Friday, March 31, 2000

Myths and Him is up with cast and show information. The show, one night only, goes up next Thursday. If you're in the Bay Area come and see it. Lemme know if you plan on coming... In other website news, Planet Weather is now live and more horribly designed than it was when I was still there just over a week ago. Gotta' love it! :) 3/31/2000 12:57:53 AM .:. | Discuss

Wednesday, March 29, 2000

Interesting. As much as they were so intent on not allowing their site to be open to the public, Planet Weather is apparently allowing people to enter by clicking on their home page "stickies" such as the one below...

By poking around the site, which I believe is supposed to open this week, finally (but we've heard that one before), you'll have a pretty good idea of how not to design your major commercial website. Have I told you yet how amazingly refreshing it is to not have to work in the weather business anymore? :) 3/29/2000 11:04:28 PM .:. | Discuss

Ugh! I'm sick! I woke up this morning with a sore throat, stuffy nose, and that oh-so-sick feeling. I'm hoping, and assuming, that this is one of those colds that will last just a few days. Dax's show opens in a week and I have a bunch of big projects and exciting happenings on the front burner that really need my full attention. So, it better be quick! In the meantime, buy stock in Kleenex! ;-) 3/29/2000 10:04:07 PM .:. | Discuss

Sunday, March 26, 2000


Friday, March 24, 2000

My official Oscar predictions: PICTURE * American Beauty The Insider The Sixth Sense The Cider House Rules The Green Mile

ACTOR Russel Crowe Richard Farnsworth Sean Penn * Kevin Spacey Denzel Washington

ACTRESS Annete Bening Janet McTeer Julianne Moore Meryl Streep * Hillary Swank

SUPPORTING ACTOR * Michael Caine Tom Cruise Michael Clark Duncan Jude Law Haley Joel Osment

SUPPORTING ACTRESS Toni Collette * Angelina Jolie Catherine Keener Samantha Morton Chloe Sevigny

DIRECTOR Lasse Halstrom Spike Jonze Michael Mann * Sam Mendes M. Night Shyamalan

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY * American Beauty Being John Malkovich Magnolia The Sixth Sense Topsy-Turvy

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY * The Cider House Rules Election The Green Mile The Insider The Talented Mr. Ripley

FOREIGN FILM * All About My Mother Caravan East-West Solomon and Gaenor Under the Sun

ORIGINAL SONG "Blame Canada" - South Park: Bigger, Longer, & Uncut "Music of My Heart" - Music of the Heart "Save Me" - Magnolia * "When She Loved Me" - Toy Story 2 "You'll Be In My Heart" - Tarzan

ORIGINAL SCORE American Beauty Angela's Ashes The Cider House Rules The Red Violin * The Talented Mr. Ripley

EDITING American Beauty The Cider House Rules The Insider * The Matrix The Sixth Sense

CINEMATOGRAPHY * American Beauty The End of the Affair The Insider Sleepy Hollow Snow Falling on Cedars

COSTUME DESIGN The End of the Affair * Sleepy Hollow Star Wars: Episode I Titus Topsy-Turvy

ART DIRECTION Anna and the King The Cider House Rules Sleepy Hollow The Talented Mr. Ripley * Topsy-Turvy

SOUND * The Green Mile The Insider The Matrix The Mummy Star Wars: Episode I

MAKEUP * Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Life Bicentenial Man Topsy-Turvy

VISUAL EFFECTS * The Matrix Star Wars: Episode I Stuart Little

SOUND EFFECTS EDITING Fight Club * The Matrix Star Wars: Episode 3/24/2000 10:52:59 PM .:. | Discuss

Good web design is hard to find. This man is clearly ahead of his time. 3/24/2000 08:12:21 PM .:. | Discuss

Thursday, March 23, 2000

Planet Weather - Home of the Disgruntled Employee Well, as of today they have one less, at least. :) Anybody have some full time/freelance design work for me? 3/23/2000 07:52:22 PM .:. | Discuss

Wednesday, March 22, 2000

Two days into Spring and I'm doing just fine, thank you. When you're riding the roller coaster I guess ya just have to be prepared for the highs and lows. "What's hard is simple, What's natural seems hard..." You know how to whistle, don't you? :) 3/22/2000 02:39:41 PM .:. | Discuss

Monday, March 20, 2000

It's the first day of Spring and it couldn't have come any sooner after the mostly less than enjoyable Winter I've just been through. I guess I can chalk it all up as a learning experience but I've done enough learning already, huh? I think I have the opposite of writer's block. At this moment I just have too much going on in my head and I can't figure out how to express it rationally. Everything else aside, I just want to be happy. I deserve it. So, Spring? You better be good to me... Now I get to go take out the garbage - a perfect ending to the begining of Spring. sigh 3/20/2000 10:59:52 PM .:. | Discuss

Thanks to my Fairy Blogmother for taking over the reigns for me while being Blocked. I am hoping that this malady is subsiding and that I'll be able to share my thoughts, experiences, and pangs of longing with you shortly. In addition, Ms. Callan certainly is dreamy. sigh :) 3/20/2000 01:27:11 PM .:. | Discuss

Saturday, March 18, 2000

Dear readers, Mr. Bakalor is away due to BlogBlock(tm). What exactly is blog block and why is Mark afflicted with said condition? He is certainly leading an exciting life and has many things to talk about. He is selling record numbers of t-shirts and has great friends who also have exciting lives like James Marino and the delightful Ms. Callan (isn't she just a dreeEeeEeeaAAam!?!) Add to that the fact that this guy thinks Mark is soooOOoooo cute (sigh) and the fact that he has connections to high profile people going places. As if that's not enough, there is now a website and forum where folks can talk about Doug (a hole) Mayo . So, why is Mark blog blocked? This remains to be seen. Stay tuned. Love, Mark's Fairy Blogmother (sigh) 3/18/2000 11:31:50 AM .:. | Discuss

Tuesday, March 14, 2000

The past day or so has been quite the mix of emotions. At the root of one of the threads of emotions is that of Sweeney Todd and its producer, Doug Mayo. I think James said it best today:

SWEENEY TODD update: I hear that Doug Mayo is thinking of taking legal action against people who are speaking out against him. Come on Doug, bring on the lawyers! I have many people who have been lied to and not paid. Some of their names? Cariou, Kaye and Gaines, among many others!

