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New Newz From The Bishop . . . .

03/19/2014

The 36th Annual St Stupid's Day Parade . . . . . . Yeah, keep readin' below





will strut its stuff yet again to honor Saint Stupid, the patron Saint of Civilizations and Parking meters. This years parade will be of the sidewalk variety, thru the financial district, (the weekend version is thru North Beach). This DIY parade will stop at the traditional Stations of Stupid; the Federal Reserve HQ for the dead lottery ticket toss, the old Stock Exchange building for the 'Sock Exchange', the plaza of the bare-butt mechanics for the 'Leap of Faith', the Bankers Heart sculpture for the penny offering and the traditional Free Lunch. This FREE event is open to the public to participate. Odd costumes, absurd signage,noise makers and a willfully irreverent attitude to the business of religion and the religion of business are encouraged.

Sponsored by the First Church of the Last Laugh, the world's largest church, this yearly San Francisco Rite of Spring event updates the ancient European Feast of Fools and provides photographic fodder for those who think they know what a weird city we are. Fun for the whole family.

WHEN: Tuesday, April First, noon

WHERE: Embarcadero Plaza, foot of Market st.

Price: Free

RAIN or SHINE….and if it snows, wear a snow tire

Contact: ed holmes (bishop joey) 510 841 1898 bishopj@saintstupid.com

www.saintstupid.com



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The Old Newz . . . .

07/23/2013

WHIFFLE KICKING, the newest next latest craze to sweep the land...and does'nt it need a sweeping? heres the blurb i put out in the cacaphony society

(http://www.amazon.com/Tales-San-Francisco-Cacophony-Society/dp/0867197749)

'rough draft' mailer to honor the release of the cacophony book. the perfect book to send to relatives in other environs to help explain why you live in the bay area.

'you read that right... a whiffle ball that you kick around a park.
Kinda like burning man meets polo with out the horses, ravers or dust, crossed with slow motion roller derby and /or hyper cricket...as organized by the st stupid parade people as painted by Seurat on an absinthe binge with a whiff of Zippy.This event will be the inaugural public manifestation of this eventually charmingly hilarious reason to stroll around a lovely park in some sort of WHIFFLE KICKING COSTUME whilst people pot luck, throw horse shoes play volley ball or just try to hang the flamingo.

WHIFFLE KICKING!! COMPETITIVE GENTILITY WITH A VENGANCE!! check it out. Look to saint stupid.com for updates sign ups ,rule changes, revisions, disclaimers, excuses and or apologies.

first church of the last laugh

contact bishopjoey at bishopj at saintstupid dot com

when: 7/28/13 noonish to 6ish

where: Kennedy grove park el sobrante east bay

cost: free-ish 5$ to enter park bring stuff to share

fun: for whole family (results may vary)

www.saintstupid.com



03/19/2013

San Francisco's annual right-left-right of spring marches thru the Financial district yet again.



Sponsored by the First Church of the Last Laugh ,this modern update of the medieval Feast of Fools leads its many costumed followers to the Stations of Stupid.

Bring your collection of solo'd socks to trade at the old Pacific Stock Exchange.

Gather the pennies from the desk drawer and couch cushions to toss at the Bankers Heart.

Come be a part of the spectacle of the Leap of Faith, the knocking on the door of the Tomb of Stupid, take a break at the Parade Rest Stop and fling your losing lottery tickets at the Federal Reserve Bank HQ.

This will be the 35th time this edgy light hearted poke at the business of religion and the religion of business meets to fulfill the one holy day obligation of the world's oldest religion, the world's largest church....you're already a member. Come find out why.

NOON monday 4/1

EMBARCADERO PLAZA foot o Market

SAN FRANCISCO

RAIN or SHINE

www.saintstupid.com



04/12/2012

Teh Bishop Reports, UpComing Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/413757631971781/?ref=nf

"Slapocalypse 2012

Slap slap slap !!! We're throwing a show to honor all the sticker slappers out there. We've been accepting submissions from all over the Bay Area as well as all over the globe. We'll be displaying them all on the walls of Chopsticks UAS."

An Example from The Pretty True One And Only Church


And Also

2012 Parade pictures, movies, links, Whatever, So Far . . . .


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4l8WNsxfH0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RehbI_XLSes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IORagxfw6VQ long version

SFGATE, for this one . . ."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/02/st-stupids-day-parade_n_1397985.html

http://www.flickr.com/photos/aquilophoto/sets/72157626296875439/with/7037676407/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrrLiEl9ZnU&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALPE045fLfA&feature=related

And, YouTube in general for St Stupid 2012 03/30/2006 03/02/2012 03/24/2012

The 28st 34nd Annual SAINT STUPID'S DAY PARADE Saturday SUNDAY April something

The pointy building @ noon Its the weekend route this year.

Go To The Pointy bldg up columbus ave to Washington Sq park Joe DiMaggio Playground bcause the ususal Was Park has gone nimby for the FCLL's mini service (check your own oil) with a stage for the 2 minute talent contest and other s(n)ackreligious happenings. Stay tuned for new developments. wwwwwwww.saintstupid.commmmmmm

The Bishop Sez; "The 28rd 34st annual st stupid's day parade will parade if its raining.... but and will end at joe dimaggio playground for the 2 minute talent show.... instead of washington sq park..... if its not raining. The dimaggio park is one block past washington sq on columbus and lombard."


See Here for top view details . . .

See Below for handy and very printable flier, hint, hint, post respectib, risictib, with care.

