Harvey's Thanksgiving Message

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Harvey's Thanksgiving Message#0
Posted: 11/26/03 at 10:33am
What a wonderful essay! Click on the link!
A message from Mrs. Santa Claus
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Updated On: 11/26/03 at 10:33 AM
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re: Harvey's Thanksgiving Message#1
Posted: 11/26/03 at 10:36am

damn NYTimes and their registration requirements.

-Christina
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re: re: Harvey's Thanksgiving Message#2
Posted: 11/26/03 at 10:37am
Registration is free, takes just a few minutes and is well worth it.
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re: re: Harvey's Thanksgiving Message#3
Posted: 11/26/03 at 10:39am
Shhh, Mistress! I'll post it. :)

You Better Watch Out
By HARVEY FIERSTEIN

Published: November 26, 2003

According to legend, New York lore and two major Hollywood flicks, Macy's Santa is the real deal. And tomorrow, to the delight of millions of little children (not to mention the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court), the Santa in New York's great parade will be half of a same-sex couple. .....

(edited for content by the editors of BroadwayWorld.com with a caveat to not post full articles. Please only use a pull quote or two with a link. Thank you)
"Christ, Bette Davis?!?!"
Updated On: 11/29/03 at 10:39 AM
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re: re: re: Harvey's Thanksgiving Message#4
Posted: 11/26/03 at 10:42am

meh, i hate the news for the most part. too depressing.

-Christina
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re: re: re: Harvey's Thanksgiving Message#5
Posted: 11/26/03 at 11:24am
MasterLcZ-

Thanks for posting the article- it's wonderful!!

One suggestion, tho... If the New York Times legal folk saw that someone on BroadwayWorld.com was posting NYT articles on this site, BWW could get in lots of copyright trouble. It's very nice of you to make it so easy for us to read the article without having to go to (or register at) the NYT site, but it might be better to just post a link.

Sorry, don't want to be a pain, and I'm pretty sure no one would get in trouble for posting the article here... But still, it's better not to post full text of copyrighted material.

Thanks,
Tesse
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thanks!

-Christina
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He always warms my heart with his essays, truly a gift. And I'd like to wish all of you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for the ideas and passion that this site brings everday!
You've got to spread joy up to the maximum Bring gloom down to the minimum Have faith or pandemonium's Liable to walk upon the scene
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I'm thankful for you icon's Sheekla!
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Wonderfully said by Harvey.
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Harvey's Thanksgiving Message#10
Posted: 11/26/03 at 5:13pm
And you go, Girl, too!  Harvey's Thanksgiving Message

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re: Harvey's Thanksgiving Message#11
Posted: 11/26/03 at 6:00pm
I am Thankful you posed that, LcZ. I'll bet someone will be coming down the chimney tomorrow!
PEACE.
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re: re: Harvey's Thanksgiving Message#12
Posted: 11/26/03 at 8:49pm
Coming down or coming out? Or going down? Is this a triple ententdre?
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re: re: re: Harvey's Thanksgiving Message#13
Posted: 11/26/03 at 9:17pm
Oh, I hope so, VC!
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re: Harvey's Thanksgiving Message#14
Posted: 11/27/03 at 12:09am
Harvey is so eloquent and intelligent... last winter he did the post-show 'Broadway Cares' fund-raising pitch after 'Hairspray' performances and he gave the most moving speech, it was really beautiful. He's such a talented writer, too. I'd love to see him on CNN debating this against one of our great conservative minds...
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re: re: Harvey's Thanksgiving Message#15
Posted: 11/27/03 at 9:07am
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/27/nyregion/27CLAU.html

Well, can you say "BOYCOTT"?
Nice going Macy's.
PEACE.
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re: re: Harvey's Thanksgiving Message#16
Posted: 11/27/03 at 10:01am
I'm with you, Alex. Put Harvey on CNN immediately (flirting with Anderson, pointedly...) and let him take on just about anybody. Start with Mrs. Cheney, who conveniently pretends she doesn't have a lesbian daughter.
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re: harvey's thanksgiving message#17
Posted: 11/27/03 at 10:03am
being a frothing neo-con warmongering imperialist dog, i often hesitate to comment in these threads about social issues. that said, i quite enjoy harvey's columns and think instead of being mrs. claus, he should have drressed the same but been singing "santa baby." the measure of what a class act harvey is can be seen in his response to the macy's statement. simple, concise and effective. would that more folks in the public eye (especially thoses on my side of the political fence) could exhibit such power and passion without resorting to vitriol. kudos, edna.

happy thanksgiving to all!
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pray to st. jude

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he was the gimmicky sort

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re: Michael Feingolds Thanksgiving message#18
Posted: 11/27/03 at 11:59am
To be sung to an old familiar tune:

OH, YOU BETTER NOT SWISH
YOU BETTER NOT MINCE
YOU BETTER NOT DISH,
I’M WARNING YOU, SINCE
SANTA’S SEGREGATING HIS SLEIGH.

HE RIDES WITH HIS WIFE
HE RIDES WITH HIS SACK
BUT WHO’S THAT IN DRAG
WHO’S RIDIN’ IN BACK?
SANTA’S GAY BUT THAT’S NOT OKAY.

HE LIKES THINGS THAT ARE LACY
BUT STILL HE CLAIMS HE’S STRAIGHT
THE PEOPLE DOWN AT MACY
THINK HE MIGHT INSPIRE HATE

SO

WE GOTTA BE PRIM
AND MIND WHAT WE SAY
DESIGN THE NORTH POLE
THE LOG CABIN WAY:
SANTA’S SEGREGATING HIS SLEIGH.


Feel free to use. Please give author credit to Michael Feingold. Thank you.

And Happy Thanksgiving

mfeingold@villagevoice.com



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I'm appaled at Macys. There was no plans for Harvey to be riding with Santa in the first place. I think using the parade to make a point was brilliant of him. Anyways, he looked beautiful.
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re: Harvey's Thanksgiving Message#20
Posted: 11/27/03 at 5:00pm
Unfortunately the point of the parade is to sell toys and CDs... that's all (thank God for the mute button on my remote- between Aaron Carter, the Lizzie McGuire girl, etc. I've heard enough tone-deaf teen idols today to last the rest of my life). I'd bet if Macy's thought that having a gay Santa would sell more Barbies they wouldn't think twice about it.

The whole spectacle is permanently stuck in 1955. I've never seen so many white teenage girls in one place in my life- what was up with the 700 (mostly blond) cheerleaders? And the all-female giant dance group at the end? They do actually have male cheerleaders at just about every college now. And I couldn't help but notice that NBC cut to a commercial while the one black marching band they showed was in the middle of their performance.

I did enjoy the 'Little Shop' number, and the kid from 'Boy From Oz' was good too. I overslept and missed 'Wicked'- didn't they perform too? I should have just changed the channel after the Broadway numbers...
Updated On: 11/27/03 at 05:00 PM
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re: re: Harvey's Thanksgiving Message#21
Posted: 11/27/03 at 5:38pm

One big cliche.
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re: re: re: Harvey's Thanksgiving Message#22
Posted: 11/27/03 at 6:23pm
Well, they did have an African-American balloon this year.
That's progress.
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Is it true that there is only one black Rockette? I noticed that during their performance.
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Tesse:

BroadwayWorld could get in a lot of trouble for a lot of things involving copyright on this site. What about all the little photos that we all use as icons? You think Rob owns all of those?!?