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Hello! I hang out at a little beach town called Folly Beach. The town nickname is the Edge of America & I think it is a really cool lil name & it makes me happy :D

Watch Army Wives tonight!!

Posted By sashak on Oct 5, 2008 at 4:00PM

Its Micheal's TV debut AND it features our buddy's shop Holy City Tattoos! Look for a blue Dodge Spirit, its Mick's! And look for a kid the drives by the shop when Catherine Bell pulls her motorcycle into the parking lot. Mick is driving!!

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Posted By sashak on Sep 9, 2008 at 6:19PM

I have a .pfd file saved on my jump drive (our invitation ! ) that I want to slightly modify (i.e. remove our last names from) but I can't figure out how to do it. I tried to save it in Paint, but no dice.

Any pearls of wisdom? On this one topic, of course

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Pretty sure I'm a nutter...

Posted By sashak on Mar 5, 2008 at 6:49PM

I had a dream the other night about new smileys. I know :cheer: is new, but are there any others or did my subconscience just really want some Sugar?

A christmas squirrel

Posted By sashak on Dec 20, 2007 at 10:34AM

:rotfl: :rotfl:

Tagged with: silly squirrel

Blowing shizz up

Posted By Dana Forman on Dec 18, 2007 at 1:49PM

Sorry to hijack, Sasha, but your videos of exploding bridges were awesome and I wanted to share some cool explosions from my neck of the woods.

Veteran's Stadium - this is where the Eagles and Phillies played since 1971. After they built Lincoln Financial Field for the Eagles and Citizen's Bank Park for the Phils, they imploded the Vet to make more room for parking. That was in 2004. I haven't been to the Linc (and probably never will because I hate football) but the new baseball stadium is AWESOME. Still, I miss the Vet. Some of my favorite childhood memories with my daddy happened there.

The best video is here but embedding has been disabled. :(
The people in the following video do the douchiest chant ever, the bane of my existence as a Philadelphian: "E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!!" :oy: Oh, also, they curse a lot in this vid.

I lived in South Philly at the time... about 20 blocks away and I could still feel it.

And now, the Sands Casino, in Atlantic City, which is about an hour from Philly. I spent every summer down there from the year I was born until I was 16 or so... my grandparents had a house down there, in the non-seedy part of town.

The Sands Hotel and Casino opened in 1980 and was imploded just this past October. There's some cool shit in this vid but the actual implosion is at about 3:45.

Big Bridge Go BOOM!! For Linz!

Posted By sashak on Dec 18, 2007 at 1:30PM

There were two teeny old bridges that had to go to make room for the new GIANT one. They blew them up in stages & I'll swear you could feel every one all over town. It was AWESOME!!

They had to blow it up in pieces!

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Do you like ninjas? How bout theater? How bout tiny ninja theater?

Posted By sashak on Nov 7, 2007 at 5:58PM

Know those itty bitty ninjas you can get from the the quarter toy machines at the gas station/ grocery store/ drug store? Ya know, these guys

Well, in 1999 an incredibly creative guy named Dov Weinstein decided to create an entire acting troup out of the wee little pieces of plastic! The show is set up on a tiny stage & the audience is given binoculars to see the action. I first heard of the unique troup when they came to Spoleto, a giant annual arts festival in Charleston. The ninjas were part of Piccolo Spoleto ( little Spoleto) which is the part of the festival that real people can afford. Actually they were part of Piccolo Fringe, which as the name suggests, is the wierd fun stuff! People freak out about it & they sell out every year!

Here is a blurb from the website:

Tiny Ninja Theater is a New York City-based company dedicated to the principle that "there are no small parts, only small actors." It was founded in 1999 by company director Dov Weinstein. "I had noticed that there were these tiny plastic ninjas in vending machines all across the city," says Weinstein, "but no one was using them to perform classical theater. Something had to be done."

Weinstein quit his job to work on the project full time, and the company soon expanded to include not only Tiny Ninjas, but also other "assorted dime-store figures," as Weinstein calls them. There are currently over 100 Tiny Ninjas in the company, as well as several aliens, robots, and special guest stars Mr. and Mrs. Smile.

The company's first show, Tiny Ninja Theater presents Macbeth, opened as part of the New York International Fringe Festival on August 16, 2000. During the festival, Macbeth played 21 performances in 12 days, and came away with an Excellence Award for Innovation & Originality.

The show re-opened nine days later in the same space, scheduled for a four-week run. It was extended twice more before finally closing on Dec 26th, 2000.

It has since travelled across the country and overseas.

The company's second show, Tiny Ninja Theater presents A Brief History of DUMBO, was originally performed at the DUMBO Art Under the Bridge Festival from October 13th - October 15th, 2000. The show continued as part of various festivals, benefits, vaudvilles, and cabarets, although it was revised in early 2001 to include Weinstein's eviction from his apartment in the neighborhood. It was retired in April, 2001.

Although the company had originally planned to revive A Brief History of DUMBO for the Great Small Works 5th Annual Toy Theater Festival (November 5th - November 19th, 2000), the ongoing presidential elections provided a theatrical temptation too great to be ignored, and the company instead presented its third show, Tiny Ninja Theater presents Election 2000.

