Saturday, October 08, 2005

Big Butt Order 10/7

Here's a copy and paste of the order Adam posted on the MSN Board:

Iowa City Big Butt, October 7, 2005

The President of Big Butts Performances

1. "Worst in the World" (The Presidents Song) by Mr. A. is Crazy (Patrick Ashcraft sings for his students about the Presidents)

2. "Losing My Religion" by Sophie "You should actually come to Yes Shame this time, losers" Taft (monologue: in honor of Diversity Month, Sophie is temporarily Amish)

2.5. "Oh My God, Don't Drink It" by Timm Sitzmann (drinking milk will make diminutive Timm into medium-build Mecial, then giant Michael Tabor)

3. "I Used to Love Coloring Books" by Travis and Evan (career counselor Evan convinces Travis to become an assassin)

4. "PostSecret" by Know No Supertonic Triads (Leslie and the sick girl drinking all the orange juice before the show monologuing on failed relationship)

5. "Yeah, Elbows!" or "Yellbows!" by Sean Shatto (improvised song: elbow grease, bagel, difficulty of selecting a key)

6. "The Booger King" by Brown Butt (Jamal's monologue, performed by Aaron Galbraith: The Booger King has come for boogers, but not really)

7. "The Tale of the Old, Old Witch and the Big, Dumb Hunchback" by Katy Baggs (Katy's mother watches "JAG", father eats poop, Katy was aborted? everything is funny because it's true)

8. "Pastor Tom Talks about Masturbating" by Eric Landuyt (Eli's urges/self-gratification are evil, Eric suggests strictly Freudian outlets)

9. "Sun Rise, Sun Set" (Not the Song) by Eli Wilkinson (scene about love, hope, miscarriage)

10. "Angelito" by John Leigh (monologue: Aprille has aborted her Gomez clone fetus)

11. "Tim's True Tales Volume 2" by Timm Sitzmann (monologue: Timm accidentally buys an Argentine handjob)

12. "Life Lessons" (This is How We Do) by The Michael Tabors (song)

13. "Weird Things You Learn at the White House" by Aprille Clarke (monologue: tour guide Aprille tells group of gay Mexicans about deformed first ladies)

14. "Paperback Writer" by Bobby Evers (everyone thinks Bobby is a bad writer, including Bobby)

15. "Twenty-Minute Macbeth, Act V" by William Shakespeare, Super Realistic Fight Choreography by Adam Hahn (Act V, exactly as Shakespeare wrote it)

21 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops. Sorry.

10/08/2005 4:01 PM  
Anonymous evan schenck said...

Evan reviews salient bits--

1. "Worst in the World" (The Presidents Song) by Mr. A. is Crazy

Good song, not as good as a Michael Tabors song (but what is?). I swear to God he forgot Warren G. Harding but others are not so sure.

6. "The Booger King" by Brown Butt

This was a good piece. I wondered whether the fellow who had scorn and disgust heaped on him was in on the gag--it did not appear so, which made it all the more interesting.

7. "The Tale of the Old, Old Witch and the Big, Dumb Hunchback" by Katy Baggs

Hilarious, this was a good way to exploit her parents coming to No-Shame, and it was a good sendup of young people's relationships to their parents. The part where they joked about her being adopted was deliciously cruel.

10. "Angelito" by John Leigh (monologue: Aprille has aborted her Gomez clone fetus)

I missed last week's John Leigh, which means that this one made pretty much no sense to me, but the lack of context made it slightly more enjoyable than usual. The Chile stories had a good start but they really seem to be lingering on, as if they're trying to be an accepted fixture of No-Shame (like the Michael Tabors!) but not exactly succeeding. I think it would have been a perfectly good series and enjoyable if it had been given a definite ending instead of struggling on week after week--it's become quite labored now, with science-fiction cloning, abortion, and suicide.

12. "Life Lessons" (This is How We Do) by The Michael Tabors

This was a good song, but I don't feel it necessarily compares with previous work by The Michael Tabors, such as "Mao Mao Mao" and "Get Your Jug." Possibly I didn't like it as much because it lacked the guitar, possibly because the lyrics were not as compellingly absurd as usual. Jamal was definitely the highlight.

14. "Paperback Writer" by Bobby Evers

This was a clever piece. A lot of the pieces at No-Shame that are communicating something that's important to or about the creator feel that they have to be altogether too serious, Bobby managed to make this piece about a real subject close to him, while still making it hilarious.

10/08/2005 6:46 PM  
Blogger santangelo said...

Adam Hahn~

I'm sorry I was unable to reprise my role as Macduff. Remember when I said that I really wanted to stab you to death? That was the truth. Remember when I said that if you called me mid-no shame I would probably be able to make it in time to stab you to death? That was a lie. I'm sure whoever actually did it was the bomb-schnaggity. But it wasn't me. And now I am sad.

