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Emmett Trades Me Kill You in Your Sleep Teddy Lamp for Single Parent Paper Bag Skeleton Puppet Costume

Emmett and Rosalie doin' a bARTer Sauce trade
Kill You in Your Sleep Teddy Bear Lamp
Kill You in Your Sleep Teddy Bear Lamp

Emmett came over to our studio during the First Thursday Art Walk on my birthday to trade me this awesome Kill You in Your Sleep Teddy Bear Lamp.

I gave him a Single Parent Paper Bag Skeleton Puppet Costume that Brit made in honor of some small paper bag puppets that Emmett traded her about a year ago while they both competed in the Live bARTer Sauce trade made onstage at The People's Republic of Komedy Laffhole show. I didn't trade with either of them. But they did trade with each other.

Brit Trades me Single Parent Paper Bag Skeleton Puppet for A Steampunk Box to Put Things In

Brit and Emmett trading with each other -- and not  The Sauce
Single Parent Paper Bag Skeleton Puppet Costume
Single Parent Paper Bag Skeleton Puppet Costume
Single Parent Paper Bag Skeleton Puppet Costume
Single Parent Paper Bag Skeleton Puppet Costume
Single Parent Paper Bag Skeleton Puppet Costume
Single Parent Paper Bag Skeleton Puppet Costume

Brit and I go way back. We used to work together at Intiman Theatre. She designed the bARTer Sauce logo.

We've consumed beers at the same time together. She's the one who got Colin's unfortunate paper mache hedgehog and finally ripped it open to find the surprise inside.

And once, just once, I convinced her to get on stage at a Laffhole show and tell me a story about an item she wanted to trade to bARTer Sauce.

Eric Gives Me the Jazz Singer Painting that Wants to Eat his Girlfriend in Exchange for Double Vaginas

bARTer Sauce Trade
bARTer Sauce Trade

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!

I feel much better now.

"Double Vaginas" is gone. It is no longer in my living room right across from the chair I sit in while we watch television.

I don't know if I'll ever be able to forgive Ben for bringing that into my life. Normally I wouldn't mind. Normally. But this one hung around for quite awhile. Plus, it's huge. HUGE.

Asian Doll Sculpture

Life Sized Asian Doll With Her Hands Out
Life Sized Asian Doll With A Can Of Pabst Blue Ribbon In Her Hand

So Lauri lost the Laffhole contest, but somehow I manage to convince most of the folks who compete at Laffhole to trade with me anyway.

Lauri was no exception.

Her original offer for the Turntables (that's what I gave away at Laffhole) was the Asian doll sculpture, a haunted tiki punchbowl set and shoes left in her car by the crack whore who stole it.

When she didn't win the turntable, the trade offer was reduced to just the large, heavy item that she didn't want to bring home.

Lauri Trades me 5' Tall Asian Woman Sculpture for Barbie Monster Fish

Lauri and Rosalie trading Barbie Fish Monster for an Asian Statue
Asian statue in the trunk of our car

So Lauri lost the Laffhole competition

But just barely.

I don't think she really wanted to haul this sculpture/doll thing back home again, so I traded her backstage. Okay, okay, I'm making it sound like I wasn't jumping up and down yelling, "Oh, come on! Trade me! Come on!" which I wasn't. At least not on the outside.

I gave Lauri the prized Barbie Monster Fish that I got from Ariane who lives in Wyoming and made a cardboard cutout of me. Lauri better take really good care of it. Or she'll have me to deal with.

Credit Card Costume

Giant Credit Card Relaxing On A Sofa With A Woman
Giant Credit Card Making What Might Be Financial Based Gang Signs
Giant Credit Card Ready To Fight You And Your Bad Credit

An anonymous donor (who purportedly found this credit card costume somewhere) showed up at Laffhole on 10/10/07.

I can't even tell you their story because it's so top secret and confidential.

OOooooooohhhhhhhhh....

Intrigue.

It's perfect for Halloween.

Oh, and the credit card is expired.

HA!

Anonymous Donor Trades me a Credit Card Costume for Turntables

bARTer Sauce Live On Stage Trade
bARTer Sauce Live On Stage Trade

Laffhole.

Laffhole.
Laffhole.

I did another trade live, onstage at Laffhole on 10/10/07. Those guys are so much fun.

This anonymous donor came by and offered me this expired credit card costume. S/he was the crowd favorite - is it because of the costume? Sexy credit card legs? Her/His good credit? The dance s/he did while wearing it?

The winner of the Laffhole trade competition is ADAM!

Man With Cockfighting Painting Woman With Popsicle Stick Lamp
Man With Cockfighting Painting Woman With Popsicle Stick Lamp

I met Adam at a Christmas party where a fight broke out over who got to trade me for Arndt Bow's tombstone.

No one got it...and no one was injured...they had to agree that neither of them would trade me for it for the sake of their friendship.

Adam and Ashley are awesome and artistic and make fantasticfortune telling cards that we have hanging all around our bathroom mirror. I invited (forced) them to come to Laffhole to offer me a trade item live on stage. They did it. And WON!

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