Archive for the 'Jim's Posts' Category

Historical Errors in Annie

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

I’m playing FDR in Annie, so I decided to do a little homework on the history of the Great Depression, the New Deal, FDR’s cabinet, etc.
The writer, Thomas Meehan, took care to use the real names of FDR’s cabinet members, including Frances Perkins (a woman!), Cordell Hull, Harold Ickes, Henry Morganthau and his […]

Rocky Horror Pics

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

Check out my group of pics from our production of the Rocky Horror Show.
And, in case you missed it, here is a link to Dancing Frank.


Friday, October 14th, 2005

Well, it’s community theatre time here in town. The Off-Broadway Players are doing the Rocky Horror Show and a month later, Theatre Newfoundland Labrador is doing Annie. What do these two musicals have in common? Yes, Tim Curry was in both film versions. Yes, they are both about alien transvestites. Yes, both musicals have minor […]


Sunday, August 28th, 2005

I set up a Flickr account last December, and I’ve only started using it again recently. It’s truly a marvelous tool/site. Check out all of my photos on Flickr or look at the sidebar of the blog.

Chiko loves water

Friday, July 22nd, 2005

Chiko had fun last week out at Bonne Bay Pond. Who knew that a Labrador Retriever would like water?

Aliant Sucks

Tuesday, July 5th, 2005

I haven’t been blogging much lately. Nothing to say. So what has awakened the savage beast? Bad customer service: the reason blogs were created. In fact, I’ve created a new "They Suck" category to honour the occasion.
I’ve decided to do away with all things Rogers. I dumped my digital cable (sucked) and now I’m getting […]

The Garden is Growing

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

The few plants and herbs we have in the backyard are starting to grow. Check out the zucchini flower that popped up today.

Say it ain’t so…

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005

I was reading some of the transcripts from the Grewal Tapes. The bits about the Liberals promising him a reward for crossing the floor are interesting, but even more interesting is the gossip that fills the spaces between the negotiations. Check out this exchange between Gurmant Grewal and Ujjal Dosanjh on the day after Belinda […]

The Dark Side

Wednesday, May 18th, 2005

There is no question in my mind that Belinda Stronach belongs in the Liberal party. Her social views have always appeared to be left of her former party; more importantly, she shares the most prevalent Liberal instinct: opportunism.
CBC did a little Star Wars spoof this morning where Darth Martin lures Belinda Skywalker to the dark […]

A man, an ox and one day

Sunday, May 15th, 2005

Dad and I were talking about the amount of fertilizer to use on his vegetable garden and we had been given the amount in terms of acres. After doing the calculations based on square footage (an acre is 43,560 square feet), I wondered where that form of land measurement came from anyway. Wikipedia to the […]