Friday, March 31, 2006

Steve Sutton's "The Portal"


Anyone seen this? Pretty awesome.
Found it through Rob Schrab's site. Apparently he's a huge fan of this guy.
He looks SO much like a Bob Odenkirk character, right?
Steve Sutton makes these no-budget sci-fi shorts by himself. He says he prefers to do them alone, in his apartment, using green screen. He lives with roommates, so he can only shoot when they're not there, because of noise. And only on clear days with no clouds, so that the lighting is consistent for the green screen!.....
He has a website (which even has "Frequently Unasked Questions"), and a blog that I just linked to. It can take anywhere from a month to a year to finish one episode!
The "different" voices and the looks he gives the clones are priceless. And the last line of the first episode....what a punchline! I'm both joking and serious about that.
Hey, he lives near Savannah!

Thursday, March 30, 2006

oh...my.

There's too much to say about THIS. I must let you just go, explore, and be continuously amazed and horrified and interested, yet sickened, but not in the randy-dolphin-face-nightmare-photo-sickened, just in the what-in-the-kkkaaak-sickened.
Just---god!
My friend from Savannah, Jenny, was up this past weekend staying with me, and pointed it out. She found this while searching for a certain Publix's website, in Savannah. She was handed this gem.
"Eating Out" and "Fish sandwiches" (which aren't dirty, as the names and my reputation might imply) alone are worth a look, and a read. But, bonus! You get movie reviews, too.
And, by the way, if you go to the url and change the year to the year before, you'll get the logs of previous years back to i think like 2003.
Holy lord, Paul R. Weisel, III. Holy lord. And he has a girlfriend, apparently. Where does he find the TIME?!

Monday, March 27, 2006

Arctic Monkeys


Another PBR sponsored NPR live concert online.
Tonight, Monday night, 10:00, March 27th.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Soap Box something or other with Free Beer Opportunity---featuring Attractive Eighties Women!

From Mack:This sounds like an awfully good time. Weather permitting. But weather.com is saying sunny and 80 degrees. That's a week out, though. I doubt EVEN Mr. Flip Spiceland could pin that one down, yet. But I've underestimated the powers of Spiceland before. He can summon a wet wintry mix out of thin air and hypnotize children with a manicure.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Dutch

MItchell wouldn't hear of it. ....

..in fact, if he heard of it, I'd slap you in the eyes. Punch you in the stomach, and slap you in the eyes.

In truth, as great as that story sounds, it'd be my eyes that were slapped in the eyes.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Ok, I'm gonna put this here.





You just never know who might be in the market for a puppy or dog.
Got a couple emails from a lady at the Murray County (near Chatsworth, GA?) Animal Shelter, which is apparently not so much with the no-kill policies.
There are cute, cute puppies, a few young dogs and I believe an adult or two. And apparently, time isn't on their side. Next Thursday?? I think??
Chihuahua-terrier mixes, a black lab, aussie mix, border collie mix, etc....
Here are a few pictures, but please email me if you want the full forwarded emails with all the pictures. There are more animals than this. They are all cute, and most seem to be described as having good personalities (fat) and get along with other dogs and people.

Another Electronics Recycling Day

Decatur.
Saturday, March 25
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Decatur High parking lot (at the corner of N. McDonough and W. Howard)

The next Electronics Recycling Day will be held in the Decatur High parking lot (at the corner of N. McDonough and W. Howard) Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Electronics dropped off that day will be sorted and broken down into their raw materials and sent to recyclers for reuse. The event is sponsored by the City of Decatur, Decatur High School, Atlanta Recycling Solutions, the Waste Management Advisory Board, and Dreamsan.

a-HA!

Knowing me, Alan Partridge. Knowing you, Blog reader. a-ha. (a-ha.)
Sort of interesting dialect website someone posted on the ATML. You can click on a continent, then a country/city and hear people reading the same sample paragraph in different dialects.

