Wednesday, May 26, 2004

No doll can get the goods in Salic land 

I'm only seven lines into this rewrite of Henry V in the voice of Damon Runyan, and already i'm pretty certain i need to read this at home because i'll be laughing too loud for work hours. and we're pretty liberal here about expressing mirth at loud volumes.

take into account that Henry V is one of my most favoritest movies and that Guys & Dolls is way up there in the list of best musicals, and you'll understand why this might be slightly appealing to me.

mad props go to John M. Ford, who wrote this in the comment area of a Making Light thread

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Tuesday, May 18, 2004


Generally I'm not one to get worked up over politics (or even read much about them in the paper -- I'm a lousy citizen that way). But I just have to say (belatedly) that i'm very proud to be in Massachusetts these days -- and that the last photo in this blog posting pretty much sums up my feelings on gay marriages.

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Monday, May 17, 2004

The TMBG remake is definitely cooler... 

...but the original version of Why Does the Sun Shine? is worthy of many giggles.

I haven't yet checked out the other songs from this series of albums, but i'm sure there's another gem in there somewhere.

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Soooo disconcerting 

I'm sure it's been like this for a while, but i just now noticed that i no longer have hardly any remnant of the callus on the middle finger of my right (writing) hand. i remember thinking that it was so built up it would never go away. and yet, here i am, a mere 10 years out of school (being a math major, there was MUCH pencil writing in those days), and it's melted away to practically nothing. I sorta feel like I'm not me anymore.

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Friday, May 14, 2004

Words you learn when English is your 2nd language 

I just overheard thru the cube walls the use of this word:

Pronunciation: "di-sam-'bi-gy&-"wAt
Function: transitive verb
: to establish a single semantic or grammatical interpretation for

I had no idea that word existed, and i've been speaking English all my life. My cubemate has been speaking it proportionally some number of years less than that, and yet it just rolls off his tongue like he's saying "run" or "like" or some other basic anglo-saxon word. so now i'm jealous.

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Thursday, May 13, 2004

Delayed, but not forgotten 

This year's nominations for the Tony's are out, and I'm quite the happy camper for the following reasons:

  • My man Hugh, to no one's surprise, is up for Best Actor. Tho it is a surprise that Boy From Oz got a best musical nod; I guess it's hard to fill 5 slots for every category.

  • Taboo itself didn't make it, but the wonderful Raul Esparza is up for Best Supporting Actor. You go girl!

  • Both Avenue Q and John Tartaglia got nominations! Muppets (and uber-cute muppeteers) rule!

  • Assassins is up for Best Revival of a musical. It's an odd little piece, but i love it and i'm glad that its tendency to be performed during wartime hasn't killed it a 2nd time.

  • plus, how can you be upset about nominations for Kristin Chenowith, Kevin Kline & Christopher Plummer. color me happy!

    On the more acquistion-oriented side of life, the soundtrack for Bounce is finally available, and we've got a release date for the US Taboo CD: May 25. Yes, you know where my discretionary income is going.

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    Just what I've been thinking all along 

    And there's two things going on there. One is the sense that, if God made the universe, and he made it good, and he loved the universe so much that, as the Christians believe, he sent his only son, it's up to us to honor and respect and get to know the universe. I think it was Francis Bacon who said that God sets up the universe as a marvelous puzzle for us to get to know him by getting to know how he did things. By seeing how God created, we get a little sense of God's personality. And that means, among other things not going in with any preconceived notions. We can't impose our idea of how God did things. It's up to us to see how the universe actually does work.


    And the other assumption you have to make is that it's worth doing. If your idea, if your religion is to meditate and rise above the physical universe, this corrupting physical universe, you might say, you're not going to be a scientist, you're not going to be interested in Mars. So it's a religious statement to say the physical universe is worth devoting my life to. Seeing how the universe works is worth spending a lifetime doing.

    The above wisdom is from Brother Guy Consolmagno, the curator of the Vatican's meteorite collection. [The Vatican has a meteorite collection! how cool is that??] There's a whole interview with him and it's great stuff -- he puts into words exactly how religion and science aren't an either-or proposition. and really, we need more people communicating that Truth to counteract all the Creationists out there.

    Looks like Br. Guy's got some papers over here, and judging from the titles I really oughta give them a looksee. especially if his writing is anywhere near as coherent as his speaking (and why wouldn't it be?), cuz this might be exactly the kind of stuff i need in my personal faith struggle.

    (via John Scalzi's Whatever via a whole lot of other folks. Go read John's post as well, since it's got a nice bit of fiction he wrote that addresses the same topic. It's good writing [as is most all of his writing], plus i'm a sucker for fiction that has the Devil as a major character!)

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    Why aren't we doing things like this? 

    "we" = my group of friends, particularly the WARP alums.
    "things like this" = staging book signings by Antov Chekov

    this may very well trump our long standing plan of going to a T station and playing "Pop Goes the Weasel" on kazoo & slide whistle until people pay us to stop.

    (via Uncertain Principles)

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