10/11/2011

bishop joey under the microscope


for immediate release contact: Gerry Fialka 310-306-7330 PFSuzy@aol.com

ODDBALL FILM & VIDEO is proud to host MESS (Media Ecology Soul Salon) with BISHOP JOEY (aka ED HOLMES) interview by Gerry Fialka - Friday Oct 14 at 8:30pm, $10 -

The public is invited to this engaging interview at 9pm, and rare film clips at 830pm. MESS is modern thinkers addressing the metaphysics of their callings and the nitty-gritty of their crafts.

http://www.oddballfilm.com/ 275 Capp St, San Fran CA 94110, 415-558-8112, rsvp info@oddballfilm.com

BISHOP JOEY (aka ED HOLMES) the outrageous Director/Actor/Teacher, has been performing and teaching in the bay area for the past 38 years. Delve deep in comedy, political activism, the history of the Fool, street theater and fun. Ed has performed with the Berkeley Mime Troupe (yes, that kind of mime), Fratelli Bologna, Antenna Theater, SF Opera, Oakland Symphony and Young Audiences. He has taught at ACT, CSUH, Mills College, and given numerous workshops to students of all ages as well as to animators at Sony, Dreamworks and PDI.

Ed has performed his one man show SUBHUMAN-True Tales from Beneath the Sea at bars and VFW halls throughout California. As Bishop Joey, he has instigated the annual St.Stupid's Day Parade every April First since 1979. Ed has been a performing/directing member of the San Francisco Mime Troupe (no, not that kind of mime) since 1986. "The San Francisco Mime Troupe is the conscience of the city, out proudest export, and -as it celebrates its 50th year- perhaps our most enduring sociopolitical institution" - SF Bay Guardian. "You're never only watching a political theater piece, but rather a double barreled re-invention of politics and theater at once." -Boston Globe. "Ed Holmes is a local treasure" Rob Hurwitt, SF Chronicle. For image- info-pondip@earthlink.net, More info- http://www.laughtears.com/mess.html





5/23/2011

Bishipp Joey And The Rupture . . . . .


Bishipp Joey interviewed . . .

Puzzling Evidence TV
http://www.youtube.com/user/PuzzlingEvidenceTV#p/a/u/0/5V7rzHGwlFw

The Telegraph . . . . "Family Church of Laughs"??? Ah Well . . .
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/8529127/Protesters-mock-end-of-world-church.html

The Times . . .
but you may need a subscription . . .

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/faith/article2994382.ece

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/faith/faith-central/?blogId=Blog67e00a59-2604-4493-b50c-bca9f066de31Post3c996d54-1969-472d-a2bc-b15a6fe99d9f

NY Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/22/us/22doomsday.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=rapture%20bishop%20joey&st=cse

KQED
http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2011/05/19/rapture-day-mime-troupes-ed-holmes-to-mock-camping-followers-milpitas-church-to-offer-counseling/


And The Rupture, interviewed, or interviews, or, whatever . . . . . . .

ABC News
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/east_bay&id=8144498

More ABC News
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/east_bay&id=8144498

KTVU News
http://www.ktvu.com/news/27972389/detail.html

More KTVU News
http://www.ktvu.com/news/27974655/detail.html

San Jose Mercury
http://m.mercurynews.com/sjm/db_101028/contentdetail.htm;jsessionid=9847F36FE17D61F2FEEEF0CE4B6F6D48?contentguid=HbmvchvE&detailindex=0&pn=0&ps=10&full=true

5/15/2011 and 5/21/2011

end of the world party 5/21 . . . . And Special Broadcast


Special Broadcast!!!!

here s 2hrs of verbal madness that happens almost every friday at 3 am, in berkeley...where else? actually , there are several subgenius radio shows around the country...one of the founders lives in cleveland now...others are here in the bay area. Puzzling evidence radio show has been going on for 25 yrs!! so on this show i'm one of the babblers. the first 20 minutes is tape of old shows..while we''re on the porch gettin fropped...then we kick in. moments of sheer fun amidst the chaos.

recommend you treat it as audio wallpaper while you slog thru your e mail. puzzling evidence also has hundreds of vids up on his you tube channel..st stupid etc

In case you missed this morning's Puzzling Evidence Show. Post-hiatus Philo triumphantly returns, Bishop Joey adds lubricant to the end of the world, Puzz and Dr. Hal just do an incredible job mopping up the mess --

http://archives.kpfa.org/data/20110520-Fri0300.mp3

And Also 6 PM The End Of The World---see below the poster for more details . . . . . .



The end of world prophecy generated by Harold Camping of Family Radio hq'd in Oakland needs a mass mocking. His 2nd prediction...he whiffed in '94....for 5/21/11 at 6pm PST will be met here in Oakland with a 'PRIME the RAPTURE PUMP' and MOCK the PROPHET party held outside his office at 290 Hegenberger rd in Oakland. Helium filled love dolls and human balloon animals will be set free at 6pm after an hour of practicing the countdown....5,4,3,2,....

His radio show is picked up by christian stations all over the world. Find your local purveyor of prophetic poop and rain down on his parade.

Important Actuality Note: If you Do bring airborne inflatables, they Do need to be and remain tethered because out here in actuality this will indeed occur near a working airport, the bay, etc . . . . .

sponsored the the FIRST CHURCH of the LAST LAUGH. bishop joey/ed holmes

contact: ed holmes 510 841 1898 bishopj at saintstupid dot com 3/17/2011

The 33rd annual St Stupid's Day Parade . . . .




. . . . will be held in San Francisco on Friday, April 1st, starting at noon at the Embarcadero Plaza. Following its traditional weekday route, this sidewalk parade will loop thru the Financial District to make the ritual stops at the Stations of Stupid...the Federal Reserve Bank HQ for the ritual of the Dead Lottery Ticket, the Sock Exchange at the Pacific Stock Exchange, the Leap of Faith at the plaza of the holy Lug Nuts, the Penny Toss at the Bankers Heart and the Free Lunch. Sponsored by the FIRST CHURCH of the LAST LAUGH, this event is open to public participation. Odd costumes, noise makers, satiric signage on the buisness of religion and the religion of buisness are encouraged. www.saintstupid.com FREE RAIN or SHINE contact: ed holmes 510 841 1898 bishopj at saintstupid dot com 4/2/2010

Incoming new pics, or old picsorwhatever


St. Stupid's Day parades, 2004-2008, some 2010, 2009 on the way . . .

