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THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT

Peter T. 06 Jan 00 - 10:57 AM
MMario 06 Jan 00 - 11:07 AM
KathWestra 06 Jan 00 - 11:08 AM
T in Oklahoma (Okeimockbird) 06 Jan 00 - 11:12 AM
Liz the Squeak 06 Jan 00 - 11:12 AM
Roger the skiffler 06 Jan 00 - 11:12 AM
folk1234 06 Jan 00 - 11:13 AM
Cara 06 Jan 00 - 11:14 AM
InOBU 06 Jan 00 - 11:15 AM
Rick Fielding 06 Jan 00 - 11:25 AM
Peter T. 06 Jan 00 - 11:25 AM
Little Neophyte 06 Jan 00 - 11:26 AM
sophocleese 06 Jan 00 - 11:33 AM
Bert 06 Jan 00 - 11:35 AM
catspaw49 06 Jan 00 - 11:41 AM
Max 06 Jan 00 - 11:42 AM
Bill D 06 Jan 00 - 11:43 AM
Mbo 06 Jan 00 - 12:19 PM
bseed(charleskratz) 06 Jan 00 - 12:27 PM
skarpi 06 Jan 00 - 01:10 PM
Micca 06 Jan 00 - 01:33 PM
Bert 06 Jan 00 - 01:40 PM
kendall 06 Jan 00 - 01:49 PM
bill\sables 06 Jan 00 - 02:01 PM
Dave (the ancient mariner) 06 Jan 00 - 02:49 PM
InOBU 06 Jan 00 - 03:07 PM
Micca 06 Jan 00 - 03:50 PM
Llanfair 06 Jan 00 - 03:51 PM
Bert 06 Jan 00 - 04:08 PM
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Subject: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: Peter T.
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 10:57 AM

THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT

(A play in one act, apologies to Joseph Heller)

[Large white vans screech to a halt in a circle around the Mudcat. A weary official in a white coat comes forward followed by a team of white coated assistants carrying butterfly nets discretely behind their backs. A desk appears on the porch.]

