Aug 18, 2015
commented on No More Maurice Lenell Cookies
Man, those were some sad cookies. We were hungry a lot as kids, but hungry as we were, having Maurice Lennell around (they were inexpensive) didn't help. Second worst: anything from Stella D'oro. But Jay's Potato chips? Oh hell yeah. Good times.
Sep 12, 2014
commented on Part Two of Angels in America Is Better Than Part One
I imagine your surprise when that dreary set finally flashed some light in its cracks. Now imagine the surprise I won't have because you wrote about it. Thanks. PS, Bruce Willis's character is already dead for most of the movie.
Aug 29, 2014
commented on "Getting It Right" or "Misses the Point"? Rebecca Brown's Controversial Stance on Angels in America
All this reminds me of back when Showtime was running the American Queer As Folk. Some of my peers came unglued, because that show didn't tell the right story, didn't tell their story, was too sordid, it was not sordid enough, yada yada yada. The truth was, it was only one TV show. It could never be everything to everybody. So now one reviewer is unsatisfied because Angels in America doesn't tell the right story for her. Yawn. This is one theater piece, it's not the fucking Rosetta Stone. Andrew's staging of Act 1 is a dazzling, live, high wire accomplishment(pardon the pun). I'm looking forward eagerly to the conclusion. Angels can survive one churlish review. 'The world only spins forward,'
Apr 13, 2014
commented on The Sunday Morning News
re: CIA waterboarding. According to Christopher Hitchens, who submitted to it, water boarding does *not* provide the sensation of drowning. It IS drowning. Always good to keep that in mind.