First and foremost, this has been one hell of a Big Sauce Summer, culminating in the successful Live Comedy Show at the Splash Ultra Lounge on August 9th. It was the rooftop comedy show that went indoors, featuring acts such as Nikki Luparelli, Lamont Price, Steve Halligan, Kelly McFarland, and the our own T-Money. The guests were trapped like rats in a cage, but they loved every minute of it.
Everybody knows one of the main highlights of summer is the movies, and resident film expert, Chris Timoney recaps the best, and worst, of Summer 2012. Despite some hopefuls, Chris was heavily disappointed by the amount of movies that just didn’t match the hype. The contenders were the Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, and Ted. Some memorable notions included Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter and Prometheus. But the one which stole the segment, leaving Thryn desperate to hear more while Chris fed various factoids at will, was Snow White and the Huntsmen. This slightly dark twist to the legendary Grimm’s Fairy Tale is an exciting rendezvous with dangerous beauty. With a cast lead by Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart, two extremely lovely ladies, there was bit of fun for the guys as well as the girls (for different or similar reasons). While still on the subject, Dean posits a bit of advice for the intrepid moviegoer. He encourages us to go to a movie by ourselves and to properly enjoy self time. Bring a jacket and buy a large popcorn to save seats on either side of you, and go in the early afternoon when you’ll have space to yourself. Going to movies as a group is a thing of the past, take yourself to the movies.
From movies we segue into books, discovering that Thryn adores Joseph Heller, T-Money is too busy courting maidens to read, and Dean is a long time appreciator of Ray Bradbury, who sadly passed in June of this year. One of the unfortunate things about this summer rests in the fact that we have lost some truly great cultural icons, figures such as Marvin Hamlisch, Tony Scott, Sally Ride, and Andy Griffith. The team nods to the achievement of these extraordinary individuals, drawing inspiration from their remarkable accomplishments.
As the summer of 2012 closes shut in the magnificent den of iniquity, the Big Sauce team looks forward to a whole new season of revelry, debauchery, and kick-ass comedy, with many more excellent Live Shows to come…
– Joey Phoenix is a Boston based freelance wordsmith who delights in the defiantly unorthodox.