Boo


hoo


weep


sob


uuhhhngghhhahahahaaaaa

10/08/2005 6:52 PM  
Anonymous Adam Hahn heartlessly said...

>I'm sure whoever actually did it was
>the bomb-schnaggity.

I got Katy Baggs, who was the Ham-Baggity.

You might be a star now, Santangelo, but don't ever forget how replaceable you are.

10/09/2005 9:22 AM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

Adam you are a cold man... cold.

10/09/2005 2:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dont I know it...

10/09/2005 4:52 PM  
Anonymous bobby said...

I think i'm, from here on out, going to be good for only telling people good job, and not knowing how to give constructive criticism. because i suck i guess.

1. "Worst in the World" (The Presidents Song) by Mr. A. is Crazy

This made me laugh a lot, and i sometimes caught myself enjoying it as a song and not just a piece. i was predicting that he was going to draw it on as long as possible by starting the song over when he was showing how his 2005 revision was different, but was yet again proven wrong. Good job not being predictable while also being funny and good-sounding


2. "Losing My Religion" by Sophie "You should actually come to Yes Shame this time, losers" Taft (monologue: in honor of Diversity Month, Sophie is temporarily Amish)

way to keep it real, sophie. also, good use of bringing back a character from the beginning of the piece.

2.5. "Oh My God, Don't Drink It" by Timm Sitzmann (drinking milk will make diminutive Timm into medium-build Mecial, then giant Michael Tabor)

timmmmmmmmmm your pieces make me happy happy, way to invoke a commercial from adolesence. i saw Mr. and Mrs. Baggs smiling a lot during this one too!

3. "I Used to Love Coloring Books" by Travis and Evan (career counselor Evan convinces Travis to become an assassin)

This was clever and funny and i look forward to seeing more.

4. "PostSecret" by Know No Supertonic Triads (Leslie and the sick girl drinking all the orange juice before the show monologuing on failed relationship)

This was a huge leap from their previous work which was i think titled "no one is going to know what we're talking about but thats ok" this one was really really effective and smooth. this is what no shame used to be in like 2002.

5. "Yeah, Elbows!" or "Yellbows!" by Sean Shatto (improvised song: elbow grease, bagel, difficulty of selecting a key)

Sean = The Bomb Shizz-att.

6. "The Booger King" by Brown Butt (Jamal's monologue, performed by Aaron Galbraith: The Booger King has come for boogers, but not really)

I loved this because he was so completely in character, and so completly disgusted with himself, it made me laugh a lot.


7. "The Tale of the Old, Old Witch and the Big, Dumb Hunchback" by Katy Baggs (Katy's mother watches "JAG", father eats poop, Katy was aborted? everything is funny because it's true)

pieces within pieces !! make me happy! plus katy jumping up and down and pointing at her parents made me laugh a lot.


8. "Pastor Tom Talks about Masturbating" by Eric Landuyt (Eli's urges/self-gratification are evil, Eric suggests strictly Freudian outlets)

Wow, this was very well done , i was really amused.

9. "Sun Rise, Sun Set" (Not the Song) by Eli Wilkinson (scene about love, hope, miscarriage)

very cute and sad and funny without trying

10. "Angelito" by John Leigh (monologue: Aprille has aborted her Gomez clone fetus)

Is this the last of the Gomez pieces? i certainly hope not!

11. "Tim's True Tales Volume 2" by Timm Sitzmann (monologue: Timm accidentally buys an Argentine handjob)

very candid and charming and excellent storytelling. I liked it oodles.

12. "Life Lessons" (This is How We Do) by The Michael Tabors (song)

ahh-WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEW

13. "Weird Things You Learn at the White House" by Aprille Clarke (monologue: tour guide Aprille tells group of gay Mexicans about deformed first ladies)

This made me laugh a lot alot alot, and just when i thought i knew what was coming, i was wrong again. when the guy called i thought she was going to be like, "What do you mean i'm not supposed to make up stuff about the presidents" but then it was way better, whch is awesome.

14. "Paperback Writer" by Bobby Evers (everyone thinks Bobby is a bad writer, including Bobby)

Mostly, i think bobby is just a bad writer.

15. "Twenty-Minute Macbeth, Act V" by William Shakespeare, Super Realistic Fight Choreography by Adam Hahn (Act V, exactly as Shakespeare wrote it)

Very awesome, i liked the thing about sophie's character, it was cool.

10/09/2005 8:35 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

A kinda review by Eli (Should be doing Homework) Wilkinson

1. "Worst in the World" (The Presidents Song) by Mr. A. is Crazy

I loved this. I'm a history major and I understood and knew everything he was saying. Did you forget Harding? I can't remember him like Evan. Oh well. His intro was very humorous as well.

