Boomtown #1

The first screening of “Invisible Men Invade Earth” was an unqualified success.

I should say the first two screenings.

David’s video was scheduled to run at 7:00 p.m. However, due to the enthusiasm of the folks operating the projector, it began at 6:47, right after the Doc Bloc had finished.

Most of the audience had left the theater for the break, so very few saw “Invisible Men.” Just in time, however, the manager appeared and announced the mistake. And “Invisible Men” ran again at the official time.

Now about the unqualified success: The audience laughed. Those who saw it the first time returned after the break telling others, “It’s about a space ship and aliens and cats.” Then they watched and laughed again. So did newcomers.

I don’t know what David learned from the experience, but here’s what I took away from it: When making videos, cast cats in starring roles. Viewers laugh at cats, even when said cats do nothing but lie around being cats.

Viewers laughed at David’s script, too. One line in particular drew a roar. It elicited the same response during a showing for friends in our living room.

The laughter of friends is good.

But when strangers laugh, you know you’ve done something right.

And if David doesn’t know that, something is radically wrong. Because Mrs. Producer Davis has informed him of the fact at least ten times this evening alone.

13 thoughts on “Boomtown #1

    1. Glad you liked it. David will be pleased. William and Ernest would be pleased, but they’re cats and therefore are already pleased. Not much room for increase there.

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    1. Thanks much. It was one of David’s initial efforts. He’s having fun with his new hobby, and I’m tagging along.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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    1. Thanks. It’s nice when something you did for fun turns out to be a bit more than that. And gives you a chance to get out of town. (Not that I did anything, of course, besides watch.)

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  1. If you and your husband haven’t yet, you should read “Dogzilla” and Kat Kong” by Dav Pilkey. He uses pictures of his cats and dogs to illustrate the stories, and the words are very funny too.

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