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And a musical in London. DH and I tried to attend. The show starred Brian Blessed. We didn't make it through the whole show--The machinery broke We laughed all night over the irony.
Oh, I'm so envious. I'm a big Metropolis
fan, and I would have loved to see a stage version, however unsuccessful. I hope Blessed played the foreman. (Probably he had a bigger role, being a name actor, but he would be *awesome* as the foreman.)
Back to impossible requests... well, I guess this is just more of an unreasonable one. I'm an editor at a publishing house. When I told a first-time author (I get a lot of those, sigh) that we'd have to cull some of her photos to fit the book's page count and asked her to flag those that were dispensable, she asked, "Can't you just lay out the book with all of them and then I'll decide which ones to cut?"
Oh, sure. Laying an entire book out twice is completely in line with our schedule and budget. <head+desk>