Saturday, June 21, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Well, truth be told, real life gets in the way of the fun stuff plenty often. Thank goodness! Because then there might be no new things to mention on the old blog...
Like our newest endeavor, Gunschmuck.
Gunschmuck is, of course, a "Gunsmoke" parody. Now, I mean the RADIO "Gunsmoke", not the TV "Gunsmoke"...not that there's anything wrong with the TV version, besides most of the scripts being completely lifted from the radio series, and the incredible radio actors (William Conrad, Parley Baer, Howard McNear, and Georgia Ellis) ungraciously passed over for any tv roles.
The "schmuck" in Gunschmuck means "foolish" or "stupid", NOT the original outmoded Yiddish vulgarism, so please - no angry letters. The whole concept is about turning the well-known characters inside-out, and filling the rest with totally stupid absurdist humor. Running jokes. Tripping and falling jokes. Bad gags. Puns. Nothing very sophisticated, here. Hear?
And that's all reflected in the graphics: some of my favorite "stupid humor" artists have been melded into typical Gunsmokian old-west scenes...watch for Moe, Larry, Curly, Jerry Lewis, Lucy, Lloyd & Harry from "Dumb & Dumber", Bob & Ray, and so on. By the way, we're NOT playing these characters in the Gunschmuck shows, just using their images to convey what we're doing: creating fun, idiotic humor that just about anyone can enjoy, even years on down the road.
In fact, a Mr Martin Grams Jr has heard the first two shows, and seemed to enjoy them QUITE A BIT - check out his review HERE.
Thanks so much, Marty!
In fact, a certain David (BookDave) Thompson gave this one a try, and his father BookSteve gave the whole shebang a nice review HERE.
Thanks so much BookThompsons!
There are three more Gunschmuck scripts sitting here on the desk in front of me, each more stupider than the last - they WILL be turned into full-fledged audio shows (no matter HOW much you all wish they won't!).
And plus also some more other stuff, too.