Happy Leap Day, my lovelies!
Last night, I went with Kait and Steven to see The Farnsworth Invention, Aaron Sorkin’s play about the invention of television. It was excellent–far better than the trailer on their website or the scathing review from the New York Times would lead one to believe.
Unfortunately, Hank Azaria was replaced by an understudy for our show, but the replacement gave a very solid performance. His costar, Jimmi Simpson, give a heartrending portrayal of a man struggling to keep pace with his own genius, and his transition from buoyant spirit and imagination slowly giving way to frustration, exhaustion, feelings of betrayal, and finally utter despair were felt palpably throughout the theatre. The moment at which I finally recognized where I’d seen him before–playing one of the MacPoyles on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia–only made me respect him as an actor even more.
I’m so glad I got to see it before it closed March 2nd! Kait wins super-love for suggesting we go.
The linkspam continues:
Battlestar Galactica: The Story So Far. I love my show with the silly name! April 4th, people!
McSpaced is go. Fortunately, it’s on Fox, so if it displays even a fraction of a glimmer of Spaced‘s brilliance it’ll probably get canceled in a day.
Google gives free voice mail to San Francisco’s homeless
Obama releases open letter to LGBT folks
Stephen Colbert Misses Starbucks
Pregnant woman uses train toilet, baby slips out
…Are Edgar Wright and Diablo Cody a couple? Or is Best Week Ever joking? I only ask because their babies would be AWESOME.