OFFICIAL: All right, everyone line up please! Line up, that means in a line, not a circle. God, this is getting off to a good start. O.K. Who's first? You -- name?
JOE OFFER: Joe Offer [for it is he].
OFFICIAL: All right, what do you do around here?
JOE: Well, I help people with their HTML problems, teach them how to cope with the Internet, clean up problems, contribute generally --
OFFICIAL: Fine. And how much do they pay you for this?
JOE: Err, well, I just sort of do it for the love of it.
OFFICIAL: Right. How much time does it take?
JOE: You mean every day, or from when I started 3-4 years ago?
OFFICIAL: Charley, the NET!!!! [Net goes over Joe, drags him off] Next! Name?
DICK AND SUSAN: Dick and Susan [for it is they].
OFFICIAL: Now you look like sensible people. What do you do around here?
DICK AND SUSAN: Well, we run the Digital Tradition. We put thousands of folk songs and other songs on the Internet for people to use.
OFFICIAL: Now we are talking! Internet Product! How much do you charge per person per request on an hourly basis, let's say?
DICK AND SUSAN: Err, it's all free.
OFFICIAL: Excuse me?
DICK AND SUSAN: Well, you see, it is sort of a community thing. People love the songs, and they contribute new material, and we put it all together and give it away.
OFFICIAL: Look you wackos, we are talking the Internet here. People are turning over companies on an hourly basis, pro-rating them for content in your demographic, and generating huge share price increases. What have you got?
DICK AND SUSAN: We have 3 (or is it 4?) versions of Carrickfergus, or the Water is Wide, which is an earlier variant, of course --
OFFICIAL: CHARLEY!!! THE NET!!! [Drags them away]. Folk music. Has no one told these people???? This is so over. Next!!!
KATLAUGHING: Katlaughing.
OFFICIAL: What the hell kind of name is that?
KATLAUGHING: It's my name.
OFFICIAL: O.K., O.K.
KATLAUGHING: Just so you don't try any patriarchal crap with me, I will tell you what I do. I post creative thoughts, wise words, and run a healing circle.
OFFICIAL: A HEALING CIRCLE?
KATLAUGHING: We link good thoughts over the computer for people who are in trouble.
OFFICIAL: That is the nuttiest thing I have ever heard, even nuttier than those two fruitcakes I had here a minute ago.
KATLAUGHING: We aren't sure how or if it works, but we beam prayers and healing light jointly. It may be a fluctuation in the ether, or something.
OFFICIAL: WHAT?
KATLAUGHING: Well, I don't know. For example, you must have some troubles.
OFFICIAL: Well, sure. My wife and I are both working all the time, and our kids have started getting into real problems, and I am really worr -- Hey, what the hell are you trying to pull??? You are even more dangerous than the rest of these flakes. Charley!!!!!!!!! [Net drags katlaughing away]. God, what a zoo. Next!!! Oh Jesus!!!!!
CATSPAW: Hi, Mister Official, would you like to have a toot on this ocarina shaped like a possum???
OFFICIAL: CHARLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Net drags catspaw away swiftly]. Next!!!
BBC: We would like a picture of you, since this qualifies as a Mudcat event!
OFFICIAL: NET!!!! [Net drags bbc away, snapping pictures] Next! Who are you?
LEJ: My name is LEJ. I run the Tavern here.
OFFICIAL: At last, someone in retail. Tell me more.
LEJ: We have a tavern here, open most of the time, except for when bbc is occupied like now being as you have just taken her away, but anyway, we offer all sorts of refreshments and entertainment, we have special theme nights, a jello wrestling pool, a velcro wall of death, the usual.
OFFICIAL: Well, everyone to their taste. Can I see this tavern?
LEJ: Well, not exactly, as it is virtual.
OFFICIAL: Excuse me?
LEJ: It is sort of a common conspiracy. An agreed upon delusion.
OFFICIAL: YOU MEAN IT DOESN'T EXIST?
LEJ: Well, no. Or yes.
OFFICIAL: NET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Lej is dragged away]. Christ, we are going to be here all day.
ANNAP: Today is good. But what are you doing on the 14th?
OFFICIAL: Who are you, and what do you do?
ANNAP: Annap. I am the official Mudcat party convenor for New Jersey.
OFFICIAL: Explain.
ANNAP: Oh I just invite people I have never met, anywhere in the world, and welcome them into my house to have a good time.
OFFICIAL: NET!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Annap is dragged away] Next!!! Well. Here is a fine upstanding young person. What is your name son, and what are you doing among these crackpots?
MBO: I am looking for the ring of power. If it falls into the wrong hands, a new veil of darkness will cover the world, and I might run out of quotes.....
OFFICIAL: NET!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Mbo is dragged away] Next!! And who are you, and what do you do?
NIGHTOWL: I am Nightowl, and I am in music therapy.
OFFICIAL: Is that like that ridiculous healing circle?
NIGHTOWL: A bit. You see we have many people here who take their music into hospitals, old folks homes, and places where hope is needed, and try to use music to help these people or to make their lives more joyful.
OFFICIAL: Do you have any scientific evidence that any of this is of any practical value at all?
NIGHTOWL: Well, there are studies. But really, you can just tell.
OFFICIAL: In what scientific way can you "just tell"?
NIGHTOWL: I don't know how scientific it is, but when it works, you get this feeling in your chest, your heart just gets bigger knowing that you have brought some music into people's lives.
OFFICIAL: BIG NET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Nightowl is dragged away]. Next! Who are you?
RICK FIELDING: Rick. I am a teacher, unofficial therapist, and a professional entertainer.
OFFICIAL: You seem somewhat more level headed than many of these wackos.
RICK FIELDING: Well, I do strive for honesty. And as a craftsman, I have an abiding fascination for old instruments.
OFFICIAL: Oh yes, how interesting.
RICK FIELDING: For example, did you ever see the Pink Panther movie where Peter Sellers and Elke Sommer go into a nudist colony?
OFFICIAL: Um, yes.
RICK FIELDING: Do you recall Elke Sommer in the nude, barely hiding herself behind a guitar?
OFFICIAL: YES.
RICK FIELDING: Well, the guitar was a Martin D-18, first produced in 1948, with --
OFFICIAL: STOP!!! Are you trying to tell me that you were watching Elke Sommer in the nude, and all you can remember is the guitar she was wearing????
RICK FIELDING: Well, yes, of course.
OFFICIAL: YOU ARE THE CRAZIEST OF THEM ALL!!!!!! BRING OUT THE FISHNET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Rick is dragged off]. Where the hell is the leader of this Looneytunery?
MAX: I guess that would be me.
OFFICIAL: And you are?
MAX: MAX.
OFFICIAL: You run this place.
MAX: Well, yes, I sort of hold it together.
OFFICIAL: It is a thriving Internet site.
MAX: Oh yes, thousands of hits. All the time.
OFFICIAL: And how much time and effort have you invested in this place?
MAX: I couldn't say. If you totalled it up, it would probably be about a year of normal person's time since I started.
OFFICIAL: Let me see if I get this straight. You are a young computer software designer. You have an Internet site that is one of the cleanest and best run in the world, with thousands of people checking in all the time. This has to mean that you are fairly close to being a billionaire, is that right?
MAX: Not exactly.
OFFICIAL: THEN YOU ARE EVEN CRAZIER THAN EVERYONE ELSE IN THIS PLACE INCLUDING THE ELKE SOMMER GUY AND THE FRUITCAKES!!
MAX: Crazier than Bert?
OFFICAL: Who?
MAX: Well, I can't be crazier than Allan. Or Neil. Or there are these guys in England, Bill, Sam. Oh, yes, and there are some really wild Australians. You want crazy? Have I told you about the conversations in Icelandic? Do you know where the hokey-pokey came from? How about Banjo Bonnie?
OFFICIAL: PUT THEM ALL AWAY, INTO THE VANS, THIS PLACE IS CLOSED DOWN!!!!!!
[The Mudcatters are hauled into the padded vans. The head of the van drivers comes towards the Official.]
HEAD OF THE VAN DRIVERS: Excuse me.
OFFICIAL: Yes?
HEAD OF THE VAN DRIVERS: One of our drivers, the one with the mustache, wants to know if he can perch the possum on the front of his van.
OFFICIAL: What? Of course not.
HEAD OF THE VAN DRIVERS: Brother Swan will be unhappy to hear that. The other van driver, Brother Seed, is prepared to go on sympathy strike, as is Sister Jeri, and Brother Kendall.
OFFICIAL: By whose authority?
HEAD OF THE VAN DRIVERS: Mine.
OFFICIAL: And who the hell are you?
HEAD OF THE VAN DRIVERS: Mick is the name, organizing's the game, as well as pining after the fair alison and cross-dressing. I'm the vice-president of the Lunatic Van Drivers Union.
OFFICIAL: And what if I say no?
HEAD OF THE VAN DRIVERS: Well, you can talk to the president of the Union, but it won't do you any good.
OFFICIAL: Why not?
HEAD OF THE VAN DRIVERS: Because he is really crazy. You may have heard of him. Thieme is his name. Art Thieme.
OFFICIAL: You're all crazy, everyone is crazy, EXCEPT ME!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!(Runs off into the darkness shrieking).

