral Reef Adventure.
All films included in regular museum admission prices:
Adults $19/Students & Seniors $17/3 to 11 - $13/2 & under FREE
Complete screening schedule:
http://www.osc.org

Friday July 25

The Venue

Online Tickets $16/$20 at the door, if available
http://www.bbbamericana.bpt.me

Friday & Saturday,  July 25 & 26

Why Not Lounge – Howard Johnson Plaza – Altamonte Springs
$10

bonkerzcomedy.com

Friday & Saturday, July 25 & 26
MASCOT GAMES

Amway Center
$12 & up
http://www.ticketmaster.com/

Through July 28
LADIES OF EOLA HEIGHTS

The Abbey
$30 General/$40 VIP Reserved Table Seating
www.TicketWeb.com

Saturdays Through July 26
Also Saturday & Sunday, August 2 & 3

BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

The Garden Theatre
$15 - $25 Per Individual Concert

Click Here for Tickets

Through July 27
RUPUNZEL

Orlando Shakes
$9 - $15
407.447.1700
www.OrlandoShakes.org

Through July 27

THE CENTER - Osceola Center for the Arts
(Not the former Tupperware Auditorium on Hwy 441/rather the community theater on Hwy 192 - Kissimmee)
$15
http://ocfta.com

Through August 3

Orlando Repertory Theatre
$15
407.896.7365 Ext 1
orlandorep.com

Through August 8
NEXT FALL

Orlando Museum of Art – SunTrust Auditorium
$18 Adult/$15 Students & Seniors
www.UnseenImagesTheatre.org

Through August 24
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

UCF School of Performing Arts Theater
$20 Adult/$18 Senior/$10 Student
407.823.1500
www.theatre.ucf.edu

Through September 7

Orlando Science Center
Adults $19/Students & Seniors $17/3 to 11 - $13/2 & under FREE
osc.org

THEATER – NEXT FALL
Unseen Images Theatre (Producers of PILLOW TALK) presentation of the Tony Award nominated play by Geoffrey Nauffts. NEXT FALL is a modern day romance that asks the hard questions about commitment, unconditional love, and faith.

Luke believes in God. Adam believes in everything else. NEXT FALL portrays the ups and downs of this unlikely couple's five-year relationship with sharp humor and unflinching honesty. And when an accident changes everything, Adam must turn to Luke's family and friends for support...and answers.

"The funniest heartbreaker in town!
NEXT FALL embodies something theatergoers have been
sorely missing, perhaps without knowing it, for years.
A smart, sensitive, immensely appealing and utterly contemporary New York comedy."
-
New York Times

FIVE STARS
“The best new American play
of the Broadway season”
-
Time Out NY

“Compassionate, laugh-filled, and enormously entertaining”
-
Associated Press

"Deeply moving and surprisingly funny.”
-
Hollywood Reporter

NEXT FALL

Directed by            Assistant Director

                               Jamie DeHay        David Baldree

Featuring

Timothy Bass    Scott Browning    Andrea Gentry
Lori McCaskill     Keith Newhouse    Robert Dowd Urch

ORLANDO MUSEUM OF ART
SunTrust Auditorium

In Loch Haven Cultural Park
2416 North Mills Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32803-1483

Advance Tickets

$18 Adult/Students & Seniors $15
www.UnseenImagesTheatre.org

A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit local Central Florida charities and organizations that share some of the same issues and themes explored in the play. Below is a list of the charity/organization hosts for each of the 9 performances. You may elect to attend on the night your favorite charity will benefit from your ticket purchase.

