was the Happy Happy Joy Joy Party Party to mark the end of the semester.
I was one of the first people to show up, once again. I was waiting
for Mark [Sachs] to show up, but for once he was not early. Before
he showed up, Neale [Lanigan] walked in with his VCR and Bernhard
[Warg] came in with his color monitor. Joe [Foering] was right behind
them, already cracking jokes. I exchanged quotes with them for awhile
and then sat down again.
Mark walked in the door, I called out "Mark!!! I have dibs on
Mark: I said his name first!"
reacted appropriately: "At last! Somebody wants to talk to me."
I took him an article I'd written for Completely Different
and told him I was planning to do a series on apartment living. I
also gave him the banners I'd done up for the student involvement
fair last semester, because he should be the one who keeps them.
Holli showed up, I did the same with her, shouting that I had dibs.
I gave her the page I'd torn out of Pennsylvania Musician,
advertising the Incoherent. [Note: This was close to
the name of a fictional band, the Incoherent Mercenaries, which featured
in a Caverns of Your Mind Players sketch on my radio show on
the campus radio station, WPSU.]
same thing when Jen [Hoffman] showed up: "I have dibs!"
I shouted. Then I returned her "Dracula" magazine to her
and gave her the Free the Hole video, saying as I did so, "And
that's not all; you also get this copy of the Free the Hole
video!" As I said that, I pulled the video in and out of its
case quickly, like some schmaltzy hawker on the Home Shopping Channel.
tonight's agenda mainly consisted of watching The Rutles, only
one person came prepared with a skit. Actually, he's had two skits
planned, but he couldn't do one of them because he'd left his tape
recorder at home. The skit was "Tae Quantum Leap," [Note:
Presumably this was an attempt to blend the Frantics sketch
"Tae Kwon Leap" with a parody of the show "Quantum
Leap"] and the title was the funniest part of it.
a Ren and Stimpy cartoon first, the one where they are rubber
nipple salesmen. During the video, we munched on Twizzlers and miniature
candy bars that Cathy [Nelson] had brought and sipped soda Jen had
brought. Somebody else had brought Doritos. I led everybody in a group
"Thank you" to the people who'd brought munchies.