The sporadic ramblings of Emily C. A. Snyder - devoted to God, theatre, writing, and much randominity.

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Artistic Director and Co-Founder of TURN TO FLESH PRODUCTIONS. | Author of "Nachtstürm Castle," "Niamh and the Hermit." | Playwright: "Cupid and Psyche," "Math for Actors." | Classical director and educator.

Friday, August 24, 2007


In Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, there's a song from the Lord High Executioner (boot-to-the-head!) called "I've got a little list" about folk who ought to be executed - folk who make you miffed. It's traditional to play with the lyrics depending on who the audience is. Well, just now, I've got a little list. It's a very little list.

  • As some day it may happen that a victim must be found,
    I've got a little list - I've got a little list
    Of society offenders who might well be underground,
    And who never would be missed - who never would be missed!

    There's the pestilential nuisances who call to set a date
    For a meeting or a lesson, and who show up hours late
    And who interrupts your schedule
    For appointments that they'll miss
    Yes, I've got them on my list - and they'll none of them be missed!

    Or those demmed infernal people who wake at the crack of dawn
    Who fill their mugs with coffee and set out to mow the lawn
    Outside your bedroom window, despite curtains clearly drawn
    Yes, I've got them on the list - I've got them on the list

    Then there's the staple of our nation: the useless bureaucrat
    Who charges you for this and then charges you for that
    But who forgets to make a note of it upon his little list?!
    Oh, he never will be missed - no, they'll none of them be missed!

  • And there's my rhymes for the morning. This inexplicably boooo-unexpected-room-of-evil morning. C'est ca. Irritating nuisances, but little more. However, worthy of a verse or two!

    Mood: Considerably uplifted by "write your own G&S"-ism
    Music: Was R&J (what else these days?)
    What else: OK, well it might have been the Crimson Pirates. In fact, I think it will be the Crimson Pirates! It shall be their third album, "Putrid and Disgusting"! Ha!
    Wishing: Broken legs to Alina tonight, and mucho calls from Krissytina this weekend, and for Emerson's right hand to know what its left hand is doing, and for folks to keep their word, and....
    FOR CAPTIONS! To this photo from Much Ado that is much in need of a title of an awful book that this picture might grace. Put in combox or over on le face de la book (or directly here).


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