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ari/collections/72157600042301555/


St. Stupid's Day Parade on Google . . .

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&source=hp&q=st+stupid%27s+day+parade&aq=0&aqi=g3&aql=&oq=st+stupi&gs_rfai=&fp=a2bb30ecf4f91972

And also . . .

"Mark Day made a great HD video of yesterday’s 32nd annual Saint Stupid’s Day Parade in San Francisco that he shot with a Canon EOS rebel 550D T2i."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNAPom_nNFo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZKerYRIBv0&feature=email

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc7VC1CusRU

Also see, in general; http://www.youtube.coresults?search_query=%22st+stupid%22&search_type=&aq=f



And More---Do note that yes, the Facebook pages will require being able to log in to Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=1445520059&aid=57398&s=0&hash=222b4055dc95581c37e48d32dd839f75

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=627543148&aid=159657&s=0&hash=917b05c831831c42aa74b5445c35f7fd

http://www.flickr.com/photos/70423810@N00/sets/72157623627959661/

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=724561845&aid=168240&s=0&hash=41d99ac7285d60c085d819b62583cc1b

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=53831&id=1521384658&ref=mf

http://theoutersunset.com/2010/04/02/32nd-annual-saint-stupid-day-parade-april-fools-day-2010-san-francisco-free/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ari/4484530705/



this from last year but a nice report

http://www.sfbg.com/blogs/politics/2009/04/financial_district_fills_with.html

http://www.sidewalksafari.com/2010/04/april-fools-day-in-san-francisco-saint.html

http://hubpages.com/hub/Saint-Stupids-Parade



this one i like alot....

http://www.demotiximages.com/news/292054/32nd-annual-st-stupids-day-parade-april-fools-day-san-francisco



and this one too

http://www.sfweekly.com/slideshow/april-fools-st-stupids-day-parade-29593817/1/?play=true

http://sfist.com/2010/04/02/photos_st_stupids_day_parade.php?gallery0Pic=14#gallery

http://www.nileguide.com/blog/2010/04/01/silliness-on-full-display-the-annual-st-stupids-day-parade/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ari/sets/72157623632880413/ 3/8/2010

Perish Newz from The Bishipp

Yes, can you feel it? the rise in the stupidity index. time to parade thru the streets of the temples and give some comic homage to that dna link to all 6.5 billion of us. no small feat. just bring your two feet to embarcadero plaza, noon, thurs, 4/1. bring pennies,socks,dead lottery tickets and your own cents of insignifigance ...dressed for it. 3D glasses reccomended. spread the word. Might as well show up and find out why this parade,the

32rd ANNUAL ST. STUPID'S DAY PARADE With 2010 Grand Marshal
California Governor Candidate

---- Lowell Darling----



, won't go away.

This year as fairly usual it's the weekday parade route on the sidewalk from the EMBARCADERO PLAZA thru the financial district with stops at the 'stations of stupid' for the time honored rituals and traditions so beloved by the people down at the bureau of rituals and traditions. Givin the annual sub text (there's a sub in every parade), that of giving homage to the buisness of religion and the religion of buisness,this year promises extra fun in the concrete canyons of greed and deceit. Stick the head of your favorite overpaid ceo on a stick (and the amount of his/her crime)....bring PINK SLIPS and EVICTION NOTICES for the HQs of the not so free market...print your own money for bail outs, pay offs and buy ins. Fun for all ages! Drums and other noise production devices encouraged. Attend at your own risk. Watch your step.

Free lunch. RAIN OR SHINE. War and peace. free!! Hotcha!

Thursday, Noon, April 1th, foot of Market st. SF. Ca. USA

www.saintstupid.com
510 841 1898



2/20/2010

North Beach SF Commedia Stroll, Thursday, 2/25/2010

... bishop joey and ed holmes here....
promoting a commedia stroll on thurs, thru the north beach area of SF..its the Italian area. rain or shine.

Going to give homage to Carlo Clemente Mazzone who started Blue Lake school near Arcata in northern cal and taught a workshop for Fratelli Bologna back in early 80s as well as influencing SF Mime troupe (no, not that kind of mime...sfmt.org) who i have worked with the past 24 yrs. Our stroll begins at 3 at transamerica pyramid, goes up Columbus ave to Washington SQ park for hang out and photo bash. Will send fotos and vid after. ed



English

Hello!

It is a pleasure to meet all of you! Mucho gusto! È un piacere incontrarla!

I am the Media Coordinator for Faction of Fools. My goal is to update the international audience with the photos, videos, and live updates from your events, as they happen. If we all work together, we can connect our collective performances, lectures, workshops, and celebrations to an audience base that stretches from Bologna to Bangkok.

I need a little bit of information from you in order to plan ahead. If I can help you in any way at all, please let me know.

Please send me an email with the following information:
Which of the following ways you will participate online? 1. Live updates on Facebook, your own blog, and/or Twitter, 2. Photos on Facebook and by email, and 3. Video on Youtube.

1. Live updates: Post updates on the web before, during, and after your event. You can use Facebook, Twitter, or email me with your updates. Examples of what to post: Announce the commencement of your event, Number of people in your audience, Comments from the audience (Use direct quotes when possible), Local news coverage, Performers' and/or lecturers' reactions to the event (Also, use direct quotes if possible), etc.

