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 Victors 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 Stoppards and Shakespeares work. That made me real queasy.
Other reasons Truex citied was Irelands mechanical movements, his tendency to unnecessarily throw or deepen his voice, and that he held grudges.
Its ridiculous, said Ireland, Theres absolutely nothing wrong with my acting. One day, when I start my own theatre company, Im 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 Visions 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 its 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 Im Gonna Be (500 Miles), Come on Nature, Get Ready, and Im On My Way.
Were 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 its going to loop and youll have to drive 500 more, just so you can be the man who drives a thousand miles.