Georgie Boy: Fallen Queen of Broadway by Mister Jellyfish

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:09 am

Snow wrote:An ex of mine was an ER nurse, and man were there ever lots of people comming in all the time with things lost up their asses. She seemed to think NONE of them were gay. The scariest was a lightbulb, WTF???? It does seem more related to stupid than your sexual orientation.

Yeah, but perception v. reality. It's attributed to homosexuality. I find the idea of concrete also to be particularly bizarre.
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Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:59 pm

One song the dog is most certainly going to sing to Georgie is this one, but with the name substituted and the lyrics changed:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKd-07E6ses[/youtube]
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Wheel of Fame

Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:38 am

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It occurred to me that I can't just offer some push buttons to play the vignettes and that the participant interaction should be more fun. Easy, familiar games have always worked for me in past interactive art, so here's a new idea...

What's the one thing the Georgie Boy character misses since his fall from Broadway? His name up in lights! Therefore, we'll have a Broadway style show marquis with his name spelled in dotted letters like a green room vanity mirror. Special thanks to Lightnin' for suggesting LED's mounted inside ping pong balls to diffuse them.
Participants can hit the big, lighted "spin" button to sequence the smaller letters of Georgie Boy's name surrounding the names of the vignette categories. When the spinning letters come to a stop, the corresponding large letter is lit, and a vignette from the corresponding category is played as the animatronic Georgie Boy interacts with his dog, Smoochie Pooch.

When his name is finally fully up in lights, Smoochie sings him a song, with lots more animatronic stuff coming to life in his Motel room in an overly happy, creepy, dream-like sequence of delusional delight.

There's lots of influence from our 2008 project, Zsu Zsu here. I think the crowd cheering and hoping for a particular letter will prove entertaining and engaging.
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Postby unjonharley » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:45 am

Are you going to have caned crowd cheering?




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Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:02 am

Good idea, Unjon. Maybe some "Awwwe" when they lose.

Here's a math quiz for all:

If the 10 panel spinning "wheel" is truly random and the redundant letters light both (for example, landing on an "O" would light that letter in both the words "Georgie" and "Boy", what is the average number of spins it would take to light up all the letters in the phrase "Georgie Boy". Good luck!
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Postby Snow » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:30 pm

90

edited cuz I counted the numbers wrong the first time
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Postby Snow » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:30 pm

oops double post...will georgie boy be coming out to play tomorrow night?
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Re: Wheel of Fame

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:38 pm

Mister Jellyfish Mister wrote: There's lots of influence from our 2008 project, Zsu Zsu here. I think the crowd cheering and hoping for a particular letter will prove entertaining and engaging.

Yeah, I'm sort of expecting that there will be a "friends of teh project" special youtube video of Feelth and Smoochie Pooch fighting or romping or making mad weasel love.
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Postby Bounce530 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:40 pm

13.5
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Postby Bounce530 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:41 pm

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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:04 pm

I'm going to agree with Bounce, rather than Junglesmacks.
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Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:04 pm

Thanks, Bounce. That helps.

Lee: Georgie Boy poster will be up tomorrow at Reno Decom thanks to Magic and Lightnin'. We're meeting at Fixit's to grab hammerhead at 3 PM, then set it up in the alley, put some lights on it, break for dinner, then let it spin whilst we play all night. Don't miss the cast and crew photo shoot at midnight in front of the hammer-- wear a watch!
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Postby Snow » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:25 pm

syncronizing watch....

man whatever happened to me last saturday night better not happen this saturday!
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Postby Bounce530 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:42 pm

MJM- that was just a half ass random guess..I really have no idea...I figured 9 letters, you might hit it half the time which equals 4.5 plus the 9 letters = 13.5...surely it's not that easy..and no, I'm not calling you surely. .. :wink:
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:29 am

Mister Jellyfish Mister wrote:Thanks, Bounce. That helps.

You mean you didn't know? I should have asked my father!
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Re: Wheel of Fame

Postby Elorrum » Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:04 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
Mister Jellyfish Mister wrote: There's lots of influence from our 2008 project, Zsu Zsu here. I think the crowd cheering and hoping for a particular letter will prove entertaining and engaging.