On a somewhat related language note: i thought this was an interesting dictionary.com word of the day.
crapulous \KRAP-yuh-lus\, adjective:
1. Suffering the effects of, or derived from, or suggestive of
gross intemperance, especially in drinking; as, a crapulous
stomach.
2. Marked by gross intemperance, especially in drinking; as, a
crapulous old [1]reprobate.

Crapulous is from Late Latin crapulosus, from Latin crapula,
from Greek kraipale, drunkenness and its consequences, nausea,
sickness, and headache.

Where we get crap from? I suppose?

I hope I don't have a stroke and wake up speaking in another dialect.
Or would that be the best thing that ever happened to me?

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Chemistry

"I'm positive," she said to them after a pregnant pause. "No, I mean, I'm certain of it. Normally, these things don't lie."
A longer pause this time. Not pregnant, though. She had nothing fruitful left for them. Why wouldn't they say anything. She'll have to produce the conversation, whether she wants to, or not. Whether she can, or not.
"But lying implies consciousness and intent, and that is not what I am saying to you, or meaning to say to you. Or just meaning. It's blue or it's not. Or pink. I think it's blue. But it's neither. Therefore, I suppose we are certain it is neither."
Their mirrored eyes look sterile. To her.
She continued, resentfully, certainly out of obligation. "Normally, these things-- that is to say, I mean-I meant to say--it's abnormal for these things to be erroneous."
They were never, not ever, this untalkative.
Suddenly the word abnormal seemed like a non-word. To her. And she had stressed it so certainly. In her head it looked like a mistake on a child's homework. But how would she know that? She'd never looked at a child's homework. At a child's anything. She took the role of teacher, instead, and marked it wrong with a red pen on the test in her mind. But certainly that was the right word. The word was not erroneous. Certainly Unnormal isn't right. Unnormal would, in fact, be erroneous. She realized she was pausing, not pregnantly, again, and staring without purpose at the trash can under the counter.
She hoped they didn't think she was staring at the coffee grounds stuck to the lid. Well she had been staring at the coffee grounds stuck to the lid, but she hadn't. They'd be wrong to think she was judging. She thought about saying that she wasn't staring at the coffee grounds, but just at the trash can, but why would she say she was staring at their trash can?
They looked nervous.
What was in that trash can?
She thought to ask, but she certainly didn't want to seem abnormal.
But she was. Was she not?

"So, what's in the trash can?"
They spoke. Finally. "Besides coffee grounds?"
Snide assholes.
"Yes. Besides coffee grounds."
"Wouldn't you like to know."

Monday, March 20, 2006

Larry King says, "...

Thanks to Ach! The Devil!:

Sunday, March 19, 2006

The Nuclear Family


From NYC -- they're performing at Dad's Garage.

Monday the 20th at 8:00 is a pay-what-you-can show. Highly recommended.

Otherwise, they'll perform Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00, then apparently Saturday at midnight (if enough people show up).

The website says:
Join the NUCLEAR FAMILY for a completely spontaneous play in which three improvisors and a musician present a day in the life of the modern American family. Expect improvised songs, dance numbers, shocking revelations, some serious dirty laundry and a huge collection of wigs and quick changes."

Mary says:
"They are pretty damn funny. And very talented, not to mention, nice people. Go see."

Monday, March 13, 2006

I get attached

Just sold my red vinyl couch. It sometimes also would get attached. To your legs. In the summer. It and Dan were in the play "Say You Love Satan" at Dad's Garage in 2001. I said I loved it, and Dan, and because Dan said he loved me, he bought it off the theatre for my birthday. It's been awesome. It has tears in it now, as do Dan and I, probably. We've been 'on tears.' Cried tears. Why, just yesterday, I tore into a bag of potato chips.

But ~this girl~ went on Craigslist and replaced red vinyl with khaki chenille. And this girl named Katey went on Craigslist and said she loved red vinyl. Now she has it, and I have $40.
I feel khaki.

