Saturday, December 31, 2016

updates 161231

Happy New Year!

The audio play that I narrated and played one character in is now available on YouTube temporarily. 

Starting January 17 it will be available free on kindle for 3 days, also.
This is a nice sci-fi/fantasy story. I had a lot of fun doing it, as I love that genre.

Here is a link to my blog where I’ve posted some recent video performance clips 

I’m supposed to be on Investigation Discovery January 8, at 10pm Eastern, in a show called “Evil Lives Here,” but I may only be visible briefly.

This is an example of my computer calligraphy:

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Recent Performance Excerpts

Pretty soon I think I might make a second reel, but in the mean time, here are some performance clips

My appearance in The Perfect Murder Episode 501 "Bizarre Love Triangle"

My story at the Randolph Foundation Story Slam 8/4/18

I'm in this webisode starting at about 10:12

Commercial (this isn't an excerpt yet)

Randolph Foundation Story Slam

From << Un Vase à Chinatown>> 
(in French with subtitles)

From "Cobblestone Corridor" 

From "Grave Secrets"

From "Vandal"

Witte Episode of "Evil Lives Here"

Excerpts from Lady Sketch Lab

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Images from Indie Mixup 12/27/16 PIT Theater

The following is in reverse chronological order.  Go to the bottom and read upwards

Cease and desist or I'll blow dry you

Bears are harassing the avalanche victim

They've just triggered another avalanche. I'm going to need 20 hair dryers.

Upd & down the mountain

But it's so far to go get them.

Bring me a rope, a hair dryer, and an electrical cord

I can't rescue you.  I only have a plastic shovel and you're 20 feet down under the avalanche

Monday, December 26, 2016

Gettysburg Address

I had an impulse to read the Gettysburg address

Check this out on Chirbit

As I was reading it, it occurred to me that it was a metaphor for how I feel about the election results.

Maybe other people would like to record it.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

updates 161213

I will be appearing in “A Sketch of New York” at the following show times

12/16/16 2:45 pm
12/18/16 2:45 pm & 7:45 pm
12/19/16 7:45 pm

Grand Theater, The Producer’s Club, 258 w. 44th, 3rd Floor

Casting Directors and Agents can get in by giving a business card. Everyone else can get tix here  Please note that there are other teams doing shows and only buy tix for my show -- that is if you want to go to my show.  FB event is here 

I am also studying Scene Work for Musical Improv with Woody Fu at the Magnet Theater this month

During the month of November I drove down to Florida and did poll watching and canvasing for Hillary.  I also did some sightseeing.  Links to my photos and videos are on my blog here

Latest movie I saw was “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” which I liked.

I also appeared on the premier of Grave Secrets, Tiaffay episode 11/2/16  performance clip

Links to my various online profiles

ongoing updates blog

Friday, November 25, 2016

Plurality take all elections and the 2016 elections

I found this spreadsheet online 

I don't know if this is accurate or not, but I notice that there are 13 states considered swing states. Only one of these states, Iowa, shows a clear majority of the votes for either candidate. Otherwise, no one has a majority. Whoever won those states, won with a plurality. In the non-swing states, very few show the winner with only a plurality. Those are: New Mexico, Utah, Virginia,
In fact, in those states where no one has a majority, we don't know who the majority of the voters would have voted for in a race that only included Clinton and Trump.
This is a problem with plurality take all elections. You can get a winner, who is not supported by the a majority of the voters.
When I lived in France, in 1976, I was impressed that they had two rounds of voting. After the first round, no one had a majority. Then they had a runoff election between the two lead candidates, so they could determine who would really get the majority.
I have a long standing concern about this, because Hitler was elected with a plurality. A majority of Germans never voted for him.

Glad to see Maine adopting ranked voting

This is one way of dealing with a situation where no candidate has a majority.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

travel pix

I went to Florida to poll watch & canvas for Hillary.

I did do a bit of sightseeing, tho.

I am putting links to my FB photo albums here.  I wanted to embed them, but I originally couldn't figure out how how to do that.  It seems like I can only embed posts and for reasons I don't understand there were no posts for 3 of these albums, so I just reposted the albums so that there would be embeddable posts.