the_dude

CD's we used to own, but no longer do, per our stack of empy jewel boxes.

I've made this list for archival purposes, so I can throw away the stack of jewel boxes that's been siting next our CD rack for years. Fare ye well, jewel boxes:

Cherry Poppin' Daddies/Zoot Suit Riot
The Cure/Disintegration
Depeche Mode EP/Policy of Truth/Kaleid
Elvis Costello & the Attractions/Armed Forces
Elvis Costello/The Best of Elvis Costello and the Attractions
Frank Sinatra/The Best of the Capitol Years
Forbidden Broadway Vol 2
Into the Woods Broadway Soundtrack
Grosse Point Blank Soundtrack
Joy Division/Substance
Nine Inch Nails/With Teeth (It's probably under my car seat. I only listened to it once)
Nirvana/In Utero (I lost my copy of Nevermind years ago)
Pixies/Bossanova
Primus/Sailing the Seas of Cheese
Pulp Fiction Soundtrack
Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion, volumes 1 & 2
Screaming Jay Hawkins/Portait of a Man
The Stone Roses/The Stone Roses
Violent Femmes/Violent Femmes
White Zombie/Astro-Creep 2000

I've finally given up on ever finding them, and will dispose of the corpses. What happened? It's possible that a few of them left our house as unintended party favors over the years, (how else could I lose every Nirvana disk I've ever owned?) but far more likely that we just lost most of them.
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Prof. EJ Schmendrick

Film Review: Zombie Strippers! is made of Win.

This evening, Several friends and I were privileged to experience the defining movie-going event of our times, Zombie Strippers!.

Go ahead, scoff. You know you want to, and It will save time later.

Now that that's out of the way, let's take a look, shall we?



As you can see, Zombie Strippers! delivers on its inherent promise to deliver a) Zombies b) Strippers, and c) Zombie Strippers, bu also asks an important philosophical (or is it ontological?) question: When the zombie apocalypse comes, will you use your Zombie Stripper powers for Good, or for Awesome?

In summary, Zombie Strippers! is made of win, and my life is richer for having seen it.
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the_dude

Trapped in the Closet

I spent most of last night watching R. Kelly's magnum opus Trapped in the Closet (all 22 parts) on YouTube.

All I can say is - Damn.

I'm probably the last one on the planet to clue in, but it's absolute genius. If you haven't taken the time, check it out. 

Peace out.

Prof. EJ Schmendrick

Big Read Meme from Feste_Sylvain

Big Read Meme - from </a></b></a>feste_sylvain
The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed. Well let's see.

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've only read 6 and force books upon them ;-)




1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2. The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4. Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6. The Bible (all of it?)
7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12. Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14. The Complete Works of Shakespeare (no, not all of it )
15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16. The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19. The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20. Middlemarch - George Eliot
21. Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33. The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
34. Emma - Jane Austen
35. Persuasion - Jane Austen
36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
37. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38. Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40. Winnie the Pooh - A.A. Milne
41. Animal Farm - George Orwell
42. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown ( read to test the theory you can read it in like, 40 minutes. mostly correct)
43. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44. A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50. Atonement - Ian McEwan
51. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52. Dune - Frank Herbert
53. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov (started, never finished)
63. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68. Bridget Jones' Diary - Helen Fielding
69. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville - (my most recent accomplishment)
71. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72. Dracula - Bram Stoker (I can't remember if I finished it)
73. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74. Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75. Ulysses - James Joyce (started, never finished it)
76. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78. Germinal - Emile Zola
79. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80. Possession - A.S. Byatt
81. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83. The Color Purple - Alice Walker (can't remember if I read it, or only say the movie)
84. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87. Charlotte's Web - E.B. White
88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (I'm sure I've read at least part of it)
90. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94. Watership Down - Richard Adams
95. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

96. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98. Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo



Note that this meme doesn't have a mark-up for "read part of it, never finished, no particular desire to pick it up again". Nor does it have mark-up for "read the condensed version in Cliff Notes/Classics Illustrated/Readers Digest", so I left those out. There should also be a mark-up for "never heard of it".

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    theme from Masterpiece Theater
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the_dude

Back at Corporate America. I need a hug.

So I'm back at the j-o-b. And it's ok, except for cleaning up all the disasters that popped up while I was gone. (someone was covering for me, but she got buried too)

Since I've been hanging with old friends and new, theatre folks all, it's weird to be back surrounded by non-theatrical types., (we'll call them regular people for short) 

I'm experiencing a weird desire to hug all these people I spend an inordinate amount of time with, but other wise don't know from Adam. 

So, I need a hug. Won't you please help.
 
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the_dude

no sleep til muldoon. Hmm. not quite right.

Valdez is over. It went well. I meet new and interesting people, many of whom had nice things to say about my play Bear Variations: 11 short plays about a bear. I saw old friends and talked and drank with them. Ghost_light and I slept in a tent, which was good for me (not so much for her) until last night, when it started to rain. *shrug*

The only downside of the week (that I'm aware of) is that I said something glib and jerky to a girl about a part she read at the fringe (she was playing a bimbo), and she probably thinks I'm an asshole. So, I have that apology to look forward to.

As this is the official end of the theatrical year, I'm now looking forward to summer. Disk Golf, BBQ and laziness.  Yea!

Oh, and all that re-writing I said I was going to do. And I have to start running again. you know.
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