Friday       7/25:       Come Out With Pride 

Saturday   7/26:       Orlando Youth Alliance 

Sunday     7/27:       Joy Metropolitan Community Church 

Thursday 7/31:         Orlando Fringe

Friday       8/01:       Zebra Coalition

Saturday   8/02:       Central Florida Softball League/ASANA World Series

Sunday     8/03:       Planned Parenthood

Monday    8/04:        Equality Florida

Friday       8/08:       The Center

www.UnseenImagesTheatre.org

EXHIBIT – CURIOUS GEORGE: LET’S GET CURIOUS
Interactive Fun For Kids
For 65 years the insatiable curiosity of that loveable little monkey Curious George has captured the hearts of millions of children around the globe. Now the little fellow has his own traveling exhibit, which is visiting the Orlando Science Center through the summer; Curious George: Let’s Get Curious! welcomes young visitors on a fun filled adventure where they are invited to use machines to move materials, climb a fire escape like a firefighter, learn about color, light, and shadows, explore the galaxy with Curious George, pose for pictures with George in his space suit, and email them home, and learn of the littlie monkey and author Margret Ray’s escape to safety during World War II.

Taking place in the neighborhood where Curious George lives with The Man in the Yellow Hat, visitors will recognize familiar characters and places featured in the popular PBS KIDS television Series and, of course, the beloved classic children’s books.

Now on exhibit through Sept 7

ORLANDO SCIENCE CENTER
777 E. Princeton Street – Orlando 32803
Loch Haven Cultural Park
Between Orange Avenue and Mills Avenue/17-92

Exhibit included in regular museum admission prices:

Adult:  $19

Senior (Ages 55 and over) $17

Student (with ID) $17

Youth (Ages 3 to 11) $13

Age 2 and under:  FREE

Admission includes tickets for the Giant Screen Films and Digital Educational Films. To pick up tickets to any of these shows, just visit the Admission Desk in the lobby on Level 2 upon arrival.

Coming Attractions

SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS NOW ON SALE

CHOOSE YOUR SEATS IN THE BEAUTIFUL
WALT DISNEY THEATER
AT THE STUNNING NEW STATE OF THE ART
DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

BEFORE INDIVIDUAL SHOW TICKETS GO ON SALE

 Florida Theatrical Association
in Cooperation with

 Presents
FAIRWINDS/BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA ORLANDO
2014/2015 SEASON

The Six-Show Season Subscription Includes

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
Disney’s NEWSIES
MOTOWN
PIPPIN
ANYTHING GOES

&

I LOVE LUCY – LIVE ON STAGE

Among other benefits, season subscribers have the opportunity to secure seats for special engagement shows ahead of the general public:

Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

&

BOOK OF MORMON

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE

While visiting the website be sure to check out the premiere season of the Center’s

Also consider becoming a supporting member of the
Dr. Phillips Center For The Performing Arts

“Arts For Every Life”

In the section you will find opening dates for future attractions so you may plan ahead. Emboldened listings indicate events added as of this edition of your GRAM.

August 1

BACKWARDS IN HEELS Winter Park Playhouse
  COMPANY Breakthrough Theatre
  CORSETS & CUTIES The Venue
August 2 CABARET Breakthrough Theatre
  THE SWEENY FAMILY: A COUNTRY COMEDY SHOW The Garden Theatre
August 4

Orlando Philharmonic
SEASONS OF SOUL

Plaza Live Orlando

August 7 CROSBY STILLS & NASH Bob Carr PAC
August 8

MANILA LUZON

The Parliament House
August 12 O – TOWN Hard Rock Live!
August 15 PETER PAN Osceola Center for The Performing Arts
August 15

PETER PAN

THE CENTER – Osceola Center for the Arts/Hwy 192 –Kissimmee

August 16

THE WYANS BROTHERS: Damon, Keenan, Shawn & Marlon

Hard Rock Live!

