November 2004

Nov 30, 2004 Comments Off on From the mouths of a**holes

From the mouths of a**holes

About ten years ago, shortly after I’d decided to give up the uncertain and (for me) unsatisfying waters of advertising for a sensible career in acting, I thought it might be a good idea to take a class or two, since I had no idea of what I was doing. Of course, being hopelessly goal-oriented […]

Posted in: The Personal Ones

Nov 29, 2004 4

Best of the flyer table

One of my continual frustrations as a theater rat with a scrabbly foot in the design world is the unforgivable lack of pretty in most show flyers. They’ll pay the lighting designer, they’ll pay the costume designer, they’ll sure as shit pay the director, they’ll get everything on stage looking Sunday-go-to-meetin’ purty, and then crap […]

Posted in: The Useful Ones

Because I do not have enough to do (wait…hahahahahaha!…okay…), when they put out the call for replacement bloggers over at, I threw my gigantic (7 1/4″) hat into the ring. Either they were more desperate than I thought or I managed to hoodwink them into thinking I could hang with the excellent crew already […]

Posted in: The Quotidian Ones

Upside of being in Peace Squad Goes 99: The Greatest 99¢ Only Story Ever Told…Ever!: you will, apparently, play to packed houses full of cheering audience members who throw the love at you across the footlights in overwhelming waves. Downside: 3.5 hours/night strapped into plastic clothing with packing tape. You just have no idea how […]

Posted in: The Silly Ones

I got to meet one of my blogging idols yesterday, and I’m delighted to report that the smart and talented Evelyn Rodriguez is every bit as terrific in person as she is on the web, plus way cuter. And yeah, there’s kind of an online-datey feel to the whole thing that’s sort of trippy: you’re […]

Posted in: The Personal Ones

Nov 26, 2004 Comments Off on Personal Swag ≠ Breaking the Boycott

Personal Swag ≠ Breaking the Boycott

Well, before I read this morning’s excellent anti-consumerist post by Eschaton, I spent eight hours putting up swag on the 99¢ Show Store. So just to clarify my position, do not under any circumstances buy holiday gifts here. Go and support a brilliant theater company. Go here and show your love for the greatest holiday […]

Posted in: The Quotidian Ones

Nov 26, 2004 Comments Off on Buy now, pay later

Buy now, pay later

As if the disturbing display of consumptive zealotry to the left above (found at Drudge via my new-favorite blog, Gawker) wasn’t enough incentive, an excellent post this morning on Eschaton has me pondering the heretofore unthinkable: a gift-free holiday season. Hecate’s point is to use a shop-out in protest; as he says in the headline […]

Posted in: The Political Ones

Okay, that’s not exactly how I feel. And I’m not an advocate of stirring up trouble, really. Hell, I barely have any family left to throw up against the metaphorical wall, anyway. Alcoholism, workaholism and ridiculous squabbling over money have reduced my once-vast clan to a small (but fantastic, generous and hardy) few (for whom […]

Posted in: The Political Ones

Nov 25, 2004 Comments Off on Game over, alright.

Game over, alright.

A random email turned up this game, designed for kids (although the patronizing “good!”s and “okay!”s would piss off anyone over the age of 3, if you ask me) but kind of eye-opening for adults. I mean you know where Kansas is, basically, but unless you’re from one of the six contiguous states that surround […]

Posted in: The Silly Ones

Nov 24, 2004 Comments Off on Alexander the “enh”, part deux

Alexander the “enh”, part deux

How much do I love David Edelstein? Not that any half-sighted monkey couldn’t tell this movie was gonna blow from frame one of the trailer, but Edelstein does the ninja-critic moves on Alexander. I was driving back from the gym when I caught this bit of his review of Oliver Stone’s shiny turd on NPR: […]

Posted in: The Personal Ones