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The Tour: Monday and Tuesday

February 28, 2007

Cross-posted from Molly and Jen’s Tour Blog:

And now, I present you with photographs, in rough chronological order, much like the multiple choice questions on the AP US History exam.

From my show on Monday at New Orleans-themed bar, The Red & The Black:

The Palace of Wonders is a vaudeville and sideshow-themed venue which, amazingly, happens to be directly next door to The Red & The Black, which neither of us knew when we booked our shows. From Molly’s Dr. Sketchy’s on Tuesday at The Palace of Wonders with Amber Ray (who took the bus down from New York and will be here til Friday):

Look, we’re not saying we’re good photographers. World, listen to us: our job is to BE photographed! How did this happen that we’re taking photos of each other’s with my circa 1997 digital camera? OTHER people are supposed to do that and then email us impossibly flattering photos of ourselves. If you have a degree in a subject that ends in the word “theory,” come along and “other” us.

To conclude, here are some things I have learned so far:

  • Free red beans and rice with two-drink minimum is a fantastic policy for a bar. Several times throughout Monday night, I’d see someone look over at someone else’s food and say “Rrr, one more drink and that’ll be free!” (I’m pretty sure you could buy two drinks for less than the price of buying the red beans and rice outright)
  • In DC, many streets are named with letters and numbers, which implies a logical grid system. There is, in fact, a logical grid system. However, if you are accustomed to New York’s different but also logical grid system, in which, for instance, if you go west on E 42nd St, it will turn into W 42nd St., you will be very disappointed when you, in your Ford Taurus rental, drive east on 12th St NW hoping to get to 12th St NE.
  • Even burlesque dancers’ areolas are not immune from body makeup.



4 Responses to “The Tour: Monday and Tuesday”

  1. Matt Penn on February 28th, 2007 9:16 pm

    While I agree with you, as usual, that free red beans & rice is even better than the usual fare of peanuts or pretzels one might find at most bars, DC can hardly take credit for the “innovation”. I went to college in New Orleans, so I know.

    The tradition of eating red beans & rice started in Louisiana among the Creoles. Because the day after sabbath was always wash day and there was therefore more work than usual to do what with hanging laundry, ironing linens, mending, folding, etc., red beans & rice was a “leftover” from the previous day’s traditional post-church dinner that was relatively simple to prepare in large quantity. The custom of eating red beans & rice on Mondays is so engrained in New Orleans tradition, in fact, that Louis Armstrong was known to sign autographs, “Red Beans & Ricely Yours”.

    When I was an undergrad at Tulane back in the previous geological epoch, my buddies and I used to go Monday nights to watch MNF in the Rathskellar of the University Center, where one could get half-price drafts and all the red beans & rice he could eat. It was a pretty good deal if you were otherwise broke but tired of all those fucking Ramen noodles.

    (Ah, the sinister glissando of the years!)

    Anyway. . .

    Your post about the new glasses proved to be truth in advertising!

    Regards to Miss Crabapple,

  2. Anonymous on February 28th, 2007 10:25 pm

    why would Molly be semi-nude again … and how do ‘they’ actually keep those nipple-warmers not to fall down? I always wondered what would make me glue stuff on my boobs … if I had a pair.

  3. JenIsFamous on March 1st, 2007 5:44 am

    Molly was semi-nude because Monday’s show, “Jennifer Dziura’s Comedy Rock Star Sex Party,” involved rock bands as well as Molly’s burlesque act.

    Pasties are glued or attached with double-sided tape.


  4. hoverFrog on March 2nd, 2007 1:19 pm

    Not to focus too much on Molly’s boobs but double sided tape? Really? Doesn’t it hurt when it’s removed (and not in a good way) and isn’t there always the possibility in a warm environment that the tape could get damp and lose it’s stickiness?

    OK, I lied. I really was focusing on Molly’s boobs.

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