Sunday, July 06, 2008
You Don't Need To Eat That Egg Sandwich.
I know I could stand to lose another ten pounds or so, and I really do appreciate the effort that Artemis is putting in to help me slim down, but puking all over the kid's room just as I'm starting to entertain thoughts of breakfast is taking things a bit far.
On a totally unrelated note I just read that Sierra Games is making a Ghostbusters video game. It looks like a first person shooter type game, and Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson are all doing the voices of their characters. One surprisingly absent co-star is Rick Moranis. I had been wondering, not too long ago, whatever happened to Bob McKenzie/Louis Tulley. Well, when the Sierra people approached Moranis about lending his voice to the game he flat out refused. Why? He made a mint on the Honey, I Shrunk The Kids movies and has completely retired from show biz. On the one hand this is kinda surprising since he always seemed to bring such a sense of fun to his roles, but on the other hand I have to wonder why more stars don't do this. I mean, if you have ten or twelve million in the bank, do you really need to work anymore?
I can't recall, and since it's a lazy Sunday morning and I don't feel like checking, if I mentioned that I'm directing a one-act play this summer. My very good friend from Louisiana, Steve, wrote a brilliant piece of absurdist satire called Standing Still that I had the pleasure of directing the debut performance of back in LA. After I moved down here to FL Steve told me that in order to get the show published it needed to be mounted one more time. It's taken me more than two years to finally get the planets in the correct alignment, but it's finally happening. I have my actors, I have my space, and I have the time. July 24-27 in the studio theatre at work. I'll post more details as the time draws closer.
And now, if you'll pardon me, my growling tummy has overcome my disgusted brain, and it's time for some breakfast. Adieu.