I’ve been trying to save Thursdays for Dust to Dust-related news and links, but all that’s going on there lately is that The Assassination of Jesse James premiered and apparently there are a lot of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie fans. Who knew?
So, since I kind of have a free day, let’s take care of some odds and ends.
I’ve ordered my Map of Humanity. No idea where I’m going to find wall space to hang it, but I had to have it. I’m a map nerd and it’s so beautiful.
The Funniest Blogger in the Universe wrote a play. It’s probably best if I let him describe it:
First of all, it’s really long. Not so much long for a play, necessarily, but way too long to fit here comfortably; it’s about seven pages according to Microsoft Word, and that seems kind of extravagant for a blog.
Second, it’s not really all that great, taken out of context. I was assigned the first and last lines I was to use (”I didn’t mean to hurt you… really. But it felt so goddamned good” and “I figured it should be less than 3,000 pages… All the best books have less than 3,000 pages,” respectively) and had roughly five hours to write the whole thing (not counting the time I spent fighting with my computer, or getting sidetracked by KIDS director Larry Clark’s endearingly clumsy 2005 film Wassup Rockers, which despite the absence of Lou Barlow or Daniel Johnston songs was pretty interesting). So the best you can say about it is “for something produced under considerable constraints, it succeeds on its own terms!”
Third, it’s called “Jolly Jolly Jinglebeans.” Probably because I hate theatre.
You should definitely read it.
Artist du Jour: Lilo & Stitch director Chris Sanders. Yowza.
It’s no secret that I love pirates, so you might think that I’d be into International Talk Like a Pirate Day (which was yesterday). But you’d be wrong.
I’m all for a day when folks stop to contemplate the glory that is pirates, but the idea of a bunch of pirate nerds talking like pirates all day long irritates me. Not nearly as much as it irritates Mighty Godking, but mostly for the same reasons.