Sunday, February 14, 2010


In Crisis, the 3 Game Show hosts each night will sing a song to their contestants. Each host has 3 different songs to choose from each night. That means there are 27 different permutations. That means you can see all 18 shows without every seeing the same combination more than once. On top of that we officially got our Scantron, so the audience will be able to take a test before the show in the state park, and the 8 highest scores get to be the contestants for that night. Based on an audience ranging from 20 to 100, the one winning contestant can walk out of our theater with 100 to 500 dollars in cash! And there are different questions and competitions every night, so an audience member can participate more than once. Plus there are 5 to 6 live commercials every night written by our very own Megan Mercier and Steve Heisler, and performed by a rotating cast of neo-futurists. Actually this post today was not supposed to be about this, I just get excited when talking about the show. What I wanted to post today was the lyrics of one of MY songs:


Unity not animosity
You must build a bridge to your enemies.
Not to blow them up when they are crossing
But to share in the wonder of duality.

We must transcendentally trust
Without a you their is no me.
without a versus-them there is no us
at all

Musical Break

After this round your team may pass away.
But remember tomorrow is always another day.
If you see these enemies on the street don’t greet them with a sneer.
give in to a delicious grin and throw your arms into the air.

We must transcendentally trust
Without a you their is no me.
without a versus-them there is no us
at all

Musical Break with talk over.

Don’t point your finger if things do not go right.
Transcend the negative forces of your badly shortened sight
And winners remember this
We are all in this corporate tryst
To transform us into blissful, knowledgeable, capitalists

Unity not adversity
You must hold the hand of your enemies.
Not to pull it off but to shake it
And to share in the wonder of mutuality.

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Easy Button

So in buying my pieces for the Quiz show buzzer system, I learned what an "Easy Button" is. It is a button that you can buy at Staples (or Amazon for twice the price), that when you press it, it says "That was easy." I told the cashier that I needed it to turn it into a buzzer for a game show. I told her I thought the Easy Button was a pretty ridiculous item to be selling. She told me that they sell alot. "It is good for kids. When they do something good, they can press the button and it says 'That was easy.'" I can see that, but it's being marketed for ADULTS in adult situations. That I don't quite get. But then again maybe an adult is just a large kid who needs talking objects to let them know that everything is OK:

Step One: Identify a difficult problem
Step Two: Press your Easy Button
Step Three: Listen to the reassuring message
Step Four: Smile and get on with your day
Step Five: Repeat as necessary
Step Six: Remove your brain. You won't need it.

(I added the sixth one)

If they don't have one already, I want to invent one that says "Panic." And when you press it, it starts vibrating and yelling, "Fuck! Fuck!"