Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Buzz

The BS News Quiz of the Day

Yesterday, I asked...

"Paris' Theatre du Chatelet is premiering a new opera tonight adapted from which 1980's film?"

22% said "The Karate Kid"
- Except in this, Mr. Miyagi is a diva with a heaving bosom.

22% also said "Back to the Future"
- Very close, McFly.

11% said "The Breakfast Club"
- Boy, if you thought detention was hell, make the students sing opera tunes.

44% got it right with "The Fly"

According to The Associated Press, David Cronenberg's 1986 horror flick, "The Fly," has undergone a bizarre metamorphosis. It's now an opera. Giggles broke out among those invited to Monday's dress rehearsal when a mezzo-soprano belted out the film's catchphrase: "Be afraid. Be very afraid."

The opera is also directed by Cronenberg, which gives it some street cred and some hope at being actually pretty good. Click here for the official website.

Here's the lead actor trying to avoid paparazzi after opening night.

Thanks Pink Tentacle.