Saturday, February 11, 2006

IC Order, 2/10/06

Funny Farts No Shame Theatre, 2/10/06

Announcements:

  • Love's Labour's Lost is being performed this weekend in Mabie Theatre.
  • Jamal has had a lot of medical expenses recently and more are coming. If you would like to donate, we will be having a fundraiser for him next week.
  • Yes, Shame Theatre is taking place this Tuesday night in City High's Little Theatre.
1. "Idle Chit-Chat," by Bobby Evers (Bobby works a suicide hotline)
2. "Please, Just Give Me a Few Minutes," by Eli Wilkinson (Eli ruminates on his insecurities and the woman he loves)
3. "Not That There's Anything Wrong With That," by Dick Roberts (Dick speaks briefly about how he is homophobic, then sings a song to illustrate that fact)
3.5. "Brian Interviews Jake," by Brian Lenth (Brian interviews Jake, played by Michael Tabor, on his seduction techniques)
4. "Adventures at Lenscrafters," by Jonathan Shelton (Eli wants to spend the hour that they're waiting for their glasses conjuring demons, again)
5. "Once Again, We're Just Too Late for the Party," by Katy Baggs (Katy and Bobby have big butts, realize how out of style that is, and eventually transition to funny farts)
6. "Frustrated Self-Indulgence, or Self-Indulgent Frustration," by Sad Green Monster (Eric Landuyt, wearing only a jock strap, a dildo, and a green monster mask, dances for the crowd)
7. "Grand Theft Auto, Grand Theft of Life," by Dick Roberts (A young man prioritizes video games over a variety of fun activities with his girlfriend)
8. "Thriller Diller," by Michael Tabor (Michael performs a monologue about a hole in the earth and a fellow named Denny who asserts that liquids should be shooken; will there be disaster?)
9. "Aprille's Humiliating No Shame Archives: The Early Years," by Aprille Clarke (Aprille revisits some No Shame pieces from 1997-1999)
10. "The Evolution of Man," by O'Sandra (beings evolve, eventually kill each other)
11. "Little Aprille," by Adam Hahn (Adam reminsces about old-timey No Shame when racism was hilarious and dimpled Little Aprille danced)
12. "Heavy Petting," by Patrick Ashcraft (Patrick and his date pet the cat until it got sexed to death)

42 Comments:

Anonymous adam said...

Other announcement:
-Eric's TV show. According to the footballs, "The Super Bowl of Cool" will be on UITV Sunday , February 12th at 8 PM.

2/11/2006 7:58 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

If anyone says they were confused by my piece this week I'll go mad.

(And yes I know I just set you all up to say you were)

2/12/2006 1:08 AM  
Blogger Patrick said...

i thought everyone's piece sucked this week.

i didn't see bobby's. and i heard it was the best by many. so i commend bobby for a job well done.

but i say shame on the rest of us who sucked. i mean come on, two pieces talked about how great no shame was. and the rest of us were just dumb!

2/12/2006 1:52 AM  
Blogger Patrick said...

write better pieces, you assholes!

2/12/2006 1:52 AM  
Blogger Patrick said...

let's leave are didlos and monster masks at home and write pieces that mean something to you.

2/12/2006 1:53 AM  
Blogger Patrick said...

yes, eric, i challenge you to write a truly honest piece.

ooops! looks like i've found your kryptonite!

2/12/2006 1:53 AM  
Blogger Patrick said...

listen. i'm not as mad as i seem.

i mean i love you all.

your family.

just no family i want to see on thanksgiving or in the summers.

only x-mas, baby!

2/12/2006 1:55 AM  
Blogger Patrick said...

i like meeting people who attend no shame for the hell of it. b/c they want their dollar worth!

2/12/2006 1:56 AM  
Blogger Patrick said...

i still have hope no shame can be good.

but everyone has to try.

i urge you all to try and i will try too.

let's write kick-ass pieces next week of all shapes and colors!

let's make this one count.

