Mr. Hyde (Tony Venable) in his first meeting with love interest Elizabeth Jelkes (Kaitrin Higbee).
Dave is the director of Elkhart Civic Theatre‘s current show, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, so there’s a little bias in this review. But overall, it IS a pretty darn good show, if Dave says so himself. A great cast, excellent lighting and stage management by Randy Zonker, appropriately spooky music and maybe even a little bit of the Halloween season come together to make this a nice fall chiller.
Interesting twist on this show is that Hyde is alternatively (and at some points concurrently) by four actors, who also play multiple other characters. The minimal set keeps the action moving along as well. So far audiences have been very responsive. Even our normally staid senior-citizens night audience audibly gasped at the Act I closing action.
Anyway, consider this a biased recommendation, but if you’d like tickets, call 848-5853 during the week, or buy online at http://www.elkhartcivictheatre.org. The show ends next weekend.
October 28th, 2012 | Category: arts | Comments are closed | 7 views | Permalink: http://elkhartreview.com/2012/10/jekyll-and-hyde-a-pretty-good-show-shameless-plug/
Today I was browsing Ebay and noticed a wider array of sneaky-pete video cameras than I’d seen before. Cameras built into pens were kind of interesting. Then I saw the one shown here, built into a coat hook. There were a number of sellers listing these so they must be pretty popular, but I wasn’t initially sure why. It took me a minute to realize what this configuration is good for, and then it dawned on me. Changing rooms.
Yes, this product appears to be marketed for the retail clerk/pervert who has time on his hands and a chance to plant one of these in a changing room. Then at the end of the workday, he can grab it, go home and giggle away in his basement watching his prey on a computer, and possibly (probably) posting the video on the internet for others.
Privacy is gone in today’s world, so be aware that if you’re anywhere in public, it’s not just the security cameras that may be watching.
October 23rd, 2012 | Category: miscellaneous | Comments are closed | 25 views | Permalink: http://elkhartreview.com/2012/10/perv-alert-new-twist-on-the-spy-cam/
For those who have any sort of sympathy with the anti-capitalist memes of the OWS gang, here’s a very revealing gallery published by Der Spiegel. It’s a great comparison of the old communist East Germany and today, a little over 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. These pictures of transformation of the country after free markets returned tells the story.
May 6th, 2012 | Category: economy, politics | Comments are closed | 7 views | Permalink: http://elkhartreview.com/2012/05/photo-gallery-east-germanys-transformation/
With every exposure of this kind of blatant anti-business, dare I say, anti-American focus from our overstuffed government, it becomes apparent that a command-and-control economy is what the current bunch in Washington really wants.
The good thing is that they DO let their guards down once in a while, and we see the agenda(s) more clearly. If the national consumer media would actually report this stuff, Obama would be toast. Which is why they DON’T report it. This story may have legs, however.
This review of some of his comments from Fox News encapsulates what Andrew Breitbart was all about. He was ruthless and fearless, but he wasn’t a liar. He was direct and didn’t back down, but he wasn’t a bully (although I think sometimes Hannity is). Breitbart saw with great clarity what the radical left (not traditional Democrats) are trying to do to this country and he was possibly the strongest voice among many saying “No you don’t.”
March 2nd, 2012 | Category: media, national, politics, video | Comments are closed | 1 views | Permalink: http://elkhartreview.com/2012/03/andrew-breitbart-distilled/
The Politico today says that Newt won’t quit, even though he’s likely to lose Florida, and I don’t think he should. I’m not sure he’s the best candidate against Obama, but if he stays in, he’ll make Romney a better candidate. Romney has already gotten better from a debate standpoint. Romney has had to come up with better, more succinct ways of making his case, and despite the bruising Newt and Mitt are giving each other, it’s all good.
One point in Newt’s favor is that, by pulling out all the stops to get Newt to quit, Romney may have exhausted his ammo, inoculating Newt against further, less aggressive attacks. From the Politico today:
“I would define Newt’s head space as: ‘Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning,’” said David Lane, the Christian conservative leader close to Gingrich, quoting Churchill. “They’ve unloaded everything on him now.”
There are many who think all the negative campaigning is bad. To the extent that it’s dishonest, neither do I, but I think it does serve the purpose of vetting candidates where the news media won’t. In a fight for the soul of America, you don’t want any wimps.
Dick Morris at Dickmorris.com makes the case that the Keystone Pipeline project can still go forward, but it will take congressional action at this point. The president’s dog-ate-my-homework excuse for blocking the project is curious, at best, even to liberals, and it hurts our prospects for lower energy prices and REAL energy independence that doesn’t depend on tax-subsidized green energy projects.
January 20th, 2012 | Category: national, politics | Comments are closed | 8 views | Permalink: http://elkhartreview.com/2012/01/support-the-pipeline/