The Week In Review- 4/29/13

I’ve been thinking lately that I should be writing more pieces about what’s going on in the news. You always hear about how the American public isn’t well enough informed on current events, and that is not good for the efficient functioning of a democratic society. It’s as if the extent of most people’s reading is what they get from bumper stickers and tee-shirts, especially those worn by well-endowed women. Since it’s not likely to help any if I put it on my tee shirt, I figured I’d fill the gap by providing some commentary in this space.

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Lights! Camera! Gangnam Style!

Mardi Gras was special for me this year, as it featured my acting debut here in Southwest Louisiana. It was in a big production, too—the presentation for the Krewe de la Famille ball. If you didn’t catch it, I’m sure it’s out there on YouTube somewhere. Just do a search using the keywords “dancing clowns,” or better still, “spasmodic musk oxen.”
Read all about it in “Lights! Camera! Gangnam Style!”, the Dang Yankee’s latest installment in The Jambalaya News.

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The Merchants of RenFest

If you’re planning to go to the Texas Renaissance Festival this year, be prepared. And by that I mean, make sure your credit line is big enough to outfit the cast of a major Broadway production. Why? Because that’s what it’s going to take if you plan on buying anything from the vendors, even if it’s just an ostrich feather. Take it from the Dang Yankee’s experience, as described in The Merchants of RenFest, appearing in the current issue of the Jambalaya News.

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