[top]For The Shop [top]Tools & Hardware Precision Adjustment Tool - largest sledge hammer in the shop Boingy Nuts - Unistrut nuts Caveman Sledge - Stage Weight Redneck Roadcase - Cardboard Box [top]Units of Measure RCH - Red C*** Hair, believed to be the thinnest hair around, thus the smallest unit of measure Scoshe - Similar to a smidge, just a tiny bit... Electric Rope - Extension Cord Safety Electric Rope - Orange Extension Cord [top]For Squints Carpenter Focus - When a fixture gets hit by a piece of scenery or anything that is not supposed to hit the lights Wiggle Lights - Sometimes also known as "Woogie Lights" are lights that apparently have a mind of their own (or a DMX input) Focus Stick - In our theatre this usually refers to a stage brace at some extension used to nudge lights around, but it could be any long stick. The really adept users can even change gels with one. Top Loader - Another term for "radial" or Incandescent ERS. [top]Not Insults, but Real Things Beaners: Carabiner clip Dikes: Diagonal Cutters Bastard Amber: A popular front light color, aka "Fatherless Amber," Apollo Gel# AP7050. [top]For Squeaks Audio Log: A short piece of wood, usually a 2x4, "painted" with black gaffer's tape, used to elevate a wedge floor monitor to get a better angle. [top]Misc [top]Definitions legs = tormentors borders = teasers Catywompus - it isn't just a little off, its catywompus redbull- Nectar of the theater gods gaff tape- duct tapes non-residue nemesis. Theater Technician- People in the auditorium who make the show happen. Technical Director- 1) in the eyes of the TD- he or she is the pinnacle of technical greatness. 2) in the eyes of all the other techs- boss. Actors- self-centered people that like to dance on stage while wearing makeup. The Ultimate nemesis is the Technicians [top]Stories Or the look on the new kid's face when we say we're going to "hang the blacks" (Black Velour Stage Draperies). Dead Baby Seals: Easy way to make a sandbag. Take a tire inner tube, Zip-tie one end several times, fill with sand, zip-tie other end. Result is a 10-25 lb. sandbag that looks like a dead baby seal. Not for overhead or Fly System use! See this excellent list: http://www.sapsis-rigging.com/NSTTerms.html, by Bill ("Uncle Bill") of Sapsis Rigging.