Saturday, October 28, 2006

short-form adventures

this one day
i was invited to play a 'short form show' with t futch and his company laughing matters. he tells me that, i think , so it's clear there's no need for d e e p talk about the 'prov. it's for a multi-national corporation, after all, and they get what every multi-national corporation deserves. a few grown men tapping on audience members, filling in ____s and generally having a wingding of a time.
laughing matters is atlanta's longest running improv. we used to kid around how dad's garage would become atlanta's longest running joke. so far, so good, dad's garage.cry because you're happy
the company we did the short-form for was siemens. from their website:
Do you know how, where and when Siemens crosses your path? You may be surprised!
they crossed my path outside the walnut room. i was surprised. so surprised only a scotch on the rocks from their open bar could still my astonishment.
they were a funny group, from all over the world. what they shared was a love of sex. almost all their suggestions were typical innuendo. we made a few. but neither of us made a semen joke. it's no laughing matter.
yet another short-form improv show i was invited to occured in the north georgia mountains for a jewish kids camp. s coulter, cruchic and i drove up, coulter uttering benign phrases in a german accent. it was funny. even funnier? the first person we met at the camp was german. like, uber deutsch. the thickest german accent i ever heard. it was dripping with tomatensaft. coulter was außer sich vor ironie.
we workshopped through the day and into a crisp evening. we performed in their synagogue (temple for you reform types). no open bar.
on the one hundred-mile drive home through the foothills of the appalachians, cruchic pulled off the highway to a hidden dairy queen. she claims these small town DQ's are a cut above. we all got ice cream. i got a butterscotch sundae, for which the mentally handicapped man at the register charged me eight dollars US. the manager, a sixteen-year-old, remedied this with a roll of the eyes. "it's been a loo-o-ng day," he said. as an after thought, cruchic added a hot dog to her order. it came wrapped in foil. it came teeming with flies. and not just regular houseflies. but big green-eyed, freshly maggot-hatched horseflies.
she returned it for another one. i know. i'm as surprised as you are right now. scotch on the rocks...
the manager yelled through the window "hey, man! this has flies in it." the cook quickly served up a basket of french fries. "not fries, man. flies!"
at this point, cruchic wisely got her money back. none of us questioned the integrity of the desserts. we didn't wanna know.

16 Comments:

Blogger Oh, that's so Trikki! said...

Smalltown DQs usually are a cut above...I always get me a pecan (pee-can) cluster blizzard when travelling through GA. Alles gute!

11/07/2006 12:42 PM  
Blogger Overdroid said...

When I was a kid my favorite food was the DQ hamburger. I was so happy eating one of these that I would take a bite, run around the room, and then come back and take another bite. Never had a problem with flies though. Also - VOTE TODAY!

11/07/2006 6:20 PM  
Blogger ablebody said...

i voted and got my peach today. it was effortless (straight dem ticket here). still can't stand not knowing exactly where my vote went from the touch screen......

11/07/2006 7:56 PM  
Blogger Overdroid said...

We're still using ink ballots in Glendale (which is comforting), although the governator is trying to install robo-voting in Cali. "Are you Sarah Connor?"

11/07/2006 8:30 PM  
Anonymous Karaoke Follows said...

Nichts zeichnet Fliegen wie langsame Wiener Würstchen.

11/07/2006 10:18 PM  
Blogger maryk said...

Das ist warum ich habe blut im shtulgang!

11/07/2006 11:09 PM  
Blogger Overdroid said...

Vasser gobbledy gobbledy blah blah stein!

11/08/2006 3:22 AM  
Blogger maryk said...

that's an oldie but a goodie.

11/08/2006 11:38 AM  
Blogger ablebody said...

blog dub!

11/08/2006 11:49 AM  
Blogger Kobyrama said...

That is the funniest post I have read this month. With all my german makin funs - I wouldnt have been able to stop laughing at the jewish kids camp. Very unprofessional of me.

11/10/2006 10:19 AM  
Blogger Jed said...

jewfly don't bother me...get it...jewfly.

11/13/2006 12:38 PM  
Blogger cruchic said...

aw man, that red-headed german was a gift from the comedy gods. and ablebody, i didn't want another hot-diggity-dog after that. my stomach is weak just thinking about that. i just wanted to see their reaction so i took dramatic pause. but i, for sure, didn't want any flies after seeing those fries.

11/14/2006 9:35 PM  
Blogger lucky star said...

I like the chocolate with the peanuts - what was that one called?

11/16/2006 10:53 AM  
Blogger maryk said...

DJPeanut Buster Parfait!

11/16/2006 6:50 PM  
Blogger ablebody said...

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11/19/2006 3:17 PM  
Blogger maryk said...

i don't have time for this.
please start posting.

12/07/2006 11:54 AM  

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