Doug Dank

I'm posting a couple days early
as last week's was day of.
Just a reminder.
Push Push
10:00pm
cookies
beer
$5

I love Doug (Mr.) Dank, and the idea of quoting him, just not sure I love this first quote. I mean, it's funny. Us cat-types just get sensitive.
Ach!!! I just noticed the new website has some video footage from previous shows! Please go watch them--audio not great, but....

Happy New Year!

to ME! Yesterday my eyes were really hurting. And then they didn't.
wow.


Friday, March 10, 2006

Doug Dank


You guys missed a great show on Wednesday.
Exept the half of the people who read this who are IN the show.

It was a whole lot of fun to watch.

Bart did a great job as monologist.

I hope more people come out next Wednesday.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

"A masterpiece on cotton"




Those shirts. Those hideous Conservative t-shirts.
ugh.

Oscar ads

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Unleash your inner pole dancer

...by using ebay.
" Pole-dancing can be a glamorous occupation, and more and more of us are looking to do it, attracted maybe by the appeal of high earnings and being woo-ed with Porsches and luxury holidays !?! Not many make it this far though - NOT because they aren't pole-dancer material (it's easier than you think!), but because the path into this industry is difficult and there's no decent info available easily on hand. (It's not like you can ask for careers advice on how to become a pole-dancer! x.)

...Until now!...."

You will learn about:
"
  • What you need most of all (low self-esteem)
  • Doing a pole dancing class
  • Buying your own pole (brand names and generics: what you don't know could KILL YOU)
  • Auditions: tips and preparation (shave, wax, repeat)
  • Cosmetics and grooming (wax, wax, lipstick, shave, oh i better wax one more time)
  • Sample pole tricks and poses (my favorite is the "screaming catfish")
  • What to wear (thong? check. heels? check.)
  • Essential Club etiquette (always use anti-bacterial on your pole after use. Be considerate)
  • Exercises (picking up grapes, the hard way)
  • Doug Dank and Push Push Theatre




    Tonight, the Doug Dank Project!

    Tonight, Push Push Theatre, Decatur, 10:00.

    Show lasts about, what, 45-50 minutes? Straight through. Interesting stuff.
    Only $5.
    Beer.
    Wine.
    Cookies.
    and Long form improvisation inspired by a guest monologist.
    This week's monologist: Bart Hansard!!

    Be there, tonight!
    http://www.thedougdankproject.com/

    You may or may not have heard about Push Push's financial dire straits. Help them out if'n you can. It's coming down to the wire. The 15th I believe is judgement day.

    Here's an excerpt from an email about one of their fundraising tactics that you might be interested in and would be an easy way to help, and you get to see Shelby Hofer of Push Push in what I've heard is a really good show:

    Horizon Theatre in Little 5 Points has graciously offered to host a benefit performance of Bad
    Dates this Sunday at 8pm. Tickets are a suggested donation of $20 and all proceeds will go toward PushPush Theater's matching grant. Reserve Tickets at 404-584-7450.
    This is a lovely gesture and represents a type of cooperation that we can all be proud of. After the show everyone is invited to a gathering at the new East Atlanta Graveyard Tavern (note from Mary: pretty cool place. They have a vibrating chair in the corner--and a jack in the box. These two are not necessarily related).
    This event will kick off "Operation Solo Push" (working title), a new Monday night series for professional artists to present solo work to a new audience. Email us if you have something we should consider.


    Over.

    Wednesday, March 01, 2006

    One for the cynics

    Quite a love story.

    Danny and Annie Perasa.

    From NPR.

    And like all love stories, it has a horrible, devastating, tragic, heartwrenching ending. Which still manages to uplift, somehow. Power of love?

    You have to listen to the audio file, not just read the blurb.
    You need to look through the photo gallery while you listen.

    And don't blame me for you getting something in your eye. ...and JUST MAYbe...in your...heart. <3