Several months ago I was at Bonnie’s house and she mentioned that our city was upgrading to automated garbage trucks. I had no clue. She responded something along the lines of “Where the hell have you been?” I don’t follow local media. I don’t listen to the radio or read the newspaper. I really probably should, but I don’t. However, there’s some juicy stuff happening around town that has me interested and I feel the need to blog about it.
A local group called The Underground Theater is producing The Vagina Monologues and the community is going a little wild. Conservatives are going ape-shit about having the production shown at the theater to the point where they’ve threatened to pull funding from both the fine arts center and the other production company that are housed in the same building. An editor of the local newspaper even stated “The first amendment has limits in a small town.” WTFevah! Who the hell are they kidding?
After reading the craziness that’s surrounding the play I decided I had to see it. I wanted to several years ago when I was in Green Bay but just didn’t. I had to shoot off an IM to Bonnie to see if she wanted to join me. And, of course, since I don’t follow local media I had no idea that I lived in such a conservative town and needed her to correct me on that, too.
My thoughts about the drama surrounding the play: If they’re so damn worried about what this tiny little production stands for and the impression it will leave on their teenage children, to the point where they want to shut it down, perhaps they should take a walk into the local bar nicknamed The Dirty D that allows 18+ on Friday & Saturday nights. I bet some of the Stick Up Their Ass Conservatives would be shocked to see their teenage daughters getting dry gang banged by two dudes in the cage up on the stage while Get Loose by T.I. is bumping through the speakers.