Friday, March 20, 2009

Icono-Curmudgeon-Clast - Loring Wirbel's Rants: Tesla, Dead Dogs, Mike Daisey, and a Boardwalk-Park Place Sweep:

Sometimes there are hidden advantages to living in a town where Nikola Tesla performed the bulk of his research - cameo movie appearances, strange cultists on street corners (who left after the local Tesla museum went bankrupt), and now, an appearance by storyteller Mike Daisey. Daisey is a former exec and connector of arcane theories that entances everyone who sees him. His new piece, Monopoly!, covers the secret history of the board game, Tesla's work on large-scale electromagnetic fields, and the history of the Tesla-Edison fights that led to far too much animal abuse.

2:50 PM