2/12/2006 1:58 AM  
Blogger Patrick said...

i'm in love with a girl named stephanie bell....ooops....i meant zwephany dell!

2/12/2006 2:00 AM  
Anonymous katy baggs said...

Patrick,

I didn't think your piece sucked, I didn't think other people's pieces sucked either. My piece was funnier in my head. But if you want us to try harder, say so in a less d-baggy way.

2/12/2006 3:50 PM  
Anonymous katy baggs said...

You were less d-baggy near the end, but I still didn't think the show sucked. Short, but didn't suck.

2/12/2006 3:57 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

i realize i was d-baggy, but let's face it our pieces were a little d-baggy.

2/12/2006 4:23 PM  
Blogger Evan Schenck said...

Jesus, Patrick, what's with coming onto the blog and posting eight angry messages between 2:52 and 3:00 AM? Either you were drunk at the time, or the show was so bad that it caused some kind of psychotic episode. I'm glad I wasn't around for it because you probably would have chopped me to bits with a fire axe.

2/12/2006 4:55 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

Hey Patrick, in your comment at 2:55 am you stated "your family". I would like to point out that incooperation with your next sentence then your 'your' should have been a 'you're'. Sorry to be picky... I still love you patchycakes

2/12/2006 5:25 PM  
Anonymous Eric said...

While I do think the quality of No Shame has been dipping lately, I don't think it has reached full-blown sucking. Here's what I thought of this week's show:

1. "Idle Chit-Chat," by Bobby Evers (Bobby works a suicide hotline)
This had some funny moments. It was actually quite similar to a thing I did in high school.
2. "Please, Just Give Me a Few Minutes," by Eli Wilkinson (Eli ruminates on his insecurities and the woman he loves) Eli’s been getting knocked down lately, and it takes guts to keep getting back up. Maybe this piece got mushy and sentimental, but he said what he wanted to say. Stick to your guns, Eli.
3. "Not That There's Anything Wrong With That," by Dick Roberts (Dick speaks briefly about how he is homophobic, then sings a song to illustrate that fact)
I really liked this song for taking ironic social commentary and turning it into a show tune. Perhaps my favorite Dick Roberts piece yet.
3.5. "Brian Interviews Jake," by Brian Lenth (Brian interviews Jake, played by Michael Tabor, on his seduction techniques) This one went on a little too long to be a .5. The first part was good, but the last question should have been cut for timing.
4. "Adventures at Lenscrafters," by Jonathan Shelton (Eli wants to spend the hour that they're waiting for their glasses conjuring demons, again) I enjoyed this one. Jon’s delivery is always good, and Eli’s mishaps with lighting the candle were funny.
5. "Once Again, We're Just Too Late for the Party," by Katy Baggs (Katy and Bobby have big butts, realize how out of style that is, and eventually transition to funny farts) I was out of the room and didn’t see this one. Sorry, Katy.
6. "Frustrated Self-Indulgence, or Self-Indulgent Frustration," by Sad Green Monster (Eric Landuyt, wearing only a jock strap, a dildo, and a green monster mask, dances for the crowd)
There should have been more masturbating. The second half was just random flailing that wasn’t connected to the theme of the piece.
7. "Grand Theft Auto, Grand Theft of Life," by Dick Roberts (A young man prioritizes video games over a variety of fun activities with his girlfriend)
Another piece of social commentary from Dick. I liked this one, too.
8. "Thriller Diller," by Michael Tabor (Michael performs a monologue about a hole in the earth and a fellow named Denny who asserts that liquids should be shooken; will there be disaster?)
I thought this was one of the better monologues Michael has done for a while.
9. "Aprille's Humiliating No Shame Archives: The Early Years," by Aprille Clarke (Aprille revisits some No Shame pieces from 1997-1999) I had mixed feelings about this one. While the descriptions of Aprille’s past pieces were interesting, I found myself wishing I could just watch those pieces rather than listen to her synopsize them. I think that too much self-referentiality is what’s been impeding No Shame lately, and an original piece would have been better.
10. "The Evolution of Man," by O'Sandra (beings evolve, eventually kill each other)
Kind of funny.
11. "Little Aprille," by Adam Hahn (Adam reminsces about old-timey No Shame when racism was hilarious and dimpled Little Aprille danced)
This was a really fun piece. It made me long for the halcyon days of the 1990s.
12. "Heavy Petting," by Patrick Ashcraft (Patrick and his date pet the cat until it got sexed to death)
I really liked this one. The petting went on a little too long, but it was a very entertaining piece. I like Patrick’s style, especially when he does pieces about sexual awkwardness.

