Sunday, April 14, 2013


Sunday==>It is somewhat warmer here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World - 52º @ 10:00am with a projected high in the low 60s. Nice!!

So, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, Billi Pod will start today’s posting with his report card on last night’s barf-inducing Off Broadway show THE DANCE OF DEATH, August Strindberg’s portrait of a deeply acrimonious marriage==>D<==as in DREADFUL.

Yes, I had serious misgivings about this show from the very beginning and I wasn’t wrong. The main characters are two of the most unlikeable people ever to be seen on the stage, each continuously spewing bile, venom and hate at just about everyone and everything.

The running time of the show is 2:30, with an intermission, and there was no way Billi Pod was going to sit through this hellish experience, no f**king way. So ... at intermission he and his theater buddy Dian Crystal aka My Lady fled in abject horror. We were not alone.

To our amazement, our friend Marty Kosarik opted to remain and then later, gasp, had the nerve to say that he loved it and gave it an A. No wonder his pseudonym is Numnutz.

Before the show I also ran into my friends Dennis Dohman and Michael Pederson. I think they also stayed until the bitter end.

Anyway ... folks ... if you have a tendency toward S&M, then this is the show for you ... otherwise ... stay away ... far far away.

Moving on ...

Today’s entertainment event will be a Broadway show in previews ... 

2:00==>THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES - “A family drama about changes over time (1980-2001) in an Upper Westside Jewish family, that includes an ex-movie star and her sister-in-law.” (Broadway - complimentary ticket)

Costarring in this comedy/drama are Judith Light and Jessica Hecht, two of my favorite actresses. The advance buzz has been very favorable, so I am looking forward to seeing it. I think it opens midweek.

Yes, I had planned to see the just released Jackie Robinson movie, 42, but when this Broadway show became available I just had to book it. Don't worry ... I will see the movie, probably midweek.

For the evening I will remain in PHC to watch game 3 of the YANKEES/BALTIMORE series, carried on ESPN @ 8:00pm.

On the mound for The Bronx Bombers will be Hiroki Kuroda (1-1) vs. Wei-Yin Chen (0-1) for The Birds.

The Yankees lost yesterday afternoon by a score of 5-3 as Phil Hughes had another bad outing, putting his chances of remaining in the starting rotation in serious jeopardy.

Moving on with just a bit more sports ...

Seriously ... with so much bad stuff going on in the World it is difficult for me to understand why Tiger Woods and The Masters are worthy of front page coverage ... but ... that is just what happened here in The Big Apple as a result of an error Woods made yesterday with an improper ball-drop ...

“TIGER PUTS BALLS IN WRONG PLACE AGAIN” - front page of the New York Post

“BALL OF SHAME” - back page of the New York Post

“WHAT A PUTZ! Tiger caught cheating at Masters. Penalized as new gal looks on. Still in hunt at 4 strokes back.” - front page of the Daily News.

“BAD DROP, SOFT LANDING. Rules Officials Penalize Woods But Allow Him To Stay in Field” - front page of sports section of the New York Times.

Yeah ... I know ... only in New York, only in New York.

On that happy note I will end this posting.

Oh ... yesterday was a very good walk and wander day for your favorite blogger.

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>6.59 miles (or, 14,402 steps)

Total mileage since 7/1/12==>1,346.81 miles 


Billi Pod
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”

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