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Bits and Pieces - Qualified Perceptions
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Bits and Pieces
Serenity was way cool. Other people have reviewed it competently already. (Amusingly, my Mom liked Mr. Universe a lot, because she watches Numbers). I can't help wondering if the resolution is quite resolving enough, though.

Mom and Lew are visiting (and a fishing buddy). They reported that they found a barbecue place nearby named Barnaby's Barbecue, which was somewhat puzzling, because really, I should have heard of all the restaurants in Davis Square, at least. It turns out that Redbones says "Barnaby's" on their sign, which I had never noticed, but the waitress says is what they were called back in the 80s.

Carmen at the ART: still 100% for writhing on the floor! The singing was remarkable, the singing-while-writhing-on-floor physically impressive. The characters are pretty much goofs all around, but it's opera, I guess it's supposed to be in large strokes. And if it were subtle, the fact that it was all in French (with limited subtitles) might have made it harder to follow.

Last time my mom visited, there was an Easter Egg Hunt with a bunch of people over. This time there was Pinata-Hitting and Popovers with a bunch of people over. And a mob outing to Serenity. (And tea-and-scriptreading at desireearmfeldt's, but that wasn't quite as many people).

Seeing my life reflected via my parents watching it makes me think more about how full of people it is - normally, I just take that all for granted. It is all these people, far more than any of the stuff I have, that keeps me in what is pretty much a nearly constantly happy state. tirinian got it right two years ago: dearly beloved, all of you.
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chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: October 4th, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

Numbers

In the TV show Charlie did {bunch of neat math} to get tenure at such a young age.

In the real world part of {bunch of neat math} is known as the "Baik-Rains theorems". Yes, that Rains.

In other news, I suspect that's why I give lousy directions to Redbones.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: October 4th, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Numbers

Wow! Did they ask/tell him they were using his math in a TV show?
chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: October 4th, 2005 06:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Numbers

The show's math consultant decided it should be a certain new math development, so he pinged a mathematician in the field for formulae for the blackboard and math talk for Charlie. That mathematician asked the authors of the relevant bits for permission to use it.

I have no idea if this actually got into the script and/or on the show, I just know about the asking for permission part.
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chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: October 5th, 2005 03:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

That Rains

It's more of a KS: Meg thing. He was the boyfriend I didn't marry.
desireearmfeldt From: desireearmfeldt Date: October 4th, 2005 05:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

OK, I have to ask...

What was the context of the writhing on the floor, for the record? :)
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: October 4th, 2005 06:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: OK, I have to ask...

There was a lot. (To be fair, I count lying on the floor too, or it wouldn't be quite 100% for all shows).

The opening scene is a child-soldier who comes in and marches about, and then lies on the ground to finish the song.

The seduction of Don Jose by Carmen has a lot of Don Jose on the ground with Carmen on top of him.

The reading-the-cards scenehas both card readers dealing cards onto the ground, sometimes lying down. That's the one that involved singing while rolling over and over. :)
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