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August 17th, 2005


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11:27 pm - "Ah ha ha, that guy said 'prithee.'"
Right. Nothing cool happened to me today, 'cept for the fact that I deposited the refund of my security deposit. That's it.

Yesterday was good, though. I took a day off work yesterday and completely failed to do anything constructive. After that, I met theenigma42, lord_alucard and our friend Chad and we drove to APT to see their production of Macbeth. It's easily the best live production I've ever seen (which sounds less impressive when you've seen the live productions I've seen, but I didn't mean it like that). As tends to be the case with APT, much of the cast was shared between Macbeth and the production of The Merry Wives of Windsor which Ellen and I saw earlier this summer. Anyway, it was your usual Macbeth-played-by-college-professors-and-minor-soap-opera-actresses, except that the costuming was a weird mix of period, random historical and contemporary. That's status quo for, say, Broom Street, but it's a little weird here. Weird and bad are not the same thing.

What was a bad thing was the couple sitting next to me. A couple of minutes into the performance they were giggling over the fact that the actors were speaking with accents. They laughed at inappropriate moments all through the first act (hence the subject of this post) and eventually quieted down during the second. The name Duncan was, apparently, a great sense of mirth to the girl, and the guy laughed every time people spoke in unison -- especially when they said "aye." Oh, and on the way out they were talking about how "Macduff" sounds like a Batman sound effect (ala "Pow!" and "Thok!" and "Nuts!"

I guess people are easily amused.

When we got back into town we went to Denny's, partly because Keith can actually eat there but mostly because we all harbor fond memories of the Middleton Denny's. There was a group of teenage guys at another table who really annoyed the waitstaff by switching tables and having a hard time deciding what they wanted. Actually, they knew what they wanted, and it was distracting them. There a room full of girls in the hotel next door who were dancing around in front of the window and lifting up their shirts and doing all those things that girls do in late-night television commercials. Thanks to the dim light in their room the girls were lit only as silhouettes, so nobody saw anything. I'm pretty sure the girls didn't realize that. The guys in the restaurant kept beckoning them over, but eventually the girls got bored and the guys went outside, presumably to find ingress into the hotel. It didn't happen, and eventually they came back.

Like I said, I guess people are easily amused.
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From:sacredspud
Date:August 19th, 2005 04:40 pm (UTC)
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That's great! The MP3 download link is broken, which makes me a little sad. You should check out mj hibbett and the validators. Specifically the video for their song Hey Hey 16K, and an MP3 called Programming is a Poetry for Our Time which you'll find on the Sampler page. They're very old-school geek and I'm not sure how I feel about the rest of their songs, but I love those two.

And no, I'm not old enough to remember much of what Hey Hey 16K is about, but I appreciate it.
"Ah ha ha, that guy said 'prithee.'" - Garmonbozia for the soul.

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