Song of the Day 01/14/2010

January 14, 2010 at 7:30 am (america, Free, free song, mp3, music, qotd, song, song of the day, sotd) (, , , , , , , , )

On this day in 1900 – The Giacomo Puccini opera “Tosca” had its world premiere in Rome. The opera made its U.S. debut on February 4, 1901.

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Question of the Day:

Who is your favorite villain?

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  1. nattya61 said,

    Lex from Smallville. I like what they did with the character…or where they were going with the character before Rosenbaum decided to leave the show.

    I will also always be a fan of Gargamel.

  2. Kel/y_H said,

    Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Or (at some points in the series) Angel. Why are the bad ones always SOOOO good lookin’?

    • nattya61 said,

      I thought of Spike, since I love him so, but to me he was the good guy. Angel was too whiny for me.

      Yummy Spike…

      • Matt said,

        Spike was so whiney as a good guy. He’s way better as a villain.

  3. Steve said,

    Either The Joker or Drago, the Russian boxer from Rocky IV.

  4. Shannon said,

    Mrs. Lovett from Sweeney Todd (the stage show, not the film). She seems so motherly and domestic. But in the end, when all is revealed, she is arguably the most evil person in the entire show. Which is saying a lot, considering that everyone is corrupted in one way or another by the end of this show.

  5. amber said,

    Wow, good one Shannon.
    My first response was the Joker, so I guess I’ll stick with that, BUT your answer made me think outside the comic book realm (apparently I associate villian with superhero comics) and so my real favorite is Vince Vaughn’s character, Lester Long in the movie Clay Pigeons. That was the beginning (and I’m afraid, the beginning of the end) of his sexy phase, and it’s just really a great movie.
    Jeaneane Garofolo was probably tickled freaking oink when she delivered the line: “Barney? Could you not poke the body with a stick, please?” Classic!

    • amber said,

      tickled freaking “PINK” not OINK!

    • Shannon said,

      Why thank you, Amber! My immediate thoughts were Disney villains, because they tend to be so fantastic. So I understand why you thought comic books. But Mrs. Lovett kept pushing her way into my head. You’d have to see a production of the stage show to know why I prefer that Mrs. Lovett to the film interpretation. Helena Bonham Carter was just ok (let’s face it, she’s not a singer), and played the role in such a way that you’d never be surprised that she would bake people into pies.

      But on the stage, Angela Lansbury once played Mrs. Lovett, and sort of typifies the way the role is usually performed. Imagine someone like Angela Lansbury participating in murder and canibalism, and you can see what I mean.

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