Georgie Boy: Fallen Queen of Broadway by Mister Jellyfish

Georgie Boy: Fallen Queen of Broadway by Mister Jellyfish

Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:36 pm

Robotics test and proof of concept for interactive art installation at Burning Man 2011:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzOZ4Jyh6PQ&feature=email[/youtube]
"Georgie Boy: Fallen Queen of Broadway" is a concept my brother and I have been kicking around for years. It will be a life-size diorama cut out of a seedy Reno motel with a robotic Georgie Boy lounging and lamenting his fall from fame as his equally robotic Pomeranian dog "Smoochie Pooch" mocks him in a New York accent reminiscent of Joe Pesci. I'm always poking fun with our Burning Man projects. With Ein Hammer is was us Germans. Zsu Zsu mocked the French. Apokiliptika lampooned the Russians. Now it's time for some good old flaming gay male parody. All of my interactive art can be found at www.MutantVehicle.com including videos and progress blogs on how they are built.
Art cred: Georgie Boy 2011: www.mutantvehicle.com/georgie_boy.htm ; Ein Hammer 2010; Fluffer 2009; Zsu Zsu 2008; U-Me 2007; Mantis 2006; MiniMan and Pikes Of Paranoia 2005; Time Machine Mutant Vehicle 2004. www.MutantVehicle.com
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Postby oneeyeddick » Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:51 pm

my RV is a 79'"Georgie Boy".

What are you trying to say, Hmmm?
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Postby oneeyeddick » Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:00 pm

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Postby Bob » Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:11 pm

Genius!

Needs a wall full of animatronic toupees.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:33 pm

Bob wrote:Needs a wall full of animatronic toupees.

Wow.

I cannot say what amazingness that sentence sent through my brain.
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Postby Elorrum » Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:55 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
Bob wrote:Needs a wall full of animatronic toupees.

Wow.

I cannot say what amazingness that sentence sent through my brain.


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Postby Eric » Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:56 pm

I love this. I wish I knew you so I could be your token gay.
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Postby Elorrum » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:12 pm

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Postby ygmir » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:15 pm

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Postby Tiahaar » Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:51 pm

Bravo! There's no queen quite like a fallen queen :P

(its funny to see that the majority of images that come up in a 'georgie boy' google are motorhomes...you're not alone OED heheh)

Jelly! Thanks for the package :D

(this was one of the better 'georgie boy' google images yowsa!)
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Postby AntiM » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:10 am

Far too long, but midway through... Brandy! II thought of Jack Lemmon immediately.

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:13 am

Bob wrote:Genius!

Needs a wall full of animatronic toupees.






i'm dressing like Liberace the WHOLE WEEK!




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Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:23 am

and i"ll be Talkin' like Harvey ALL WEEK!


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Postby unjonharley » Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:16 am

This sounds like a real kick..

Do keep us posted..
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Postby zorro sings » Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:44 am

Club Verboten wishes Comrade Jellyfish another great triumph in 2011!

As you know,through your many visits over the years,our camp furniture has always sought to emulate a "seedy Reno motel".If any help is needed finding and securing proper decor pieces let us know.
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Georgie Boy's Jaded Past

Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:43 am

Thanks, you guys. There's no other place I feel more at home to share a new idea and your support means a great deal to me. Thanks for the posts and references, especially Rod Stewart's worst song ever that confirms we chose the right name. Master Sodium also nailed it with this one:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LwyVFnEjvo&feature=related[/youtube]

When my brother and I first came up with the Georgie Boy character, it was after hearing Howard Stern's interviews with George Tekei ("Sulu" from the original Star Trek series). Just his laugh had us doubled over and we started leaving voice mails for each other, trying to emulate that guttural cackle of his.

This was before I had a creative outlet in Burning Man, and my brother and I used to drive up to the hills above a truck stop here in the Reno area, and key up his CB radio on channel 19 "the trucker channel". We had an array of characters we would do in an attempt to rally the trucker's anger at us, and none was more effective than that of Georgie Boy. There was something about his questioning their hetero self image by inviting them to travel up the "elevator shaft" to his penthouse for a snifter of something sweet that made the truckers want to literally KILL us! I made a website that is surprisingly still up where you can hear samples of our trucker torture at:
http://krankytheklown.tripod.com/index.htm

Anyway, the character of Georgie Boy quickly morphed to include the influences of Jonathan Harris' portrayal of Dr. Zachary Smith in the original Lost In Space series as well as (You guessed it AntiM- sorry Larry), Prince Hapnik played by Jack Lemon our favorite movie, "The Great Race".

