I know, I know. I’ve been quiet all week. That’s because I’ve been busy taking care of my wife (who had shoulder surgery on Tuesday) and dealing with various work stuff… plus there haven’t been a lot of articles that caught my eye. So, while I’m back and work and eating lunch, here are a few that did:
- Potential New SoCal RenFaire. The Ventura County Star is reporting that a number of groups are coming together to turn a 150-acre plot in unincorporated Moorpark into the first Nottingham Festival, an event similar to the Renaissance Pleasure Faire held for decades in Agoura and now in Irwindale. The event, planned for 2013, is being organized by Jan Glasband, creative artistic director and co-executive director of the project, who is also the artistic director of the Actors Repertory Theatre of Simi. Working with Glasband are Andrew Elkins and Josie Hirsch. All three live in Simi Valley and have history with Renaissance events. As for the site,the Cassar family of Moorpark, owners of the site, offered it to the nonprofit Simi Valley Cultural Association and Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi, which are partnering on the project. The festival will take place the last two weekends of August and the first weekend in September, including Labor Day, in 2013. The plan is to have more than 100 vendors, more than 1,000 costumed entertainers, horse tournaments and events for children and adults. ART of Simi already has a page up, and there is already a Facebook page.
- Misusing Language, Part I. A nice article on how people misuse the phrase “begging the question”.
- Misusing Language Part II. I posted this to Facebook, but it’s worth reposting. A nice article on how different cultures view colors, and naming colors, differently.
- Food for Thought, Part I. Interesting mental floss: How Aunt Jemima changed US Trademark Law.
- Food for Thought, Part II. How McDonalds “improves” its burgers for Advertising Purposes.
- (ETA) Making The Old New. How to antiquate your new technology. I love it! I especially like the rotary dialer app, the iPad Typewriter, and the iPod BoomBox.
Music:The Music of Smash (Megan Hilty): Let’s Be Bad