.. I thought this was an Adrian post.
Four ounces of Scotch whiskey, stat!
Crap. Whisky, not whiskey.
What I need is a kir. At Liberty. With some sushi.
Oh lordy--a kir? You really are having a bad night.
I'm a fag, Boomer, what can I say? Could've been worse. Could've ordered a kir royale.
What's a "kir?" Is that some kind of gay drink?
it's a drink that fits on the cover! unlike those fuckface vodka soda shitfucks.
If you're going to let an unfortunate name stop you from promoting the most relevant play I've seen since Native Son you might as well give Adrian Rian an Editorial position.
I'd just like to point out a convention I heard a while ago. "Theatre" is the art, "Theater" is the location where the art takes place. Except no one follows this. It's the Seattle Repertory Theatre, and the Leo K. Theatre. Which is stupid.
It's also A Contemporary Theatre, INTIMAN Theatre, Seattle Children's Theatre, Magic Theatre, Public Theatre...
On the other hand, it's Actors Conservatory Theater, Guthrie Theater, Public Theater...
So, who the fuck cares... Why not call them "SWT (what?)" on your cover?
A kir is a glass of white wine (for a white whine) with a wee dram of Crème de Cassis (blackcurrant liqueur) in it. Kir royale is with Champagne in place of the still white wine. It's what I ordered the last time I was in a fancy mixed drink bar. Dan has good taste. But this post suggested a big slug of hard booze.
(There's nothing wrong w/ vodka sodas, Sean.)
Laurence Ballard, if memory serves, has posited that theater/re rule, and it's bunkum. The issue is simply that the greatest playwright in the world was English, and therefore all theater people are raging anglophiles, hence the silly spelling.
There's one thing wrong with a vodka soda, Ryan. It has vodka in it. You might as well take your poison in pill form. Liquor should be brown, and have some flavor. If you're going to go clear, you need to hit it in cold shots, like Aquavit.
how about STW ?
Who cares if no one knows who it is until they read the paper ?
Does anyone ever know what the stranger cover means ?!
Also, i confirm. Theater is for the building. Theatre is for everything else.
or... can't you put the name vertically . or something ?
gawd. figure it out.
You need to find yourself some perspective re: problems.
Just use a smaller type. Nobody reads the words on the cover anyway.
I'm gonna start a troupe someday and call it the Non-Suckshit Players, just for you Dan.
Well, not now, because I'm working on my degree, but STILL.
a rare chance to pick on Fnarf for 4 posts in the same thread...
In a thread on the pretentiousness of theater, you bring in the whisky v. whiskey debate and side with whisky. Then you admit to drinking kir (gack-o-fflippin-rama). And then you slam vodka.
Needless to say, I'll never take drinking advice from you (although in fairness, anyone who orders name vodka in a bar as opposed to well is a damn fool and probably should be drinking Aquavit).
My theater company:
"Bag of Duck Vaginas Players"
um.. shouldn't theater be judged by what happens on stage. sorry dan but you're sounding pretty longenbough. (sic)
actually, i think you spelled it correctly the first time... tho i'm not positive whisky is wrong, i'm pretty sure whiskey is right.
The Royal Sheakspear Theater Company.
FNARF will know
Expensive, best buzz from booze, lots of pretense, must give waiter a twenty at the start and more at the end
whiskey/whisky...why not go for the pretentious and obscure 'uisge'? Whatever it's called, I just got home from a birth, and a whiskey sounds like a good idea.
Well vodka is about the worst thing you can put in your body. Vodka is not like rum. You can find a cheap rum that tastes good or equivalent to what you would get on call...whereas vodka, a cheap well vodka tastes like utter shit.
A kir sounds pretty nice for a swanky night, even to this straight drinking man.
washington ensemble theatre
Steppenwolf Theatre Company - 9 Syllables.
Looking Glass Theatre Company - Also 9 Syllables.
Atlantic Theatre Company - ALSO 9 Syllables.
Dog and Pony Theatre Company - 10 Syllables.
Seattle Repertory Theatre - 10 Syllables.
I realize how terribly clever these choices are in thinking of theatre groups that exceed 7 syllables, but I'm not a theatre person and it wasn't really that difficult.
Do I have an as of yet unrecognized speech impediment, or does Straw-ber-ry The-a-tre Work-shop have 8 syllables, not 7?
That no one else has commented on this makes me question my own syllabic skills.
OK, I stand by my assertion.
Good to point out, josh, though WET is obviously better known locally by their neat acronym.
STW sounds like the initials of a welfare housing program.
"Whiskey" is correct in Ireland and America -- Irish whiskey, bourbon whiskey. But in Scotland and Canada, "whisky" is correct -- Scotch whisky, Canadian whisky. Put an "e" in the Scotch stuff -- no, the LETTER, not a drug tablet -- and hairy drunk hairy men in skirts will burn your house down and defecate on your car seat. Justifiably so.
There is nothing pretentious about spelling national drinks correctly.
Now that was amusing. The drunken rant can be sublime when practiced by a true master of the genre.
I've clearly got a long way to go.
Thanks- glad somebody finally called the Dingleberry Theatre Workshop on all their ridiculous crap.
Someone who drinks Kir at Liberty is lecturing theatRE lovers about pretension?!?!?!?!
oh, wait, that should be LibREty...
There's nothing pretentious about Liberty. There is something pretentious about a super fag like Savage drinking PBRs or "Beam neat" or something you might find non-pretentious, Strangeways.
Savage would drinking under the pretense of being straight-acting. A musical-theater-loving, cock-sucking, bitchy-quip-tossing fag drinking a kir? That's authentic as all hell.
sorry, dude....Liberty is incredibly pretentious and poseur-y...
that's my opinion and I'm sticking to it...
oh, and the lighting is AWFUL...
Jeebuz Dan, if the mere mention of the polysyllabic name of a lil' ole' theatRE company can drive you into this kind of a coniption-fit, I cannot WAIT to hear the sound of your head exploding when you have to deal with the title to Annex TheatRE's spring production.
Seriously, "re" vs "er" throws you into a tizzy? Did it give you the vapors? Did some large boy named Petre or Waltre thump you into submission on the playground while you were still in short pants? In all my international wanderings I see these spellings used interchangeably and not once did I fly into a rage and strangle the nearest pretentious-looking person. Maybe I've got zenlike patience.
I'm a big fan, Savage, but I can't believe this REALLY makes you angry.
TheatRE is the art, theatER is the building. That's how it actually is, no twattery about it. Chill out.
Dan got moded--a few times!
Two words, Dan: "Greek Active"
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