cyrano: (Opposite of People)
Bah. Figures. I leave town and it starts raining.

If you're not already reading Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog, perhaps this quote will convince you.
But al thing in this worlde adoun is lyk vnto a cake fulle of beares– on the outsyde, it appeareth delicious and plesaunte, but inside yt is crawlinge wyth beestes that wisshe to clawe thee to deeth.
Or perhaps a link to the CHAB t-shirt website. I need some of these shirts. (: I don't know what the verb 'swynke' means, but "Funnier than Dante, Prettier than Boccaccio" is a hell of a seller.

I'm also already missing my daily dose of snarky fake news. If anybody I'm going to visit next week has room on their dvr to save it for me, it would not go unappreciated.

Lazy day around the house, today. Some puttering, some laundry. I think I'm going to try and make a run to the grocery store tomorrow, maybe pick up some bottled water and replace the ice cream I just finished off. Did no reading, despite definite plans to do so. I have been loaned a Hugh Laurie novel and told that it must be read. Driving to Ashland was far less eventful than driving home from the airport last night. Got to the Elizabethan, in fact, with plenty of time to run back to the car and discover that I am indeed a dumb ass and left my jacket back at the house.
Play-by-play review of Cyrano from tonight's performance:
Elizabethan at night in shirtsleeves. If this review stops half way through, gentle reader, you will know that either I lost fingers to frostbite or succumbed to hypothermia. No mention of an understudy, in the playbill or on stage. Don't know who's in the driver's seat tonight.
Too dark to take good notes. Or legible.
Is this a new translation?
Yes, definitely. At least one I'm not familiar with.
Love the closing effect before first intermission. Roxane gets her first letter and, in a blue spot, reads it on the balcony in a shower of stationery.
Balcony scene (Christian and Cyrano double team Roxane) seems to drag. Did they add to this, or does it just feel a little slow?
Battle Truffling Swine. I love that phrase. New translation wins points for that.
Freezing to death not an issue. Perfectly comfortable, and the only time chill is an issue is during intermissions when they open the doors.
Nice setting for siege scene. Good use of space. Holy crap, they have the carriage on stage! Oh, wait, it's pretty much just a flat, but they obscured that nicely. Battle pyrotechnics! Yay!
Wow. I want to read my copy of the play now. I think they're adding a bunch of stuff, maybe they were worried people wouldn't Get It unless it were more explicity explained. I'm not certain it was for the best.
Last two acts are for crying.
He's still stupid.

Over all: Acting good, story good, directing and writing, maybe not up to the high standard I set. Enjoyed it very muchly but the movie was better.
cyrano: (leapsheep)
The latest news from filmmaker Uwe Boll made me laugh a lot.
...he started beating the crap out of my head. I think he's a jerk. This might be PR, but I don't want to keep getting punched in the head.
I think I got him once in the face for 'Alone in the Dark' and I got maybe one or two for 'BloodRayne'.
cyrano: (writing)
My favorite two-sentence minireview of "The Black Dahlia" thus far. Written by Cleolinda.

It was kind of like Sin City, only in color, and with fewer castrations. But twice as many lesbians.

I really needed the laugh when I got to Julian's latest post on John McCain rolling over like a puppy for his master.
cyrano: (Psi is for....)
Interesting article from the Daily Commie Pinko Leftist Rag:

About the 'new generation' of communicators who, for various reasons, prefer email or texting to actual meatspace interaction. Weird.

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