Saturday, September 18, 2010

two Something funnies and a Jpop

In an effort to do regular stuff again this is two funny videos anda jpop.

The first is from the good people at fail blog

This is a random Brittish Funny Guy

And here is you Jpop for this installment.

Be safe out there and keep your stick on the ice.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

This and That

I have continued to work on this and that. I have been messing around with the script for the next clown show. I think I should have a completed version for our tuesday meeting. We will see what the folk think of that.

I have also be revising our membership information sheet. The one that we have been using for a while is a wee bit lacking. Also I was able to throw the photographic release thing in with the information sheet. It saved us a sheet of paper per person. I know that sound terribly exciting.

I am also reconsidering the net program that we once did. It was a nice little thing when we did it. The Brigade is once again fairly stable. Maybe it is time to resurect that. I will throw it out there at this weeks meeting and see where it goes.

We be safe out there and keep your stick on the ice.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Two Somethings Funny and a Jpop

A long time ago who this blog was new I did some reagular things on it. I had some cartoon and other regular features. Frankly the cartoons I ran out of and I am generally disorganised.

Well here is new feature. Two funny video and a Jpop Video. Yes they have nothing to do with each other. Still that is the way that my mind works. And as always thank you to the good people of Youtube.

By the way I am told this is her actually singing.

There is nothing better than the lighter side of bigotry.

And to round out this new thing. is Mini. She is new jpopper and I beleive this is her first song. At least it is the first song of her's I have sceen

Monday, September 06, 2010

TV is Bad really.......

Today I have discovered there is a TV show about people from New Jersey. I am sure there are good people in New Jersey. I am in Pennsylvania so I do not like to think there is a state full of morons next to mine. It is bad enough Ohio cannot hold an election. Now I know there are people who are trying to fry themselves with sun tanning lotion. Now I am judgin this entire series from a single heavily bleeped clip from a half naked person called Snookie. I think she is female. Even if she is not he is attempting to be female I would think.

Also I discovered the the Housewives of Orange County are in New Jersey. I think I was hoping it was another Orange County.

Well I do not know. I do know I will not watch either. I hope that if enough people do not watch them then someone will write a scripted show to replace them with. Maybe they could hire Paulie Shore as an illiterate librarian. Well it would be scripted at least.

Be safe out there and keep your stick on the ice.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

The Golden Rule Show

I am realy starting to like the interplay between the younger memebers of the Brigade in this new script. I especially like how Sergeatn thurman's part is shaping up. More than half of her part is the original narrator's part. Still as the Sergeant Major she is the one that must see that everything is going the way that it should. And of course in a clown church that is not the way things go. So there is an exaserbated quality to her part.

Sergeant thurman has a real talent for chaos. Some people might think that is a bad thing to say about someone. In her case she can work in this medium like and old master. It is a really interesting thing to watch. I think this is going to be a great part for her. It is just the sort of thing that a grotesque white face clown would be into.

This is going to be a great little show for us.

Be safe out there and keep your stick on the ice.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Still tinkering

I am still tinkering with the script for the Golden Rule Show.

In the original version of the show the piano player was also the annoucer. To divide up the work more fairly i am making the Sergeant Major the announcer in this show. I am thinking that Sergeatn Thurman will play the part of the Sergeant Major. He clown persona is very commanding so i think it will be a good fit for her.

Sergeant Wilson and the Brimage that is not in the puppet stage will play the parts of the clowns that are fighting with each other. We did get away with a fair amount of violence in the first go round for this show. I might throw in a couple extra things in that area. This particular group is fairly good at the physical violence. So I would like to give them something to do.

I am only going to give it anout half hour. I have to be up early for church.
Be safe out there and keep your stick on the ice.

Christmas Presents

I have started knitting some thing to give away to some of the folks that I know this Christmas. So on the up side there should at least be some knitting stuff to show on the knitting blog soon. I have been spending so much time on my juggling and rewrites.

The odd thing that has been bothering me the most if my hand writting. My handwritting has never been that good. And since the hand surgery a couple years ago it has been even worse. i have taken to practicing my penmanship in note book to try and improve it. Frankly I have not noticed any improvemnt.

It is odd that my typing and knitting have return to their usual good form and the penmanship has not. Well perhapse making a half dozen scarves will work it out.

be safe out there and keep your stick on the ice.

Friday, September 03, 2010

The Golden Rule Show Revisted

It is two in the morning and i am looking over some red composition book and a four year old scrip[t for a clown show. The two have nothing to do with each other. The composition books are from a very old story that I have not touched for seven years until recently. The script is the first stage show that the Steel City Clown Brigade did. In fact it was being written before the Clown Brigade even had the name that it does now.

A couple of churches have asked if we would be willing to do a show for them in the future. For the last year we have been more involved in skills building than doing stage shows. We have been in a few variety type shows and have made a good showing for ourselves at them all. We have even done a couple revivals which was a new experience for us. All and all it has been a great crowing experience for us. Now it appear that it is time for us to get back to what we were doing when we founded the Brigade a few years ago. We need to do a stage show.

Six months ago we had a grand plan. We wanted to deep six the conservative music that we have been using and switch to Gospel Music. Since Walt and I have joined the choir at Second Baptist I do admit we have become enamored with it. Frankly i have always loved to listen to Mahalia Jackson. The bottom line is that we do not know enough yet. And it is also a small miracle that I was able to spell her name correctly. I am terrible with names.

We also wanted a show that would be a showcase for our new skills. This grand new show is something that I think we could do if we put our minds to it eventually. Sadly I think it would take us too much time to put it together. It might be another year of us messing around with it. During that time we will not be out there evangelising.

Something else that worries me is that I think the younger clowns of our group are ready to be out there performing. They loved doing the mustard seed show. Unfortunately it we very prop heavy and we did not get our props back. the Golden rule show was much simpler and had almost no props. We need to drag it out and dust it off. It never really had it's time. We only performed it three times before we moved onto a bigger and better show.

I must admit that i very conflicted about this decision. I want to make the right decisions. This show was first done with all adult with the exception of one show were JC Stewart.

Among the changes that will have to me will be the fact that there will only be two older people in the cast. The Sergeant Major part will be played by Sergeant Thurman. The physical comedy of the Corps' soldiers will be done by Sergeant Wilson and the JCs Brimage. When this show was first done they were all probably too young to get in front of group and speak. Now they are going to carry the entire show just a couple years later. It is odd but I do not have the slightest reservation about them carrying the show. In fact I don't have a single doubt that we will be able to pull this show together in short order.

It is odd how we sometimes end up just where we started with an entirely new perspective.

Be safe out there and keep your stick on the ice.
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