File puptcrit/puptcrit.0811, message 385


To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2008 23:22:08 GMT
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] The down-side of storytellers--politics impacts


If you ignore the politics which effect all of us (has your bank crashed lately?) you will need all the luck you can get. Locally, Mervyns stoes are going out of business, a discount shoe outlet has bit the dust, Starbucks are closing some outlets, US Automakers are in deep trouble (which will not bode well for Detroit Institute of Arts where a MAJOR PUPPET COLLECTION IS HOUSED), now Citigroup is in trouble. Well, at least Congress has approved a 7-week extension of jobless benefits.  And in California, Prop 8 passed, to the detriment of several puppeteers I know and respect.
That is bad politics. The long denial by Bush/Cheney that we were not in a recession is bad politics. These days poliics and puppetry and everything else is intertwined.

Puppetry still does not exist in a vacuum. All the Arts face major financial problems---The Museum of Contemporary Art (where I saw puppet shows) was considering merging with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Every day the Business and Financial Pages carry depressing news which impacts the lives of puppeteers and their audiences.

Are we supposed to ignore this?

ALAN COOK


-----Original Message-----
From: Lucky Stradley
Sent: Saturday, November 22, 2008 2:19 PM
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] The down-side of storytellers

Is this a puppet or a political group?

Lucky Stradley
Hubbell, Nebraska

lrc-AT-gpcom.net

http://luckystradley.blogspot.com/
~~last update 11/2/2008~~

http://www.picturetrail.com/13luckyme
~~picture trail last updated 6/9/2006~~

http://community.webshots.com/user/beenlucky
I am trying this site out for listing pictures.
~~last update 7/13/2006~~

Always Lucky...well most of the time!





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