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Do you know what it means to have a gel go Bonanza?

Discussion in 'Question of the Day' started by icewolf08, Apr 15, 2008.

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Do you know what it means to have a gel go Bonanza?

Poll closed Jun 14, 2008.
  1. Yes

    30.6%
  2. No

    48.4%
  3. I have a guess (please post)

    12.9%
  4. I don't really care

    8.1%
  1. icewolf08

    icewolf08 CBMod CB Mods

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    The title says it all! If you have a guess please post it, if you know what it means, please hold off on posting! The Poll will be open for the next 60 days.
     
  2. punktech

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    is that the actual industry-wide term??? have i mentioned recently that i *LOVE* theatre terminology???
     
  3. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    I've never heard the term in 32 years of doing lighting, but I suspect I have the correct guess.
     
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  4. soundman

    soundman Well-Known Member

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    I have never heard anyone say it but I'm sure I know the answer.
     
  5. len

    len Well-Known Member

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    Those of us of a certain age could figure it out even if we'd never used a gel. Or those of us who watch old tv shows.
     
  6. Spikesgirl

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    I have to confess that I don't have a clue, but I'm sure interested in finding out as it just seems too neat a phrase to not be able to use.

    I'm of the age, Len, and watched "Bonanza" - heck, we lived just down from the Poderosa Ranch for awhile, but I am totally clueless on this... PM me?

    Char5lie
     
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    I can tell you that merely going to the ranch hasn't helped me a bit.
     
  8. Footer

    Footer Senior Team Senior Team Premium Member

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    Never heard of it, but it makes sense... Now I have that song stuck in my head
     
  9. Logos

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    I voted No and then had an epiphany.

    Never heard it before but will certainly use it now.
     
  10. porkchop

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    I was there when the conversation took place, so I'm cheating, but I'm a little young to have ever guessed.
     
  11. gafftaper

    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    Never heard the term before, but it only took a few seconds to figure it out. (I was also a huge fan of old westerns when I was a kid.)

    Is this a term that people actually use or is it something you and the Porkchop made up late one night?
     
  12. Marius

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    I've never heard the term, but since it's not even 5:30am, and I'm only half way through my first cup of little joe(get it?) I'm not that embarrased to say it took a few minutes for me to figure it out, but I've got it now. I'll have to remember that. :rolleyes:
     
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    Little joe - would that be an espresso (small and tightly wound up)?

    Now that someone has explained it to me...sigh...yes, we have had a gel do a bonanza. That's the glory of working with college kids...shutters? what shutters?


    Char5lie
     
  14. porkchop

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    Actually it was a term that came with someone we're working with. So no we didn't make it up. And actually to think about it it wasn't even that late.

    EDIT: Oh and Spikesgirl I think my favorite college tech story I've heard and thankfully never actually seen is "Well when we turned it on no light came out but after a while there started to be some like so we just left it on cause more and more came out." What's the do burn holes in the shutter. I didn't know you could actually do that, but I guess it makes sense.
     
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  15. Kelite

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    <and I'm only half way through my first cup of little joe(get it?)>

    arf arf arf- nice one Marius!
     
  16. Pip

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    HEY NOW!! I take offense to that!! (not really lol)
    That would be the glory of working with theatre ed majors doing their electrics shop IP...

    Anyway, I think I have a guess, but I'm far too young to really know if my guess has anything to do with whatever this phrase is referencing lol

    (I can't wait for the day where the young kids will wonder what us old geezers are talking about when we reference Futurama and Family Guy LOL)
     
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    Futurama is already beginning to be lost on some of the youngins...maybe the latest round of episode plays on Comedy Central will bring it back in to the mainstream a bit...
     
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    Soooo, I'm an 'old geezer', am I? Couldn't resist - sorry

    Naw, Pip, old is when you talk about "Your Show of Shows" and people your own age look at you like you're crazy.

    The shutters comment would be directed to the first year tech students, most of whom have only done acting to that point. Usually the second years know better than that...usually.

    Char5lie
     
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    I have first year grad students I have to slap around about shutters...its painful.
     
  20. audioslavematt

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    Never heard that before, but it's flacking brilliant. I'm only 18, but my gramps was a big western fan and I used to sit and watch reruns with him for hours.
     

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