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Saw Jerry Springer the Opera on the weekend. Twice. One of the best bits of musical theatre I've seen in years. The sheer childlike joy of seeing every possible boundary of good taste and decency gleefully crossed, combined with a great score and impressive singing. That it was in the Opera House added even more fun - I doubt that building has heard such bad language and tasteless lyrics sung in such quantities before. Highly recommended - hopefully it will tour other cities in Australia. Note though, that the easily offended probably want to pass on it. It really does push back the boundaries of taste. And hey, tap dancing klan!

Moving house tomorrow - moving to Lord St, just a block away. The cats are off at the vets for a couple of days until the move is done. The househunting was extremely stressful, as it was at the same time as my project finally launched. Yay App Engine Cron.

Back to writing slides for the talk tonight. Last I looked, over a hundred people have RSVPd for it so far.

Date: 2009-04-27 06:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think I have been too strongly conditioned (by what I'm not sure) to assume that basically nothing is shocking, ever, now. At least not when it comes labeled as such. If something is marketed as outrageous and boundary-pushing, I pre-push my boundaries before seeing it, and then my reaction is "... oh." (This is probably partly a function of privilege.) However, It was technically very good and I did enjoy it a lot.

Date: 2009-04-27 11:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daniel silverstone (from
JStO is a wonderful wonderful thing.

Now I have 'Baby wanna smack on the asshole' stuck in my head :-)


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