2. "Losing My Religion" by Sophie "You should actually come to Yes Shame this time, losers" Taft

Cute piece. Great start but a slow end. Btw Amish wear black. I should know, I can see one of their houses as I type this.

2.5. "Oh My God, Don't Drink It" by Timm Sitzmann

Adorable. If I could become Michael I would too. But I hate milk... so alas it will never be.

3. "I Used to Love Coloring Books" by Travis and Evan

Okay to be honest I got frightened by this skit. It was funny, this is true, but I thought the gun was real at first and didn't realize it was just a pellet gun. Not only that but Travis held it so it pointed at the audience. SCARY!!! I was honestly frightened. Other than that I love it.

4. "PostSecret" by Know No Supertonic Triads

I am confused. Triads. Tri usually meaning three. But there was only two. Weird. Other than that I liked this piece. It reminded me of Danielles a few weeks back. Which is always good.

5. "Yeah, Elbows!" or "Yellbows!" by Sean Shatto

Sean... If I were incapable of having kids I would ask him to sleep with my wife and impregnate her. Seriously... you think I'm joking don't you? I'm not... seriously. Sean is always funny and he plays the guitar really well. I'm in aw of his running while playing abilities

6. "The Booger King" by Brown Butt

Brown Butt? Someone not know how to wipe? Well actually a person grossed out by boogers probably wouldn't wipe. Too gross. That being said, I liked this monologue. It was funny, had order, had everything.

7. "The Tale of the Old, Old Witch and the Big, Dumb Hunchback" by Katy Baggs

Perfect use of the 'rents. Although they didn't commit to their characters that much. J/k. It was fun to see Katy making fun of her parents and making them doing it themselves. Great Idea!

8. "Pastor Tom Talks about Masturbating" by Eric Landuyt

Eric.. Have you been spying on me? How do you know of my masturbatory frequencies? I've blocked off all my windows now. Other than that, I really liked this piece. It attacked an easy target (always fun), it had a creepiness factor that is enjoyable and the end was really clever.

9. "Sun Rise, Sun Set" (Not the Song) by Eli Wilkinson

I can't read my own writing. DOI!

10. "Angelito" by John Leigh

Is this the end? I'm not sure. I wasn't really paying that much attention to it.

11. "Tim's True Tales Volume 2" by Timm Sitzmann

This provided me with more reasons to move to Argentina. How much did this 'massage' cost? I hope it's cheap. This was a fun story and Tim's delivery is very personal and very easy to follow.

12. "Life Lessons" (This is How We Do) by The Michael Tabors

The Michael Tabors... I want new record... I want... I love this band. Not as much as the Beatles but more than Cheap Trick.

13. "Weird Things You Learn at the White House" by Aprille Clarke

I really enjoyed this piece as well. Did you know Ida McKinley was the Repunzle of nose hair? It's true. I swear. I was amazed on how well Aprille used the set that was set up. It's like the piece was made for that set.

14. "Paperback Writer" by Bobby Evers

Bobby. You're not a bad writer... (hug) You're better than me. Search your feelings, you know it to be true. See? I rip off Star Wars lines like it's my job. You are really funny, and this piece reinforced it. I was laughing at many things in this piece. Not to mention how cute and adorable it was.

15. "Twenty-Minute Macbeth, Act V" by William Shakespeare, Super Realistic Fight Choreography by Adam Hahn

I am done dying! Oh wait. Probably not. This piece was fun, people just needed to pay closer attention to the script. Pauses kill comedy, but these weren't Adams fault (no matter how much I wish they were). And this one had a few at the beginning but it recovered. I really enjoyed killing Adam. Yeah it was me poking you in the nuts. Don't worry you can kill me 5 times next week if you want to Adam... or should I say Cold Adam.

10/09/2005 9:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"9. "Sun Rise, Sun Set" (Not the Song) by Eli Wilkinson

I can't read my own writing. DOI!"

Thats not the only thing you can't do. Example: you can't write worth a shit. Just give up. -DTW

10/11/2005 10:47 PM  
Blogger santangelo said...

Anonymous~

Please, please stop. Your comments are meaningless and you're wasting perfectly good internet space. Now, if you will, since I posted a comment, make a degrading remark about my work. Or maybe Adam Hahn's. Or maybe Jon Shelton's or anybody that goes up there and does something. This is the last thing that I will ever say to you on this Blog, Mr./Ms. Anonymous, because I think the worst thing that any of us with "identities" can do is to continuously react to whatever dumb thing you have to say next. I'm only doing this now because I like Eli and I like what direction he's been going in with his pieces, and you continue to say crap about him, even if it's the tiniest stab at the car that he thinks is hot. So you need to be done, as I am now as well.

