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Performance Anxiety
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posted 08 July 2003 02:38 PM      Profile for Performance Anxiety        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Canada's leading theatrical laboratories has placed a very respectable 4th place in this year's MEMEFEST (Beyond category).

The "Beyond..." category encourages radical communicators who like to think "outside the box".
This category hopes to bring out new visual and conceptual forms of communication which catalyze social change while engaging people as
something more than mere consumers.

Details can be found HERE.

A hearty congratulations to the Optative Theatrical Laboratories! For more info on their ongoing project, please see THIS ARTICLE.


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4t2
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posted 08 July 2003 02:45 PM      Profile for 4t2     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Is it laboratories or laboratory? Did they all win prizes? How many labs are there?

I'm sure, as an artist, that you would disavow unsatisfactory labels like "Canada's leading", as art takes so many forms, and means so much to different people, that attempting to quantify any particular performer or group of performer's as "Canada's greatest" is only something that tabloid newspapers and other foes lacking in understanding of the true beauty of the dramatic arts would do. Only a fool or a philistine would try and force their hierarchial nonsense on a performance group, right? The triumph of ego over integrity, right? Right?

But, congratulations, Peformance Anxiety. Are you a member of this group, or just a devoted well-wisher?


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Tommy Shanks
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posted 08 July 2003 03:14 PM      Profile for Tommy Shanks     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hes probably the one guy who gave it a 10/10.
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Performance Anxiety
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posted 08 July 2003 03:27 PM      Profile for Performance Anxiety        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Is it laboratories or laboratory? Did they all win prizes? How many labs are there?

There are several laboratories in operation from what I understand. For example, you can email [email protected] to contact lab #13. How many there are, is "classified" information (e.g.: if I told you I'd have to kill you), but let's just say that there are lots.

I am the official spokesperson of the OTL here on rabble.ca, after the so-called moderator Audra barred several of the theatricians from the site, including one first nations thespian (who was barred 3 times) and the founder of the first lab. Their crime? Playing.


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posted 08 July 2003 03:34 PM      Profile for Scout     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Optative Theatrical Laboratories

What is it?


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4t2
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posted 08 July 2003 03:40 PM      Profile for 4t2     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ah, OK. You're the spokesperson. I can live with that.

Still a bit puzzled about this though:

"so-called moderator Audra"

Does that mean that she's not really Audra?
Or not really the moderator?
Or, perhaps, that the person we call both moderator and Audra is in fact neither?
And if so, who is the real moderator, and what did they do to Audra?

I mean, if I was feeling mean, I'd refer to OTL as "Canada's so-called leading theatrical laboratories" and their "so-called spokesperson Performance Anxiety", but that would just be a cheap shot.




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Performance Anxiety
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posted 08 July 2003 04:19 PM      Profile for Performance Anxiety        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think "so-called" can be used in cases where there is a certain dubiousness at work. A "moderator" becomes "so-called" when there is clearly a lack of moderate behaviour.


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posted 08 July 2003 04:24 PM      Profile for Black Dog   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Their crime? Playing.

I guess playing with yourself is against rabble policy.


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posted 08 July 2003 04:27 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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A "moderator" becomes "so-called" when there is clearly a lack of moderate behaviour.

... and whenever I think of moderate behaviour, Mr. King, yours is the first name that springs to mind.

[ 08 July 2003: Message edited by: 'lance ]


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Tommy Shanks
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posted 08 July 2003 04:29 PM      Profile for Tommy Shanks     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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I guess playing with yourself is against rabble policy

Well PA(cough, Donovan King) and his "friends" including the so-called thespians, do seem to be a bunch of self-absorbed jack-offs....

By the way, doesn't the title of this thread remind one of someone claiming to have finished 3rd in the Belleville Salmon Wrestling Contest.

[ 08 July 2003: Message edited by: Tommy Shanks ]


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posted 08 July 2003 04:31 PM      Profile for Black Dog   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Tommy Shanks:

Well PA(cough, Donovan King) and his "friends" including the so-called thespians, do seem to be a buch of self-absorbed jack-offs....


Sure, masturbating on a message board is "art". But try the same argument whn you're caught doing it on public transit and see how far THAT gets you.

quote:
By the way, doesn't the title of this thread remind one of someone claiming to have finished 3rd in the Belleville Salmon Wrestling Contest.

"Salmon Wrestling": Is that a euphamism, TommyShanks?

[ 08 July 2003: Message edited by: black_dog ]


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posted 08 July 2003 04:37 PM      Profile for Scout     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
when there is clearly a lack of moderate behaviour.

It's not her job to be moderate for the sake of others but for the sake of the site. I'd say it's more her job to moderate hooligans than be moderate.

Also I don't expect moderation when dealing with openly racist posts, etc. or anything that else that violates babble policy but I guess you do, at least in regards to your desire to foist your little game on others.

I think you might have a little so-called-grudge about your pet project not be welcome here? Or maybe not.

I find you ability to still post here a surprisingly moderate decision.

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one first nations thespian

Oh, and this? This kind of suggestive little piece of irrelevant information makes you a seem like a trouble-maker. Are you suggesting that they were banned because of their race or perhaps that they shouldn't be banned because of their race?