INTERACTION:
I really want to nail down the participant interaction on this project, and so far the ideas have included a console with a start button and large rotary knob that allows selections including:
* Arguments
* Laments
* Show Tunes
* Flashbacks

The last of which can be played through the black and white motel TV inside the room. These would include his glory years on Broadway as well as the medical video of his recent colonoscopy. I would looooove to pay tribute to the Monty Python And The Holy Grail scene and have musical swells of show tune beginnings with Georgie Boy getting ready to sing, only to be squelched by his dog who hates those songs as much as I do. Here's the scene I'm talking about:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3YiPC91QUk[/youtube]

Overall, the reasons I'm going with this art installation include:

* It's a manageable size (smaller than Ein Hammer) that can be built in my garage on a small trailer platform
* The crew and I will most certainly laugh our asses off whilst building it. If anything is ever below Georgie's standards, we can pout, cry and complain like him-- kind of like we did with Zsu Zsu
* My friend Chelsea made a great point that it would be one of the strangest, funniest Burning Man installations to walk up to and discover in the deep playa
* The robotics are readily available at reasonable prices
* I get to do lots of work in the audio realm, which was my favorite stuff with Ein Hammer

As far as theme relevance goes, I don't know. Rights of passage to be right or wrong? Acceptance of failure as a right of passage? Right of passage up Georgie Boy's chocolate highway? By the way, he's going to have a speaker in his ass so he can pass wind in that "cleaned out" sort of whispery way.
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Postby sputnik » Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:22 am

You sir are a mad genius!
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Postby Bob » Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:24 am

MJM, is it possible you're conflating George Takei with Mark Harris, Martha Raye's widower?
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Postby unjonharley » Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:21 pm

Odd how I asked my friend (w/old movie conections) to pick me up a copy of The Great Race just yeaserday..Had some people over last weekend for food, popcorn and Holy Grail.
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Postby Lassen Forge » Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:43 pm

Braaahhh... Voe! It's... it's... MAHVELOUS!!!!

(Ya know, tho... the voice on the website... sounds vaugely famaliar...)

I could think of many things that could be morphed into a suitable... um... "knob"... for the selection process... Of which I am most certain Georgie would approve... (if only he really cared anymore... why can't he get a reading at least, for foofsakes... Something about a voiceover for Oscar Meyer...) ))ahem((

THis is going to be, well, spectacular. Especially for Smoochiepooch!

I can't wait to see how he tries to console Georgie...
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Postby Isotopia » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:05 pm

I'm loving the idea.

As for Georgie? Add a little more fem and reduce the flame.
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Postby Kinetik V » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:10 pm

While few things in life are a given, a Jellyfish project for the playa is about as close as it gets to a guaranteed success. And this one sounds like it's going to be the best yet!
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:24 pm

Bob wrote:MJM, is it possible you're conflating George Takei with Mark Harris, Martha Raye's widower?


Conflation. That sounds kinky. I'll look it up in the Urban Dictionary. :)
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Postby Snow » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:26 pm

Having met Georgie Boy, I must say, I can't wait to see this come to fruition!
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Postby snake » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:38 pm

i bet you could get skidjam to belt out a few tunes.
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:32 pm

As for Georgie? Add a little more fem and reduce the flame.




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Postby fbcota » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:04 pm

I love it Jelly. If you need some video help for the flashbacks let me know. I will find you at Reno decom to fill the blanks.
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Postby snake » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:19 pm

jelly, i think you should meet eric.
eric...let me introduce you to mister jellyfish.
you now have a virtual knowledge/meeting.
is that good enough to perhaps start a new friendship/kinship/intense personality eplaya budding uhhhh relationship?
jelly you could bounce gay appropriate/inappropriate concepts off eric...not that he is the ONLY gay person on the board...but he certainly is a vocal clever one...NOT that he's the ONLY vocal clever gay person on the boards....
eek i just better shut up (thank you 5 glasses of wine on an empty stomach)
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:21 pm

Well, Eric, you have been picked to be a consultant for a Mr. Jellyfish project. I'm jealous. Of course, I wouldn't be much of a consultant in this instance, but emotion knows no sense.
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Postby Eric » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:36 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Well, Eric, you have been picked to be a consultant for a Mr. Jellyfish project. I'm jealous. Of course, I wouldn't be much of a consultant in this instance, but emotion knows no sense.


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