Fire me!

Today, Bryce Lord was fired from The Skylight for their upcoming production of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE. This is the letter he got from Skylight Board President Suzanne Hefty:

Dear Mr. Lord,

Due to your recent comments on Facebook concerning the Skylight Opera Theatre, the offer to provide services as Ambrogio in the Skylight Opera Theatre' 2009-2010 production of The Barber of Seville is hereby withdrawn. Your statements violate what we consider are the obligations of an artist who performs at the Skylight.


Suzanne Hefty
Board President

Bryce believes the comments that Ms. Hefty is referring to stem from this thread:

Commenter #1 firmly believes that Claire Richardson would be putting a cigar out on someone's eyeball right about now.
June 16 at 10:08pm ·14 people like this.

Commenter # 2 at 10:11pm June 16
Ohhhhh guess is he's been doing that for quite a few years now. Hence the lack of vision. Was that too blunt?

Bryce Lord at 10:13pm June 16
And I'd be glad to hold "someone" down for him...

Guess what folks? I AM COMMENTATOR #1!

Shocked? Yes. Surprised at this point? Wish I could say I was.

I've gone over in my head all my other Facebook status updates that have stirred up commentary. Things like:

Jonathan West is proud of his wife for finishing yet another triathlon, and is perturbed that these things tend to occur about an hour away from our house and generally start at 7am. Family friendly events my non-triathlon ass.

July 12 at 11:11am · Comment ·


Jonathan West Why was there no bacon smell in the air yesterday in Milwaukee? This Cudahy fire has conspiracy written all over it.

July 7 at 10:48am · via TweetDeck · Comment ·


Jonathan West This can almost make Paul Bucher seem like a sympathetic character.

When journalist Jessica McBride penned a glowing profile of Police Chief Edward Flynn for Milwaukee Magazine earlier this year, many in the Milwaukee Police Department jokingly dismissed it as a love letter to the chief. Little did they know.

...clearly mean I should be fired, sued or stripped of all my dessert privileges.

I have more to say about this. Much more. But for now, just know that this is beyond absurd in my book.