Thursday, March 20, 2008

What's Up Doc?

What with all the Doc talk lately, I got wild and emailed him last night.  He emailed back this morning.

Dear Lisa:
So nice to hear from you. Yes, I'm still at Ship, the longest serving faculty member here. Ergo, I get to carry the Mace each commencement. When anyone asks me when I will retire, with one eloquent gesture I reveal my physical, mental and emotional age ,as I scratch my head with my extended middle finger. I'm still having too much fun. In my profession, if you retire, you're dead. Perhaps you are not aware, there are other groups of Masquers who hold reunions. Chief among these are the annual gatherings in Columbia, Maryland, celebrating Sheri Cohen's extended remission from Hodgekin's Lymphoma. I do attend these. As for creativity, look me up in YouTube. Search for william20326 and you'll find lots there. My most successful muisc video is "Maria Maria", over 15000 hits so far. Unhappily I have yet to exceed Chris Crawford's tearful plea on behalf of Britney Spears or a notable Mindanao Island's prison population's dancing en masse to Michael Jackson's "Thriller". But we'll see. And then of course you will find many other comments about me in a web site called "Ship Underground". Ah, the minutes will pass by like hours. Believe it or not, they have temporarily moved me back to my old Masquers office in the rear of MA. This summer, however,  I'm back in Dauphin, third floor this time. Doug Bietsch is collecting data as experienced by old timers like you over the twenty or so years since he himself started with the club. He concludes that we certainly had an influence over quite a number of people. Doug would like to hear from all of you.
Dr. Kingsley


BING! said...

What a gem, Lisa! Thanks so much for making the effort and posting that.
How many of you earned an "I survived Kingsley" T-shirt? I got 2of them - one for his Acting class and the other in Voice and Diction.
Hell, if you paid attention during ensemble or during the run of one of his shows, it wasn't that hard.
"Oh no, Joe, don't go home alone in the snow!" Every time I hear an Avril Lavigne song, I think of Doc because she has the chronically nasal O.

BING! said...

Watching him carry the mace at commencement must be a laugh and a half (insert loud cackle here).

Kimberly said...

Thank you Lisa for emailing and posting! It is sooo cool to hear from Doc! So is he going to start blogging with us? I can't wait to check out YouTube.

And where is Doug? We would love to hear from him too!

BING! said...

Just looked at the Ship Underground site. It's really sad these college kids can't spell worth a damn. Not to mention some immature attitudes.
One thing hasn't changed - you either love Doc or you hate him. You can't be on the fence about it.

CatherineCZ said...

OMFG! I finally had a chence to check out these sites. First of all, WHEN did Doc become Latino with the YouTube stuff? I don't get it.

LOVED the comments on the Ship Underground page. This one is my favorite: "Kingsley is insane. For starters he's a cross between the drill sergeant from Full Metal Jacket and the Cryptkeeper."

But Bing, I never got a tee-shirt. What a gyp!

CatherineCZ said...

Okay, I also love this one: "Satan would be scared"