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Grace at Cort Theater on Broadway
12/06/2012 by
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This Broadway play stars Paul Rudd (Steve), Michael Shannon (Sam), Kate Arrington (Sara), and Ed Asner (Karl).  The play takes place in two identical, furnished rental condos next door to one another on the Florida shore.  Going into this, I had no idea what the show was about except that it was going to be a dark comedy.  And dark it was.

The play basically talks about how a married couple Sara and Steve move from Minnesota to Florida in pursuit of a religious hotel investment.  They are super religious, but Steve particularly attributes everything good in his life to God in how He always has a plan for him and his wife Sara.   They meet Karl, a bug exterminator, and Sam, a NASA scientist.  As destinies collide, we learn much about how eclectic each character is and how God’s plan is enacted for each of the characters.

There were two things about this play that I particularly liked a lot.  The first is that that there was a lot of acting simultaneously.  Basically there would be 2 scenes that would be acted out at the same time that represents two different locations.  The second is there were some scenes where the actors would act their parts forward then backwards.  It was pretty interesting to see them move backwards yet say their parts forward.  I thought it was pretty clever on how they used that to depict the story.

For my first play that I have ever seen in my life, it was an absolutely delight.  There were a lot of references to religion, so if you are heavily opiniated, this may not be your cup of tea.  However, if you are open minded and love watching Paul Rudd, this was simply awesome.  Ed Asner, Kate Arrington, and Michael Shannon also delivered amazing performances too.

The play is in limited engagement and ends January 6th, 2013.

“Have faith and a backup plan.”

Visit: http://www.graceonbroadway.com

You Should Watch Suits
08/29/2012 by
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This simply put is one of my favorite TV shows right now.  If you don’t know already, it’s a one hour long show (~45 min without commercials) on USA.   I’d probably classify this show mainly comedy drama.  It’s filled with light humor in it but also with tons of wit and predictable yet fun plot lines.  It’s currently in its second season.  The first season consists of only 12 episodes.  The second season is supposedly slated for 22 some episodes, which only 10 have aired so far.  The show just completed its summer finale and will resume the rest of the second season in January 2013. Right now would be a great time for you to try and catch up as you have till then to watch a mere 22 episodes.

Let me put it in perspective and hopefully try to convince you why you should watch this show.

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Yellowcard’s Southern Air Album
08/11/2012 (rev. 08/26/2012) by
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My favorite rock band of all time Yellowcard released a summer album hit.

It’s freaking good.

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E3 2012 Quick Recap
06/06/2012 by
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It’s that time of year again.  I had the privilege of visiting E3 again for the 5th straight year in a row.  E3 the past few years has been targeting primarily the console gamers.  As I walk  around, all I notice are console games.  I’m a PC gamer, so my attention span for E3 has been fading.  I was casually strolling through and was able to cover both halls.  So here’s a quick recap of what I thought was of interest to myself and hopefully to you.

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Bioware Targets Different Audience For Swtor
06/05/2012 by
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I started playing Star Wars The Old Republic MMO since December 2011.  My background for MMO consists of Everquest in 1998, Asheron’s Call, Ultima Online, some Dark Age of Camelot, City of Heroes, World of Warcraft, Warhammer Online, and now this.  In most of the MMOs I’ve played, I truly enjoyed the lively world that I was virtually breathing in.  Every zone you were in had people in it.  It always felt like someone was always doing something.

Recently in Bioware’s Star Wars The Old Republic, they announced they had a drop of population from 1.7M to 1.3M subscribers as of end of April.  Who knows how they articulated the numbers, but I do know for damn sure those are definitely inflated.  I played on a server Krayt Dragon, and it was noticeable that the population during prime time started dwindling on the Imperial Fleet.  When Swtor first launched, prime time was about 120 people.  Now it’s about 30 people.  To me that’s about a 75% drop in activity.  I don’t know how it reflects the subscription base in the future, but it’s well known that most people are most likely on the Bioware provided free month at the time I’m writing this.

EA/Bioware at this year’s E3 released their announcement for Swtor’s direction, and it’s a clear indication of where they are going with the game.

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