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Ack, Alan Cumming is going to be performing his cabaret show in our… - Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet.... — LiveJournal
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Ack, Alan Cumming is going to be performing his cabaret show in our humble little city this coming Sunday and I only just found out today and the show is SOLD OUT. :( I suppose I had a good run of luck, managing to see REG in 2006, Michael Palin in '07 and then Martin Short earlier this year; I was bound to miss out the next time one of my favourite actors randomly dropped in on this otherwise-neglected city.

Despite going in a slightly medieval direction with my possible doctorate topic on relics, I find that I'm still tending towards snapping up any book on early Christianity- the latest one I ordered through work: Charles Freeman's An Early History of Christianity. I'm quite excited about this one, because it'll have more recent scholarship and thought in it than some of the sources I was using for my thesis.

Wondering if I should somehow tie relics in with early Christianity and keep my interests around that period. I enjoy the literature of the early church because it still takes a lot of its influence from classical philosophy and literature- Minucius Felix's Octavius is quite obviously influenced by Cicero's On the Nature of the Gods, for example. But anyway. I'll work something out in the end....I keep meaning to contact Rick to talk about topics, but my work situation has been trumping everything lately. I will resolve to try and see him before the end of the month though.

In non-academic stuff, I've seen two movies recently: An Education and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. I think An Education is one of the best films of the year, and I think I'll probably pick it up on dvd when it comes out. As for Imaginarium....I don't know. Terry Gilliam is obviously the king of visuals, but the plot ended up going a bit flat towards the end. The film was saved by the cast to some extent- I'll single out Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp (playing Heath's character in a different guise) and Tom Waits (well, Tom Waits is awesome regardless of what he's doing) as being particularly good. But as far as Heath's legacy goes, The Dark Knight is a better testament to his acting ability.

Nearly 8:00- time to watch the Colbert Report! Very much looking forward to the next Doctor Who special next Sunday too.

Oh, and being that it's Sesame Street's 40th anniversary this week and that I grew up on Kermit, Big Bird and Oscar, I'm sharing my favourite moment. I didn't recognise all the celebrities when I watched this as a kid, but I am pretty bowled over by Jeremy Irons' stupid dancing now.

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