Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Saturday, March 25, 2006
While flicking around Friday night I stumbled upon "Deal or No Deal." This is a Fantastic show!
Here is an interesting link.
PS: I always enjoy Howie Mandel, he is a truly unique talent and he has just the right touch as the host, Bravo!
Thursday, March 23, 2006
"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"
Monday, March 20, 2006
This weekend I saw the very tight one woman show "Mother on Fire" written and starring the very talented and honest Sandra Tsing Loh.
Except for what now seems to be the obligatory Red State vs. Blue State commentary ie: at one point Sandra asks the audience to identify their political parties (I am sick unto death of Partisan Blabbering) the show is a very amusing and intelligent essay on Parenting in LA. In addition to Tsing Loh, the show also evidences excellent direction by David Schweizer and Bart DeLorenzo as well as a very useful and well-designed set by Jerry Buszek.
It is playing through April at the 24th Street Theatre here in Los Angeles
Friday, March 17, 2006
Happy Saint Patrick's Day Everybody!
Here is a picture I took in Ireland this past July at the monastery at Glen du Loch.
Besides being the patron saint of Ireland, he is also the patron saint of Nigeria.
Be Happy and Be Safe!
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Monday, March 13, 2006
I had a weekend that approached perfection.
Including: A Crossword Puzzle, My wife's fantastic Roasted Chicken and the absolutely brilliant film "Proof" with Home run acting by Jake Gyllenhaal, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins and Hope Davis based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by David Auburn and wonderfully directed by John Madden (Who we should be hearing more about, this guy is great!)
Have Fun Everybody!
Friday, March 10, 2006
They say an Italian mathematician Fibonacci first discovered these numbers and described them in his book "Liber Abaci," in 1202. But there was also an Indian Mathematician Pingala who mentioned them in 500 BC. I don't want to start an international incident over this so lets move on.
Fibonacci Numbers occur repetitively throughout nature.
Textism has a fantastic and brief Flash animation on them.
Have a Great day!
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
On this day in 1618, the near blind German Mathematician Johannes Kepler (Or as I like to call him Mr. Ellipse) discovered The Third Law of Planetary motion:
The squares of the orbital periods of planets are directly proportional to the cubes of the semi-major axis of the orbits.
Newton later used this law as support for his Theory of Gravity.
And on this day in 2006 I am going in for a sitcom meeting!
Here's a nice overview of all Kepler's Planetary Motion Laws.
Also:Bergen, Norway is a beautiful city with a fascinating museum dedicated to the Hanseatic League as well as (along with most of the rest of Europe) a McDonald's.
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
I am an Actor. It is what I do, but it is not all I am.
I view acting as a job like any other.
Where some people work in the Upholstery Business, I work in the Story Business.
It is my opinion that my job as an actor is to tell the story inside my head.
(Spencer Tracy described acting as learning your lines and concentrating, I could go along with that as well.)
I read a great piece on Acting by the sometimes grumpy always fantastic Anthony Hopkins that I have included here.
Have a Great Day!
Monday, March 06, 2006
Saturday, March 04, 2006
Friday, March 03, 2006
On this day in 1931 The Star Spangled Banner was named the Official Anthem for the United States of America.
This is the original manuscript from Francis Scott Key.
On this day in 2006 Paul Parducci got all his 2005 paperwork done!
Thursday, March 02, 2006
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Here I am early this morning prepping for my audition at Sony for the upcoming feature film "Next"to be directed by the outstanding action-meister Lee Tamahori with a script by Gary Goldman starring Nick Gage and Julianne Moore and hopefully...Paul Parducci!
Have a Great day everybody!