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01-23-2004, 12:47 PM
Does anyone know where "Frontier Mortician" came from? Does it have a publisher or ISBN number anywhere? Need it for State Quals and such.
Let me know!
In the words of a great interper, "Most illegit piece ever..."
is it really an illegal piece?...i don't think my coach would allow an illegal piece i can prolly get the number
If you can - congrats. You will have done what many before haven't been able to.
i think you're right b/c our copy of the piece isn't a book or anything its just a piece of paper :oops:
01-24-2004, 12:42 PM
Techincally speaking, Frontier Mortician was originally published in "The Long-Awaited, Unofficial, Semi-Occasional Many Point Sing-Along Songbook -or- Music To Burn Logs By, Vols.1-4." While I do not have an ISBN number for it, you might want to contact Camp Many Point to see if they have a copy or futher information. Info can be found on their website at www.manypoint.org. Hope that helps.
01-24-2004, 04:54 PM
Frontier Mortician is currently out of print, even by those Minneapolis boy scouts from Many Point. I wouldn't try to pull off that piece at a place that needs an ISBN, because it really doesn't have one.
i have the isbn number yo yo yo!...and i'm serious....i don't think i'm giving it up either. :P
01-26-2004, 08:20 PM
You're so mean! :lol:
i'll give you all a hint...look in christian bookstores :P
01-27-2004, 03:46 PM
Could you please share...its not for me its for my friends piece for Districts
my teammate has frontier mortician..i dunno if i wanna help it become more common :P
the durango kid
01-27-2004, 07:25 PM
Oh come one. give the guy a break.
01-27-2004, 07:30 PM
it's way past common already. look at it like this, you've squashed a forensic urban myth if you've proved it's legit.
01-27-2004, 07:56 PM
Seriously...It would help a lot dude
all right...frontier mortician despite popular belief is not illegit...it was in fact printed in a christian skit book..my coach recently found the book at lifeway bookstore..as soon as i can get to school i'll get the isbn number on it...that way [sigh] you can do the piece at nats...but yea its a legit piece i'll come up with that isbn number tomorrow :D
01-28-2004, 10:03 PM
Thank you so much!!! My friend and I are in your debt...
01-31-2004, 12:39 PM
Hello, this is Jonathon Steward Pernisek, current performer of the HI piece, Frontier Mortician. I'm sorry to say this, but I'm afraid none of you are ever going to find the number for this peice, as it's extremely rare and, as far as I know, only my school holds the published piece. You can always try and find the book we have, which contains a bunch of Sunday School skits, but I wouldn't count on it. Have fun hunting, though!
02-02-2004, 04:23 PM
My question is, why mention that you even have the number if you have no intention of sharing it? That doesn't quite hold up. Trigger Mortis is a piece that's been used enough to where it doesn't really matter anyway. Why create conflict?
02-02-2004, 06:34 PM
Actually, I don't think the piece is called Trigger Mortis, but simply Frontier Mortician. Am I right on this one? I've heard it's funny in a corny way, but I have yet to see it be performed at any of the tournaments my team has gone to. Is it any good?
02-02-2004, 06:52 PM
::Smells A Future Posting Whore::
41 posts in 2 days.
02-02-2004, 08:53 PM
It is all in the performance...when ive seen it done it was really good
02-03-2004, 02:58 PM
Whatever the true title of the thing is, it's great when done right (whether I did it right or not last year, nobody knows). The delivery of the punchlines, which come about once every half-second, is key in establishing the script's 'mojo'. The thing can also be a devil to cut because there is a limit to just how corny of a piece judges can take.
02-03-2004, 06:04 PM
I think it has more to do with the judge's sense of humor. Sure, they say the judges aren't influenced by the piece's material, but I'm certain people get marked down because someone thinks a piece is either too corny and G-rated or racy and controversial.
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