Bear In Maryland.
I see what you did there. Well done!
I’ve seen it said that it might have worked better as a Cirque de Soleil style show — music and highly choreographed acrobatics — instead of a traditional Broadway show.
Only the first one from Texas is true. Everything else is hypothetical legislation based on the Texas law.
I did find a credit card in a library book once. It was expired, but it’s still not something I’d use as a boomark.
I think I took it back to the library and said, “If anyone is looking for this…”
I had heard that story for years, but I only recently heard Dolly state what I had long suspected: it was a drag contest. I believe she also said it wasn’t, strictly, a Dolly Parton look-a-like contest, but a drag competition where all the queens impersonated female celebrities. So, she pretended to be a drag queen dressed as Dolly Parton.
I think that might account for why she didn’t win: drag competitions aren’t about subtlety; the point is to be over-the-top. Perhaps Dolly was just herself on the stage (admittedly, Dolly isn’t an especially subtle person) while her competitors were being outlandish.
I have no idea if she revealed to them that she actually was Dolly Parton.
The thing that impresses me most about this is it’s been at least thirty years since I first heard this story, so that means she entered a drag contest decades before drag became something acceptable in the eyes of the general public. And Dolly loves the drag queens that impersonate her and regularly says they’re prettier than she’ll ever be.
There’s also a Barbra Streisand concert album where she says something like, “I’m so glad to be here in New York during the Gay Games. Why. there’s so many guys who impersonate me I can go out on the street without being recognized! Just this morning, I heard a couple talking. She said, ‘Marvin, look, it’s Bah-bra Streisand!’ And he said, ‘Blanche, that’s the fifth one you’ve seen today. This one’s not even close!’”
Was it Jon Stewart that said state legislatures have become the meth labs of democracy?
Sometimes, I suspect that, when Vinton Cerf (if any one person can claim to have “invented the internet”, it’s him) and Tim Berners-Lee (creator of the first web browser) wake up in the morning, they go to their computers, look at what their work has wrought, and think, “I should have studied dentistry.”
This isn’t an airport. You don’t gave to announce your departure.
Besides the old joke that ends with “I sent you a car, a boat, and a helicopter”, there’s a passage from the Bible that’s relevant. specifically Matthew 4:5-7. It’s from Christ’s temptation in the desert.
5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6 “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:
“‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’”
7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”
I think the clear message of that is, “Don’t be stupid and expect God to protect you.”
You want God to protect you? He sent you Dr. Fauci and you bore false witness against him. He sent you three different vaccines, and you chose to listen to false prophets and swallow horse dewormer instead. He told you “love thy neighbor as thyself” and “whatever you do unto the last and least of these, you do unto Me”, and you compared social distancing and face masks to the Holocaust.