Friday, March 18, 2005

flawless logic

last thursday, dr niceguy, dr niceguy's girl, dr seuss and i watched dr singer (am in a pseudonym mood) star in the opera Orpheus and Eurydice.

the plot (obviously from the net, not from actually listening to the opera):

Orpheus was the son of Calliope, the muse of epic poetry. When his wife, Eurydice, was bitten by a serpent and died, Orpheus was overwhelmed with grief. Orpheus then followed her to the kingdom of death, and managed to soften Hades heart with his beautiful music. Hades agreed to let Eurydice go, if Orpheus promised not to look at her until they had reached daylight. When they were almost there, Orpheus thought he could no longer hear his wife's footsteps, and looked back, only to see the screaming Eurydice being pulled back into the underworld.

so for most of the time his dead wife was on stage with him, the singing protagonist (aka orpheus aka dr singer) was not looking at her -- which of course prompted me to turn to dr seuss and whisper:

"what if that were you? if you had a wife and she died and you could bring her back but only under the condition that you couldn't look at her (inhale), would you?"

dr seuss, without missing a beat, replied, "in the first place, i don't speak by singing."

i should've known better than to ask the man who refuses to watch "babe" because pigs don't talk in real life.

4 comments:

dr niceguy said...

siempre alam ko na yung punchline because I WAS THERE. but i did like your pseudonyms. mine was just too... nice. you could have used "clark kent" (since he's also a niceguy-- mild-mannered baga) or "johnny depp" (i WAS johnny depp in college). basta something with more personality. not that i'm complaining. it's just a suggestion. i'm too "nice-a-guy" to complain.

Anonymous said...

Is Dr Niceguy Angelo????

Pero, Clark Kent and Johnny Depp...dang! dang! sino to?????? i cant for the life of me think of a single batchmate. is dr singer leslie? gosh this is like Pseudonym Jeopardy-wata

grossy said...

CLARK KENT? JOHNNY DEPP?

*breathe*

parang wala na akong comment.

grossy said...

CLARK KENT? JOHNNY DEPP?

*breathe*

parang wala na akong comment.