Thursday, October 12, 2006

Boing Boing: Deep-fried Coca-Cola

Boing Boing: Deep-fried Coca-Cola:
"Gonzales deep-fries Coca-Cola-flavored batter. He then drizzles Coke fountain syrup on it. The fried Coke is topped with whipped cream, cinnamon sugar and a cherry. Gonzales said the fried Coke came about just from thinking aloud."

Imagine the sound
of one man

mildred's umbrella theater company

this show is pretty fucking fantastic...

I suggest you don't miss it.

mildred's umbrella theater company:

"A Long History of Neglect

long history of neglect
By Noah Haidle
Oct 12, 13, 14, 16, 20, 21, 27, 28, 30
and Nov 3 and 4 at 8pm.

Houston, Tx- Andy is a young recluse who rarely leaves his closet and has a habit of soiling his pants when he's nervous. He's tortured by two neighborhood bullies, his mother works three jobs, and his sister is a slut. But things change once a visit is paid to Andy by the 19th century poetess, Emily Dickinson. This play was done once last year at Princeton University, and aside from that production, this will be its world premier! About the Playwright

Noah Haidle’s play Mr. Marmalade had its New York premiere at the Roundabout Theatre Company. His most recent play, Princess Marjorie, received its world premiere in 2005 at South Coast Repertory. Haidle’s Rag and Bone recently played at the Long Wharf Theatre. Haidle is currently working on new play commissions from Playwrights Horizons and Princeton University and a screenplay for Scott Rudin Productions. He is a graduate of Princeton University and the Julliard School. He is the recipient of the Helen Merrill Award for Emerging Playwrights, a NEA/TCG grant, and three Lincoln Center Le Compte Du Nuoy Awards.

Directed by Mildred’s Umbrella company member Alan Hall and featuring Eric Doss, Jennifer Decker, Julie Boneau, Greg Dean, David Anderson, Wayne Barnhill and Sara Gaston, “A Long History of Neglect” opens October 12 and runs through November 4, with shows on Fridays and Saturdays and two Mondays, October 16 and October 30.


Press Inquiries: call 832-418-0973 or email
Reservations: call 713-942-7089 or email

Who: Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company
What: A Long History of Neglect
When: Oct 12, 13, 14, 16, 20, 21, 27, 28, 30 and Nov 3 and 4 at 8pm.
Where: Midtown Art Center, 3414 LaBranch at Holman

Price: Preview Show on October 12- $25.00, (catered by Prego)
Other shows: $10 on Fridays and Saturdays. Two “pay as you like” performances on Oct 16 and Oct. 30. Cash or check only at the door.

new podcast - The Defenestration Unit - Live at Java Junction - Oct 8 - 2006

Last TDU show...
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Come see TDU - The Mathletes and Novox at Helios on the 20th...
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When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race
 ~H.G. Wells

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Was Brahms a wiseass? By Jan Swafford - Slate Magazine

Was Brahms a wiseass? By Jan Swafford - Slate Magazine:
"It was not easy to be a fan of Brahms. He hated effusive praise from strangers. At parties mounted by friends, the guest of honor would preside in the middle of the fray, downing ham rolls and mugs of beer, and have at anyone foolish enough to approach him: 'Did the gracious lady have all those beautiful feelings thanks to my poor quartets? And where did they lodge? Beneath the little blue shawl? Or maybe under the bird on her hat?'"

Sunday, October 08, 2006


eatin yr
fruit stripe
and listening
to the piano
guy whine
good room
nice lights
no people

in full effect

long day
oh yeah
long day