Friday, August 03, 2007

Aug Blaug

Gearing up for the Duck’s Breath show next week, so I’m posting early this week. I should post every day, but golly, who has the time? If you’re in the Bay Area, come see us. We’re funny. We’re not getting any younger. All it takes is one aneurysm among our fold, my friends, and there goes the fun. Who knows? You may see one of us drop dead onstage! What a thrill that would be!

Here’s the info again:

Dear Friend of the Ducks:

We don’t get out of the house much any more, but when we do, we like to
wreak as much havoc as possible, before our handlers retrieve us, and
put us back on our meds.

So we will be running amok in the Bay Area this August, and we urge you
to join us. Let us now run through the schedule.

AUGUST 9/10/11, 2007 (THR/FR/SAT * 8 PM)
142 Throckmorton Theater
142 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, California 94941

The evening will open with a series of short sketches featuring (among
others) Doctor Science, Randee of the Redwoods, & Ian Shoales. It will
end with a thrilling climax: the re-mounting of our classic tribute to
the spaghetti western, “Senseless Cruelty,” featuring special guest, Bay
Area musical hero Joshua Raoul Brody.

Violence! Music! Belly laughs!

That will be a three day event. If you miss it, you will probably regret
it for the rest of your life. But should you miss it, don¹t worry, there
are two more opportunities to experience the glory that is Duck’s Breath
Mystery Theatre. And they are--

AUGUST 12, 2007 (SUNDAY * 7:30 PM)
The Palms Playhouse
13 Main Street, Winters, CA,

AUGUST 13, 2007 (MONDAY * 8 PM)
Freight & Salvage
1111 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94702

These latter shows will feature Duck’s Breath’s characters in a wide
range of short sketches including Art Show, Sister Mundhi-Mr. Johnson,
the Marones, and more - including new stuff! That’s right! New stuff!
From us!

Join us, won’t you? If not, why not? When else are you going to see us?
We¹re not getting any younger you know. Hello? Be there! Aloha!

What’s that?
What’s that on Rupert Murdoch’s wall? Why, it’s the stuffed head of the Wall Street Journal!

Minnesota Bridge
I was shocked at the news of the bridge collapse in Minnesota, a bridge I used to cross many times, coming home to Brainerd to visit my folks, back when I was a grad student at the University of Iowa.

Nobody knows what the cause of the collapse is yet, but I would venture to suggest that there has been a general decay of the infrastructure over the past few years. There was the cave-in in Boston. There was the destruction of New Orleans. Delayed flights. Hellish commutes. Helicopter collisions.

Lonely Girl
Will Bree die at the hands of the strange cult that abducted her? Will her friends save her in time? Will she once again play with hand puppets and engage with best friend Daniel in the precocious game "Proving Science Wrong?"

Yadda yadda.

Should we give him powers to monitor communications, with little or no supervision by the special court charged with tracking such activities and granting warrants? Gosh. I don’t think we should.

Did you know that, I dunno, 80 per cent of U.S. toys are made in China? Should that continue? Gosh. I don’t think it should. Unless you like lead in your offspring’s recreational tools.

The YouTube debate
Candidates were asked a question by a talking snowman, I am given to understand. We are doomed.

Senate Hearings Highlights!
White House aide J. Scott Jennings: "Senator, I'm doing the best that I can, and believe me, this is likely as frustrating for me as it is for you."

Chairman Leahy: "No, trust me, it is not."


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