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Yub Nub, Baby!

After a night of glorious thunderstorms, the world is grey and rainy. My favorite kind of day! This afternoon we're going to see the Lenoir-Rhyne University Playmakers' production of Antigone. I'm quite looking forward to it. You can never go wrong with Sophocles.

* As I have mentioned before, I read the House of Night series by P.C. and Kristin Cast - a series that is set in an alternate-universe version of my hometown and my former high school, and which features (along with a substantial number of vampyres) cameos by real people I actually know. There's something to be said for the innovative way in which the series incorporates Cherokee culture and mythology, as well. The next book in the series (Burned) is due out on Tuesday, and I'm pleased to see that Book Chick City is devoting an entire week of posts to the series, including reviews of the novels, interviews with the authors, and other interesting information.

* Speaking of Cherokee culture, I was thrilled to learn that one of my very favorite actors, Wes Studi, was recently recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the White Sands International Film Festival.

* Here's a useful list of upcoming independent and under-the-radar SF films.

Last but not least, for your weekend amusement, here's the "Ewok Celebration Song" as performed by the barbershop quartet Crackerjack Junction. You'll never think of "Yub Nub" the same way again:

"I go to wed the lord of the dark waters."
– Antigone in Antigone by Sophocles (translated by Robert Fagles)


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Apr. 25th, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
Yeow! That was quite bizarre... What was even more bizarre was how well I could remember the words.

Never could forgive GL for getting rid of the Ewok Celebration Song in the so-called New Improved version of ROTJ...

Apr. 28th, 2010 12:49 pm (UTC)
What was even more bizarre was how well I could remember the words.

LOL! I know exactly what you mean.

And I agree 100% about the "New Improved" version missing the song. How could he lose that? That was an iconic moment!
Apr. 26th, 2010 12:13 am (UTC)
I started reading the House of Night series a few months back, after working my way through Cast's Goddess Summoning series. It's good to see there is YA vampire fiction out that that isn't...you know...sparkly in all the wrong kinds of ways. ^_^
Apr. 28th, 2010 12:50 pm (UTC)
LOL! :)

I haven't read Cast's other series. How does it compare to HoN?
Apr. 26th, 2010 03:58 am (UTC)
Just had to come over and leave you a random comment so I could use my new icon. See my new icon? Isn't it shiny? You're the only one I know who would understand my utter glee at this nonsense.

And why I can't get the damned song out of my head now. *snerk*

But more to the topic at hand ... Wes. Hubs didn't believe me it was Wes on Avatar. I hadn't realized he was in it, but recognized both his voice and CCH's the moment they spoke. Got me a milkshake out of the deal from my he-of-little-faith hubby. :D
Apr. 27th, 2010 07:53 pm (UTC)
{{{covets icon}}}
Apr. 28th, 2010 12:53 pm (UTC)
ROFLOL! That icon is fantastic. And now I'm singing "Banned from Argo" in my head. Not even the "Ewok Celebration Song" can purge it!

Got me a milkshake out of the deal from my he-of-little-faith hubby. :D

*high fives* He does have a most distinctive voice, doesn't he? Have you seen the documentary The Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy? He hosts it, providing his entire narration in Cherokee (TsaLaGi), not English. It's beautiful.
Apr. 26th, 2010 03:59 am (UTC)
My DH is a barbershopper - had to show this to him, he couldn't decide whether to be appalled or amused, lol!
Apr. 28th, 2010 12:54 pm (UTC)
Ha! I can only imagine. As a matter of fact, that was sort of my reaction, too! ;)
Apr. 27th, 2010 01:23 am (UTC)
Saw this series and thought of you. Might try to make a few of them.
Apr. 28th, 2010 12:57 pm (UTC)
What a brilliant lineup! Oh, I do hope you make it to some of them. It sounds like a great event series. *drools*
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