Playing the Fool

21 04 2010

I got roped into helping with a quick little one-act play that my friend Ryan is doing this May.  I was cast as a judge.  Which is appropriate, since I judge everyone I meet anyway.  The only problem (besides all the other problems) is that I don’t know how to pretend to judge people when I’m actually judging them as myself at the same time.  I mean, I’m judging the people performing, and I’m judging their (and my) performances, but I’m supposed to be judging the characters as my fictional persona in an objective manner becoming to a justice of the peace.

Also, I think I’m going to play him in the vein of the Mad Hatter.  Not Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter, but more like the 8/5 variety.  (Actually, I don’t remember the correct improper fraction, but it’s something like that.  Was that an inside joke in the movie?  I don’t get it, if it is.)

Anyway, my point is this:  I finally caved and got a haircut after cutting my own hair for well over a year, and I hate to admit it, but I like it.  I don’t like dropping money on it, or feeling less than wholly self-sufficient (it’s just hair, after all…shouldn’t be that big of a problem), but I do like feeling well-groomed.  Hey, maybe I’ll even start to shower again too instead of licking myself clean all the time.

Eviction Notices

18 08 2009

I just saw Topol’s Fiddler on the Roof tonight at South Coast Plaza, courtesy of Randall J.  Yes, that Topol, from the movie.

It really started getting interesting when I saw similarities between the evictions in this play and District 9.

Sleep now, and dream of this:


25 04 2009

I really just wanted to mention this as it’s written on my alma mater’s website.  Note the completely pointless quotation marks around words like “help out” in the descriptive paragraph.


Seriously, though. Come.  It’s funny, and you know I don’t use that term lightly…

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Biola’s Theatre 21’s Spring 2009 Play “Charley’s Aunt”

Dates: Thursday, April 23 at 8:00 PM
Friday, April 24 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 25 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 26 at 4:00 PM
Thursday, April 30 at 8:00 PM
Friday, May 1 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 2 at 8:00 PM
Thursday, May 7 at 8:00 PM
Friday, May 8 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 9 at 8:00 PM
Admission: Faculty, staff, students and alumni $8
All others $10
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Event Description

Written in 1892, the show by Brandon Thomas has been revived many times and was a hit movie in the 1940’s with Jack Benny in the lead role. Two Oxford University students want to “woo” two women, but must have a chaperone. They have an older “aunt” who lives in Brazil, so they get a third friend to dress up as the aunt to “help out.” When the real aunt from Brazil shows up, the comedy comes fast and furious. It’s a classic show that audiences will thoroughly enjoy.