Thursday, February 19, 2009

And My Folks Wonder Why I Never Visit

A letter from my hometown has struck the internets:

On the Feb. 8 "60 Minutes" program, we were captivated while viewing the Katie Couric interview of the crew and passengers of Flight 1549.

However, we were struck there was not one mention of God, who directs pilots of planes and secures the safety of passengers.

We have written CBS and asked them for more realistic programming. Help protect our freedoms. Write CBS about this.

I would be embarrassed if I were remotely surprised. But I lived there for about ten years; the place is lousy with folks like these. On the plus side, most of the comments seem to be from people with their heads on relatively straight, so it's not all bad.

What cracks me up is that this is the news this lady is talking about. I mean, I will criticize the level of realism in, say, one of the bazillion cop shows CBS has, but how much more "realistic" than the news can you get? If the flight crew didn't mention god, then they didn't mention him, and it would be UNrealistic to bring him up in that instance.

Besides, I'm pretty sure that if the G-man had gotten involved it would have gone much, much worse. That guy can be really clumsy with airplanes.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


I've got a show opening in a couple of weeks. Camp Freedom! is set a few years in the future and tells the story of Jack, an average slacker who gets sent to a concentration camp for the crime of losing his job while being in debt. I play the villain, the commandant of the camp, who also happens to be a well known politician from our own era. (I won't tell you who it is. That would spoil the fun.)

I had to make a minor lifestyle change for the role.

Heh. I shaved my head once before, in college. It was harder this time, but still kinda fun. Anyway, you should come see the show. It's gonna be big fun!