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Name: Tom Mad Hatter Quaranto
Sent: Fri May 17 2002 09:37 PM
This is for smiles. :))) 185 improv students walk into a bar. The bar tender says I can't serve 185 improv students so the 185 improv students say, I agree but let me add the olive in that martini is winking at me!!!!
Name: Tom "superfan" Morris
Sent: Thu May 16 2002 03:59 AM
the message board needs some happiness here are some smiles :) ;) %) :P "Come on get happy!" Yeah, Yeah
Name: Tom (Mad Hatter) Quaranto
Sent: Wed May 15 2002 01:20 PM
I don't think anyone should slam wes or steve for their opinions, nor me for mine. I think people should read the posts in possible side effects they are under the heading those boys in knoxville are stiring up trouble, and if they feel they were anything but satire then I regret that. I don't think anyone should think less of Einstein Simplified here or in New Jersey,over this. Nor do I feel the remarks by wes or steve were representative of Einstien Simplified simply their views on the matter. I myself was taken aback by this situation and reread the posts with my wife and frankly we thought they were funny. However wes makes a good point that humor over the computer does not translate well, which I should have considered. I did say I would not comment but since wes was kind enough to write further I wanted to respond. I like all the performers in Einstein without exception and despite this particular unfortunate incident. I to have been guilty of being carried away by the moment so since I to am guilty of the same behavior how can I condem it in someone else.
City: Take Two
Sent: Wed May 15 2002 12:34 PM
Well Hell's bells. The following was supposed to be within the two little 's in the last message but since I used those little s it must have thought I was html'ing or something and ommitted my text. Who knows? "THE ABOVE COMMENTS represent the opinions of Wes Hope Enterprises, LLC and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of other members of Einstein Simplifed, its partners, and subsidiaries. Blah blah blah. See how easy that is?"
Sent: Wed May 15 2002 12:31 PM
Sit down. This is all I am going to say about this. This is regarding a reply I made to several postings by Tom Quaranto, aka Madhatter, on another improv groups' site. His message below this is in response to that message and Steve's earlier posting. To see the Possible Side Effects (PSE) message board go to: http://www.possiblesideeffects.com/learn/messages/message_board.asp My beef is the fact that you sold yourself as a student and fan of Einstein Simplified and then immediately began to berate another improv group. I don't care what you think of them and could even care less if you post your thoughts on their message boards. But DO NOT associate Einstein Simplified with your opinions. Even if you THINK you were joking. Humor and sarcasm do not usually translate well once typed out and re-read on a computer screen. Todd pointed out to me this morning that he saw posts that you had made on PSE's website. I read them and was furious. Like Steve said, we get into our own fights well enough on our own. We don't need anyone's help. And to the folks in New Jersey, it doesn't matter if your are a fan, student, or member of the troupe. They associate your postings with the name Einstein Simplified. Postings which rambled from everything to calling PSE "stinky" to making fun of their state and callind New Jerseyites dense. Who knows what kind of opinions could have been formed about our group? Maybe we aren't the best improv group in the country. And it is rare that we do get the chance to all get together and do festivals, BUT when we do, the last thing we need is for other people to look down on us for our behavior (or behavior that they associate with us). We are not prima donnas who think that Einstein Simplified is the holier-than-thou end-all to improv comedy. But some of us wouldn't mind if this was a full time job. We don't want to ostracize anyone that could make that a reality. I am fighting to keep our name in good standing with other performers and their groups. On the subject of respect: I do apologize for slamming you so hard. Who the hell am I to judge? Somedays I'm funny, others I'm not. Like I said above, we may not be the funniest act in the world, but we are the funniest in town and like the song says, we're funnier than you are. Simple as that. I'm not trying to be big-headed, but we've been around for 7+ years and regularly pack the house. We know our stuff. My attacks were written in the heat of the moment, something several mistakes in my past should have taught me to avoid. So before anyone in the group or fanbase thinks so, let me state that those were MY opinions. Please do not feel insulted enough to never come back to another show. So to sum up for everyone: Don't represent yourself falsely as a spokesperson for Einstein Simplified intinially or likewise, don't get overly offended by individual's, like Steve or Wes' comments, drink 6 glasses of milk per day, and Wes gets the opportunity to be a real prick only once in a blue moon, so let him enjoy it. Any comments or questions please direct toward me. Thank and good night. Yours in peace and harmony, Wes Hope HopeFoto@hotmail.com <> PS: Thanks again for the chair loyal fans.
Name: Tom Quaranto
Sent: Wed May 15 2002 10:21 AM
To Einstein Simplified and friends. I wish to apologise to you for causing any unhappiness. I was goofing with the other people and was very clear I was a student. I wanted to talk to other improvs and they wrote a message about them boys in knoxville that I responded to. I have written to other improvs with no problem. I thought the logo copy was unfair to you and they should have simply responded to me as they liked in their message boards. Thats simply my opinion. I enjoyed the class whether or not as was stated I have no talent, or am a pinhead. The problem is easily solved I will simply withdraw from further comment, mahattens or class. Despite the comments I enjoyed Einsteins performances. I have only one last comment, walk a mile in someone elses shoes before you condem them.
Name: Steven Denton
Sent: Wed May 15 2002 09:36 AM
Hey everybody, thanks for your support and voting for us all the time, we do appreciate it! It seems that someperson who shall remain nameless is using our good name to incite trouble on the website of Possible Side Effects, an improv troupe out of NJ. To this person I say, "STOP IT NOW!" WE love our fans and supporters, but do not drag our name thru the mud or use us to stir up trouble. This person needs to get a life and stop using our name to pick fights, we do that well enough (especially me), so KNOCK IT OFF PINHEAD!
Sent: Sat May 11 2002 01:38 PM
Name: Paul Simmons
City: Knoxville, TN
Sent: Sat May 11 2002 03:59 AM
To the entire 2002 Improv class I send my congratulations and thanks. The show on Thursday night was great; it showed that you payed attention in class. It was a pleasure to have you all in class and I was very proud of your performance, or final exam as it were. The next class will most likely be in the fall, check the Updates and News for information. Paul
Sent: Fri May 10 2002 08:55 PM
Just wanted to thank the improv class for a fun six weeks. Paul, thanks for the diploma--just wish I had a mortarboard. And, of course, I have to leave my song for my improv classmates: We performed on Thursday, and it was so fun Da do run run run, da do run run And now that it's over, I wish it weren't done Da do run run run, da do run run Da do do Yeah, Justin didn't show his bun(s) And a horny bull there was none A bidet washes the butt, Jeff, hon Da do run run run da do run run And for Paul: I saw him each Thursday and his name was Paul Da do run run run da do run run He taught a great class, we had a ball da do run run run da do run run Da do do Yeah, he has a lot of gall da do do And he's not afraid to take a fall da do do He would tell us give it your all Da do run run run da do run run See you Tuesday!
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