Daily Archives: February 11, 2011
This is neat… and you know how much we like Stephen Fry:
Have a nice weekend (and remember that Monday is Valentine’s Day.)
- A Musical Request to Have Stephen Fry’s Baby (wired.com)
- Stephen Fry trip to Japan cancelled after atomic-bomb joke (thestar.com)
- Mrs Stephen Fry on Stephen Fry (guardian.co.uk)
- Beeb say sorry for Stephen Fry A-bomb quip (go.theregister.com)
- Stephen Fry returns to Twitter to say women do like sex (pinkbananaworld.com)
- Don’t quit Twitter, Stephen Fry (popwatch.ew.com)
- Observer portrays me as the antichrist, says Stephen Fry (newstatesman.com)
This is a good play and I understand we’ve got a good sized house tonite (for Full Circle Theater .. around 40 people…that makes our audience seem full.) Dimmers all seem to be working OK and I’ve got my cues laid out. Maddie‘s here on sound and our curtain is in about 55 minutes.
The Doctor said I didn’t have a stroke on Sunday night… apparently I had a seizure. Now they have to find out if I’m developing epilepsy. Joe Jurand thinks it’s because my blood sugar had a drop, and he’s probably right. I’m going into the Robinwood Center to have an eight hour EEG test sometime next week… That sounds outrageously boring. Oh, and I’m not supposed to drive for a few months, but if I don’t I have no way of getting to shows to run lights or getting to WSHC to do radio with John Case on Friday mornings.
Anyway, here we are on the Friday of the Martyrs… Mubarak is out and Egypt could set an interesting example for the rest of the Middle East (especially Saudi Arabia and Iran). Lots of stuff to watch this week!
- Young ballet dancers leap into the hearts of their host families (pennlive.com)
- Mubarak Steps Down (politicalwire.com)
- Dilpomatic Setback for Saudis (online.wsj.com)
- London: Claudie Bastide @ Hayhill Gallery (artistmarketingsalon.wordpress.com)
- “Saudi Arabia & Israel happy to see Mubarak “strong & defiant”…” and related posts (friday-lunch-club.blogspot.com)
- Did Booth Sabotage His Own Relationship on ‘Bones’? (buddytv.com)
- Diagnosing Epilepsy: The EEG Test (everydayhealth.com)
I was at the Neurologist when Mubarak stepped down and I didn’t hear about it until after I got home.
This from HuffPo
Egypt‘s Hosni Mubarak resigned as president and handed control to the military on Friday, bowing down after a historic 18-day wave of pro-democracy demonstrations by hundreds of thousands. “The people ousted the president,” chanted a crowd of tens of thousands outside his presidential palace in Cairo.
So the military is in control. This from the BBC:
“Around Cairo, drivers are honking their horns in celebration and guns are being fired into the air. The huge crowds are rejoicing. However, the army takeover looks very much like a coup. The constitution has been breached. Officially, the speaker of parliament should be taking over. Instead it is the army leadership. Egypt moves into a very uncertain future.”
It took 18 days of protest…but there it is.
- President Hosni Mubarak Steps Down in Egypt (Video) (sugarslam.com)
- Mubarak Is Out! (slog.thestranger.com)
- Egypt: Mubarak Quits (bostonist.com)
- Mubarak steps down (theworld.org)
- Breaking News: President Hosni Mubarak to step down as president of Egypt, (vanguardngr.com)
I guess what I’m trying to say is that I don’t know how much time I’ll have to blog today… but I’ll try to get some stuff posted this afternoon… and what with Egypt and the CPAC and other things, I should come up with something.