Sunday, July 21, 2013

Saturday==>A GREAT DAY!

Sunday==>A very good afternoon to all of my loyal and faithful readers and followers out there in the boondocks, wastelands and wilderness. I hope that everyone is having a great weekend because I am happy to report that your favorite blogger has really been enjoying himself, one of the reasons this posting is just a bit late.

Happily, the heat wave is basically over and the majority of yesterday was overcast with tolerable temperatures and, basically, that’s the forecast for today, so ... hopefully ... I can get in some major walk and wander time, something that has been missing of late.

So ... folks ... let’s get started with Billi Pod’s report cards on yesterday’s entertainment doubleheader, starting with ... 

I FORGIVE YOU, RONALD REAGAN, about the long-term effects on one family of the 1981 air-traffic-controller strike that was busted by Ronald Reagan==>B+

The main character, Ray, played effectively by PJ Benjamin, lost his job as a result of the strike and has never forgiven Reagan and/or the scabs, which included his former best friend. Now, 20+ years later, his continuing inability to accept the consequences of that decision threatens to destroy him as well as his wife and daughter.

The show is very emotionally involving, with excellent acting. Ray isn’t a likable character - think Archie Bunker without being funny. The sets are outstanding and worth the price of admission in their own right.

My only quibble is that there is way too much yelling, screaming and cussing, which gets a bit old by the end of the 2:00, with intermission, running time.

The show is playing at the Theatre Row Complex on my block and runs through August 25th.

Billi Pod says==>in need of a drama with good acting? Then see this show.

When the show was over I came back to the cool confines of PHC and settled in to watch the 2nd game of the 3-game YANKEES/BOSTON FUCKSOX series @ 4:05pm from that odorous cesspool known as Fenway Park.

Man, what an exciting game it was. The Bronx Bombers got another good outing from Hiroki Kuroda and beat the FuckSox 5-2. Our catcher, Chris Stewart, made a couple of incredible defensive plays and Mo. got his 31st save.

The final game of the series is tonight at 8:05pm, carried on ESPN. On the mound for The Yankees will be CC Sabathia (9-8) vs. Ryan Dempster (5-8) for The FuckSox. Of course your favorite blogger will be glued in front of the tube.

OK ... back to yesterday ...

The second entertainment event was a show at 10:00pm down in The Lower Eastside ...

THE LOUDEST SHOW ON EARTH!, the exploration of the queer urban existence as seen through the eyes of two of the queerest urbanites to exist, Lea DeLaria and Maggie Cassella, two rageful, opinionated, Italian, dyke comics==>B+

I have to admit having serious misgivings about the show but I am happy to report that it is entertaining, funny, profane and very “in-our-face.” Of the two performers I liked DeLaria the best. Cassella comes off as manic as a meth-addict on steroids, IMHO.

I saw the show with my theater-buddy Marty Kosarik aka Whatever (it was his idea) and he also gives it a B+.

So ... Billi Pod says==>if you want/need something totally different, then see this show. If not ... stay far far away.

It has a running time of a little over an hour, without intermission, is playing at Dixon Place on Crystie Street in the Lower Eastside and has two remaining performances, July 26th and 27th.

So, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, I hope you will agree with me that yesterday’s entertainment doubleheader and the Yankees win made for a GREAT day here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World.

Now ... let’s move on to today ... my entertainment event will be an Off Broadway musical down in The West Village ...

2:00==>THE CIVIL WAR - “The story of people from different backgrounds fighting for the future of the nation - both sides believing they are fighting for freedom. Incorporating traditional songs from the period and many different character perspectives, this historical musical brings to life for the next generation of young people a major event in the history of our country. (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket).

When the show is over, weather permitting, I will walk back to the apartment, a distance of approximately 2.5 miles.

And, as posted above ... tonight will be baseball.

OK, everyone ... you are now up-to-date, so ...

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>2.96 miles (or, 6,468 steps)

Total mileage since 7/1/13==>75.33 miles (average 3.77 miles per day)


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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