an nyc geek cabaret?

from flickr "Cabaret photo session #2" by fide
from flickr: “Cabaret photo session #2” by fide

it’s a cold january thursday night, and in your hands you have two tickets for the inaugural NYC geek cabaret. in small print it reads, “appropriate attire required” yet you know that the people organizing this event have rarely worn a suit, let alone a tie. too boot, this is held at some obscure manhattan theater where “booth & table service” is offered in clear print. while your mind begins to wonder on who will be attending, you see that the nyc geekatti have have hashtaged their way out the door.

once you arrive, the top hatted door man checks your ticket, while your date holds the door and you slip into a dimly lit theater. once inside and past coat check, you realize that everyone is gussied up – from 1980’s prom dresses to the finest in steampunk attire – NYC’s geek community spared no opportunity to shine.

as you walk though the theater looking for a table for two, you see all the familiar faces. just as you find your candle lit table, you sit down as the house lights flash signaling the immediate start of the show. as you look around for the waiter, you see the glowing faces of NYC’s geek community quickly twittering away their anticipation…

starting in late january, maybe early february, i would like to start a bi-monthly nyc geek cabaret to celebrate the couture that is with in us all and to bolster the culture behind the geeks who make up the NYC geek community. harking back to traditional cabaret, the night would embrace the spectacle of theater and be broken into four/five acts with a master of ceremonies. ranging from magic to home made thermions, the nyc geek cabaret will be the venue were the geek community opens the door on their personalities.

to start, we need to find the following:

  • a venue (examples: the tank, 92st Y tribeca, eyebeam)
  • a date (maybe around v-day)
  • acts
  • partners (Glowlab, Dorkbot, NYC Resistor, NextNY, Universities, etc)
  • and event volunteers (ushers, pr, videographers, etc.)

what are your thoughts?

in the meantime, i’ve started a discussion google group at 

ps – work hashtag/tag = nycgeekcabaret

i’ve upgraded/moved to tumblr

a few months ago i f’ed up the drupal install on like a lame duck, i tried to do a few things, but in the end, i had to put it out of it’s misery. now, will you please say hello to!?

the site and accompany CSS files / html pages come from alexander kohlhofer who is an f’ing genius! he’s currently in brazil getting some sun on his tanned, balled head!

the camera crew

(ps – he’s the one on the right)

3 Smart Things About Sleeping Late

the "i've slept w/ 50 men i met on the internet"

in my previous incarnation, i wrote something witty here.

3 Smart Things About Sleeping Late

1 // You may need more sleep than you think.
Research by Henry Ford Hospital Sleep Disorders Center found that people who slept eight hours and then claimed they were “well rested” actually performed better and were more alert if they slept another two hours. That figures. Until the invention of the lightbulb (damn you, Edison!), the average person slumbered 10 hours a night.

2 // Night owls are more creative.
Artists, writers, and coders typically fire on all cylinders by crashing near dawn and awakening at the crack of noon. In one study, “evening people” almost universally slam-dunked a standardized creativity test. Their early-bird brethren struggled for passing scores.

3 // Rising early is stressful.
The stress hormone cortisol peaks in your blood around 7 am. So if you get up then, you may experience tension. Grab some extra Zs! You’ll wake up feeling less like Bert, more like Ernie.

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