2. Photos: Take many photos throughout your event. Take photos of the performances, lecturers, students, and the audience. Email the best photos to me, and if you choose, please also post them to Facebook. A few photos from every event will appear on the official Commedia dell'Arte Day website. www.commediadellarteday.eu Marcella Fava will coordinate updates and photos and video from the flagship event in Bologna. She will also keep the website up to date.

3. Video: Take video during your event(s). If you have a Youtube channel, post video(s) as soon as possible. If you don't have a Youtube channel, you can create one, it is very easy. If you need help, just ask me. Post the video(s) as soon as possible. The videos can be very simple and informal. They do not need to appear professional. We want video clips to be available to the online audience throughout the 25th and the weekend. It does not have to be the entire performance, in fact, short, compelling cuts are more favorable. I will "Favorite" all of the videos on one Youtube channel to allow viewers to easily watch the Commedia dell'Arte Day events.

Please specify if you will you use Facebook, your own online blog, Twitter, and/or Youtube. And please tell me your account names, or channel name. This will help me to organize everything.

Would you prefer to email me with updates instead of posting directly to Facebook or Twitter? I want to make this easier for you. Please tell me how I can do that.

I hope to hear back from all of you in the next couple of days. If I have all this information by Monday 2/22, then I'll be able to be really prepared for the big day on Thursday. Again, please tell me if you need any help. I look forward to working with you to make Commedia dell'Arte Day spectacular!

Best wishes,
Rachel



Associazione SAT has proclaimed February 25, 2010, a worldwide Commedia dell'Arte Day

Simultaneous events will occur all around the world as theatre companies, scholars, students, and audiences celebrate Commedia dell'Arte on Feb 25, 2010. There will be shows, conferences, lectures, and workshops in dozens of global cities. This worldwide festival is promoted by the Italian cultural association SAT and organized by SAT-member Faction of Fools using viral and grassroots tools, such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

View the current list of worldwide participants here.

For more information, email us, join the Facebook group "Commedia dell'Arte Day," and become a "Facebook fan" of Faction of Fools.

Theatre companies--large and small--will produce shows in the style of Commedia dell'Arte using traditional character types and scenarios. On Feb 25th, events will occur in hundreds of cities as diverse as Boston, Barcelona, Bangkok, and Beirut. The flagship event will be in Bologna where and La Fraternal Compagnia will host an international conference of prominent European scholars and performers. Other companies are invited to produce events in their own cities and may utilize the free scripts and performance guides that will be available on the Faction of Fools website.

Commedia will also be in the classroom as theatre instructors dedicate their February 25th class time to Commedia dell'Arte at drama schools and universities around the world. Primary and secondary school teachers in the US can find easy-to-use, free curriculum that will aid them in teaching a lesson on Commedia dell'Arte tailored to their theatre, art, history, literature, or language classes. Curriculum will be available on the Faction of Fools website.

Did you know that Commedia dell'Arte is not recognized as a "World Cultural Heritage"?

The United Nations' cultural wing (UNESCO) has officially recognized indigenous theatre traditions such as Japan's Noh and Kabuki; however, the famous "stock characters" of Commedia dell'Arte--Arlecchino (Harelquin), Pulcinella (Punch), Dottore (the Doctor), Pantalone (the Pantaloon), Scapino (Scapin), and Scaramuccia (Scaramouche)--have yet to be acknowledged.

The Italian cultural association SAT is petitioning the nation of Italy and the United Nations (UNESCO) for official recognition of this famous and monumental theatre form, and Faction of Fools is proud to support this appeal.

View SAT's stirring and amusing Video Appeal to UNESCO to hear famous Italian Maestros plea for the recognition of Commedia dell'Arte as "World Cultural Heritage."

To organize a "Commedia dell'Arte Day" event in a theatre or classroom near you or for more information about SAT's petition for recognition of Commedia dell'Arte as "World Cultural Heritage," email Faction of Fools Artistic Director Matthew R. Wilson.

Commedia dell'Arte Day is promoted by SAT and is organized by Faction of Fools and the SAT project incommedia.it.



Hi, Ed! Thanks for spreading the word!!!

Info at http://www.factionoffools.org/CdADay.html and participant list at http://www.factionoffools.org/participants.html

If anyone else wants to join, tell them to email me!

Foolishly.
Matt

______________________
Matthew R. Wilson, Artistic Director
Faction of Fools Theatre Company, Inc.
http://www.factionoffools.org
4/3/2009

Pictures and stuff from 2009 . . . .

NBC---video clip

Laughing Squid---Pictures and video . . .

Facebook---Does require Facebook access, but then That's the way He would of wanted it, had he thought of it.

More Facebook

---More pics: "The Outer Sunset"




3/10/2009

Perish Newz from The Bishipp

Almost time to don thy wierd apparel, find a sign that fits your mood,collect the stray pennies from beneath the couch,round up the solo socks and the losing lottery tickets and think about thinking about the one hole-y day obligation that you have as unavoidable members of the world's oldest religion, the world's largest church....the First Church of the Last Laugh.

You're human?...your in it. Might as well show up and find out why this parade,the

31st ANNUAL ST. STUPID'S DAY PARADE

, won't go away.

This year it's the weekday parade route on the sidewalk from the EMBARCADERO PLAZA thru the financial district with stops at the 'stations of stupid' for the time honored rituals and traditions so beloved by the people down at the bureau of rituals and traditions. Givin the annual sub text (there's a sub in every parade), that of giving homage to the buisness of religion and the religion of buisness,this year promises extra fun in the concrete canyons of greed and deceit. Stick the head of your favorite overpaid ceo on a stick (and the amount of his/her crime)....bring PINK SLIPS and EVICTION NOTICES for the HQs of the not so free market...print your own money for bail outs, pay offs and buy ins. Fun for all ages! Drums and other noise production devices encouraged. Attend at your own risk. Watch your step. Spread the word.

Free lunch. RAIN OR SHINE. War and peace. free!! Hotcha!

