Monday, August 18, 2014

No Homo - The Practice Child - Sports

Monday==>Your favorite blogger here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, has a lot of things and stuff to do on this beautiful summer day ... so ... let’s get started with his report card on yesterday's entertainment event ...

The Fringe Festival show ...

NO HOMO, about Luke and Ash who have been inseparable for six years. Their friends and family are convinced they're secretly a couple, even though neither man is gay. At least, they're pretty sure they're not. There's only one way to find out ...”==>Thumbs Up.

It’s too bad that this was the final performance because it is a really good show that is both extremely funny and deeply thought-provoking at the same time. It asks the questions: “do we really know who we are?” and “must deep friendships between two males always be viewed as gay?”

Spoiler Alert==>When the show is over, the question of whether Ash and Luke are indeed gay remains unclear and basically unanswered.

The cast is excellent, especially Jonny Rodgers as Ash and Benjamin Durham as Luke.

The house was 95% full and very much into the show, giving the cast a roaring ovation at curtain call.

If by chance the show is given additional performance dates and/or is chosen as part of the Encore Series, then I highly recommend it.

The show was playing at The Players Theatre in the West Village. I got there a bit early and had a nice walk and wander session before the show. When the show was over the weather was outstanding so I opted to walk back to the apartment. This made for another 5-mile walking day ... not bad.

Moving on to today’s entertainment event ... another Fringe Festival show ...

7:00==>THE PRACTICE CHILD - “An eccentric manchild tries desperately to escape the shadow of his perfect younger brother in this offbeat comedy about love, poetry, fratricide, malignant brain tumors, senile neurosurgeons, astronaut sperm donors, and one seriously messed up family.” (Fringe Festival - full price ticket)

This comedy is playing at the Sheen Center on Bleecker Street in The East Village, has a running time of 1:15, without intermission, and the remaining performance date is Thursday, August 21 @ 3:45pm.

On the sports scene ... for you Marty ...

Yesterday afternoon, at that disgrace known as Tropicana Field, The Yankees (63-59) beat The Rays (61-63) 4-2 behind a stellar outing from Hiroki Kuroda. We remain in the hunt for a wild card spot in the post-season.

If we make the post-season it will be due to the pitching staff because our bats remain anemic. The following quote from today’s NY Post pretty much sums it up:

“By now it’s very clear if the Yankees are going to win, the arms will carry them because the bats look like they have been bathed in liquid Quaaludes.”

Couldn’t agree more.

The Yankees have today off and then they will begin a 6-game home stand against the fetid Houston Astros followed by the inept White Sox.

Moving on ...

Watched two Little League World Series games yesterday and, hopefully, will be able to watch two this afternoon, if I make decent progress on my errands and chores list.

So ... will post this and then get to work ...

Oh ... forgot to mention ... The Half-Ass-U Semi-holes were ranked No. 1 in the just released AP Poll. The Florida Taters were ranked No. 27. Gonna be a long season for us, without a doubt.

Now we can close this out ... 

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>5.14 miles (or, 11,248 steps)

Total mileage for the week==>31.95 miles (average 4.56 miles per day)  

Total mileage for 2014==>913.40 miles (average 3.99 miles per day)


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