(Brief silence.)

RICK FIELDING: Anyone want to learn how to play butterfly net?

(Curtain falls)


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: MMario
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 11:07 AM

!!!!


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: KathWestra
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 11:08 AM

Peter, you've outdone yourself. BRAVO!!!


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: T in Oklahoma (Okeimockbird)
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 11:12 AM

Peter T., your script is a hard-nosed comment on the on the multiple layers of irony that, onion-like, surround our popular culture. Your use of butterfly nets (as opposed to fishnets) is especially evocative of folk culture's simultaneous attributes of ubiquity and fragility.

T.


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 11:12 AM

Encore, encore, bravo, Bravo!!!

Even if my hairy chest and chocolate fixation wasn't in there!!

LTS


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: Roger the skiffler
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 11:12 AM

Pete, Pete, our kid, how do you keep coming up with 'em?
Priceless, mate, Invisible Eddie, Hiroshi and the rest of the gang at the Neil Young Center salute you with a chorus of "Why was he born so beautiful" by the massed marching drool and kazoo band.
May you have a continuing creative New Year!
RtS (glad I'm the only one in the office holding the fort as I was laughing my [insert appropriate local usage here] off!


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: folk1234
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 11:13 AM

How true, how true. Great piece of work, PeterT.


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: Cara
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 11:14 AM

Stupendous, Peter!!


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: InOBU
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 11:15 AM

Sequel:
Once in the Bughouse, they call InOBU to get them out. He comes down with his wife, and presents himself at the door. They ask if they wish to represent this gaggle, he shrugs, sighs, and nodds, then they drop the net on them as well... at least there is good music on the inside, not to mention, in the dark resesses of the Bug house...

Revolution is simmering....


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 11:25 AM

In actual fact Elke Sommer was hiding her luscious charms behind an Italian made EKO guitar.


