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Aug. 9th, 2009

03:41 pm - Various things 'n stuff

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Looks like it might rain outside. I hope so; we *need* it! It's been so hot and dry I hear there've been wildfires in central Texas. It rained a bit earlier, but not enough.

In other news, I'm gonna go see Rifftrax Live on the 20th! Mike, Kevin and Bill, formerly of MST3K and currently of Rifftrax, will be riffing on "Plan 9 from Outer Space", and it will be broadcast live to select theatres all over the country. I'm going to go see it at the Edwards MARQ*E on I-10.

Then in October, Jen of Cake Wrecks will go on a book-signing tour for her book "Cake Wrecks". She's not coming to Houston, apparently, but she will be in Dallas and Austin. I'ma go to both of those (because there will be cake-decorating contests and I want to see them!)

Speaking of books, Matt Harding of Where the Hell is Matt? also has a book, with anecdotes about his travels around the world, dancing badly in front of bits of it with people from other bits of it. It's a fascinating read. You know the clip near the end of the 2008 video where he's in Alhambra, California in front of an orchestra? They're recording "Praan", the song written for the video. Well, the music was written for the video; the words are based on a Bengali poem called "Gitanjali" that Matt selected from a book of poetry by Rabindranath Tagore.

In other news, I've been having trouble sitting lately. My butt complains of sitting in my computer chair: "Hey guess what! Pain! And go to the bathroom!" So I go to the bathroom but nothing comes out. WTF? Is it hemorrhoids? IBS? Somehow kidneystone-related? Guess I better go see a doctor.

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From:ceruleanst
Date:August 9th, 2009 05:57 pm (UTC)
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I saw Rifftrax Live and thought "Hey I should go see that." Then I saw "and a special segment by Lowtax of Something Awful" and thought "Yeah, I don't know about that."
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:August 9th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
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I don't know about it either, that is to say I don't know why he's there, but I really want to see the show, and I'm intending not to let him ruin the whole thing for me.

If his presence is indeed something awful, you'll hear from me later about it.
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From:wbwolf
Date:August 9th, 2009 10:06 pm (UTC)
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Lowtax has done stuff with Rifftrax before (He riffed Troll 2 with Mike), so that's probably while he's there. Just concentrate on the JoCo performance instead.

(I'm going, even they tape delayed it for the West Coast)
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From:wbwolf
Date:August 9th, 2009 10:08 pm (UTC)
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Are you sure? It's playing in 433 theaters across the country. See if it's playing near you.
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