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The Tom Cherry Experience

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Showbiz Today

To Serve and To Project: Well, I don't know if you have heard the buzz, but a reality show is being shot in Muncie. Entitled Armed and Famous, the show will feature a handful of D-list celebrities as they train to be reserve policemen for the Muncie Police Department (Coincidentally, a D-list police department!). The recruits include Erik Estrada, La Toya Jackson, and Jack Osborne.

As someone who avoids reality shows like the plague, I really have no opinion about the show, but I hope it turns out to be a major disaster for everyone involved because nothing is funnier than a disaster caught on film. Don't let me down, Muncie's finest!

The Number of Ketchup Packets I Received at Lunch Yesterday: Five

Poster Boy: I recently finished my first poster for The Muncie Civic Theatre.

So what do you think?

Sometimes There's A Man:

Not only does the Dude abide, but he also Christmas shops!

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Saturday, November 25, 2006

If Yesterday Was Black Friday, Is Today Beige Saturday?

Ate: Thanksgiving dinner at the Cracker Barrel with my mom and grandma. The place was packed, but the food was good. I don't see us making a tradition out of it, but it was a nice change of pace for a Thanksgiving. Simple, but tasty.

Saw: Over the River and Through the Woods at the Muncie Civic that featured a stellar cast of actors (Hello, Wanita! Hello, Earl! Hello, Jan!). If you were in the audience, you could have seen a familiar fat cartoonist tear up for the last twenty minutes of the show. Strong men also cry...strong men also cry!

Received: The script for Moon Over Buffalo. Lots and lots and lots of lines! Challenging, but fun (Uh, right?)!

Hate: Being a hypochondriac! I need to train my mind to think I will live forever!

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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Man in The Moon

Lunar Landing: Well, I finally got some info from the Muncie Civic last Friday and it looks like I got a part in Moon Over Buffalo! In fact, I was cast as one of the leads which came as a big surprise to this fat cartoonist. I've always considered myself a supporting character type so to get one of the main roles is kind of daunting, but exciting, too. Something tells me I have a lot of lines to remember! Memorizing will probably begin once I get the script this Friday.

More info as this story develops!

Faux pas: Yesterday I told a Jehovah's Witness to have a Happy Thanksgiving. Did I do bad?

My Granny's Favorite Flugelhornist: Chuck Mangione

Closing Words (Please Don't Get Offended!): Happy Thanksgiving and safe eating!

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Saturday, November 18, 2006

I Know It's Only Rock and Roll, but I Like It

I went to see Barenaked Ladies in concert last night with my TiVo man, Nick. Here's some numbered observations (Kids, count along!):

1. Barenaked Ladies really put on a highly entertaining show that showcased their everyman charm and kick ass nerd rock.

2. Two fat men should never sit side-by-side in skinny people seats. For a few minutes, I knew what it felt like to have a conjoined twin. Fortunately, we were able to move to some seats that provided plenty of space for two full-sized fellows, but I will always remember the time when Nick and I were brothers of the thigh.

3. Predominant smell at the concert: Peanut Butter

4. On the way to Cincinnati, we stopped off to eat at a place that I thought no longer existed. Believe it or not, a
Rax still grows in Indiana. I always believed that particular chain of roast beef eateries went out of business years ago, but it appears I was wrong. Stepping into Rax brought back memories of the late seventies/early eighties for me. The restaurant (Or, as Nick called it as he bussed his tray, a workaurant) was the exact duplicate to the one that once occupied Madison Street, right down to the little, white paper cups you pumped ketchup into. Truly a blast from the past.

5. No matter how close I am to my final destination, I will always make a wrong turn.

6. There is valet parking in Kentucky.

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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Politically Corrected

Election Results: I don't know about anybody else, but I was very pleased with the outcome of this year's elections. It was great to see the Bush administration finally getting its comeuppance from the American voters and I hope Karl Rove is still choking on his own bile. The resignation of Donald Rumsfeld was also an added bonus. I don't now how a Democratically controlled Congress will play out in the long run, but I hope they provide the proper oversight the current administration deserves and needs.

As for my voting experience, my polling place was fairly busy when I walked in. There was a line and I stood in it for about twenty-five minutes or so. Most of my fellow voters were elderly with one man practically comatose. Between them and the elderly volunteers, the place almost resembled a nursing home. The actual voting didn't take that long and I found the touch screen voting system fairly easy to use.

No News is No News: Well, it's been a number of weeks since my audition at The Muncie Civic and I haven't heard anything back from them. I'm presuming that means I didn't get a part which is okay. You can't win them all. I think there is another round of auditions occurring this Saturday and I'm currently debating if I'll attend them or not. Something to think about, I guess.

Back Home Again in Indiana: Tim came back to Muncie Monday and I had some breakfast with him yesterday. As always, it is good to see him and to hear about his experiences in Austin. He just finished working as a grip for an independent film and it sounds like he learned a lot on set. It's nice to know his dream to work in the movie business is actually coming true and hopefully he'll have more opportunities awaiting for him when he returns to Texas!

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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration

Vote!: Today's the day, folks! Get out there and make your voice heard! And let's hope this year's results will not be as depressing as 2004! Vote!

Possible Career Path: Recently I was working on a composite for a high school faculty at Touchy Feely Fotos and I noticed they had a study hall monitor listed as a member of the staff. Can you actually make a living as a study hall monitor? If so, sign me up! If I remember all of my study hall experiences correctly, the job would just require me to sit at a desk, read a newspaper, and shush talky students every now and then. Piece of cake! Of course, my luck you would need a college degree in study hallology to apply.

Observation: There are a lot of short women running around at my dead end job. There must have been a surplus this year.

As Seen on TV (Good): I've been enjoying the second season of The Office the past couple of weeks. The show really found its wings this season and was able to fly out of the original's shadow to become its own show. Highlights for me include Michael tearing up after winning a yogurt lid medal for buying his condo ("Office Olympics"), the Yankee Swap ("Christmas Party"), Jim spraying water on the injured Dwight and Michael in Meredith's booze wagon ("The Injury"), Michael's amazing Photoshop abilities ("Conflict Resolution"), and whenever Jenna Fischer is on camera (I have mentioned before that I think she's a sweetie, right?). Thanks again for the loan of the dvd, Nick! Now I just have to buy my own copy.

As Seen on TV (Bad): Okay, I haven't seen the episode, but I know what happened: Lost killed off Mr. Eko. I know there were several reasons for the move, but it's pretty disappointing when a show kills off one of its most interesting characters. Despite this, I'm still enjoying the ride, but I'm more wary as well.

Remember: Vote!

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