Wednesday, Noon, April 1th, foot of Market st. SF. Ca. USA

www.saintstupid.com 510 841 1898




3/27/2009



And As Well . . . . .

2008 Parade after party flier





3/25/2008

Stoopid Week Stuff:

Tuesday, For Wun, 2008, The Parade
St. Stupid's Day After Party
1st Annual Pranks Film Festival

The 30st!!! Annual SAINT STUPID'S DAY PARADE

Monday
---Tuesday---
April Thee First 2008

The Plaza again @ noon Its back downtown this year.
See for those who have forgotten after the last two eyars.

Stay tuned for new developments. wwwwwwww.saintstupid.commmmmmm

The Bishop Sez; "the 28rd This year's annual st stupid's day parade will parade in all whether .... Bring your pennies, your socks, your wretched masses yearning to
uh, oops, stole from the wrong monument."


And . . . .

2008 Parade after party flier What: After Saint Stupid's Day parade, after party; tent revival and swap meet
When: Tuesday, April 1st 2008
Where: Thee Parkside, 1600 17th Street, SF, CA
Why: Because we LIKE you!
For more info: Annie Krist: 415 922-5966 fluffgrrlz@excite.com


www.theeparkside.com
www.evolution-control.com
www.myspace.com/fluffgrrlz

It's after the Saint Stupid's Day parade, are you still feeling a bit peckish and looking to sate your need to be silly, but, don't know what to do? Might we suggest a bit more merriment and ribaldry to aid in your recovery? Well then, come on down to the 6th annual after Saint Stupid's Day parade, after party; tent revival and swap meet at Thee Parkside! It's just what the Bishop ordered! If you are unfamiliar with The First Church of the Last Laugh and its contributions, checkout: www.saintstupid.com. But, be sure to come to Thee Parkside afterwards for a celebration of all that is held dear by Saint Stupid himself; music, food, drinks and lots of fun!

Our fabulous guest MC will be none other than the illustrious Michael Peppe. Michael will regale all with his wizardry of the spoken word and weave a tapestry of trance inducing poetry. Plenty of musical interludes will be provided by the likes of some of San Francisco's most intriguing acts. Los Banos kicks off the night with their brand of wacky, mariachi inspired, clown entrenched, lyrical interpretations and will have you panting for more. Just like the prison camp they are named after, Abu Ghraib will hold you hostage with their heavy metal style of music and leave you wishing water boarding was still on the menu. America; fuck yeah! Next up, those Minstrels of Mayhem, Fluffgrrl, will thrill, delight and assault all the senses as they play their version of post-punk, pre-apocalyptic, art-fag rock. Rounding out the night is none other than Evolution Control Committee. ECC has been assailing the land with illegal music since 1986. Those of you unfamiliar with their shenanigans shall be forewarned; this ain't your mama's electronic music! John Law will be on hand with some slide excerpts from his foray on the road with the Dogminican Trio. Manny, Moe and Jack will be present!

All this and more packed into Thee Parkside, located at 1600 17th Street, SF, CA, 94107. $6 cover, $5 if in costume, $2 PBR's and $2 tacos available all night. doors open at 8pm. show over by Midnight (we know, it's a school night) all kids 21 and over welcome to join in! Don't be fooled by cheap imitations, this is the place to be after the Saint Stupid's Day parade! Hope to see you there!


And, And . . . .

the bish 'wreck a mends'

20 minute st stupid's day parade film shown april 3rd at 5pm.....and the bish appears in 'headtrip' movie that nite at 7pm

1st Annual Pranks Film Festival
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Filed under: The Prank as Art, Pranksters, Prank News
RE/Search Publications Presents:

The First Annual Pranks Film Festival
April 1, 2, 3 at The Roxie Cinema
3117 16th Street by Valencia, San Francisco CA 94133
Tickets $10 per day for all shows.
www.pranksfilmfestival.com
The 1st Annual Pranks Film Festival is a three day celebration and tribute to the “Art of the Prank” and those pranksters that have courage enough to pull them off.
The Festival will screen films about the masters like Alan Abel, John Law, The Cacophany Society and the Billboard Liberation Front and short docs from the newest infiltrators and prankster, like the Yes Men, Harmon Leon and Joey Skaggs. This is a festival that is both humorous and political.

Check the schedule here. Benefit for RE/Search Publications and Todd Blair of SRL.
1/27/2008

February 2008 Soap Box Lecture:
Vice President, Dick Cheney


Bernal Bubbles presents:
February 2008 Soap Box Lecture: Vice President, Dick Cheney
Saturday, February 2, 10:00pm-10:30pm, San Francisco
MORE INFO: bernalbubbles.com
February's Soap Box Lecture: Vice President, Dick Cheney

Bernal Bubbles is very pleased and honored to announce that the first speaker in their election year lecture series will be Richard Bruce 'Dick' Cheney, the forty-sixth and current Vice President of the United States.
Fresh from the hospital (where he had his heart shrunk one more time) and after having won the hearts and minds of the American people (not to mention the Iraqis), 'Dick' will give his farewell address to the American people at this popular San Francisco laundromat. Says Dick, 'Uh, as I leave my position at the end of this year, I leave America a better place and I, uh, leave a safer world and, uh, to those who don't believe me: I'll just have to shoot you in the face.'
For more information on out illustrious speaker, check out:
http://www.moveon.org/moveonbulletin/bulletin1.html

In reality, Dick Cheney is the infamous, Ed Holmes of the San Francisco Mime Troupe, where he created the role of the Vice President in the Troupe's most recent show 'Making a Killing' and in the 'Dick n' Dubya Show,' a republican outreach cabaret.
Ed Holmes has been a performer in the bay area for past 34 years. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Ed came to the Bay Area after a seven year hitch in the navy. Since then he has performed with the Berkeley Mime Troupe (yes, that kind of mime), Fratelli Bologna (Commedia Del Arte), the SF Opera, Oakland Symphony, and Antenna Theater. For the past 21 years, Holmes has been a member/performer/director with the San Francisco Mime Troupe:
www.sfmt.org

