Friday, November 28, 2008

Who's the Nerd King of "Awesome"?

At the last party at Rob's, I was trying to figure out who is the nerdiest member of "Awesome" by assigning Nerd Points based on various things. But, being not exactly sober at the time, I keep forgetting what the various Nerd Rules are, and how many points each person has.

For example:
1. Add a point if you played D&D.
2. Add a point for each computer language you know.
3. Add 2 points if you get the math jokes in Futurama.
4. Add a point if you think recursion is cool.
5. Add a point if you built scale models of planes, trains, boats, etc.
6. Add another point if you still have your models.
7. ?

I was trying not to add Nerd Rules that specifically apply to just one person. (Like, no fair saying "Add a point if you got a Ph.D. in philosophy", or "add a point if you have electronic bagpipes".) So help me think of some more Nerd Rules so we can really settle this once and for all.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008


Boredom + Silence = bad movie

I'm bored at work. And I share my office with some other teachers, one of whom is having teacher-student conferences in here right now. Which means I can't blast music, or watch movies with the sound on or anything. Man, that sucks for me. So I decided to make a 1 minute "movie" (mostly using random clips from YouTube) without getting to listen to the sound as I made it. It looks pretty bad without the sound. I guess I'll listen to it when I get home tonight.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Primary III

Oh you're so ________.
You made __ of them.
Do ___ think we'll know?
Of course they _____.

Primary II

Look at all this money!
More for everyone!
Take what you want!
You can wash the blood off later!


I appreciate yellow in the morning.
I understand a green midday.
I sympathize with the afternoon blue.
I'm not having you at night, red.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The "Awesome" Cycle is Now Closed.

And now it's time to give thanks...

Thank you thank you thank you to everyone who came to see it, and especially to those people who came to see all four weekends.

Special thanks to all of our special guests:
Allison Narver
Lane Czaplinski
Tracy Hyland
Tim Hyland
Eric Ray Anderson
Sean Nelson
Mark Siano & The Freedom Dancers
Rick Miller
SuttonBeresCuller (As the 3 Fates. Did you get it? huh? huh?)
Sarah Ackermann

Thanks to our extra special photographers, Victoria I & Victoria II.

Thanks to people who came and worked the merch table or who ushered.

Thanks to our sound board operators, Angie & Ilvs

Thanks to Alyssa Byer at ACT who made this go smoothly (and whose birthday was yesterday -- happy birthday!)

Thanks to Carlo Scandiuzzi at ACT who we've been talking with for over a year about doing this and who finally made it happen.

And last but not least, an extremely special thanks to our stage manager Matthew Echert, who put up with all our insanity and made sure that we actually remembered to walk on stage, and was able to tech and call all of these shows on the fly and did a million other absolutely essential things.

Okay, now it's time to go back to bed. I'm exhausted.

Friday, November 14, 2008

A Preview for the "Awesome" Cycle's Last Weekend

Your last chance to catch the "Awesome" Cycle, and the only chance to catch chapter IV: Tonight, Friday @8PM, and tomorrow Saturday at 8 & 10:30PM. Once again, this is happening at ACT.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

"Awesome" Art

Above: "Awesome"-themed art from my good friend Emerald, age 5-ish.

And speaking of awesome art, SuttonBeresCuller, the folks who brought you THIS:

are the special guests this weekend at the "Awesome" Cycle.
There is so much weird art crap in Bullitt theater at ACT right now thanks to them. It's fantastic.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

American Election

-Photo by Victoria Lahti (aka Victoria I)

Thanks again all who came. We laughed, we cried, we took back the country.

This coming weekend (Nov 14-15) is the last weekend of the "Awesome" Cycle. Chapter IV is The Littlest Bang.

Shows have been selling out, so if you wanna catch the last chapter, buy your tickets ASAP! (Also, you have a better chance of getting in at the 10:30 Saturday show.)

Here's my attempts to come up with taglines for the final weekend:
"In space no one can hear you sing."
"Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the theater..."
"I wish I could quit you"
"I know what you did last weekend"
"The fourth and final chapter in the trilogy"
"The wrong men. In the wrong place. At the right time."
"Audry Hepburn at her Oscar-winning best in an immortal comedy-romance!"
"Unspeakable horrors from outer space paralyze the living and resurrect the dead!"
"They'll never get caught. They're on a mission from God."

Feel free to add your own.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Yes We Did


For those we ran into at the celebratory mob on Pike & Broadway, I was a little overwhelmed and don't remember what we talked about, so could you email me the details? Greeeeeat, thanks!

Obama is my president. Yes, he is.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Who's it gonna be?

While we all eagerly await results and obsessively watch polit-blogs and polling widgets, why don't you listen to our hopeful political prediction song?

And then, in three days, come to the Bullitt cabaret, hop on our Cycle, and celebrate America with us. There may be pie.

Monday, November 3, 2008


Thanks all who came to the Funeral for Indie Rock.

We laughed and we cried and we learned a lot:
  1. VW killed Indie Rock.
  2. 'Indie' stands for 'Indonesian'.
  3. It's hard to sleep after a funeral (unless you have pills).
  4. Emerald is cute.
  5. Sean Nelson makes a great Robert Smith.

Anything I'm missing?