Friday, January 25, 2008

Blogging is hard!

Lotta work this weekend. I guess with Fred out of the race I can pretty much speed past any political news. So there's that.

Meanwhile, I've got to see Sweeney Todd before it leaves theaters, get the Ed Emberley interview up and prep the next articles I'm working on. I've also started work on a chat system. Don't ask me why, it's just something I've always wanted to do.

Anyway I don't wonder that a lot of bloggers end up in their own self-made echo chambers. I could see doing nothing but scouring the 'net for interesting items and commenting on them. But ultimately, where do you get the sort of perspective you need from, you know, having a "real life".

As a programmer, I know all about abstractions. It's easy enough to spec a program that reads someone's mind and does exactly what they want, regardless of what they actually say. Implementation remains elusive, however.


  1. I saw the newest Sweeny Todd revival two years ago on Broadway with Patti Lupone. It was unique because all of the actors played the instruments instead of having an orchestra. Patti Lupone played the tuba if you can believe it. Pretty cool. This psycho vampire guy played Sweeny, famous theatre guy but I forget his name. Every time he killed someone the poured blood from bucket to another on stage. Pretty cool.

  2. As regards Kay Parker and her website, blogging is hard, but it is even more so when you are blogging while hard.

  3. Reminds me of Patti Lupone with that huge tuba between her knees. Well nevermind. Five more days to the next episode of American Idol.

  4. It's good material; Good people can do a lot with it.

    I'm almost surprised Kay Parker didn't do a variation on Sweeney Todd, now that you mention it....

  5. Well she did do a take off of Sweeny Todd in Taboo IV "Now It's


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