Saturday, April 4, 2015

Final Four Predictions - The Happy Family Sucked - The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?

Saturday==>OK, my loyal and faithful readers and followers ... here comes what most of you have been so anxiously awaiting ...

Billi Pod’s predictions regarding the Final Four ...

6:10pm - Duke vs. Michigan State==>Duke wins 75-68

8:45pm - Kentucky vs. Wisconsin==>Kentucky wins 73-70

Then on Monday @ 9:15pm - Duke vs. Kentucky==>Duke wins 75-72.

You are so very welcome!!

Now ... on to Billi Pod’s report card on last night's Off Broadway show ...

THE HAPPY FAMILY, this so-called “dark comedy”  follows three couples down intersecting roads of deception, greed and family dysfunction==>F

Folks, the only thing that keeps this piece of dog dung from getting an F- is the decent acting from the 4-person cast, two of whom play multiple roles.

There is nonstop screaming, cussing and anger from the first lines of dialogue to the final violent scene. None of the 6 characters are the least bit likeable and the story line, such as it is, is confusing, unbelievable and blah.

There are numerous scene changes and about 1/3 of the audience took advantage of them and fled the theater. Your favorite blogger, however, stayed until the bitter end, which seemed to take forever.

It has been a long time since I have seen such an unpleasant piece of theater. Trust me ... the critics are going to rip it to shreds ... so ... 

Billi Pod says==>stay far far away from this piece of shit.

It is playing at The Theatre Row Complex on my West 42nd Street block, has a running time of 1:35 (it seemed like 2:35), without intermission, and runs through May 9th.

So ... on this happy note  ... let’s move on to your favorite blogger’s entertainment schedule for today ...

First is the one-man Off Broadway show ... 

3:00==>THE MALE INTELLECT: AN OXYMORON? - “In this show Robert Dubac is in pursuit of the holy grail of male/female relationships. The answer to the age old question, ‘What do women want?’ And with help of five bonehead chauvinists and his feminine side he miraculously comes up with the answer.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

This is the companion piece playing in repertory with The Book of Moron, which I saw on the March 29th and gave an A.

It is playing at Urban Stages on West 30th Street, has a running time of 1:15, without intermission, and runs through April 26th.

When the show is over I will come back to the apartment and settle into a couch potato mode to watch some Spring Training baseball and then the two Final Four games.

Oh ... I have no plausible excuse for the low walking mileage, the lowest for 2015. I just didn’t get out and about. Oh well ... hopefully today Billi Pod will be back on schedule.


Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>1.63 miles (or, 3,577 steps)

Total mileage for 2015==>374.46 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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