Friday, November 21, 2008

Henry Wright Triandiflou

ONCE AGAIN, the unbelievable Stacey Bode!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

No wonder i've always had a crush on peter sellers!

watched Shot in the Dark last night, and he looks JUST like dan, but dan has better teeth.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

It's always sunny in philade--aaeieiiiibblrrrp

I haven't watched this show extensively, but lately i've had some time on my hands, waiting for a little something to happen, and heard that the show had episodes on comcast on demand, so i decided to watch. i've watched it before and laughed, but remembered that usually i didn't like necessarily the whole episode, but found it funny.
yeah, from what i've been watching, it seems that the episodes on the whole i'm not comPLETELY crazy about, possibly b/c i'm not crazy about 2 of the cast choices, one moreso than the other. but there's usually at least one thing in an episode that makes me laugh really hard. at LEAST. even just one weird line or delivery. really laugh.
This is one of those things. God i was crying. Her ARMS! and please note the "Jesus Christ!" from the audience.

only thing i think would've made it funnier is if the heaving at the end was either HER from the audience instead of him (they do a nice job of adding subtle touches in the show) or if her's followed his, sympathetically. but now i'm getting picky. what can i say, i'm a script-puncher-upper.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Invasion Christmas Carol! at Dad's Garage

Go see it if you get a chance.
most people reading this know the dealio, but an improv ensemble has a somewhat scripted version of cchristmas carol in their head, mapped out on stage.
HOWEVER, each show, a new Invader-- from another time and place not consistent with the story or time period or anything really--crashes the story, and the improvisors have to make sense of it and carry on best they can, justifying what the invader brings to the table.

well, this picture would've explained it just fine.

you should come see it.

my baby daddy is directing it.

Dad's Garage Theater for more information and tickets and reservations and what not!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Plasma Plants Vaporize Trash While Creating Energy:

wow. via my friend Richard.

"Recently St. Lucie County in Florida announced that it has teamed up with Geoplasma to develop the United States' first plasma gasification plant. The plant will use super-hot 10,000 degree Fahrenheit plasma to effectively vaporize 1,500 tons of trash each day, which in turn spins turbines to generate 60MW of electricity — enough to power 50,000 homes!"
Plasma Gasification plants generate much less emissions than standard waste incineration plants, and also cuts down on landfills, which are the US’s largest human caused producer of methane gas.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

way to turn a day upside down, garrison keillor

leaving my weekly doctor's appointment today, i heard The Writer's Almanac on NPR. The poem today was called "Lucky." i listened. oh man.


by Tony Hoagland

If you are lucky in this life,
you will get to help your enemy
the way I got to help my mother
when she was weakened past the point of saying no.

Into the big enamel tub
half-filled with water
which I had made just right,
I lowered the childish skeleton
she had become.

Her eyelids fluttered as I soaped and rinsed
her belly and her chest,
the sorry ruin of her flanks
and the frayed gray cloud
between her legs.

Some nights, sitting by her bed
book open in my lap
while I listened to the air
move thickly in and out of her dark lungs,
my mind filled up with praise
as lush as music,

amazed at the symmetry and luck
that would offer me the chance to pay
my heavy debt of punishment and love
with love and punishment.

And once I held her dripping wet
in the uncomfortable air
between the wheelchair and the tub,
and she begged me like a child

to stop,
an act of cruelty which we both understood
was the ancient irresistible rejoicing
of power over weakness.

If you are lucky in this life,
you will get to raise the spoon
of pristine, frosty ice cream
to the trusting creature mouth
of your old enemy

because the tastebuds at least are not broken
because there is a bond between you
and sweet is sweet in any language.

"Lucky" by Tony Hoagland from Donkey Gospel. © Graywolf Press, 1998. Reprinted with permission. (buy now)

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

respite: Newborn Ends Up in Pa. Woman's Pant Leg

i am REPOSTING this CRAZY post since it's slightly more relevant now. Hopefully not too relevant.

thanks to wid:
CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. — A woman gave birth to a boy outside
a western Pennsylvania hospital — a delivery that happened
so quickly that the newborn wound up in his mother's

"It happened so fast," Rebecca Johnson, 24, told the Daily

Courier in Connellsville. "I didn't know what happened until
he was in my pant leg."

Johnson had just gotten out of the car at Highlands Hospital in

Connellsville and was still in the parking lot when her 5-pound,
15-ounce son, Mason Matthew Parkinson, arrived Wednesday.

An emergency room physician cut the umbilical cord in the parking
lot, and doctors attended to Johnson until she could be taken to
Uniontown Hospital, which has a maternity unit.

Mason, Johnson's fourth child, was doing well.

Actor, Tony Larkin, at the Doug Dank Project TONIGHT! $5!

i don't have a bio for tony, and i don't know him TOO well, but what me know, me likey.

he's a great actor, he's a great musician, (he's even played guitar alongside the doug dank improvisors before in a show), and he's super nice.

oh... and his uncle is - ahem - Tony Shalhoub.

soooo, he may have some really interesting stories stemming from all of the above!!

i think it's kinda funny that this is the only picture i could find of him (brief search)
PushPush Theater tonight (Wednesday)
be there!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

every time i'm at target

i am compelled to stop and look at the tiny sample versions of the camping equipment.

i can not be the only one.

tiny tents?!

miniscule sleeping bags?

who's camping alone THAT small?!


I'd love to steal them for my cats.

Or my baby.

i wonder if they'd sell them?

see, that's more like a doll setting i could've gotten into as a kid.
(i see they had a camping barbie in 2001). but that's still too ... pink.

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Monday, November 03, 2008

I use a p.c.

and JEEEEEESus do i hate the "I'm a P.C." ads.

i ESPECIALLY hate the newer 'regular people' sending in their own "i'm a p.c. and...." versions.

it's very myspace.

and it makes me feel anger.

If you haven't already voted.....

(this was an email from dan's sister, amy, but i am fully behind her research, too)
KEISHA LANCE BOTTOMS is running for Fulton County Superior Court Judge (vs. Judge Bedford) and I'm asking you to support her on Tuesday.

Please visit her web site to learn more:

She is running against incumbent Judge T. Jackson Bedford. Change is needed. Judge Bedford has an unacceptable record as a judge. The following two news articles help explain Judge Bedford. The first, by Bob Barr (the former Congressman and current presidential candidate), is about Judge Bedford's decision to handcuff Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard and detain him in a holding cell. The second is a Creative Loafing article about Judge Bedford's decision to set a low bail for the person accused of murdering a man walking a dog in Little Five Points.

1. Bob Barr article:

2. Creative Loafing article:

My draw to this election involves the ABG parking deck. Judge Bedford decided that FOPP should pay a portion of the ABG's legal fees in a recent court case. This sends a message to citizen groups that speaking up against public issues could cost you handsomely.

Help make a change for the better in this election by voting for Keisha Lance Bottoms for Fulton County Superior Court judge.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

there's something reassuring in this

At midnight, after being gone all night, there was still one Reese's left in the SELF-SERVE candy bowl outside the new East Atlanta homestead. What?! Maybe it was because on the note i put "Please" and "Take only one or two" showing my generosity, and "Have Fun." All in a slightly jittery --representing "scary" -- writing style.
Yeah. I like to think that.

And here are some pumpkins carved by people i know. in this first picture, the taller, slightly leaning one is supposed to be Rocky Dennis.