File puptcrit/puptcrit.0811, message 70

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Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2008 05:13:57 +0000
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Why are people so mean?

My immediate thought is that perhaps they confused the word "nincompoop" and "pickaninny", which I have seen someone do recently and the speaker was utterly confused by the listener's mistake.   Or perhaps they just did not like the word "poop"...I like that word though.

Ken Berman

Dramaton Theater

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> Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2008 22:33:45 -0500
> Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Why are people so mean?
> Hi All;
>     Sorry but I have to vent a little. We had a lousy day. We had a great 
> show today but the audience was lousy (also a puppet lost his head in the 
> middle of the show)  and when we got home we got a nasty e-mail from a 
> school we performed at this week. What's up with people??????
>     To be more specific we did our show The Last Dragon , a show about 
> dealing with prejudice & intolerance on Wednesday, the day aftyer the 
> election. We are all happy that morning with the news of our new president 
> but the feeling left when we got to the school. Teachers were grouchy and 
> eyeing us like we had the plague. The Stage we were to perform was not 
> cleared, no one seeme to know we were coming and the teachers acted like out 
> show was wasting their time. But believe it or not the kids were great and 
> we had 2 awesome shows.
>     So we were suprised that in the e-mail our sponser said that the 
> teachers thought that the intolerant character played by our Wizard was "too 
> intolerant" and that he said "bad words "like "nincompoop".
>     Why is that word suddenly bad??? I always thought of it as funny, it's 
> not like after a show kids go around and threaten each other with that word. 
> It's even used in a funny part of the show . Why do people think that a 
> villian shouldn't act like a villian!!!!!
>     I'm sorry as I said I needed to vent it's just I'm tired of stupid 
> people who come to a show just to rip it apart.
> Bye
> \Mark The Puppet people 
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