Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Term for a Hard Day: to do the heavy lifting

to do the heavy lifting- -a day or period of hard work (unloading trucks, carrying couches to the fifth floor)..."we had some heavy lifting to do," "We already did the heavy lifting.”

Perils of Stagehanding: to get dinged

to get dinged--to get hit, usually on the head

Monday, January 26, 2015

Respect for the Old Timers: "When the scenery was made out of wood and the men were made out of steel"

"When the scenery was made out of wood and the men were made out of steel"--mocking line when an older stagehand starts telling a story about how tough stagehands used to be. "Wheels hadn't even been invented yet when I started in the business, sonny."

Term of the Moment: underminer

underminer--stagehand who will undermine other members of the crew for personal advancement or because he/she can't help him or herself.

Term of the Whiny Moment: Debbie Downer

Debbie Downer-- constant complainer. SHOULD be used for both sexes. Based on the old SNL skit.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Term of the Day: Anecdotage

anecdotage--nonmedical explanation for the condition of an older stagehand who tells the same five stories over and over again, usually with him/her as the hero/heroine of the story or airing old grievances, often with most people in the story dead or retired.

Term of the Moment: fluffer

fluffer--prop person who is skilled with fabric goods (drapes, pillows and bedspreads). Has different meaning in porn world.