Musings: Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Like you, we enjoy TV commercials that make us laugh out loud. An Eighth Muse favorite right now is Geico’s “Do Dogs Chase Cats?” and All State’s “Mayhem Man”, which The Chicago Tribune recently wrote about.  Hey, who knew insurance could be funny? Or creative – actually, the ad agency behind the spots are the […]

Musings: Friday, March 25, 2011

After weeks of previews, the new musical comedy The Book of Mormon: The Musical officially opened on Broadway this week. Written and composed by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, along with Tony Award winner Robert Lopez (Avenue Q), The Book of Mormon tells the story of two young missionaries sent to Uganda […]

Musings: Monday, October 25, 2010

If scenes from “Insheeption”, South Park’s recent parody of the movie Inception, sounded a bit familiar, it’s because they were. On Friday, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone admitted to lifting parts of’s parody of the summer blockbuster movie. “It’s just because we do the show in six days, and we’re stupid […]

Provenza, Satiristas Overthrow Conventional Wisdom

“The Graduate,” director Mike Nichols says, “was really about a very specific thing: it was about what happens to your life. It was about drowning in objects, becoming an object – and saving yourself through passion. Madness and passion. That’s why the sense of Ben and Elaine’s liberation at the end, fighting to be free, […]