Went to a pretty magical Burlesque last night.
Acrobatics, cellos, crossdressers, traditional tattooed ladies with stripteases, bearded women, little people, bears, etc.
Scariest and most attractive bellydancer ever.
Till the end.
Then they started soliciting for people to staple money to the little person.
“When ever in your life will you again have the chance to staple 20s to a DWARF!”
Did they see this on Jackass or some bullshit? It can’t be real.
I only watched for a few minutes, thinking there must be a catch or a trick to it. Plus I was waiting for the raffle.
Nope. It was real. Somehow, they decided wiping down the bills with alcohol swabs made it sanitary. Even though there was blood on the stapler. His back, side, head, everywhere that they stapled him. i do not even want to go into the Blood-borne Pathogens talk. 10 dollars, he picks where you staple it; for 20, you pick. Anything but face and genitals. Wow. So sad. I am sure this is only the beginning of the kind of depraved things marginalized people in freak shows did 100 years ago. But this is now. Are we really this fucked up?
My date left, disgusted.
I felt guilty for staying.
But an observation: the only ones that actually wanted to staple him, were 25-35 year old drunk white guys.
He got more money though, from women of all ages that patted him and apologized, as they put money in his g-string.
I won the $100 tattoo gift certificate.
But I think it cost me more from my soul to stay for the drawing.