things made of fun

Mummenschanz is returning to New York! This is big news. I love love love Mummenschanz. It’s the best performance art group ever. They do these eccentric skits in really cool, simple costumes. Like there will be two people in black body suits with notepads over their eyes and mouth, and just by ripping papers off the pads and drawing new expressions in they totally tell this whole story. Or they will be hidden in this enormous shape that will roll around and change into a bunch of other shapes. As you have probably gathered, it’s kind of hard to explain exactly what Mummenschanz is all about. Just know that they are awesome. And they will be coming back to the States at the end of the year. So. Freaking. Excited.

Mummenschanz

In more immediate entertainment news, the last season of Weeds is out on DVD along with season two of Thirtysomething. Our friendly neighbors at Netflix have sent me the first disc of each. I really like both of those shows, so deciding which one to watch first will not be easy. I’ve also been watching Ally McBeal – love it! When it first came on, I remember lots of people talking about it. Now I get what all the hoo-ha was about. The only thing I don’t get is how Ally never gets cold in those tiny mini skirts. In the winter. In Boston. As the Biscuit would say, this troubles me.

Although I’m a massive Apple fan, I do not yet have an iPhone. I’ve never had a cell phone. If I ever feel the need to have a cell phone, it will hopefully be after Apple has improved the iPhone. Whenever a friend calls me on one, it sounds like they’re on the moon. Oh, wait. That’s how all cell phones sound. But yeah, I think it’s an AT&T issue. Anyway, I’m impressed with everything else the iPhone does, particularly all those sweet apps. Have you seen the Trees Near You app? It tells you everything you could possibly want to know about nearby trees. Fascinating! Here’s a demo. Prepare to be amazed.

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2 thoughts on “things made of fun

  1. where will Mummenschanz be?
    Thank you! Thank you! I saw them live about 15 years ago and have been scanning the web waiting for their return. Where will they be?? I want to buy tickets now!! Their website http://www.mummenschanz.com/ has nothing under events or under news.
    -paul-

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