Peanut Gallery

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  1. jgoodguy

    jgoodguy Webmaster Staff Member Administrator

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    peanut gallery
    The term originated back in the theatre, where the cheapest seats were those way at the bottom floor and where people purchased peanuts because they were the cheapest snack. If they disapproved of the performance, they would throw the peanuts.

    Howdy Doody, a show that started in the 1940's (not 50's), the children in the crowd were considered the "Peanut Gallery."​

    My memories of the Peanut Gallery is a warm one based on my experience as a pre schooler watching B&W TV in the 1950s. When I studied theater in college, I saw Peanut Gallery as part of its history. It is part of Vaudville history,

    Today I see it as a lighter-hearted way of having a polite but rough and tumble discussion and debate. After all, I am protecting the presenters from interruption, I also need to allow free expression and a means to collect questions to ask the presenter. I may even provide peanut emojis.


    Thanks.
     
  2. rittmeister

    rittmeister trekkie in residence Staff Member

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    called rasierloge (shaving seats) here because you had to raise your head like having a shave to see anything [​IMG]
     
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  3. Matt McKeon

    Matt McKeon Well-Known Member

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    My first thrown peanut: Good intro to the Levin book, look forward to following the Conference Thread.
     
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  4. rittmeister

    rittmeister trekkie in residence Staff Member

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    how about eggs, rotten or otherwise? [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  5. jgoodguy

    jgoodguy Webmaster Staff Member Administrator

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    Virtual good, physical may mess up the monitor.
     
  6. Wehrkraftzersetzer

    Wehrkraftzersetzer Hüter des Reinheitsgebotes

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    so do tomatoes, and street collected artificial dog shit

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  7. Nitti

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    grammar. Is something for the peanut gallery.there were three capitals of the confederacy and with the election in montgomery,ala. All three capitals now have black mayors.ironic I think.
     
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  8. rittmeister

    rittmeister trekkie in residence Staff Member

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    nope - just!
     
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