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The Tom Cherry Experience

Sunday, February 26, 2006

That Sort of Thing

Someone at work the other day called me "sort-of a cartoonist". Yup, that's me.

Play rehearsals are about to wind down as we get closer to our opening on Friday (a.k.a. "March 3"). Marty, our director, told us to be louder and faster. Okay.

You probably can't tell it from this here blog thing, but I buy, read, and frequently enjoy comic books. I guess you can say I'm a comic book collector ("Sort of"). I bought two comics from Bob's Comic Castle yesterday. One was Legion of Super-Heroes # 15 and the other was Polly and the Pirates #4. Legion had a couple of nice elements about it and featured characters from the Legion's past incarnations, but generally felt feh. Polly, on the other hand, continues to be a winning mini-series starring a very proper girl coming to terms with pirates from her mother's past. The story and art by Ted Naifeh are inspiring to this "sort-of a cartoonist" and I'm looking forward to the next issue.
I'm not really known for my critical analysis.

It was sad to hear about the death of Don Knotts. I don't think nobody would dispute that he was a comic genius and that his Barney Fife is one of the greatest TV characters. Mark Evanier and Something Old each have something interesting to say about the comic Don.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Brush Up Your Shakespeare

Well, what a difference a week makes! Just last week I was unemployed, filling my life with lengthy naps and Law and Order reruns. Now I'm back at Touchy Feely Fotos, learning new things and trying to memorize my lines for a play I just stepped into. Yes, I'm in a new play! I just recently assumed the role of Snout in the Muncie
Civic's upcoming production
of A Midsummer Night's Dream. It's my first Shakespearian experience and I'm so glad I have such a small part! I do not envy any of the actors (Hello, Judy and Jerry!) who have to memorize pages and pages of the Bard's verse. Elizabethan English is one tricky feat that isn't easy on the tongue!

Despite coming in late, the rehearsals haven't been that bad and I'm learning my lines. My memorization method? Repeat, repeat, and more repeat! If that sounds boring, it is, but it works. The show opens two weeks from tonight so I'll be repeating myself for days to come.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

XOXO Motherboy

Well, the last four episodes of Arrested Development aired just minutes ago and I think they successfully wrapped things up. As much as I hope the show finds a second life on another network, perhaps it's time to say good-bye so good-bye, Bananagrabber. Good-bye, Anyoung. Good-bye, Girls with Low Self-Esteem. Good-bye, Hot Cops. Good-bye, Barry Zuckerkorn and Bob Loblaw. Good-bye, Cornballer. Good-bye, Franklin (I think I'll miss you the most!) and good-bye, Bluths. May you all live forever on DVD!

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Say Cheese

It snowed over the weekend, but not that much. The weather service was predicting a mess, but that never happened.

I didn't watch the Superbowl (No surprise there!), but I did catch some of the Puppy Bowl on the Animal Planet. Some cheesy fun, but that white poodle really annoyed me. I think it attacked every puppy on the show. Stupid poodle!

During my time of unemployment, I've grown fond of Cash in the Attic (The American version. I haven't seen the BBC
original series yet). I guess I like seeing what valuable junk people have stashed away in their homes and then wishing I had some similar
bounty in my domain. I think the only thing of worth I have is my comic book collection and I don't see myself selling any of it at the moment.
Anyway, I enjoy the auction scenes where they show the same clips of people shaking their heads "No" while the families await to see if they reached their financial goal. The only thing that unnerves me about the show is the very white teeth of Tim the appraiser. I think
that man has the whitest teeth in basic cable. Seeing his pearly whites always makes me feel self-conscious about the yellow tic tacs in my

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Job Status

I got a call from Touchy Feely Fotos Monday and I'll be returning back to work on February 13. I always get mixed feelings when I get the call back. It's good financially to return back to the fold, but I wish I tried harder to find a better paying job during my time off. I feel like sighing now.