Overall, this week was a mixed bag, but that happens now and then. I think we all know what we can do to make next week better, and I'm confident it will be.

2/12/2006 11:23 PM  
Anonymous katy baggs said...

You didn't miss much not seeing my piece, Eric, and I pretty much agree with the other stuff you said. I missed Shelton's piece and wished I could have seen that, but I think my favorite piece of the night was Adam's. I also liked "The Evolution of Man" because I'm amused when pieces squeeze a long time into a few seconds - though I wished it would have ended with an atom bomb. Still, I really don't mind when a show isn't great. I'm glad that No Shame isn't the kind of thing where every piece every week has to be great, but that it's also a place for tossing off dumb, self-indulgent, juvenile things to get them out of your system. Maybe to get people to write smarter things, we can change it from "Funny Farts" to "Smart Farts."

2/13/2006 1:39 AM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

1. "Idle Chit-Chat," by Bobby Evers (Bobby works a suicide hotline)

>My favorite piece of the night. I like Bobby's writing usually. I also love his stage presence and his speech pattern. He's also fun to hug.

2. "Please, Just Give Me a Few Minutes," by Eli Wilkinson (Eli ruminates on his insecurities and the woman he loves)

>This was super sweet. Eli is hit or miss with me and this one was a hit. I don't even care...it just struck a chord with me.

3. "Not That There's Anything Wrong With That," by Dick Roberts (Dick speaks briefly about how he is homophobic, then sings a song to illustrate that fact)

>No comment.

3.5. "Brian Interviews Jake," by Brian Lenth (Brian interviews Jake, played by Michael Tabor, on his seduction techniques)

>This piece should've just been me talking about the pick up technique...all the other stuff really thudded. I blame myself.

4. "Adventures at Lenscrafters," by Jonathan Shelton (Eli wants to spend the hour that they're waiting for their glasses conjuring demons, again)

>I watched it from the side of the stage, but I wished I could've seen it from the audience. I have a feeling that Eli's candle problems were pretty funny.

5. "Once Again, We're Just Too Late for the Party," by Katy Baggs (Katy and Bobby have big butts, realize how out of style that is, and eventually transition to funny farts)

>I really liked it. It was well staged and minimilistic. I like the kinds of things where people talk but only say a couple different phrases and change their inflection. Perhaps the script read better than watching it. I was again watching it from the side, so I don't think I got the full effect.

6. "Frustrated Self-Indulgence, or Self-Indulgent Frustration," by Sad Green Monster (Eric Landuyt, wearing only a jock strap, a dildo, and a green monster mask, dances for the crowd)

>Oh, Eric...I hated every second. It might be one of my most hated No Shame pieces ever.

7. "Grand Theft Auto, Grand Theft of Life," by Dick Roberts (A young man prioritizes video games over a variety of fun activities with his girlfriend)

>Dick Roberts did a good job of offending me during his two pieces.

8. "Thriller Diller," by Michael Tabor (Michael performs a monologue about a hole in the earth and a fellow named Denny who asserts that liquids should be shooken; will there be disaster?)

>I liked it OK. I think it could have benefited from going through a few more drafts.

9. "Aprille's Humiliating No Shame Archives: The Early Years," by Aprille Clarke (Aprille revisits some No Shame pieces from 1997-1999)

>I'm very excited for when Aprille starts to do old pieces, but this piece lacked pizazz.

10. "The Evolution of Man," by O'Sandra (beings evolve, eventually kill each other)

>I liked it.