Yeah, I'm sort of expecting that there will be a "friends of teh project" special youtube video of Feelth and Smoochie Pooch fighting or romping or making mad weasel love.


ah, Feelth... ca petit chou chou (drawing by Killbuck)
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Postby dragonfly Jafe » Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:56 am

Mister Jellyfish Mister wrote:...Here's a math quiz for all:

If the 10 panel spinning "wheel" is truly random and the redundant letters light both (for example, landing on an "O" would light that letter in both the words "Georgie" and "Boy", what is the average number of spins it would take to light up all the letters in the phrase "Georgie Boy". Good luck!


Before this can be accurately answered, one must know if the multiple letters ( "g" "e" and "o") all must be obtained from their respective slot only, or from either available slot, and also if once a letter is lit, that letter gets "locked out" or not.
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Postby Snow » Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:23 am

haha nevermind my above answer, silly drunken posts. It requires a bit more thought than I have time for at the moment.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:56 pm

dragonfly Jafe wrote:
Mister Jellyfish Mister wrote:...Here's a math quiz for all:

If the 10 panel spinning "wheel" is truly random and the redundant letters light both (for example, landing on an "O" would light that letter in both the words "Georgie" and "Boy", what is the average number of spins it would take to light up all the letters in the phrase "Georgie Boy". Good luck!


Before this can be accurately answered, one must know if the multiple letters ( "g" "e" and "o") all must be obtained from their respective slot only, or from either available slot, and also if once a letter is lit, that letter gets "locked out" or not.

If there is a lock out, then the answer is 10.
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Postby Elorrum » Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:38 pm

P(A) = The Number Of Ways Event A Can Occur
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The total number Of Possible Outcomes

If a letter can only be selected once, and the wheel does not stop on a previously selected number... equation equals 1
so, number of letters equals number of spins.

If the wheel randomly stops on any space on each spin, is there an average number of times the wheel must be spun? I give up.

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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:35 am

Elorrum wrote:If the wheel randomly stops on any space on each spin, is there an average number of times the wheel must be spun? I give up.

Okay then 10 is the minimum and infinity is the maximum. But that's not good. It may not be 13, but I don't think it goes as high as 20. My experience of these sorts of problems is that the answer turns out to be surprisingly small.

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Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:32 pm

dragonfly Jafe wrote:
Mister Jellyfish Mister wrote:Before this can be accurately answered, one must know if the multiple letters ( "g" "e" and "o") all must be obtained from their respective slot only, or from either available slot, and also if once a letter is lit, that letter gets "locked out" or not.


Thanks, Jafe.

Yes on the "lock out".

No on the "respective slot only". For example: If you spin the wheel and it lands on either of the letter "G"'s, It will light both of the letter G's in the word "Georgie".

Elorrum: The wheel spins at random every time and can land on letters that are already lit and they will just remain lit and Georgie will encourage you to spin again.

I hope that helps. Wow, talk about a brain teaser-- oh Georgie, you always were and old tease!
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Postby oneeyeddick » Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:41 pm

The odds of getting a certain letter is the same every time...1 in 10.

How many spins it will take to light it up will always be random because of this, you could get it in 10 tries, or you could spin it 1000 times and still not get all 10 letters.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:10 pm

oneeyeddick wrote:The odds of getting a certain letter is the same every time...1 in 10.

How many spins it will take to light it up will always be random because of this, you could get it in 10 tries, or you could spin it 1000 times and still not get all 10 letters.

Yes. But we're after the average. I know there's a way to calculate it. Maybe it involves Pascal's Triangle, but I dont' know the way to express the problem, so I can't find the solution.
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Postby SilverOrange » Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:41 pm

28...You have to remember that you're guaranteed to get something on your first spin. Your odds will decrease after that.
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Postby Boijoy » Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:51 pm

7 if your perfect.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:35 pm

Ring of Fire would know the answer to this math problem.

And the meaning of it all....in retrospect.

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Postby Snow » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:37 pm

The multiple letters make this an interesting mathematical quandry. Like was mentioned before first spin you are gonna get a letter no matter what.
Second spin, well the probability depends on whether you hit a "double" letter or not on the first spin. Hmmmmm...
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Postby oneeyeddick » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:37 am

The probability never changes.

It's 1 in 5 for 3 of the letters, 1 in 10 for the other 7, no matter how many times it is spun.
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Postby pinemom » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:08 am

The magic number is 2, after 3 days it will always land on TWO! Or whatever you put in the 2 slot!

The hole gets bigger every time you play with it!
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