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: Peter T.
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 11:25 AM

[LTS -- be warned, this may be only a first draft...]!yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 11:26 AM

That's it?
We all just sit there in the van with our laptops?

Besides being the most timely, brilliant hysterical Thought For The Day, I think you are amazing Peter.

BB


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: sophocleese
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 11:33 AM

You sure about that Rick?


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: Bert
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 11:35 AM

And doesn't anyone think that it's so TRUE that it's SCARY?

AIEEEE! screams Bert as they drag him off.


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: catspaw49
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 11:41 AM

My friend...I don't know what to say. Cleigh and I both are rolling in laughter. Beautiful job...and timely.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: Max
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 11:42 AM

Love it, though I though my character could have had a bit more depth. Can I play myself when it hits the big screen?


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: Bill D
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 11:43 AM

....sounds like a great plot to me! First they drag us all away to the asylum, put us behind a BIG fence, and then the real party begins! In a short time the old saw about the inmates running the asylum will seem prescient,,,*giggle*...Max will offer to 'help' with the computer system, Mick will organize the guards, Alison will charm them, catspaw & I will befuddle them with philosophical obfuscations, etc., etc...(add your own delegated duties)...and soon WE will control who goes out with the nets!


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: Mbo
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 12:19 PM

Oh my goodness, Peter, this is amazing! A great piece of literature! Hilarious! And I was in it! I can't wait for more!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 12:27 PM

Two observations:

1. We'd all have the time of our lives.

2. Except for Gargoyle who'd be too crazy not to act sane when the butterfly nets came for him, and after a few days he'd miss the B.S. so much that he'd climb the wall to get in...only to be thrown out by the guards, who would recognize that anyone wanting to get in must be sane, since, afterall it was the very best place on earth...and Kat would organize a healing circle for him and even the guards and their union president would join in and all the good vibes (along with the good flugelhorns and kalimbas and ektars) would cure him and he, too, would live happily ever after (and be absolutely miserable when he thought about it).

--seed


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: skarpi
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 01:10 PM

Great Gouf....gouf.. sorry the flue is giving me a hard time I like this Rick have done this before???. I like it , All the best skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: Micca
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 01:33 PM

Peter, Bravo and other extravagant praises, This is what I love here, You open a perfectly? normal? thread and find that i nearly wet meslf at the confuser keyboard as I read. But now the important question , when it is filmed by Hollywood who will they cast as the Mudcatters? any suggestions( living or dead) of who you would cast, remember there will not be anyone ordinary looking like us, but only "beautiful people" my first thoughts
Aine= Meryl Streep (NOI)
BanjoBonnie= Meg Ryan (definitely NOI)
Katlaughing= Kathleen Turner(Tongue so far in cheek its coming out my ear)
Rick Fielding= James Stewart


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: Bert
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 01:40 PM

Catspaw=Marti Feldman


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: kendall
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 01:49 PM

would someone please tell me what the hell you are on about? Have I been gone THAT long?


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: bill\sables
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 02:01 PM

This looks like it could turn into a good soap, better than Coronation Street and Eastenders but then again anything is better than Coronation Street and Eastenders Cheers Bill


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 02:49 PM

He He He they missed me !!!!!!!!!! OH SHIT, SPOKE TOO SOON screeeeeeeeech "get that drunken sailor over there, he ain't mad but belongs inside anyway, crazy bastard"


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: InOBU
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 03:07 PM

And PeterT? What is he doing in the padded cell with a cashew pearched on his thingie? Och, don t mind him, he-s just effin nuts!
Gleefully bughouse
and sorry for the coursity
Larry


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: Micca
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 03:50 PM

And who is going to play Cleigh, De Niro or Pacino? or the Heron for that matter!!!!


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: Llanfair
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 03:51 PM

That was fabulous!!! Well done!! It really hit the spot!! Hwyl, Bron.


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: Bert
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 04:08 PM

Micca, Cleigh has gotta be Pacino, and how about Peter O'Toole for the heron?


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: Willie-O
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 04:09 PM

I'd be rollin on the f***ing floor if I was a bit less dignified....where would they put all these miscreants...some long-dormant largish rural structure...I suggest the McDonalds Corners Agricultural Hall though additional security will be needed to keep out all the others that will constantly trying to break into the new Neil Young Detention Centre for the Delusionally UnEntrepeneurial....

Bill C


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From:
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 04:54 PM

Seed, don't be silly; Gargoyle's the one who called the guys with the nets! He's hiding halfway down the block in a garbage can, laughing up his sleeve.


