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Here I am in DC, first full day of the Little Trip, and the day was all about buildings more interesting than what's in them.

First, the Library of Congress, the Thomas Jefferson Building, a whacked-out Beaux-Arts fever dream -- sure, it's filled with a priceless book collection, but those murals! The statues! The fountain! I lived in DC for 3 years and I can't believe I never visited this place. So I got a magnet and a baseball cap.

LOC fountain

Next was a place I never visited when I lived there, because it didn't exist yet -- the National Museum of the American Indian. I don't mean to diss the exhibits, which really are cool (esp. the Meso-American ceramics), but the building is eye-boggling inside and out -- kind of reminded me of the Guggenheim, but it has its own feel. I got another magnet.

Theater for tonight was Richard III at the Folger Shakespeare Theater. I'd been to that theater 24 years ago, but they've (temporarily) gutted the space to make an arena staging. Great cast, great costumes, but I had trouble paying attention for 2 reasons:


  1. The clever set had no less than 9 trap doors in it, 5 of them underlit plexiglass -- this made for interesting coups de theatre but also tended to "give" when the heavier actors walked on them, and I feared I would be witness to a non-Shakespearean tragedy.

  2. The role of Ratcliff was played by Andrew Criss. I meant no offense to the less attractive actor playing Richard, but I wasn't really focusing on the lead role most of the time.
    1400791

Tomorrow I have a reservation for a special tour of the house of a famous beer baron. I seem to have forgotten where I wrote down the rest of the information about this, though. Any assistance would be welcome.

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...and thanks especially for the orgasm at the end. Rawf!
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Per the Met press office, “Giovanni Meoni will make his Met debut singing the role of Ezio in the premiere of Verdi’s Attila, tomorrow evening, replacing Carlos Alvarez, who is ill.”
from Parterre.com
Because I'm going to New York City next month, and I'm going to see Atilla Friday, March 12, at 8:00 P.M. Don't you wish you was me?

I should modify that. Don't you wish you was me, if I was more gregarious, and made friends more easily, and didn't have trouble getting in touch with what friends I do have and asking them if I could stay at their place since the time-share my sister-in-law was going to get for me fell through? I certainly wish I was that me...

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Per the Met press office, “Giovanni Meoni will make his Met debut singing the role of Ezio in the premiere of Verdi’s Attila, tomorrow evening, replacing Carlos Alvarez, who is ill.”
from Parterre.com
Because I'm going to New York City next month, and I'm going to see Atilla Friday, March 12, at 8:00 P.M. Don't you wish you was me?

I should modify that. Don't you wish you was me, if I was more gregarious, and made friends more easily, and didn't have trouble getting in touch with what friends I do have and asking them if I could stay at their place since the time-share my sister-in-law was going to get for me fell through? I certainly wish I was that me...

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Seems these fine gentlemen were featured in advertisements aired during the "Super Bowl," a sporting event that took place last Sunday. I was otherwise occupied, at a semi-staged reading of Middleton's Women Beware Women, but now I'm thinking I should watch more sporting events.

No, wait, we have the internet now and can watch commercials on line without sitting through the tedious shows that surround them. I never have to watch a TV show again! Except for Lost of course.
albadger: (Monk getting banged)


Seems these fine gentlemen were featured in advertisements aired during the "Super Bowl," a sporting event that took place last Sunday. I was otherwise occupied, at a semi-staged reading of Middleton's Women Beware Women, but now I'm thinking I should watch more sporting events.

No, wait, we have the internet now and can watch commercials on line without sitting through the tedious shows that surround them. I never have to watch a TV show again! Except for Lost of course.
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Seriously, why am I posting YouTubes of commercials with attractive actors in them, instead of telling you about my audition for the hand puppet movie?

Which was a fascinating experience. I don't think I'll get in, just because of the sheer numbers of applicants, but I flatter myself in thinking that my impression of Dick Cheney being forcibly sodomized by a mentally-challenged football player was spot-on.
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Seriously, why am I posting YouTubes of commercials with attractive actors in them, instead of telling you about my audition for the hand puppet movie?

Which was a fascinating experience. I don't think I'll get in, just because of the sheer numbers of applicants, but I flatter myself in thinking that my impression of Dick Cheney being forcibly sodomized by a mentally-challenged football player was spot-on.
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Oh, yeah, sure, he's "married." But there's no love there. She treats him like a child.

I would treat him like a man.
albadger: (What Badgers Eat)


Oh, yeah, sure, he's "married." But there's no love there. She treats him like a child.

I would treat him like a man.
albadger: (What Badgers Eat)
I preface this by saying, I don't like Bing, and will probably never try it again. It's a search engine from the minds who brought you the Zune, and it shows. I even find this commercial annoying as hell. On the other hand, it can be watched with the sound off, for which I will forgive Microsoft for one of its crimes. Just one.
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I preface this by saying, I don't like Bing, and will probably never try it again. It's a search engine from the minds who brought you the Zune, and it shows. I even find this commercial annoying as hell. On the other hand, it can be watched with the sound off, for which I will forgive Microsoft for one of its crimes. Just one.
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No, No, No. It's completely not fair that I should find out, fourteen years after the fact, that Monsterrat Caballe sang the Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction" on Dutch TV, and it's not on YouTube anywhere.

On the other hand, there is stuff on YouTube that can keep me happy, alone, by myself, in the dark. Like this.

albadger: (Hank admires Homer's butt)
No, No, No. It's completely not fair that I should find out, fourteen years after the fact, that Monsterrat Caballe sang the Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction" on Dutch TV, and it's not on YouTube anywhere.

On the other hand, there is stuff on YouTube that can keep me happy, alone, by myself, in the dark. Like this.

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