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The Mushroom, Nov. 15, 2004

Ireland still sore about truncated acting career

REDDING, CA Recently graduated Victor Ireland still harbors some ill-will towards Enterprise High School, where he was rejected at every play he auditioned for, including Waiting for Godot, The Good Woman of Setzuan, and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead.

“Well, there were a lot of reasons we could not accommodate Victor’s needs,” said Enterprise drama teacher and theatre director, Brenda Truex, “The one that really stands out was his insistence on rewriting scenes. In Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, he wanted to rewrite [and] put in some weird jokes in the final scenes, which meant that he was messing with Stoppard’s and Shakespeare’s work. That made me real queasy.”

Other reasons Truex citied was Ireland’s mechanical movements, his tendency to unnecessarily throw or deepen his voice, and that he held grudges.

“It’s ridiculous,” said Ireland, “There’s absolutely nothing wrong with my acting. One day, when I start my own theatre company, I’m going to help out the struggling actor, whose talents are unappreciated, and show the world that there are no barometers you can measure acting ability with.”

Added Ireland: “Well, at least the school paper published my poem ‘A Bold, Daring Dream.’”

Area man creates official Dynamite Bowl anniversary thread

BALDWIN, PA – Local resident Ted Perotti commemorated the 18th anniversary of Soft Vision’s Famicom bowling game, Dynamite Bowl, by posting a thread entitled “Official Dynamite Bowl 18th Anniversary Thread” on his favorite video game message board.

A portion of his post read, “A special game called Dynamite Bowl was released on May 24th of 1987. I think it’s time to discuss and relive a game that has asked for so little and given us so much in return.”

Perotti was saddened to discover later that his thread had received no replies and faded into obscurity.

The Proclaimers to get their own licensed game

SCOTLAND - Game developer Vis has been licensed to create a new racing game, Great 500 Miles Rally, which will star and incorporate the music of The Proclaimers. Planned features include identical looking cars for player one and player two, and a unique soundtrack including “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles),” “Come on Nature,” “Get Ready,” and “I’m On My Way.”

“We’re going to add a lot of great features and secrets for all the racing fans and Proclaimers fans out there,” said producer, Erik Haase, “And I hope you enjoy driving the 500 mile lap because it’s going to loop and you’ll have to drive 500 more, just so you can be the man who drives a thousand miles.”

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