August 18

Orlando Philharmonic
RIMMA & FRIENDS

Plaza Live Orlando
August 22 LOVE YOUR SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL Summer Rewind Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center
August 23 TORI AMOS Bob Carr PAC
August 30 AN EVENING WITH DEEP PURPLE Hard Rock Live!
Sept. 5

Disney On Ice
FROZEN (We always knew he was)

Amway Center
Sept. 6 PLAY IN A DAY Orlando Shakes
September 12 THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG Winter Park Playhouse
September 7

AN EVENING WITH MARK TWAIN

Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center
September 17 Cirque Du Soleil VAREKAI Amway Center
September 19 INTERNATIOANL FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL EPCOT
September 24 SWEENY TODD The Garden Theatre

September 26

THE WIZARD OF OZ Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center
October 5 MARC ANTHONY Bob Carr PAC
October 7 SESAME STREET LIVE! MAKE A NEW FRIEND CFE Arena at UCF
October 8 PINK COLLAR COMEDY SHOW Orlando Improv Comedy Club
October 12 LITTLE MISS PARLIAMENT HOUSE Footlight Theatre
October 19 ELAINE BOOSLER Plaza Live Orlando
October 21 ENRIQUE INGLESIAS & PITBULL Amway Center
October 22 RINGO STARR and his All Star Band King Center
November 2 SUSAN BOYLE in Concert King Center
A Note from Wanzie

In this day and age of “Order in the next ten minutes and get a second one absolutely free. Just pay separate shipping and handling.” (Translation: you’re paying for the second one, also, we’re just going to refer to that expenditure as “handling”), along with products that promise the moon and deliver a sinkhole, it sure is nice to be able to endorse a product or two because they perform exactly as advertised.

I wish to endorse – without compensation of any kind from the manufacturers – two products I have recently found to be outstanding:

 OUTSTANDING PRODUCT # 1:

BUTTERBALL “READY TO ROAST” WHOLE YOUNG TURKEY IN A BAG

It’s a 12-pound turkey that goes directly from the freezer into the oven in a baking bag, which I guess must have the effect of a convection oven, because even though the bird is frozen solid, it doesn’t take much extra time to cook. Mine was done in 3 ½ hours. But it wasn’t just done; it was cooked perfectly, resulting in one of the most moist and flavorful roasted turkeys I’ve ever eaten, achieved without ever basting, and with absolutely no prep. You don’t even have to put the turkey into the bag; it’s already done for you. Furthermore, it was gorgeous, coming out of the oven evenly roasted to a golden/caramelized brown, almost exactly as shown in the picture on the outer merchandising bag. It’s a bit pricier than its standard non-bagged frozen cousin, but I thought it worth every cent of the slight upcharge considering the convenience of not having to plan and monitor a lengthy thawing process, as well as how pleasing to both the eye and the palate the finished product turned out to be. Every bit as good and as easy as Butterball purports it to be, this product really does provide a hassle-free means of roasting a frozen turkey perfectly.

OUTSTANDING PRODUCT # 2:

SCRUBBING BUBBLES
AUTOMATIC SHOWER CLEANER

I didn’t’ realize how well this product was actually working until the batteries ran out of juice and I neglected to swap them out with energized replacements. I had forgotten what shower maintenance was like prior to having implemented daily use of this product, which absolutely performs just as illustrated in the commercials and print ads, which promise that with daily use you will only have to clean your shower about once every 30 days, and in the meantime your shower will pretty much stay soap scum and mildew free. Well I’m here to tell you Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner works like a miracle as far as I’m concerned. Each time you prepare to step out of the shower, you simply hit the little button at the base of the plastic solution dispenser, which you hang up over your showerhead. The contraption beeps to warn you it’s getting ready to spray, allowing you time to exit the shower and draw the curtain. An automated sprayer head then revolves 360 degrees, several times, spraying the entire shower stall with a refillable cleaning solution. The result is you hardly ever have to clean your shower, and when you do clean it, it’s easy breezy. I love this product because using it simply becomes part of your mindless morning shower routine, requiring no more thought or effort than it takes to remember to turn off the water at the end of your shower, and it performs exactly as promised.

I am not an actor…well O.K…I am an actor, but none the less I’m also just an average American homemaker (SHUT UP!), as well, and I have not been paid or rewarded in any way by the manufacturers of the products which I have endorsed and promoted. The results reported were real. The name of the Turkey was changed to protect the innocent.

I’m WANZIE and That’s All I Wrote!

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