11. "Little Aprille," by Adam Hahn (Adam reminsces about old-timey No Shame when racism was hilarious and dimpled Little Aprille danced)

>I felt bad after being in this piece and being so involved with the race humor.

12. "Heavy Petting," by Patrick Ashcraft (Patrick and his date pet the cat until it got sexed to death)

>Another one I was on the side for and didn't get to see!

2/13/2006 1:33 PM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

3.5. "Brian Interviews Jake," by Brian Lenth (Brian interviews Jake, played by Michael Tabor, on his seduction techniques)

>This piece should've just been me talking about the pick up technique...all the other stuff really thudded. I blame myself.

I re-read this and feel I should clarify: this piece suffered from when I was asked about things that wern't the pick-up tecnique. We should quit while ahead. I made some dumb jokes and things in other areas that thudded. If we could cut out the beginning and the end, it would've been a good piece.

2/13/2006 1:38 PM  
Blogger Shelton said...

1. "Idle Chit-Chat," by Bobby Evers Pseudo-mixed feelings about this, like 90% good, 10% bad. It was absolutely hilarious, but I kind of wish I could hear the guy on the phone. In my heart of hearts, though, I realize that would have ruined it.

2. "Please, Just Give Me a Few Minutes," by Eli Wilkinson - It got better at the end, but I really felt like you were taking yourself too seriously at the beginning. This is a theme I really think should stop. I don't know if I think this because of my close association with you, but the brooding doesn't feel like you. I know that you do, in reality , brood at times, but I feel like that isn't who you are inside.

3. "Not That There's Anything Wrong With That," by Dick Roberts - Totally awesome point! What's wrong with being homophobic as long as you ain't hurtin' no one?!

3.5. "Brian Interviews Jake," by Brian Lenth - Loved it! Michael, could you post that pickup line? That's the best one ever!

4. "Adventures at Lenscrafters," by Jonathan Shelton - Personally, my favorite part was the very end. I worked so hard to get that Orange Julius!

5. "Once Again, We're Just Too Late for the Party," by Katy Baggs - We need to stop even MENTIONING Big Butts or Funny Farts! If we do that, we give the names legitimacy and the commies win!

6. "Frustrated Self-Indulgence, or Self-Indulgent Frustration," by Sad Green Monster - Eric, you monster! There was minor in the audience! Think of the children, Eric! Why does No Shame never think of the children!?

7. "Grand Theft Auto, Grand Theft of Life," by Dick Roberts - No offense, Dick, but I thought your portrayal of gamers was utter bullshit. Granted, I'll give you the exercise and the eating. A gamer would totally give those up. But sex? Three way sex? With two women? You show me a male gamer that passes that up and I will show you a man that isn't really a gamer! We's gots ta take wheres we can gets it!

8. "Thriller Diller," by Michael Tabor - I never realized how close we were to destruction at any given moment. This piece really made me think.

9. "Aprille's Humiliating No Shame Archives: The Early Years," by Aprille Clarke - I can't wait to see these old pieces! I never would have thought that ANYONE on the board could EVER have sucked!

10. "The Evolution of Man," by O'Sandra - the guns part at the end confused me a little bit.
11. "Little Aprille," by Adam Hahn - Michael, never be ashamed of racial humor. Ever. Racial humor runs in the blood of every good american. If we don't make fun of the minorities at every oppurtunity, they'll gain self-confidence and start commiting more crimes, as if they don't do enough of that already. My only complaint about the skit is that its based on Shirley Temple. I hate that little girl. With a passion. Every time I see her on television, I want to kill something.
12. "Heavy Petting," by Patrick Ashcraft - I didn't get to see this piece, but I sure do like meowing.

2/13/2006 4:56 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

Well obviously you missed the point of my skit. the point was redemption. You know I never did tell you this but all through school I honestly feared all my friends would abandon me like we did with Jorgey. (We're jerks) That halfway point where it turned all sweet was me saying that since we've started dating I've lost all that. That I'm not the pessimist you damn well know I've been for the past few years.

