[Chicago-talk] Oktoberfestive social meetup

Mike Fragassi frag at ripco.com
Fri Oct 17 22:19:49 PDT 2008

OK, we've got a 6:30, a 7, and an 8.  Median is 7 pm.  How is that
with everybody?

As an aside:  I just caught the local performance of the play 'R.U.R.', 
the original Czech play from the 1920's that invented the word 'robot'. 
It turns out that the central ideas behind Blade Runner and Terminator 
are as old as the word itself.  And that the original concept behind the 
word 'robot' was bio-tech, not mechanical.  The play's pretty good too, 
or, at least, this particular production was really well done and very 
well acted.  It was a bit wordily melodramatic at points, which almost 
certainly is due to the fashion of the time when the play was written. 
It's only playing this weekend and the next, so Joe Mike Bob says
check it out.


"If you must see only one play this Halloween about the incipient Robot 
Uprising, make it this one!"

On Fri, 17 Oct 2008, Hal Wigoda wrote:

> I have a guitar class at old town school of folk music at Wilson and lincoln 
> from 6:30 to 8 pm.
> So I can come after...

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