Other Tiny Ninja suitcase shows include The Effects of Nuclear War and Shakespeare's Sonnets.

Tiny Ninja Theater presents Romeo & Juliet,the second mainstage show, premiered in May 2002 at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC.

And here is some info about their production of Romeo & Juliette!

Tiny Ninja Theater presents Romeo & Juliet is the company's second Mainstage production. It stars Chris Head as Romeo, and Melanie Hipchikz as Juliet. It runs approximately 45 minutes.

As is to be expected, the parts that director Dov Weinstein had the most difficulty casting were the two title roles. Although Mr. and Mrs. Smile (stars of Tiny Ninja Theater presents Macbeth) were ready to take on the challenge, Weinstein was hesitant.

"There's no doubt that having experienced, talented performers like the Smiles playing Romeo and Juliet would have made for good theater," admits the director, "but, just between you and me, they seemed a bit mature for the roles."

Weinstein auditioned a number of other company members for the roles, and for a short time, it looked like Ninja (who was well-received by audiences for his performance in Shakespeare's Sonnets) would play the young Montague, and Ninja (who had hitertofore only played bit parts in the Tiny Ninja productions) would play the young Capulet.

"I thought they were quite good," says co-producer Jonathan Van Gieson with a weak smile, "quite good. But they were missing, I don't know, that something, that zazz... they just didn't stand out. At one point, I had seen some actors in Manhattan that I thought would be perfect for the roles, but they disappeared before I could point them out to Dov."

It was not until a few weeks before opening night that Weinstein finally found his stars. "Ironically enough, we were at a movie theater in upstate New York when Jon spotted them -- these actors he had been looking for all over the city," explains Weinstein. "He was right, they had exactly what I wanted in my leads -- a sort of wide-eyed innocence that really speaks to the roles. I cast them on the spot, and then we all saw the movie together."

However, the production hit another snag when it came to light that the two were newcomers to the stage.

"I have to admit, I was a nervous when I found out the leads had never acted before," Van Gieson shakes his head, "the show was going up in three weeks, and we just couldn't afford another disaster like The Effects of Nuclear War. A lot went into that play, but it didn't take off, and I think that had to do with the inexperience of leading actor Kurt Smile."

But Weinstein had faith in his newfound stars, and he and his cast locked themselves away for a period of intensive rehearsal. "With the new leads, it was almost as if we had to start from scratch," says Weinstein, "there we were, with three weeks until curtain, and it felt like we hadn't done any work at all."

Happily, it all came together in time for opening night, and both young actors received good reviews at the world premiere. And, although Ninja and Ninja didn't get to play the title roles, neither expressed any anger or bitterness towards the two leads -- professionals always, they had nothing bad to say at all.

AND here is the website! http://www.tinyninjatheater.com/ Check it out & see if they'll be in your city soon!!

[Sorry this is so boring looking. My blogging skillz leave alot to be desired. And spell check wouldn't work :mob: ]

Tagged with: tiny ninjas, Shakepeare, theater

Welcome to the Meatrix

Posted By sashak on Nov 2, 2007 at 12:14PM

Here is a link to a cartoon about sustainable farming & land use. Its has been out for a few years now & there are parts II and II 1/2 as well.

It is one-sided, I'm not going to argue that, but it is an interesting look at how our society feeds itself. And I'm not gonna give up fast food burgers when I'm PMSing & require greasy tastyness!!


Ann Coulter's Website was HACKED!

Posted By sashak on Oct 16, 2007 at 12:52PM

Ok, not to rejoice in another's misfortune... but its the Ann-tichrist, so I don't care. Apparently, someone hacked her site & posted the following:

Dear Readers,

I've been participating in a charade for nearly eleven years, now. Quite frankly, I'm sick of it. You have all been a part of a sick joke that I began considering shortly after first getting on the air. At first, it was quite interesting to see how people would react when I would use twisted logic and poorly masked bigotry.

But eleven years is a long time to be living a fake life, and I can no longer tolerate this falsity. Even someone as fake as I tires out eventually.

Here's the truth, I don't care what people believe. Jews don't need to be "made perfect" as I so arrogantly proclaimed to Editor & Publisher not a half week ago. I don't even care if people are Muslim. Granted, I don't know much about the religion or the people, but they are people. This is something that we cannot forget, they are in an abhorrent situation. These people are in need of education. Perhaps if we did not participate in causing them misery, they would not hate us so.

In fact, does it really matter whether we are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Atheist, or even Pagan? We are one nation. One. We should not let petty differences separate us, we are all American, and should act in that manner.

And with that, my precious viewers, I bid you adieu. My career as a media figurehead is over.


Ann Coulter


Source: DListed.com

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Why dogs hate Halloween

Posted By sashak on Oct 4, 2007 at 12:09PM

Another "funny" my mom emailed to me. I'm sure some of ya'll have seen some of these before, but they still make me smile!

I can't decide which one is my favy, but the "horse" with the knight, the croc, & the lobster & chef are definately up there :D

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