Saturday, April 22, 2006

Spring 2006 BONS nominations

What do you dream of seeing again? It's looking like the board is going to meet Friday afternoon, so you have all week to make nominations/bribes. I hear Jamal likes hummus.

ALSO, I would like to remind you that you can see all of this semester's orders here, if that helps refresh your memory. Dead week of fall semester is eligible too.

25 Comments:

Anonymous Eric said...

Let the nominating begin! Here, in no particular order, are my nominations for Best Of:

"Religion of Fish" by Bobby Evers

"Paperback Writer" by Evan Schenck

"It's Fun to Trick When the Tricks are Treats" by Katy Baggs

"Heavy Petting," by Patrick Ashcraft

"Such A Disappointment" by Sadie Smith

"DC. Al Coda" by Tim Sitzmann

"Mad Club" by Eli Wilkinson

"Dead Guy Geoff," by Sean Shatto

"Monologue for Dan Bern" by Adam Hahn

"Halftime" by Flabbergasted Jakers

"Drunk Dial" by Eric Landuyt

"Bugle Boy Jake" by Michael, Jamal, & Jake

"Guadalupe Goes to the Airport" by Aprille Clarke

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

"The Davids" by Poupon "The Professor" Tabor

"The Return to Pants Manor II: The Hauntening," by Jonathan Shelton

(.5) "Questionable Taste," by Jon Shelton

(.5) "A Hilarious Prank," by Lilly Richard

(.5) "From the Archives, 2002: Mean Lady Stage Cross #2," by Aprille Clarke

4/23/2006 12:20 PM  
Anonymous Remus the Wild Yak said...

My nominations:

DC. Al Coda" by Tim Sitzmann

"Religion of Fish" by Bobby Evers

"Drunk Dial" by Eric Landuyt

"The Weird World of the Future," by Aprille Clarke

"I Will Date You on the Internet: Week One" by Adam Hahn

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

"Frustrated Self-Indulgence, or Self-Indulgent Frustration," by Sad Green Monster (What can I say? It was...memorable. A bit horrifying, but at the same time I laughed so hard it *hurt*.)

"Self Destruction," by Eric Landuyt

"Everybody Is Gay for Someone," by Nick May

Questionable Taste," by Jon Shelton

"Deep Blue Sea and Danny" by Adam Hahn

"Hot Stone Hypnotherapy," by Aprille Clarke

"CareBears Live in Care-a-Lot," by Matt Benyo

"The Easter Special" by Mortimer Snert

4/23/2006 11:37 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

Here are Eli's NOMS. Hope Yours gets in! By the way these are in no order what so ever. I just listed them from what I saw on the orders from previous shows.

1) It's Fun to Trick when the Tricks are Treats - Katy Baggs

2)A farewell Letter - Evan Schenckster

3) Mad Club by me...

4) Corduroy Sunburn.... by Cool Jesse

5) 'Fuck you Michael Tabor,' and 11 other things I detest - Dick Roberts

6) Dick Cheney - Michael Tabor

7) TWO WAY TIE!!! Sin's Requiem #6 OR The Return to Pants Manor 2 - The Hauntening. - Both by Jon Shelton

8)Religion of Fish - Bobby Evers

9)Drunk Dial - Eric Landuyt

10) A Hilarious Prank - Lilly Richard (it was too long to be a point 5, but 'could be' one if the board wants to get more pieces in and still leave us this gem)

11) Endless Bummer - Tim Busse

12) Carebears Live in Care-a-lot - Matt Benyo (Mortimer Snert to some)

13)Haunted House - Adam Hahn

14) Dead Guy Geoff - Sean Shatto

15) Guadalupe Goes to the Airport - Aprille Clarke

16) Session W/ Dr. Hartley and Friends - Patrick Ashcraft

17) Rome - Flabbergasted Jakers

17.5) Questionable Taste - Shelty Shakes

I know it was over 15 but I try to please everybody who was a regular or tickled my funny bone in that way ;)

4/24/2006 12:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Questions from a Real Sex Ed Website with Fake Answers"- Aprille Clark

"Monologue for Dan Bern" - Adam Hahn

"Long Story," - Evan Schenck

"From the Archives, 2002: Mean Lady Stage Cross #2," - Aprille Clarke

"CareBears Live in Care-a-Lot," - Matt Benyo

"From the Archives, 2002: Mean Lady Stage Cross #3," - Aprille Clarke

"Etymology" - Michael Tabor

9. "Poopers Brimbaugh IV" by Poindexter Herweeny Nerd III, Esq. (If I'm remembering right and this is the one where Jamal was totally high and sat on Adam Hahn's lap.)