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Willowdale Wizard
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posted 08 July 2003 06:27 PM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
doesn't the title of this thread remind one of someone claiming to have finished 3rd in the Belleville Salmon Wrestling Contest?

hey, not true. i ran into a slovene at a media conference in sweden a year and a half ago, and things seem pretty interesting there.

e.g. the yearly 12-day, 20-country City of Women festival.


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Performance Anxiety
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posted 08 July 2003 09:58 PM      Profile for Performance Anxiety        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Oh, and this? This kind of suggestive little piece of irrelevant information makes you a seem like a trouble-maker. Are you suggesting that they were banned because of their race or perhaps that they shouldn't be banned because of their race?

I don't think anyone should be banned for their race, especially Pelletier (1st Nations) and King (Quebecois). A supposedly "activist" site bans some of society's most disadvantaged because they play roles on the Net? Dude - that's their job. They are theatricians after all! If differance of this sort is too disturbing try picking up a book and reading some Derrida. But DON'T silence, censor, and marginalize them.

As for the negative comments of many Babblers here, it is nothing short of a disgrace. No wonder Canada is constantly referred to as the "51st State". Some of the comments on this board are offensive, masturbatory, and downright outrageous. Please, for the sake of the activist Babblers, stop polluting our mental environments with your right-wing bile and venom. Save it for George W. Bush, or some other oppressive character.

Normally when an activist group does well, others should congratulated them, not go off on some sort of right-wing diatribe.


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posted 08 July 2003 10:03 PM      Profile for 4t2     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Performance Anxiety:

I don't think anyone should be banned for their race, especially Pelletier (1st Nations) and King (Quebecois). A supposedly "activist" site bans some of society's most disadvantaged because they play roles on the Net?


No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. You're missing the point. Where's the proof that race (and I'll pass over your Quebec race nonsense) is the issue at all here? Surely, if you are going to fling such so-called allegations of supposed bias then some so-called evidence or supposedly substantive pointers would be necessary? Roles or no roles

quote:
Some of the comments on this board are offensive, masturbatory, and downright outrageous.

What role are you playing now? Pot or kettle?

quote:
Normally when an activist group does well, others should congratulated them, not go off on some sort of right-wing diatribe.

Comrade, it ain't right-wing to expect a wee bit of humility and reason (and, dare I say it, moderation) every now and again.

[ 08 July 2003: Message edited by: 4t2 ]


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Performance Anxiety
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posted 08 July 2003 10:15 PM      Profile for Performance Anxiety        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I wasn't saying that they were banned because of their race. I said:

quote:
...Audra barred several of the theatricians from the site, including one first nations thespian (who was barred 3 times) and the founder of the first lab. Their crime? Playing.

I am alarmed that you consider this some sort of racist accusation. I was merely mentioning the race of Pelletier because 1st Nations culture is obviously quite different from the Canadi-American one that has no concept of the Trickster or Nanabush.

Just because the so-called moderator is unfamiliar with these cultural differences, she should be educating herself instead of dismissing a concept that, while alien to her, has existed on this land for thousands of years.


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posted 08 July 2003 10:18 PM      Profile for 4t2     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
I don't think anyone should be banned for their race

You said it, comrade. Don't back away now.

[ 08 July 2003: Message edited by: 4t2 ]


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Performance Anxiety
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posted 08 July 2003 10:42 PM      Profile for Performance Anxiety        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It's a hypothetical observation, not an accusation. I don't think anyone should be banned for their ability, gender, class, or state of reality either. Differance is disturbing because it deals with an alternate reality from the dominant one, disturbing to those inhabiting the dominant one at least.

The Trickster deals precisely within this alternate realm. So get off your politically correct high horse and get to the meat of the issue with the rest of us here:

Will Audra ever allow the banned theatricians back on the board?


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Tommy Shanks
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posted 09 July 2003 09:47 AM      Profile for Tommy Shanks     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
No, no, no. For the love of God, she should not. WHo'll think of the children?

Classic right-wing diatribe.


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Briguy
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posted 09 July 2003 11:12 AM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Will Audra ever allow the banned theatricians back on the board?


You're already back on the board, buddy. What're you complaining about?


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posted 09 July 2003 11:23 AM      Profile for Scout     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
You still haven't explained what it is.

Do you guys come on the board and role play?

You do relaize this is a private board and they don't have to let you come and play games here don't you? If it's a form of sock pupppetry then I'd say it is obvious why it isn't allowed.


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posted 09 July 2003 11:31 AM      Profile for clockwork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Everyone is playing something here. Mr. P.A. is just open about it.
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posted 09 July 2003 12:47 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
As a form of spectacle, this thread rivals lint accumulation behind a sofa.
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posted 09 July 2003 01:06 PM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
lint has feelings too. i think that you should apologize right now.
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Performance Anxiety
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posted 09 July 2003 04:00 PM      Profile for Performance Anxiety        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Everyone is playing something here. Mr. P.A. is just open about it.

BRAVO!


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Performance Anxiety
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posted 17 July 2003 06:44 PM      Profile for Performance Anxiety        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Anyone else want to come out of the closet? Who's playing here, and what are the roles and agendas?
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