"This is a theme I really think should stop."

You know what Jon, this was me telling everyone that it has stopped. So yeah. OH, and we'll have to have tea on friday before the NS.

2/13/2006 6:15 PM  
Anonymous katy baggs said...

I'll say that the thing about Adam's piece that made me laugh was more the anachronism of the racism (30s turns out to be the Clinton years) rather than the racism itself. I don't remember enough about the piece to say what the point of it was or if it had a point, but I don't think it's bad to feel squeamish sometimes if it has a purpose, and I don't mind racial humor if it has a purpose and is good (like Sarah Silverman, but not Nick DiPaolo). Speaking of squeamish, I was watching Eric's piece from the steps and there was a point when he stopped in front of the steps, and his bare ass was feet from my face.

Shelton, I want to state that my piece was not meant to place myself in the Funny Farts camp. When it finally changes to Party Poop Theatre, then you'll know where I stand.

2/13/2006 6:39 PM  
Anonymous Eric said...

All right, I'll admit my ass is not up to snuff. I haven't been working out for a while and I know it shows. But would having the body of Michaelangelo's David make the piece any better? I think not. A really attractive naked person would arouse the audience so much that the message of the piece would be lost (unless that message was "Look how sexy I am"). So it's probably better that I don't have a fantastic ass because then the idea that no one wants to have sex with me would be totally implausible.

2/13/2006 9:05 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

If no one wants to, you just have to make them... I mean. Woo Eric, WOO!

2/13/2006 9:20 PM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

I called Katy Baggs on the telephone and she told me: "Michael, even if it make Shelton think I am communist, I think Funny Farts is a great name for this theatre and I applaud your efforts."

Speaking of Shelton:

You walk up to a girl and you say. "Hey, baby, my penis vibrates."

Then you give a pause to let her look at you dumbfounded.

Then add: "...against the walls of your vagina."

This is when you know you got her, but you need to solidify the deal, so you gently grab her behind her head and lean in for kiss. Once she is all puckered and her eyes are closed and your faces is inches from here's, instead of making lip contact, in a slightly weird voice and a slightly weird face, sing: "How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?"

Then have sex.

2/14/2006 7:39 AM  
Anonymous Eric said...

And if one of Michael's pickup lines doesn't get you any action, you can express your frustrations through interpretive dance.

2/15/2006 1:58 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

Lame...

2/15/2006 5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. "Idle Chit-Chat," by Bobby Evers (Bobby works a suicide hotline)
I liked it very much most of the time. At some points it seemed a little draggy, but probably without those parts, I would be complaining that it was entirely unrealisitic and I KNEW there wasn't a real suicidal movie-love on the other end of that phone.

2. "Please, Just Give Me a Few Minutes," by Eli Wilkinson (Eli ruminates on his insecurities and the woman he loves)
How adorable. I made me really lonely and also happy for a couple people who I don't know very well. I found the "taking himself too seriously" at the beinging to be kind of endearing. It would've been annoying if the whole piece had been like that, but the way it was presented, it didn't bother me.

3. "Not That There's Anything Wrong With That," by Dick Roberts (Dick speaks briefly about how he is homophobic, then sings a song to illustrate that fact)
Honestly, I was a little offended. At the same time, it was funny if considered in the right context. Unfortunately, I was mostly not considering it in the right context I think. My favorite part was the delightful little gay man laughing himself to pieces next to me and claiming that he was going to "pee himself."

3.5. "Brian Interviews Jake," by Brian Lenth (Brian interviews Jake, played by Michael Tabor, on his seduction techniques)
The idea was good. The pick up technique was a sure winner. The interview part was mostly a little weird and didn't really make sense.

4. "Adventures at Lenscrafters," by Jonathan Shelton (Eli wants to spend the hour that they're waiting for their glasses conjuring demons, again)
Funny at some parts, but also dragged. The whole candle lighting and spell-saying went on longer than it kept my interest.

