Ah happy memories. It was such a blast to ride up to Milwaukee with Tracy Tyler to perform at the Pridefest Milwaukee celebration, an event that started out with a torrential downpour and ended with fireworks in Tracy’s jaw dropping number.
An hour after arriving to our hotel, I called Tracy to see when she wanted to head out to the event and she already had a romantic visitor in her room! She even put him on the phone to prove that he was there.
–Click here to see a photo gallery of our show and after-party at Stir in Milwaukee.
We set her up with bear comedian Marc Peurye, who co-hosts the comedy night every Wednesday at 9:30pm, McDunna’s Pub in Chicago.
A new study by Sweden’s Karolinska Institute suggests gay men’s brains are similar to straight women’s and that lesbians’ brains are like men’s. The researches announced on Monday that queers and their hetero counterparts share some characteristics in the area of the brain responsible for emotion, mood and anxiety, highlighting some of the potential underpinnings of sexuality.
I’m not sure where trannies fit into this unusual equation, but it certainly would be interesting to see them included in the study, don’t you think? Although Tracy does say she has a woman’s brain in a man’s body and we believe her. Still, I’d like to see what’s in that skull of hers.
Sock Monkey Obama- the controversy over a Utah company’s sock doll fashioned after the 2008 Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama raises some important questions about racism and how we collectively feel about the man who will most likely be the next President of the United States.
Is comparing Obama to a monkey racist or is it just a reaction to seeing a politician with big ears? After all, President George W Bush was compared to a monkey millions of times and the monkeys never complained.
The NAACP, who made the news last year by staging a mock funeral for the “N-word” responded by calling the toy ‘‘pure racism at its extreme.’’
The toy makers issued a response saying they meant no harm by it, and were only tying their affection for Obama to the children’s toy they grew up with.
Obviously the racism and inequality we live with won’t disappear overnight if the country elects its first black President (not counting Bill Clinton). Will people use the political success of Barak Obama as a way to diffuse any argument over racism in America today?
“We have a black president = we are no longer racist.”
I think one good way to fight racism is to start talking about it. If a silly doll raises this topic, it can’t be a bad thing.
Say hello to Plutoids. Not a spicy mint, but a new term for dwarf planets such as Pluto.
The International Astronomical Union feels bad that they took the title of planet away from Pluto so they came up with a new term for not quite a planet, not quite an asteroid- plutoid. We should all be so lucky to have a international association of scientists pondering the meaning of our own mass, shape and weight.
Check out Tracy in Sweeney Todd the Musical- playing Friday, Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays 2pm until June 28th at the Actors Theater Company at 1125 W. Loyola Avenue in Chicago.
A roller coaster of fun- Feast of Fools.
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