08 September 2013

Douglas Richardson

Everyone's favourite First Officer of MJN Air . . .  And yes, I misspelled Camembert, my sincerest apologies.

28 July 2013

The Glower

Drawn in response to this much nicer picture of Mona Williams (Mrs. Harrison Williams of the Cole Porter song ‘You’re the Top’), later Mona Bismarck, sketched by Rene Bouche.  When I do that it's not nearly so attractive, but no matter what it may look like, I am not plotting your assassination, I promise.  Really.  The glower is just sort of built-in.

12 July 2013

That's 104ºF

This temperature has already been forecast twice this summer and it's not even August yet.  Oy.

27 October 2012

Red Barn

In the vain hope that anyone reading this blog is in the L.A. area:

The Independent Shakespeare Company usually does (obviously) Shakespeare, but they decided to branch out and make a period murder mystery tragicomic musical ... as you do.  Unsurprisingly, they bring just as much talent, charm, expertise, and pure entertainment to this as they do to their annual summer Shakespeare festival in Griffith Park.

Sample songs: Red Barn and Love

Details on the historical story on which it is very faithfully based can be found on Wikipedia.

21 October 2012

Infinite Monkeys

Mark Gatiss had a guest appearance on The Infinite Monkey Cage, a science/comedy show on BBC Radio 4.  Why they brought on a champion of the imagination and then set about belittling imagination is beyond me, but it was hard not to pick up on the snub.

I'm a big fan of science and everything, but I'd pick Mark Gatiss over Richard Dawkins any day.

14 October 2012

07 October 2012

Richard II, King of Pop

There was a familiar strain in Ben Whishaw's portrayal of Richard II in the recent BBC production.