5. "Once Again, We're Just Too Late for the Party," by Katy Baggs (Katy and Bobby have big butts, realize how out of style that is, and eventually transition to funny farts)
Provided much-appreciated variety.

6. "Frustrated Self-Indulgence, or Self-Indulgent Frustration," by Sad Green Monster (Eric Landuyt, wearing only a jock strap, a dildo, and a green monster mask, dances for the crowd)
I got excited when he finally did a piece that was not about sex a couple weeks ago. It gave me more respect for me, and didn't make me uncomfortable, and didn't seem like a cheap shot at humor in a seventh-grade-boyish sort of way. Maybe he had to make up for it? In any case, that may be the most uncomfortable I've ever been.

7. "Grand Theft Auto, Grand Theft of Life," by Dick Roberts (A young man prioritizes video games over a variety of fun activities with his girlfriend)
I mostly liked it. It was performed well, and mostly well-written. Possibly all well-written, though maybe not quite to my taste. Enough said.

8. "Thriller Diller," by Michael Tabor (Michael performs a monologue about a hole in the earth and a fellow named Denny who asserts that liquids should be shooken; will there be disaster?)
Sometimes I have no idea what that guy is talking about, but he's so tall that I laugh anyway.

9. "Aprille's Humiliating No Shame Archives: The Early Years," by Aprille Clarke (Aprille revisits some No Shame pieces from 1997-1999)
This seemed kind of unneccessary and felt like just being read a list kind of like a shopping list if you were shopping for No Shame pieces. Also it made me feel very very young. I look forward to seeing these pieces.

10. "The Evolution of Man," by O'Sandra (beings evolve, eventually kill each other)
We probably talked a lot too long in the part where we talked.

11. "Little Aprille," by Adam Hahn (Adam reminsces about old-timey No Shame when racism was hilarious and dimpled Little Aprille danced)
I liked the part where she danced around. Also the theme song.

12. "Heavy Petting," by Patrick Ashcraft (Patrick and his date pet the cat until it got sexed to death)
That girlogirl reminds me about a million of someone but I don't know who!

Love,
Some Kid.

2/15/2006 9:58 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

Some kid, ID yourself! After last semester we found out Anonymous names can really annoy us. Like that jerk did with me. Oh well. My review will begin in a few minutes because I have to go back to the other page and copy the order. I could just open another window but I'm too old school for that.

2/15/2006 10:15 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

1. "Idle Chit-Chat," by Bobby Evers

-Cute and funny in places but I really wanted to know what that other person was saying and if they were actually suicidal or not.

2. "Please, Just Give Me a Few Minutes," by Eli Wilkinson

-Even though I said it wasn't this, I did this piece in response to Aprille's challenge to me on last weeks blog.

3. "Not That There's Anything Wrong With That," by Dick Roberts (

-I'm an all around liberal so gay people don't bother me at all so I mainly tuned this piece out.

3.5. "Brian Interviews Jake," by Brian Lenth

It would have been funnier to me if it was just been the pickup line and Brian could've been the girl at a bar or something.

4. "Adventures at Lenscrafters," by Jonathan Shelton

Yeah, making me do the piece without being able to see a foot from my face = BAD IDEA. I am blind without my glasses people. Oh well. Funny concept though.

5. "Once Again, We're Just Too Late for the Party," by Katy Baggs

Kinda funny. i just wish we would stop with all these alternative name crap. People know the name "No Shame" and to be honest I think we need to push that harder to try to get people to attend.

6. "Frustrated Self-Indulgence, or Self-Indulgent Frustration," by Sad Green Monster

... ... I laughed. I'll admit... I laughed, but at the same time I was horrified. Eric keep that dildo after it has been in that jock strap I dont want it back. Not even as a prop for any future "Dirty Bunny" skits. I just didn't get the mask.

7. "Grand Theft Auto, Grand Theft of Life," by Dick Roberts

Hey I'm a hardcore gamer and this piece is SOOO not true. If my gf suggested a FFM threesome I would've had my clothes off before she finished the sentence. and Grand Theft Auto sucks.

