Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Uncanny Valley - It Has To Be You - Flu Shot - Baseball

Wednesday==>We will get today’s posting started with Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s outstanding theater event ... the Off Broadway show ...

UNCANNY VALLEY, about Julian, the product of a life extension laboratory and Claire, a neuroscientist who is tasked with teaching him to be human==>A

Folks, this is an outstanding show and is just what new theater should be: unique, thought-provoking, designed to evoke extraordinary performances, and filled with the unexpected.

The two performers do amazing jobs -  Alex Podulke as Julian, who we meet one body part at a time and Barbara Kingsley as Claire, who is ending her successful career with this project, while dealing with the ethical consequences of creation.

For your edification ... according to robotics experts==> “the uncanny valley” is based on the notion that people are delighted by an artificial being that is somewhat human like, but are totally creeped out when it becomes too human. 

The show is very emotional as it explores the moral and ethical issues of artificial intelligence and, in this case, artificial life.

I can’t give any more plot details without spoiling the ultimate outcome which in itself is extremely emotional.

Billi Pod says==>if you want great acting with a thought-provoking story line, then this is definitely the show for you.

This drama is playing at the 59E59 Theatre Complex (one of my favorite venues) on East 59th Street, has a running time of 1:30, without intermission, and runs through October 26th.

Moving on ...

Tonight’s entertainment event is an Off Broadway show ...

7:00==>IT HAS TO BE YOU - “A wealthy widow becomes involved with a much-younger man, leaving her grown children to question if she's falling in love or falling prey to a gigolo. This world-premiere comedy reveals the disastrous results that can occur when three adult siblings try to juggle the responsibilities of caring for themselves and an aging, eccentric parent.” (Off Broadway - $9.00 TDF ticket)

This show is playing at the Dorothy Streisin Theatre on West 36th Street, has a running time of 2:15, with intermission, and runs through October 26th.

Yesterday was an excellent mileage day due to the my trip to the far Eastside to have blood work done at my heart doctor’s office and then a return to Midtown East for last night’s show. Yeah ... the mileage was 5.39 miles.

Not bad ... and ...

Speaking of heart doctor ... while there I got my flu shot ... so ... this is a reminder to all of my loyal and faithful readers and followers who are 50 and older==>it’s that time of the year again ... so ... get off your butts and get that shot ...

Hey ... you out there ... yes, you ... not kidding ... with all of the strange stuff that is floating around ... get that flu shot ASAP.

Now on the sports scene ... the Championship Series for both leagues is now set, beginning with ...

ALCS - Friday==>Kansas City @ Baltimore @ 8:07pm, on TBS

NLCS - Saturday==>San Francisco @ St. Louis @ 8:07pm, on FS1

Dammit ... things are really going down hill in The Gator Nation as the papers, even up here in The Big Apple, carried the story about backup quarterback Marty Mornhinweg getting into a fight with lineman Gerald Willis. The clock is ticking for Coach Muskrat, without a doubt.

On this happy note ... will post ...

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>5.39 miles (or, 11,796 steps)

Total mileage for 2014==>1,138.93 miles (average 4.07 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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