Saturday, December 6, 2014

Billi Pod Will Be A Couch Potato - Punk Rock==>A

Saturday==>On this Couch Potato Saturday for your favorite blogger here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, it is gray and overcast and the forecast is for rain beginning around noon and lasting for the remainder of the day and into the evening hours.

Mighty glad that I had planned to remain in the warm and cozy confines of my apartment, PHC, in front of my new (to me) 42” flat screen TV watching college football, The Conference Championship games.

The two games I am most interested in are:

4:00==>ALABAMA/MISSOURI, from Atlanta, carried on CBS. 

‘Bama is favored by 14 1/2 points. I will be pulling for The Crimson Tide because my son Bill III aka The Bill is an avid Tide fan.

Then ...

8:00==>FSU/GEORGIA TECH, from Charlotte, carried on ABC. 

The undefeated Semi-Holes are favored by only 4 points. I will be pulling for the ‘Holes mainly because of Sandy Mullon aka Island Girl.

Last night #2 Oregon kicked butt in winning 51-11 over Arizona to virtually lock up a bid to the College Football Playoffs.

Other games begin at noon, so I will be in front of the TV from noon until midnight. Yeah ... I know ... but you all know by now that Billi Pod loves college football ... so ... what did you expect? Anyway ... 

I will do my usual walking sessions during the games, meaning at time-outs and possession changes I will get off the couch and walk briskly around the apartment. I anticipate recording at least 3 miles by the time midnight arrives.

Now ... we will move on to your favorite blogger’s report card on his return visit to the stellar Off Broadway show ...

PUNK ROCK, in a private school outside of Manchester, England a group of highly-articulate seventeen year-olds flirt and posture their way through the day while preparing for their A-Level mock exams. With hormones raging and minimal adult supervision, nothing can mask the underlying tension that becomes increasingly pronounced as the clock ticks towards the ultimate dismissal==>A.

Folks, as I reported back on November 9th, this is excellent must-see theater.

First of all ... the young American cast does a great job in creating understandable authentic British accents.

The seven teenagers they play are a diverse mixture: Cissy (Lilly Englert), the overachiever who’s devastated by a B in English; Bennett (Will Pullen), her bullying boyfriend who may be hiding his true sexuality; Nicholas (Pico Alexander), the handsome jock; Tanya (Annie Funke), the sensitive one who is plagued by a poor body image; Chadwick (Noah Robbins), the much-abused intellectual loner nerd with a doomsday philosophy; Lilly (Colby Minifie), the new girl; and the overeager and over-imaginative William (Douglas Smith) who appears to be a ‘nice guy.’

Each character is believable. 

The tension between these insecure adolescents glides gradually but inevitably toward a horrific showdown that is both expected but none-the-less shocking and emotionally draining.

The final scene with William (Douglas Smith) and a psychiatrist is one of the best I have seen on stage in a long long time.

This time I found Smith’s performance to be even more involving and powerful. He does a wonderful job with a flawed and ultimately doomed character.

Billi Pod says again==>you gotta see this show.

But ... if you do ... make sure you totally empty your bladder before the show starts because there is no intermission nor is reentry permitted.

It is playing at The Lucille Lortel Theatre on Christopher Street in The West Village, has a running time of 1:50, without intermission, and has been extended through December 14th.

So ... my loyal and faithful readers and followers, you are now up-to-date and it is time for Billi Pod to settle in for his college football orgy ... so ...


Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>3.82 miles (or, 8,367 steps)

Total mileage for 2014==>1,365.27  miles (average 4.03 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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