This year, as he has done for the past 30 years, Ed will lead the annual St. Stupid's Day Parade, thru the financial district: www.saintstupid.com

For more information, please visit: bernalbubbles.com/soapbox.html
DATE & TIME: Saturday, February 2, 10:00pm-10:30pm
LOCATION: Bernal Bubbles, 397 Cortland Ave., San Francisco, CA 94110
415-821-9530 www.bernalbubbles.com
COST & REGISTRATION: Free.
MORE INFO: Ray Beldner ** http://bernalbubbles.com ** info@bernalbubbles.com ** 415-821-9530
About Bernal Bubbles: Bernal Bubbles is a coin laundrymat that also offers wash and fold, mailbox rentals, and free WiFi. Additionally, we have the Bubble Gallery of children's art and a 'Bernal Heights Sock Exchange Board' where customers can find the lost mates to their single socks.
'Soap Box' is series of free lectures to be held on the first Saturday of every month at 10pm after the laundromat closes.




1/7/2008

Shakespeare's Greatest Hits His Words - Our Music

Taking the great words and poetry of William Shakespeare and ballad writers of his time that influenced his plays and setting them to modern song stylings Rock, Folk, Blues, Electronica, Experimental etc. Bringing together many Bay Area Musicians, Singers, and Actors to perform them.

Scheduled to perform: Robert Ernst & The serfs, Stuart Hall, Ed Holmes, Hal Hughes, Barney Jones, Michael Peppe, Matthew Perifano, The Rude Mechanicals - Lori Higa, Lauren Hotchkiss, Chetana Karel, Kevin Moore, Geoffrey Pond Salane & Friends, GP Skratz, Rob Strange, Jason Webster, Cindy Weyucker, Zen Continuum.

January 19, 2008
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Cost: $10.00

Location:
Climate Theatre
285 9th St. @ Folsom
San Francisco, CA

Additional Info:
Subterranean Shakespeare
Phone: 510-276-3871


7/10/2007

Bishop Joey Recommends San Francisco Mime Troupe's 2007 Season!

MAKING A KILLING

Making a Killing follows two army newspaper reporters assigned to write a puff piece on the construction of an American funded hospital in Iraq. But as the facts unravel, it soon becomes clear that there's corruption, death, music and mayhem lurking behind this benevolent seeming humanitarian project. Back in Washington, Dick and Condi are manipulating intelligence and in Iraq, a cabal of military-industrial-Neo-Con colluders will stop at nothing to hide the shocking truth!

Go to the Mime Troupe schedule for details . . . .



3/19/2007

New!!!
Parade Poster From The Bishop!!!
Post Hither Post Yawn

We march at Noon Sharp from the foot of The Pyramid, See Map for details , and head up Columbus Avenue from there.



And, here's what you'll do After the parade!!

Sunday, April 1st, 2007, 7 pm
City Lights & The Church Of The Subgenius present
AVATARS OF SLACK!
The Living Word of J.R. "Bob" Dobbs & his Acolytes

ANNOUNCING THE LITERARY EVENT OF THE AEON!

with many of the original Doktors of the Church, including:

Dr. Howland Owll
late of the "Ask Dr. Hal!" show and master of subgenial ceremonies


Dr. Philo Drummond
anointed to dispense "Bob's" wisdom as he sees fit

Puzzling Evidence
broadcasting (on KPFA 94.1 fm) for 25 years

Bishop Joey
of The First Church Of the Last Laugh

and many other SubGenius "Stuporstars!"

Let it be known that the time is at hand for "Bob's" Word to go out among weirdos of all nations, that they may finally know the Effulgence of True Slack.

Celebrating the release of Two Sacred Books of SubGenius Wisdom:

The SubGenius Psychlopedia of Slack, Vol. 1:
The Bobliographon
Liturgies and Gospels of the Church of the SubGenius the Perfect Self-Validating Philosophy
published by Thundersmouth Press
&
Revelation X: The "Bob"Apocryphon
The Descended New Testicle of the Charismatic SubGenius Faith
published by Thundersmouth Press

also celebrating the release of
Hal Robbins
Dinosaur Alphabet
published by North Atlantic Books
&
The Meaning of Lost and Mismatched Socks
published by Frog Press

among other essential works.

HOW DID THIS COME TO BE? Know that you were born with Original Slack. But the Conspiracy, of whose overarching existence you are but vaguely aware, eternally seeks to steal this, the Precious Gift of J.R. "Bob" Dobbs from you, and sell you, in its place a Worthless Mess of the Pottage of False Slack. The Conspiracy doesn't want you to have True Slack. Oh, no-- the Conspiracy wants you to work for a living. But we say:

REPENT! QUIT YOUR JOB! SLACK OFF!

SOUND COMPLICATED? IT IS!

