After the TheaterSports show tonight, told me that there was an audience member named Lucas Ryan in the audience.

I think I’ve heard of a Lucas Ryan in a local improv troupe, maybe one of the college ones. A quick google search…

, do you recognize this man?

Lucas Ryan, Basement Theatre, Atlanta

It’s important that I know of his whereabouts, because if we ever touched, we might explode and take the universe with us.

An audience for every movie

On the flight back from Phoenix, the movie was Dreamer, a movie
starring Dakota Fanning about a horse.

It was a mediocre movie (based on a true story), full of mediocre writing
and cliche moments. Towards the end, I’m thinking who would ever think
this was a good idea for a movie?
. Of course, at the end, the
underdog horse wins the big race. Right when Dreamer crosses the finish
line, the woman in the seat across the aisle starts clapping.

She’s the only one clapping. And she doesn’t stop. Clearly, she’s been
moved by this predictable mediocre fare.

I guess some people just like horse movies.

Book Log – Three Men in a Boat

Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog!) by Jerome K. Jerome

Compare and contrast Three Men in a Boat (published in 1889) and
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (published in 1885).

Finn is the story of a lower class american boy and a fugitive
slave escaping oppression by traveling down the Mississippi River on a
homemade raft. On the way, they encounter danger and adventure. This
book is often considered the Great American Novel.

Boat is the story of three well-to-do English gentlemen (to say
nothing of their dog) escaping the drudgery of work by traveling up the
Thames on a rented sailboat. On the way, they encounter insignificant
obstacles, and make a big deal out of it. This book was originally
intended to be a travel guide, but just got out of hand and became a
novel. For some reason, they also tacked on some ghost stories at the
end, perhaps to fluff up the page count.

Quote from Finn:
“It’s lovely to live on a raft. We had the sky up there, all speckled with
stars, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss
about whether they was made or only just happened.”

Quote from Boat:
“I like work. It fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.”

All in all, I enjoyed the writing (likened to that of P.G. Wodehouse, but
I think that’s overstating it a bit), but was left with a “so what?”