December 13th, 2006

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"Satire is the right hand of burlesque." - Voltaire

Voltaire was a dick but he's always good for a quote... Hey, I'm doing this Burlesque show on Thursday, aka tomorrow. Supposedly I "directed" it but only in the sense that Joe and I "directed" Look Ma No Pants or The Scrimshaw Show. A better description might be "herding cats". Still, it's going to be a fun show. Sadly, the city has been cracking down on burlesque. I'm still hazy on the details. I don't know if it's a license or zoning issue but the end result is no tassels or g-strings. The ladies have to wear full bras and opaque cheek hugging underpants. And to make sure we comply, The Man is sending some William Burroughs-esque flesh narc to watch for innappropriate glimpses of girl goodies. Ladies and gentlemen, your tax dollars are being well spent. Needless to say, with the pressure from the city, we could really use your support. So if you're not doing anything tomorrow night and you'd like to see some bawdy comedy, not to mention beautiful ladies in conservative underpants, this is the show for you!