Here it is the second night of Hanukah, and I’ve got nothing new and exciting to report on the Great Job Hunt for yet another week. As I may have mentioned previously, I find it difficult to focus on hunting for Proper Work when I’m this tapped out from working two retail gigs. I haven’t really done anything for the holidays, other than going to turkey dinner last week, but I have been making tater latkes from mix. I forgot to pick up an onion yesterday, but Streits mix is decent when cooked up with cracked black pepper in it, and it was even better with the sour cream I picked up on my way home today.
I heard what I truly believe is the Groaner Joke of the Season today at work, and I would like to share it here: “Why should you keep a sheet of aluminum foil under your menorah?” “To catch the wicky leaks!” One lady I told this joke to said that That Guy (the one who leaked the closely-held government secrets on WikiLeaks, not the one who told me the joke) should be taken out and hung. I haven’t really been paying much attention to the whole hoo-haw.
I also read about what might be termed an Epic Fail on Broadway: Julie Taymor’s Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark. Its previews started this past week. The sets were going to pieces, the ramped-up technical tricks weren’t working, and apparently Bono and The Edge couldn’t come up with a truly awesome score for the piece. In other words, The Show Is Broken. Like some friends of mine, I do feel bad for them – there have been all sorts of delays because of the directorial desire to have Spidey and various other characters flying all over the place on wires, and I heard that a couple actors have had accidents leading to broken bones. The show started out $65 million in the hole, and I don’t know how optimistic I’m feeling about their ability to web-crawl their way back out. I hope they can, but Ms. Taymor’s Tempest movie better be as bloody awesome as I’m hoping. http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/amplifier/25934/u2s-spider-man-musical-spins-tangled-web-of-disaster-at-first-preview?nc