Sunday, July 27, 2014

Yankees and The Long Shrift==>BLAH!!

Sunday==>It is gray and overcast here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, and that pretty much represents your favorite blogger's mood following yesterday’s blah entertainment events.

The Yankees lost in the afternoon and then the James Franco directed Off Broadway show, THE LONG SHRIFT, basically sucked.

Yeah ... yeah ... I know ... I know ... The Yankees can’t win every game and I had been forewarned about the Franco-fiasco ... but ... that doesn’t make my mood any better ... so ... 

Why don’t I just begin the healing process by sharing everything with you loyal and faithful readers and followers .... starting with ...

Yesterday afternoon out at Yankee Stadium, The House That Greed and Ego Built, The Yankees (54-49) lost 6-4 to The Blue Jays (55-50) as the bullpen gave up 4-runs in the last 3-innings and our defense was sloppy.

It was a difficult game to watch.

The win broke Toronto’s 17-game losing streak at Yankee Stadium.

Oh well ... for the evening I headed down to The Village a bit early so I could have a walk and wander session and that was nice.

What wasn’t nice was my Off Broadway show ...

THE LONG SHRIFT, Richard Singer, a dorky teenage boy, is accused and thrown in jail for rape, tearing his parents apart. Now, nine years later, Richard is out of jail because his accuser recanted her testimony, and now his accuser is attempting to be back in his life==>D

The story line in this contrived drama is totally unbelievable and implausible as Richard, played by Scott Haze, and his accuser, Beth, played by Ahna O’Reilly, inexplicably take the stage at their 10th High School Reunion, where his accuser is wearing one of his deceased Mother’s dresses. WTF??

I won’t try to share any more of the details of this mind-fuck because many of you might think that your favorite blogger is trying to pull a prank ... or ... has gone off his meds ... or whatever ...

The only likable character is Richard’s father, played by veteran Hollywood actor Brian Lally, who is still mentally and emotionally reliving his experiences in Vietnam.

Unfortunately, James Franco earns all of the negative comments about his directorial debut. The staging is stagnant and all of the characters are wooden, just regurgitating their lines.

The 1:35, without intermission, running time seemed to be twice that long. Had there been an intermission I would have fled.

Billi Pod says==>you are hereby warned.

It is playing at The Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre (one of my least favorite venues) in The West Village, has a running time of 1:35, without intermission, and runs through August 23rd.

What about today I know you are all asking your inner selves?

Well ... inner selves ... at the moment Billi Pod plans to stay in the comfortable confines of PHC for the afternoon to watch the 1:05pm final game of the 3-game YANKEE/TORONTO series.

On the mound for The Yankees will be the rookie Shane Green (2-1) vs. J.A. Happ (8-5) for The Blue Jays.

Dammit ... rain is in the forecast out in The Bronx ... oh well ... 

Then for the evening Billi Pod will head down to SoHo for an Off Broadway show that is clearly going to fall into the “loved-it or hated-it” category ...

6:00==>DONKEY PUNCH - “In this critically acclaimed cult hit uninhibited Kareena delves into monogamy while her uptight best friend, Sam, starts dating a pornographer. In this fast-paced world of sex, shifting relationships, and blurred lines, is it punch or be punched?” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

This show just opened, is playing at the SoHo Playhouse on Vandam Street and runs through August 31st.

I haven’t been able to dredge-up the running time other than it is performed without intermission.

Yeah ... I am definitely in the mood for something gross and funny - hope this fills the bill.

Oh ... on a very positive note ... yesterday was a good walking day, with 5.03 miles recorded on my trusty Pedometer.

So ... there you have it my loyal and faithful readers and followers ... 


Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>5.03 miles (or, 10,992 steps)

Total mileage for 2014==>803.80  miles (average 3.88 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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