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Weekend Stuff - Qualified Perceptions
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Weekend Stuff
Saw Dead White Males on Saturday - directed by our receptionist in N42, so I think there's been a pretty good IS&T turnout. But good heavens, what a bitter play! Apparently a lot of it is anecdotal from real schools, so that explains some of the characters shifting about. I liked the actor who played the principal the best - a tiny-souled man, happily proud of his PA announcements, eventually trying to battle his own demons, but too incompetent to battle both demons and opposition at the same time...

Also on Saturday, I went to a "listener panel" at WERS for Standing Room Only. There was some confusion as to whether or not they should let me in or not, as I wasn't on the List. And "Well, no, I didn't actually talk to anyone myself, my housemate did, but then someone at WERE sent mail to me thinking that I had talked to them and was coming, although the mail bounced and I only got a copy because someone else in the email forwarded it to me anyway" didn't seem like it would be a useful explanation. In any event, I got let in eventually through sheer force of harmlessness. justom, arriving after me but also not on the List, appears to have had less trouble in customs. Anyhow, we did our best to suggest "don't play the same song from a show for lots of weekends in a row" (and I did my best to stamp out "My New Philosophy"), but other than that we were pretty happy. (Of course, they selected based on people who donate to the program, so they're likely to get people who are pretty happy.

Also on Saturday was Kye's "More Ravs than Anyone Could Possibly Eat" which was fun. The scallions always ring twice.

Sunday was a little less scheduled. Saw Steamboy, which was very pretty, a bit alien, full of explosions, and generally fun. We did also see a preview for a movie that ilhander, davehenry, and kirisutogomen need to go see: Kung Fu Hustle

Current Mood: hungry hungry
Current Music: Henry V

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chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: April 4th, 2005 11:46 am (UTC) (Link)
What's "My New Philosophy" and why does it need stamping out?

(And why can I never remember to listen to Standing Room Only?)
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: April 4th, 2005 11:51 am (UTC) (Link)
"My New Philosophy" is from You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and is far and away the most-often-played-on-SRO song from that show. It

1) is annoying in tone
2) is deliberately sung with a grating-little-kid voice (by someone who can otherwise sing, more's the pity!)
3) contains the word "no!" sung/shouted with such sharp volume that it makes me wince every time.
desireearmfeldt From: desireearmfeldt Date: April 4th, 2005 12:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

My New Philosophy

It's a strange interloper song that they added when they revised the show some years ago, trying to make the music more...I dunno, rocky or modern or something, and also adding a few bits. :)
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kirisutogomen From: kirisutogomen Date: April 4th, 2005 02:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

Kung Fu Hustle

I've seen a few Stephen Chow movies. Sometimes he's truly awful. Occasionally he's brilliant. He's this bizarre cross between Leslie Nielsen and Jim Carrey. harrock went to see one of his films with me -- "From Beijing With Love." If he doesn't remember, it's the one with the rocket launcher at the firing squad.
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astra_nomer From: astra_nomer Date: April 5th, 2005 08:14 am (UTC) (Link)

firstfrostisms

but then, even though neither flow well, "firstfrostism" is distinguishable from "76trombonesism," whereas real-first-name-ism would confuse me.

silly people are silly, and all.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: April 5th, 2005 08:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Though I can't take credit for it being my own nonsense - I am only dutifully reporting the Official Policy on Scallions from the party. :)
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