Wednesday, April 26, 2006

She is drawn to the fire (some people never learn)...

First of all: Yes, I suck. I haven't been updating with my usual manic regularity. I've been depressed recently (Oh yay! Self pitying excuses!) and haven't felt like it.

So here's a bunch of stuff.

1) We went past the theatre where they're staging 'Jerry Springer: The Opera' on Monday. There was a whole group of protestors outside with banners and things, chanting. My favourite two banners were 'Is this what Jesus died for?' and, even better, 'The Gospel way, not the wayward gay!' They also had a guy dressed up as Jesus, covered in fake blood, and carrying a cross (Well, I say 'carrying'... he'd just leant it up against a wall.)

Then they started singing loudly and shouting about their freedom of religion. What about my freedom of religion? For goodness' sake.

Mind you, I'm suspicious. They were doing a great job advertising the show. I think they might have been double agents.

2) After my plans to make Frog Trek, a remake of original series Star Trek using red, blue and yellow Poison Dart Frogs*, I've now come up with the follow-up feature... A remake of West Side Story using Canadian geese and squirrels (Chuck, you really shouldn't encourage me). The geese would obviously be the Sharks, and the squirrels the Jets. I need a lot of money and a contact who can get me animals, and I'm set!

*Jobs are still available for make-up, costumes, boom operators and camerapersons. Probably others that I don't remember too. Like key grips, or best boys, whatever the hell they are.

3) Here's an interesting wiki article (amazingly, not a mutually exclusive statement) on Treasure Island.

4) Nettie's leaving for Scotland in two weeks now. Hands up who's terrified and excited all at once?* I'm sure a minute ago it was months away. Anyway, yay! I can't wait!

*If you raised your hand, you're an idiot. I can't see you, and I didn't say 'Simon says'.

Ok, I'm done.


At 12:37 pm, Blogger ScarletManuka said...

*raises hand*
Can you see that?
I'm also terrifed and excited, but more excited than terrified.

At 12:42 pm, Blogger ScarletManuka said...

Oh, a question. What does Jesus have to do with Jerry Springer? I don't watch his show and know nothing about his opera but no matter how hard I try, I just can't picture the religious link.

At 1:58 pm, Blogger Charybdis said...

I'm sorry you're depressed sweetie. *hugs*

At 2:58 pm, Blogger LaMa said...

* cuddle *

And yay for the update!

I have a script ready for a remake of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid featering Brazilian Sloths...

At 10:28 pm, Anonymous Chuck said...

You can credit me as H.R. Puffenstuff. And I know I shouldn't encourage you but I can't help it, it's so fun :)

At 12:42 am, Anonymous accipiter said...

Hmm, I once put on a very abridged and very adapted version of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, starring a couple of hamsters and a handful of fake mice. It was useful, since most of the cast consisted of volunteers, and the main stars worked for peanuts.

And if you want squirrels and Canada geese, come on over here! I've got millions of the things. Please, take some!!

At 1:47 pm, Blogger Hieronymus Anonymous said...

Nettie, IIRC, the Opera contains actors playing Jesus and Satan. I think the Jesus character was a chubby guy in a nappy.


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