File puptcrit/puptcrit.0811, message 81

Date: Sat, 08 Nov 2008 12:10:33 -0500
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Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Why are people so mean?

Watch the word "picnic" too.....I got brought down by an aide as it being a
racist word. LOL.....I went home and researched the term to find it was a
french word. The issue began with some professor at a university who created
the issue. 

Mary H. 

On 11/8/08 12:13 AM, "Ken Berman" <> wrote:

> 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
>> From:
>> To:
>> 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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