Speaking of SWEENEY, Mark Bakalor, the producer of, has opened up a store to sell merchandise from the SWEENEY concert. Unlike the concert, this merchandise money will go to Crusaid.

Got time for a rhetorical question? How can you ask someone to trust you when you've done nothing but fail to keep past promises 100% of the time? Another phenomenon to chew on: X hires Y to produce work. X doesn't pay Y for said work. Now, X does not own the work produced. Y does. Moral of this story. Buy shirts from Y. Thanks, Dinah! You can pick up your signed 8x10 glossy anytime! 3/14/2000 11:25:51 PM .:. | Discuss

Oy! The Sweeney Todd soap opera lives on. Stay tuned... 3/14/2000 12:01:23 PM .:. | Discuss

Sunday, March 12, 2000

This just in... this is a totally useless site on crack. 3/12/2000 01:47:51 PM .:. | Discuss

So, I'm now officially in the t-shirt business! Even better is the fact that all profits from the sale of Sweeney Todd tshirts will go directly to the intended charity of the recent concert production that you've heard me talk about so much recently. Please buy some t-shirts. Tell friends. They're superlicious! 3/12/2000 03:50:26 AM .:. | Discuss

Thursday, March 09, 2000

I agree with Meg... BlogBlock is a problem. It's not that I haven't had anything to say. I just haven't had the urge to say it. I'm sure this affliction will pass shortly and I'll be back in full swing. In the meantime, check out Furniture Porn and the Breastee... two reasons why free speech is so important in our society. 3/9/2000 11:19:18 PM .:. | Discuss

Tuesday, March 07, 2000

What did you eat as a kid that you wouldn't touch as an adult? Tonight I heard one for the record books: Wonder bread and jello sandwiches. Tasty! 3/7/2000 12:13:52 AM .:. | Discuss

Monday, March 06, 2000

Anyone? Anyone? How did Lynnette "Squeaky" Fromme get the nickname "Squeaky? If you know, please let me know... 3/6/2000 11:09:11 AM .:. | Discuss

Garbage in... garbage out! 3/6/2000 11:04:53 AM .:. | Discuss

All the cool bloggers are doing it, so why not me? Check out the Guess the Evil Dictator/Sitcom Character game and answer the questions as yourself instead. It was an interesting experiment but, no, I'm not Cher from Clueless. 3/6/2000 11:00:10 AM .:. | Discuss

So, the rumor is that Doug Mayo, London 'Sweeney Todd' concert producer, was arrested in London on Friday but my sources across the pond have come up with nothing to support this. Just when you thought the saga was over... 3/6/2000 10:38:27 AM .:. | Discuss

Sunday, March 05, 2000

Yikes. I just heard some potential news regarding the Sweeney Todd London concert producer. It hasn't been confirmed so I won't say anything more until I learn more... 3/5/2000 11:21:17 PM .:. | Discuss

Al Gore for Polka Party Animal! 3/5/2000 09:58:00 PM .:. | Discuss

Note to self: This is where the big bucks are! Note to pookey... we gotta' get a new domain for this one... is taken. ;-) 3/5/2000 09:48:54 PM .:. | Discuss

This just in from the "Be Careful What You Say On The Internet... It Could Come Back To Haunt You" Department:

3/5/2000 01:07:00 PM .:. | Discuss

Saturday, March 04, 2000

A bunch of my Sweeney Todd London concert material has shown up on sale at ebay over the past few days. This comes at the same time as some very cool projects in the works at which will hopefully be unveiled over the next week. Prepare yourself! I have a good buddy who I know would love a verdict like this. How do you pronounce the word "working"? Werking? Warking? Bueller? Photoshop is your friend. How did it get to be here? I think this is really cool. I still haven't gotten around to watching enough of them. I've always wondered what that was called... Parents rock! Is this Mandy or Ed Grimley? I think this one speaks for itself. 3/4/2000 12:31:35 AM .:. | Discuss

Friday, March 03, 2000

"Work is what you do for others... art is what you do for yourself." I need more art. 3/3/2000 03:08:26 PM .:. | Discuss

Thursday, March 02, 2000

If a tree falls in a forrest and you're not there to hear it... does it make a sound?Well, I don't go to forrests much but I do know that when a smile happens in New York City, it makes me smile as well. 3/2/2000 10:48:46 PM .:. | Discuss

So close... and yet so far... sucks. 3/2/2000 12:53:11 PM .:. | Discuss

For the first time since June 2000, dear readers: the webcam!

Read all about how I, and hundreds of others, got screwed out of tens of thousands of dollars by Doug Mayo.

What people are saying:

"your website makes me giggle. tee-hee! i cannot stop myself."

- Jenn Kauffman

"Mark Bakalor is hotter than stir fry!"

- Perpetually Anonymiss

"I want to keep an ongoing converse with you about the end of wars, crime, death and old age... Like most, you are probably a bible reader... lets talk soon."

- Michael

"poopy shmapoopy on a purple stick."

- Emily

"People as talented as you should be smothered at birth. You're making the rest of us look like slackers."

- Brad Graham


- Elmer

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