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Lefty on July 6, 2006 at 9:11 am

There’s a great new musical called Godfellas (like Goodfellas!), which will soon be touring California. It got a standing ovation from the really cool (and still sane) people of San Francisco. Here’s the story as outlined by the show’s press release:

Imagine a nation where religious fervor runs hot, and rhetoric runs hotter. Where belief has replaced reason, and where Liberty and Justice play a broken second fiddle to an all powerful, omniscient, omnipresent military-industrial God complex. That’s the nation Reverend C.B. De Love wants. That’s also the nation where shy civics teacher Angela Franklin finds herself. In her struggle to stop the coming Theocracy, will Angela go too far? In her zeal to destroy the opiate of the masses, will she make a religion out of her anti-religion, joining the ranks of the Gangsters for God? Or will she see the folly of blind faith in anything – even the Constitution – and return to Reason?

So they basically made the Christians into murderous mafia thugs intent on creating a theocracy. That is so right on, dude! And making their nemesis an atheist librarian was nothing short of genius, my friends. One day I’ll write something amazing like that and somebody like Frank Rich will be like, “Dude, you rock.” But first I’m going to have to get out of my mom’s basement, though. It’s a little hard to get a plan together right now with the purple haze in full effect, if you know what I mean. That and I’m always broke because my so-called friends keep bogarting my stash. Not cool, Trevor!

Anyway, here are a few pics from this tour-de-force musical comedy:

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Personally, I think it looks a bit too subtle, but that’s probably just me. I like comedy where the good guys and the bad guys are clearly labelled, otherwise I get kinda bored. Like, did you see that move… You know the one with… Dang, it’ll come to me… Anyway, there are a lot of smart people in San Francisco, so it makes sense that this kind of high-brow stuff would be big there.

Wow, it really sucks that I don’t live in a thriving cultural center where people are creating great art and stuff. Still, it’s good to know our tax dollars are being used for something worthwhile:

Performances of the San Francisco Mime Troupe are made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of San Francisco Grants for the Arts, the San Francisco Arts Commission…

Time for some Captain Crunch. Exit stage Lefty…

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