THE THEO REPORT
"Your source for news about
the Van Gogh-Goghs and
other trifling affairs."
Vol. 2, Issue 9............09/20/99
In this issue:
*VGGs say "Hooray for the Seven Deadly Sins!"
*Pixel 3000 launches
*Van Gogh-Gogh MP3s
*Last chance to prove us wrong
*Web site news
*Win a t-shirt
*And the #1 most-requested item: how to unsubscribe
WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT?
It's the email newsletter of the Van Gogh-Goghs sketch
comedy group. Read it, enjoy it, pass it along to your
pals and encourage them to sign up themselves at
<http://www.vgg.com/bookindex.html>. If you don't want
to get it any more, follow the unsubscribing
instructions at the bottom of the message. We'll miss
you if you go.
VGGS SAY "HOORAY FOR THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS!"
Since we were young-uns, we've always known that it's
important to step back, relax, and enjoy the little
things in life. You know, those wonderful little
activities that bring light to your otherwise dark and
depressing day. Things like Greed. Envy. Lust. Pride.
Anger. Gluttony. And most of all, sloth.
People too often forget about these hardworking sins,
so that's why we've created a sketch comedy tribute to
bad behavior called "Hooray for the Seven Deadly Sins!"
We'll perform our tribute during three shows at
Masquer's Cabaret, a very hep and happening
restaurant/club on Third Street (the one in West
Hollywood near the Beverly Center, not the one in Santa
Join us, wontcha? You can get the details from our
Pulse-o-Matic flyer at
Or just read on:
* SATURDAY, SEPT. 25, OCT. 2, and OCT. 9
PLACE: Masquers Cabaret and Dinner Theater,
8334 W. Third St., West Hollywood
TIME: 7:30 p.m. (curtain at 8 p.m.)
Come early, and you can have dinner, too.
PARKING: Valet and some on-street
You can get directions to the shows at
PIXEL 3000 LAUNCHES
If there's one thing that everybody likes, it's
dragging Van Gogh-Goghs around a stage and listening to
them babble out random sketchlets, am I right people?
In the past, you had to rely on your proximity to us,
our willingness to be dragged around, and the
complicated sets of blocks-and-tackles needed to move
us around in a humorous way.
But now, thanks to the power of the Internet, you can
do it all online with much less sweating, swearing, and
complaining from us! Simply go to
<http://www.vgg.com/pixel/> and use our patented PIXEL
3000 ensketchalating technology to put on your own VGG
show! Fun for everyone from ages 8 to 8 years and 2
VAN GOGH-GOGH MP3s
Ever wondered what a Van Gogh-Gogh show is like? Then
come out and see us you goof! Oh, so you're in
Madagascar and can't make it? Harumph.
Well, we'll let you off this time. Instead, go to
<http://www.vgg.com/mp3s/index.html> and check out the
new, super-keen, boffo, and overall kinda fun MP3s of
us performing live at the first Big Stinkin'
International Improv and Sketch Comedy (pause for
breath) Festival in Austin, Texas. To play 'em, you'll
need an MP3 player like WinAMP (http://www.winamp.com/)
or Audion (http://www.panic.com/)
LAST CHANCE TO PROVE US WRONG
Well well well, seems that not everyone agrees that an
insincere laugh is as good as a sincere one. We've
gotten some good responses so far, but so far, no
blockbusters. Have you the mettle to Prove Us Wrong
WEB SITE NEWS
Looky what else is new online:
* Newcomer's Guide to New Orleans
<http://www.vgg.com/orleans.html>: Our ole pal Alec
Vance, a former lackey of Rob's who now lives in New
Orleans, sent us a guide to life in his Faire Citie.
* Still no bites for our Desert Scavenger Hunt
C'mon, who wouldn't want to go on an aimless trip into
the desert for a free t-shirt, fun crap, and FREE
passes to EVERY Van Gogh-Gogh show EVER?
* We were offline for what seemed like forever! Yeah,
sorry about that. Our hosting-type people had some
problem with the cyber-yin-yang and de-exfribulated our
wazoo, the upshot being that the site was dead for two
Everyone give a big cheer to Jane from Charlottesville
(go Hoos!), who knew how Lionel Simca spells
Wanna win an official Van Gogh-Gogh t-shirt? Then head
over to <http://www.vgg.com/> and start sleuthing
around. This month's question is gonna be easy, cause
yr humble Theo Report correspondent has a headache and
the Web is slow and my mouse is all gummed up and
whine, whine, whine. So here goes:
When and where (including street address) is our
Email the answer, your name and mailing address, and
size to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. It's first-come,
first-served, so get on the ball. Ouch. My head.
THAT'S IT -- SEE US IF YOU CAN!
We gotta go get ready for the Sept. 25 show. Email us
at email@example.com. See you next month.