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A Fistful of Flowers

Friends of my friends from Baltimore, the Baltimore Annex Theatre, are on tour right now with their play, A Fistful of Flowers. And it’s frickin awesome. I got to see it in Minneapolis and was really impressed at the way they paid homage to the western genre while totally mocking the racist and sexist stereotypes of the genre. Funny, engaging, and downright immersively spooky at times.

When I went to go see them, I feel like it came at an excellent time for me to realize: hey, I’m proud of my culture. I’m proud of the DIY/anarchoish/punk scene that I’m part of, and I’m glad that we’re actually a full culture, a segment of society as much as possible removed from the mainstream culture that offends and suffocates us. And fuck yeah, we have our own plays.

Their tourdates are below:

Sept. 19 Spokane @ Object Space
Sept. 20 Vancouver, BC @ Toast Collective
Sept. 21 Seattle @ Jewelbox
Sept. 22 Portland @ Working Theatre
Sept. 24- Oakland @ TBA
Sept. 25- San Francisco @ TBA
Sept 26 LA @ Echo Curio
Sept 28th Las Vegas @ TBA
Sept. 29 @ The Grand Canyon
Santa Fe- Sept. 30
El Paso- Oct. 1
Oct. 2 Fort Worth @ 1919 Hemphill
Oct 3rd Austin @ TBA
Oct. 4 Houston @ Super Happy Fun Land
Oct. 5 New Orleans @ TBA
Oct. 7 Huntsville AL @ Flying Monkey
Oct. 8 Nashville @ Little Hamilton Collective
Oct. 9 Knoxville @ Birdhouse Laboratories
Oct. 10 Asheville @ Bobo Gallery
Oct. 11 Stanton @ TBA
Oct. 12 Charlottesville @ The Bridge
Oct. 13 Harrisonburg @ Jeremiah’s house
Oct. 14 Shepheardstown @ TBA
Oct. 16 Baltimore @ TBA

86 percent of Americans tired of having a country

From The Onion:

“I already belong to a health club, a church, and the Kiwanis Club,” Tammy Golden of Los Angeles wrote. “I’m a member of the Von’s Grocery Super Savers, which gets me a discount on certain groceries. These are all well-managed organizations with real benefits. None of them send me a confusing bill once a year and make me work it out myself, then throw me in jail if I get it wrong.”