53 minutes | Tuesday, January 2, 2024
Frank Murphy is joined by his friend Kathryn Frady of Marble City Opera, who will be performing as Olha in The Christmas Spider on January 6, 2024 at St. John’s Cathedral. Tickets and information at https://www.marblecityopera.com/ Children’s tickets are free with the discount code PENNYARTS.
Kathryn stopped by the final Einstein Simplified improv show of the year. At the show, someone in the balcony dropped their vape device on Frank’s wife Jere. Frank performed in a game in which the other improviser could only read lines from an audience member’s text messages.
One time when Frank was reading the texts, the girlfriend of the phone’s owner stormed out. Frank felt bad about breaking up the couple but Kathryn’s perspective is that Frank saved the girl from a bad relationship.
Kathryn performed in The Christmas Spider in Baton Rouge in December. There will be two performances in Knoxville on January 6, 2024. Each performance will feature different children in the lead roles. The first show is at 2:30 p.m. and the other is at 5:00 p.m.
Kathryn’s aunt gave her a gift that was in an empty box of chocolates. It was a small painting of Kathryn’s dog. She once bought an empty gift box that was decorated to look like it contained an earwax candle.
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Frank upset his wife when he left his phone upstairs. One time she had a flat tire but didn’t leave him a voicemail. She kept calling back until he answered. Another time he yelled at Siri to answer. Kathryn suggests that he wear his AirPods all day. Another time when Jere couldn’t reach Frank, she asked their next-door neighbor to check on him.
Frank has tried using the Google AI program called Bard to help him write a letter of recommendation. He also tried asking it to write a theme song for the Frank & Friends Show.
When Frank turned on his work computer, it was open to a Bing browser showing Christmas gift ideas. It appears to have done that by itself.
The new season of Tennessee Scholars’ Bowl begins airing on January 8, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. on East Tennessee PBS.
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