"Brian and Jake Make Weird Noises" - Brian and Jake

"I Will Date You on the Internet: Week One" - Adam Hahn

"Not That There's Anything Wrong With That," - Dick Roberts

"Adventures at Lenscrafters," - Jonathan Shelton

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

“Seven Minutes in Heaven,” - Patrick Ashcraft

“We Are Anarchists,” - Eli Wilkinson

4/24/2006 12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL. seven minutes in heaven was in BONS last semester!

4/24/2006 2:31 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

So was "We are Anarchists".

4/24/2006 3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I wasn't sure about the rules with that. Nix those two. EVEN THOUGH THEY WERE AWESOME.

4/24/2006 3:49 PM  
Blogger Shelton said...

Let's do this thing up right in here!

Really Bad Haikus Volume I: This Slippery Walrus by Chris Lavoie

Brian Interviews Jake by Brian Lenth

Thriller Diller by Michael Tabor

Paperback Writer by Evan Schenck

Religion of Fish by Bobby Evers

I Love All the Precious Forest Creatures by Katy Baggs

CareBears Live in Care-a-Lot by Matt Benyo

"The Return to Pants Manor II: The Hauntening," by Jonathan Shelton

"She Never Really Did Love Me, OR Basket Full of Easter Eggs," by Patrick Ashcraft (Hector solves his love problems through violence)

Snogging and That Time of the Month with a Dash of Homo-Eroticism Thrown in for Fun by Nick May

High Tea With Bill Murray by Alyssa Bowman

4/24/2006 10:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait, so if BoNS is coming up, does that mean No Shame's almost over for summer? *dies a little inside*

4/25/2006 8:20 AM  
Anonymous Fatman said...

Halftime --F. Jakers
Such a Disappointment -- S. Smith
Monologue for Dan Bern -- A. Hahn
Hilarious Prank -- L. Richard
A Farewell Letter -- E. Schenck
Drunk Dial -- E. Landuyt
Mad Club -- E. Wilkinson
Thriller Diller -- M. Tabor
Blah, Blah, Blah -- C. Jesse
I Will Date You on the Internet: Week One -- A. Hahn
Care Bears Live in Care-a-Lot -- M. Benyo
Aprille's piece about sex with the pseudo 8 year old
Patrick Ashcraft's piece about the high school dance
Return to Pants Manor II -- J. Shelton
DC. Al Coda -- T. Sitzmann
Sad, Sad, Alien -- Sophie

Sorry, I still don't know everyone's name or the title of everyone's piece -- no offense is intended.

4/25/2006 10:24 PM  
Blogger Mortimer said...

It's Fun to Trick when the Tricks are Treats - Katy Baggs

A farewell Letter - Evan Schenckster

Mad Club- Eli

The Return to Pants Manor 2 - The Hauntening. - Jon Shelton

Religion of Fish - Bobby Evers

Drunk Dial - Eric Landuyt

Endless Bummer - Tim Busse

Carebears Live in Care-a-lot

Corduroy sunburn, Part Intermission (Part 2) : Because I Don't Like The Way Y'all'ree Looking' at Me 'And Now Heres's Something We Hope You'll Really Like...- Cool Jesse

Halftime- Flabbergasted Jakers

Deep Blue Sea and Danny- Adam Hahn

Hot Stone Hypnotherapy- Aprille Clarke

Alligators in the Sewers! OR She Never Really Did Love Me, Basket Full of Easter Eggs- Patrick Ashcraft

Everybody Is Gay for Someone- Nick May

Ha-Cha-Cha-Cha-Cha-Cha Lady-Brian Lenth

E-Brian Lenth

4/26/2006 9:50 AM  
Blogger ibm5_25 said...

Just out of curiosity, are we nominating or nominating and also sort of voting (i.e. would something being nominated more often then something else be taken into account by the Board?).

4/26/2006 4:08 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

From my understanding by voting on here the board gets an idea what people want to see. But in the end they get the say what goes on stage. 'Cause they are trying to construct the best show they can.

So some pieces that recieve some votes might not get in, but something like a musical piece that didn't get any might. So there is variation in show.

4/26/2006 4:22 PM  
Blogger aprille said...

Well said, Eli. As much as we would like to include every good piece from the semester, it's just impossible and actually would make for a really crappy show.

Picture it: Iowa City, Y2K. Jamal and I, along with Neil "Balls" Campbell, are new board members putting together our first BONS. We didn't want to hurt anybody's feelings, and besides, there was a lot of great stuff that semester. We made an order that ended up being over 30 pieces. We justified it by making every musical number a .5, and every .5 a .3333 or .6666, and an assload of normal pieces, too.