SO COME TO CITY LIGHTS APRIL 1st

--and meet the SubGeniuses. Ask, and it shall be answered. View, fondle and buy the newly released SubGenius Books, and others by "Bob's" devotees. Experience the terrifying confusion of SubGenius Live Performance(s). You'll laugh. Later, you may cry. Pull the wool over your own eyes! This is an ultra-rare opportunity to learn in one fell swoop some of the Deeper Things of "Bob." REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED. Remember... The World Ends Tomorrow, and YOU May DIE!......which is why you need at least one copy of The Psychlopedia of Slack: The Bobliographon, Revelation X: The "Bob"Apocryphon,The Meaning of Lost and Mismatched Socks, Alien Apocalypse 2006 and Dinosaur Alphabet, among other essential works. Don't say you weren't warned! For more information contact City Lights, "a literary meeting-place since 1953," at (415) 362-8193

This event is Free
City Lights Booksellers & Publishers

261 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
Ph:415-362-8193
www.citylights.com

A literary meeting place since 1953

All City Lights Events are Free to the public


How to get there:
City Lights is located in San Francisco’s historic North Beach district between Broadway Street and Pacific Avenue on Columbus Avenue. 24 hour parking is available at the public garage on Vallejo Street between Stockton and Powell Streets, across from Central Police Station. MUNI access via No. 15 and 30 lines. The nearest BART access is MONTGOMERY station






What: After Saint Stupid's Day Parade, After Party Extravaganza
When: April 1st, 2007
Where: Fat City (formerly Transmission Theatre/Studio Z)
314 11th Street at Folsom, SF CA
Why: Why not?
Time: Doors open at 8pm; first act begins 8:30pm!!
Cost: $10 general, $8 if in costume
Contact: Bob Madigan or Annie Krist
415 922-5966
www.myspace.com/fatcitysf
www.myspace.com/fluffgrrlz
fluffgrrlz@excite.com


Hear ye, hear ye, all fair citizens of San Francisco and neighboring hamlets, we invite all of you to come join us for an after Saint Stupid’s Day Parade, After Party Extravaganza! What is Saint Stupid’s Day you ask? Why it is the celebration of our patron saint on this most stupidest of days, April 1st. For those of you unfamiliar with The First Church of the Last Laugh and the good works of its founder, Bishop Joey, checkout www.saintstupid.com.

For the past 29 years Bishop Joey and his "followers" have celebrated all that is stupid by holding a parade. After the parade, you are all invited to come on down to Fat City (formally Studio Z) located at 314 11th Street and Folsom, in San Francisco. For the past 5 years, we have paid further homage to all that is stupid by continuing the celebration with an after parade, after party extravaganza!

Loads of thrills, chills and spills to excite, entertain and elevate your senses! All children 21 and over are invited to attend. Here is just a glimmer of what you will encounter once you walk through the door. Our super special guest host with the most, Professor Dave Apocalypse, a master escape artiste, raconteur and all around swell guy, will astonish and delight. Music, musings, general melee and more than mediocrity will be provided for one and all. "Clowns and Fetuses", an experimental, psychedelic punk band from LA, who liken their assemblage to ethnic music for the tone deaf, begin the festivities. The Bay Area phenomenon, "Skitzo" will stagger you with their version of thrashy, exorcist style, heavy metal music (don't forget to bring your raincoat!). The fantabulous and fantastical Chanteuse of the Ivories, "Kitten on the Keys" will be regaling us with her perky, mellifluous and melodical piano interpretations. Always to "Dumb to Die" but not too dumb to pass up a party, SF's own clowns of cacophony, "Los Banos", the Cyclecide Rodeo band, will be there to kick things up a notch or two with their wacky antics, kooky bikes and kick ass attitude. Next up, assaulting all your faculties, San Francisco's Minstrels of Mayhem, the post punk pre-apocalyptic musical stylings of "Fluffgrrl" will excite and amaze. Yes, there's more! Inducing us all into apoplectic seizures with their mutated, post-industrial carnival style thrash, the Mistresses of Metal, "Binky" will be shredding all that is in sight. Rounding out the festivities, "Frank Moore and his Cherotic Allstars", words cannot describe the aural and auditory hallucinations, preparations and incantations that Frank and his merry band of musicians will astound and confound you with. All this and so much more, way too much to describe, one must just experience it! So, come to the 5th annual After Saint Stupid's Day Parade, After Party Extravaganza. Don't be fooled by cheap imitations and charlatans.this is THE party to be at, April 1st, 2007! See you all there!

7/1/2006

Bishop Joey Recommends San Francisco Mime Troupe's 2006 Season!

GODFELLAS

Imagine a nation where religious fervor runs hot, and faith rhetoric runs hotter. Where belief has replaced reason, and where Liberty and Justice play a broken second fiddle to an all powerful, omniscient and omnipresent military-industrial God complex. That's the nation Reverend C.B. De Love wants. And that's also the nation where shy civics teacher Angela Franklin finds herself. But in her struggle to stop the coming Theocracy will Angela go too far? In her zeal to destroy the opiate of the masses, will she make a religion out of her anti-religion, and join the ranks of the Gangsters for God? Or will she see the folly of blind faith in anything - even the Constitution - and return to Reason?

Go to the Mime Troupe schedule for details . . . .



04/03/2006

The Dick 'N Dubya Show: A Republican Cabaret
Extended Again: Now through April 29
www.dickndubya.us

Dubya (Amos Glick) and Dick (Ed Holmes) are on a mission: to infiltrate progressive communities and convert every last liberal into card-carrying members of the Republican Party. A hilarious mix of political insight & obfuscation , the show is full of singing (yes, Dubya sings), dancing (yes, Dick dances), speeches (Dubya, much to Dick's consternation, has decided to write his own) and a raucous press conference where the audience asks the questions. the show is directed by Bill Allard of Duck's Breath Mystery Theater. Homes and Glick are long -time members of the San Francisco Mime Troupe.

Thursdays-Saturdays 8:00pm
The Marsh - SF
1062 Valencia Street, San Francisco
3 Blocks from 24th & Mission BART
tickets:
Thursdays: $10-$15 sliding scale
$5.00 student rush (at the door)
Fridays and Saturdays: $15-$22 sliding scale
800-838-3006
www.themarsh.org




03/30/2006

The 28st Annual SAINT STUPID'S DAY PARADE Saturday April something

The pointy building @ noon Its the weekend route this year. Pointy bldg up columbus ave to Washington Sq park for the FCLL's mini service (check your own oil) with a stage for the 2 minute talent contest and other s(n)ackreligious happenings. Stay tuned for new developments. wwwwwwww.saintstupid.commmmmmm

The Bishop Sez; "he 28rd annual st stupid's day parade will parade if its raining.... but will end at joe dimaggio playground for the 2 minute talent show.... instead of washington sq park..... if its not raining. The dimaggio park is one block past washington sq on columbus and lombard."





