Random shit I wanted to post that has no feasible connection whatsoever to any definition of "rawness"



In today's vaguely "Waiting for Guffman"-themed post...

* Christopher Guest & crew have a new satire! And it opens tomorrow!! So pop in that worn copy of "A Mighty Wind" and sing along in honor of the latest brilliance coming our way.

* We've all seen/been in/cringed at that community theater production pulled straight from the B'way version or the Julie Andrews video from 1972. The NYTimes has an interesting mention of a case in which the creative team behind "Urinetown" is actually doing something about it. Those poor guys in Akron. Ouch. Bet they figured no one would ever notice. But the case does raise interesting issues of intellectual property...I didn't realize that there were already legal protections in place for choreography.

* And in unrelated, but breaking news of world importance, Clooney's been chosen People's Sexiest Man Alive for the second time.

First of all, 1) Duh, and second of all, 2) I'm glad they're taking note of his particularly politically-outspoken year (Darfur, Bush, Iraq, etc.) to reiterate to the People Magazine-reading masses that smart and politically opinionated = sexy. Yay George!

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