The show SUCKED. People walked out because it was so long. Sure, there were lots of really good pieces onstage, but overall, it was a terrible show and I was really embarrassed to have been a part of planning it.

Putting together a BONS order is awful and I hate it. It's impossible to include every regular, and it's impossible to include every good piece. People's feelings are always hurt. As Eli mentioned, we have to think about balance and the overall quality of the show, not just which individual pieces are good, or which performers have worked really hard this year. All those things go into consideration, of course.

I know there are always people who are mad at the board because they didn't get in, or their favorite pieces didn't get chosen. I decided a long time ago, though, that it's better to have a handful of people mad at me than to put together a shitty show where nobody has fun and degrade the overall quality of No Shame.

4/26/2006 6:25 PM  
Blogger Evan Schenck said...

I don't really feel very comfortable doing a full nomination cycle because I basically miss fully 50% of all the shows. However, I'll do a few that I'd like to see.

Donald's Lonely LunchBox, Part Intermission: Comedic Relief for the SpongeBob Crowd by Cool Jesse and Patrick Swayze (stompy song about trucks w/props)

[I enjoyed this piece and I think it would be awesome to put it at like, #3 on the BONS order so that people will be getting into the show and then Jesse comes out yelling about trucks and shit and throwing a big ball at the audience.]

What Not to Do by Bobby Evers (brief scene: Is it a To-Do list, or--? I've just said.)

[This is a fun option for a .5]

The Davids by Poupon "The Professor" Tabor

Rome by Flabbergasted Jakers

Navy Guy with Seven Children by the Michael Tabors

Finally, if one of my pieces made it into the order, I think I'd rather it be "A Farewell Letter" because I believe it to be the best thing I've written this semester and because I'd like to see it performed. [Is it fair for me to say that or not?]

4/26/2006 8:01 PM  
Anonymous Fatman said...

Well said, Eli.
Well said, Aprille.

The show must go on, and it should be the best show for the audience.
No Shame is most valuable as a relatively "shame-free" playground where big kids (and even the obmorbidly obese elderly can play with ideas, scenes, visions, sounds, relationship, poetry, and drama without the "hissing malignancy" of traditional academia -- or the malignant narcissism of much of the performing community in Iowa City

Who would have thought that Coool Jesse would be the voice of enlightenment and moderation by advising everyone to just lighten up a few weeks or months back.

Well said, Cool Jesse.

To paraphrase that street poet Rodney King, why can't we all just have fun?

Taking the No Shame blog too seriously or worrying about BONS while the polar ice caps are melting strikes me like rearranging decks chair on the Titanic. And speaking of the Titanic, the best thing about that wretched vehicle was the quiet dignity, composure, and spirituality of the musicians who kept performing their art even in the face of almost certain death. Not that's huevos and humility rolled up into one touching scene.

4/26/2006 8:15 PM  
Blogger timm said...

Normally Board Members don't post their nominations, but i don't like to "follow" the "rules"


1. shelton's pants mansion piece (Shelton inherits one peanut butter twix, but must spend the night in a haunted pants mansion)
2. patrick singing a song, Sadie thought for her but it was actually for Shelton who Patrick kissed
3. Eric's monolouge about a girl, possibly a theme of continual rejection
4. Timm Sitzmann "Nothing Special (A couple fights with interjecting quips from a third figure)
5. Dori - talking about her job as a dominatrix
6. Adam Hahn - "Three Beer Commercials You Will Never See on American Television" (threesome, suicide, vomit)
7. John Leigh - "Clone Love"?
8. Aprille's piece where she ate an omelette from her own egg
9. "Gustav & George" a scene from 2034 by Greg Machlin
10. Sean Shatto got our help doing a crossword.
11. Evan Schenck did his piece about overthrowing the No Shame board. Stage 5: Dragons!
12. Dirty 60 - "David Ogden Stires"
13. Cool Jesse - "Jesse Blaine is not here!"


Although my BONS recommendations are essentially a piece for piece recreation of Dead Week, i think it's okay. dead week pieces are always forgotten (the only one i can remember being chosen is the King of Modesty piece last year)so let's just do dead week again (i didn't pick them because i was gone all semester.)

4/26/2006 8:43 PM  
Anonymous Adam said...

If you are reading this before 4:45 PM on Friday, April 28, it is not too late to nominate.

HURRY!

4/27/2006 11:43 PM  
Anonymous Sean said...

Okay! I hope that y'all give this a read-over.

A Hilarious prank by Lilli Richard

Corduroy sunburn, Part Intermission (Part 2) : Because I Don't Like The Way Y'all'ree Looking' at Me 'And Now Heres's Something We Hope You'll Really Like...' by Cool Jesse and if you laugh like you're on the inside, he'll cut you like a minority!

