Projectile Vomiting Into A Bright Future

Mr. Creosote (Terry Jones) is having a hard time keeping things down in "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life."

I don’t know Cody Juttlestad, but I’m guessing he’s a pretty cool guy.

I mean, anyone who is capable of building an award-winning projectile vomit device has skills for which I am envious.

What am I talking about? I came across this in the Sioux City Journal today:

AMES, Iowa — Students and faculty from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, and Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa, were honored at the Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Ames, Iowa, Jan. 15-21.

USD student Cody Juttlestad of Yankton, S.D., was honored for special effects and his design of a projectile vomit device he created for “God of Carnage.” As a recipient of this honor, Juttlestad also received an all-expenses trip to Las Vegas to observe and learn from industry professionals in crafts and properties.

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Unfortunately, I didn’t make it over to Vermillion to see USD’s recent production of “God of Carnage” (which happens to now be a film called “Carnage” directed by Roman Polanski).
From reviews of the film, I had heard about the infamous projectile vomit scene. It’s good to know that one of Yankton’s own helped make that scene memorable in the local production — good enough that it is being recognized by his peers.
My own favorite projectile vomit scene would have to be the one from “Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life.” You know, where Mr. Creosote warns, “Better get a bucket, I’m gonna throw up,” before really making a mess of things and finally exploding?
Yeah, that is a classic, boys and girls. See for yourself.
In all seriousness, it sounds like Cody is going to get a cool learning experience out of winning the competition. Congratulations!
Years from now, when you are a veteran in the special effects business, you can tell young students how a projectile vomit device put you in the spotlight. That, my friend, is going to be a cool day.

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