10/11/2005 11:55 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

Seriously anonymous person, if you want to insult me do it on my blog. stop wasting everyones time here. And if this is a joke by a friend of mine or something, it needs to stop. But if you want to continue, my blog is open and we can rumble there, but damn man/woman identify yourself! I want to know who is attacking me. It's only fair.

10/12/2005 10:17 AM  
Anonymous Elias said...

Calm down Eli, it's me okay. I'm the anonymous person (well for the two that directly picked on you that is). I was playing a big joke on you to piss you off. I was going to use it to write a skit but I wasn't counting on you and other people getting so serious in your defense. For this I must apologize. You know me, I've been to No Shame 3 times in the last 2 years. Didn't you notice that my attacks were just bland shit that I could say about anybody? It's because I didn't know your skits at all. I'm sorry you took it really personal. I was doing it all to get you back for when you signed me up for that damn democrat newsletter in high school. I'm still getting it against my will! Oh well, I'm sorry and Go cards!

10/12/2005 1:27 PM  
Anonymous Evan Schenck said...

I'm a little disappointed that Eli thought my pellet gun was real. Does he really think I would bring a real gun to No-Shame? Aside from Michael "Totally Crazy" Tabor, who would bring a gun to No-Shame?

10/12/2005 11:36 PM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

I wasn't there, but James Erwin told me about it (you all know James Erwin): apparently there was a time where some people actually pulled out a real gun. James described it as terrifying. If I recall correctly, he described it as the most terrifying thing he's seen in a theater.

Perhaps Jamal or Aprille was there, I don't know.

10/13/2005 8:18 AM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

Pellet gun or not, it still could be dangerous. Pellet guns hurt like the dickens. I should know, I was a boy scout. My vote goes for only toy guns.

10/13/2005 9:17 AM  
Anonymous Aprille said...

You know, I do kind of remember the gun thing, only I wasn't scared because I didn't realize it was real. Somebody told me later. I cannot tell the difference between real and fake guns except for Super Soakers. Still, though, now I'm scared whenever anybody uses any kind of gun onstage, including Evan's piece from last week.

Also, I initially misread "Elias" as "Alisa," and I thought, "Goddamn, Alisa's a lot meaner than I thought she was."

10/13/2005 10:20 AM  
Anonymous evan schenck said...

The device had neither pellets nor batteries in it, Eli--I wasn't about to have a clumsy dotard like my pal Travis point it at me if it was any more dangerous than an inert hunk of plastics.

Also, I am shocked and amazed at the story of a real gun being brought to No-Shame. That's insane.

10/13/2005 11:31 AM  
Anonymous Adam said...

Former staples that don't show up anymore at No Shame Iowa City:
-dangerous weapons (guns are bad, but I miss the machetes)
-nudity (always incredibly interesting or incredibly boring)
-smoking (I don't miss this at all)
-James Erwin


Thanks everyone who has been part of 20-Minute Macbeth. I did a poor job of thanking everyone individually and letting you know how much I appreciated you doing so much with so little direction. I'm pretty sure Shakespeare didn't write any other plays, so I won't have to do a series like that again.


I dreamed a No Shame last night. The pieces I remember:
-Steve-O's poem/song. This was added to the order after the show started because we were running short. Steve-O wasn't there to perform it, so I had to cold read it on stage. It would have been better if I'd had time to rehearse or if Steve-O hadn't written in chalk on a black pinstriped sports coat.
-Cool Jesse's poem. Judging by the length of the receipt tape (or was it toilet paper?), he only read the middle third. I would have enjoyed hearing more, but Jesse seemed really shaken by all the people entering and exiting through the stage door.
-Timm's magic/juggling set to The Flaming Lips' "Fight Test". Why was he wearing a long blond wig? I missed the end of this one, because the phone rang and woke me.

10/13/2005 12:08 PM  
Anonymous Erwin said...

What happened was this:

A guy was doing an awful sketch, the ending of which called for an execution-style shooting. So he pulled a pistol out of his waistband and pulled the trigger. Lights down.

Except that when the trigger pulled, you could hear the hammer drop. The happy little click of the slide trying to push up the next bullet.

It was a real gun, unloaded or not. It scared the living piss out of me. And if you've ever seen living piss, you know how serious that is.

10/14/2005 1:58 PM  
Anonymous bobbby said...

I would like it if James Erwin did no shame pieces, he is so good. He did a piece once that was so funny, and the only thing i can remember is something i repeat, and a lot of people never saw it. "I want to know you. I want to break your left arm and watch the pain flow to your face."

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