03/11/2006

ASHA Stanford presents HOLI 2006, The Festival Of Colors
March 25, 10:00 to 2:00
Sandhill Field, Stanford


03/06/2006

A movie clip of Bishop Joey with The Reverend Billy and Joan Baez at Black Rock City

Click Heeere to view, the page that it's on, requires quicktime if you download.




02/21/2006

Bishop Joey in a Continuing Extended Run!!!!! . . .

as the biggest DICK in america with the DICK N DUBYA SHOW- republican outreach cabaret www.dickndubya.us

Extended Through April 1rst, 2006
Thursdays-Saturdays 8:00pm
The Marsh - SF
1062 Valencia Street, San Francisco
3 Blocks from 24th & Mission BART
tickets:
Thursdays: $10-$15 sliding scale
$5.00 student rush (at the door)
Fridays and Saturdays: $15-$22 sliding scale
800-838-3006
www.themarsh.org




The 28st Annual SAINT STUPID'S DAY PARADE Saturday April something

The pointy building @ noon Its the weekend route this year. Pointy bldg up columbus ave to Washington Sq park for the FCLL's mini service (check your own oil) with a stage for the 2 minute talent contest and other s(n)ackreligious happenings. Stay tuned for new developments. wwwwwwww.saintstupid.commmmmmm

The Bishop Sez; "he 28rd annual st stupid's day parade will parade if its raining.... but will end at joe dimaggio playground for the 2 minute talent show.... instead of washington sq park..... if its not raining. The dimaggio park is one block past washington sq on columbus and lombard."





01/11/2006

The Bish is in the Crucible's fire opera THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS...

playing MR BIG (type cast again) Jan 11,12,13,14. www.thecrucible.org


THE BISHOP CHANNELS DICK CHENEY!! . . .

the DICK n DUBYA show a republican outreach cabaret Hot on the heels of their successful berkeley campaign ( over 600 converted ! ) the top heels of conservatism gone bad come to the MARSH theater in san fransisco to bring the red state perspective to the blue state losers. Political obfuscation presented in song, dance and full contaact Q n A. Every thurs,fri,sat in February. 8pm somewhere on Valencia ave near 22nd. go to www.themarsh.org and or www.dickndubya.usfor the details.




The 28st Annual SAINT STUPID'S DAY PARADE Saturday April something

The pointy building @ noon Its the weekend route this year. Pointy bldg up columbus ave to Washington Sq park for the FCLL's mini service (check your own oil) with a stage for the 2 minute talent contest and other s(n)ackreligious happenings. Stay tuned for new developments. wwwwwwww.saintstupid.commmmmmm





12/2/2005


Bishop Joey in an Extended Run!!!!! . . .

as the biggest DICK in america with the DICK N DUBYA SHOW- republican outreach cabaret www.dickndubya.us

December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 . 7pm, Tickets $15-20

at the new MARSH THEATER in Berkeley, Gaia Arts Center, 2118 allston way near shattuck www.themarsh.org 11/5/2005

the bishop performs...

with the band ARUNDO at the Parkway Speakeasy Theater (www.picturepubpizza.com)
Thursday, November 10, 9:15

It's, like, THRILLVILLE'S CRAZY BEATNIK PARTY, dad, featuring Roger Corman's ginchy 1959 beat horror comedy classic A BUCKET OF BLOOD plus the poetic beat jazz sounds of ARUNDO live on stage! Like, Kookysville, man!

www.arundosalon.com

Admssion: $7

AND......

as the biggest DICK in america with the DICK N DUBYA SHOW- republican outreach cabaret www.dickndubya.us

nov 10,12,13,17,19,20 7pm

at the new MARSH THEATER in Berkeley, Gaia arts center, 2118 allston way near shattuck www.themarsh.org


And and.... Sister Janet, the other bass drum in the parade, aka mrs bishop joey is performing with....


The haunting eloquence of master storyteller Brenda Wong Aoki in concert with
Asian jazz pioneer Mark Izu and Taiko soloist Janet Koike and KK Aoki Izu

Friday & Saturday, November 11-12, 2005 8pm
Eugene & Elinor Friend Center for the Arts, Kanbar Hall
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco * 3200 California Street at Presidio Ave

$25 General Public * $22 JCCSF Members * $15 Students
Tickets (415) 292-1233 * www.jccsf.org/arts * For group discounts (415) 346-7805
Includes mature themes and erotic content, not recommended for children under 10
Info: www.firstvoice.org * 415-221-0601

Brenda Wong Aoki announces the release of "Mermaid Meat: The Secret to Immortality", a book and accompanying CD of four of her signature Japanese ghost stories. Presented in text with full color woodblock illustrations, these tales of passion and pathos are imbued with a modern sensibility grounded in the depths of legend. With music by renowned jazz pioneer Mark Izu. Mermaids reflect the last vestiges of goddess and matriarchal religious practices: they live independently from men, they are self-sufficient and they are fiercely strong. They are not necessarily kind or beautiful; nor do they need or want to be rescued from their isolation from men. Mermaids are usually simultaneously cherished and feared: they are attractive and terrifying.


Get your advance sales copy at the Performance, November 11 & 12. $20.00
For more information: 415-221-0601 * sarahflorida at earthlink.net



7/4/2005



Also, Bishop Joey Reccomends San Francisco Mime Troupe's 2005 Season! Go to the Mime Troupe schedule for details . . . .





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