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: katlaughing
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 04:58 PM

'S wonderful, Peter!

Micca: Kathleen Turner????!!! Can't stand her! How about Emma Thompson?


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: kendall
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 05:07 PM

Now I see...the first time I opened this thread...the first thing I saw was a response..not the original opening. Relax you guys..I know a good lawyer.


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: Willie-O
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 05:10 PM

Me too, he's in the next cell...


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: Dave Swan
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 06:06 PM

AUTHOR!!AUTHOR!! Loud huzzahs from a packed looney bin. Masterful. E.S.


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: Mbo
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 06:26 PM

Might I start a thread creep, regarding who you want to play yourself in the classic movie "The Day They Came For Mudcat"? Or is that too BS-y? Just wondering...don't want to offend...

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: lamarca
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 06:26 PM

Mr. Timmerman's early 21st century (or late 20th century) opus, "Waiting for Mudcat" firmly established his theater credentials among the cognoscenti. The characterizations of Everyman and Everywoman as denizens of an archetypal virtual reality whose eschatological worth is not recognized by the haute bourgeouisie is delicately played out in short, terse segments of dialog. The instantaneous evaluation of psychorelational dysfunction in the denizens of this community by the increasingly distraught "Official" is reminiscent of early Cleese or Gilliam in its evocation of laughter through the juxtaposition of absurdist statements like

"...but anyway, we offer all sorts of refreshments and entertainment, we have special theme nights, a jello wrestling pool, a velcro wall of death, the usual." and "Well, everyone to their taste., as if taste had anything to do with the aforementioned Tavern; or

"Are you trying to tell me that you were watching Elke Sommer in the nude, and all you can remember is the guitar she was wearing????" and "Well, yes, of course.".

All in all, a fine effort, sure to make the Millennium's Best list in the Neil Young Center for the Terminally Screwed...

Bravo, Peter!
Mary


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: JenEllen
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 06:39 PM

Actually, it's the only thing they'll play on the flight to the Neil Young Center. They Clockwork Orange you into watching it...it's not pretty.


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: Max
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 06:42 PM

Can my character have a love scene with Meg Ryan? Remeber, I insist on playing myself... unless one of the other characters gets a love scene with Meg Ryan, then I want to play them.


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: TerriM
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 06:46 PM

I could bake a cake with a file in it guys, for when you get bored or sung out and want to go home; of course, the cake is more likely to be of use sawing through the bars than the file; just for heaven sake don't forget NOT to eat it!


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 07:06 PM

"No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned.....A man in jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company" Samuel Johnson 1759.

Close the door on yer way out mates! the cable TV is great and we get steak tonight.No call outs and no work aloft, just leave me be I'll be allright here.Hell they can't even flog me in here. Yours, Aye. Dave


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 07:12 PM

Micca, I definately approve of my casting.
Max, would you mind if I directed that scene? I would like to make sure it is authentic and all.

BB


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: sophocleese
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 07:54 PM

TerriM, great idea with the saw except they'd likely play it instead of sawing with it. Then they'd put the cake crumbs in a tin and shake that.


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: InOBU
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 08:04 PM

Being that we are all bughouse, we on the inside will bake a cake with all of us in it, to be sent to anyone on the outside... that is if there are any mudcatters on the outside... it is more fun in the cake!
Larry


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: momnopp
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 08:14 PM

FABULOUS!! I loved every line. My son kept asking what the heck I was laughing about. . . Cheers, JudyO


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: Max
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 08:36 PM

Banjo Bonnie: That sure is fine with me, especially if you're kinky. But then again, I guess it's only BASED on a true story. I gotta talk to the writer then...

Peter, can we talk?


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 08:53 PM

I've got an Italian Eko guitar - doesn't sound too good, but I'll look at it with renewed interest after Rick's revelation about Elke Sommer's revelation.

Could we use it in the film? I could bring it along for the auditions maybe?


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 09:03 PM

Max I think Peter is looking for a quality production directed with knowledge and experience.
Kinky sounds like some kind of B film to me.


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: Max
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 09:18 PM

Its an M film. Anyway, any scene with Meg would do...


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Subject: RE: THE DAY THEY CAME FOR MUDCAT
From: ddw
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 10:13 PM

I didn't get caught in the first raid, but I'd love to be there if they come around again. Think about it — no work, food, shelter and all those musicians around? That's not jail, that's heaven!

Great job, Peter.

david


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