Tuesday, April 29, 2003
Patrick Stewart, my favorite actor and portrayer of Starfleet's finest captain, gets the A&E Biography treatment tonight. (check local listings)
Monday, April 28, 2003
A sad day on Broadway: Peter Stone has died at the age of 73. His long and storied career included writing the book for what is arguably my favorite musical of all time, 1776. As much as I love the songs, it's the book (often called the finest ever written for a musical) that really pulls at my head, heart, and soul.
Thursday, April 24, 2003
Welcome, Music Man audience members! If you got here because of my blurb in the program, thanks for coming both to the show and this site. Feel free to poke around. Might I suggest a glance at my theater résumé? Posted @ 5:08 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2003
For the last several months, I've been listening to the WGN webcast of the Kathy & Judy Show, a morning radio talker featuring two witty, wonderful women from Chicago. I'm not their main target audience, to be sure, but I certainly enjoy them. Maybe it's an unconscious attempt on my part to balance out the overtly male, locker room style ramblings I regularly ingest as a consequence of my crack-like addiction to the Don & Mike Show.
Tuesday, April 22, 2003
Just as I'm sitting here stewing over the contents and implications of my last entry, Scalzi comes in once again to take my mind off the pain and crack me up:4:43 PM
Exploitive, opportunistic, callous, and wrong. Those are just the first of many choice words that come to mind regarding the Bush re-election strategy which includes a late-season, NYC-based Republican convention timed to butt up against, and take full advantage of, the third anniversary of the September 11th attacks. This is a disgusting, brazen ploy to milk a national wound. If there is any justice, it will backfire soundly on the President and his advisers. Posted @ 2:05 PM
Monday, April 21, 2003
A lot of folks are blogging about an article from Sunday's New York Times (free registration required) an examination of/warning about TiVo subscribers like myself. Nothing quite like picking up what you think is a newspaper and finding that you're holding up a mirror.
Thursday, April 17, 2003
If I wasn't so busy with Music Man, I would have remembered that the fan attacking an umpire incident at the White Sox-Royals game, which I wrote about yesterday, was the second such occurrence.
Wednesday, April 16, 2003
Clint Eastwood has come to the defense of Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon (second item). Responding to the controversy over the cancellation of the Baseball Hall of Fame's Bull Durham fifteenth anniversary celebration, Eastwood expressed outrage towards Cooperstown, saying "how dare they?"
The Cubs are in first place in the NL Central! Woo hoo!
Monday, April 14, 2003
Google News is one of my primary sources of information, but as much as I love it, it's not without its problems. One of the biggest is a glitch which often pair headlines with completely unrelated pictures. Here's one from their Entertainment section which was too glaring not to share:
Thursday, April 10, 2003
John Scalzi, a man I'm proud to share initials with, has a piece in his (now much more blogish, Moveable Type powered) Whatever column today supporting the idea of women serving on the front lines. The article is both humorous and respectfully deferential at the same time. I completely understand the deference, as I share with him the strong desire to avoid giving offense to women in uniform, and subsequently getting my ass handed to me by some devastatingly capable female soldier.
Wednesday, April 09, 2003
There's an excellent piece in today's Salon about The Daily Show and its coverage of the war. It nicely articulates many of the reasons I've got it on a TiVo Season Pass. Posted @ 4:53 PM
The third installment of the Madelyn Murray O’Hair in Hell series, "The Secret of the Burning Canvas", is up at The Morning News. The fact that it's been up for five days and I'm just touting it here now should give you some indication of how very busy I've been. Between work (slogging through a big, detail-intensive project) and Music Man rehearsals (with the cast swapping colds like bunch of kindergartners), any boost I got from recharging my batteries two Fridays ago is long gone.
Thursday, April 03, 2003
The 2003 NFL schedule is out today. Is it too early for me to make my Week 1 picks?
Over to your right you'll notice a new graphic, an image of a service flag. Years ago it was common practice for people to hang service flags in their windows during times of war. Each star on a flag indicated a family or organization member in the armed services.
Tuesday, April 01, 2003
Items I know are just April Fools' Day fun:
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