I went to the fourth and final wedding of the May-September 2006 cycle yesterday, I realized to my astonishment that I attended one funeral during that time, meaning I have lived the cinematic dream.
(The funeral may have been in April now that I think of it but I'm not going to let it ruin anything)
The wedding was lovely and all but what was most memorable about it in many ways was the arduous journey I took to get to McHenry, IL. An hourlong Metra train ride, followed by a very expensive cab ride. It was fascinating to see that there are still places in the world where cabdrivers are caucasian and they have mullets.
It was worth commenting on since I believe it was my first non-Catholic wedding, except for the pagan "hand fastening" ceremony I attended five years ago. I believe the technical name of that couple's faith was Orthodox Dragonlancian. I must say, while other people were crying and moved and so on, I was thoroughly displeased on the lack of acknowledgement of the fact that Saint Paul, and only Saint Paul, truly understood what love was.
But otherwise it was okay.
Following in my roommate Reina's footsteps, I now have a gig as a theatre critic for the entertainment website, Centerstage. The first show I review will be King Lear at the Goodman. I've always been fairly fond of that play, I'm re-reading it in preparation for seeing it on Tuesday. Between that and recently re-viewing the movie Network, I'm feeling very chipper about humanity right now.
Kurt Touhy, webmaster of whatjailislike.com and all around mensch, has recently re-invigorated his website, Same Day Different Rat and not only is he making references to the Bottled City of Kandor (awesome) he has a brilliant question to ask everyone that I'm still trying to formulate an adequate answer to.
Oh, right, sorry. Kandor is a lost city of Krypton, which was a very technologically advanced civilization, so presumably they've got they found a solution to most environmental catastrophes.
However it must be said that when Jor-El was warning of the planet's impending doom, Krypton's ruling council mocked and dismissed his arguments much as say, Al Gore tends to be mocked and dismissed.
Oh, I meant putting a permanent link in your sidebar. If you want one there.
By the way, I don't know anything about the Bottled City of Kandor. It sounds like they're in a bottle, and everyone who lives there is really forthcoming with everyone else. I guess they'd have to be, if they all live in a bottle. Sooner or later, all secrets are out.
I bet they have a lot to teach us about global warming, too. How did they solve that problem? Does Superman stick the bottle in the freezer once in a while to give them winter?
Actually, I think it's my computer that can't link to things for some reason, because I have no trouble doing so from work.
I'm not reviewing Network, just recently watched it, it's Lear I'm reviewing and based on my roommate's experiences, probably not going to be online for some time, but I'll let you know. And yes, I believe that's the URL.
Non-Catholics have weddings?
Rory, thanks for the kind plug. I'm glad you're writing and coming into the public eye in multiple ways. The only question is -- does the public deserve you?
Hey, is your "Network" review online? I'd love to see your take.
Finally -- is Centerstage located at http://centerstage.net/ ? I'll add the link here. (Next time I see you I will empower you and show you how to do that. It's easy, but easier to demonstrate in person).