3hree Things: I Want To Poke Out My Mind's Eye
Before I get started with this week's 3hree Things, I want to thank those of you who shared kind words with me via twitter, the comment section here, and/or my blog during my hiatus. December of 2010 and January of 2011 were, without a doubt, the most difficult months of my life, and to have people sending me words of sympathy and notes of encouragement definitely helped make an awfully rough road a little smoother. So, thanks for that.
Last weekend, my mom and I drove up to Los Angeles to see "Voice Lessons", a play starring Lori Metcalf ("Roseanne") and French Stewart. You might remember Stewart as Harry Solomon on "Third Rock From The Sun". I had a vague recollection of him, but until I found out I'd be seeing him on stage, I had kind of forgotten that French Stewart existed. In retrospect, I'd be awfully happy if it had stayed that way. With about a minute remaining in the play (which, for the record, was actually quite good), Stewart's character, clad in nothing but a boxer shorts, dropped his skivvies to reveal his "Hairy Solomon" to the audience. Now, I'm not sure what the appropriate reaction to unsolicited penis display is (or if there is an "appropriate reaction" per se), but I'm guessing a collective gasp (akin to the noise made in a movie theater when a zombie breaks dead silence by jamming its hand through a door) is not the preferred response. It's not that it was a horrifying member. It was fairly normal penis as penises go. I just think it's safe to assume that there wasn't a single soul in the audience that went into that theater thinking they'd walk out with French Stewart's plumbing as a part of their mental photo album.
That child is crying on behalf of humanity, and I thank him/her for that.
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