Friday, February 25, 2005

What Is An Agnostic?

What Is An Agnostic?:
" A man's anti-social wishes may be restrained by a wish to please God, but they may also be restrained by a wish to please his friends, or to win the respect of his community, or to be able to contemplate himself without disgust. But if he has no such wishes, the mere abstract concepts of morality will not keep him straight. "

and ironically I say, "GOD BLESS BERTRAND RUSSELL!"
and yeah, I know he had his problems, but what a nice, concise representation of the basis of morals in an agnostic framework.
I'd say more but I'm at work, and unfortunately have to get back to it...

The Washington Monthly

The Washington Monthly:
"As Ezra says, 'American style, in some ways, is a lot like Cuban style. Or North Korean style. It shares some threads with Russian and Iranian style too.'"

This should be front page news...
it's bad enough he won't face "real" Americans...
he's even afraid to face people who can't vote against him.

FW: Boston Marriage


From: michelle edwards  
 Sent: Friday, February 25, 2005 11:49 AM
Subject: Boston Marriage

Hi Everyone...
I'm making my directing debut and I just wanted to pass along the information about the show!  Hope you can make it.

One of America’s most provocative playwrights displays his feminine side in the Houston premiere of David Mamet’s Boston Marriage.  Unhinged Productions is proud to present the show that the New York Post called “Wickedly, wittily entertaining” when it made its New York premiere in 2002.


In the play, Anna and Claire are two bantering, scheming “women of fashion” who have been living on the edges of upper-class society.  Anna, having just become the mistress of a wealthy married man, receives an enormous jeweled necklace with a nice salary to match.  Claire, meanwhile, has become enamored with a young lady and wants to enlist a very jealous Anna for help.  As the two women exchange quips and relentlessly taunt Anna’s Scottish parlor maid, Claire’s young lady arrives which produces a predicament that puts both women’s futures at risk.


In the Boston Marriage, Mamet exquisitely typifies this ambiguous relationship between two unmarried Victorian women.  Mamet utilizes his hallmark dialogue with an Oscar Wilde like wit.


Unhinged Productions is also proud to announce the directing debut of Michelle Edwards with this production.  “We are thrilled to have such an accomplished actress as Michelle, make her directing debut with us,” said Unhinged Productions Interim Artistic Director Randy Symank.  The cast includes Sara Gaston as Anna, Patricia Duran as Claire, and Kelley Stolte as Catherine.


Unhinged Productions continues its season at Stages Repertory Theatre in the Houston Center for the Arts on 3201 Allen Parkway.  The 2004-2005 season is being presented with special support provided by Stages Repertory Theatre. 


Boston Marriage will be presented Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and

Sundays at 3 p.m. from March 4, 2005 through March 27, 2005. 


For information or reservations, call the Stages Repertory Theatre Box Office at 713.527.0123.


Thursday, February 24, 2005

Girl, I'm just a jeepster for your love...

The Johnny Bacardi Show

more t-rex is good t-rex!
I didn't even know this existed...
can't wait to see/hear it.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Battlestar Galactica Blog: February 2005 Archives#a000020

Battlestar Galactica Blog: February 2005 Archives#a000020:
"So it's official: we're doing a second season."

There's more...
but that's the important bit!

5:20 am

I wake up
the recent crush
the constant bombardment
of radiation
(think cancer, not hulk)
an invitation becomes a letter
I do not read
then reading
no help
lay down
a rememberance
then calm
no sleep

blog | Reviews index

blog | Reviews index

“‘What’s that, Mommy?’ asked Jackie. ‘Are you and Daddy smoking a cigarette?’"

not sure how to feel about this at all.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

blogroll, car, etc...

ok car first:
transmission is blown.
it would be $600.00+ for a used one rebuilt.
so that car is dead.
I'll be in the trooper TONIGHT!

so tomorrow on my lunch I'll try to get the olds title and the volvo title so I can get those cars outta my name and offa my lawn! whooohooo!

added a few folks to the blogroll...
I try to keep friends/acquaintances up top...
so they may not update as much as some of the others,
but I do check all of these every day (at least every work day)
except of course EROS blog which I can't check from work...

maybe some day I'll organize them as far as personal, politics, comics, art, theory, etc...
but I think it's more fun this way...

eh, back to work...
have I mentioned that work sucks?

sick, car, blah, etc.

So, I'm back at work.
Spent the weekend (and Monday) all doped up on nyquil and drifting in and out of consciousness. Today on the way in to work my car overheated and I had to have it towed to Erick's. Luckily John's car was there and ready, so I picked it up and drove it to work...
Looks like I may be back in the old Isuzu trooper before the week is up. It's running again and my step-sister and her husband just got a new car, so they don't need it anymore...
and I fear the Olds is deader than dead.
It's enough to make me wish for Nyquil and the cold dark bed again...

Monday, February 21, 2005

Fw: [BAD SIGNAL]Hunter S Thompson Is Dead

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2005 10:32 PM
Subject: [BAD SIGNAL]Hunter S Thompson Is Dead

> bad signal
> Hunter S. Thompson, the acerbic counterculture writer who popularized a
> new
> form of journalism in books like "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," fatally
> shot himself Sunday night at his Aspen-area home, his son said. He was
> 67.
> "Hunter prized his privacy and we ask that his friends and admirers
> respect
> that privacy as well as that of his family," Juan Thompson said in a
> statement
> released to the Aspen Daily News.
> Pitkin County Sheriff Bob Braudis, a personal friend of Thompson,
> confirmed
> the death to the News. Sheriff's officials did not return calls to The
> Associated Press late Sunday.
> (AP)