8. "Thriller Diller," by Michael Tabor

Wasn't Michaels best, I would say he is very hit or miss with me. Last year it was always hit, but some of the stuff this year, like the BWC pieces just haven't drawn me in. I know he writes so even the dumbest person in the crowd can understand it but sometimes I... I dont know. (BTW I only said that because of his review)

9. "Aprille's Humiliating No Shame Archives: The Early Years," by Aprille Clarke

-Ditto to all you above me. I wanted to see/ hear some of those pieces. Like a highlights cd of Aprille's No Shame Past.

10. "The Evolution of Man," by O'Sandra

_Lets just say. I got confused becuase I did not see their squirming to be pre-intellegent life.

11. "Little Aprille," by Adam Hahn

Needed black face.





kidding.



I agree with Patrick, this focused too much on how great NS used to be.

12. "Heavy Petting," by Patrick Ashcraft

I thought Shelton as the kitty was well played. I was expecting Patrick and Anna to move their hands from the cat to each others and thus escalate to a new plateu but it didn't happen. But sometimes the same thing over and over again can be funny as well.

2/15/2006 11:11 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

plateau* Sorry

2/15/2006 11:14 PM  
Anonymous Eric said...

Why are people afraid to identify themselves on the blog? Are we really that intimidating? Are you afraid that if you give your name we'll come find you and beat you down for writing a negative review? We're bigger than that. We'll just write mean pieces about you at next week's show.

2/15/2006 11:15 PM  
Anonymous Katy Baggs said...

Michael Tabor, you are a liar....or ARE you??? (mysterious chin stroking)

More people do need to come to No Shame. I could totally make more posters, it's not like I'm going to use my rolls of quarters to do laundry, anyway.

2/15/2006 11:44 PM  
Anonymous Adam said...

Jesus, Patrick. If you're going to write eight messages about hating the show, you could at least comment specifically on more of the pieces.

Katy and others who love posters,
Look for two new No Shame posters appearing in Cambuses, dorm bulletin boards, and other random locations on campus. These are black and white because color copies cost more money. If you would like to print full-color copies for display in your dorm room, apartment, office, etc., send me an e-mail (JerkyPnut@aol.com). Alternatively, steal Mecial's photos and make your own damn posters. That's what I did.

2/16/2006 1:42 AM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

Does everybody remember when we all called me "The Professor"? Let's do that again.

2/16/2006 7:38 AM  
Blogger Evan Schenck said...

Eric--
"Why are people afraid to identify themselves on the blog? Are we really that intimidating? Are you afraid that if you give your name we'll come find you and beat you down for writing a negative review? We're bigger than that."

Well I'm not.

2/16/2006 1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous poster Adam Hahn said...

When someone writes something like, "We probably talked a lot too long in the part where we talked." it can do quite a bit to narrow down his/her possible identities.

That's something we in crimefighting call a clue.

In principle, let us remain opposed to anonymous posts. In practice, let's not jump on Some Kid for writing a fairly supportive review of the whole show instead of using the shield of anonymity to launch a flame war.


Batman

2/16/2006 2:49 PM  
Anonymous Eric said...

Adam Hahn, a.k.a. Batman,
Do you prefer the Batsuit with or without nipples?

2/16/2006 3:39 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

I agree Adam. I've been making posters to put in the Theatre Arts halls and what not. As Shelton can attest I made best of posters so lets all make posters and get people to come to the shows.

2/16/2006 4:52 PM  
Anonymous Adam said...

1. "Idle Chit-Chat," by Bobby Evers
Fun.

2. "Please, Just Give Me a Few Minutes," by Eli Wilkinson
This was too much "I want to say something to my girlfriend and I can make a No Shame piece out of it" and not enough "I have an idea for something that'll be good on stage, and I can make a statement to one particular individual along the way."

3. "Not That There's Anything Wrong With That," by Dick Roberts
The setup was actually quite interesting. We were led to believe that we were going to hear a song exploring Dick's homophobia, not an essentially homophobic song about all the silly ways to talk about gay sex.
As an essentially homophobic song about all the silly ways to talk about gay sex, this can only be described as an incredible success.

