HAHA I GOT IT MANIC MAVERICK
Also i think i love evrything that they hate like Arthur. That show was the shit.
Also spiderman 3 ROCKED.
LMFAO about what Ash said about theatre majors who thought they could sing...
I studied performing arts for three years (not gay - before realising media studies was the way forward) and the amount of girls who coasted off the fact they could hold-a-note was embarrassing! Every night out, pissed up, on the mic, warbling My Heart Will Go On.
We also had a bunch of those talentless bitches who could do nothing... but the splits! At the end of every performance they'd be raised in the air (doing the splits) and that's all they had, as if they were in some sort of abstract episode of Bring It On. Every night out, pissed up, on the dance floor; splits.
PS: There's THREE SERIES of The Mighty Boosh... but it's just as contrived as Noel's stand-up routine! Far too much cash thrown at it, IMO.
Oh man, Spider-Man 3 was so bad. So bad.
So, what's next; pulling your head out of the clouds (and your ass) and going back home to get a job you could've worked years ago, but instead you chose to chase a pipe dream right down the toilet until the harsh realisation of your limited ability to sing/act/dance/etc revealed its-unemployable-self to you... no, wait, that was me!
Son of a butt sex. XD I was too busy watching anime. I'll go have a listen now.
Finished it. That was the greatest ending ever.
Anyway. No one's born with a great singing voice. It's just a matter of how much they exercise their diaphragm, in or out of singing. Those same people might have listened to a lot of music at a young age, so they learn to have an ear for music. Everyone has the ability to sing well, just like everyone has the ability to be an artist. Same deal. Either you learn it directly or indirectly.
AND theatre programs/theatre in Canada is sort of different from in the States, but yeah, there is this sense of entitlement among professors and theatre-exclusive actors that theatre is better than film, and it does get annoying, especially when they try to push you towards doing only stage things. They're crochety and old, and don't like new things.
I agree that most plays aren't that great; some can be interesting, and historically relevant, but a lot are pretentious and pieces of shit. (A lot of contemporary plays are about, guess what? Being actor or a playwright.) I prefer improv and performance, and writing my own stuff, and making my own videos/whatever. I'm really only there for experience and making contacts. But most theatre kids I know aren't stuck up, even if I don't like hanging out with them. (Maybe it's because I'm in Canada, I don't know, but I only know a few real openly insufferable douchebags at school.)
And I don't think theatre is better or worse than any other medium, it's a valid way to deliver narrative and tell a story, but it just hasn't changed with the times. Film and other forms of art keep changing and evolving, but theatre (and opera) is sort of stuck in time, and a lot of people involved in it are really reluctant/slow to catch up with the rest of the world. Just because it's old and sort of antiquated doesn't mean it can't be good, it's just the execution/base concept is usually not as culturally aware/relevant as most other things going on. The only recent, well-executed form of theatre I can think of is this: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/vi...s_hope_to.html
And it's more of a staged reading, so. \:
Both of you (Anthony and Ashley) said you liked Rosencratz and Guildenstern, I can't see why you wouldn't like most good plays at all. They tend to be very character and dialogue focused pieces, i.e. Waiting For Godot, stuff by Roy Williams.
You should really give it a chance, because I looked up Gypsy and it describes itself as "a musical fairy tale", which sounds like something you'd only willingly go to if you had blunt force trauma.
I'd heavily recommend (if you can somehow go and see it) Red while it's in the US. It's two dudes on stage for about an hour and a half, and not as pretentious as it may sound (dude calls the other dude out on his pretentiousness). Also it had Alfred Molina when I went to see it.
But anyway I totally agreed with Anthony's summary of Gurren Lagann, but I still absolutely love it.
Also, hate to break it to you but Noel Fielding is kind of a douche. I see him all the time wearing nothing but Mighty Boosh brand clothing. And my friend comes home sometimes to nothing but a note from his mum saying she's gone to a party with him for a week and a tenner "for food".
That guy is such a dick.
Yeah, Gypsy's a pile of shit. They might like Gilbert and Sullivan though? And of course, Evil Dead the Musical. (Dr Horrible's being done on stage up here, too.)
Beckett might be way too... post-modern. Though it's worth a shot. Maybe post-post-modern stuff is what we need.
Of note is The Abridged Shakespeare Company. They've done stuff on stage like abridging all of Shakespeare, the Bible, and the history of America.
Dude, I had similar stuck-back-in-school nightmares for years, though for me, it was always one of the last two years of high school. On top of being dragged back in with younger classmates I remembered, I always lost track of where my locker was and/or what the combination was, and ended up not being able to find the class I needed to make up.
Congratulations, Anthony, on the wedding and on being the first (and probably last) person I've ever heard use the terms "nadir" and "hubris" within two minutes of one another without sounding like they were doing it just to be a twat.
I think sci-fi provides a better backdrop for solid characters, in that extraordinary circumstances tend to provide greater contrast for individual humanity. Dudes just hanging out in familiar, modern-day surroundings can easily feel boring, but managing to hang out when giant robots and farting aliens are wrecking shit all around you shows that people will still be people, regardless of how the future turns out.
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Thanks for the link, jerkface.
After listening to it, I have to say that Owly is a fantastic comic book. Absolutely adorable, and right up Davis' alley.
I watched Archer today. It was good because H. Jon Benjamin was in it (no really).