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“I Was A Cable Guy. I Saw The Worst Of America.”

For 10 years, Lauren Hough was a cable tech in the Virginia suburbs of Washington D.C. She writes about her experiences in a brilliant essay that’s funny, exasperating, frustrating, infuriating and occasionally sad. “A glimpse of the suburban grotesque, featuring Russian mobsters, Fox News rage addicts, a caged man in a sex dungeon, and Dick Cheney.” www.huffingtonpost.com/…

“Bathtubs Over Broadway” is a new documentary about midcentury industrial musicals, and it looks weird and wonderful.

These were Broadway-style musical plays put on at tradeshows and conferences, featuring production numbers praising tractors and bathroom fixtures and such, for an audience of salespeople charged with selling those kinds of things.

I have a friend who wrote and produced one of these shows, and I was peripherally involved. It was a blast.