Thanks to our Twitter-buddy Anna Undercover for tipping us off to the existence of a series of events called "Naked Girls Reading," which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: fully undressed burlesque performers read works of literature of their choosing (a look at their selections reveals that pretty girls enjoy everything from Baudelaire to the Twilight books). The series will be featured at the Toronto Burlesque Festival this week and here's an excerpt from an article published in The Globe and Mail:
"Everyone concedes that many NGR first-timers come because of shock value, but to their surprise, as Horra [executive producer of the festival] says, they discover that pretty girls can read."
Chip: "Indeed, I was under the impression that all pretty women were functionally illiterate."
You can visit the official website of Naked Girls Reading here (though you should be warned that it does contain images of naked girls reading):
The boys are thinking about roadtripping to Seattle for a September event called "How To: Naked Girls read Instructions, Recipes, Manuals, and other informative texts."
With any luck, we'll see some titties AND learn how to work our new Iphone4's.
Our time on Twitter continues to surprise and delight us. We spent weeks hoping that the Rooftop Vigilantes would eventually notice and follow us, and that time finally came a few days ago (making us feel as hip as we have ever felt before).
But perhaps our most interesting follower this week is a member of Larryville's BDSM community. His site is called Dominez Vous and described as "Twitter from the point of view of a BDSM Dom with 15 years of experience and 2 wonderful subs under His guidance."
A few sample tweets:
"The storms are passing through #Lawrence. Nothing to do but try out some new nipple clamps!"
"How many of you know what it's like to wake up in the morning and have 2 beautiful women ready to serve you? It's good to be the king! #BDSM"
"I'm not looking forward to the frat boys, but the sorositutes can be a lot of fun sometimes! :D"
A chorus of concerned Larryville conservatives: "This sounds weird, Richard. Get off of Twitter and alert the authorities!"
Chip: "So you're telling me there's a guy in town who keeps sorostitutes on a leash?"
More or less, Chip! Follow the Twitter feed here:
Note: We know that some of you love our Style Scout coverage, but we're largely moving on to other concerns. Yes, we realize that today's Style Scout contains a profile of the lovely Katy Seib.l's sister, but oddly we don't have anything particularly hilarious to say about it, so we'll just encourage you to drop by Lawrence.com and check it out for yourself. She has a belly-button piercing!