Lunch: Tasty WTF, Mmm mmm.

The Helen A. Rosburg Lightning and Thunder Luncheon was today.

First, the food was actually really good, but it was Mexican, so everyone there is going to have their own thunder later this afternoon.

Second, the place was packed – everyone went to the lunch. Holy cow.

Third: it featured the first ever (that I’ve seen) live action promo for a book. An entire skit – featuring a stunt-rigged hangin’! – was a promotional play for Rosburg’s book, Blaze of Lightning, Roar of Thunder. Last year’s Mr. Romance played the hero’s role decked out in more buckskin fringe than I could possibly describe, and at one point the narrator mentioned his hair. Cue Mr. Romance to gingerly touch his black wig (pictures coming soon) and immediately stop touching it. Major acting chops, here, like damn.

The sheriff was also the stuntmaster, and while he was hooking up Rosburg’s daughter, who played the heroine, to a harness so she could be hung without actually being hung, the narrator said, “Hanging her did not seem to bring the pleasure he thought it would.”

Clearly he had eaten too many beans.

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    the narrator said, “Hanging her did not seem to bring the pleasure he thought it would.”

    I dunno, that kind of entertainment always makes me smile.

    Pictures!  We need pictures!

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    Aemelia says:

    I’m really curious…I just received an ARC of BLAZE OF LIGHTING ROAR OF THUNDER

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    Walt says:

    Yes, but was he hung?

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    Rinda says:

    GasX.  A Conference Attendee’s Best Friend.

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    Estelle Chauvelin says:

    …anybody who lets themselves be hung onstage obviously hasn’t read the accounts of Judas’ dying during Jesus Christ Superstar that I have.

    I mean, clearly it has been done many more times without being fatal than it has caused fatalities, but that’s just something that makes me nervous now.

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    Brandi says:

    …anybody who lets themselves be hung onstage obviously hasn’t read the accounts of Judas’ dying during Jesus Christ Superstar that I have.

    Well, I sure haven’t! Can you link us up? (Usually the deaths by accidental hanging in entertainment I’ve heard of have been amateur haunted houses.)

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    Diana Hunter says:

    Okay, Sarah…where are you hiding and why can’t I find you? I know there are 1500 people here and finding you is like the proverbial needle in a haystack, but darn it woman! I want to meet a blogging celebrity!!!

    Diana on the prowl…

    (verification words need56. Funny on so many levels)

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    Estelle Chauvelin says:

    http://www.snopes.com/horrors/freakish/onstage.asp

    Scroll down to 1997 and then 2000.  The one in 2000 doesn’t specifically say it was in JCS, so theoretically it could be some minor play about Easter that a church was presenting and happened to include the death of Judas, but I could swear I’d read this happened in JCS at least twice.  Makes you wonder if the reason some of the recent big productions have just symbolically shown a rope dropping onstage wasn’t purely artistic.

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    Wryhag says:

    Lordy, I would’ve needed to wear Depends to that performance!

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    Natalie says:

    That was seriously 50 kinds of WTF.  I was trying so hard to not crack up and only partially succeeded.

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    veinglory says:

    What is with Medallion anyway.  For me they seem to run about a WTF every few weeks.

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    Chloe says:

    LOL… this visual is cracking me up… thanks for the laugh!!

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    Gail Dayton says:

    “Blaze of Lightning, Roar of Thunder”—am I the only one humming the Underdog Song??

    Okay, that was “Speed of Lightning, Roar of Thunder” But still…

    So, is Polly Pureheart in this book?

    (Goes away humming.. “fighting all who rob or plunder, underdog, ah-ah-ah-ah Underdog! UNDERDOG!!!)

    (codeword: hope75—but I’m not sure what to hope for…)

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    Diana Hunter says:

    OMG…I was singing that at our table! No, you weren’t the only one. What were they thinking when they chose that title????

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    Helen says:

    Hey, wtf is with Medallion?  Trying to provide first class entertainment at all times.  As to “safely” hanging someone, namely my daughter, in this case: the illusionist, Cliff Hopkins, does many of Copperfield’s illusions so I knew Ali was safe.  Finally, about the title: the answer as to “why that title?” is contained within the pages of the book.  OK, not “finally.”  Glad you liked the lunch, Sarah.  I had a blast planning the whole thing and doing something different and, I hope, fun for attendees.  For those who need pix, the video of the production will be on my site soon, also on Medallion’s, and my MySpace.  Great blog spot.  Glad I found it.

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