Viewing: May, 2010
May 30, 2010
Unless you have some prior knowledge of Nietzschean philosophy, you probably won’t enjoy this musical. In fact, the person who will enjoy it the most is the one who has fully read Nietzsche’s magnum opus, Thus Spoke Zarathustra. The first act begins with a musical number making fun of how people mispronounce his name, along with many other misconceptions of the famous philosopher; and the act continues to cross between the major events that mold his philosophy later in his…
May 29, 2010
On Thursday night, I went and saw a coworker of mine star in Theater Schmeater’s production of An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein by Shel Silverstein. It’s a play, but it’s not. There are ten individual acts that push the bounds of the absurd. A couple fight at a restaurant because the girl in the relationship is turning into a “bag lady”; a shoe, an empty picture frame, a bowl of cooked oatmeal; all have a place inside her bag(s)….
May 26, 2010
Last Friday, around 2 a.m., Seattle police and fire responded to an assault call at the corner of NE 50th and University Way, according to a police report. A female witness told officers that she and her male friend–the victim in this case, and also very intoxicated at the time of the incident–were waiting at the aforementioned corner when “a red vehicle with two large black males drove up and began yelling at them, ‘why you gotta knock over my…
May 26, 2010
Last year’s SIFF had me viewing a gay Filipino romance film. My review of that is here. This year promises to be just as good. Granted, there aren’t any gay Filipino romances being presented–I can’t help what I like–but I’m just as pleased, if not more so, with the three five six films that I’ve chosen to go see.* “Do Começo ao Fim” (“From Beginning to End”) by Brazilian director, Aluisio Abranches. A controversial film about a homosexual and incestuous…
May 26, 2010
This was another film that I wanted to enjoy–and I did, to a certain extent–but I still had my qualms with it. Two half-brothers, born of the same mother, develop a relationship that goes beyond the, shall we say traditional, bounds of brotherhood. The two become inseparable, ultimately sending them both into depressive states when one of them travels to Russia in order to train for the Olympics. I applaud the filmmakers for tackling an extremely controversial topic: love and…
May 14, 2010
I don’t know whether or not to judge the past weekend as an utter failure or success. It’s open for debate. Let me start at the beginning: I worked a full and (mostly) productive day at work; although, it became a struggle around 3 p.m. Nevertheless, I pushed onward. After work, I headed up to Gay City to get my periodic STD testing. Yes, I’m responsible like that. I must say, the guy who screened me, Victor, was unbelievably attractive….
May 10, 2010
Andrew Sullivan sums up my thoughts: It just seems odd to me that after this election, someone who was not in any of the debates could somehow become prime minister in a party that clearly won many fewer votes and seats than the Tories.
May 8, 2010
Even though the two devil cats, Ollie and Ellie, annoyed the shit out of me, I enjoyed the company. My two friends returned from their vacation in Egypt this morning, and now I’m back to my humble abode. I’m glad I washed all the dishes before I slipped away for two weeks. Now I just need to clean up the rest of the apartment. Give it time.