While cleaning up the remains from April last year some interesting things are found, and The Mikado was quite enjoyed at the Court Theatre.

April 2013 goodies

Ra: The Dice game took my interest for a while, to the point where I began to create a JavaScript version of it. It’s been on the back-burner for a while though so I look forward to coming back to this at some stage.

Patton Oswalt’s filibuster (also as a cartoon) from Parks & Recreation was unscripted and quite inspired, connecting Star Wars, Marval universe, Greek gods, and all sorts in to an intriguingly connected conglomeration.

And lastly there’s the Periodic Table of Nonsense, where all kinds of pseudo-science together in an easily understandable graphic. A more  graphic interactive version of the table of nonsense exists too, but you’ll want a strong stomach for some of his tooltips.


Periodic Table of Nonsense

The Mikado

Tonight my family took me out for a birthday treat to see The Mikado at the Court Theatre. This is one of those productions where the lyrics keep on changing to keep pace with the times, which on this occasion they featured quite heavily on the earthquake debacles, politicians, and quite the fascination by one of the players for Miley Cyrus.

Nanki-Poo and Yum-Yum enjoyably played it straight, Ko-Ko’s performance and dilemma was riveting, and Pooh-Bah played it delightfully over the top.

It was unfortunate though that the audio was too loud, which I suspect came from some patrons saying that they had trouble hearing some of the cast. What in reality is occurring is that some of the actors are not enunciating clearly, so that when they speak or sing it ends up a mumbled jumble instead.

Nevertheless, the rather large of 25 players was well enjoyed, and it all came together well in the second half.