Every morning I get up and go to something crazy I found on You Tube and send it to everybody on my list. I call it DougTube. I just find them. I think of things that might be on You Tube—I’ll type in “Turkish Wizard of Oz” and then they’ve got it! Or I know there’s a video of Debby Reynolds singing “If I got a Hammer” that’s going to knock your socks off because it’s so showbiz Vegasy. I think in the fall I might launch DougTube as a website. And then on Mondays, because it’s dark Monday in the theater and everyone has time off, I send my friends to different websites that I think are kind of genius and crazy and nuts. I just stack them up when I’m in the middle of something. I try not to spend more than 10 minutes on it. There are about 150 people on the list—Isaac Mizrahi, Cynthia Nixon, Nathan Lane, Marc Shaiman, Chip Kidd. Now everybody finds stuff and sends it to me and then I disperse it and it becomes a conversation.
Below, two DougTubes specifically chosen by Beane for Wmag.com
Dear Edith has just found her sea legs and has asked the band to play “Dinah”:
The legendary lesbian ski lodge:
Doug Carter Beane’s top website picks: Bizarrerecords.com Cakewrecks.blogspot.com—the ugliest cakes anyone could ever make Awkwardfamilyphotos.com Tackyweddings.com Thisiswhyyourefat.com—basically pictures of deep fried chili dogs Oddee.com—from most bizarre mugshots to weirdest toilet papers Bettybowers.com Bluegobo.com—old show music