THE THEO REPORT
"Your source for news about
the Van Gogh-Goghs and
other trifling affairs."
Vol. 2, Issue 10............10/21/99
In this issue:
*Three more chances to say "Hooray for the Seven Deadly Sins!"
*Mo' Betta Van Gogh-Gogh MP3s
*Web site news
*Scavenger hunt is still going on, you know
*Win a t-shirt
*What the kids really wanna know: 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.
THREE MORE CHANCES TO SAY "HOORAY FOR THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS!"
As we told you in the last, interim version of this here Internet newsletter thingy, our latest show, "Hooray for the Seven Deadly Sins," has been extended! So you have three more chances to see the show the LA Weekly called "riotous" and "predominantly funny." (Since the review, we tweaked the show, so now it contains 10% more riotousness and 18% more predominant funny.)
The show will run through Oct. 30 at Masquers Cabaret on Third Street near the Beverly Center. The club is planning a Halloween party after the 30th
show, so you can stick around and get boozed up afterwards.
On Nov. 6, we're moving up to North Hollywood and closing "Hooray for the Seven Deadly Sins" at Aaah! Capella. Here's the info:
* SATURDAY, OCT. 23 and 30
PLACE: Masquers Cabaret and Dinner Theater,
8334 W. Third St., West Hollywood
TIME: 9:15 p.m. (curtain at 9:30 p.m.)
PARKING: Valet and some on-street
* SATURDAY, NOV. 6
PLACE: Aaah! Capella, 5907 Lankershim Boulevard,
TIME: 8 p.m.
PARKING: Free (in the lot behind the club)
You can get directions to the shows at
VAN GOGH-GOGH MP3s
We added some more live MP3s of us performing at the first Big Stinkin' International Improv and Sketch Comedy Festival in Austin, Texas. Check 'em out at <http://www.vgg.com/mp3s/index.html>. Oh, and if you want to actually play the MP3s, you'll need WinAMP <http://www.winamp.com/> or Audion <http://www.panic.com/>.
WEB SITE NEWS
There's a bunch more new stuff up at <http://www.vgg.com>:
* Account of our Austin trip
* Star Wax
(Look for more VGG movieage coming soonish.)
*Have you the mettle to Prove Us Wrong <http://www.vgg.com/uswrong.html>?
DEFACE OUR SITE
Have you heard about ThirdVoice <http://www.thirdvoice.com>? It's this little program that lets Web site visitors post little messages on Web sites that the owners can't remove. It's like graffitti, only done by nerds. Keen!
Anyway, the other day, I (Alan) go to all the trouble of downloading and installing the damn thing (it's Windows only, folks), and head over to our site. My head was spinning with the prospect of reading dozens of badly written, profanity-laden notes, religious screeds against Furniture Porn <http://www.furnitureporn.com>, and the classic Internet insult "get a life, I can't believe you waste time doing stupid crap like this." Instead, I discovered that there were exactly zero ThirdVoice notes cluttering up our site. Rat farts!
So if you have ThirdVoice, and if it isn't constantly crashing your computer, leave us a note, 'kay?
SCAVENGER HUNT IS STILL GOING ON, YOU KNOW
We're starting to think that no one wants to get lost in the desert attempting to find a free t-shirt, fun crap, and FREE passes to EVERY Van Gogh-Gogh show EVER. Can this be true? Take the Desert Scavenger Hunt
Well, after a little prodding, several folks finally entered last month's giveaway. (Sheesh -- we have to pull teeth to get people to take a free t-shirt off our hands.) We were most excited to see that one of the winners was from Malaysia. Ma-freakin'-laysia, people! Have you ever given a free t-shirt to someone in Malaysia? Ha! Didn't think so.
The prospect of paying crippling postage on a package that will likely never get to its destination put us in a good mood, so we decided to give out *two* shirts to the first two entries. So everyone say hi to our winners, Caitlin and Kim.
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 involves Pixel 3000 <http://www.vgg.com/pixel/>, our little game site thing. The question is:
How old is the guy who translated "Who's On First?"
(You may have to try several times to see the right script.)
Email the answer, your name and mailing address, and
shirt size to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. It's first-come,
first-served, and unless one entrant is from Burkina Faso, we're only gonna have one winner this time.
THAT'S IT -- SEE US IF YOU CAN!
We gotta go get ready for the next shows (the next three weekends)! Email us
at email@example.com. See you next month.