Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Eve, 2016 - From the Ridiculous to the Sublime

The stage show soundtrack - get the movie... :)

It has been a great day, here at the Workbench; I had a nice excursion to visit several places in search of more of the vinyl sheets I mentioned yesterday. The search was successful; I now have more then enough 'cobblestone' sheets for the Sakbe road project, and what should be enough of the 'brickwork' sheets. I also found some other bit and pieces that will be useful for other projects, so it was a very fruitful trip.

Spent the afternoon laughing my head off, with the movie "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum". We'd all seen this film. back in the day, and could recite much of the wonderful dialog by heart: "And now, back to Rome, for a quick wedding and some slow executions!" To say that is influenced our gaming was an understatement. Gamers today might find that the film will give them an idea of the kind of pacing and characters that we loved and used in our games. Anyway you want to look at it, it's a fun romp with some very gifted comedians playing the script for all they're worth.

Got the lights and the nodding light-up flamingos out for our holiday lighting display as well; the lights add a cheery glow to the front of the house, if in dubious taste - but then, the neighbors have expressed their delight and amusement at the flock of plastic pink flamingos we have in the front, so this is just an extension of that.

Tonight's been devoted at an annual tradition here at the Workbench, the rebroadcast from King's College in Cambridge of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from the Chapel. It's something I love, and really enjoy.

From all of us, here at The Workbench, Happy Holidays!!!

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