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Rec Room Reads the Dictionary Aloud to You

wednesday, january 6, 2010
black rock bar
3614 n. damen
chicago, il
8:00 pm

Rec Room Reads the Dictionary Aloud to You

curated by Jac Jemc

“Words are pegs to hang ideas on.” – Henry Ward Beecher

If there’s one machine that works hardest to secure the ideas on these pegs, it’s the dictionary. A beast that grows, grudgingly, with the times, dictionaries are a hunka hunka pure, burning meaning. But dictionaries are a drag, right? The Oxford American Dictionary of Current English claims to be “an excellent choice for business people, students, and all of those who wish to use English with clarity and style.” Boooooooooring. What about if people want to mess up the world with their words? Rec Roomers are taking on the dictionary. Come one, come all, to hear the dictionary rehashed, revisited, reused and wrecked.

With performances by:
Mary Hamilton
Lindsay Hunter
Jacob Knabb
Jared Larson
Kathryn Scanlan
Elizabeth Metzger Smikiampson
Allison Gruber
Brandon Will
Simon A. Smith
Kathryn Regina
Devin King
Caroline Picard
Tim Jones-Yelvington
AD Jameson
With a little hand-out by Mairead Case