Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Operation: Pat Robertson Freedom!

Background Info: I believe that most folks are familiar with avengelist Pat Robertson's prayer campaign against the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). In case you are unaware of the program, I'll provide a few details here, and you can also check out CBN's page for Operation Supreme Court Justice. Now Pat Robertson started requesting prayers for certain Supreme Court Justices as far back as 1996, but the actual campaign did not officially kick off until July 2003. Shortly after Robertson's announcement, People for the American Way released their own press release, critical of the cleric's plan. An Interfaith Campaign: I propose an Interfaith campaign to counter-balance Robertson's naive extremism. Hey, it's all freedom of speech, right? Maybe I'll work on an actual home page for the campaign, and it will be a send-up of Pat's own site. In the meanwhile, check out this nifty banner ("loosely" based on the header graphic for the page describing Robertson's own -- and in my opinion, misguided -- prayer request):
Operation Pat Robertson Freedom Banner -- Tell Pat to SHUT IT!
And remember:
People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them. --Dave Barry, author and columnist (1947- )

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

AWOL (again)

Hey there Prophet or Madman-philes. I have not dropped off the face of the known world. I was just completely wrapped up in trying to meet deadlines in three areas of my life: professional (day job), creative (theater gig), and studies (papers and projects). I am happy to say that any rumours of my demise were entirely premature. In fact, everything seems to be turning out well in all three areas. I will be back to write more on these topics. I just wanted to touch base for now, let folks know that I am alive, and that -- yes -- more Milo & Otis pics will be posted in the near future. Meanwhile, if you are in the area, go to Montgomery Theater and check out the final production of the year: The Desk Set. It's the revival of a 50-year old gem. Written by a local guy, The Desk Set was the toast of Broadway in 1955 and was made into a Hepburn-Tracey movie in 1957. I was the lighting and sound designer for this gig.