A look at how I've been diverting myself lately.
READ: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling [so are all the books exactly the same or just the first two?], Volpone by Ben Jonson.
COMING UP: Orhan Pamuk, Alastair Brotchie.
SAW: Eastland (Lookingglass Theatre Company) [the best show I've seen so far this year].
LAST WEEK'S MOVIE NIGHT PICKS:
THEME: Charles Dickens.
KITO'S SELECTION: A Tale of Two Cities (dir. Conway, 1935).
MINE: Oliver! (Reed, 1968) [see Glitter, below, for my favorite part].
WATCHING: Warehouse 13 (Syfy), Louie (FX), Episodes (Showtime).
STREAMING: Boys over Flowers [I've decided that Jan Di should choose Joo Goon Pyo; Ji Hoo is WAY too emo], The LA Complex.
Chicago theater, movies, books, musicals, conservative Christians, food, dogs, the presidential election, Arkansas, Honey Boo Boo, the gays, crime in Chicago, Wisconsin, Latinos.
FOUR KOREAN WORDS I KNOW (SPELLED PHONETICALLY):
1. "Anyong" [hi].
2. "Aish" [argh].
3. "Noona" [older sister].
4. "Bibimbap" [wonderfulness].
ONE YEAR AGO: "If either of you boys get some pussy tonight, I want you to dust that pussy off for me. Dust it off!"
TWO YEARS AGO: "See, this is why new mothers drive their cars into lakes."
THREE YEARS AGO: "What I'm saying, basically, is that our entire office is covered in fecal matter."
FOUR YEARS AGO: "Monday Musical Mystery Solved."
"Old or dead comedians who are still funny."
FIVE YEARS AGO: "I'm not saying you have to stay silent during sex, but jeez! Lower it an octave."
SIX YEARS AGO: "Zac remplacera Star Jones."
My short review of 16th Street Theater's All Kinds of Crazy is in this week's Chicago Reader.