Saturday, January 24, 2009

the parade lasted about a year-and-a-half

So I've had a while to digest the big Inauguration day hoopla. Leading up to Obama's speech, commentators were preparing for a soundbite on par with "We have nothing to fear but fear itself" or "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." Instead, we got a President Obama who was very matter-of-fact about what we were facing. Instead, we got a speech whose tone wasn't looking to cap off the historic moment but rather focused on the task at hand. And that's what I'm always going to remember about the speech. Not any of the words, not even the subtle jabs at the Bush administration. I'll remember that Obama's Inauguration speech could be summed up simply with "Okay America, let's get to work."

Monday, January 19, 2009

i'm sure there's something in the revelation about this

Zack, my little brother, is in his second semester of Divinity School. So I'm certain that, by now, he's well trained in identifying the end times. I mean, that's got to be the very first thing they cover there. You know, just in case the signs start showing up in a time and manner that suggest you might not need to take exams seriously. All I'm saying is that if the end is near, Zack knows it.

After yesterday's NFC Championship game, I got the following text:

The Cardinals are in the Super Bowl. This is an unmistakable sign. Get your ass to church.

So, if you guys need me, I'll be getting right with Jesus. Zack thinks it's a good idea.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

you know how hard it is to find a graphic that stays still?

By now, boys and girls, you should be checking How RDU Doin'? on an obsessive basis. But on the off chance you're not, behold my first stab at video editing since I was an undergraduate messing with Media 100 in my field production class. I'm pretty pleased with how it came out.

Special thanks to Chris Mayo, who encouraged me when it was at first difficult getting strangers to speak into a camera about a store that sells "sex helpers."

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

nothing is more american than jamming a pencil under somone's finger nails

As far as I'm concerned, the politics of 24 have never really gone down smooth. I always tune in for the over-the-top badassery and things that blow up, but there's always been this creepy little undertone to each season. Last season's lesson was that if you hit enough brown people, eventually one of them will be a terrorist. This year, after having seen roughly 45 minutes of the season, I can already tell that this is going to be a great big love-in for the virtues of torture.

The "do whatever it takes to keep people safe" message, delivered from a heroic Jack Bower to a smug Senate that wants him to know the US doesn't torture, has already been echoed three times either directly or indirectly. It's clear what they're driving at, and it's making my stomach a little queezy. Then again, it's on FOX.

Really and truly, it's the return of Tony Almeida that has me intrigued enough to keep going...but if that payoff isn't huge, I may finally be done with 24.

Monday, January 12, 2009

come join me, why don't you?

Just a little something to remind you folks that I do more than blog about comics. If you laugh, it's okay. I'll save a seat for you next to me in hell.

Heh heh..."freak accident."

If this turns out to be less than authentic, I don't know if I'll be more disappointed or relieved.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

hey, talented should audition and SPARKLE!!!

From the Facebook page...

Hello SPARKLE fans!

As previously announced, SUPER SPARKLE SHOWCASE will be returning this February for its second season. The show will premiere on Saturday, February 28th and run for six weeks.

We'll be making the "official" audition announcement on Facebook in the next day or two. But since several people have expressed interest in auditions, we wanted to go ahead and get some of the details out there.

Auditions are scheduled for Saturday, January 24th from 12 noon to 3 PM at the Worx Comedy Theater.

To audition, you'll need: a completed application form, a non-returnable headshot of yourself, a performance piece of no longer than two minutes.

More details will be posted soon on Facebook including a F.A.Q. and the necessary forms. So if you or someone you know would be interested in auditioning, please pass along this info to them

If you have any questions, please don't hesistate to ask.


Monday, January 5, 2009

the worst of everything, all in one little bottle

This is apparently a real thing. I'll be weeping in the corner.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

i am going to rock the face off of 2009

I am going to rock the face off of 2009. I don't know exactly what that means and therefore I don't know how I'm going to achieve it, but it's going to happen. 2008 kind of sucked. 2009 is my time. And I know this because I rocked 2009 in while in the POWER STANCE!!!