June 1, 2006
A huge apology to Kelsey and a giant plug for playkind.

First I lost Kelsey's email and thus did not include it into Tuesday's newsletter. Then last night the internet connection here slowed to a halt and I couldn't get it out and this reminded me of the old hoax from the early days of the internet. Remember "Internet Clean-up Day"? So many people believed it and forwarded it around the world.

And here it is, a piece of internet hoax nostalgia:

Subj: Internet Cleanup Day
*** Attention ***
It's that time again!
As many of you know, each year the Internet must be shut down for 24 hours in order to allow us to clean it. The cleaning process, which eliminates dead email and inactive ftp, www and gopher sites, allows for a better working and faster Internet.
This year, the cleaning process will take place from 12:01 a.m.. GMT on February 27 until 12:01 a.m. GMT on February 28 (the time least likely to interfere with ongoing work). During that 24-hour period, five powerful Internet search engines situated around the world will search the Internet and delete any data that they find.
In order to protect your valuable data from deletion we ask that you do the following:

1. Disconnect all terminals and local area networks from their Internet connections.
2. Shut down all Internet servers, or disconnect them from the Internet.
3. Disconnect all disks and hard drives from any connections to the Internet.
4. Refrain from connecting any computer to the Internet in any way.
We understand the inconvenience that this may cause some Internet users, and we apologize. However, we are certain that any inconveniences will be more than made up for by the increased speed and efficiency of the Internet, once it has been cleared of electronic flotsam and jetsam.
We thank you for your cooperation.

P.S. Happy Birthdays Gershon and Maureen.

Our very endearing Kelsey Flynn set to put on a spectaculaganza for our pleasure
Kelsey Flynn WHAT: BOSTON MARRIAGE by David Mamet (Benefit for New Century Theatre by Pauline Productions)
Directed by Jeannine Haas

CAST: Kelsey Flynn, Barbara McEwen, Margaret Reilly

WHERE: Hallie Flanagan Theatre at Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts on Smith College Campus, Green Street, Northampton.

WHEN: Thursday June 1, 8:00 pm
Saturday June 3, 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm

TICKETS: (tickets at the door only) $18 Adults: $15 (Students and Seniors) MORE INFO: 413-587-3933

THE SCOOP: “Boston Marriage” is a 19th C term for two women who lived together instead of marrying. In this hilarious Victorian-style comedy of manners, Anna and Claire are two witty “women of fashion” - and of a certain age - who have been together for years supporting themselves against all odds.
The comedy begins on the afternoon that Anna jubilantly announces that she has procured a “protector” who will support them and Claire reveals she has fallen in love with a younger woman. They bicker and banter and take out their frustrations on their hapless Scottish parlor maid.
The plot twists and turns and includes a missing jewel, a séance, and other surprises that will leave you reeling with laughter. In celebration of Massachusetts’ second year of legalized marriage, come enjoy the fun as marriage and love prevail through all.

THE CRITICAL ACCLAIM: Wickedly, wittily entertaining. What makes the play such brilliant fun is its marriage of glinting period artifice and contemporary frankness.”
--The Boston Phoenix

Brilliant! one of the funniest American comedies in years.”
--The New York Post

Devastatingly funny. exceptionally clever. demonstrates anew [Mamet’s] technical virtuosity and flexibility.
--The New York Times

"OMG! It reminds me of a song I wrote and recorded called, "Such are the Dreams of the Everyday Housewife!"
--Glen Campbell

"Come to think of it, this reminds me of a song I wrote called, "I am the Lineman for the County".
--Glen Campbell

"My megahit, *Galveston* would be PERFECT in this play!"
--Glen Campbell

"Rock on".
--Glen Campbell

Jon Whitney Image
1000 thanks to Jon Whitney, photographer extraordinaire!


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