OR

Donald's Lonely LunchBox, Part Intermission: Comedic Relief for the SpongeBob Crowd by Cool Jesse and Patrick Swayze

Brian and Jake Make Weird Noises by Brian and Jake

So Jealous About It by Sadie Smith

Battory Overpass by Adam Hahn

It's Fun to Trick when the Tricks are Treats by Katy Baggs

Guadalupe Goes to the Airport by Aprille Clarke

I also died at the fingernail one. That was... really excellent.

I've been to less than half the shows this semester, so I guess that makes me a prick and a half. The half coming from the shows I missed. And the prick coming from not really suggesting that many pieces.

PS: I don't know where the "guy" from "Dead Geoff" comes from. That's not what it's called. Though, to be fair, I like it quite a bit. But it's still "Dead Geoff"

4/28/2006 1:36 AM  
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4/28/2006 2:33 AM  
Blogger ibm5_25 said...

[Dead Week, Fall 2005]
Evan Schenck did his piece about overthrowing the No Shame board. Stage 5: Dragons!

[Spring 2006]

There's A Reason For This, And I'll Get to It In A Minute by Eric Landuyt

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

Halftime by Flabbergasted Jakers (Jakers blows our minds with his observations on the length of halftime)

E by Brian Lenth (Lumo is doing a crossword puzzle. TBone tells him there are 61 "E"s in the word "discreet." Jakers plays the trombone wa-waaaaa)

Self Destruction by Eric Landuyt (2:35). A slam-style poetry performance.

The Power I Almost Exercised Over My Daughter's Future by Dick Roberts (2:36). A photocopy mix-up almost makes Dick's daughter not get in the honors program.

Love-Hate Relationship by Tim Busse (one guy plays three guys discussing hatred)

Deep Blue Sea and Danny by Adam Hahn (monologue: events, emotions brought up, held in during a trip to the mall to see "Deep Blue Sea")

Stop Being Sad or I'll Beat You Up by King Sophie (guitar song about a sad alien)

A Piece for Eli by Dick Roberts (Eli chooses prospective colleges based on funny names)

Questionable Taste by Jon Shelton (Jon and Eli have an ambiguous exchange centered around Skittles)

DC. Al Coda by Tim Sitzmann (scene: man rejects girlfriend through a locked door after her suicide)

The Return to Pants Manor II: The Hauntening by Jonathan Shelton (Man finds love with ill-fated tent)

I Don't Know by Eric Landuyt (A capella musical performance)

"Everybody Is Gay for Someone," by Nick May (Nick comes out, selectively, romatically)

A Hilarious Prank by Lilly Richard ("Wait for it...wait for it..." but it's not what we thought!)

4/28/2006 2:35 AM  
Anonymous Lydia said...

nomminashuns:

"You Were a Falling Star, But You Didn't Fall for Very Long" by Dillion Sunshine

"Time Goes By So Slowly" by Aprille Clarke

"Hot Stone Hypnotherapy" by Aprille Clarke

"Shoe Dance" by Silver Dollar Tabor

"It's Fun to Trick when the Tricks are Treats" by Katy Baggs

"Love-Hate Relationship" by Tim Busse

"Care Bears Live in Care-A-Lot" by Matt Benyo

"Alligators in the Sewers!" by the Return of Sid Glissen

"Endless Bummer" by Tim Busse

"A Hilarious Prank" by Lilly Richard

"Thriller Diller" by Michael Tabor

"Fruit Bowl" by Mirri

"Deep Blue See and Danny" by Adam Hahn

4/28/2006 2:39 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

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4/28/2006 4:23 PM  
Anonymous Teddy said...

"Religion of Fish" by Bobby Evers

"It's Fun to Trick When the Tricks are Treats" by Katy Baggs

"Mad Club" by Eli Wilkinson

"DC. Al Coda" by Tim Sitzmann

"Drunk Dial" by Eric Landuyt

"Guadalupe Goes to the Airport" by Aprille Clarke

"The Return to Pants Manor II: The Hauntening," by Jonathan Shelton

"CareBears Live in Care-a-Lot," by Matt Benyo

A farewell Letter - Evan Schenck

'Fuck you Michael Tabor,' and 11 other things I detest - Dick Roberts

Rome - Flabbergasted Jakers

Alligators in the Sewers! OR She Never Really Did Love Me, Basket Full of Easter Eggs- Patrick Ashcraft

"Thriller Diller" by Michael Tabor

"Deep Blue See and Danny" by Adam Hahn

4/28/2006 4:26 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson the First said...

6 minutes! Someone post something FAST!

4/28/2006 4:42 PM  

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