"When Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto presented an award at the Golden Globes last night, if you listened closely, you could just barely make out the sound of a million keyboards beginning to clack out a million slashfics."
Every year, our discipline holds a workout in honor of Kagami Biraki (literally "opening the mirror"), which is a Japanese new year's celebration. All four NYC dojos get together for a big-ass workout led by the three senior shihans.
Ours was yesterday, and for the first time, we took a "class picture" before the workout:
Francis Scott Key, author of "The Star-Spangled Banner," died in Baltimore, Maryland (1843)
BROADWAY, OFF- & OFF-OFF-
In New York theater, the terms Broadway, off-Broadway, and off-off-Broadway refer primarily to the number of seats in a venue and not its location--though in practice the two often overlap. According to Actors' Equity Association contracts, Broadway theaters have 500 seats of more; off-Broadway theaters have 100-499 seats; and off-off-Broadway theaters have 99 seats or fewer. Currently, there are 39 Broadweay theaters in New York, clustered around Manhattan's Times Square. The term off-Broadway was coined in the 1950s to refer to plays considered more experimental than Broadway productions and performed on the fringes of Times Square. Off-off-Broadway was coined in the 1960s for theater considered even more avant-garde, and which tended to be performed down in Greenwich Village or on the Lower East Side.
Familiarity breeds contempt--and children. Mark Twain (1835-1910)
"Rock and Roll Lawyer" by the Austin Lounge Lizards