Lent is finally over, so all of you who have been behaving and making my job hard, you are free to go back to being your bad selves. I mean I just hate to encourage such, but a gossip columnist needs people to you know, create gossip, so help Boozie out here.
I do have a couple of reports from over the Easter weekend, though it seems most of you were too busy dying eggs instead of actin up. But you can still enjoy this small basket of Easter treats I put together for you.
Passionate re-enactment scares some, moves others
For the last couple of years, some residents have been a bit alarmed by the sound of whips and drums and screams in Latin coming from a couple of Midtown residential neighborhoods. It seems a local church organization was performing a re-enactment of the crucifixion around 9 p.m. on Good Friday, and let’s just say it was very accurate in its gruesome portrayal of the events, according to my spies.
One resident said he jumped every time the whip cracked. This year, residents were expecting it more but last year, some were so startled and didn’t know what was going on, the police were called. Though once the officer figured out what was happening, he decided just to keep on going. Probably a good call.
Some of the residents who were actually expecting it this year said it was a touching re-enactment, but you always want to give your neighbors a heads up if you are going to be nailing someone to a cross in your front yard.
The Last Southern Gentleman tells it like it is
For all of you who enjoy the humor of local playwright Thomas Perez and his South of the Salt Line Theater troupe, you will enjoy a series of web chats he has on youtube, with a new character known as “The Very Last Southern Gentleman.” (Search it and you’ll find it.) Perez’s works include “Society Shell” and “Don’t Frack with Society Shell,” which of course featured MiMo’s beloved Griffith Service Station.
And his most recent was “When the Saints go Marching into Cockroach Hall,” all of which take jabs at some of the more ridiculous elements of Mobile society, especially “Old Mobile.”
But his “Last Gentleman” series takes on national issues as well, including his commentary on the happenings in the Indiana state house. They are a must see for any of Perez’s fans, but the language can be a bit “salty” at times, so be careful if watching it at work.
I like nice feet and I cannot lie
You know we like to peruse the “Missed Connections” on Craigslist to see if there is anything entertaining. Though this week, I saw some pictures of a self-described “tranny” who was advertising his Easter specials and also showing, um, the tool he uses in his trade (Why can’t I unsee this? Yikes!), it seems another young man has fallen in love with a dancer at The Candy Store but has a sense of humor about it.
The title of his post was “I’m in love with a striperrrrrr lol.” Not sure why the “lol” was necessary or the extra “rrrr”s but whatever. He said he wanted a lap dance but apparently didn’t get one. However, he was impressed with how nice her feet were, which are generally the body parts focused on in such establishments, so that’s understandable. Hopefully the two can play footsie real soon. LOL.
Anyway, that’s all I got this time. I expect a whole lot more post-Lenten action from you guys, so you better not disappoint me. Just remember whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous, or some plain stripperrrr lovin’, I will be there. Ciao!