3.5. "Brian Interviews Jake," by Brian Lenth
As something put together at the last minute to have more pieces in the order, this was quite good. I think the ending from a similar piece from sometime last year when MT gave me pick-up advice should have been recycled. Someone should have tried the technique on an audience member. It might have worked.

4. "Adventures at Lenscrafters," by Jonathan Shelton
Fun, though lack of practice without glasses/handling prop candles made this drag much more than it should have. Why would Shelton throw his hard-earned Orange Julius before it was empty?

5. "Once Again, We're Just Too Late for the Party," by Katy Baggs
I liked the shouting/stomping entry. Way to use the space.
Would have been more relevant if the name of the venue was anything other than NO SHAME THEATRE.

6. "Frustrated Self-Indulgence, or Self-Indulgent Frustration," by Sad Green Monster
Now we've seen nearly-naked Eric dancing to a song about being unloved TWICE. I hope we can all agree we don't need to see such a thing thrice.

7. "Grand Theft Auto, Grand Theft of Life," by Dick Roberts
As I read it, the male didn't consciously reject the threesome as much as he failed to realize what his girlfriend offered.
Eli, if you think you hear one in ten of the words your girlfriend says to you as you play video games, you're wrong.
Two small things didn't work for me in this piece: the guy asked his girlfriend who had called on the phone, and Adam Hahn was clearly not a gamer.

8. "Thriller Diller," by Michael Tabor
I thought this was an excellent use of MT's unreliable narrator character. It shouldn't be faulted for reaching a natural conclusion quickly.

9. "Aprille's Humiliating No Shame Archives: The Early Years," by Aprille Clarke
This piece was most interesting to me when Aprille talked about pieces I remembered. As I noted in "Little Aprille", much of the audience was too young to remember the nineties. If this monologue helps set up what we'll see in coming weeks, we'll all forget that it wasn't great as a stand-alone piece. (Which is not to say this was below average. I don't remember her ever bringing anything that wasn't above average.)

10. "The Evolution of Man," by O'Sandra
Like MT's monologue, this showed the virtue of getting on and off the stage quickly. I especially liked the way that flea-picking became nail-polishing in one movement.

11. "Little Aprille," by Adam Hahn
I didn't realize this was based on Shirley Temple when I wrote it, but I was in a terrible hurry.
Apparently some of you didn't pick this up from the glaring inaccuracies and anachronisms, but THE POINT WAS NOT THAT NO SHAME WAS MAGICALLY BETTER YEARS BEFORE YOU WERE INVOLVED.
The "orchestra" was only an eight-piece band.

12. "Heavy Petting," by Patrick Ashcraft
Cool. This one might have been a better opener than closer.

The service at Village Inn
I thought this was worlds better than last week. It wasn't perfect, but nothing took an unreasonable amount of time considering the unusual crowd, and there was much less of the waiter refusing to take orders.

Reaching 40 comments on the blog this week
Good work everyone. Next week, let's try to get 40 not counting consecutive posts by the same person.

2/17/2006 1:14 AM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

Actually Adam I do hear pretty much everything my girlfriend says to me while I'm playing video games. It takes practice but I do. S0 (sticks out my tongue angerly at Adam)

2/17/2006 4:15 PM  
Anonymous some kid said...

How do you know that it isn't my actual name, nerds? Also, it seemed relatively obvious who I am, though only narrowing it down to two instead of one leaves me with the mysterious air about me. Also, another clue could be that I accurately described myself in said name better than my other kind of name would. Furthermore, it's all well and good for those of you who have inherently awesome names. If my name was Batman or Red Dragon or AwesomePartySweetnessWhoIsCool, I would not only reveal it in any sort of "blog" post, but most likely have it tatooed on my chest and the chests of passers by and strangers.

P.S. Could you really not figure that out? It's like figuring out the Pokemons. It's Bulbasaur because there's a bulb on its back.

2/18/2006 9:56 PM  

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