=-=-=-=-= Society of the Rusting TARDIS Newsletter (#81,
>>> Items of interest to British media fans and Seattle-area residents, <<<
>>> and whatever else I feel like spewing about. You have been warned. <<<
It's a short newsletter this time (read below and see if you can guess why),
but note that this week's video meeting is an election special. Labour's
victory may have been months ago, but thanks to our backlog, it'll seem like
it just happened this week. Um, sort of.
On tap this time:
Quick news items
Ryan's Pick of the Week
Upcoming SotRT events
Subject: Quick news items
Concert review #1: Violent Femmes - Early 80's angst performed for fans
who probably caused a great deal of it - by being born.
Concert review #2: Sisters of Mercy - His hair is blond, he wears shirts
you'll probably see next week in the Olympic figure skating competitions,
and is never without his sunglasses and cigarette. Oh yes, and he
despises the goth community who worship him out of an odd combination of
cluelessness and a faux-goth angst-feeding desire to have a god who
hates them. (...whoops, my medication must be kicking in...) But what
concert wouldn't be interesting with a bar, no ID checks, and no security
checks? And then there was their cover of "Comfortably Numb", and a
decidedly rockabilly (!) "This Corrosion".
Subject: Ryan's Pick of the Week
From: "Ryan K. Johnson" <email@example.com>
Jeff, please enclose this in the next Newsletter:
RYAN'S PICK OF THE WEEK
If you're in the Seattle area, I encourage you to check out OUTSIDE EDGE,
which premieres on KCTS Channel 9 at 7:30 PM, Thursday, February 12th. This
comedy-drama stars Timothy Spall, Josie Lawrence, Robert Daws, and Brenda
Blethyn (last year's Oscar nominee for Best Actress in "Secrets and Lies").
It centers around an amateur cricket team as they gather each week for a
match. Much like cricket itself, you have to use a lot of patience to really
appreciate OUTSIDE EDGE, but it just makes its sweet rewards more succulent.
The RED DWARF crowd will hate it, but if you are a discriminating fan of
British comedy, you should grow to like OUTSIDE EDGE as I have. [See my full
review at <http://www.eskimo.com/~rkj/o.htm#Outside>]
[I wholeheartedly second Ryan's recommendation - this is a really good show,
and not to be missed.]
Subject: Upcoming SotRT events
Feb 11, 6:30: Video night Round Table Pizza, 5111 25th Ave. NE, Seattle
Feb 17, 7:00: Social Pomodoro, 2366 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle
Feb 25, 6:30: Video night Round Table Pizza, 5111 25th Ave. NE, Seattle
Mar 03, 7:00: Social Round Table Pizza, 5111 25th Ave. NE, Seattle
Currently planned for the next video night (February 11th):
HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU
Series 10, Episode 1 (Election Special!)
(Satirical current-events game show)
PARTY POLITICAL BROADCAST
The Labour party battles their age-old enemy - overwrought melodrama!
BREMNER, BIRD, AND FORTUNE
"Three Men and a Vote" (Election Special)
(Rory Bremner and the "Long Johns" in brutal political sketch satire)
(The man behind "The Day Today" returns in a news parody so vicious
and over-the-top Channel 4 initially refused to air it)
EVEN FURTHER ABROAD
(Documentary comedy - Jonathan Meades is back, and he's still
dancing about architecture)
Episode 4 - "Revenge of the Chronology Protection Hypothesis"
(Time-travelling police drama starring actors you may know better as
Kochanski and David Wicks)
Coming soon: More of the above.
See you on Wednesday.
"The city slept. Men slept. Women slept. Children
slept. Dogs and Cats slept."
--"March of the Robots", Leo Brett (a.k.a.
Robert Lionel Fanthorpe)
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