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“He is more than a prince, he’s an ace!”

Doubled and redoubled congratulations to Met press director Peter Clark (right), who tied for the Greater New York Bridge Association Flight B Player of the Year award. (Photo via Bloomberg/Stephanie Green.)

  • Quanto Painy Fakor

    What a horrible photo of Peter Clark. He’s much better looking than that.

    • Benedetta Funghi-Trifolati

      Yikes! Paging Francis Robinson.

      • Quanto Painy Fakor

        Yes, that was a different time with dear Francis, John Gutman (who always gave me access to so many MET rehearsals) Osie, Charlie Riecker, Merle and others.

  • operaassport

    What a l

  • operaassport

    What a lovely lesbian couple!
    That pic scared the crap out of me, literally.

    • manou


      • operaassport

        Literally. It looks like Rosie O’Donnell and Victor Buono had children!

    • Funny, my first reaction on seeing dome-pated women is not “Is she a lesbian?” but “Is she on chemo?”

      Anyway, it may be that you frighten too easily. Try butching up a little.

      • oedipe

        Oh, but chemo faces (or “spoon-like faces” as the French call them) are -sadly- very recognizable, no ambiguity is possible: the skin is unnaturally smooth and has a livid color.

      • operaassport

        Unlike you, I know what someone on chemo looks like.

      • LittleMasterMiles

        I just assumed she was Elza van den Heever. (Isn’t she?)

  • manou

    More flattering:

    It is not so much the boiled egg coiffure that worries me -- more the slightly rude chin.

    • damekenneth

      I was hoping for a better pic of him! (But thanks, Manou. That was a lovely photo.)

    • Batty Masetto

      Well, if we’re going to talk rude chins:

      • manou

        Yeeeeesss, but not as finely delineated a miniature.

      • SF Guy

        Oh dear. Tt’s as though Ms Potato Head had put her lips an inch too high.

      • oedipe

        Yea, but at least THAT face as a whole didn’t look like a myopic Snowman.

      • MontyNostry

        But Joanie always said that those top E flats were in her lantern jaw.
        I think EvdH has a good face, even if she isn’t as delicate cute as the sublime Mojica and can’t do a Nino and claim to look like Angelina. But she has a real voice, at least.

        • oedipe

          At least for those who use “real” synonymously with “loud”.

          When I heard her the other day I thought she could probably be good in Berg and Strauss, but she is too rough for belcanto.

          • Baltsamic Vinaigrette

            She’s real piercing, alright.

          • MontyNostry

            I’ve only seen her live as Komponist. It certainly made an effect in the theatre -- and good to hear a jugendlich-dramatisch soprano rather than a strained lyric mezzo in the high lines.

          • Angelo Saccosta

            Amen Oedipe. She’s good for Berg and Strauss, but she screamed all evening long and carried on like a butch dyke in drag. But maybe that was McVicar’s “konzept.”

        • la vociaccia

          Do you mean Mojca, or ?

    • Quanto Painy Fakor

      That’s not Joe Clark! and she looks like she’s dressed for a gala benefit for mamography.

    • papopera

      Il y a des vaches ici.

  • phoenix

    Well, she did need a gimmick — and she got one. But it doesn’t compensate for her lack of tone in the middle and below …

    • oedipe

      I see I am not the only one to have found that voice colorless, albeit loud…

  • Camille

    “Which twin has the TONI?”

    • Clita del Toro

      Which twin IS Tony?
      Btw, Cammiest, A.I. says Hi!

      • Camille

        That’s Toni and Tony!

        Big kisses to U&AI

        Monsieur Camille et moi are en vacances for a few days so I will not be around much so I wanted to take this opportunity to give youse guys a big smooch!

        Love et semper fidelis—

        • Clita del Toro

          Cammiest, enjoy your vacation.

  • Curiously, Peter Clark’s bridge partner, Jess Jurkovic, receives a sex-change in the middle of that bridge column. Halfway-through, South [Jurkovic] is called a “she”. The triumphant hand must have had a very stimulating effect on the bridge ace, though, because by the end of the column, “she” had grown a pair.

    • That would have come in handy had they been playing poker.

      • Actually: my fault. I misread the column. Duplicate bridge, two tables. Clearly, I don’t read enough bridge columns.

      • MontyNostry

        Brava, Cieca!

  • blanchette

    please, people- I know you don’t mean any malice but chemo jokes aren’t funny, here or in any context.

    • armerjacquino

      I don’t see any chemo jokes.

    • I don’t think anybody was making chemo “jokes”, blanchette.

  • blanchette

    on a lighter- or more on pitch note- Meade- yes!! I kind of admire Racette but her singing is pour moi a bit of a trial-

  • blanchette

    not to beat a bald head, but -benefit for mam(sic)ography ?- no offense taken qpf et al. xx

  • lucy brown

    Cieca, thank you for starting with a line from Cinderella. It is now stuck in my head…very nicely.