Saturday, September 04, 2010

No Comment Squared

Neither Tom nor I are commenting on this article in The Onion. Nope, not gonna do it.


Nick said...


You rarely post Theatre Ideas. So it’s too bad when readers first come here now they find an initial post that contradicts your blog’s principle idea:

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”

Your and Tom’s attitude toward New York could serve as a case study for cognitive dissonance. But it is great to see that you old geezers still have enough energy left in your veins to kick a Dead Horse now and then.

Sometimes I miss the debates with you, only sometimes though. The history of the theatrosphere reads like a lost cause to me now. Theatre Ideas. Isn't it pretty to think so?

Best regards and with affection,

Scott Walters said...

Nick -- I posted this as a wink toward the past, with the hope that people would read it in conjunction with the previous post. My interest in attacking NYLACHI is pretty low. And it is, of course, The Onion. The reason I haven't posted here or anywhere for a while is because I am trying to create a new model, which takes time and thought. There is something I want to post to Theatre Ideas soon -- I'll probably cross-post it to CRADLE as well. And I may start writing more. I don't miss the debates much -- or rather, I don't miss having the same debate over and over, which wasted my time and drained my mental energy.

Nick said...

I'm with you. Keep on keepin on, brother.

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